Rev. Dr. Donald Longbottom, transitional senior pastor at Church of the Beatitudes United Church of Christ, recently presented Beatitudes Campus President and CEO Michelle Just with a check for $400,000.
“We are very grateful for the continuing strong partnership between the Church of the Beatitudes and Beatitudes Campus,” says Just. “Our alliance with church has been transformational for older adults.”
The beginnings of Beatitudes Campus can be traced back to a nursing home visit by Rev. Dr. Culver “Bill” Nelson, founding pastor at Church of the Beatitudes. The appalling conditions he witnessed led his congregation to sponsor an alternate retirement community. The congregation voted to build Beatitudes Campus even before the church built its own sanctuary. Today, Beatitudes Campus is nationally recognized as a center of excellence and leader in the field of aging services.
“Church of the Beatitudes’ history is rich with innovative outreach projects that have improved the lives of many people, including the founding of Beatitudes Campus,” says Longbottom. “We are bound together by our call to serve others in faith.”
Church of the Beatitudes pledged $1 million to Beatitudes Campus during the Greatest Generation Capital Campaign. The presentation of this check fulfilled that pledge.
Beatitudes Campus is a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community offering a wide spectrum of services for older people including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory support and home care services. Beatitudes Campus offers memory support services, and serves older adults across the spectrum of memory loss and dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, visit www.beatitudescampus.org.