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COLUMBIAN RETIREMENT HOME, INC. Outreach to KofC Wives, Sisters and Daughters

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

“Brother Knights should let the women in their family know we are here to help,” says Bro. Frank Pulice, President of Columbian Retirement home, Inc. (CRH). “Our COLUMBIAN SENIOR ADVISORY SERVICE (CSAS) provides certified professional advisors to answer questions on senior care decisions — at no charge to the caller.”

Geriatric studies report that women account for 60% to 75% of calls for assistance. The women inquiry on behalf of husbands, family members, friends and/or and themselves. By contrast, women account for only 25% of the calls to Columbian Senior Advisory Service.

“We realize now our outreach for CSAS goes through networks mostly seen by Knights,” says Bro. Pulice. “So we are asking each Knight to help us spread word to the women in his family about the free advisory services we offer.”

KofC statistics show that 60% of California Knights are age 55 or older. There are thousands of members dealing with senior housing and elder care decisions. Baby Boomers are beginning to make retirement housing decisions for themselves, and many are involved in elder care choices for their aging parents.

“We emphasize that families should obtain early information on senior services before they face a sudden elder care crisis,” says Carol Kinsel, CEO of Senior Care Solutions. Her company administers the CSAS program under contract to CRH. CRH’s contract administrator, Carol Kinsel finds resources for clients of the Columbian Senior Advisory Service.

Studies show that during a decision process women look at the wholepicture of what is best for a senior and his/her family, whereas men often focus more on the fi nancials and logistics. The CSAS advisors stand by to help families with research, resources, referrals and general advice.

CRH is stepping up its publicity to reach more women within the KofC networks. “Last year, we had promotional materials and door prizes at the Ladies Luncheon during the State Convention.

For information on COLUMBIAN SENIOR ADVISORY SERVICE, call 1-800-273-0068 or check www.ColumbianSenior.com

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State Deputy Ray Warriner, Phd's April Message - The Gift of New Beginnings

Monday, April 01, 2013

On March 30, at the Easter Vigil Mass, hundreds of people joined us as members of the Catholic Faith. These people are adults, who have found their salvation through Jesus. For almost a year, they have been instructed in the faith and have grown in their love of the savior and mankind.

This Easter Vigil was special to my family because a woman we have come to love has joined the Catholic Church. She was not even born when I completed the same journey 35 years ago. Why is she special, later this year this woman officially joins my family when she marries my eldest son. Joining the Church is a new beginning and I pray that we give her all the love and support she needs to continue to grow in love and faith. What about the other new Catholics?

Our Knights of Columbus Councils can provide opportunities for these new Catholics to grow in faith and to get involved in their Parish. What better gift can be given a new Catholic man but membership into an organization that “Changes Lives and Saves Lives.”; an organization that will be there for his family if something was to happen to him and an organization that has programs in which he can “Go and Make a Different” in people’s lives.

Our membership is valuable; I recently received this note with a form 100.

3-4-13

Dear Raymond,

Greetings! Hope this finds you doing well. It was a joy to have you for the retreat this weekend. I was always fascinated by the Knights of Columbus since I first met them way back in 2009 during my first visit to the USA.

Now I get a chance to be a part of them! What more can I ask? Thank you for inviting me to join the Knights. May God bless all your generous efforts to build God’s Kingdom!

Love and Prayers,

Fr. Bruno, CP

I strongly suggest you go to your own parish and befriend these new Catholics. Show them what it means to be a member of the Catholic Family and if they are men, provide them with the gift of membership to our great Order. Yes, I said gift of membership not just invite them to join us. My Council provides free membership for the first year and I am honored to be able to present these new Catholics with this gift.

Ray Warriner

Dominus Illuminatio Mea ‘the Lord is my light

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