A New Lease on Life For This Old Vintage Care Home

This light was in an old historic care home being converted into a home for at-risk teensAs a fan of old, often historical, homes, do you also enjoy it when you get a chance to make some history yourself? I did just that this past week when I joined in with my Keller Williams Realty team, along with Keller Williams offices across the country and around the world for REDday 2014.

REDday is an annual event when each Keller Williams office closes and the REALTORS® and staff help out with a local charitable organization to make a powerful difference in each of our communities.

This year, my Keller Williams office worked with Family Growth Center to help transform a no-longer-used 50-year-old nursing home into a soon-to-be-opened home for at-risk teens. AWESOME and very needed in so many areas from California to Florida and beyond.

I have to admit, I went home quite tired but it was such a good tired and a sweet joy to help. We stayed so busy, I didn’t have time to take many pictures, but I HAD to snap one of the lovely old light fixtures in this old home. I bet it could tell us intriguing stories – some sad, some happy – of the many elderly patients and visitors who have walked through the entrance to this care home. And what fun to give this old facility a new lease on life, with many more stories and memories to come. That’s one of the many joys of buying an old vintage house, isn’t it? Whether the home is 50 years old or 100 years old.

All in all, it was a great day, a great cause, and a fun treat to realize that I was getting to help with an old home that touched and will touch four of the passions of my life – Christian ministries, eldercare, kids in need, and old homes full of rich history.

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