The mission of Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. Spiritual Care Services is to assist all residents and staff to reach their highest potential as individuals in giving glory to God and in seeking independence, good health, personal fulfillment, and a deeper knowledge of God. Chaplains serve all residents and staff without discrimination and with keen recognition of each individual’s privacy, dignity, worth, and level of faith.
Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. is a Spiritual Organization. Uplifting our spirits, beliefs and values, harmony and balance, morals, a concept of God, our changes and hopes through life’s journey, meaning and purpose; all of these speak of spirituality in broad sweeping terms. MKC encourages elders and employees to share their spiritual experiences and hopes. Because we are non-denominational, we expect our employees to refrain from “converting” others to their particular religious belief and for everyone to be respectful of the many diverse faiths represented throughout Maple Knoll Communities.
In 1996 our spiritual care department was formed with the services of a full time chaplain. Spiritual Care of the chaplains is viewed as secondary to and supportive of the ministry of one’s own church, synagogue or mosque.
The Spiritual Care and Ethics department provides several important services to our Maple Knoll family:
Pastoral Care to The Knolls of Oxford Elders and Staff
This program includes visits to Long-term Care Nursing Residents, Sacred Rites and Clinical Assessments, Counseling and Spiritual Direction, Hospital Visits, Christian Wholeness Ministry, End of Life Bereavement Care, the "Praying Hearts" prayer chain, Spiritual Care Volunteer Programs like the Chaplain Aide Visitors and Compassionate Companions.
Worship for The Knolls of Oxford Elders and Staff
Services included in this area are Health Care Pavilion Worship, Campus Wide Christian Worship, Inter-Faith Special Services, and Memorial and Remembrance Rituals.
Education for The Knolls of Oxford Elders and Staff
These educational opportunities include Learning Seminars, Local Church sponsored Bible Studies, Ethical Consultations and Learning Workshops and Ministerial Student Internships.