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I'm 60, and in a nursing home, have MS, use a wheelchair to get around and am very lonely. Feel forgotten by the world. Stuck in here with very fewartvisitors, adding to the feeling of loneliness.

Have been able to get a bible study going inside with someone comming in and doing a bible study too. That pchart is good. We pass around what we can (books, tracts,..) and have discussions about the bible and listen to Christian music and preaching.

Still feel isolated, any suggestions to communicate with those in like situations?
 
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Greetings @bobpa

Sorry to hear that you are feeling lonely and isolated.
But I rejoice knowing that the Lord loves you and that He knows all your circumstances.

May I ask you a couple of questions to better understand your situation.

Does the nursing home have a chaplaincy service. A chaplain may be able to put you in touch with other Christian's for some fellowship.

Could you contact any local churches/ Christian fellowships to see if they are able to escort and assist people with disabilities and bring them to their services?

You have access to the Internet ,, so you could research your local area for resources.

Keep it in prayer and praise the Lord for the fellowship you do have now no matter how small

Blessings
 
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Hello @bobpa,

The loneliness feeling is something I can relate to. I can recall a few times where I would be in the crowd & still feel lonely. Being alone & being lonely are not the same thing as some people seem to think.

Now that I have gotten closer to God & his word. I have lost the feeling of loneliness. God has wrapped a sense of security around me like a warm soft blanket. I will pray for you without a doubt. Gods children should not feel lonely when we have God in our hearts, body & soul. I bet God is using loneliness as a way to turn a bad into a good for you. Matter of fact I KNOW he is. The more we figure out that it is less us & MORE him he WILL be your comfort, friend, companion & breath that you & I all have to have.

If you ever want to chat just message me - I check in daily & hang around here a lot. SO feel free. Anyone that reads this for that matter. I like to chat too :)
 
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Nursing homes the world over can be very lonely for its residents. Perhaps you can google the address and phone numbers of the other nursing homes within a couple of hundred of miles of you and ask the people in charge their to find pen pals (more of the people in nursing homes arent good with computers) for friendship. That will give you a social outlet and give others a relief to their own loneliness. You can even go outside your area, and make it nationwide.
 
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Greetings @bobpa

Sorry to hear that you are feeling lonely and isolated.
But I rejoice knowing that the Lord loves you and that He knows all your circumstances.

May I ask you a couple of questions to better understand your situation.

Does the nursing home have a chaplaincy service. A chaplain may be able to put you in touch with other Christian's for some fellowship.

Could you contact any local churches/ Christian fellowships to see if they are able to escort and assist people with disabilities and bring them to their services?

You have access to the Internet ,, so you could research your local area for resources.

Keep it in prayer and praise the Lord for the fellowship you do have now no matter how small

Blessings
 
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Greetings @bobpa

You quoted my reply to you here but did not post anything yourself?

Just wondering if you had intended to share something.

Let us know how you are doing, whether things have changed, if you feel able to.

The Lord bless you
 
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I havebeen
I have been in this nursing home since 2014.

Sometimes I like it here but what would make it better is more people contact, phone, email or in person.

Trying to write stories taking a piece of scripture and placing myself or character in the scripture story.

Will try to come here more
Often.

Bob
 
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I have been in this nursing home since 2014.

Sometimes I like it here but what would make it better is more people contact, phone, email or in person.

Trying to write stories taking a piece of scripture and placing myself or character in the scripture story

Bob

Perhaps you might feel lead to share some of your writings here @bobpa

Looking forward to seeing you here again soon

May the Lord bless you
 
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The loneliness feeling is something I can relate to. I can recall a few times where I would be in the crowd & still feel lonely. Being alone & being lonely are not the same thing as some people seem to think.

Now that I have gotten closer to God & his word. I have lost the feeling of loneliness. God has wrapped a sense of security around me like a warm soft blanket. I will pray for you without a doubt. Gods children should not feel lonely when we have God in our hearts, body & soul. I bet God is using loneliness as a way to turn a bad into a good for you. Matter of fact I KNOW he is. The more we figure out that it is less us & MORE him he WILL be your comfort, friend, companion & breath that you & I all have to have.

If you ever want to chat just message me - I check in daily & hang around here a lot. SO feel free. Anyone that reads this for that matter. I like to, chat too :)
Lord Knows,

I have trouble using this site. In typing and navigation. Sorry I didn't reply in so long, been having computer problems and looking for a new one very soon.

There is not any chapla
 
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In reply to all who answered me,

I am still in a nursing home. Have some coming in doing bible studies twice a week that is during normal times.

Now the place is locked up, we have tried to have a bible discussion from the door of our rooms.

There are mentioned In the Bible several plagues, I guess they are like the virus of now.

I will do something that I should have done, and that is compare their situation. Like how long, what caused it in the beginning.

Back to my situation, I’m in a nursing home age 64 most people here are about 78 up. It’s easy to get bored.

What originally got me to post was I am lonely, now I’m locked in my room like the way we are to stay in place.

Bob
 
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Oh poor Bob, mate, that must be awful for you a bit like solitary confinement.

In a few of my posts I've been banging on about an app called YouVersion. If you have a smartphone or tablet as opposed to a computer, this app is is in my view brilliant. It's the Bible but a lot more. The default is the KJV but you can download 1 of 20 or 30 other versions all for free. There's a verse a day, totally free reading plans on a wide range of topics, highlight tools and loads more.

I'm hoping that your prayer time is amazing given the amount of time you got on your hands. Our God is wonderful, always there with us, never abandons us, never short of time, loves us dearly and cares and has promised an amazing everlasting future.

May God bless you bro and His Holy Spirit comfort you.

Best wishes, Andy
 
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Greetings,

glad to hear from you again, Bob.
The Lord is always one step ahead of us (or more... depends on how closely we follow!). Not all that long ago and the thoughts were something like, "I wonder how Bob is getting on. Haven't heard from him in a while now" and here you are, and to me, that is the Lord's doing.
So be encouraged that He has NOT forsaken you and that must mean that He is right with you. Our part is often simply, but decisively, being with Him.


Bless you ....><>
 

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