Guest Post Messiah Lifeways

Natural Wake Times

Ken Beiler, Messiah Lifeways at Messiah Village Nursing Home Administrator contributed this guest post. Enjoy!


At Messiah Lifeways, we are continuing our journey towards home.  Our guiding principles continue to strive to provide our Residents with the opportunities to determine their own answers to the following questions each day:

  • What do I want to eat today:
  • What do I want to do today?
  • Who do I want to do it with?

One of our goals that will help move us forward on this journey is the concept of natural wake times (use this link to read more about this concept .  A first step in this process is to change the way of Resident meal selection.  Currently, our Residents and you decide meal selection two weeks in advance.  We would like to change that process to offering choice at the time of meal service.  We have piloted this process on one Neighborhood so far with excellent feedback from the Residents.  We will be making this change on the other Neighborhoods in the coming weeks.

Please  let me know if you have ANY questions.  My office number is 717-790-8229,  and my e-mail is

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