Have you seen the episode of Seinfeld where Jerry visits his parents in their Florida retirement community, and they are making plans to go to dinner? Morty and Helen are ready to go at 4:30 pm, and Jerry is appalled, asking, “Who eats dinner at 4:30?!”
They are, of course, trying to catch the “Early Bird Special,” which includes a tenderloin, salad, and baked potato for $4.95! (And maybe in today’s economy, we might ALL be willing to eat a little early for prices like that).
While generally most of us like to eat a little bit later in the evening, when you think about who eats dinner at 4:30, you might think of retired folks trying to save a few bucks.
Early Bird Special for His Way Residents
But do you know who else eats dinner at 4:30? His Way residents! Every evening, dinner is served from 4:30-5:30 pm because we need to allow time for the many important things to happen in our program after dinner. These activities include:
- Classes (GED, Financial Peace, etc.)
- MRT (Moral Reconation Therapy)
- Small Group Discussions
- Wednesday Night Table Talk
- Relaxation, Fellowship, and Entertainment
Starting the Whole Day Early
Another reason why our residents eat dinner early is that each day also STARTS early, with breakfast beginning at 5:00 am! This gives the guys a chance to start their day with a good breakfast, attend the morning devotional, and make it to work on time.
Keeping our busy schedule and providing a thorough program for 40 residents takes a lot of work and coordination. But we feel that it is critically important in helping the residents establish a regular routine and learning to manage time wisely.
To learn more about a typical day at His Way, visit https://hiswayinc.org/about/huntsville-campus/.