Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home
... A monthly newsletter from the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home
April 2017 


Dear Friends,

There are those among us who remember the land line phone...and some who still have one in their homes! Long before there was mobile phone text messaging, tweeting, and blogging, we communicated and gathered information via the telephone. In fact, truth be known, my grandmother used to get neighborhood updates by listening in on the party line. Perhaps it was a form of entertainment or, then again, perhaps she felt it was an essential part of being "in the know."

Today, of course, the world is full of exciting communication and information-gathering methods. We here at the Home are working daily to deliver our message of service, be it via the spoken word or the written word. We are therefore tremendously pleased to announce that we have just gone "live" with our new and improved, tech-savvy, website. After much work and hours of critiquing the narrative material as well as the visual content, we have launched a site that meets all of the demands of a new generation of information gatherers.

Yet the message we deliver is as steady, committed, and caring as it has been for over 77 years. While the dynamics of our communication have moved from the party line phone of my grandmom's era to a sleek paper thin device carried in a pocket, the depth of our passion for those entrusted to our care has never altered. We are proud of the work we do and invite you to explore our new website at I hope you find that it accomplishes what we set out to create: a site that tells the Home's story in a straightforward fashion while inspiring viewers to learn more and to support our mission of service to the city's senior citizens in need.


Home Unveils Monthly Sustainer Program

The launching of our new website has given us an opportunity to begin a new donation effort--our Monthly Sustainer Program. A monthly gift is an easy and affordable way for you to empower low and modest income seniors of Washington, DC, to live their lives to the fullest. The monthly giving program benefits both the residents we serve and our supporters. To join the program, please click on the "donate now" button in this newsletter or visit our website at and go to the "donate now" button on the home page.

There are a number of other ways that you can support the mission of the Home:

♦ Participate in the annual fund campaign
♦ Remember the Home with a legacy gift
♦ Give in remembrance or in honor of a loved one

For further information on how you can support the work of the Home and/or to make arrangements for giving, please contact Ward Orem via email at or Debbie Lyle via email at
Home Celebrates Cultural Diversity

David Tijerino, Occupational Therapist, talks to the staff and residents about being raised in Nicaragua

On March 22, the residents and staff of the Home participated in a Cultural Diversity Celebration. Lee Jarrett, the Associate Director of Activities, hosted a group of residents and staff who shared their family backgrounds through fond remembrances and facts about where they were raised. Several staff members chose to talk about being raised in the United States.  Others spoke of their native lands including Ghana, Dominica, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Nicaragua and Northern and Eastern Europe. One of the residents, who is originally from the Dominican Republic, shared with us  his views on his country and coming to live in the US. It was a day of celebrating race, gender, culture and self-awareness. A reception for the staff was held following the celebration, at which staff members brought their favorite foods from their country of origin. The experience provided all of us with a chance to learn new things about one another. We all share a common goal while working at the Home, and that is to appreciate our coworkers and residents by embracing one another and understanding our differences and commonalities.

Staff members sampling foods from different countries
Monthly News from The Family Council of the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home 

The Family Council met on Thursday, March 30th and discussed opportunities for increasing presence in the Home. Members will volunteer at the Mother's and Father's Day Brunch, the Home's annual spring fund-raiser in May, and a Family Council Meet-and-Greet is in the works for June. Family Council is open to the Responsible Party of all residents living at LLDH Home. Please contact Social Services at to get involved.

In This Issue
Quick Links

Save the Date
May 25th, 2017
"National Wine Day" 

We wish to thank our sponsors to date for this event.

Bay City Pest Managment Co., Inc. 
Bollinger Energy Corporation
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Brightstar Communications, Inc.
Hamilton Insurance Company
Hertzbach & Company, P.A.
HPSI Purchasing Services LLC
The Elizabeth R. Shoemaker Home
The Henry and Annie Hurt Home  for the Blind
The John Dickson Home
Radiation Physics, Inc.  
Ward Orem
Marta Anne Schneider, MD
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Tobriner 

To become a sponsor please click here!


FY 2016/2017 GRANTS

Aid Association for the Blind of
Washington DC
Advisory Neighborhood
Commission 3E
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
DC Commission on the Arts
and Humanities  
Charles and Mary Latham Fund
DC Metropolitan Police Department
Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants
Philip L. Graham Fund
S. Kann Sons Company Foundation
The Ada and Albert Wibel
The Elizabeth R.Shoemaker
The Louise Home
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz


The Home is proud to be the recipient of the 2016 5-star rating from the Federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, the highest attainable, and has again been rated one of the best nursing homes for 2016 by US News and World Report.


If your workplace has a giving program, please consider supporting the Home.
Your pre-tax deduction will make a huge difference to the residents.
LLDHH designation numbers are:
United Way #8007
CFC #2502

2:00 pm
Reverend Annie
2:00 pm
Art Class/Ice Cream Truck
3:00 pm
Wine & Cheese
2:30 pm
Resident Council
2:30 pm
Egg Hunt
1:30 am
Brodsky Easter Celebration
12:00 pm
Seder Lunch
2:30 pm
Sandra Y Johnson Jazz Quartet
11:00 am
Wedgewood Happy Hour and Luncheon

Contact the Activities office at 202-966-6667, ext. 3306 for further information.

Mission Statement:
It is the mission of the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home to provide extraordinary health and life care services to low and modest income seniors of the District of Columbia, empowering them to live life to the fullest.

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