Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home
... A monthly newsletter from the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home
April 2018 


Dear Friends,
It is a joy to feel the warmth of the sun and see vibrant colors return. The Home's gardens are such a source of inspiration.   I am certainly not alone in thinking that Washington, DC is one of the most beautiful cities in springtime. April is significant musically as it is recognized as "Jazz Appreciation Month," or JAM.  Many music festivals are held this month in recognition of the contribution that jazz music has made to society.  The aim of JAM is to pay tribute to jazz for its historic and cultural impact worldwide. DC has some fantastic outdoor music venues like jazz night at the Sculpture Garden.  The Home embraces jazz as part of its emphasis on sharing all types of music with the residents.  Many of the residents grew up when jazz and swing music were just beginning to gain the spotlight in the United States.  There is nothing quite like sitting with residents as they reminisce while listening to some of the great performers of the 30s, 40s, and 50s like Duke, Ella and Satchmo just to name a few.
April is also Volunteer Month. We are so thankful to the volunteers who enrich the lives of the residents. Their energy, caring and laughter is priceless!  This month we will honor the volunteers of the Home on April 26th as a small way to thank so many for so much.  If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering at a special place, please direct them to the Home.  One's life will be forever enriched when becoming part of the Lisner family! 
Hope to see you this spring,



Volunteerism is part of the American way of life. It is instilled at a young age through family traditions and school and community programs, to encourage children along with adults to recognize the importance of helping others. Many organizations in rural counties as well as in small and large cities could not function without volunteers.
Every day in the news, we see volunteers preparing meals for the homeless, fighting fires, repairing and rebuilding homes for those hit by tragedy and loss, and just offering support to people who are desperate and alone. We see volunteers from ages 18 to 88 who choose a cause and make a difference in someone's life. The Home is fortunate to have not only our regular volunteers who help with the art class and other activities but to have a core of student volunteers from local high schools who bring laughter and caring to our residents. It is a rewarding experience for them to give a few hours to put smiles on our residents' faces.
Thank a volunteer today and every day, and become one yourself. Volunteers are always welcome at the Home. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, please email Lee Jarrett, Associate Director of Activities, at   We will be thanking many of our volunteers by having a Volunteer Luncheon on April 26th from 12 pm-2 pm.

Art Class Volunteers Chris Alvear, Director,  Michael Roy and Lisa Finn with  resident Jackie Kelley

Veronica Damesyn-Sharpe to Receive
Laura Lisner Award


This year, Veronica Damesyn-Sharpe, President of the District of Columbia Health Care Association, will receive the Laura Lisner Award in recognition of her contributions to the senior community of the District of Columbia.  The award will be presented to her at the Home's Fundraiser on May 24th.  

Ms. Damesyn-Sharpe has served as the President of the District  of Columbia Health Care Association since 2003.  Prior to serving as the President of DCHCA, she worked as a healthcare  consultant, hospital executive and a nuclear medicine technologist.  As a consultant, she provided consulting and executive management services to healthcare providers in various health care settings.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Center for Assisted  Living and is a member of the District of Columbia Medicaid  Advisory Commission.  Ms. Damesyn-Sharpe received her Bachelor of Science at the University of Maryland and has a Master's in Health Services Administration and a Master's Certificate in Long Term Care Management from George  Washington University.  

The Home established the Laura Lisner Award to recognize  the outstanding achievements of an individual or group who  has enhanced the quality of life for underserved populations  of the District of Columbia.  Named after Laura Lisner, the wife  of Abraham Lisner, the award symbolizes her efforts to care for those District of Columbia seniors and other vulnerable individuals often times forgotten.

To Become a Sponsor
In This Issue
Quick Links

Thank You to Our 
Generous Sponsors FY2018
(to date)

"Garden Party -
Where Hope Grows"

Hamilton Insurance Agency
 Matthew and JoanneTobriner

Allied Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

L. Ward Orem
David and Connie Povich
Marta Anne Schneider, MD

Aid Association for the Blind of
Washington, DC
Advisory Neighborhood
Commission 3E
Walter Brownley Trust 
DC Commission on the Arts
and Humanities  
Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation
S. Kann Sons Company Foundation
The Ada and Albert Wibel 
The Elizabeth R.Shoemaker
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz


The Home is proud to hold a five-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 2017 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



3:30 pm
Monthly Birthday Party with Piano Music and Trivia with Jerry
2:30 pm
Wine and Cheese
2:00 pm
Squeals on Wheels Pet Visits
 2:30 pm
Happy Hour Social & Music
2:00 pm
Bach & Beer Society Concert
2:30 pm
Men's Group
11:00 am
Jenner Lecture Series "Understanding Art Nouveau"
6:30 pm
Movie Night NF Lounge
10:30 am
Fun with Reminiscing
2:45 pm
Art Class
2:30 pm
Sunday Social & Ice Cream Treats

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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