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


Dear Friends,

It's hard to believe that August is upon us, marking the "beginning of the end" of summer 2017. August is a month of food celebrations...National Hot Dog Month, National Catfish Month, National Sandwich Month, National Goat Cheese Month, to name a few.  Good food is something we all enjoy, not just for its wonderful flavors but for its ability to bring people together, just as it does the residents of the Home every day. 

As many of you know, we recently ended our contract with an outside food service provider and brought our program "in-house."  There have been so many wonderful things that have been happening since we made that decision and one of the most remarkable things is the fact that we now have a Director of Food and Nutrition, Deyalmor (Daymo) Nash, who was professionally trained at the Culinary Institute of America!  Daymo brings to the Home a degree and level of culinary expertise that truly rivals some of the best chefs here in DC.

Given that we here at the Home love both good food and a good competition, I am excited to let you know that Daymo will be entering "A Taste of Senior Living," scheduled to take place on October 5th.  In fact, this is not Daymo's first venture into this arena, having entered and won in the past.  This year, we will be there to cheer Daymo on as he prepares another delectable dish to be judged by a group of senior living dining critics.  Here is hoping the "Silver Spoon" award goes to Daymo and the LLDH Home!  Just one more recognition of the wonderful work that takes place at the Home each and every day!


    Dayalmore (Daymo) Nash, Director of Food and Nutrition

Meet LaToya Scully, Our New Director of Admissions

One of the wonderful things about the Home is that we are made up of a diverse staff that comes from many different backgrounds and life experiences.  LaToya Scully is no exception to that profile.  At age 2, she began studying ballet at the Carnegie Hall Artist Studios in New York City, was considered a professional ballet dancer by the age of 12 and later became a certified dance instructor.  From there, she moved to Atlanta and studied International Business at American Intercontinental University.  Realizing her love for meeting and interacting with new people, she moved into marketing and worked as a Marketing Director for a day spa company in Atlanta that also had offices in the DC/MD/VA area.  Faith would bring her to DC in 2011 and eventually she began working in the long term care field, which then turned into a position as a Marketing Specialist/Community Liaison and then later to an Admissions Director.  The rest is history...her love for helping elders in need and families transitioning their loved ones is the driving force behind what she does every day.  Ms. Scully brings an impressive set of marketing, management, and admissions skills to the Home.  But even more than that, she can teach Zumba!!! Please join us in welcoming LaToya to the Home's staff family.


Amazing Solar Spectacle Sweeps Across the United States
On Monday August 21, 2017, there will be a total eclipse of the sun. The sun's light will be eclipsed by the moon and the moon's shadow will fall across America.  Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the South Pacific or Antarctic, but what makes this special for us is that it will cut diagonally across the entire United States. The last time a total solar eclipse crossed the entire width of the U.S. was 99 years ago in 1918, the year that World War I ended.

From the astrological point of view,  a solar eclipse means all possibilities are on the table and you can put yourself in the forefront of new plans for the future. Old habits, behaviors and beliefs can be questioned as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress. This is the ideal time to make a fresh start by writing a to-do list on a blank sheet of paper.

So enjoy the show, it's free, but don't ruin your eyes and use special eclipse glasses!    If you happen to miss this spectacle, you can catch it again on April 8, 2024 when it will once again fall across the United States. 

The Home's Activities Department will be having a question and answer period for the residents during the current events session on the 21st at 3:30. Please feel free to stop in and join them. 

In This Issue
Quick Links

We wish to thank our sponsors for supporting the

"National Wine Day"
May 25, 2017 

Bank of America
Bay City Pest Managment Co., Inc. 
Bollinger Energy Corporation
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Brightstar Communications, Inc.
Cooper & Crickman
Hamilton Insurance Company
Hertzbach & Company, P.A.
HPSI Purchasing Services LLC
The Elizabeth R. Shoemaker
The Family Council of the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home 
The Henry and Annie Hurt Home  for the Blind
The John Dickson Home
The Resident Council of the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home

Radiation Physics, Inc.  
Ward Orem
Marta Anne Schneider, MD
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Tobriner
The Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.  

Aid Association for the Blind of
Washington DC
Advisory Neighborhood
Commission 3E
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
DC Commission on the Arts
and Humanities  
Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation
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 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 2016-2017 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


A Gift From You Gives Our Residents A Place They Call Home

As we begin our 2018 fiscal year,  we would like to take this opportunity to tell you of the many ways that you can help support the mission of the Home.  A gift from you will not only help to fund our work, but will also help to change the lives of low to moderate income seniors of the District of Columbia. 

1. Shop at AmazonSmileFoundation will donate 5% of your total eligible purchase price to the Home; all you have to do is select the Abraham and Laura Lisner Home (AKA Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home) as the charitable organization you wish to receive donations.

2. You can make a contribution by clicking on the Donate Now button in this newsletter and you will be taken directly to the Home's website donation page.
3. The Home is also a member of United Way and the Combined Federal Campaign.  If you prefer to give through these organizations,  our United Way number is 5008, and CFC number is 25024.
4. We also invite you to explore the option of planned giving through a charitable bequest that you might establish in the future. 

5.  Please join our Monthly Sustainer Program by clicking on the "donate now" button in this newsletter or visit our website at and go to the "donate now" button on the home page.
We appreciate your willingness to make a contribution to the Home that will greatly assist us in the important task of preserving the future of the Home for generations to come.  

3:00 pm
Nat'l Watermelon Day Social
3:30 pm
2:30 pm
Resident Council
                       3:00 pm
Happy Hour
3:30 pm
Monthly Birthday Party
2:45 pm
Art Class
6:00 pm
Fun and Games
11:00 am
Wedgewood Luncheon
10:30 am
Food Service Committee & Cooking Class

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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