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

Dear Friends,

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart."  Helen Keller
Whether we deck the halls or light the candles, we are reminded that the visible holiday symbols are but an expression of that which embodies the joys of the holiday season.  Regardless of the holiday one might celebrate, there is a common theme that permeates this time of year.  It is felt in the workplace, in the homes of friends and family and in our home here on Western Avenue.  A smile, a gift, laughter, and holiday food all come together to enhance the lives of those we serve.  To rekindle a memory or help to  make a new one are gifts that our team graciously and joyfully gives to those entrusted to our care.  While being witness to these moments, we cannot help but agree with Helen Keller - "they must be felt with the heart."
Please know that our work is a gift of love and respect.  We are grateful to have this opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with each and every member of our family.  From our home to yours, we send you holiday joy and the warmth of the season.  


Sue and Ward

2017 Annual Report

We hope you will take the time to read over the Home's FY 2017 Annual Report.  We are very proud of this year's accomplishments which we feel represent the importance of the Home's mission in caring for the well-being of DC's senior citizens.  

Click Here for full Report

Lee Jarrett, Associate Director of Activities, assists Michael Phillips 
in a wine making activity for the residents.  

Resident Christine Minor celebrates her 105th birthday at the Home.

Dr. Rickey Payton, Sr., will be performing along with the Urban Nation H.I.P. - H.O.P. Choir at the Resident Holiday Party on December 22 at 6:30 pm.  All are welcome to attend.

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

As we enter this season of joy, sharing the warmth and love of family and friends, please think about the residents of the Home and how you can help them live their lives to the fullest.  A gift from you will help sustain the Home for years to come.  Here are some ways that you can show your support:

1.  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.  Please consider joining our Monthly Sustainer Program details of which can be found on the website donation page.


2.  When you shop for the holidays, please be sure to shop at and the 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.


3.  The Home is a member of United Way of the National Capital Area #5008, and the Combined Federal Campaign #25024.  


4.  We invite you to explore the option of planned giving through a charitable bequest that you might establish in the future.

5.  While visiting the Home, please stop by Kaufman's Gift Shop,
located on Main Street at the Home.  The gift shop is staffed by volunteers from St. John's Community Center and offers a variety
of items including scarves, handbags, jewelry, greeting cards, snacks, etc.  All proceeds go to benefit the residents of the Home.  

6.  If you are looking for a unique holiday gift from our Resident Art Gallery, contact Debbie Lyle at or call 202-966-6667, etc. 3373. 

Pictured below is one of the Home's holiday trees decorated with ornaments designed by the Resident Artists.  Also pictured are gifts from Kaufman's Gift Shop.

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 Management Co., Inc. 
Bollinger Energy Corporation
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Brightstar Communications, Inc.
Cooper & Crickman, PLLC
Ergo Solutions, LLC
Hamilton Insurance Company 
Hertzbach & Company, P. A. 
HPSI Purchasing Services, LLC 
Jackson & Campbell, P. C. 
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 Louise Home
PEPCO an Exelon Company
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.
LLDH Home designation numbers are:
United Way #8007
CFC #2502

Resident Jackie Kelly

10:00 am
Decorating the Home
9:30 - 3:00 pm
Resident Shopping Trip to Arundel Mills
12:00 pm
Hanukkah Luncheon
11:00 am
Lecture on The Origins of Christmas & Hanukkah
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Resident Holiday Party
2:30 pm
Christmas Carolers
3:00 pm
Tea Social
2:45 pm
Art Class
29   6:30 pm
Resident New Year Party


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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