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

Dear Friends,

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." 
Leo Buscaglia, author

The days leading up to the holidays are always filled with "specials" of all kinds...75% off sales, Black Friday, Cyber Monday...and the list goes on. As we sit here penning our December holiday letter on "Giving Tuesday" (November 27), Leo Buscaglia's message speaks to both of us as we hurry about trying to make this the best of all holidays. This seemingly "high state of energy" (some may call it holiday stress) often detracts from the true significance of this time of year.
The flurry of shopping we do for the Home's residents may seem daunting to some, but is such a joyful act for us because it delivers a powerful message - we care! Each personalized present delivered by Santa speaks to our commitment to empower those we serve to live life to the fullest. These tangible gifts are but a visible symbol of the work we do every day to "turn a life around" or to bring joy to a resident. Our LLDH Home family of caregivers act compassionately and tirelessly to actualize the words of Mr. Buscaglia. It is this spirit and these acts that truly embrace the meaning of the holidays.
We wish for each of you, our friends and our families, the joy of the season. May your holidays be filled with gifts of kindness and caring.  

Sue and Ward

2018 Annual Report

We hope you will take the time to read over the Home's FY 2018 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.  

The Home Welcomes New Human Resources Director

We are delighted to give Rosie Carter a warm welcome as the new Director of Human Resources.  Rosie has spent the last eleven years as the Human Resources Director at Transitional Care Center (formerly known as the Washington Nursing Facility.) Her career in Human Resources started at Providence Hospital and Carroll Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where she worked her way from Human Resources Assistant to Manager of Human Resources. Rosie states that, "working with the Sisters of Providence Hospital helped build my love for caring of the sick, poor and vulnerable." She holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration and an Undergraduate degree in Business Management.

Outside of work, Rosie enjoys spending time with her four stepdaughters and twelve nieces and nephews. Now that her stepdaughters are older, she has time for her recently adopted Peek-a-Poo puppy, Sweet Pea, who keeps her very busy.  

Rosie Carter

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 at www.lldhhome.org.

2.  When you shop for the holidays, please be sure to shop at  https://smile.amazon.com 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 dlyle@lldhhome.org or call 202-966-6667.  


In This Issue
Quick Links

Thank You to Our 
Generous Sponsors FY2018

"Garden Party -
Where Hope Grows"

Hamilton Insurance Agency
The Henry and Annie Hurt Home for the Blind
The John Dickson Home
The Louise Home
The Elizabeth R. Shoemaker Home
Matthew and Joanne Tobriner

Allied Pharmaceutical
 Services, Inc.
Bank of America
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Hertzbach & Company P.A.
KeyBank/Carolyn Nazdin
Medline Industries, Inc.

Bollinger Energy Corporation
Brightstar Communications, Inc. 
Cooper & Crickman, PLLC
Enginuiti, Inc.
Ergo Solutions LLC
Hysong Funeral Home
L. Ward Orem
The Family Council of the LLDH Home
David and Connie Povich
Radiation Physics, Inc. 
The Resident Council of the LLDH Home
Marta Anne Schneider, MD

Bay City Pest Management, Inc.
HPSI Purchasing Services, LLC
Jackson & Campbell, P.C.
Payroll Network
The Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. 


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




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

10:00 am
Decorating the Home
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Resident Shopping Trip to Arundel Mills
12:00 pm
Hanukkah Luncheon
10 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Levine School of Music Kids Concert
  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bake Sale
2:45 pm
Food Service & Resident Council
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Resident Holiday Party

Christmas Day
3:15 pm
Arm Chair Travel to New York
2:45 pm
Art Class
28   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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