... A monthly newsletter from the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home
December 2019

Dear Friends,

Once again, a year has flown by; didn't we just take down the holiday decorations from last year only to find ourselves now putting them back up? Scientists have studied this phenomenon of time seeming to move faster the older we get. Perhaps that is why our memories become more precious to us as we age.

As we prepare for this special season, we want to express our sincere wish that each of you reading this newsletter will find the same joy that we do in the many special moments of this time of year. While the daily grind often consumes us, it is wonderful to stop and appreciate the simple, quiet gestures that bring us together. No matter how one celebrates, we know that it is the little things that we see here at the Home that bring us warmth, comfort and a sense of peace.

To each of you, thank you for sharing this season with us and thank you for supporting our work to empower those we serve to live each moment to the fullest. May your holidays be filled with all things bright and beautiful.

Sue and Ward

2019 Annual Report

We hope you will take the time to read over the Home's FY 2019 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.  

Season of Gratitude

The Home's Social Services Department embraced this season of being thankful by creating a Gratitude Project. Residents, families, friends and staff members were invited to take up a paper feather and write a special message of thanks on it to fill out the turkey's tail feathers. As you can see from the picture above, our turkey had many tail feathers on it including messages that read, "The people in my life, including my Lisner family; My family at home and at work; For fun, peace and joy; and Thankful for life, family and my job which gives me satisfaction, happiness and love."

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  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 p lanned 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 ext. 3373.  

Tree of Remembrance

The Home held a special tree lighting of our "Tree of Remembrance" for our residents who have passed away. Members of the staff hung an ornament for each resident and took a moment of silence in their honor. The tree will remain standing and lit throughout the holiday season. The Social Services Department has additional ornaments available to staff or residents who wish to remember a loved one of their own.

In This Issue
Quick Links

Thank You to Our 
80th Anniversary
Celebration Sponsors

The John Dickson Home
The Henry and Annie Hurt
Home for the Blind
The Elizabeth R. Shoemaker Home

Hamilton Insurance Agency
The Louise Home
Matthew and Joanne Tobriner

Allied Pharmaceutical
 Services, Inc.
Bank of America
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Hertzbach & Company P.A.
Hysong Funeral Home
LINK Strategic Partners
Medline Industries, Inc.
Somerset Development Company, LLC

Bollinger Energy Corporation
Brightstar Communications, Inc. 
Cooper & Crickman, PLLC
Douglas Development Corporation
Enginuiti, Inc.
The Family Council of the LLDH Home
Matthew and Lena Frumin
Jeremy and Suzanne Landsman/Avenue Real Estate
Carole B. Lewis, DPT, GCS, GTC, MPA, PhD, PSOAE, FAPTA, Physical Therapist
Joel and Carolyn Nazdin
New Community Partners
OnePoint Partners
L. Ward Orem
David and Connie Povich 
The Resident Council of the LLDH Home
Marta Anne Schneider, MD

Aquagy/Watersolv Inc.
Bay City Pest Management, Inc.
Blauch and Associates, LLC
Scott and Sue Hargreaves
HPSI Purchasing Services, LLC
Jackson & Campbell, P.C.
Thorn and Sharis Pozen
Radiation Physics, Inc.
Regional Construction Co.,Inc.
The Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. 

FY 2019/2020 GRANTS

Ada and Albert Wibel Foundation
Aid Association for the Blind of
Washington, DC
Advisory Neighborhood
Commission 3E
DC Commission on the Arts
and Humanities  
John Edward Fowler Memorial 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

2:00 pm
Decorating the tree in the Drawing Room
9:30-3:30 pm
Annual Resident Shopping Trip to Arundel Mills Mall
1:45 pm
Delta Sigma Theta Gift giving
9 7:00 pm Runnymede Singers Choir
  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bake Sale
2:45 pm
Monthly Birthday Party
3:30 pm
Blessed Sacrament 8th Grade Carolers
6:30 pm
Resident Holiday Party with Urban Nation
12:00 pm
Hanukkah Luncheon
All Day
Merry Christmas
30   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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