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


Dear Friends,

As I was beginning to prepare my message for the February newsletter, a member of the LLDH Home family forwarded to all of us a story that touched my heart. I have included a link to that story but, in essence, it parallels what we do at the Home every day - provide elders in need an opportunity to live life to the fullest. It doesn't take flashy things to bring joy to a resident; it is in simple acts of caring, kindness and thoughtfulness that we enrich the lives of those entrusted to our care.

Nothing speaks more clearly to that then a recent exchange I witnessed during our Thursday Resident Art Program. The thrust of the day's program focused on an artistic expression of three things for which the participants were thankful. Almost without exception, they noted on their lists that they were grateful for the LLDH Home. The fact is, we are genuinely making an impression on the lives of the residents in a positive and meaningful fashion. The laughter, the joy, and the relationships that have been built between care providers and those receiving care serve to reinforce the fact that each of us can truly make a difference.

I encourage you to read the article that I have linked you to below. Take a moment and celebrate these acts of kindness and know that we celebrate with you as we live our mission of service to elders in need. And, most assuredly, join us as we celebrate 80 years of service at our garden party on May 23!



For the 
Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home
Thursday, May 23rd
6:30-10:00 PM
5425 Western Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20015
Join us for a night of food, dancing, wine and beer in the tented gardens of the Home. Music by
the Chuck Brown Band, silent auction, resident artwork and much more.
For further information, contact Debra Lyle at

The Home will be celebrating its 15th Annual Service Awards for the staff on February 20th.  Of special note this year is Ward Orem's 40th anniversary of service to the Home which was celebrated in August.  Additionally, Sonia Angus will be celebrating 30 years; Louise Walters, 25 years; Catherine Thomas and David
Williams, 20 years; and, Yasinta Massay 15 years of service.  Many other staff will be acknowledged for 10, 5 and 1 years of service.  Congratulations to everyone for helping to carry out the Home's mission of providing extraordinary health and life care services to our residents.  
Although February is the shortest month of the year, it is full of important designations as well as unique holidays. There are, of course, the familiar and most important ones including Black History Month, American Heart Month, and Valentine's Day. We also pay tribute to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, both of whom were born in February, on President's Day.  Some of the more unusual holidays in February include Spunky Old Broads Day, Working Naked Day, Popcorn Day, Love Your Pet Day, Shower with a Friend Day, Read in the Bathtub Day, World Thinking Day, For Pete's Sake Day, National Drink Wine Day, and mark your calendars for Laugh and Get Rich Day on the 8th. Everyone's favorite of course is February 2, Groundhog Day, when Punxsutawney Phil, the famed meteorological groundhog, predicts the arrival of spring. Should he see his shadow, spring will not start for another 6 weeks and, if he doesn't see his shadow, there will be an early spring. Let's hope for the latter!
We love February as there are many activities for the residents to be involved in. There is the annual Super Bowl party where the residents get to root for their favorite teams and enjoy food, beer, and fun. There is also Black History Month Trivia, a Valentine's Day Party, and a special concert by the "Not 2 Cool" jazz band from the Washington Performing Arts Society,  to name a few.  Check out the calendar below for more highlights of the month.   Stop in and join us for any activity as we're sure you will enjoy yourself.
Resident Art Program volunteers with members of the staff and resident artists join in to celebrate National Art Day

In This Issue
Quick Links
Happy Valentine's Day!

"Love for Sale" by Resident Artists


DC Commission on the Arts
and Humanities  

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
2018 Annual Report

11:00 am
Black History Trivia 
2:45 pm
Chinese New Year Social
2:30 pm
Blues Bop Music & Social
12 2:30 pm Squeals on Wheels Pet Therapy
  2:00 pm 
Valentine's Day Party 
15 2:30 pm
"Not 2 Cool" Jazz Band
2:00 pm
Bach & Beer Society Performance
11:00 am
President's Day Tribute
3:00 pm
Monthly Birthday Party
2:30 pm
Soul Train Disco Dance & Black History Month Celebration
26  2:45 pm
Food Service Committee Meeting & Resident Council


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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