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


Dear Friends,

Let's face it, February can be a dreary month. While a pretty blanket of snow may be cause for a warm and cozy feeling, the gray, misty and bone-chilling days can be cause to look forward to spring. While we work our magic to make February fun (as seen in the article below), we are also working hard to plan for a great spring for the residents, their guests and friends of the Home. As you probably know, we have a fundraising event once each year. Last year, we were fortunate to be selected as the Hexagon beneficiary, with proceeds from their satirical political performances being directed to the Home. We will be forever grateful for that opportunity! However, we all know that a party at "our house" is a remarkable and flat-out fun experience for everyone. So, with that in mind, we are pleased to let you know of our event on the evening of May 25 in celebration of National Wine Day.

The tent, the lighting, the music (courtesy of Trio Caliente - check them out on the internet), resident art sale, silent auction, and the food and libations only serve to reinforce that life can be enjoyable while still being purposeful. Our mission to empower seniors to live life to the fullest is really at the core of the evening's festivities. Residents, first and foremost, get to laugh, have a dance or two, and experience a good time. Meanwhile, our supporters, both ticket purchasers and sponsors (please see the link on the right if you want to be a sponsor), have the privilege of sharing an evening with the residents whom they actually help to support. It is a win-win for all concerned.

Who would have thought that, over 25 years ago, our modest garden event in the courtyard would morph into such a charitable effort on behalf of those we serve? As Winnie the Pooh once famously said, "We didn't realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun." On behalf of the Board of Directors, the staff and most certainly, the residents, we hope you will join us on May 25 and help us make a memory.


   February - A Month of Celebrations

February is an odd month having only 28 days in common years and 29 in leap years; it is the shortest month of the year. Despite the fact that it has less days than any other month, it is packed with important designations as well as bizarre and unique holidays.  We all know some of the most important ones: Black History Month, American Heart Month, and Valentine's Day. This year we also celebrate the Super Bowl, Mardi Gras, and the Oscars in February. Additionally, we pay tribute to both Abraham Lincoln and George Washington on President's Day because they were both born in the month of February. Some of the more unusual holidays in February include National Bird-Feeding Month (as it is one of the toughest months for birds to find food), No Brainer Day, Public Sleeping Day, and International World Thinking Day.  And who can forget Hoodie-Hoo Day? On this winter day, always celebrated on February 20th, people go outside at noon, wave their hands over their heads, and chant "Hoodie-Hoo!"  It is a day to chase away the winter blahs and bring in spring.  And finally, February brings us Groundhog Day, the only time a rodent is apparently allowed to predict the weather. 

We love February as there are so many activities for the residents to be involved in. There is the annual Super Bowl party where residents root for their favorite teams with jerseys and hats, food/beer and fun.  On Valentine's Day, everyone enjoys live music and ice cream sundaes. The Activities team will lead a discussion and trivia game about the Presidents for a special President's Day tribute.  A particular favorite is the celebration of Black History month.  Residents will participate in a discussion of the great African American men and women who made a difference and what experiences and hardships they may have encountered.  On the 28th, the Home will honor our own King and Queen of the Mardi Gras, complete with king cake, jambalaya, a zydeco band, masks and hats. The residents will be ready to let the good times roll! 

Stop in and join us throughout the month.  We're sure you will enjoy yourself!

Residents from left, Frances Cochran, Mabel Knight and Gloria Thornburgh at last year's Mardi Gras celebration

Resident J.T. Henderson with Sue Hargreaves, Administrator

In This Issue
Quick Links

Save the Date
May 25th, 2017
"National Wine Day" 

We wish to thank our sponsors to date for this event. 

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

To become a sponsor please click here!

FY 2016/2017 GRANTS
Aid Association for the Blind of
Washington DC
Advisory Neighborhood
Commission 3E
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
DC Commission on the Arts
and Humanities  
Charles and Mary Latham Fund
DC Metropolitan Police Department
Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants
Philip L. Graham Fund
S. Kann Sons Company Fondation
The Ada and Albert Wibel
The Elizabeth R.Shoemaker
The Louise Home
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz

The Home is proud to be the recipient of the 2016 5-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 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

6:00 pm
Super Bowl Party
2:30 pm
Resident Council
2:45 pm
Art Class/Ice Cream Truck
2:30 pm
Valentine's Party
10:30  am
Presidential Tribute
3:00 pm
Birthday Party
2:00 pm
Rev. Annie
2:00 pm
Black History Month Celebration
2:30 pm
Mardi Gras 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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