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


Dear Friends,

February may be one of our coldest months outside but, inside here at the Home, we will be enjoying a lot of good times with the residents as we host a Super Bowl party, celebrate Mardi Gras, Black History Month, President's Day, and, of course, Valentine's Day.  February 8 begins "Love Makes the World Go Round but Laughter Keeps Us from Getting Dizzy" week, culminating on February 14.  What a creative way to remind us all that we are never alone when we are sharing two of the most joyful of human and laughter.  The great Danish/American musician and comedian, Victor Borge, once famously said, "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people."  Did you know that laughter really is the best medicine?  Research has shown that laughter exercises the internal organs, gets more oxygen flow to the brain, improves a patient's chance of recovery following an illness, gives your endorphins a lift, and strengthens the immune system.  Plus, it's free! 

February 3rd is also National Women Physicians Day and we are honored to recognize our long-time Medical Director, Dr. Marta Schneider, for her many years of providing outstanding medical care to the Home's residents.  She is a source of compassion and understanding and is a fierce advocate for the Home and its mission of service to low and modest income seniors.  We are thankful every day for her dedication and commitment.

Let me close this month's letter by sending out my personal congratulations to all the staff members who will receive service awards during our February 28th ceremony.  It is truly humbling to realize how many years of service our wonderful employees have accumulated.  All of you have my utmost admiration and respect. 

Here's to a love and laugh-filled February!


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Staff Recognition
The staff of the Home will gather in the Drawing Room for the Annual Service Awards presentation on February 28th.  This is the 14th year that the Home has held this ceremony as a way 
to recognize and honor those members of the Home's staff who have attained certain benchmark years of consecutive service.  Awards are given for 1 year of service, and then in increments of 5 years.  Of special note this year will be the 30th year of service award presented to Sonja Carter, Cosmetology Manager, as well as Bernita Gray and Sharon Swann, each with 25 years of service to the Home.    

Two of the Home's staff members have been selected by their peers to represent their respective long term care associations.  The District of Columbia Health Care Association (DCHCA) has selected Jodi Eyigor, Social Worker,  to serve as the DC State Representative to the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL). Patricia Mirsky, Director of Nursing, will serve as President of the DC Directors of Nursing in Long Term Care and President of the DC Chapter of the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administrators (NADONA).

Additionally, Sue Hargreaves, Administrator, will continue her service on the DCHCA Board as Chair of the Legislative Committee.  Sue has been serving on the Board in multiple capacities for several years.  Jonathan Plater, CFO, will continue his participation with the DCHCA Finance Committee
and the DC Department of Health Care Finance to work on new reimbursement methodology which will start on February 1, 2018.  Congratulations to everyone!

Thank you Sonja, for 30 years of love, commitment 
and devotion to the Home.

High five to Jodi Eyigor, Social Worker, and Pat Mirsky, Director of Nursing for their respective appointments to long term health care associations.

Black History Month 2018
The Home will have a celebration of Black History Month on February 23rd starting at 2:30 pm.  Lee Jarrett, Associate Director of Activities, will lead a discussion of the great African American men and women who made a difference and what experiences and hardships they may have encountered. This month the theme is "African Americans in Times of War," which marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and honors the roles that black Americans have played in warfare, from the American Revolution to the present day.

In 1976, Black History Month was officially recognized by President Gerald Ford who called upon the public to "seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history."  Since then, every U.S. President has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.  


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Quick Links


Join us for an Opening Reception February 2, 6:30-8:30pm
 2017 I Street NW
Washington, DC
Wine, beverages and hor d'oeuvres
Free event and open to the public
For more information contact:

Aid Association for the Blind of
Washington, DC
Advisory Neighborhood
Commission 3E
Walter Brownley Trust 
DC Commission on the Arts
and Humanities  
Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation
S. Kann Sons Company Foundation
The Ada and Albert Wibel 
The Elizabeth R.Shoemaker
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 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.
LLDHH designation numbers are:
United Way #8007
CFC #2502

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Resident Art Program Exhibit
6:30 pm
Super Bowl Party
7:30 pm
The Olympics Opening Ceremony
2:30 pm
Mardi Gras Party
2:30  am
Valentines Day Party
2:30 pm
President's Day Social
2:00 pm
Squeals on Wheels Pet Visit
2:00 pm
Black History Month Celebration
2:30 pm
Resident Council Meeting

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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