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


Dear Friends,

Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that it is 2017. Regardless of how time flies, we are ready for whatever challenges come our way.  The staff at the Home has always been very proactive in looking for new and better ways to serve the residents; the upcoming opening of the onsite eye care clinic is just one such example.  Additionally, throughout this year, we will be engaged in strategic planning to determine how we can best meet the future demand for our services among low and modest income seniors of DC.  In the immediate aftermath of the December 15th closing of the Washington Home, the city's oldest nursing facility, the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home is sensitive to the impact this may have on the community and how we might fill the gap left by the loss of such a historic home.

I am pleased to share that the entire staff continually chooses to view change as  an opportunity for growth.  So, please join with the Lisner family in facing the opportunities to better your lives, the lives of others, and that of our community.   I, for one, am excited about the year ahead and look forward to seeing you in the months to come.  Please stop by my office and say hello!
Wishing you all a happy, healthy and peaceful year.

All the best,

             New Year's Resolutions

You know what they say, "New Year's resolutions are a bit like babies: they're fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain."
January is a time when roughly one in three Americans resolve to better themselves in some way. Only a small percentage of people actually make good on those resolutions. It's hard to keep up the enthusiasm once the confetti is swept away. As Jimmy Buffet expressed in his lyrics to a "Trip Around the Sun" - "Yes, I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one." It's not, however, impossible to stick to your goals. There is something refreshing about resolving to make changes at the beginning of a brand new year. Here are some of the resolutions or comments made by the staff and residents of the Home for 2017:
"To live longer and healthier and live to be 100"
"I don't have any, I don't make resolutions but, on the other hand, I'd
like to take more time off"
"To be healthy and skinny"
"Say my prayers everyday"
"This year,  I'm going to beat the slot machines at the casino"
"I joined a gym, first time in years, so I can live a better lifestyle"
"Stay healthy and happy"
"Watch out for Trump"
"Don't spend money, save money, make money"
"To have a better life with Christ in 2017"
"I haven't thought about it"
"To be happy and well"
"Long live this place"
"More sleep, less food, be thoughtful of others"
"Good health, more reading and work on developing skills that
would help the residents of the Home"
"Make an effort to know each resident's name so that Santa
will have more efficient help passing out gifts"
Debbie Lyle
Executive Assistant to the Administrator
Development Coordinator
Western Grove Park
Coming to the Home's Neighborhood
This summer, the residents of the Home will be able to enjoy art class, picnics, and daily walks in a state-of-the-art park being built directly across the street from the Home. Western Grove Park is a joint project between the Montgomery County Parks Department and Chevy Chase Village. Once completed, it will be the first urban park of its kind in all of Montgomery County.
According to the Chevy Chase Village website, the park was created to be a tranquil oasis on the edge of a bustling urban center in our nation's capital. The property, a 1.9 acre parcel, was acquired through the Legacy Open Space Program that protects undeveloped land. The park is designed with the latest 21st century sustainable materials and amenities like WiFi.  The park will have a natural play space, built without metal and molded plastic; an in-ground stone human sundial; a specially hewn water feature; a bluestone seating plaza; full tree and shrub plantings; and, handicapped accessibility. Construction has begun and is expected to be completed by the summer of 2017.

In This Issue
Quick Links

"Floral Explosion" by Resident Artist Jackie Kelly
Save the Date
May 25th, 2017
Garden Party

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
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

2:30 pm
Resident Council
2:30 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute
2:00 pm
Crafts with Marlena
2:30 pm
Sandra Johnson Jazz Quartet
2:45 pm
Art Class/Ice Cream Truck
2:00 pm
Reverend Annie
11:00 am
Wedgwood Happy Hour and Lunch
2:30 pm
Bible Study
3:00 pm
Birthday 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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