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


Dear Friends,
Opening up your home to company can be a formidable yet incredibly rewarding experience. And, so it was on May 25th when, despite the rain and storms, we opened up our Home to our many supporters. With hand-painted shoes and handbags (thank you, resident artists!), food, music and wine, we shared in the joys of the Home and our mission of service to low and modest income elders. I am so very pleased to let you know that we exceeded our fundraising goal, in large part due to the generosity of so many individuals and local businesses. Both our silent auction and resident art sale were more successful this year than ever before. Again, let me thank all of those who made this achievement possible, especially the loyal, devoted and caring crew who comprise our Resident Art Program volunteers. Their weekly classes are rewarding for so many reasons but most certainly because of the feeling of accomplishment that each volunteer shares with the residents.

I think that Michael Akin, this year's Laura Lisner Award recipient, truly captured the essence of the evening and the spirit that permeates the Home on a Facebook post taken from his remarks delivered at the Award ceremony. Thank you, Michael, for penning such moving words:

"The Lisner Home is a remarkable place, where seniors can live lives of love, respect and dignity regardless of income. As it should be! This should not be a unique model, but it is. We must support the Lisner Home, and more like it!"

Many thanks to each of you reading this newsletter for all of the support and devotion you have demonstrated to our mission of service.


Michael P. Akin (center with wife Wendy on the left), Chris Tawa, Lisner Board President, (far left), Sue Hargreaves, Administrator and Ward Orem, CEO. 
Michael shows off his gift of hand-painted shoes by the resident artists of the Home.

Hand-painted shoes and accessories by the resident artists that were exhibited and sold at the fundraiser.
A view of the Resident Art Gallery.  Pictured is resident, Forrest Bolden, with art class volunteer, Lisa Finn.

Guests getting ready to place their bids on silent auction items.  

Resident artist Jackie Kelly (center) wearing her hand-painted shoes along with Chris Alvear, Resident Art Director, Lisa Finn and Michael Roy (art class volunteers).  Also shown is a painting of "The Odyssey" by the late JT Henderson, Resident Artist. 

In This Issue
Quick Links

We wish to thank our sponsors for supporting the
"National Wine Day"
May 25, 2017 

Bank of America
Bay City Pest Managment Co., Inc. 
Bollinger Energy Corporation
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Brightstar Communications, Inc.
Cooper & Crickman
Hamilton Insurance Company
Hertzbach & Company, P.A.
HPSI Purchasing Services LLC
The Elizabeth R. Shoemaker
The Family Council of the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home 
The Henry and Annie Hurt Home  for the Blind
The John Dickson Home
The Resident Council of the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home

Radiation Physics, Inc.  
Ward Orem
Marta Anne Schneider, MD
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Tobriner
The Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.  

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 Foundation
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


Staci Collar, the Home's Director of Activities, will be leaving us to move to Texas with her family at the end of the month. In her own words, she describes how she feels about leaving the Home:
"I have been working at the Home for the past 13 years.  Leaving the Home was not an easy decision for me by far, it took me a while to agree to move to Texas and essentially 'start over.'    I have loved every minute working here and will miss the staff and residents who are my second family!  You really do feel a different kind of love here, it is hard to describe it unless you come feel it yourself.  Karen Phillips will be taking my place as the Director of Activities and I know she will do great things for the Home!   It is very strange to let go of what you know and love for 13 years but it is time for me to explore a new adventure.  I am not saying goodbye but see you later."
Staci, we will miss you and wish you and your family the best of luck in your new home. However, before you leave we must ask you a few questions:

1. Will you be trading in your MINI-Cooper for a truck?
2. Does Chris have a grill big enough to barbecue a steer?
3. What about those Dallas Cowboys?
4. Will you switch from Coke to Dr. Pepper?
So we don't want to mess with Texas and hope that y'all will be fix'n to invite us down in the future.  And remember that Texas chili has no beans, and
there's nothing that can't be deep fried.  And as Willie Nelson once said "No place but Texas would I ever roam. No place but Texas, my home, sweet home."

Staci Collar (right) Director of Activities, with Karen Phillips who will be taking Staci's place after she moves to Texas
2:00 pm
Reverend Annie
2:45 pm
Art Class/Ice Cream Truck
2:30 pm
Resident Council
              12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Caribbean Day
Love in Action Ministry
6:30 pm
3:00 pm
Wine & Cheese
3:00 pm
Birthday Party
6:45 pm

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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