... A monthly newsletter from the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home
March 2020



Nothing is more important than ensuring the safety and well-being of the residents of the Home, as well as of all of the staff who devote themselves to their care and those of you who are resident family members and friends. In these times of heightened awareness about the spread of infectious diseases, we remain especially vigilant about observing the important safety and health protocols that help keep us safe. We want to reassure everyone that all of us at the Home are doing our part to minimize any risks residents, employees and visitors may face. Prevention of illnesses is one of our primary responsibilities and is just as much a part of our daily care plan as serving tasty, nutritious food, providing enjoyable recreational activities, and generally making everyone feel right at home.

So we will continue to keep staff well-trained on safety procedures, apply basic cleanliness and hygiene rules, and urge anyone who may have symptoms such as a fever, cough, sore throat, and/or respiratory problems to please limit exposure to other people by staying at home and also seeking prompt medical attention. We receive updates as needed from the DC government, including the Mayor's office and the Department of Health, and are confident that we are fully prepared to deal with whatever medical and safety issues may come our way. As always, you have our thanks for being part of the Home's community of service. Stay healthy!


    Visiting the Home to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus
The Home is taking every precaution to protect our residents and staff from the spread of coronavirus.
We ask those of you who wish to visit the Home to follow the protocol listed below:    
  • Please stay home if you are feeling symptoms of an upper respiratory infection including cough, fever or shortness of breath.
  • Face masks are for sick individuals and are used to protect the public. They are not to be used to protect yourself from the spread of the virus.
  • Use hand sanitizer upon entering the building and often thereafter.
  • Follow CDC Travel Guidelines.

Come on Down!

The residents of the Home had a chance to join in on their own version of the "The Price is Right!" Ward Orem acted as host, Drew Carey, while residents were contestants who guessed the price of items such a cookies, M&M's and socks!   Our very own Resident Art Director, Chris Alvear, was an actual contestant on the show which was filmed in December and later shown on the air. The residents watched as Chris was selected to "Come on Down" from the audience to participate! Who wouldn't have a great time watching "The Price is Right" and eating Krispy Kreme donuts!

Ward Orem hosting "The Price is Right" Gameshow for the residents


Employee Recognition
Joan Dunn, Human Resources Assistant, hosted the 16th annual Employee Recognition ceremony on February 27th. The staff gathered together to recognize those who have distinguished themselves by their length of service to the Home and its residents. Each honoree is presented with a certificate of recognition and a service year pin commensurate with their years of service by Ward Orem, CEO, and Sue Hargreaves, Administrator. Awards are given for one year of service, and then in increments of five years.

Doreen Williams receives her thirty year certificate and pin from Ward and Sue

Hazel dos Santos celebrates 25 years of service with Ward and Sue

Members of the Environmental Services Department received recognition, from left,   Noel Everett - 5 years, Clifton Cunningham - 15 years and Jolain Midi - 15 years.  Kneeling, Sharon Swann, Director of Environmental Services

for the
 Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home
Annual Garden Party
Thursday, May 28th
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5425 Western Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20015
Presentation of the Laura Lisner Award

Join us for a night of food, dancing and wine in the tented gardens of the Home.  Silent auction, resident artwork, music by Black Tie and much more.
For further information on the Home and ticket sales, please visit our website at or contact:  
Debra Lyle at 202-966-6667, ext. 3373 or     

In This Issue
Quick Links

FY 2019/2020 GRANTS

Ada and Albert Wibel Foundation
Aid Association for the Blind of the District of Columbia
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3E
DC Commission on the Arts
and Humanities  
John Edward Fowler Memorial Foundation
S. Kann Sons Company Foundation
The Elizabeth R. Shoemaker Home
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation



I f 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
3:15 pm
Crochet & Knitting Club
Men's club

2:30 pm
Squeals on Wheels Pet Therapy

11 2:00 pm Memorial Service and Reception

12 4:00 pm
Senior Group "What's In the Bag"

14 2:30 pm 

Happy Hour
2:30 pm

St. Patrick's Day Party

11:00 am
Musical Styles of Preston Jones

2:30 pm
Monthly Birthday Party
2:45 pm
Art Class
31 2:30 pm Food Service & 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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