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

Dear Friends,

As May begins, I find myself thinking about the many wonderful opportunities that this month provides for me to advocate for the Home and our mission of service to elders in need. There are times when I find myself thinking that my role here is "Chief Cheerleader" since I am a vocal and enthusiastic supporter of anything that contributes to our ability to empower low and modest income elders to live life to the fullest. Clearly, I embrace my "cheerleader" role, knowing that what I am promoting is a commitment to a mission.
May provides the residents, their families, and loved ones...along with the greater DC opportunity to experience first-hand that which we do so well - embracing the vision of our founders by striving to be a champion for low and modest income seniors, working to alleviate their hardships where we can and always doing so in a manner which recognizes their self-worth and promotes their dignity and independence. Our Mother's and Father's Day Brunch highlights the role that each resident, regardless of their parental status, has played in the lives of the generation they have nurtured.
And, of course, the month is highlighted by our Garden Party whose theme this year is "Where Hope Grows." This evening of festivities and the awarding of the Laura Lisner Award to an individual or group who has enhanced the quality of life for the aging population in our community serves to focus on the work we do and the joy of celebrating those who support our mission.   We hope each of you will join us on May 24th.
Finally, as we relish the return of warm weather, please take a moment to focus on the Home's logo and remember the significance of the sundial (notice its resemblance to the letter "L"). The article below describes the symbolism of our logo and how it translates into the reality of care, support, and love here on Western Avenue.
Thanks for being a part of our family and I look forward to seeing you on May 24th.


Humankind has relied on sundials for over 5000 years to tell time and to  regulate the rhythms of life.  They are a powerful symbol of  endurance and permanence and are often thought to represent  man's understanding of the heavens and his own place in the  cosmos.  A sundial's beauty and design throughout history is as  varied as the many cultures they represent yet one thing remains 
constant.  Every sundial is oriented with the Earth's axis and points to the pole star.  The fact that, no matter what orientation the dial face has, it always looks to the same point and can be interpreted in this distinctive way -- regardless of what differences we have in outlook, in beliefs, and in our every day lives, we here at the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home all focus on the same purpose.

Our mission is to provide extraordinary health and life care services  to low and modest income seniors of the District of Columbia, empowering them to live their lives to the fullest.  Today, it is more important than ever to savor the precious element of time. We hope you will look to our sundial and rediscover old dreams, pursue new goals,  and join us in fulfilling our mission and purpose.  

The beautiful armillary sundial in the gardens of the Home

News from the Family Council

The Family Council met on Monday, April 16th, to celebrate National Healthcare Decisions Day.   Members participated in discussions around advance directives, the national medical aid in dying movement, and the Home's End-of-Life Program.  The next Family Council meeting will be held in July and is open to Responsible Parties of all the Home's residents.

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In This Issue
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Thank You to Our 
Generous Sponsors FY2018
(to date)

"Garden Party -
Where Hope Grows"

Hamilton Insurance Agency
The Henry and Annie Hurt Home for the Blind
The John Dickson Home
The Louise Home
The Elizabeth R. Shoemaker Home
Matthew and Joanne Tobriner

Allied Pharmaceutical
 Services, Inc.
Bank of America
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Hertzbach & Company P.A.
KeyBank/Carolyn Nazdin

Brightstar Communications, Inc. 
Enginuiti, Inc.
Ergo Solutions LLC
Hysong Funeral Home
L. Ward Orem
Radiation Physics, Inc.
David and Connie Povich
Marta Anne Schneider, MD

HPSI Purchasing Services, LLC
Payroll Network

Aid Association for the Blind of
Washington, DC
Advisory Neighborhood
Commission 3E
Walter Brownley Trust 
DC Commission on the Arts
and Humanities  
John Edward Fowler Memorial Foundation
Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation
S. Kann Sons Company Foundation
The Ada and Albert Wibel 
The Elizabeth R.Shoemaker
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation



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

2:30 pm
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
3:00 pm
Derby Party
2:30 pm
Squeals on Wheels Pet Visits
11:00 am 
Mother's & Father's Day Brunch
2:30 pm
Monthly Birthday Party
2:00 pm
Dr. Bob "Everyday Life in the Middle Ages"
2:30 pm
Wine, Cheese & Music Social
2:30 pm
Monthly Food Service Committee & Resident Council Meeting
6:30 pm
Garden Party - Where Hope Grows
2:30 pm
Happy Hour
2:45 pm
Art Class

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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