... A monthly newsletter from the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home
November 2019


Dear Friends,
This is a month of true thanksgiving here at the Home. First, we celebrate Veterans Day in honor of all of the men and women who have served in the US military and protected this country in times of peace and war. We are planning a special "pinning ceremony" in which we will publicly acknowledge the service and sacrifices made by our resident veterans with a unique veterans' pin as well as giving them an opportunity to share part of their personal story. We also always look forward to the traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner where turkey and all the trimmings set a festive mood among all of the residents and their families. Residents really enjoy visits over the holiday season. Reminiscing with others is so important and validating to the residents. Last week, while attending a care plan meeting, a resident shared these words from her father..."memories are souvenirs that time turns into treasures." These words really resounded with me and I wanted to share them with you as I truly believe that they are pearls of wisdom.
As we move into our 81st year of service to low and modest income seniors of DC, I also want to take this opportunity to send a grateful "Well done!" to all of the staff as the Home has, once again, earned distinction for ranking in the top 10% high performing nursing homes nationwide for 2019-2020, as designated by US News and World Report. This recognition extends not only to our long term care services but to our short term rehabilitation services as well; the Home was one of only three facilities in DC which received this recognition for both types of services.
I wish all of you a safe and happy Thanksgiving!


As part of our Veteran's Day celebration this year at the Home, we are going to honor our veterans with a small service. We are going to have a family member who is active duty Navy present any veteran who chooses to be recognized with a certificate thanking them for their service; we will also present them with an American flag pin. 

The following residents who have served in the United States Armed Forces will be honored:

Alice Adams

Ray Bloom

Clarence Chitty

Edgar Dinkins

Walter McLaughlin

Paul Rockelli

Robert Smallwood

Ellis Turner

John Wiggins

 Annual Community Fun Fest

The annual Community Fun Fest was held on Saturday, October 19th on the grounds of the Home and was an amazing time for all.  This year we had more families join us than ever before to participate in many fun activities which included a moon bounce, hay maze, pony rides, face painting, petting zoo, ice cream truck, District Falafel Food Truck, DC Fire Truck, hot dogs and pizza, putt-putt golf, resident art sale,  and intergenerational art activities. We wish to thank the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3E for the wonderful grant to help pay for the art supplies.  

Family members enjoy painting the large wooden animals as part of the intergenerational art activities at the Home's Community Fun Fest.
Reverend Vanessa Watson (left), Pat Mirsky, Director of Nursing (center), with resident Johnsie Lucas, and Denise Minor (right) who works with St. John's Community Services in the Gift Shop at the Home.

Annual Halloween Costume Parade and Party

Staff members and residents join in for the Halloween Festivities  

Congratulations to the Washington Nationals, winners of the World Series! 
The Home held it's first ever World Series Party!  A raffle was held for a Championship Nationals baseball cap.  Resident Charles Overall was the winner of the prized cap!

As we enter this season of joy, sharing the warmth and love of family and friends, please think about the residents of the Home and how you can help them live their lives to the fullest.  A gift from you will help sustain the Home for years to come.  Here are some ways that you can show your support:
1.  You can make a contribution by clicking on the  Donate Now  button in this newsletter and you will be taken directly to the Home's website donation page.  Please consider joining our  Monthly Sustainer Program,  details of which can be found on the website donation page at
2.  When you shop for the holidays, please be sure to shop at  and the  AmazonSmileFoundation  will donate 5% of your total eligible purchase price to the Home; all you have to do is select the Abraham and Laura Lisner Home (AKA Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home) as the charitable organization you wish to receive donations.
3.  The Home is a member of  United Way of the National Capital Area  #5008, and the  Combined Federal Campaign  #25024.
4.  We invite you to explore the option of  Planned Giving  through a charitable bequest that you might establish in the future.
5.  While visiting the Home, please stop by  Kaufman's Gift Shop  located on Main Street at the Home.  The gift shop is staffed by volunteers from St. John's Community Center and offers a variety of items including scarves, handbags, jewelry, greeting cards, snacks, etc.  All proceeds go to benefit the residents of the Home.  
6. If you are looking for a unique holiday gift from our  Resident Art Gallery  contact Debbie Lyle at  or call 202-966-6667, ext. 3373.   

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Quick Links




The John Dickson Home
The Henry and Annie Hurt Home for the Blind
The Elizabeth R. Shoemaker Home


Hamilton Insurance Agency
The Louise Home
Matthew and Joanne Tobriner


Allied Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
Bank of America
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Hertzbach & Company, P.A. 
Hysong Funeral Home
LINK Strategic Partners
Medline Industries, Inc.
Somerset Development Company, LLC.


Bollinger Energy Corporation
Brightstar Communications, Inc.
Cooper & Crickman, PLLC
Douglas Development Corporation
Enginuiti, Inc.
The Family Council of the LLDH Home
Matthew and Lena Frumin
Jeremy and Suzanne Landsman/Avenue Real Estate
Carole B. Lewis, 
 Physical Therapist
Joel and Carolyn Nazdin
New Community Partners
OnePoint Partners
L. Ward Orem
David and Connie Povich
The Resident Council of the LLDH Home
Marta Anne Schneider, MD


Aquagy/Watersolv Inc.
Bay City Pest Management, Inc.
Blauch and Associates, LLC
Scott and Sue Hargreaves
Jackson & Campbell, P.C.
HPSI Purchasing Services, LLC
Jackson & Campbell
Thorn and Sharis Pozen
Radiation Physics, Inc.
Regional Construction Company, Inc.
The Charitable Foundation of the Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

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  
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

2:30 pm
Fancy High Tea Party
2:45 pm
Art Class and Mobile Ice Cream Truck

2:00 pm
Veteran's Day Pinning Service & Refreshments

13 2:00 pm Memorial Service & Repass

 10:30 am
the Price is Right Game

19 2:45 pm
Monthly Birthday Party


Cell Phone Workshop-Learn How to Text

2:30 pm
Karaoke Party

3:15 pm
Arm Chair Travel to Alaska
2:45 pm
Food Service Committee Meeting & Resident Council
28 11:00 am Friends & Family Thanksgiving Luncheon RSVP

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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