Being a part of the fabric of a community is a vital element in the lives of all people. We teach our children to be engaged and to be integrated into their families, their schools and their broader environment. As adults, we became active in the life bustling around us, being ever mindful that by vesting in the world and our community, we enrich our own lives while also enriching the lives we may touch.
Focusing on community involvement and engagement is not left at the front door when entering the Home. Those who live at 5425 Western Avenue are certainly a part of the greater community and most certainly participate in the larger circle of the neighborhood. One can see this engagement throughout the course of any given day, month and year.
One of the shining examples of this involvement is our Community Fun Fest. Scheduled for October the 19th here at the Home, we open our home and our grounds to the neighborhood, their families and their friends. Working in collaboration with Friendship Children's Center, the Home becomes a playground for numbers of multigenerational activities. From the moon bounce, the petting zoo to the art projects available to all, we see a natural and genuine engagement from all who attend. Please join us for this very special event and know that we are active, vital members and contributors to the community in which we all live.
Please Join Us for the Annual Community Fun Fest
Saturday, October 19, 2019 11am- 2pm
The annual Community Fun Fest begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 19th on the grounds of the Home. Fun activities for the family include 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, inter-generational art activities, and Resident Art Sale.
STAFF FLU SHOT CAMPAIGN FOR
The flu season is upon us and that means getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. The flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits, and missed work and school, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.
The staff kick-off for the flu shot campaign begins October
2nd at 2 pm. The influenza vaccine is mandatory in DC for all health care workers and therefore, a requirement for all employees of the Home (some exemptions may apply). Thanks to Jackie Saint-Amour, Assistant Director of Nursing and Infection Preventionist, for organizing the campaign.
The Home Celebrates National Assisting Living Week
Established by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) in 1995, National Assisted Living Week provides a unique opportunity for residents, their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding communities to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for America's seniors and individuals with disabilities. The Home celebrated the week's theme of "A Spark of Creativity" from September 8-14, with a variety of activities. Some of the more notable events were the Grandparent's Day Ice Cream Social, a farmer's market, an Assisted Living luncheon with Greek foods, a cooking class with Alan Blanc (Rehabilitation Manager), wheel chair yoga, banana splits, Art Class, Dunkin Donuts coffee hour, and Double Money Bingo. The residents were encouraged to explore art therapy, social interaction and self-awareness and enjoy their own "Spark of Creativity!"
Residents enjoying "Wheel Chair Yoga" taught by Carly Ballard, Social Worker at the Home
National Assisted Living Week Resident Greek Luncheon
THANK YOU TO OUR 80TH ANNIVERSARY
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
The Family Council of the LLDH Home
Matthew and Lena Frumin
Jeremy and Suzanne Landsman/Avenue Real Estate
Carole B. Lewis,
DPT, GCS, GTC, MPA, PhD, PSOAE, FAPTA,
Joel and Carolyn Nazdin
New Community Partners
L. Ward Orem
David and Connie Povich
The Resident Council of the LLDH Home
Marta Anne Schneider, MD
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
S. Kann Sons Company Foundation
The Elizabeth R. Shoemaker Home
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
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Your pre-tax deduction will make a huge difference to the residents.
LLDHH designation numbers are:
United Way #8007