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

Dear Friends,

In the August newsletter, Sue Hargreaves, the Home's Administrator, my colleague and my friend, noted that I was about to mark my 40th anniversary here at the Home. Her kind words kicked off a whirlwind of celebrations that were, to say the least, humbling, touching and, knowing me, tear-producing. Let me begin by saying that the warm wishes and kindness shown me have been overwhelming.
That said, I must note that my forty years here on Western Avenue have been my pleasure, my joy and my comfort. Frankly, I owe to the residents (those we now serve and those who remain a part of my years of memories), their families and friends, the Board of Directors (past and present), our community of supporters and, certainly, the LLDH Home team of devoted staff my gratitude for making this journey so remarkable. The many lives we have touched, the many dreams that have become realities and the bonds that have been created are the genuine gifts that I have been given each day that I have been at the Home.
I have noted, in past newsletters, that my motivation for going into the elder care field was directly related to my maternal grandmother. Her simple, warm, loving and spiritual life helped me to realize that our time on earth is more than simply a means to an end. Rather, it is a time given to us to do what is right, what is worthwhile, and what makes a difference in the lives of those around us. For all that she gave to me and for all that these forty years have provided me, I will be forever thankful.
Let our anniversaries inspire us to move forward, meeting the needs of future generations of elders in our community and let us re-dedicate ourselves to continuing to live the mission of the Home.
In loving gratitude,

A Fond Goodbye to Lee Jarrett
Lee Jarrett, Associate Director of Activities, will be leaving the Home and moving with his wife, Lauren, to Atlanta, Georgia in September. Lee has worked in several capacities at the Home for over 17 years. He first came here in 2001 with a group of students from Frostburg State University to work on an "alternative" spring break community service program and returned a year later to participate in a summer internship program. Lee became a permanent part of the "Lisner family" when he was offered the job as Assistant Director of Activities in 2003.  Lee obtained his Master's Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration in 2007 and was promoted to Associate Director of Activities and Volunteer Coordinator in 2007.

Each and every one of us who has come to know Lee will miss his smiling face, dynamic personality, professionalism, and the love he has brought to the residents of the Home. We wish you, Lee, and Lauren much happiness and success in your new life in Atlanta!

Lee Jarrett with Sue Hargreaves and Ward Orem
Fit and Well Seniors YMCA DC-Based Program

The Home has partnered with the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington to provide our residents with a free monthly exercise program. The Y's Fit & Well Seniors program caters to the needs of more than 100,000 seniors residing in DC. Launched in 2010 in partnership with CareFrist BlueCross BlueShield, this program helps seniors find energy, movement and a support network. This program compliments our already ongoing daily open gym and twice weekly exercise classes.

Angela Rice, fitness instructor with the YMCA, introduced our residents to her program "Sticking Around." Each resident is given a pair of drumsticks to hit together to the beat of a pop rock song. By beating the sticks together, the residents get the full sensation of hearing and feeling the beat and rhythm of the sounds, while increasing their strength and mobility. Every resident in the room was beating those sticks together, and singing; it was a joyful noise!

Angela Rice instructing the residents during her class "Sticking Around."

Washington Performing Arts Visits the Home

The Washington Performing Arts has been connecting the community to artists for more than 50 years. The Home has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the Washington Performing Arts and has benefited from the wonderful musical artists who have shared their talents with the residents and staff. The vocal/piano duo of Dehrric Richburg and Penni Larrette, brought their personal sounds of rhythm and blues, soul and pop, to the residents of the Home for an enriching, lively hour of entertainment. We look forward to many more shared experiences between our residents and the artists supported by the Washington Performing Arts.

Penni Larrette and Dehrric Richburg

Two Girls and a Boy

The Home's nursing staff gave a baby shower for three Certified Nursing Assistants who will be going on maternity leave in late September and early October.  Pictured above from the left is Rebecca Mesole, Soila Oliver, and Shanise Young.  Can you  guess which one is having a girl or boy?  The shower was organized by Megan Mattero, the Nursing Facility Unit Manager.
In This Issue

Thank You to Our 
Generous Sponsors 

"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
Medline Industries, Inc.

Bollinger Energy Corporation
Brightstar Communications, Inc. 
Cooper & Crickman, PLLC
Enginuiti, Inc.
Ergo Solutions LLC
Hysong Funeral Home
L. Ward Orem
The Family Council of the LLDH Home
David and Connie Povich
Radiation Physics, Inc. 
The Resident Council of the LLDH Home
Marta Anne Schneider, MD

Bay City Pest Managment, Inc.
HPSI Purchasing Services, LLC
Jackson & Campbell, P.C.
Payroll Network
The Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. 


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

2:00 pm
Labor Day Holiday Bingo
3:00 pm
YMCA Excercise Program "Sticking Around"
2:30 pm
Happy Hour
2:30 pm 
Squeals on Wheels Pet Visits
2:45 pm
Art Class
2:30 pm
Wine, Cheese & Music Social
2:30 pm
Food Service Committee Mtg & Resident Council
2:00 pm
Reverend Watson Church Service
11:00 am
Odyssey Boat Trip
2:00 pm
Performance - Dale Jarrett
2:30 pm
Sunday Social and Ice Cream

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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