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National Lutheran Awards $253,500 in Grants for 2017

December 6, 2016

National Lutheran Communities & Services’ (NLCS) Community Impact Council awarded 30 grants for the 2017 grant year, totaling $253,500. This marks the fourth year of the grant program, with a significant increase in amounts requested, number of grantees and awarded funds throughout Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, and Delaware. Last year, $221,250 and 21 grants were awarded through the program.

 “Once again we are gratified by the response that the NLCS Community Impact Program has received. The Community Impact Advisory Council was pleased to see so many high-quality proposals for 2017 containing a wide variety of programs that serve older adults who are aging in place,” NLCS’ Chief Philanthropy Officer Kathryn Baerwald said. “We also are well aware of the wonderful work that has been done by the 2016 grantees that have been bringing moments of grace to the lives of seniors throughout Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia and Delaware. We continue to give thanks to the NLCS Board of Trustees for making this possible.”

The Community Impact Program was established to enhance NLCS’ commitment to the greater community through working collaboratively with other organizations and continued efforts to enrich the lives of seniors. Each organization’s proposal met one of the following greatest needs identified by a recent community needs assessment: chronic disease management, navigating and accessing health care and social services, dealing with Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss, social isolation and financial insecurity. The awardees are:

  • Augusta Health Foundation in Staunton, Va., $15,000
  • Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester, Va., $15,000
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Inc. in Washington, D.C. and Southern Md., $13,000
  • Colonial Heritage Community Foundation, Inc. in Williamsburg, Va., $15,000
  • Community Ministries of Rockville's Elderly Ministries Program in Rockville, Md., $10,000
  • Crossroads Community Food Network in Tacoma Park, Md., $7,500
  • Diakon Adult Day Services at Ravenwood in Hagerstown, Md., $7,000
  • EveryMind in Rockville, Md., $5,000
  • Gaithersburg HELP, Inc. in Gaithersburg, Md., $4,000
  • Grace Network in Martinsville, Va., $5,000
  • GraceInside in Richmond, Va., $15,000.00
  • H.E.L.P. - Health Equipment Loan Program in Churchville, Va., $2,000
  • Highland Food Pantry, Inc. in Winchester Va., $4,000
  • Hospice Caring, Inc. in Gaithersburg, Md., $5,000
  • Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington, Inc. in Rockville, Md., $10,000
  • Jewish Social Service Agency in Rockville, Md., $7,500
  • Low Vision Center in Bethesda, Md., $2,000
  • Lutheran Church of the Abiding Presence in Burke, Va., $2,000
  • Lutheran Community Services, Inc. in Wilmington, Del., $15,000
  • Manna Food Center in Rockville, Md., $1,000
  • Mental Health America of Fredericksburg in Fredericksburg, Va., $10,000
  • Peninsula Agency on Aging, Inc. in Newport News, Va., $10,000
  • Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services in Culpepper, Va., $7,500
  • Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia in Norfolk, Va., $12,500
  • Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging in Front Royal, Va., $5,000
  • Shenandoah Valley Lutheran Ministries in partnership with Shenandoah County Health Ministry Coalition in Toms Brook, Va., $20,000
  • Silver Spring Village, Inc. in Silver Spring, Md., $7,500
  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Washington, D.C., $5,000
  • Valley Program for Aging Services in Waynesboro, Va., $11,000
  • We Are Family Senior Outreach Network in Washington, D.C., $5,000

 

About National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS)

Based in Rockville, Md., NLCS is a not-for-profit, faith-based ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) Delaware-Maryland, Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Virginia Synods, serving people of all beliefs. With more than 125-years’ experience, NLCS provides seniors with a variety of lifestyle, residential and health care options through retirement communities and services in Maryland and Virginia. Other communities and services sponsored by National Lutheran include The Village at Rockville in Rockville, Md., The Legacy at North Augusta in Staunton, Va., The Village at Orchard Ridge and myPotential at Home in Winchester, Va., and The Village at Crystal Spring in Annapolis, Md., subject to Maryland Department of Aging approval. For more information, visit www.nationallutheran.org

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Hear Us On WASH-FM!

November 18, 2016

National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) is getting into the Christmas spirit with its sponsorship of 24/7 holiday music on WASH-FM 97.1 from Nov. 18- Dec. 25 and on WMZQ 98.7 on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. You'll hear on-air spots for several of our communities and services, including:

Be sure to tune in for a holiday greeting from our President & CEO Larry Bradshaw (@SeniorCEO_LRB). You can listen live with the iHeart radio application on your smartphone or tablet, or by visiting washfm.com.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from the National Lutheran Family!

Dr. Classie Hoyle Joins National Lutheran Communities & Services’ Board of Directors

October 31, 2016

Rockville, MD- Dr. Classie Hoyle, Ph.D., has been named to National Lutheran Communities & Services’ (NLCS) Board of Directors for a two-year term. Board elections took place during NLCS’ July 2016 meeting. Hoyle’s board term begins October 2016. 

“Dr. Classie Hoyle brings a wealth of experience to NLCS’ Board. From her service to the City of Annapolis to her service in several other important community initiatives, she continually seeks ways to use her skills and talents to the benefit of others,” NLCS’ President & CEO Larry Bradshaw said. “We are pleased that she has joined our board and will lend her time and expertise to NLCS.”  

Hoyle brings extensive experience in education and public service. She served on the Annapolis City Council as an alderwoman for 12 years, nine of which were served on the Finance Committee and three of those nine years were spent chairing the Committee. Additionally, she chaired the Housing and Human Development Committee along with the Housing and Human Welfare Committee. During her term in office, she introduced or co-sponsored 37 pieces of legislation including a Charter amendment to title Council members and a bill to require moderately priced dwelling units to be included in all new City developments.

“It is with humility that I accept this two-year appointment to serve on the NLCS Board,” Hoyle said. “I look forward to extending my public service to include care of seniors.”   

Hoyle also participates in various other civic-minded boards, including YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County; Annapolis Area Ministries; A Tribute to Women of Color; Annapolis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; the Har-Pearl Spruill Foundation and the appointment to the Maryland Commission on Women. She is an active member of Mount Olive AME Church and serves on its Community Development Corporation Board.

She holds bachelor and master’s degrees from Morgan State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

About National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS)

Based in Rockville, Md., NLCS is a not-for-profit, faith-based ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) Delaware-Maryland, Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Virginia Synods, serving people of all beliefs. With more than 125-years’ experience, NLCS provides seniors with a variety of lifestyle, residential and health care options through retirement communities and services in Maryland and Virginia. Other communities and services sponsored by National Lutheran include The Village at Rockville in Rockville, Md., The Legacy at North Augusta in Staunton, Va., The Village at Orchard Ridge and myPotential at Home in Winchester, Va., and The Village at Crystal Spring in Annapolis, Md., subject to Maryland Department of Aging approval. For more information, visit www.nationallutheran.org

 

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National Lutheran Awards $221,250 in Grants to Local Organizations

December 1, 2015

National Lutheran Communities & Services’ (NLCS) Community Impact Council awarded 21 grants for the 2015-2016 grant year, totaling $221,250. This marks the third year of the grant program, with a significant increase in applicants and awarded funds throughout Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, and Delaware. 

 “Once again we are gratified by the response that the NLCS Community Impact Program has received.  Of greater significance is the wonderful work that all of these organizations are doing to enhance the lives of seniors throughout Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia and Delaware,” NLCS’ Chief Philanthropy Officer Kathryn Baerwald said. “Thanks should also be given to the Community Impact Advisory Council and the NLCS Board of Trustees for making this possible.”

The Community Impact Program was established to enhance NLCS’ commitment to the greater community through working collaboratively with other organizations and continued efforts to enrich the lives of seniors. Each organization’s proposal met one of the following greatest needs identified by a recent community needs assessment: chronic disease management, navigating and accessing health care and social services, dealing with Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss, social isolation and financial insecurity. The awardees are:

  • Catholic Charities in Washington, D.C. $15,000
  • Colonial Heritage Community Foundation in Williamsburg, Va., $17,500
  • Community Ministries of Rockville in Rockville, Md., $10,000
  • Crossroads Community Food Network in Takoma Park, Md., $7,000
  • Diakon Adult Day Services in Hagerstown, Md., $10,000
  • Family Services Inc., in Gaithersburg, Md., $15,000
  • Gaithersburg HELP, Inc., in Gaithersburg, Md., $5,000
  • Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation in Baltimore, Md., $5,000
  • Grace Network of Martinsville and Henry County, Va., $5,000
  • GraceInside in Richmond, Va., $15,000
  • Hospice Caring, Inc., in Gaithersburg, Md., $3,750
  • Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington in Rockville, Md., $15,000
  • Lutheran Community Services in Wilmington, Del., $15,000
  • Mental Health America of Fredericksburg in Fredericksburg, Va., $10,000
  • Mental Health Association of Montgomery County in Rockville, Md., $7,500
  • Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Warrenton, Va., $10,000
  • Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging in Winchester, Va., $8,000
  • Shenandoah Valley Lutheran Ministries in Tom’s Brook, Va., $20,000
  • Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke in Fairfax, Va., $10,000
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Washington, D.C., $10,000
  • Upper Montgomery Assistance Network in Gaithersburg, Md., $7,500

 

About National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) Based in Rockville, Md., NLCS is a not-for-profit, faith-based ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) Delaware-Maryland, Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Virginia Synods, serving people of all beliefs. Celebrating 125 years, NLCS provides seniors with a variety of lifestyle, residential and health care options through retirement communities and services in Maryland and Virginia.

Other communities and services sponsored by National Lutheran include The Village at Rockville in Rockville, Md., The Legacy at North Augusta in Staunton, Va., The Village at Orchard Ridge and myPotential at Home in Winchester, Va., and The Village at Crystal Spring in Annapolis, Md., subject to Maryland Department of Aging approval. For more information, visit www.nationallutheran.org

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NLCS’ CEO Attends White House Conference on Aging

June 17, 2015

National Lutheran Communities & Services’ (NLCS) President and Chief Executive Officer Larry Bradshaw recently took part in the White House Conference on Aging’s (WHCOA) regional forum in Boston, Massachusetts on May 28.

Earlier in 2015, the WHCOA launched a series of regional forums to provide input and ideas for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging (which will take place on July 13 in Washington, D.C.). The invitation-only forums are designed to engage with leaders in the field of aging, older adults, their families, caregivers, and others on key issues affecting older Americans.

To date, four other member organizations of the Lutheran Services in America (LSA) network have participated in the forums. Most recently at May’s forum Mark Pile, president and CEO of Diakon, represented LSA alongside NLCS’ Larry Bradshaw.

“This is an invaluable opportunity for us to give direct feedback to the Administration on vital issues affecting the millions of seniors who have entrusted their care to us,” said Bradshaw. “As the national voice for Lutheran social ministry, the LSA network is in a unique position to comment on the issues that the WHCOA is designed to address. With two-thirds of LSA’s members representing senior services, we can attest first-hand to the sea changes affecting our organizations, and how we can navigate these changes while not losing sight of our missions to care for older adults and their families.” 

The WHCOA has been held once a decade, beginning in 1961, and is designed to help chart the course of aging policy.  The 2015 Conference will focus on four areas:  ensuring retirement security; promoting healthy aging; providing long-term services and supports; and protecting older Americans from financial exploitation, abuse, and neglect. Additional information on Conference activities can be found at www.whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov. 

To learn more about the LSA Senior Services Network, visit: http://www.lutheranservices.org/seniorservices

 
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