28th Annual Caregivers Spiritual Retreat
This day long Retreat is for caregivers of all faiths and provides an opportunity to come along side other caregivers and share their stories.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Retreat will be held at San Camillo
10200 W. Bluemound Rd.
Register for this event by calling (414) 259-6310
Lutheran Home Foundation Receives $125,000 Grant from the Siebert Lutheran Foundation!
The Lutheran Home Foundation received the wonderful news that the Siebert Lutheran Foundation will be giving a grant of $125,000 to upgrade the Lutheran Home’s chapel in 2014! In our grant application that was submitted on August 1st, we described this special project as below:
“The Lutheran Home Chapel was originally built in 1976 and was designed for a younger average age resident population; the space is dark, the acoustics within the chapel are not ideal, and the orientation of the altar make worshipping more difficult for our much older, frailer residents of today. Each week nearly 125 residents, their families, volunteers and guests enjoy worshipping together at the Lutheran Home; in addition, the service is broadcast throughout the building on a private channel expanding the number who participate weekly to well over 200. We would like to update the space with new finishes, improved lighting, better sound equipment and transmission, new camera equipment for clearer viewing in the chapel and on the units’ and residents’ televisions and a new position for the altar which would make the Pastor more visible by reducing the glare from a large skylight which is currently located over the altar.”
The donations we received at the Monarch Ball for the chapel’s audio/visual technology (totaling more than $51,000) will be combined with this generous gift. We are very grateful for this mission-focused gift that will greatly enhance the worship experience and comfort of each resident and all who use the chapel. WHAT A BLESSING!
Congratulations to the Children’s Center at the Lutheran Home on receiving accreditation from the NAEYC!!
Lutheran Home Foundation Receives $300,000 Grant to remodel 2nd Floor
The Lutheran Home Foundation has received a grant request of $300,000 which is fully funded by City of Wauwatosa’s Community Development Block Grant. This grant will fund nearly 100% of the expense to update the interiors of the resident living space.
Receiving this grant award is the result of a lot of hard work and prayers! What a great combination!
Memories in the Making Program
Lutheran Home is now 1 of 14 organizations in southeastern Wisconsin trained to offer the Memories in the Making® program.
“Alzheimer’s dementia brings with it a constant reminder of failures and losses. The Memories in the Making® Art program uses art to express trapped emotions and feelings inside. The ensuing sense of accomplishment brings renewed joy and self-respect to the patient or resident.”