Tucson Mayor Visits St. Luke’s Home

Tucson Mayor Visits St. Luke’s Home

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Tucson Mayor Rothschild Visits St. Luke's Home Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild visited St. Luke's Home on April 11. CEO L'Don Sawyer led him on a full tour of the community and the Mayor met with Elders at the Town Hall Meeting. The Elders had a number of questions for the Mayor with a focus on his plans for expanding senior housing options in Tucson. Mayor Rothschild carefully and thoughtfully answered all questions. He provided a full explanation of the range of housing options available and how the city funds services. He also offered an overview of the city's efforts to bring more jobs into Tucson, and described current efforts to raise the sales tax to provide additional revenue for road repair. When asked to describe Tucson in fifteen seconds, he…
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Empty Lot Becomes St. Luke’s Dog Park

Empty Lot Becomes St. Luke’s Dog Park

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Girls Scouts Anna Kirkpatrick, Kennedy Warrilow and Natalie Mak helped paint the new mural Nominated by: Dev Sethi. Why: The trio of ninth-grade students volunteer at St. Luke's Home, an assisted living community for people with limited means. They came up with the idea to turn an empty lot behind the home into a dog park for residents. They sought donations of landscaping, tile work, painting, seating, art and more. They turned the plot into a community space. The park opened last month and its has become a wonderful place for residents, Sethi wrote. "These young ladies have done a wonderful act of kindness for the elderly residents of St. Luke", Sethi wrote.
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L'Don Sawyer Publishes Op Ed in Arizona Daily Star

L'Don Sawyer Publishes Op Ed in Arizona Daily Star

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Pima County's St. Luke's Home Offers Viable Assisted-Living Model For All By L'Don Sawyer Special to the Arizona Daily Star, November 22,2016 Researchers in the United States are taking a hard look at the medical link between loneliness and decreased mobility, depression and early death for Elders. Among the key findings: loneliness is a greater predictor of early death than obesity. According to Dr. Carla M. Perissinotto, geriatrician at the University of California, San Francisco, "The profound effects of loneliness on health and independence are a critical public health problem. It is no longer medically or ethically acceptable to ignore older adults who feel lonely and marginalized." While loneliness has long been studied sociologically and psychologically, researchers are just now beginning to examine medical impacts. They have found strong links…
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Celebrate St. Luke’s New Mural!!

Celebrate St. Luke’s New Mural!!

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Celebrate St. Luke's New Mural!! Join us for a very special dedication of the beautiful new mural that was painted by local Girl Scouts from Troop 640 for the enjoyment of all the Elders at St. Luke's Home. The dedication will take place on Sunday, November 20th, from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM in the back garden at St. Luke's Home.  The sky blue mural covers two walls in the back garden and features bright flowers, butterflies and dogs. Join us for light refreshments and help us say thank you to the Girl Scouts!  Parking is available behind St. Luke's on Lee Street. Join Us!!
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KXCI's Kidd Squid Celebrates Halloween at St. Luke's

KXCI's Kidd Squid Celebrates Halloween at St. Luke's

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  Halloween arrives early at St. Luke's with a very special celebration on Thursday, October 27, 2 pm "“ 3 pm at St. Luke's. The celebration will feature costumes, face-painting, lots of games and sweets for all! A very special guest, KXCI's Kidd Squid, will spin his music genius with Halloween-themed songs full of eerie sounds, haunting tunes and spooky, creepy music! Members of the Board of Visitors will add their own magic with lots of games, costumes and cake for all.  A perfect chance to get your scared on with a big jolt of holiday spirit!
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Double Your St. Luke's Tax Credit Donation

Double Your St. Luke's Tax Credit Donation

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  The Arizona State Legislature passed a new law in 2016 that doubles the tax credit donation for non-profits like St. Luke's that serve low income families. For 2016, a married couple can donate up to $800 and an individual can now donate up to $400 and receive the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. And, if you do not itemize, you can still participate. This donation can be made in addition to any contributions to a school or veteran's group.  In other words, you can now significantly expand your ability to designate where your tax money is spent. Contributions to St. Luke's in the Desert, Inc., can be received up until April 15, 2017, and still be claimed on your 2016 tax returns. Contact your tax advisor on how to file. St.…
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Briefs for Buns! Adult Brief Drive

Briefs for Buns! Adult Brief Drive

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Briefs for Buns! Adult Brief Drive Help the Diaper Bank build a mountain of 10,000 briefs at St. Luke's Home! More than 50% of seniors struggle with incontinence, and 10% live in poverty. Chances are, someone you love deals with this problem on a daily basis. The need is real"”and growing"”but you can help! Drop off a box of adult briefs and enter a chance to win a gift basket"”and get some fresh-baked buns!   Join TMC, PCOA, St. Luke's and the Diaper Bank October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM 615 E. Adams St., Tucson, AZ 85705   [button color="red" size="full_width" link="http://www.diaperbank.org/events/briefs-for-buns/" target="_blank"]Visit diaperbank.org for more info[/button]   Unable to make it on October 1? Drop off adult briefs or donations for the Diaper Bank at TMC for…
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St Luke's Home Wishlist

St Luke's Home Wishlist

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St. Luke's Home now has an Arizona Daily Star wish list titled Nonprofits' wish list: Playground stuff, cat food, kids clothing   Wish List Toilet tissue, "Forever" first-class stamps, 8½-by-11-inch copier/printer paper, self-adhesive name badges, toiletry items, pet store gift cards, mini-refrigerator, grocery-store gift cards, taxi gift cards or Uber credit for transportation, dry-erase markers, landscape cleanup, garden gloves, solar spotlights. Address: 615 E. Adams St., Tucson, AZ 85705   [button color="red" size="full_width" link="http://tucson.com/news/local/nonprofits-wish-list-playground-stuff-cat-food-kids-clothing/article_e479e6a4-5822-5799-9e3b-6b681daa3cd5.html" target="_blank"]Click Here to See the Full Wishlist[/button]
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Arizona Daily Star Featured Article on St. Luke's Home

Arizona Daily Star Featured Article on St. Luke's Home

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[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_image admin_label="Image" src="http://www.stlukeshometucson.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/AZ-Daily-Star-2016.jpg" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" use_overlay="off" animation="left" sticky="off" align="left" force_fullwidth="off" always_center_on_mobile="on" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] [/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] St. Luke's Home was recently featured in an Arizona Daily Star article titled Tucson assisted-living elders help teach future professionals. Below is a small bit of the article/    Tucson assisted-living elders help teach future professionals By Stephanie Innes Arizona Daily Star St. Luke's Home in midtown Tucson feels more like a bustling dormitory than an assisted-living facility. It wouldn't be a stretch, given its location near the University of Arizona. And while it is a residence for seniors, St. Luke's is also a learning lab for aspiring medical professionals. On a recent morning, the St. Luke's dog, Rio, an energetic black Lab, had…
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Lessons in Aging

Lessons in Aging

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Here at St. Luke's Home, we pride ourselves in sharing the wealth of knowledge.  UA Med Start students have been visiting with our Elders for the past several Sundays to experience the Eden Alternative philosophy.   Recently, Az Daily Star health reporter Stephanie Innes visited SLH to speak to Med Start students regarding their experience. https://youtu.be/MU5U5__ElfQ
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