Feldman Neighbors at St. Luke’s Home

Feldman Neighbors at St. Luke’s Home

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The Feldman Neighborhood Association turned out at St. Luke's Home to provide Neighbors' Night Out, which featured a dessert buffet, great music by DJ David Squires, better known as Kid Squid, and plenty of time to share food, conversation and fun. Neighbors from the surrounding area mingled with St. Luke's Elders. The event took place on October 19 from 6- 8 pm in St. Luke's East Courtyard. Representatives from Tucson's local law enforcement and fire houses were there . Also attending were the Honorable Olivia Cajero Bedford who represents District 3 in the Arizona Senate, and the Honorable Richard Elias, Pima County Board of Supervisors representing District 5. 
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I-PEP Back at St. Luke’s Home

I-PEP Back at St. Luke’s Home

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I-PEP Returns to St. Luke's Home The Geriatric Inter-Professional Education and Practice Program (I-PEP) Screening Clinic launched its 2017-2018 programs on September 9th with a clinic on Healthy Eating. I-PEP was created in partnership with the Arizona Health Sciences Center and the Arizona Center on Aging. It brings students from UA's nursing, pharmacy, public health and medical colleges to St. Luke's for monthly clinics and educational presentations.  
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Happenings at St. Luke’s Home

Happenings at St. Luke’s Home

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September 8: The Southern Arizona Home Builders Association (SAHBA) Charity Classic Golf at Omni Tucson National Resort. St. Luke's Home is the designated beneficiary of proceeds. For more information contact Alicia at 520-207-0805 or adminassist@stlukeshometucson.org.
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Volunteers Honored at Special Celebration

Volunteers Honored at Special Celebration

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  St. Luke's Home Hosts Volunteer Thanks Event St. Luke's Home hosted a special celebration of the many individuals who donate their time and talent to all the Elders who live in the St. Luke's community. More than 45 volunteers attended the special event, organized by Program and Grants Manager Sally Krommes, who also contributed her artistic talent by creating the bright flowers that hung from the ceiling. The volunteers were warmly welcomed by all of St. Luke's Elders, and were celebrated with piano music presented by Susana Martinez and a special cake created by Culinary Director and Executive Chef Melissa Hernandez. Each volunteer received an originally created thank you card with a group photograph of the Elders, all of whom had the opportunity to share their thanks directly with…
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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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