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October 2017 Newsletter

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  St. Luke's Home October Newsletter       St. Luke's Competes in Fast Pitch Tucson  St. Luke's Home was selected as one of 17 area non-profits to compete in Social Venture Partner's Fast Pitch Tucson. The competition is modeled like a typical venture-capital pitch. Participants work with mentors to boil down to three minutes a descriptive appeal to "sell" their nonprofits to donors and investors. Mentors Jan Knight, Bancroft Information Services (far left above) and Beth Miller of Beth L. Miller Communications (center) are pictured with St. Luke's CEO L'Don Sawyer during a recent practice session. Seven finalists will be announced the week of October 30th. The finalists will present their pitches in front of judges and the public on November 9 at the Leo Rich Teacher. A range…
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St. Luke Elders Visit Salpointe Catholic High School

St. Luke Elders Visit Salpointe Catholic High School

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Elders Learn Social Media Skills at Salpointe A group of St. Luke's Elders visited Salpointe Catholic High School on October 5 for a special training, The Power of Social Media to Serve Social Justice.  The morning-long training by the Salpointe Morality class (pictured above). Elders learned the power of a wide range of platforms that can be used to further social justice in the country. 
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Friends and Family Night at St. Luke’s

Friends and Family Night at St. Luke’s

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Elders' Family and Friends Share Dinner at St. Luke's Nearly 100 people, including Elders and their family and friends, shared a delicious spaghetti dinner at St. Luke's Home on Sunday evening, September 24. The evening offered the opportunity for Elders' to invite those closest to them to share a meal, meet their friends in the St. Luke's community, enjoy great food and a beautiful evening of socializing and fun. Elders relished the opportunity to play host to those they loved. Several invited six or more of their friends and families and proudly introduced them to all. The spaghetti was delicious, conversation flowed, and Elders beamed. "It felt so special," one of them shared, "like hosting my family at a restaurant, a great night out!"  
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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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Michael Mongan Spotlight

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Everybody Loves Michael! Michael Mongan's (front row above) leads exercise class every Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 at St. Luke's Home. The Elders range in age from 61 to 95 and include the five women pictured above, all over the age of 90. Each Elder brings their own weights and begin showing up early to nab a chair. It is is obvious the Elders love the class and take their exercise seriously! Michael started volunteering at St. Luke's in 2009 as a weekend landscaping volunteer. He explained, "The 'walker brigade,' as I respectfully called them, would come out individually or in packs to sit in the courtyard and watch me weed and trim. They won me over with their politeness and gratitude." Michael first learned about St. Luke's when he…
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September 2017 Newsletter

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  St. Luke's Home September Newsletter     UA Students Return to St. Luke's Home  The University of Arizona is back in session and that means UA students  have returned to St. Luke's Home as part of several different programs offered through the UA-St. Luke's Home partnership. Elder Sleep Study: Fourth-year pharmacy students Kimberly Sassenrath (pictured above left) and Sandy Lee will be part of a team of students on a Sleep Research Project and Study for St. Luke's Elders this fall. Lead Investigator is Jeannie Lee, PhamD, BCPS, FASHP.  The proposed study was presented to the Elders at the August Town Hall meeting at St. Luke's. Sassenrath and Lee shared details on the study to discern Elder interest in participating. A sizable number of Elders indicated they would like to…
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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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Happenings at St. Luke’s Home

Happenings at St. Luke’s Home

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Happenings at St. Luke's Home August 14: Great turnout at Sazerac Creole Kitchen and Cocktails (pictured above). Thanks so much to everyone who came out to support St. Luke's Home! Much appreciated!!  Thanks also to Sazerac Creole Kitchen! 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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August 2017 Newsletter

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St. Luke's Home August Newsletter   Med-Start Program at St. Luke's Changes Lives   Rodrigo Valenzuela-Cordova (pictured above with St. Luke's CEO L'Don Sawyer), is a Tucson native and  senior at the University of Arizona. He is pre-med majoring in Public Health, and this summer, he returned to the Med-Start Health Careers program at St. Luke's as the Lead Counselor. The immersive Med-Start program, run through the College of Medicine and sponsored by the UA Office of Diversity, is a residential program that houses all student participants in a UA residence hall. It provides the students, all of whom are high school students heading into their senior years, first-hand experience with careers in health care including medicine, nursing, public health, and pharmacy. "St. Luke's Home is a living, breathing learning lab where students, like…
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July 2017 Newsletter

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  St. Luke's Home July Newsletter Three Generations of Family Support for St. Luke's Home  Sadie Smith (pictured on the left with St. Luke's Elder/volunteer Lois), is not only one of St. Luke's Home newest volunteers, she also is the third generation in her family to support the Elders at St. Luke's Home. Sadie, who will enter the 10th grade in August at Basis Tucson North, first came to St. Luke's at the age of five with her Aunt Leenie (also known as Eileen Starace) and Eileen's mother, Margaret, for Wii bowling. Eileen is a member of the Board of Visitors (BOV) Committee and co-chaired the Baile and Margaret, now deceased, was also a BOV member. And that's not all. Eileen's mother-in-law, Marilyn Starace, has a long history at St. Luke's.…
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