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September 2021 Newsletter

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    St Luke's Home Newsletter September 2021 Executive Director Report Welcome to Fall! It has been one of the wettest and hottest summers on record in Tucson. It is so green that it doesn’t look like our beloved desert. Who knew we had green mountains? Fall is coming, the mosquitos will exit, and we will enjoy being outside again. There is lots of excitement at St Luke’s Home. The Silver Chef Culinary Competition is coming up on October 23, and we are planning a fun-filled day. Check out the article below for more details. The food, drink, and company will be better shared with all of you. On another note, the pandemic continues to roar, and we are taking all precautions necessary to keep everyone safe. We have mandated…
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August 2021 Newsletter

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    St Luke's Home Newsletter July 2021 Executive Director Report I have always known that St Luke’s Home is a special place but now I know why. Hello Family and Friends of St Luke’s Home,  It has been an amazing month. I want to thank everyone for the warm welcome I have received from the Elders, staff, volunteers, the Board, and the community. I have met so many people that my memory is being tested trying to remember everyone’s name. There is so much excitement around here with new staff and Elders, the joy is evident when walking down any hall. We have had entertainment, volunteers, and families back in the Home and we had a big Hawai’ian Party. While we are still being diligent in keeping out COVID-19, we are welcoming–with…
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July 2021 Newsletter

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    St Luke's Home Newsletter July 2021 CEO Report Hello Family and Friends of St Luke’s Home,  Allow me to introduce myself. I am Terri Waldman, the interim CEO of St Luke’s Home. I have been part of St Luke’s Home for some years on the Board of Directors and have long supported our vision and mission to:  Provide quality of life for low-income Elders to age with dignity in an assisted-living community. Change can be challenging and I am certain some of you are concerned about the CEO and other leadership changes. I want to assure you that St Luke’s Home is going to be just fine. The existing team of leaders, care partners, culinary staff, and housekeepers are committed to maintaining the quality of life that our…
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June 2021 Newsletter

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St Luke's Home Newsletter June 2021 Fond Farewell It is with mixed emotions I report that I have decided not to extend my 2020-2021 CEO contract with St Luke's Home. My time here has been an amazing and life-changing experience. It has been a great pleasure to become friends and an advocate to our beloved Elders; to watch the professional growth of our incredible and compassionate staff; and to get to know the St Luke's Home families, especially our caring donors. These last two years, we have made great infrastructure improvements on staffing leadership, technological upgrades, budget savings, record keeping, safety, and donor communications. But our biggest success together is beating the odds of COVID-19. St Luke’s Home has surpassed all measurable statistics on the effects of COVID-19 in Long…
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Arizona Daily Star Article: Home Instead, Sam Levitz donate $60,000 to Tucson assisted living facility for furniture

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Arizona Daily Star May 17, 2021 St. Luke’s Home, a Tucson assisted living facility, has been awarded a $60,000 grant to purchase new furniture. Home Instead Charities, the charitable arm of Home Instead, made $30,000 available to the local franchise to donate to a senior-focused nonprofit. Home Instead Tucson designated $25,000 of that grant to St. Luke’s Home and then matched it, giving the facility a combined grant of $50,000. When Scott Ehrsam, owner of Home Instead Tucson, learned St. Luke’s was in need for furnishings, he reached out to Sam Levitz. In addition to providing favorable pricing on the furniture, Sam Levitz added $10,000 to the grant to purchase new furnishings for the home, bringing the total to $60,000. Home Instead Tucson has been a longtime partner with St.…
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Thank You La Frontera!

Thank You La Frontera!

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Maintenance Manager, Jose Acedo, in our new van. A special thank you goes out to our friends at La Frontera Arizona. St Luke’s Home is pleased to accept this 2005 Chevrolet Minivan for our crew. Until now, staff had to rent trucks or use personal vehicles for work purposes. This van allows St Luke’s Home staff to make quick trips to the Hardware store, Costco, and Fry’s. Thank you, La Frontera Arizona!
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May 2021 Newsletter

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St Luke's Home Newsletter May 2021 CEO Report Where did April go?  I hope everyone is well. For me the month flew by; however, it could be because things around the Home have been very busy. It was the first time in 13 months the Elders left the Home for community outings, shopping, and visiting loved ones. St Luke’s Home continues to follow ADHS and Pima County guidelines on safety and sanitization protocols. On April 15, 2021, along with St Luke’s Home’s Board President, Michael McCrory, we hosted the State of the Annual Home Meeting and shared updates on Board Committee work. I shared several statistics on how St Luke’s Home beat the odds this past year. I also was honored to present St Luke’s Home’s new logo promoting a brighter…
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Baile 102 Celebration

Baile 102 Celebration

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04/30/2021 The last in-person Baile de las Flores celebration was in 2019. The 100th Anniversary was absolutely beautiful at Star Pass Resort, with over 300 tickets sold and over $250,000 raised for the Elders. In 2020 St Luke’s Home had to cancel the 101st Baile at the last minute due to COVID-19, yet many donated the ticket cost instead of accepting a refund. This year, 102nd Baile was held at St Luke’s Home with the Elders participating in all the festivities! We enjoyed learning about the history of the Baile, listened to mariachi music, danced with the folklorico dancers, and raised our glasses to cheer the winner of the New Beginnings Champagne Basket.  Congratulations to St Luke’s Home Board Member, Maria Elena McElroy, who won the drawing for the New…
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State of the Home 2021

State of the Home 2021

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Thank you to our friends and families who joined the State of the Home meeting on 04/15/21 . St Luke’s Home has truly beat the odds this past year, in so many ways. It was great to have the Elders attend and hear from the Board President, Michael McCrory, as well as our CEO, Dr Linda Hollis, on a year in review. Watch the Video Here. https://youtu.be/3xeRvSHl0Uk
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April 2021 Newsletter

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St Luke's Home Newsletter April 2021 CEO Report Friends, I hope you and your loved ones are well. As I began to prepare my message this month, I thought it would be interesting to view my message from last year. In April 2020, I spoke of my one-year Anniversary at St Luke’s Home and being honored by many of  you at the 100th Baile. I then spoke of the difficult yet necessary decisions I had to make in order to prevent COVID-19 from entering our Home.    This month, I can speak about my second Anniversary at St Luke’s Home and where we are with COVID-19. AARP released an article on February 25, 2021, titled, 6 Shocking Statistics From a Year of COVID-19 in Nursing Homes by Emily Paulin. Highlighted in…
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