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February 2020 Newsletter

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  St. Luke's Home Newsletter February 2020      Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Get your St Luke's Home Fundraiser Tickets!  Silver Chef Culinary Competition St Luke’s Home is proud to present the First Annual Silver Chef Culinary Competition on Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at 615 E Adams St, Tucson, AZ 85705. Enjoy the finest hors d’oeurves created by an elite group of Executive Chefs who serve Assisted Living communities throughout Pima County. Judges for the competition include Wendy Gauthier, the 2019 Iron Chef of Tucson, and Lupita Murillo of KVOA. Join us for a delicious afternoon of friendship, music, and delectable treats as we award the Silver Chef of 2020.    Tickets are $25 per person. For advance tickets call Cass Eastham at (520)…
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January 2020 Newsletter

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  St. Luke's Home Newsletter January 2020      Happy New Year! A word from the CEO I want to start the first Newsletter of 2020 with my heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you who have touched the lives of St. Luke’s Home Elders this past year. All of you have made a significant difference in the lives of our Elders through your time spent at the Home, your gifts of kindness, your volunteer hours, and your generous donations. It is because of your considerable dedication to the Home, St. Luke’s continues to exude compassion, respect, and beauty to everyone we touch. It is with that note, I wish you all a very Happy New Year!     A Special Thank You to the Arizona Builders Alliance St. Luke’s…
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December 2019 Newsletter

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  St. Luke's Home Newsletter December 2019      Art Exhibit Builds a Special Bond by Karen Wright  “I don’t like smiling on command.” That was the response I received when I asked George if he would be interested in participating in the Don’t Look Away Photo Exhibition. When I assured him that I would prefer to capture him naturally, George grudgingly said, “Check back with me tomorrow.” Little did I know that it would be the beginning of a wonderful experience. Returning the following day to photograph other elders, I found George in the hallway sporting a bright yellow shirt (“so you could find me”), more than ready for his turn in front of the camera. Unfortunately, his day had not started out so well, but the more we…
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Don’t Look Away Photo Exhibition

Don’t Look Away Photo Exhibition

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Please join us for a wonderful afternoon. Sunday, November 10th | 2:30 to 4:30 pm St. Luke’s Home, 615 East Adams St., Tucson, AZ Remarkable photographers Kathleen Dreier, Martin Mongan, and Karen Wright share their work, honoring the grace of aging. The result is a powerful visual composition honoring our mission to provide quality of life for low income Elders to age with dignity in an assisted living community. Photo taken by Karen Wright
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November 2019 Newsletter

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    St. Luke's Home Newsletter November 2019           Photo by Karen Wright Don't Look Away! Sunday, November 10 at 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm St. Luke’s Home Join us in celebrating the beauty of our Elders who call St. Luke’s “Home.” Remarkable photographers Kathleen Dreier, Martin Mongan, and Karen Wright share their work of honoring the grace of aging. The result is 24 Elders sharing their stories through a powerful visual composite; honoring our Mission: To provide quality-of-life for low-income Elders to age with dignity in an assisted living community. Join us for a lovely afternoon of breaking down the walls of Ageism. Please Don’t Look Away from the value, wisdom, and contributions of our Elders.        Save the Date! - Baile de Gracias…
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October 2019 Newsletter

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    St. Luke's Home Newsletter October 2019            Photos by Karen Wright Don't Look Away! We are celebrating the beauty of our Elders who call St. Luke’s “Home.” Remarkable photographers Kathleen Dreier, Martin Mongan, and Karen Wright share their work of honoring the grace of aging. The result is a powerful visual composition honoring our Mission: To provide quality-of-life for low income Elders to age with dignity in an assisted-living community.  Please save the date and join us for a lovely afternoon of exquisite artwork, light refreshments, and fellowship on: Sunday, November 10 at 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm St. Luke’s Home       Inter-professional Education Program (IPP) Medication Safety Clinic The University of Arizona's partnership with St Luke's Home continues. Preceptors Dr. Jennie Lee…
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September 2019 Newsletter

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  St. Luke's Home Newsletter September 2019          St. Luke’s Home Continues to Attract Attention of Politicians! Last month we hosted a Meet and Greet with all the Mayoral Candidates for the City of Tucson. Also in attendance was Councilman Paul Durham. On Tuesday, August 12th, Congressman Raul Grijalva and Community Liaison Cassandra Becerra toured St. Luke’s Home with Board President Michael McCrory, CEO Linda Hollis, Administrative Assistant Cass Eastham, and new Development Director Marie Reyna. On his tour, the Congressman met our resident pets, Daisy the desert tortoise and Rio. Daisy tried to follow the Congressman but found it difficult to keep up. Rio was his usual affable self. Congressman Grijalva spent time with our Elders, listened to their concerns, and offered help. He toured our…
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August 2019 Newsletter

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  St. Luke's Home August Newsletter       St. Luke's Catering is Open for Business!   We are excited to announce the official launch of St. Luke's Catering which will offer the award-winning creations of Chef Melissa (above left) and her Sous Chef Selina (right) to the broader community!  This social enterprise is launched as a means not only to share St. Luke's delicious food but also to add a new revenue stream to support St. Luke's Elders. What's offered? An array of fresh, seasonal foods made to order and presented with artful beauty. Selections include chicken salad mini-phyllo cups, wraps, homemade cakes made from scratch, fresh tossed salads with arugula, spinach and seasonal vegetables and charcuterie boards including sweet and savory, a special brunch board or a more…
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Linda Hollis Guest Opinion in Arizona Daily Star

Linda Hollis Guest Opinion in Arizona Daily Star

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In 10 short years, 20% of Arizona’s population will be 65 or older and nearly 30% of these individuals will be living on annual incomes of $25,000 or less. This “tsunami” of baby boomers, fueled by more than 10,000 a day turning 65 through 2030, threatens to land an economic and humanitarian wallop that can be avoided if we wake up and collectively ensure the care and housing that all elders deserve, no matter their economic standing. Without action too many of our elders will face substandard housing, inadequate care, poor nutrition, unaffordable prescriptions and the high levels of anxiety and depression that make people sicker and lead to multiple emergency room visits. Inaction costs money. And the price tag will be substantially higher tomorrow if we don’t invest in…
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July 2019 Newsletter

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  St. Luke's Home July Newsletter          Summer Means (even more) Youth at St. Luke's! St. Luke's earns its stripes every day as an Eden Model Registry with programs that bring through our doors volunteers who span the generations. Engaging with people of all ages helps remedy the three plagues of aging identified by Eden: loneliness, helplessness and boredom. And this summer, as usual, students of all ages brighten St. Luke's. St. Luke's partners with the University of Arizona MedStart program that completed its fifth year in July. The students played games with the Elders, organized donations to Goodwill, washed the St. Luke's van and hosted a pizza party for the Elders (pictured above). The program serves students who have completed their junior year in school, providing first-hand…
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