Luther Manor: 4545 N. 92nd Street, Wauwatosa, WI 53225, 414-464-3880
"To share God's love by enriching the lives of older adults through excellent housing, care and services."
The United Lutheran Program for the Aging (ULPA) is a partnership between Luther Manor and 73 congregations of the ELCA, including Cross of Life. One of the finest senior living communities in Southeastern Wisconsin, Luther Manor has been caring and advocating for seniors for more than 50 years.
In addition to independent housing, assisted living and long term care options, they offer rehabilitation, adult day care and supportive services, hospice care and community outreach programs.
If you are interested in learning more about the programming at Luther Manor, how Cross of Life partners with them, or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Servanthood Advocate Kathy Conrad.
Thanks and Giving Sale: November 24, 2015 ~ 9:30-4:00 pm
Luther Manor will hold a Thanks and Giving Sale on Tuesday, November 24 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm in the Life Enrichment Room in the Health Care Center. Gently used toys will be collected Nov 16-20 (stuffed animals will not be accepted due to health concerns). Baked goods will be collected November 20 through the time of the sale. If you would like to donate either a gently used toy or baked good, please leave them in the church office and Kathy Conrad will deliver those items. Questions? Call Kathy at 262-392-4015.
HOW CAN YOU HELP LUTHER MANOR?
Volunteer During the Summer!
Summer Volunteer opportunities at Luther Manor are offered for young people ages 12 and older. If a young person in your life may be interested, please contact Lori Schulz in the LM Volunteer Services Dept. at (414-464-3880, ext. 577) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provide Cookies for Cart
Luther Manor is in need of cookies for their coffee cart. Once a day a coffee cart makes the rounds in the Health Care Center to spread conversation, coffee and cookies. Homemade cookies are always best, but store-bought are great, too! Don’t forget: whenever it's Girl Scout season, the residents would love any and all varieties. Drop off your cookies marked “Luther Manor” in the COL church kitchen and they’ll be delivered to Luther Manor to spread some cheer. Contact Kathy Conrad at 262-392-4015 with questions.
Donate Toward Den of Antiquity
In 2014 Luther Manor celebrated the milestone of raising $500,000 in its Den of Antiquity Shop. These monies go toward the cost of residents who have out lived their financial resources. Thank you to all who have already contributed items for this shop. Any items that you would donate to Goodwill, etc. are accepted. Contact Kathy Conrad at 262-392-4015 if you have items to donate.
NEWS & NOTES FROM LUTHER MANOR
LM Scholarship Named After COL Member
Congratulations to Cross of Life Member and Luther Manor Volunteer Jolene Hansen for having a scholarship created in her honor!
For the past 15 years, Jolene (at left in white) has been involved with TimeSlips Creative Storytelling, which is geared toward adults with dementia and Alzheimer’s. The goal of the program is to “replace the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine” and enable those with memory loss to connect with others.
TimeSlips sessions typically take place in LM’s Adult Day Center. A group of Adult Day Service participants and a handful of volunteers gather in a circle to discuss a pre-selected black and white photo. Leading the group is a TimeSlips-trained facilitator who invites those gathered to imagine aloud what is happening in the picture. The ideas are jotted down on an oversized tablet and a story unfolds.
Now, students who are seeking certification in the program are able to apply for the Jolene Hansen Student Fellowship to help fund their training. The fellowship was named after Jolene for her long-time involvement with the program, which is offered through TimeSlips Creative Storytelling, Inc. Over the years Jolene has assisted Luther Manor staff in TimeSlips training and in statewide trainings for the Wisconsin Adult Day Services Association on the value of creativity programming for Adult Day Services. Jolene has blessed Luther Manor with nearly 600 volunteer service hours.