Tuesday, September 28, 2010

LSA,AbundantLiving,LSA pharmacy held KeepingThePromise capital campaign celebration. 85% of staff pledged. Dedication! Pacesetters! Thankyou
2 of 8 of today's nat'l newsclips from Salisbury Post about LSA: Just Culture training and singing Chaplain Gene Bruce, Trinity Oaks campus.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

St. John's Lutheran, Salisbury holding African Descent Strategy Team today. Planning a diverse future for our church!

Friday, September 24, 2010

3 LSA direct care staff have been named among the top 50 staff in NC's nursing homes. Wonderful! Stay tuned for more. Deserving disciples.
9-23 was big day: FutureCareNC board mtg in Raleigh, then to Hickory for big friend/fund raiser. We have such strong supporters in Hickory!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

LSA's MaryAnnJohnson story about Just Culture training at LSA in Salisbury Post. Great philosophy, great article! Go, MAJ!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Home after long/great day at Mt Olive Lutheran, Hickory Lutheran Homes,St. Luke's Lutheran. Great care, great supporters!
Busy LSA day: 2 services,Sun School presentation, lunch at MtOlive,Hky,visit 2 Lutheran Homes, end w St Luke's Lutheran, Lexington council

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

LutheranHomeHickoryWest: 3 day surprise inspection. Hard! State verdict: deficiency free. Nearly unheard of! Takes whole team,all shifts!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sang at church: "earth and all stars...God has done marvelous things. I too sing praises with a new song!" To a week of opportunity!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Family Council at LutheranHomeAlbemarle. All happy,complimentary.Staff there 24/7 make that happen. Residents first, and with a smile.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Who is your Cleo?

Below is the text from my latest Goins On column in our LSA Voices newsletter. I have already have more comments than from anything I have ever written. Who is your Cleo?

Over the years I have Goins-ed On, Gone-On, okay, written about many people who have shaped my life and the life of LSA. The only time I write about my personal life is when it relates to community, connections, and elderhood. I’ve written about my parents, Isaac Kuhn, and others who helped make me the person I am. Today I want to tell you about Ms. Cleo.
Pete and Cleo Miller were members at SharonLutheran, Statesville when my dad became their pastor. I was born not long afterwards in 1958. I used to take a bath in Cleo’s kitchen sink. The sink is still there, but my foot is now bigger than the sink. Pete’s brother, Huitt, and his wife, Helen, who lived right across the road, were my godparents; two more that helped make me.

Cleo turned 96 on July 15, 2010. I got by to see her the next day. There aren’t
many times over the last ten years that I’ve driven up I-40 that I haven’t stopped
in to visit. And it has nothing to do with the pound cake she usually serves when
I show up! I rarely call in advance. We just have a deal: if I’m coming by at a
reasonable time of day, I better stop.

I consider Cleo one of my best friends. She has a vicious sense of humor and
we always laugh over everything. I blew in on her the other day with four
coworkers as we headed home from a meeting. She welcomed us all. The
accompanying picture was taken by one of those coworkers. I gave Cleo a copy.
She immediately covered my side of the picture and declared it looked much
better without me. Agreed!

Sometimes our elders are forgotten in whatever place they call home. We don’t
remember to call or visit. Cleo is one of the fortunate ones; she has a son who calls or visits daily.
Our elders have so much to share. Cleo knows the
people I grew up with and all my family. She knows me, maybe too well. And
she knows pound cake!

I love you, Cleo. I’ll be by soon!

Who is your Cleo?
Trinity Oaks campus: The Singing Chaplain Gene Bruce and his ministry featured on front page of Salisbury Post. He is such a blessing to all

Monday, September 6, 2010

+600 of LSAs 1100 staff will work on LaborDay to care for those we serve.To those laboring and those off duty,thanks for your labor for LSA!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Finished 2-day LutheranServicesInAmerica board mtg in Baltimore.Great group. Had 9 local CEOs join for AM.Great education/sharing/ministry!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

LSA hosted Just Culture training today for leaders from all LSA facilities and state leaders. Huge success. Thanks to Jill, Bill, LSA team.