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March

Perry Lutheran Homes to Host Fourth “Meals from the Heartland” Event

Perry
Lutheran Homes is looking for another 280 volunteers to reach the whopping
100,000 total meal packs complete mark on May 1, 2019. The meal packing event
will take place on Wednesday, May 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Perry
Lutheran Homes’ Willis Campus located at 2323 Willis Ave, Perry, IA. This year
will mark final year packaging another 30,000 meals in one day for a combined
four-year total of over 100,000 meal packs complete helping over 600,000 undernourished
people in need across the US and in third world countries.

 “Our residents, staff and community

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January

First Residents Successfully Admitted into Jacmel Lutheran Home by Perry Lutheran Homes Team

First Residents Successfully Admitted into Jacmel Lutheran
Home by Perry Lutheran Homes Team

Perry, IA, January 21, 2019–
Despite challenging circumstances while in Haiti, the Perry Lutheran Homes and
Lutheran Family Service team, together with Ministry in Mission, were able to
open and admit the first residents into the Jacmel Lutheran Home in Jacmel,
Haiti January 9 – 16. The eldercare home was designed to provide care for ten
of Jacmel’s most vulnerable elders.

A group of
top nurses in Haiti spent two days with top nurses from Iowa, Melissa Gannon,
Kelly Moore and Deb Koelln of Perry Lutheran Homes

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13

December

SteppingUp to Care for Elders in Perry, IA and Jacmel, Haiti

Food, clean water, safe shelter and medical care are essential for life. However, these critical items are not easily accessible to the elders of Haiti due to no government safety net and poverty forcing many to live a life on the streets.

Perry Lutheran Homes is working to change this destitute reality for elder citizens in Jacmel, Haiti. The first ever intergenerational eldercare home of its kind is being constructed and phase one nearing completion. Construction is being overseen by a partnering organization, Ministry in Mission, and funding for construction

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02

October

Perry Lutheran Homes’ Residents are Changing the World!

A special award celebration and presentation event was held to celebrate the recent award given by LeadingAge Iowa to Perry Lutheran Homes. The prestigious LeadingEdge Care and Services award was presented to Perry Lutheran Homes to recognize and hold up as an example the life-changing work through their Meaningful Mission Projects program.

The Meaningful Mission Project Program at Perry Lutheran Homes improves the lives of older adults by engaging residents in projects that provide purpose and meaning in all stages of life. The residents at Perry Lutheran Homes have impacted the world

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07

September

Run Through Time Proceeds Provide Clothes, Meals and More to Perry Elder Citizens

The community of Perry, together with Perry Lutheran Homes, is stepping up in a big way to support Perry’s elder citizens. On July 14, sponsors from Perry and surrounding towns and runners from as far away as West Bend, Iowa came together to raise over $10,000 for the inaugural Run Through Time 5K.

The Run Through Time is part of a larger movement called StepUp! (Serving Together our Elders in Perry) designed to raise awareness for and respond to the needs of our elder citizens. The 5K run was organized by

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August

Perry Lutheran Homes Honored with LeadingEdge Care and Services Award

Perry Lutheran Homes has been awarded the 2018 LeadingEdge Care and Services award for an innovative program that provides meaning, purpose, and value to the lives of residents, volunteers, and staff.

Perry Lutheran Homes’ Meaningful Mission Projects Program was selected for the award by industry professionals at LeadingAge Iowa that recognizes one organization annually for programs and services that have dramatically benefited the residents and serve as models of innovation and excellence. This includes those that address some of the most complex challenges throughout the continuum of aging services.

“The Meaningful Mission

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June

Perry Lutheran Homes hosts first annual celebration dinner and reveals new logo

A new and unique effort was launched on May 31 as one hundred people from the Perry area gathered for the first Celebration Dinner focused on Music, Memories and a Generation of Greatness at Hotel Pattee.  Sponsored by Perry Lutheran Homes’ Board of Directors, the dinner was designed to call attention to the blessings and needs of our growing elder population.

Two awards were presented during this evening to remember. The first, Exemplar Award, to honor an elder citizen who demonstrated to others a “life well lived” through community impact serving

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10

April

Meals from the Heartland + Perry Lutheran Home = Success!

30,024 meals packed in 7 hours with 300 volunteers!

A life of purpose and meaning is how we live at Perry Lutheran Home’s Main campus and Spring Valley campus! Our residents and tenants serve together with schools, community service organizations, churches, businesses, families and more!

Perry Lutheran Home served as the host organization for a “Meals from the Heartland” event. This event took place on Wednesday, April 4 at Main Campus. Residents, tenants, staff, organizations, service clubs, students, and community members worked alongside one another to package meals. These meals feed undernourished

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11

December

Perry Lutheran Home now offering home care and home health services to four-county area

Perry Lutheran Home (PLH) announces its extension of home care and home health services to residents of Dallas, Guthrie, Greene, and Boone counties in central Iowa.

With an extensive background in care services and over six decades of direct care experience, Perry Lutheran Home is ideally positioned to offer home care and home health services. The services are specially designed for the elderly or those with early stage Alzheimer’s or dementia still living at home.

“Home care and home health services provide a level of comfort and care to the loved one’s

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November

Coping with a Diagnosis of Dementia

It is likely that at some point in your life, you know someone who has been diagnosed with a Dementia-related disease.  Maybe you have witnessed, or have experienced yourself, what a life-altering event this can be for individuals and their loved ones.  It can create a great deal of fear surrounding the future as symptoms begin to affect daily life more profoundly.  The Alzheimer’s Association defines Dementia as, “…an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough

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