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Join us Sunday, August 25 for our 37th annual LSS Day with the Clippers. Park gates open at 5 p.m., and the Clippers will take on the Gwinnett Braves at 6:05. Come enjoy an evening of food, fellowship and baseball. By taking part in LSS Day, you will receive a discounted ticket price while helping others in need. All proceeds will support the many programs and services offered through Lutheran Social Services. Tickets are only $4. Only tickets sold in advance will benefit LSS. To download the ticket order form, please visit www.lssco.org.

Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio Newsletter

Summer Quarter

Inside President’s Message pg. 2 Planned Giving pg. 2 Granting Special Wishes pg. 3 Tracing its roots to 1912, LSS is a nonprofit social service agency affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and recognized by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. LSS provides human services for all people according to their needs. These services include food pantries, emergency shelters, affordable senior housing, retirement living, skilled nursing care and other services that strengthen communities.

Yes, I would like to help LSS and its programs

I want to help those in need by giving to Lutheran Social Services, so it may continue to support the mission of Here’s my gift of: $1,000 Please Use it for: The greatest need

Creating a Better World by Serving People in Need.

$500

Other ____________________ I am interested in making an estate gift Check here if you are a Thrivent member

$100

LEADER

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Step Up to the Plate with LSS

$50

$25

Method of Payment: Check

Other______________ Visa

Mastercard

AmEx

Discover

Name on credit card (please print)__________________________________________ Card number: ____________/____________/____________/____________ Expiration Month:______________________Year_______________

Around the Agency pg. 3 Step Up to the Plate with LSS pg. 4

LSS Home Health Care: Providing Care with Dignity and Respect Caring for those in need has always been at the core of what we do at Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio (LSS). Since 1912 LSS has been providing services to people in need, including food pantries, homeless shelters, senior living, affordable housing communities, disaster response and other programs that uplift families and strengthen communities. Through these services, LSS serves thousands of people every day in central, north central and southeast Ohio. In an effort to expand our services to those who need caring support, LSS has established a home health care service. Among the services available through LSS Home Health Care are physical, occupational and speech therapy, orthopedic and cardiac rehabilitation, pain management, registered and licensed practical nurses, and wound specialists. Additionally, assistance with cooking, cleaning, personal care and other household services are available. Many services are funded through Medicare, Medicaid and Passport, meaning they may be provided at little or no cost to the patient. Services are available in Franklin, Delaware, Licking, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Knox, Fairfield and Ashland counties. “The addition of home health care is consistent with a part of LSS’ strategic plan calling for the expansion of our medicalrelated care to those within our programs and the wider community,” the Rev. Larry

Crowell, LSS President and CEO, said. Being able to remain at home is important to many of today’s seniors. With the help of LSS Home Health Care, seniors and others who need assistance don’t have to choose between leaving their home and their care needs. “When my wife fell with a pan of hot water and suffered second degree burns on her body, they came to our aid,” Garry Davis said. “They were wonderful and are great people with great knowledge and understanding. I would recommend them highly.” For more information on LSS Home Health Care or to sign up for a free assessment, please go to www.lsshomehealthcare.com.

Signature_____________________________________________________________

Please make your check payable to Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio 500 W. Wilson Bridge Rd., Ste. 245 • Worthington, Ohio 43085 Name _____________________________________________ or donate online at: www.lssco.org Address ____________________________________________ Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law. City/State/Zip_______________________________________ You will receive a receipt. Phone ( )______________________ Email_____________________________

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President’s Message

Sign up to Receive The Leader by Email In an effort to be better stewards of our resources - both monetary and natural - LSS is now offering The Leader newsletter in email format. If you would like to receive the quarterly Leader by email, please go to www.lssco.org/ leaderform-optin. asp. Thank you for your support! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Dear Friends, As you read in the cover story, LSS has expanded our services to offer home health care. This addition falls directly in line with our other programs and services, which are all designed to help those who are hungry, need housing, require healing and/or seek hope. With this at the core of who we are as an agency, we seek to provide care to seniors and others who need medical or personal care with a spirit of love and compassion. Over the past 100 years, while the services provided by LSS may have changed, this underlying principle has remained. To me, this directly relates to Jesus’ words about

helping the least of these. “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Matthew 25: 3536. Needing such services can make a person feel vulnerable, and having staff that truly care about the quality of the care and the person as a whole makes a difference. Not only do we want to help a person heal physically, we want to lessen the emotional stress needing care or help with bathing and household chores can cause. With these values in mind, I am honored to introduce LSS Home Health Care, which will further continue LSS’ legacy of helping the least of these in our communities. Sincerely,

The Rev. Larry A. Crowell President and CEO

Planned Giving Many of the generous people who make annual contributions to support the clients of LSS also want to help ensure that these programs continue to meet basic needs in our community long into the future. For these gracious supporters, membership in the Heritage Society provides the vehicle to continue making

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Before retiring, Linda taught first grade for Up next, a resident who never was able to many years and loved it. Now, twenty years attend a Brown’s game will go. later Linda is a resident at The Good Shepherd If you would like to make a donation to the (TGS) in Ashland, Ohio, and Activities As You Wish fund, please mail a check to P.O. Director Terry Brandt thought she would make Box 1342, Ashland, Ohio 44805. a good candidate for TGS’ new As You Wish program. The program is designed to give residents a chance to do something they’ve always wanted to do or allow them another chance to do something they love. Linda knew exactly what she wanted to do – read to a first grade class again. The staff at TGS arranged for Linda to go to a local elementary school where she interacted with the kids and read them “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. “It was beautiful,” Linda said. “My wish was granted. Those kids Times-Gazette photo/Tom E. Puskar Taft were perfect.”

The Leader is written, designed and produced by the Communications Department of Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio. Copyright © 2013, Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio. 500 W. Wilson Bridge Rd., Ste. 245 • Worthington, Ohio 43085 (614) 228-5200 • www.lssco.org

Faith Housing of Fairfield County Golf Outing June 15, 2013 Cumberland Trail Golf Club 8244 Columbia Rd SW Pataskala, OH 43062 Call 740-653-2265 for info.

LSSNO Golf Outing

August 9, 2013 Brookside Golf Course 1399 Sandusky St. Ashland, Ohio 44805 Call 877-741-3331 for info.

Putting for Pantries Golf Outing

September 27, 2013 York Golf Club 7459 N High St Columbus, OH 43235 Call 614-228-5200, ext. 1510 for more info. For more information on this and other events, please call (614) 228-5200 or go to www.lssco.org.

Around the Agency Morgan Gable (R), policy research associate with LeadingAge, and David Brainin (L), director of housing for LeadingAge Ohio, toured LSS’ North Community Place with Jason Gertel, assistant director of affordable housing. Gable, who is with the national LeadingAge organization, visited three LSS affordable housing communities.

a difference in perpetuity, along with recognition and possible tax benefits today. It’s easy to join the Heritage Society through a bequest, annuity, trust or other estate plans. Simply visit www. lssplannedgift.org or contact Keith Phillips at kphillips@lssco.org or 614-228-5200, ext. 1530.

For information on retirement living, please visit our website www.kensingtoncolumbus.com

Mark Your Calendars!

Granting Special Wishes

Special thanks to all the churches that supported this year’s Souper Bowl! Congratulations to Grace Lutheran Church, Colfax, Upper Arlington Lutheran Church and Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, Columbus for raising the most in their respective challenge levels. Since 2000, LSS has raised nearly $300,000 to support the hungry through the Souper Bowl.

Support for certain LSS programs is provided by:

For the most up-to-date information, please visit our website at www.lssco.org

Please use the enclosed gift card and envelope to make a donation to help LSS and its programs.

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President’s Message

Sign up to Receive The Leader by Email In an effort to be better stewards of our resources - both monetary and natural - LSS is now offering The Leader newsletter in email format. If you would like to receive the quarterly Leader by email, please go to www.lssco.org/ leaderform-optin. asp. Thank you for your support! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Dear Friends, As you read in the cover story, LSS has expanded our services to offer home health care. This addition falls directly in line with our other programs and services, which are all designed to help those who are hungry, need housing, require healing and/or seek hope. With this at the core of who we are as an agency, we seek to provide care to seniors and others who need medical or personal care with a spirit of love and compassion. Over the past 100 years, while the services provided by LSS may have changed, this underlying principle has remained. To me, this directly relates to Jesus’ words about

helping the least of these. “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Matthew 25: 3536. Needing such services can make a person feel vulnerable, and having staff that truly care about the quality of the care and the person as a whole makes a difference. Not only do we want to help a person heal physically, we want to lessen the emotional stress needing care or help with bathing and household chores can cause. With these values in mind, I am honored to introduce LSS Home Health Care, which will further continue LSS’ legacy of helping the least of these in our communities. Sincerely,

The Rev. Larry A. Crowell President and CEO

Planned Giving Many of the generous people who make annual contributions to support the clients of LSS also want to help ensure that these programs continue to meet basic needs in our community long into the future. For these gracious supporters, membership in the Heritage Society provides the vehicle to continue making

2

Before retiring, Linda taught first grade for Up next, a resident who never was able to many years and loved it. Now, twenty years attend a Brown’s game will go. later Linda is a resident at The Good Shepherd If you would like to make a donation to the (TGS) in Ashland, Ohio, and Activities As You Wish fund, please mail a check to P.O. Director Terry Brandt thought she would make Box 1342, Ashland, Ohio 44805. a good candidate for TGS’ new As You Wish program. The program is designed to give residents a chance to do something they’ve always wanted to do or allow them another chance to do something they love. Linda knew exactly what she wanted to do – read to a first grade class again. The staff at TGS arranged for Linda to go to a local elementary school where she interacted with the kids and read them “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. “It was beautiful,” Linda said. “My wish was granted. Those kids Times-Gazette photo/Tom E. Puskar Taft were perfect.”

The Leader is written, designed and produced by the Communications Department of Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio. Copyright © 2013, Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio. 500 W. Wilson Bridge Rd., Ste. 245 • Worthington, Ohio 43085 (614) 228-5200 • www.lssco.org

Faith Housing of Fairfield County Golf Outing June 15, 2013 Cumberland Trail Golf Club 8244 Columbia Rd SW Pataskala, OH 43062 Call 740-653-2265 for info.

LSSNO Golf Outing

August 9, 2013 Brookside Golf Course 1399 Sandusky St. Ashland, Ohio 44805 Call 877-741-3331 for info.

Putting for Pantries Golf Outing

September 27, 2013 York Golf Club 7459 N High St Columbus, OH 43235 Call 614-228-5200, ext. 1510 for more info. For more information on this and other events, please call (614) 228-5200 or go to www.lssco.org.

Around the Agency Morgan Gable (R), policy research associate with LeadingAge, and David Brainin (L), director of housing for LeadingAge Ohio, toured LSS’ North Community Place with Jason Gertel, assistant director of affordable housing. Gable, who is with the national LeadingAge organization, visited three LSS affordable housing communities.

a difference in perpetuity, along with recognition and possible tax benefits today. It’s easy to join the Heritage Society through a bequest, annuity, trust or other estate plans. Simply visit www. lssplannedgift.org or contact Keith Phillips at kphillips@lssco.org or 614-228-5200, ext. 1530.

For information on retirement living, please visit our website www.kensingtoncolumbus.com

Mark Your Calendars!

Granting Special Wishes

Special thanks to all the churches that supported this year’s Souper Bowl! Congratulations to Grace Lutheran Church, Colfax, Upper Arlington Lutheran Church and Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, Columbus for raising the most in their respective challenge levels. Since 2000, LSS has raised nearly $300,000 to support the hungry through the Souper Bowl.

Support for certain LSS programs is provided by:

For the most up-to-date information, please visit our website at www.lssco.org

Please use the enclosed gift card and envelope to make a donation to help LSS and its programs.

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Join us Sunday, August 25 for our 37th annual LSS Day with the Clippers. Park gates open at 5 p.m., and the Clippers will take on the Gwinnett Braves at 6:05. Come enjoy an evening of food, fellowship and baseball. By taking part in LSS Day, you will receive a discounted ticket price while helping others in need. All proceeds will support the many programs and services offered through Lutheran Social Services. Tickets are only $4. Only tickets sold in advance will benefit LSS. To download the ticket order form, please visit www.lssco.org.

Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio Newsletter

Summer Quarter

Inside President’s Message pg. 2 Planned Giving pg. 2 Granting Special Wishes pg. 3 Tracing its roots to 1912, LSS is a nonprofit social service agency affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and recognized by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. LSS provides human services for all people according to their needs. These services include food pantries, emergency shelters, affordable senior housing, retirement living, skilled nursing care and other services that strengthen communities.

Yes, I would like to help LSS and its programs

I want to help those in need by giving to Lutheran Social Services, so it may continue to support the mission of Here’s my gift of: $1,000 Please Use it for: The greatest need

Creating a Better World by Serving People in Need.

$500

Other ____________________ I am interested in making an estate gift Check here if you are a Thrivent member

$100

LEADER

THE

2 013

Step Up to the Plate with LSS

$50

$25

Method of Payment: Check

Other______________ Visa

Mastercard

AmEx

Discover

Name on credit card (please print)__________________________________________ Card number: ____________/____________/____________/____________ Expiration Month:______________________Year_______________

Around the Agency pg. 3 Step Up to the Plate with LSS pg. 4

LSS Home Health Care: Providing Care with Dignity and Respect Caring for those in need has always been at the core of what we do at Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio (LSS). Since 1912 LSS has been providing services to people in need, including food pantries, homeless shelters, senior living, affordable housing communities, disaster response and other programs that uplift families and strengthen communities. Through these services, LSS serves thousands of people every day in central, north central and southeast Ohio. In an effort to expand our services to those who need caring support, LSS has established a home health care service. Among the services available through LSS Home Health Care are physical, occupational and speech therapy, orthopedic and cardiac rehabilitation, pain management, registered and licensed practical nurses, and wound specialists. Additionally, assistance with cooking, cleaning, personal care and other household services are available. Many services are funded through Medicare, Medicaid and Passport, meaning they may be provided at little or no cost to the patient. Services are available in Franklin, Delaware, Licking, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Knox, Fairfield and Ashland counties. “The addition of home health care is consistent with a part of LSS’ strategic plan calling for the expansion of our medicalrelated care to those within our programs and the wider community,” the Rev. Larry

Crowell, LSS President and CEO, said. Being able to remain at home is important to many of today’s seniors. With the help of LSS Home Health Care, seniors and others who need assistance don’t have to choose between leaving their home and their care needs. “When my wife fell with a pan of hot water and suffered second degree burns on her body, they came to our aid,” Garry Davis said. “They were wonderful and are great people with great knowledge and understanding. I would recommend them highly.” For more information on LSS Home Health Care or to sign up for a free assessment, please go to www.lsshomehealthcare.com.

Signature_____________________________________________________________

Please make your check payable to Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio 500 W. Wilson Bridge Rd., Ste. 245 • Worthington, Ohio 43085 Name _____________________________________________ or donate online at: www.lssco.org Address ____________________________________________ Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law. City/State/Zip_______________________________________ You will receive a receipt. Phone ( )______________________ Email_____________________________

LD1306

Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio Lutheran Social Services of Northern Ohio · Lutheran Social Services of Southern Ohio

Creating a Better World by Serving People in Need

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June 2013 LSS Leader E-Newsletter  

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