|This newsletter tells you
about our 2010 efforts to provide more handicap-accessible housing; our new
fresh vegetable gardening plan; and a new, on-campus therapeutic counseling
program. Our programs evolve from growing needs - read on to learn more about how
we aim to meet those needs.
As we complete our second
month in 2010, we already have room for 15 more people than the 230 individuals who
called Lamb Foundation home in 2009. Housing for at least 15 more is
already planned for this year.
The demand for Lamb
Foundation services continues to grow as our nation's economic malaise wears
on. We deeply appreciate your continued support, and hope you will find ways to
twin mattresses, furniture, clothing, and any contribution you see fit to meet this
|Applicants for Nursing
Home Transition Now Being Accepted
Lamb Foundation opened
another housing unit this month: a large first-floor, handicap-accessible
apartment for up to four women who may benefit from community supports
including cooked meals, laundry, and housekeeping services. A second large
first-floor apartment for up to five men will open March 15, 2010.
Eligible individuals include
those who participate in Pennsylvania's Nursing Home Transition Program, and
for those who do not want to enter a nursing home any sooner than they have to.
Lamb Foundation does not provide nursing or medical care. However, Lamb
Foundation's Health Care Coordinator will work with applicants to arrange
additional supports provided either by Lamb Foundation staff or outside
- Applicants are now being accepted, and site visits
are being scheduled.
- Download our standard intake application form here.
|More Accessible Housing
program is in addition to our 2010 accessibility conversion program. Our aging
population has many needs, from simple hand rails to wheelchair access. To meet
those needs, we are converting each of our 22 first-floor units - one-third of
Lamb's 66 home units, providing accessible supports where needed.
Sowing Lamb Vegetable
Gardens in 2010
Making healthy eating
choices is among the many healthy living decisions we support at Lamb
Foundation. Beginning in March, Lamb volunteer residents will plan, plant,
maintain and harvest fresh vegetable gardens at various properties on the Lamb
Our gardens will be part of Suburban Farming Company's Community Garden
program, run by owner Ron Zeigler, a former North Penn High School classmate of
Lamb Foundation Director Donna Mengel.
We expect to start small. We
will plant 2-to-5 gardens, and plan to share our harvest with Lamb
Foundation's Cornucopia Cupboard, which provides USDA food units and more to the
area's eligible individuals and families.
Individual and Group
Therapy Sessions Offered On-Site
Many Lamb residents have
been dealt multiple life burdens. In addition to psychiatric support
provided by Dr. Pragma Patel, we have invited counselor Jim Schairer, L.C.S.W.,
of the Senior Care Behavioral Network, to conduct individual and group therapy
sessions on Lamb's campus.
Eligible residents will have
no out-of-pocket expense. This new program begins March 15.
involving issues of adjustment, family and relationships, grief and losses,
depression and victim survivor concerns will be offered. Christian-based
counseling services will also be available.
In addition, group therapy
sessions for relationship building and conflict resolution among housemates
will be offered at various men's and women's homes. Separate groups for
depression, bi-polar issues, addiction resources, and grief recovery will be held
at the Ewes Mews Clubhouse.
To Learn if your
Insurance Plans Qualify for These Sessions
- Speak with , Lamb Foundation's Health Care
Call 215-699-5600 and ask for Gina
More to Come
Our second Lamb Foundation
Annual Report, detailing our work in 2009 and plans for 2010, will go to print
this month; look for a download to be available and e-mail notice in early
For more information, visit
our website at www.lambfoundationpa.org.