February 2014


In This Issue
New Name: Lutheran Crossings Enhanced Living to Launch March 3rd!
Crane's Mill Residents Beat the Winter Blues
Hands Stretched Out Helping Others
Don't Be A Victim!
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Lutheran Disaster Response 



February is the best time of year to share stories filled with compassion, as well as caring. LSMNJ's programs have so many 'behind the scene' stories -- that we wanted to share two of our favorites this month!

Manuel and Elisa Hernandez have been happily married for 66 years! They came to part of the LSMNJ family in 1998 as tenants of Mirota Senior Residence, an affordable senior housing community. "They go everywhere together," shares Kerry Gill, property manager of Mirota. "If you see them apart, it's only because he's getting the car for her when they go out."

Syreeta McCoy, a certified nurse assistant (CNA) at Lutheran Care at Moorestown, was running errands on a day off in early January. She happened to witness an elderly man slip and fall, due to icy conditions. Syreeta quickly responded by applying pressure to his wound, assuring them everything was going to be okay.
Later, the elderly couple expressed their gratitude; "She stayed with us in the cold, pouring rain until the ambulance arrived." The man required nine stitches and his wife broke her kneecap in attempting to assist him. "It was truly a blessing for us that Syreeta was there."
These two stories are great examples of how LSMNJ's mission of serving those who hurt, who are in need, or who have limited choices not only reaches out to those we serve, but also to those within communities across the state.
Lutheran Care at Moorestown Prepares to Transforms Into
Lutheran Crossings Enhanced Living at Moorestown
The Buzz Around Town.
On March 3rd, Lutheran Care at Moorestown will officially launch its new name and logo....
Lutheran Crossings Enhanced Living at Moorestown.
It is an exciting time for the staff, residents, and surrounding community. Stay tuned for updates surrounding its unveiling! 
Crane's Mill Residents Enjoy Winter Without Worry
What are your favorite winter memories? Ours include celebrating the holidays with family and friends. But sometimes, especially as we age, it becomes harder to enjoy the winter season because of snow, ice, and extreme cold temperatures.

For Crane's Mill residents, those worries are a thing of the past. Read more for a look at how they handle the harsh winter weather.

NATIONAL DAY of SERVICE Reached Out to Assist Monmouth & Ocean Counties
LSMNJ is grateful to more than 50 volunteers from across the state who came together for last month's "Hand in Hand" service day. The group divided into three teams, working in both Monmouth and Ocean counties. Some helped to insulate pipes and paint homes directly impacted by Superstorm Sandy. Others prepared two locations that have been transformed into long-term recovery and relief locations. LEARN MORE
The next "Hand in Hand" Sandy Service Day will be held this Saturday, February 15. To sign up or learn more, please contact Alex Elefante at or visit

Future dates are March 15th, April 12th, May 10th, June 21st, July 19th, and August 16th."
PROTECT YOURSELF - Safety Seminar in Moorestown
Free Safety Awareness Seminar  
All are Welcome.
WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014
5:00pm -7:00pm
Lutheran Crossings Enhanced Living at Moorestown
(previously known as Lutheran Care at Moorestown)
255 East Main Street, Moorestown, NJ 08057

Join us for a FREE seminar on safety and awareness within your community. Learn to protect yourself against acts of violence and scams. Gain information you need to protect yourself and prepare for emergencies. Guest speakers will discuss topics, including: Personal Safety, Home Invasion & ID Theft, Fire Safety, Evacuation Plans, Smoke & CO Detectors, Basic Emergency Preparedness, Senior Health and Safety, Terrorism Awareness, and Senior Home Companions.
All are welcome. Dinner will be served during the seminar.  RSVP no later than Friday, March 7th to or by calling Darren Fox at (856) 813-5824.


Through the power of the Holy Spirit, and in response to God's love as revealed in the Gospel, the mission of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey is to serve those in New Jersey who hurt, who are in need, or who have limited choices.