May 2014


In This Issue
Lutheran Crossings Appoints a Familiar Face
Crane's Mill: See it for Yourself
Fitness & Wellbring for Seniors - 5/21
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Lutheran Disaster Response 



Spring cleaning. Like a ritual - the weather turns warmer and everyone begins to emerge from hibernation and venture outside. The task at hand is daunting, but with a little spring in your step and your sleeves rolled dive right in.
It's this kind of enthusiasm and hard work that is what LSMNJ's Hand-in-Hand days are all about. Coordinated by LSMNJ's Lutheran Disaster Response, teams of volunteers tackle numerous jobs across the state to assist those who were afflicted by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. 
So if 'spring fever' is getting the best of you and you're looking to make a difference -- join in! Imagine how good it will feel, at the end of the day, to know that your hard work directly impacted another person's livelihood and wellbeing.
Sign up for the next Hand-in-Hand service date -- June 21st -- by contacting Alex Elefante at
Beth Eichfeld Leads Lutheran Crossings as New Vice President & Executive Director


We are pleased to congratulate Beth Eichfeld on her new role as Vice President & Executive Director at Lutheran Crossings Enhanced Living.  
Beth brings over 25 years of experience in senior services and healthcare and has been a valued member of LSMNJ since 2009.
Over the past five years, she served as director of operations and executive director for Lutheran Senior LIFE at Jersey City. In her most recent role as associate vice president of LSMNJ, not only was she responsible for affordable housing and community residential services programs, but was also instrumental in planning and implementing recent enhancements at Lutheran Crossings Enhanced Living.
Crane's Mill Launches Commercial and Video Tour
Crane's Mill Retirement Community - TV Commercial
Crane's Mill Retirement Community - TV Commercial
Members of the team at Crane's Mill are proud to release its first-ever commercial which is now airing on Xfinity by Comcast and Verizon Fios in north Jersey counties.
You'll probably catch it soon during one of your favorite programs, but until then, we are happy to share this sneak peek with you...enjoy!
If you haven't yet seen Crane's Mill beautiful campus in West Caldwell and all of the wonderful amenities that northern New Jersey's premier retirement community offers, now's your chance. Take a look at the new, full length video tour.


See full 5-minute video of the campus here.


Fitness & Wellbeing for Seniors
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Tapas Selection: Land & Sea
Our last seminar in our spring 'Taste & Talk' series will focus on your overall health and wellbeing. Staying active - mind, body, and spirit! Our speakers include a clinical nutritionist, a physical fitness professional, a social worker, and a cooking demonstration with a gourmet chef. They'll discuss proper nutrition, simple exercises to help with balance and mobility, and identifying signs of depression and social disengagement. Enjoy this free seminar while sampling gourmet tapas.

Join us at 255 East Main Street in Moorestown, NJ 08057. To reserve your seat, contact Darren Fox at (856) 813-5824 or at Limited seating.


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.
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