September 2015 E-Newsletter          


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2.5 or 5-Mile Walk
Saturday, October 10, 2015
(rain date is October 17, 2015)
Ulysses Wiggins Waterfront Park
2 Riverside Drive, Camden NJ


 

  
  
We extend our heartfelt thanks this month... 

Not only are we grateful to the 13 Lutheran churches who helped us gather 500 backpacks filled with supplies that will be distributed through LSMNJ programs statewide, but also to the mysterious man in Berlin, NJ, who 'paid it forward' after overhearing a church representative in front of him at the grocery store speak of LSMNJ's backpack program. 

Dawn Jennings, of Holy Communion Church, was purchasing 20 backpacks at ShopRite when she was caught off guard when the gentleman behind her in line said, "Put those on my card," as he handed the cashier his credit card. 

What inspired this anonymous good samaritan to purchase all 20 backpacks? We may never know. But his kindhearted gesture -- along with that of those who donated to our backpack program -- will never be forgotten. So, we thank you!

CRANE'S MILL RESIDENT SHARES HER GIFT

Throughout the month of August, Crane's Mill featured a beautiful art exhibit called "Celebrating Crane's Mill" which featured original oil paintings by talented resident, Lynne Palmer.

Lynne's paintings are a thoughtful yet whimsical collection of the community's people, landscapes, and wildlife. "I chose to paint friends and neighbors with whom we have a true connection," said Lynne, who moved into Crane's Mill with her husband, Archie, in 2013.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING IDEA - BUY A BRICK!
    
Looking to get your holiday shopping done early?
Hunting to find a great gift idea for those you have everything?

We've got your back. Consider purchasing an HONOR/MEMORIAL BRICK featured in one of our brick pathways at Lutheran Crossings or Crane's Mill. Not only will it be a unique gift, but the funds raised benefit residents in need at our communities.

Place your order by September 30th.



WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF YOUR
HOLIDAY 
SHOPPING?


Finish your shopping through AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your purchases will be donated to LSMNJ, at no cost to youUse AmazonSmile to shop on Cyber Monday, during the holiday season, and all year long!

LEAD OTHERS TO SUPPORT LDR WITH crowdrise
  
Lutheran Disaster Recovery has enlisted the help of CrowdRise to help raise $25,000 to assist families who are still recovering from the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy. Crowdrise inspires others to not only give to a charity or cause they feel passionate about, but to also connect friends and family to also support the cause that is near and dear to their hearts.

Check it out and GET INSPIRED!
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR SENIOR LIVING

Crane's Mill Family Fun Day
Saturday, September 19, 2015
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
459 Passaic Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ 07006

Bring the kids! It's fun for all ages! 

This annual event includes health screenings, live exercise classes, entertainment, giveaways, and so much more! We'll even have a cooking demonstration on healthy entertaining with Crane's Mill Executive Chef, Arthur Marston and Elena Mills, Dietician.

For more information, contact us at (973) 276-3070.




Assisted Living Open House & Tour
Saturday, October 17, 2015
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
255 East Main Street
Moorestown, NJ 08057

Lutheran Crossings provides a nurturing and caring community that encourages independence, yet offers assistance when needed. We have a dedicated, secure unit for those with memory care issues, such as Alzheimer's Disease.

If you are considering assisted living for yourself or a family member, we invite you to stop in for a tour. For questions, contact us at (856) 813-5824.