January 2016 E-Newsletter          

Happy New Year! 2016 is here and we are already off and running. There's no time to waste - there's so much to do.

The New Year promises to be full of excitement for LSMNJ and its many programs. We have already welcomed a few new faces to the organization, and are in the process of completing some facility enhancements at Lutheran Crossings. 

Without a crystal ball, we cannot say for sure all that 2016 has in store for us -- but we know we will continue to bring new families together through adoption, deliver quality healthcare to seniors, and provide affordable housing for seniors and families -- among many other services. 

As always, thank you for being a partner in our journey and for supporting us and our mission. We look forward to sharing with you all that the New Year has to offer LSMNJ!
Joe Claffey, 
VP of Philanthropy
Joe Claffey joins the LSMNJ Foundation as the new Vice President of Philanthropy.  Joe is a leader that brings extensive experience in philanthropic efforts and driving new revenue initiatives.  He spent 10 years at Springpoint Senior Living as the Sr. VP and Chief Philanthropy Officer.  Most recently Joe was the Founder and Managing Partner for Family Management Solutions, LLC, which is an advisory firm that provides life planning, management and philanthropy services to
Chad Murin, 
Vice President & Executive Director, Crane's Mill.
 individuals and families across the US. Joe received his Bachelors of Arts from Bucknell University, is a Certified Senior Advisor, and holds a Certification in Fundraising.  Joe is based out of the Burlington office.

Chad Murin joins Crane's Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community as the new Vice President/Executive Director.  Chad has had a long career of upward mobility at Genesis Healthcare from 2000-2013. Upon receiving his Masters in Healthcare Management from the College of Saint Elizabeth, Chad become a Director of Operations at Coordinated Health, a healthcare system located in the Poconos region of PA. Chad will oversee operations of the 48-acre facility, which encompasses independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing.

Sometimes it's the little things that mean the most. Who doesn't enjoy a well-lit, warm place to call home, or to get their hair styled in? Fortunately for Lutheran Crossings' residents, they will enjoy all the 'little' perks of the facility's recent upgrades, which include:
  • All new energy efficient LED lighting has been 
    L to R: Carol-Anne Peacock, AVP, Investors Bank Branch Mgr - Maple Shade; Colleen Frankenfield, LSMNJ President & CEO; Andrea Bondy, AVP, Investors Bank Branch Mgr - Vincentown; and Beth Gebhart, Executive Director, Fund Development & LSMNJ Foundation.
    installed throughout the facility common areas and skilled care resident rooms. This has produced a much brighter environment for residents and has reduced energy costs.
  • New boilers have been installed providing energy savings and a cozy climate for the cold winter months.
  • A Cogeneration System is under construction which will supplement electricity and hot water for the facility.
  • The beauty salon will undergo a complete 'facelift' renovation over the coming months. 
The beauty salon will be renovated thanks to the generosity of Investors Bank and the Roma Bank Community Foundation, who recently awarded $6,000 in grant funding to Lutheran Crossings.  Read more.

Volunteers are the hands, heart, and soul of the ongoing Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts still happening throughout the state of New Jersey. 

Your hands-on help provides much-needed assistance to NJ residents who continue to rebuild from 2012's Superstorm Sandy. See the attached flyer for dates and volunteer registration information. Then, come out and join us!

'Saint Mike's on the Mic'
Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 7 PM
St. Michael's Lutheran Church Social Hall
601 Kings Highway N., Cherry Hill, NJ

St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Cherry Hill is hosting a coffee house concert featuring the musicians of St. Michael's Lutheran Church to support New Visions Homeless Day Shelter in Camden. The Dishongs and The Dance Lab will perform.

In lieu of tickets, a free will offering will be received to support New Visions. Can't wait to see you there!