2021, what a year it has been. Building a foundation in the midst of a pandemic was not our plan, but sometimes the light shines through the dark, which is what is happening for the Nazareth Homes Foundation.
We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our Nazareth Homes Foundation supporters. Your generosity has allowed us to focus on our team, encouraging them to grow their own personal advancement through education. We awarded eight scholarships through the Sandra King Education and Excellence Fund and started an apprentice program to help our staff grow and improve their skills. Workforce development is critical to our industry, and through your support, we are able to give back to those who give so much to the elders every day.
Thanks to the support and generosity of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, we brought new technology to our facilities, allowing our team members to experience firsthand what it feels like to have dementia, macular degeneration, or to face the end of life. This has brought so much more empathy to our team members; as Garry Gaither said, “Everyone should have this chance; this experience was wild.” Gary is a 30+ year staff member and has more empathy than most, but this experience was impactful even for him.
Our Clifton Campus installed new flooring thanks to the generosity of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, and we cannot express how great they look!
Finally, we are thankful to our friends at the Kentucky Colonels for granting us the opportunity to improve our bathing room within our Charity Court Memory Unit at our Highlands Campus. Through the generosity of the Colonels, we have added a new spa tub allowing our ladies in the dementia unit to experience a peaceful bath time.
None of this work happens without the support of our donors, private or foundation, religious or secular; your support means the world. In a year when the elders expressed worry they would “be forgotten,” our community stepped forward to let them know that it is not going to happen.
If you are interested in learning more about the Nazareth Homes Foundation and how you can get involved, please reach out to our Development Director, Roberta Steutermann, at email@example.com.