Wel­come to the 2021 Annu­al Meet­ing Experience

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Intro­duc­tion — Alex Kiefer, Pres­i­dent & CEO
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Bless­ing — Rev. Mike Wake­land, Direc­tor of Pas­toral Care

Liv­ing Mission

Very ear­ly on in 2020, we rec­og­nized the mag­ni­tude and his­toric rel­e­vance of what our staff, res­i­dents, and com­mu­ni­ty were expe­ri­enc­ing as COVID-19 changed our world for­ev­er. In order to ensure our sto­ry was told accu­rate­ly and com­plete­ly, we sent our Direc­tor of Mar­ket­ing into each cam­pus to record every­thing he saw and inter­view any staff and fam­i­ly mem­bers that were inter­est­ed in par­tic­i­pat­ing. Over­all 46 inter­views have been con­duct­ed so far, and hours of footage have been com­piled. Film­ing is ongo­ing. Click below to view a 5‑minute clip, and get a brief look at the inside sto­ry of COVID-19 at Luther­an Life Villages.

Com­mu­ni­ty engagement

In 2020 our com­mu­ni­ty sup­port­ed us in so many mag­nif­i­cent ways. Vol­un­teers sewed thou­sands of masks in just a few days. Fam­i­ly mem­bers dropped off drinks and snacks for our health care heroes. Com­mu­ni­ty part­ners cheered us on with treats, posters and parades. While we bat­tled COVID-19 inside of our build­ings with­out vis­i­tors, we nev­er felt alone. Thank you to every sin­gle per­son who donat­ed their time, tal­ent, and trea­sure to help us get through 2020, togeth­er. We couldn’t have done it with­out you.

Res­i­dent engagement

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Pas­toral Care
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Res­i­dent Programming

The Vivian Purvis Impact Award

The Vivian Purvis Impact Award for 2020 is being pre­sent­ed to Mark Hager­man. Mark and his team at Hager­man Group has been an inte­gral part of the con­struc­tion or ren­o­va­tion of every Luther­an Life Vil­lages Com­mu­ni­ty. We had planned to hon­or Mark for the 2019 Annu­al Meet­ing but due to COVID-19 the meet­ing was can­celled. As we nav­i­gat­ed 2020 we again turned to Mark for his ser­vice and exper­tise. When we need­ed help to ensure that The Cove was safe­ly sep­a­rate from the rest of the build­ing we asked Hager­man Group. Mark has also stepped up to make a very gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tion to the Pine Val­ley Patio and Per­go­la in Mem­o­ry of Nate Fink. Mark has served Luther­an Life Vil­lages dili­gent­ly over the years and we are hon­ored to rec­og­nize his contributions. 

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As a senior liv­ing orga­ni­za­tion we are not a stranger to death. We are accus­tomed to cel­e­brat­ing life as it ends, hold­ing hands with dying res­i­dents who we love, and hug­ging griev­ing fam­i­ly mem­bers. How­ev­er, due to the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic, in 2020 every­thing changed about los­ing our dear res­i­dents. For some res­i­dents the end of their life came too soon due to this ugly virus, for oth­ers it was their time to go but it was still impact­ed by strict COVID-19 pro­to­cols. Fam­i­lies weren’t able to prop­er­ly say good­bye or even host prop­er funer­als. We all mourn the inabil­i­ty to gath­er togeth­er to remem­ber and cel­e­brate loved ones. Because of these dif­fer­ences, the peo­ple we lost in 2020 seem to hurt in a dif­fer­ent way. 

We are hum­bled by the fam­i­lies who lost loved ones in 2020. Their sup­port and resilience as we, the orga­ni­za­tion they trust­ed to care for their most pre­cious per­son, nav­i­gat­ed an unknown virus is awe inspir­ing. The sup­port and trust we received from these fam­i­lies is a tes­ta­ment to the won­der­ful peo­ple we are blessed to serve. We urge you to con­tin­ue to hold these spe­cial peo­ple in your mem­o­ry, because in doing so you are hon­or­ing a life well lived. 

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Clos­ing — Rev. Mike Wakeland

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