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.
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 LLV 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.
Help us realize our goal to upgrade our transportation services for our residents.
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 protocols. Families weren’t able to properly say good-bye 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.