Lourdes Senior Community celebrated its past, present and future at our Legacy Event, Thursday, October 6th at Goldner Walsh Home and Garden.
The event began with a garden walk through, hors d’oeurvres, and spiced cider. A reception and award ceremony followed, honoring three individuals who have embodied the Mission of Lourdes through their time, talent, and treasures.
Bob and Sandra Riney first became affiliated with Lourdes Senior Community in 2003.
Bob served on several committees, including Human Resources and the Governance and Nominating Committee. In 2007, Bob became the Chairperson on the Dominican Health Care Board. He served until 2013, paving the way for the expansion of Lourdes Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center and health care reform.
Bob and Sandra were honored with the St. Dominic Leadership Award.
This award is presented to those whose leadership embraces and promotes the mission of Lourdes.
James (Jim) H. LoPrete came to Lourdes Senior Community 2009 when his wife, Marion, needed specialized care. He had a long standing friendship with Sister Maureen Comer and knew his wife would be in good hands. His devotion to Sister Maureen and his gratitude to Clausen Manor, lead Jim to support Lourdes as often as possible.
For the last thirteen years, he has faithfully recommended Lourdes Senior Community to clients in need of senior care for their family. He has also supported Lourdes’ Mission in his career. Through his foundational work, he has encouraged gifts and sponsorships for the Golf for Lourdes Event, as well as yearly donations.
Jim’s dedication to Lourdes was honored with the St. Bernadette Spiritual Award.
This award is presented to a person who has inspired others to support Lourdes, either as a donor or by making an impact on the lives of residents through the implementation or sustainability of a Lourdes program today and in the future.
Dan and his wife, Shelly, first came to Lourdes Senior Community in November of 2000.
Dan’s mother, Agnes, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and needed specialized memory care. After experiencing three other senior communities, Dan and his siblings entrusted Clausen Manor with their mother’s care.
Inspired by the staff, by the kindness and compassion they had for each resident, Dan approached Elaine Ashley who was the Development Director at the time, with an idea for a yearly fundraiser. In 2001, Lourdes Senior Community hosted their first Golf for Lourdes event with Dan Callan as the Committee Chair.
Over the years, Dan and Shelly have recruited sponsors, found participants, donated auction items and so much more.
Dan and Shelly Callan were honored with the St. Francis Peace Award. This award recognizes those whose gifts exemplify Lourdes’ core values of dignity, service, spirituality and compassion, bringing healing and peace to others.
Thanks to each of you for Ensuring Lourdes Legacy For Future Generations. Your generosity has had an immeasurable impact on the lives of our residents and their families.