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Winter 2018 Newsletter

ElderServe Caregiver is "One in a Million"

Caregiver Drew

When you invite someone into your home to care for a family member, you want to know that your loved one will be shown respect and kindness.  If Sandra Drew is your caregiver, you have the ultimate peace of mind.  Drew has been with ElderServe since 2010, and her clients rave about her.

Take Mary, who is 104.  Drew, who was once in a wheelchair for a year after a car accident many years ago, understands the healing power of touch and embraces the personal care aspects of caregiving, such as rubbing lotion on Mary’s feet.  “This makes me feel like a new person!” Mary tells Drew.

“Drew is one in a million,” Mary’s daughter, Helen Brown says, adding that Drew has cared for her mother for two years.  “she is a blessing for my mom, and really for my whole family.  I think the world of her.”  Clients “get my best when I am there,” Drew says.  “They deserve this respect!”

Drew is just one of many caregivers who provided more than 51,000 hours of nonmedical home care in the 2016-17 fiscal year.  Nearly half of ElderServe’s caregivers have been with the organization for five or more years, which fosters relationships and provides clients and their families with consistency.

“Our caregivers also receive ongoing training, exceeding state minimum requirements, ” says Ronnie Gilbert, HomeCare’s operations manager.  “More importantly, our HomeCare program operates in conjunction with our free programming, such as Care Management, TeleCare, Friendly Visitors and more.”

By 2030, the potential caregiver ration per older adult is expected to drop from 7:1 to below 4:1.  The strain on family caregivers is real, affecting physical and mental health, as well as attendance and productivity at work.

If you or a family member are caring for a loved one and need assistance, know that you are not alone.

ElderServe’s HomeCare program can help with personal grooming, light housekeeping, and meal preparation.  ElderServe accepts private pay, VA, and KIPDA clients.  To learn more, call 502.583.8012 or visit our HomeCare page.

ElderServe will recognize Mary Haynes, President and CEO, Nazareth Home as the 2018 Champion for the Aging.

The award is presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding commitment to improving the lives of older adults.

Mary “has spent her entire career being better, being smarter, being better engaged, and being innovative,” said Michael Buckman, development director for Nazareth Home.

Her achievements include developing Kentucky’s only two licensed, free-standing Alzheimer’s centers. Under her leadership Nazareth Home has been recognized as the facility
of the year by the Kentucky Association of Healthcare Facilities, rated as the top work place for midsize companies by the Courier-Journal, and consistently maintained a five- star
rating by US News & World Report.

Mary has been president and CEO of Nazareth Home since 2001. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Spalding University and a master’s degree in health systems from the University of Louisville and a master’s in nursing/geriatric specialist from the University of Evansville.

The Champion for the Aging Award Luncheon takes place June 8 at the Seelbach Hotel with Kent Wallace, COO of Kindred Healthcare, serving as event chair.

For more information and to learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit our Champion for the Aging Award page.

Mary Haynes, president and CEO of Nazareth Home and Nazareth Home Clifton, 2018 Champion for the Aging

Mary Haynes, president and CEO of Nazareth Home and Nazareth Home Clifton

Mayor’s Give A Day – Week of Service

Each spring since 2011, volunteers from all over Louisville disperse across our community to complete acts of kindness and compassion during Give A Day – Mayor’s Week of Service. Like many other organizations in our community, ElderServe is searching for volunteers to take on special projects during this week of service, April 16-20.
We are seeking individuals and groups to help with projects such as cleaning up our clients’ yards or sprucing up our senior center.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email Lisa Cobb or call 502.736.3825.

Sweet Dreams: Chocolate Fund-Raiser Brings in Over $50,000

The 13th annual Chocolate Dreams on January 29 raised more than $50,000 to support ElderServe’s programs.

More than 300 guests at Mellwood Arts Center sampled sweet and savory concoctions from 16 culinary professionals competing for a prize in four categories, sipped drinks from five local vendors and bid on a silent auction.

As part of the event, Today’s Transitions Magazine honored Donna Mattox of Southern Indiana as 2018 Caregiver of the Year. Mattox cares for her husband, who has Parkinson’s disease, while also leading a support group and producing a monthly newsletter.

For the second consecutive year, Younique Soul won the People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Republic Bank, this time for its chocolate-laced chili.

Winners in the other categories were:
• Chocolate Bluegrass Award, sponsored by Atria Senior Living: Napa River Grill.
• Chocolate International Award, sponsored by Kindred Healthcare: Cellar Door Chocolates.
• Chocolate Savory Award, sponsored by Kosair Charities: La Chasse.

We owe a big thanks to the culinary professionals, vendors and sponsors, as well as to event chairs Greg Braun and Aaron Walther, our board of directors, staff and volunteers. Without you, this would not have been the sweet success

A Letter From Our CEO

At our recent Chocolate Dreams fund raiser, Today’s Transitions magazine recognized a Caregiver of the Year. The stories of the four finalists were heartwarming and inspiring.

But as I begin my own journey as a caregiver for older adults in my family, I also know that this responsibility can be overwhelming. I can only imagine how it might feel for someone who is new
to eldercare.

As I told the audience at Chocolate Dreams, our mission is to empower older adults to live independently, but we do so much more. We support families who are caring for older loved ones.

Our care managers help older adults and families find resources to meet the challenges of aging. Some of those resources are in the community, such as finding help with utility bills, medication costs or affordable housing. Other resources are within ElderServe. For example, our HomeCare program and Adult Day Health Center provide respite for family givers, allowing them to work and care for themselves, too. Ultimately, ElderServe’s programs aim to improve older adults’ quality of life while reducing the stress to families and caregivers.

Just as it takes a village to raise a child, so, too, can it take a team effort to help an older loved one age gracefully. ElderServe is proud to be a part of that team, and thank you to the donors, partners, volunteers, board members, and dedicated employees who are part of OUR team. Together, we are making a real difference in the lives of older adults and their families.

ElderServe CEO

Julie Guenthner, CEO

Did You Know?

Our Active Choices participants increased their daily steps by 142% in 2017.

To learn more about participating email Sarah Irvin or call her at 502.736.3847.

Thank You For Your Support!

Gift Received September 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018!

Tribute Gifts

Bolded names were recognized through a tribute gift by the donor(s) listed.

In Memoriam

Mrs. Dorothy Brauner
Ms. Harriette Friedlander and Mr. Alan Burnstein

Ms. Doris Lang
Ms. Angie Evans

Mrs. Norma Jean Miller
Farm Credit Mid America


Bernie and Vickie Batcheldor
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bennett

Ms. Rita Batcheldor
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bennett

Mr. Ben Breier
Greater Louisville, Inc.

Ms. Harriette Friedlander
Rev. and Mrs. Charles Brockwell

Ms. Elizabeth Harris
Anne and Duane Murner

Judge and Mrs. James Harten
Anne and Duane Murner

Ms. Mary Lynn Jacobs
Anne and Duane Murner

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jarosz
Anne and Duane Murner

Ms. Lisa Jessie
C2 Strategic Communications

Mr. and Mrs. Chris M. Kipper
Glenda and John Featherston

Ms. Lois Lark and Family
Anne and Duane Murner

Ms. Hazel McAllister
Ms. Brenda Luckett

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Molloy
Anne and Duane Murner

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mullaney
Anne and Duane Murner

Ms. Mollie Mullaney
Anne and Duane Murner

Anne and Duane Murner
Ms. Lori Murner
Ms. Nancy Doctor
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mullaney

Ms. Corrine Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bennett

Patty and Billy Stark
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bennett

Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Walther
Lynnhurst United Church of Christ
Ms. Anne Stites
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Walther


Actors Theatre
Advanced Payroll Systems
The Arctic Scoop
Atria Senior Living
BMAT Invsetment Properties
BNY Mellon Community Partnership
Bristol Catering
Brown-Forman Corporation
Buck’s Restaurant
C2strategic Communications
Cellar Door Chocolates
Chef Z’s Catering
Commonwealth Bank & Trust Company
Community Foundation of Louisville
Community Women for Unity and Equality
Copper & Kings
Elder Law of Louisville
Elmcroft Senior Living
Farm Credit Mid-America
Glenview Trust Company
Greater Louisville, Inc.
Humana Guidance Center
The Irish Rover
Kentucky Distiller’s Association
Kindred Healthcare
Kosair Charities
Kroger Company
La Chasse
Lloyd & McDaniel, PLC
Lorch Family Foundation
The Louisvillle Chocolate Fountain
Lynnhurst United Church of Christ
Macaron Bar
Morgan & Pottinger
Morning Pointe
Mountjoy Chilton Medley
Napa River Grill
Norton Healthcare
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Our Lady of Lourdes School
Passport Health Plan
Pieroni Creative
Power Yoga 502
Process Machinery Inc.
Republic Bank and Trust Company
Royal Cup Coffee
The Seelbach Hotel
SPC Brady Corporation
St. Stephen Church
Stites & Harbison
Tattoo Charlie’s
The Lyndon & Helen M. Schmid Foundation
UofL – Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging
Ventas Charitable Foundation
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc.
Volare Ristorante
WellCare Health Plans
Wiltshire Pantry
Younique Soul, LLC
Zulu Nyala


Mr. Grayson Abell
Ms. Christina Abney
Mr. Tomas Aguilera
Ms. Valena L. Allen
Ms. Kimberly Allen
Ms. Judy Althouse
Mr. William Altman
Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Amorose, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. John Asher
Mrs. Elsie Atherton
Ms. LouAnn Atlas
Mr. Jason Austin
Mr. Art Baltes
Ms. Robin Barich
Ms. Kim Baumann
Ms. Beth Benavides
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bennett
Chris Benson
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Berger
Ms. Rebecca Bernard
Ruth and W. Michael Bewley
Ms. Vicki Bordner
Ms. Sara Boswell
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Bouvier
Ms. Angeline Boyd
Ms. Hilary Braun
Ms. Mary Bright
Ms. Peggy Bright
Rev. and Mrs. Charles Brockwell
Mr. Greg Bromley
Ms. Nancy Bryan
Ms. Janessa Bryan
Ms. Angela Burton
Ms. Nancye Canter
Mrs. Cynthia Capehart
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton C. Carpenter
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis R. Carrithers
Ms. Joline Carter
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Carter
Mr. Jason Case
Mrs. Beatrice Castelli
Ms. Karan Chavis and Mr. Craig Bradley
Mrs. Kathy Chlon
Ms. Bonnie Clark
Mrs. Tommie Clark
Leslie and Darrin Cline
Lisa and David Cobb
Corey Conley
Terri and Bob Connolly
Teresa and Timothy Cook
Ms. Erin Cornett
Mr. Brian Cox
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Cronan
Mr. and Mrs. Denny Crum
Ms. Dianna Cunningham
Mr. and Mrs. A. Frazier Curry
Dr. and Mrs. Joe D’Ambrosio
Mr. David Dalrymple
Mr. David Danielson
Ms. Delores K. Daugherty
Ms. Rosalind Daugherty
Pat and David Daulton
Ms. Andrea Davis
Ms. Elizabeth Deknatel
Tracy and John Desmarais
Mr. Peter Diakov
Ms. Nancy Doctor
Ms. Emily Donovan
Ms. Denise Dukes
Ms. Karen Duncan
Mr. and Mrs. David J. Dutschke
Ms. Pat Duvall
Ms. Shannon Elliott
Ms. Jackie Emerson
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Emke
Donna Entrican
Elizabeth and Edward Ernst
Ms. Angie Evans
Ms. JoAnn Evans
Glenda and John Featherston
Ms. Dianne Feltham and Ms. Kaye Thompson
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Fenton
Ms. Joan Ferch
Ms. Trisha Finnegan
Ms. Beth Fisher
Ms. Jean W. Frazier
Ms. Harriette Friedlander and Mr. Alan Bernstein

Ms. Sandra Fuqua
Mrs. Carolyn Gabor
Ms. Katie Gaughan
Mr. John Gibo
Amy and Lance Gilbert
Mr. Coleman Gilbert
Mr. Tom Goodwin
Ms. Natalie Gormley
Ms. Allison Gormley
Ms. Cristeen Grasch
Mr. and Mrs. David Gray
Ms. Belinda Green
Mr. and Mrs. John Greenebaum
Ms. Shannon Greenwald
Ms. Jackita Griffith
Ms. Nina Griffith
Julie and Pat Guenthner
Mr. Larry Gumbel
Mr. Patrick Hagan
Teri Hall
Mrs. Jamie Hand
Mr. Mike Hanks
Ms. Christina Hansen
Ms. Jackie Harbison
Ms. Kacey Harmeling
Mary Ellen and Rick Harned
Allison and Thomas Harris
Mr. Thomas Harris
Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Hart
Mr. James Haverstock
Mr. Dan Hawk
Ms. Rosalind Heinz
Ms. Sonia G. Hess
Ms. Teri Hickerson
Mr. Drew Hight
Lori and John Hight
Mr. Robert Hill
Ms. Andria House
Mr. Brian Hovekamp
Ms. Melissa Howard
Mrs. Sarah E. Irvin
Ms. Heather Jackson
Ms. Cindy Jecker
Ms. Susan Jenkins
Mr. David Jennings
Ms. Lisa Jessie
Ms. Gayle Johnson
Ms. Kathleen Jones
Ms. Katelyn Justice
Donna and Mark Kaelin
Mr. and Mrs. David Kaelin
Rev. Kenneth L. Kamber
Mr. and Mrs. Michael King
Ms. Kimberly King-Gibson
Mr. and Mrs. Chris M. Kipper
Mr. Cole Kiser
Ms. Jennifer Kline
Ms. Kristen Koeberlein
Mr. Robert M. Koehler
Mr. Kyle Kulyan
Mr. Brent LaFollette
Mr. Joel LaFollette
Ms. Tristian LaFollette
Ms. Lynda Lambert
Mr. Brad Lambert
Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Lambert
Ms. Pam Laughead
Ms. April Leftin
Ms. Debbie Lindsey
Ms. Beverly Little
Ms. Caroline Livingston
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Locke
Ms. Cecilia Long
Mr. and Mrs. Brian M. Lower
Ms. Coretta Lynum
Mrs. Janice D. Martin
Kristi and Cody Matthews
Mrs. Terri Matthews
Mr. and Mrs. Zach McClave
Ms. Melanie McCoy
Ms. Marsha McDaniels
Ms. Julia Meredith
Ms Margaret Meyer
Mr. Reese A. Michalove
Ms. Priscilla Mills
Ms. Marilyn Monohan
Ms. Terri Moore
Mr. and Mrs. John Moore
Diane and Larry Morris
Ms. Priya Mukundan
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mullaney

Ms. Lori Murner
Anne and Duane Murner
Donna and Kevin Murphy
Ms. Patti Naiser
Dr. and Mrs. David Neustadt
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Nieser
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Norris
Ms. Lisa Ogburn
Mrs. Carrie Orman
Ms. Carol Owens
Ms. Paula Parkerson
Ms. Lisa Patterson
Karen and Norbert Paulin
Mr. Kevin Payne
Ms. Janet Payton
Ms. Shana Petsko
Brook Peyton
Ms. Mel Pfister
Mrs. Chi Phan
Ms. Shari Polur
Mr. John Pryor
Mr. Joe Rafferty
Ms. Kelsi Ramser
Mr. Michael J. Reidy
Mr. Mark Riddle
Mr. Joseph Roberts
Ms. Marcia Robinson
Mr. Bernard Roke
Ms. Mary Romelfanger
Mr. Aaron Rosenberg
Ms. Mary Rucker
Dr. Waqar Saleem
Ms. Novella R. Salings
Mr. Eric Schrenger
Ms. Samantha Schutte
Martha and Jerry Scott
Ms. Gwen Seaver
Ms. Rebecca Seidel
Terri and Eric Seltz
Ms. Lydia Shina
Mr. and Mrs. Norris Shockley
Mr. Cory Skolnick
Ms. Theresa Spalding
Mr. Stephen R. Spanyer
Dr. Bryant Stamford and Ms. Anita Curpier
Ms. Kim Stasiak
Ms. Martha Stephenson
Ms. Sheela Stevens
Ms. Pamela Stevenson
Ms. Anne Stites
Ms. Cindy Stivers
Ms. Sheena Strouf
Mrs. Joy Tabler
Ms. Gloria Talbott
Chris Taylor
Ms. Diane Theiler
Ms. Kathy Thomas
Ms. Cali Thomas
Ms. Kaye Thompson
Ms. Cindy Tinnell
Ms. Catherine Tomassetti
Ms. Theresa Vail
Ms. Estela Valdez
Stephanie and Marc Veeneman
Ms. Cindy Venable
Ms. Eileen Walsh
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Walsh
Ms. Jody Walters
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Walther
Ms. Danielle Ward
Ms. Madeline Warner
Mr. and Mrs. Matt D. Watkins
Ms. Ronda Watson
Ms. Michelle Weikel
Ms. Jan Weintraub
Mr. Chad Welch
Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch
Ms. Linda Wethington
Ms. Lauren Wheatley
Mr. Bob White
Mr. Tyler Whitty
Ms. Joy Wickens
Ms. Linda Wickliffe
Ms. Sheila Willoughby
Ms. Sherry Wittry
Ms. Cathy S. Zion