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  • 502.587.8673
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Empowering seniors through ElderServe's Crime Victim Advocates

As someone who had utilized ElderServe’s programs in the past, Martha was a familiar face among the agency staff.  She lived alone, which made her more vulnerable to issues like social isolation and crime victimization.  Occasionally, her adult grandson would live with her for extended periods of time.

However, he started to take advantage of this arrangement by using and selling narcotics out of the house which, naturally made Martha uncomfortable.  This casued tension in their relatioship and he began making threatrs to harm her, so she eventually called the police.

Soon thereafter, Linette Hatfield, A Crime Victim Advocate at ElderServe, reached out to Martha to offer safety planning options like changing her locks, and setting up a plan of action in case of an emergency.  Subsequently, Martha decided to get an Emergency Protective Order, to prohibit her grandson from making contact with her before there was a formal hearing.  Since Martha is homebound, ElderServe was able to set up a telephonic court hearing that allowed her to testify over the phone from her home.  She was granted a “no contact” order to prevent her grandson from making any contact with her for two years.  Unfortunately, he quickly violated the “no contact” order, and he was arrested.  Today, he is still in jail while our crime victim advocates regularly contact Martha to ensure she is prepared for her court dates.

On a daily basis, older adults in Louisville who are being taken advantage of are empowered by ElderServe’s Crime Victim Advocates.  Linette said, “It is so rewarding to assist clients by empowering them to take charge of their circumstances.  My hope is that they will find a sense of security in the face of violence.”

As one of four nationwide programs, the purpose of ElderServe’s Crime Victim Services is to support older adults recovering from victimization, to increase access to the criminal justice system, and to spread awareness of elder abuse as a crime.  If you know someone who could benefit from this program, pleas call ElderServe at 502.736.3829.

A Letter from our CEO

“In a world where there is so much to be done, I felt strongly impressed that there must be something for me to do.” – Dorothea Dix

The fall and winter months of 2016 were months of great transition and progress for ElderServe.  As a result of our July 1 merger with GuardiaCare, ElderServe moved our offices to the former GuardiaCare space at 215 West Breckinridge Street in late January.  This included some updates for the 215 location to maximize the space and allowed us to create an even stronger safety net of programming for our clients. We also took over management of our Adult Day program on January 1.  I am so proud of our agency for these recent accomplishments. Yet there is even more we plan, and need to do, to meet the needs of the future.

Most of us who are baby boomers have heard the term, “silver tsunami” referring to the growing population of Americans who are turning 65 each day.  The statistics for the Louisville area, which were published this past October by Kentucky State Data Center, were staggering.  This report told us that the population of adults 60 years and older will increase by 38% by 2040 and those adults age 80 years and older will increase by 82%!  Clearly, ElderServe programs will be needed more than ever to help the older adult population and their families navigate the challenging aging process.  My staff and I are passionate about finding solutions and efficiencies, but we need community support!  I look forward to working with partners toward the new goals that we have set to help seniors. We are grateful to all of you who support older adults in so many different ways. All the best to you for a warm and bright spring season!

ElderServe CEO

Pat Mulloy to Serve as Chair for 2017 Champion for the Aging Award Luncheon

Pat Mulloy, Chairman and CEO of Elmcroft Senior Living, has volunteered to serve as this year’s chair for the event.  He has been with Elmcroft for 11 years, but has been in the senior housing industry for over 20 years.  Pat is involved with many organizations.  He serves on the board for Republic Bank and Trust Company, Vanderbilt University Law School, and is the Chairman for the Bellarmine University Board of Trustees.  As an active member of our community, he knows the difference that ElderServe can make in people’s lives.  ElderServe is thrilled to have him on board for this year’s luncheon.  “We are so fortunate to have Pat’s leadership and are honored to have him share his expertise and time to help spread the importance of our mission and make the Champion for the Aging award Luncheon a great success,” said Julie Guenthner, CEO of ElderServe.

This event is the biggest fundraiser for the agency with proceeds going directly to services and programs that empower older adults to live independently with dignity.  ElderServe helps 3,000 older adults each year across all zip codes of Metro Louisville.  Mark your calendar for the June 9, 2017 event at the Galt House!

To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, please click here.

Did You Know?

91% of seniors at our Senior Center participated in wellness activities last year, compared to 32% of senior center participants nationwide.

A Wonderful Evening of Decadent Bliss!

On the evening of January 30, ElderServe hosted the 12th annual Chocolate Dreams at the beautiful Mellwood Arts Center!  Over 300 guests sampled chocolate creations from over 20 top local chefs while enjoying bourbon tastings, raffle baskets, and a live auction.  Chefs competed for prizes in the savory, international, bluegrass, crazy, most creative, and people’s choice categories.  Additionally, Gradus Shoemaker was the recipient of the Caregiver of the Year Award, presented by Today’s Transitions Magazine.  “In our first year as a newly merged organization, this fundraiser brought in almost $75k, which will directly support older adults in the Louisville Metro area.  Thanks to our wonderful chefs, sponsors, donors, and volunteers who made this event a tremendous success,” said Aaron Walther, chair of the event.

TeleCare - Addressing Social Isolation

TeleCare is a telephone program that promotes social engagement and creates a personal connection for older adults who are socially isolated; many of whom don’t have friends or family in Louisville.  Since 1994, ElderServe volunteers have been making daily phone calls to older adults encouraging them to live independently with dignity.

If you are interested in volunteering or know someone who could benefit from a ddaily phone call, please contact Megan Carpenter at 502.736.3838 or by email.

“My volunteer is like my family.  I look forward to their calls; I’m not a morning person but they make me one, I’m all alone all the time. I just have my daughter and friends to call me.  I don’t know what I would do without them.” – Participant, Jennetta M.
“This service is beneficial to clients because sometimes we are the only people they get to talk to all day, and it gives them peace of mind in case they have fallen or need assistance.” – Volunteer, Bonnie C.

Gifts Received September 1 - December 31, 2016


A Reader’s Corner
Actors Theatre
Advanced Payroll Systems
Alsco, Inc.
Apple Gold Group
Atria Senior Living
Beeson, Inc.
BNY Mellon Community Partnership
Brightwell Law
Butchertown Grocery
Capriole Goat Cheeses
Cellar Door Chocolates
Clarity Pointe
Coffin Family Foundation
Community Foundation of Louisville
Community Women for Unity and Equality
CRM Companies/Raising Cane’s
Dine Company
Elevation Sports Marketing
First Neighborhood Place
Frazier History Museum
Fritz’s Salon & Spa for Men
GE Appliances
GE United Way Giving Campaign
Gould’s Discount Medical
HD Supply
Indianapolis Colts
Interior Specialists, Inc.
Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence
Kellex Seating
Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay
Kroger Company
LA Promotions
Ledington Elderlaw and Estate Planning, LLC.
Lisa Sherman Insurance Agency
Lloyd & McDaniel, PLC
Lorch Family Foundation
Louisville Bats
Louisville Metro Council District 13
Macaron Bar
Manhattan Grill
McKesson Medical Surgical
MPC Promotions
National Council of Jewish Women – Louisville Section
Newport Aquarium
Norton Healthcare
Office Depot
Paint Spot
Perfume Plus
Pieroni Creative
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pix Shoes
PNC Bank
Press on Market
Rainbow Blossom
Regalo, LLC
Republic Bank and Trust Company
Republic Services
Schaefer Studio Salon
Schindler Co.
Shaw Co.
SPC Brady Corporation
Tinseltown #245
Two Chicks and Co.
Ventas Charitable Foundation
Whits About Photography
Wicked Sheets, LLC.
Windsor Co.
Woodhaven Country Club
Yum! Brands Foundation, Inc.
Zulu Nyala


Ms. Kimberly Allen
Ms. Judy Althouse
Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Amorose, Jr.
Ms. Debra Anderson
Ms. Darla Arnold
Mr. and Mrs. John Asher
Mr. Adam Asher
Mrs. Elsie Atherton
Ms. Regan Atkinson and Mr. Brad Titzer
Ms. LouAnn Atlas
Ms. Kimberly Bailey
Mr. Chris Baker
Mr. and Ms. Nick Baker
Mr. Art Baltes
Ms. Flo Barber
Ms. Michela Basey
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Baurle
Chris Benson
Ms. Pamela Benzel
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Berger
Ms. Rebecca Bernard
Mr. Alan Bernstein
Ms. Trish Berry
Mr. David Bierly
Ms. Kristin Bondehagen
Ms. Sara Boswell
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Bouvier
Ms. Hilary Braun
Ms. Peggy Bright
Mrs. Cora Brown
Ms. Diane Brown
Ms. Claudia Brown
Ms. Nancy Bryan
Ms. Lisa M. Butcher
Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Byrne
Mr. J. Patrick Byrne
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Cahoe
Ms. Diane R. Caldwell
Ms. Stephanie Callis
Ms. Maureen S. Capalbo
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton C. Carpenter
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis R. Carrithers
Mr. Jason Case
Mr. Greg Chandler
Ms. Sherry Chaudoin
Mrs. Kathy Chlon
Ms. Bonnie Clark
Mr. Richard Clements
Lisa and David Cobb
Terri and Bob Connolly
Teresa and Timothy Cook
Mr. Cameron Cornelison
Ms. Erin Cornett
Ms. Tammy Crandell
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Cronan
Ms. Lauren Curry
Mr. and Mrs. A. Frazier Curry
Mr. and Mrs. David Daulton
Ms. Elizabeth Deknatel
Tracy and John Desmarais
Ms. Lauren Dodd
Ms. Shannon Elliott
Ms. Hannah Elliotte
Ms. Jackie Emerson
Ms. JoAnn Evans
Ms. Dianne Feltham and Ms. Kaye Thompson
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Fenton
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Fowler Jr.
Ms. Jean W. Frazier
Ms. Harriette Friedlander and Mr. Alan Bernstein
Shannon and Michael Gadd
Mr. Brian Garr
Ms. Katie Gaughan
Mr. Todd Geddes

Mr. Michael Gentry
Amy and Lance Gilbert
Mr. Ronnie Gilbert
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Glass
Ms. Julie A. Goetz
Ms. Natalie Gormley
Ms. Allison Gormley
Ms. Cristeen Grasch
Mr. and Mrs. John Greenebaum
Julie and Pat Guenthner
Mr. Randy Hamilton
Mrs. Jamie Hand
Mr. W. Michael Hanks
Ms. Karen Hardin
Mary Ellen and Rick Harned
Allison and Thomas Harris
Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Hart
Sarah and William Hauer
Ms. Rosalind Heinz
Ms. Kelley Helgeson and Mr. Glenn Kosse
Ms. Pamela Henry
Mr. Len Hicks
Ms. Susan Higgins
Mrs. Lori Hight
Mr. Drew Hight
Mr. Todd Hinz
Mrs. Nancy Hollrah
Mr. Kristopher Hourigan
Mr. David Jennings
Ms. Lisa Jessie
Ms. Karen R. Johnson
Mr. Wade Jordahl
Rev. Kenneth L. Kamber
Mr. Thomas Kempf
Mr. Michael Kennedy
Ms. Diane Kent
Mr. Gregory King
Mr. and Mrs. Chris M. Kipper
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Kosse
Ms. Megan Krebs
Mr. Tyler Kuhlenbeck
Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Lambert
Ms. Pam Laughead
Mr. Robert Lawrence
Mr. Steve Lazar
Ms. Debbie Lindsey
Ms. Caroline Livingston
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Locke
Mr. and Mrs. Brian M. Lower
Ms. Laronda Lowery
Susan and Phil Lynch
Ms. Amanda Marburger
Mrs. Janice D. Martin
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Mattingly
Ms. Laura Mattingly
Ms. Cathy Maynard
Ms. Natasha Maze
Mr. and Mrs. Zach McClave
Mr. William McClave
Mr. and Mrs. Larry McClave
Ms. Katie McCubbins
Mr. Hubert McCuin
Ms. Marsha McDaniels
Ms. Julia Meredith
Mr. Reese A. Michalove
Ms. Lori Miller
Mr. James Mills
Ms. Priscilla Mills
Mrs. Dana Moody
Mr. and Mrs. John Moore
Lee Mueller
Anne and Duane Murner
Ms. Teresa Nelson
Ms. Hannah Nido
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Nieser

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Norris
Ms. Lauren O’Brien
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Ogle
Ms. Carol Owens
Ms. Paula Parker
Ms. Lisa Patterson
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Paulin
Karen and Norbert Paulin
Ms. Janet Payton
Ms. Becky Peak
Ms. Dorothy Pearson
Mr. Mark Pearson
Ms. Chi Phan
Ms. Damaris Phillips
Ms. Carol Pierce
Ms. Lauren Polston
Ms. April Raque
Mr. Leon Reynolds
Ms. Kacey Roby
Ms. Mary Romelfanger
Ms. Janet Rosenbaum
Mr. Aaron Rosenberg
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Schulz
Mr. Daniel P. Schulz
Ms. Amy Schuster
Mr. Christopher Schuster and Mr. Dan Forte
Ms. Kathryn Schwartz
Mrs. Martha Scott
Ms. Gwen Seaver
Terri and Eric Seltz
Ms. Linda Shaughnessy
Ms. Lydia Shina
Ms. Kimberly Shircliff
Mr. and Mrs. Norris Shockley
Ms. Joyce Simmons
Debra and George Sims
Ms. Valerie Small
Ms. Becky Smith
Ms. Lisa Smith
Ms. Hollie Smith
Ms. Susan M. Smith
Mr. Stephen R. Spanyer
Ms. Stephanie Speigel and Mr. Larry Kirschenbaum
Ms. Melissa Stevens
Ms. Susan Stewart
Ms. Polly Stone
Ms. Allison Strickland
Ms. Gloria Talbott
Ms. Mitzi Thomas
Ms. Lisa Thompson
Ms. Mekedem Tsigie-Samuel
Mrs. Misty C. Vantrease
Mr. and Mrs. Marc Veeneman
Ms. Cindy Venable
Mrs. Cindi Vincent
Ms. Becca Waits
Ms. Doris Walsh
Ms. Eileen Walsh
Ms. Jan Walther
Mrs. Sarah Warner
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew D. Watkins
Ms. Angela Weisser
Councilwoman Vicki A. Welch
Mr. Chad Welch
Mr. Brian Wheatley
Mr. Tyler Whitty
Ms. Cleora Williams
Mr. Charles Williams
Ms. Sheila Willoughby
Mr. and Mrs. Orme Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Wilson
Ms. Sharon Winstel
Ms. Sherry Wittry
Ms. Linda Woods
Ms. Donna Young
Ms. Allison Zeillmann
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Zeillmann

Tribute Gifts Received September 1 - December 31, 2016

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


Bernie Batcheldor
Rita Batcheldor
Corrine Smith
Patty Stark

Marcia and James Bennett

Harold Gordon
Mr. James Davis

Anne and Duane Murner
Ms. Nancy Doctor
Siobhan and Michael Reidy

Allison Gormley
Mr. John S. Mueller

In Memoriam

Ernest Kennedy
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kennedy