Niagara Lutheran Health System hosted our fifth annual Oktoberfest on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at the Richard Seibold Chapel & Auditorium in GreenField Manor in Lancaster. The event included authentic German food, beer, wine and music, and was held to thank our Leadership Council donors.
Donors become members of our Leadership Council with an annual gift of $500 or more. Since the Leadership Council program began in 1999, these annual campaigns have raised over $5 million in support of important resident care initiatives of the Niagara Lutheran Health System.
Our 2016 Leadership Council campaign will continue to support important projects, such as the planned expansion of GreenField Health & Rehabilitation Center (GHRC). Following the success of household-style living at GreenField Terrace, Niagara Lutheran will introduce this environment to GHRC with the construction of an additional twenty-four long-term care rooms at GHRC, designed in the household-style. Each resident will have a private bedroom and bathroom, but will enjoy their meals in a home-style kitchen and dining room, and relax or spend time with family in a beautiful living room with a fireplace.
Residents of the new household will receive three home-cooked meals each day. Their personal care needs will be met by caring staff including nurses and certified home health aides. Residents will be encouraged, if they choose, to participate in day-to-day tasks such as meal preparation to help keep them stimulated and engaged in everyday life. There will also be a wide array of activities available to them throughout the day. The addition of this household-style long-term care wing will also create a beautiful new outdoor courtyard, where residents and family members can gather.
Residents of the new household-style addition will benefit physically, emotionally, and spiritually from being cared for in this type of environment, as will their family members. Research has shown that care-giving in such a household-style setting can result in transformational benefits for residents, including reduced levels of depression, agitation, and weight loss.
For information on how you can help make this project a reality, please contact the Niagara Lutheran Health Foundation by clicking here, calling 716-684-0202, or via e-mail at Foundation@NiagaraLutheran.org.