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Today's Front Line Hero: Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries

Blog Date: 
Friday, July 24, 2020

 

 By Caitlyn Gudmundsen, Senior Manager of Program Development and Outreach 

Today’s Front Line Hero is Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, which is providing fun activities for seniors, such as its Superfood Teaching Kitchen.

Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries has served its community since 1868, and provides resources for older adults, as well as children, youth, and families. Diakon’s senior services include community services, as well as a vast array of options in senior living. Luther Crest is a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Allentown, PA with a range of options for care, as well as many opportunities for activity and connection.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Luther Crest has found safe and fun ways to engage the seniors living there. One of those ways was a recent Superfood Teaching Kitchen, which taught residents how to make fun, healthy fresh recipes. One of the recipes was a perfect-for-summer Cantaloupe Aqua Fresca and watermelon-kiwi spinach salad with a balsamic glaze. Executive Chef Tony Morrison led the event, and staff ensure the seniors wore masks and social distanced to keep everyone safe, while still fostering connection through sharing a meal.

Thank you to Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries for your ongoing support of seniors and commitment to their holistic health and well-being!

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