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This holiday season, consider giving some of your light away!

You can share the warm glow of light to honor the light of all the lives that are woven into the fabric of the Moravian Hall Square community and Morningstar Living!  Your generous gift of support is directed to the Good Samaritan Fund which provides support and aid to residents who can no longer pay in full for their care or accommodation.  Your gift is a beacon of hope, a warm and gentle light that brings comfort and peace to those who need it most!

If you are near our campus on December 21st, we will be lighting the Pleasure Garden with tribute luminaria to honor and remember the people who shared their light with us.

Think on these things this holiday season…

How do you shine in the lives of others? 

How have others shared their light with you?

Now is a perfect time to honor the light, remember the light and celebrate the light.

Please use the button below to make a secure online donation.  All tribute gifts received by December 14 will be included in our Grand Illumination celebration event on December 21st.

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2018 Harvest of Friends

Friends make the world a brighter place and, at Morningstar Senior Living, that is certainly true!

This year’s Harvest of Friends was a lovely evening where friends gathered to celebrate their support for a community that has been home to more than 5,000 people over the past 30 years!   

President and CEO, Susan Drabic greeted the assembled guests and shared reflections of the past, the blessings in our lives right now and the hope for our future to provide services for the aging journey ahead!  Special guests Donelda Williams and Dick Smith, charter residents in 1988 attended the dinner and were feted for their smart planning and involvement in the life of the community for three decades!

The 30th anniversary theme included pearls as we toasted “cheers to 30 years!”  A new wine drawing and treasure raffle were held with multiple winners enjoying a sparkling reward.  Please check out some photos of the evening here:

Guests, sponsorships and generous donations resulted in this year’s Harvest of Friends dinner raising just over $30,000 for the Good Samaritan Fund.  This is fabulous news!

Special thanks to the planning committee and the sponsorship support of the following:

Presentation

Citizens Commercial Banking
The Philadelphia Trust Co.

Luminary

RLB – Brian Regan, Partner

Effervescence

Brown Design Group
Darrell & Linda Crook
Susan C. Drabic
Deb & John Esposito
Shirley Flagler
Kathy & Maury Heller
Margaret & Steven Krawiec
Latsha, Davis & McKenna
Lamar Companies
Lewis & Walters
Phoebe Pharmacy 
Gordon & Susan Sommers
Wagner Family

Gem

Abraham Borda Corvino
Butz & LaValva, PC
Benchmark Construction
Steve Dobos
Corporate Environments
Hanover Engineering
Hoch Accounting
Linda McMeekin
Medline Industries
Barbara Seifert-Sigmon
Richard & Linda Solliday

Pearl

Marilyn Brewster
Chrin Hauling
John Gardner
Rose Haberacker
Barbara Isenberg
Audrey McAbee
Raymond James Financial – Beth Kowalski
Mollie Santee

2018 Committee Members

Liz Brandl, Marilyn Brewster, Darrell Crook, Michael Daley, Barbara Isenberg, Apryl Giovanni, Lisa Katysnski, Michael Milkovits, Lynn Regan, Mollie Santee, Barb Seifert-Sigmon, Richard Solliday, Matthew Sweitzer and Jill Tilney

Wellness Trust Gifts

You can help provide a smile when you make a gift to the Wellness Trust.  Boomers and those over age 70 are likely to be impacted with dementia and through the Wellness Trust funds Moravian Hall Square offers resources to spark hope in their journey.

Music and Art therapy programs, support groups for care givers and community lectures are some of the ways that Morningstar Living provides resources to those with a dementia diagnosis as well as the family members who lovingly walk beside them.

In September, we will join with many other from our region at the Steel Stacks in Bethlehem for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  The walk fees and donations support the efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association and its research initiatives.  Our residents and staff will be holding a bake sale to raise funds to support this public effort.

Our Wellness Trust is more personal to those we serve at Morningstar Living.  Each time a musician offers a therapy session or special program, we see the light in the eyes of those who struggle with their dementia.  Those deeply embedded memories come to the surface with the medium of music and other creative expressions.

If you want to bring a moment of brightness to an older adult, a gift to the Wellness Trust is one way to share your light and make a difference.

2018 Dates to Remember!

Dates are important – the kind that you mark on your calendar.  With the change of a year, it can be a time to do a financial check-up, especially on things that impact you and the people and things you value.

Like you, Morningstar Living reflects with fondness and gratitude on the blessings and highlights of last year.  Indeed, we received many generous gifts of volunteerism as well as financial support.  We can never say thank you enough times!

As you make plans for your financial good health and where to allocate your resources, please consider some of the resources available through our organization.  

On February 20th, we are offering a great program called Control: Power Up that features distinguished attorneys in the Lehigh Valley who will offer good information about the ways to assert your intent in legal documents, assignment of duties and your estate planning.  Click here to register.

Additionally, please be mindful of new legislation passed by Congress and its impact on your financial well-being.  You might want to be planning now to fully understand any implications and best course of action for matters that meet your charitable intentions.

If you have an IRA and qualify for Required Minimum Distribution, please remember that April 1st is a date to remember.  There are consequences if you don’t withdraw your RMD in a timely fashion – don’t be caught being late!  If you want to learn more about using your RMD for a qualified charitable contribution to Morningstar Living – click here.

You’re the best date – give a call if you want to make a date to get more information!

Harvest of Friends 2017

This past year’s Harvest of Friends was a rousing success!  The New England theme was represented in the vibrant colors of guests and décor, the delicious bounty of land and sea, the warm hospitality of all who gathered and the generous spirit of all.

Thanks to all who participated, the event will net more than $41,000 in income to be directed to the Good Samaritan benevolent care fund.  This is our highest total ever! 

Special thanks are extended to those who labored to present this wonderful annual event on the campus of Moravian Hall Square.  Guests enjoyed the new cocktail reception location, silent auction offerings, delicious food and libations and the warm, cozy atmosphere.

We are especially grateful to the following sponsors for their generosity in making this year’s Harvest of Friends remarkable. 

Gold Sponsors:  Phyllis Bock and The Philadelphia Trust Company

Bronze Sponsors:  Piper Jaffray & Co., Marc G. Silver

Crimson Sponsors:  Darrell & Linda Crook, Susan Drabic, Deb & John Esposito, Shirley Flagler, Margaret & Steven Krawiec, Vic & Mary Lesky, Latsha, Davis & McKenna, Phoebe Pharmacy, sjz Consulting and Wagner Family

Russet Sponsors:  Owen M. Bastian, Inc., Blue Valley Builders, Chrin Companies of Delaware, Chrin Hauling, Corporate Environments, Thomas & Donna Ely, Jane & Paul Florenz, Hanover Engineering, Hoch Accounting, Lewis & Walters, RLB Accounting, Raymond James Financial – Beth Ann Kowalski

Emerald Sponsors:  Mark Allen, Marilyn Brewster, Roe Haberacker, Joan Heilman, Iron Pigs Charities, Sandy Massetti, Alma Anne Miles-Koch, Audrey McAbee, Leena Rinaldi and Mollie Santee

Special thanks to these in-kind sponsors: Bayou – Christian Duarte, Bear Creek Mountain Resort, Bethlehem Dairy Store, Blue Mountain, Buza’s Greenhouse, Chocolate Lab, Classic Victorian, Green Pond Nurseries, Morning Call, Ocean, Nazareth Floral Design at Donohoe Farms, Scott Wheeler designs, Seasons – Bethlehem, Sodexo Senior Services, State Theatre,  Touchtown, Working Dog Press, Youell’s and the many individuals who contributed outright gifts and auction items!

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