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You can enjoy all the charm of a by-gone era at this year’s Harvest of Friends gala.  The event will be at the lovely Woodstone Country Club – a perfect backdrop for an evening of distinguished company with all the spirit evoked by Downton Abbey.  The evening will include a cocktail hour reception, wine and dining draws, live music, sit-down dinner and a few special live auction offerings. 

Your participation in Harvest of Friends provides important financial support for residents who have exhausted their ability to pay in full for their care and services.  Your response means you are directly offering safety and security for worried residents at a vulnerable time in their life. 

Please click here to see the invitation and response card

If you wish to pay directly using a credit card, please click on the Donate Now icon.  Be sure to include your attendance preference in the donation notes. 
It would be a pleasure to greet you with a royal welcome at Harvest of Friends 2019!

— Richard Solliday, event chair

 

Parents Day 2019

Parents are the roots that nourish your ability to grow and flourish.  Will you honor your loved ones with a gift of nurturing compassion for a Morningstar Living resident in need?

When you offer a gift to the Good Samaritan Fund, you support the nurturing of a resident in need today. Like a stately tree, your gift will provide:
 –  comfort and safety for a worried resident,
 –  reliable care as she faces life’s challenges,
 –  a vibrant place to thrive and feed his soul,
 –  and experience joy in this season of life.

Follow the link below to give a gift to our Good Samaritan fund in your parents’ honor.  Their name(s) will be acknowledged  in our chapel bulletin on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

Easter Tributes

Easter Tributes that offer memorial or honor listings in our Easter chapel bulletin and community listing may be made now through April 12th.  Download the PDF form here or visit our secure online giving page and indicate your Easter gift and name listing.  All gifts will be directed to the Good Samaritan Fund for benevolent support of residents.

It’s that time of year … Have you made plans about your IRA?

For those still working and making contributions – it’s not too late to make a contribution to either your traditional or Roth IRA.  The IRS allows you to make your IRA contribution for a particular tax year up until April 15th of the following year.  You can contribute a total of $5,500 to all the IRAs you own in 2018.  In addition, if you’re age 50 or older, you can make an extra “catch-up” contribution of $1,000 in 2017 and 2018.

For those aged 70 ½ + years, you need to plan for your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD).  Consider using the full RMD or a portion of it for a “WIN-WIN-WIN” scenario.  You can instruct your IRA administrator or financial advisor to directly gift an amount you authorize to a qualified charity (QCD).  The IRS has declared that charitable donations made from one of your tax-deferred accounts will be exempt from taxation up to $100,000 as long as the distribution comes from a qualified account and is donated to a charity that meets the IRS stipulations.  You win because you get to make a gift to a charity that you care about.  You also win because you do not need to pay income tax on a required minimum distribution.  And, the charity (such as Morningstar Senior Living Foundation) wins because they receive your valuable charitable support!

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.

 

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