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Will you help to light up the life of a resident at Morningstar Living this holiday season?

Your gift can be the spark that helps make life warm and cozy – just like one of our special residents at Moravian Hall Square, Elsie Frey.

Elsie might tell you she lived a simple life, but even in her nineties, she has an enthusiasm for life that is vibrant and contagious!  She loves to be a good neighbor and expresses her giving spirit by being a good sport in community talent shows and offering financial support for the charitable needs at Morningstar Living.  She is a luminary – she readily shares life stories, hospitality, her sense of humor and her wisdom!

Will you be a light to others this holiday by making a gift of support this holiday season?  Each gift no matter the size, provides compassionate warmth and comfort to those facing financial insecurity.

Click here to make your secure on-line gift:

 

 

Our campus will be aglow with luminaries in our Pleasure Garden on December 20th (weather permitting).  If you wish to honor a loved one, please make sure to send your gift prior to December 19th so that their name can be included in this special holiday showcase of light.

Have a wonderful holiday filled with joy and peace!

Viking River Cruise Raffle

We are so pleased that Viking River Cruises offered a special prize for us to launch at our annual Harvest of Friends gala!  It’s a certificate valued at $6,198 for two people to enjoy an 8 day river cruise departing in 2020! 

Raffle Tickets are just $25 each and only 300 will be sold!  Tickets are a great stocking stuffer idea for your favorite adults!

Tickets are available at the Moravian Hall Square campus front desk from now until they sell out or until January 9, 2020.  The drawing will be held on January 10, 2020.

Payment for tickets can be made using cash, check or credit card.

Please click here for details

Winner must be 18 or older.

 

This year’s Harvest of Friends dinner was fit for royalty!

The event was held at Woodstone Country Club and featured the theme of Downton Abbey.  Guests arrived in glittering finery – many women wearing fringed flapper evening wear!  Patrons enjoyed a cocktail reception and perusing the Wining and Dining certificates available for purchase.

Dinner was delightful and important messages were shared by President & CEO Susan C. Drabic, Foundation Chair, Darrell Crook and Gala Chair, Richard Solliday. 

The success of the evening is owed to all who offered their support through service, donations and patronage.  The event achieved the highest level of donations in its history! The final total is not yet available since there is still a raffle for an 8-Day Viking River Cruise taking place through January 9, 2020.  Tickets are available at the front desk of Moravian Hall Square during business hours for interested adults (over 18). 

Thank you doesn’t seem a bold enough phrase to express my gratitude for the success of this year’s event.   Please know that each gift and service supplied helped to achieve the fundraising success for benevolent care of residents who can no longer pay in full for their care at Morningstar Living. 

Harvest of Friends Grand Sponsors

Rex Level                     The Philadelphia Trust Company

Duke & Duchess       Clover Advisors and Phoebe Pharmacy

Marquis                       Citizen’s Bank and Darrell & Linda Crook

Count                           Owen M. Bastian, Brown Design Group, CMG of Easton, Susan C. Drabic,
                                       Deb & John Esposito, Shirley Flagler, Margaret Krawiec, Murray Insurance, 
                                       RLB Accountants, Richard & Linda Solliday, Wagner Family,
                                       Chestnut Hill Landscaping

Lord & Lady               Blue Valley Builders, Cathee & Karl Butz, ET&T, Guylai Family,
                                       Hanover Engineering, Hoch Accounting, Sue & Don Kirts,
                                       Beth & Leo Kowalski, Lewis & Walters, Northampton Community College,
                                       Dean & Barb Sandbrook, Mollie & Rick Santee, Marc Sigal & Gail Wagner,
                                       Gordon & Susan Sommers

Barony                        Bath Supply, Marilyn Brewster, Robert & Shirley Carle, Cantelmi Long
                                      Funeral Home, Jane Florenz, Chas. Hoffman & Sons, Shirl Kilpatrick,
                                      Audrey McAbee, Linda McMeekin, Trident Care/Mobilex

Event Donors            Working Dog Press and Nazareth Floral Design

Prize Donors             Green Pond Country Club, Inn at Jim Thorpe, Broadway Tavern, 
                                     Olde Homestead Golf Club, Mycalyn’s Floral, Reading & Northern RR,
                                     Sodexo, Viking Cruise Lines, Woodstone Country Club, Paxos Restaurants,
                                     The Beam at Steel Club, Apollo Grille, Landis Store Hotel, McCarthy’s Red Stag
                                     Pub, Melting Pot, Prime Steak House, Tony Stella’s Encore, Vivo Italian Kitchen,
                                     Anthony’s, The Art Café, Bayou, Beck’s Land & Sea, Bonefish Grille, Brick Tavern,
                                     Carrabas, Cherry Hill Hotel, Mountainview Drive In, Pizza Joe’s, Point Phillips
                                     Hotel, Sicily’s, Stonewood Tavern, Taps Tavern, Youell’s Oyster House and…

                                     Members of the Harvest Friends Planning Committee, Morningstar Foundation
                                     Board Members and Morningstar Living Board Members.

 

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!

 

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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