Wheat Ridge Awards Special "Burst Grants" to LSA Members

Recipients recognized at LSA 2015 Annual Conference
Monday, May 11, 2015

Congratulations to LSA members who received the Wheat Ridge Ministries Burst Grants that were offered this spring exclusively within our network:

  • Ascentria Care Alliance
  • Concordia Life Care Community
  • Liberty Lutheran
  • Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area
  • Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota
  • Redeemer Center for Life
  • SpiriTrust Lutheran

An example of a program that received grant funds:

Quiet Lounge for Older Adults with Dementia  
Liberty Lutheran Services
Katelyn McKinley, Director of Community Life at Artman Senior living community
The Quiet Lounge is designed to provide a restful, supportive experience for lower-functioning residents of senior living communities, especially those with dementia or other severe cognitive impairments. Developed by Katelyn and her team, the Quiet Lounge is a portable cart that includes multiple non-pharmacological interventions such as aromatherapy, music, massage, and small puzzles/crafts to positively engage the mind, body, and spirit of older adults living with dementia. This grant will be used to purchase supplies for a Quiet Lounge at three senior communities in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Burst Grant Awardees

To read about the other wonderful programs that received the grant, please click here.

Thank you to Wheat Ridge Ministries for offering this great opportunity to our members!