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September Meeting

Thursday, September 6, 2012

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Saint Luke Lutheran Church
9100 Colesville Road at Dale Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Mrs. Jana Broughton
Executive Director
Fellowship Square Foundation

"American’s and Aging:
A look at our history to present

Jana Broughton has 19 years of management and leadership experience in the extended health care and rehabilitation setting. Success in exceeding budgetary outcomes by focusing on business development, systems and process change utilizing a focus on culture change and leadership development. Currently I am serving as the executive director for a Lutheran based foundation that serves seniors and disabled adults in affordable independent living/housing and services. Focused on expansion of services, building financial reserves and increasing awareness of aging in place needs for the elders we serve.

In January 2012 she became the Executive Director of 5 independent senior and disabled affordable housing locations serving 800+ elders in the greater D.C. area. Jana works closely with the foundation's board of directors and Lutheran Lay Fellowship to provide services and support to all 5 locations. Fellowship Square is a Christian based/Lutheran founded organization with a mission based in providing home for elders/ disabled to age in place succesfully and independently. Services include housing, food, medical, transportation and all aspects of psycho social support.

This will be a discussion regarding public policy and social programs through American History to present day. I will review current social programs from origin to present day, and what the future may or may not hold for Americans as we age. A primer for anyone who needs more information and assistance with navigation of the ever growing bureaucracy of social programs for aging Americans and understanding their purpose, their limits and becoming an educated consumer.

This will be a great discussion for anyone who is facing retirement, is retired, or has parents that they are caring for.

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We invite all Lutherans and their friends to join us for this luncheon meeting of Lutheran Lay Fellowship, scheduled for the first Thursday of each month from 12:00 noon till 2:00 p.m. at Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Colesville Road at Dale Drive in Silver Spring, one mile south of the Capitol Beltway at Exit 30. Ample off-street parking is available. Interested persons can make reservations for a delicious lunch by sending their RSVP to by contacting Vicki Porter at 301-229-9884 or no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4. The cost of the meal is $9.00, payable at the door.

Our Lutheran Lay Fellowship Scholarship Winner

Johanna Koenig was the recipient of our $1,500 scholarship for 2012. She’s attending St. Mary’s College of Maryland where she aspires to a career in clinical social work carrying out professional rehabilitative therapeutic methods to change the lives of others who have been thrown into unfortunate situations. She feels her faith in God will allow her to have faith in the ability of her patients to change their situation. She is a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Gaithersburg, Maryland, where she has been active in many areas of the congregation, especially working with children. Johanna is bilingual, speaking both English and German. She’s also open water SCUBA certified and certified in CPR/ First Aid. We’re delighted to be able to provide this scholarship money to such a worthy young woman. We wish her well.


October 4: Mr. Greg Roemer, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

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What is the Lutheran Lay Fellowship?

LLF is an organization for women and men, both lay and clergy, active in the Nation's Capital area. “As early as 1936, feeling there was a definite need for closer cooperation between Lutheran laity and clergy, a group of laymen in the Washington, DC. Metropolitan area, organized to hold meetings that would bring pastors and laity closer together. Due to jurisdictional differences as well as ministerial difficulties, very little success was achieved until the fall of 1941. Then the group met and decided to hold a luncheon once a month, invite their friends and bring visitors. The first luncheon was a success, and within three months every Lutheran judicatory was represented…” [From a Lutheran Directory of Metropolitan Washington, DC, published in 1999.]

Today, more than 70 years later, the Lutheran Lay Fellowship of Metropolitan Washington takes pride in knowing that every night, 365 nights each year, more than 700 low income seniors and disabled persons live in safety and friendship in four high rises owned and managed by Fellowship Square Foundation, Inc. By means of annual scholarships and grants, LLF also supports various college and seminary students; it also provides ushering services for major inter-Lutheran events. But most of all, LLF is known far and wide as a place to hear stimulating speakers on timely topics and to make friends from other Lutheran congregations—friendships that last for decades!

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