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Mary Ann Johnson

LSC Director of Community Relations

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704-754-8224

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LSC Communications Specialist

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704-603-1687


Columbia recovery group celebrates 200th home

12/01/2017

Lutheran Services Carolinas participated in the Midlands Flood Recovery Group's celebration of the 200th home that has been repaired.

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'I'll never stop dreaming about my future'

12/01/2017

Former LSC refugee clients pursue the American dream -- and give back.

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Trinity Oaks hosts community engagement forum

10/27/2017

People from all backgrounds and experience came together Thursday morning to discuss solutions to violence and safety concerns in Salisbury.

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Trinity Oaks hosts German actors

10/06/2017

"Ten members of the German contingent will be staying in Trinity Oaks cottages or with residents on the Trinity Oaks campus."

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Laughter Yoga: Good for the caregiver's soul

10/04/2017

"There's something funny about laughter yoga -- and that's the point."

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A Caregiver's Life: Stamping out Elderspeak

09/23/2017

Once I experienced it first hand, I realized just how disrespectful elderspeak feels. For folks who are more senior and more debilitated, elderspeak may leave them feeling diminished...

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A Caregiver's Life: It takes a Village

08/27/2017

Barbara talks about what caregivers need, and why it's important that they get the help they need to continue being good caregivers.

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LSC names SC Philanthropists of the Year

08/17/2017

Charleston residents Herb Silverman and Sharon Fratepietro are LSC's Philanthropists of the Year for South Carolina.

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What is Trinity Landing?

08/17/2017

LSC President Ted W. Goins, Jr. shares the scoop on the progress of LSC's developing retirement community.

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LSC holds Lutheridge camps in NC and SC

08/17/2017

Lutheran Services Carolinas teamed up with Lutheridge in both North and South Carolina to bring the camp experience to children who might not otherwise have had the opportunity.

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Trinity Oaks wins American Health Care Association Program of the Year

08/01/2017

Because of its stellar outings program, which allows residents to go on beach trips, Trinity Oaks won the AHCA's Not-for-Profit Program of the Year.

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LSC shares national award

07/22/2017

LSC, LIRS and LSA share a humanitarian award given by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.

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LSC announces Loyal Service Award winners

06/21/2017

Lutheran Services Carolinas has awarded seven employees with its Loyal Service Award.

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A Caregiver's Life: An Ounce of Prevention

05/28/2017

It will take some work on the part of the caregiver to transform the home from an accident waiting to happen to the safe place you need it to be.

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'The rain, it just wouldn't stop'

05/09/2017

A South Carolina woman finds hope and friends through LSC's case management program

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Companionship and freedom: Building Independence

05/09/2017

Building Independence is living up to its mission of enabling adults to live as independently as possible.

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Trinity Village hosts Lutheroad Day Camp

05/02/2017

Are you looking for a unique day camp opportunity in the Hickory area?

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'My Neighbor is on Medicaid'

03/31/2017

Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota has developed a great resource for understanding who, exactly, Medicaid is helping. Turns out, it's your neighbor.

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A Caregiver's Life: Managing medications

03/26/2017

our loved one’s medication plan is essential to their health, and simplifying it is essential to your peace of mind. Hopefully, these tips will increase your caregiver superpowers and your sanity.

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LSC to provide case management for flood victims in eastern NC

03/14/2017

Using funds of $2.2 million per year, LSC will hire up to 33 staff members, including 24 case managers, to work with individuals in the FEMA-designated counties affected by the floods.

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A Caregiver's Life: Transitioning your loved one into a nursing home

02/25/2017

"Deciding when, or whether, to transition your loved one to a nursing home or assisted living community will likely be the most gut-wrenching decision you will face as a caregiver."

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Letter from Ned & Dale Jarrett

02/20/2017

"The Lutheran family extends beyond the church walls through social ministries like Lutheran Services Carolinas."

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Charleston's last refugees before Trump find peace in America

02/03/2017

When you meet the Mufutas, they will regale you with kindness. They will welcome you up the stairs to their second-floor apartment in a sprawling North Charleston complex.

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Raleigh office is moving

12/29/2016

The LSC Raleigh office will move Jan. 11-14.

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Barbara Garwood column: Your emotional balance sheet

12/18/2016

How to stay emotionally healthy during the holidays.

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Easing caregiver stress during the holidays

11/27/2016

Barbara Garwood shares tips on how to focus on what's important during the holidays.

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Carving up fun at Trinity Oaks

11/03/2016

Food Lion volunteers joined Trinity Oaks residents for some fall fun.

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Trinity Oaks dedicates new entrance

10/24/2016

Trinity Oaks honors two long-time residents at dedication of new entrance

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Barbara Garwood column: Sundowner's Syndrome

10/23/2016

Barbara Garwood explains what Sundowner's Syndrome is and how to deal with it.

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Barbara Garwood column: Falls can be dangerous for older adults

10/02/2016

Barbara Garwood gives advice on how to prevent older adults from falling.

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Randall Kane creates an artistic diversion

09/04/2016

Artist Randall Kane has created a thing of beauty -- and practicality -- at Trinity Living Center.

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A caregiver's life: Advice on avoiding dehydration

07/31/2016

While dehydration is a real risk for people of all ages, it is especially dangerous for seniors. Did you know that older adults are at a much greater risk of becoming dehydrated?

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LSC collaborates with The Arc

07/29/2016

LSC is teaming up with The Arc of North Carolina as part of a national initiave to connect older caregivers to future planning resources.

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A caregiver's life: Barbara Garwood column

06/26/2016

Caregivers need to ask for and accept help when they need it.

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'He's still my hero'

06/19/2016

An Alzheimer's diagnosis doesn't change the emotional power of fatherhood for Trinity Living Center participant Denny Eaborn.

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Trinity Oaks visits Saving Grace Farm

06/15/2016

Residents of Trinity Oaks have fun getting up close and personal with the horses of Saving Grace Farm.

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A caregiver's life: Katie Scarvey column

05/29/2016

Learning how to navigate life in a nursing home

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LSC representatives speak out on SC refugee bill

04/28/2016

LSC representatives speak out against proposed anti-refugee legislation in South Carolina.

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South Carolina legislation would limit religious freedom

04/20/2016

South Carolina legislation would limit religious freedom and harm the mission of groups like LSC.

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Barbara Garwood column: Being a Caregiver

03/27/2016

Barbara Garwood shares the first in a series of caregiving columns.

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Senators consider proposals to restrict refugees

01/19/2016

LSC President Ted Goins advocates for refugees to continue resettling in South Carolina.

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Faith in Focus: Three new homes in Raleigh to help those with disabilities

01/13/2016

Thanks to volunteers, construction is underway on three homes in Raleigh that will house adults with developmental disabilities.

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Brenda Zimmerman retires after 35 years with LSC

01/07/2016

For Zimmerman, it has been a bittersweet week at Trinity Oaks — lots of looking back over her almost 35-year career at Trinity Oaks, and lots of looking ahead to retirement, which probably will includ

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'I was a stranger....'

11/25/2015

LSC President Ted Goins discusses welcoming the stranger.

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From Afghanistan to South Carolina

11/21/2015

Noor Amiri shares his story as a refugee.

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United Way helps Trinity Living Center provide services to adults

11/21/2015

Trinity Living Center's adult day services help people stay in their own homes.

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Ted Goins: Urban Beekeeper

09/13/2015

LSC President Ted Goins has a hobby that's creating a lot of buzz: urban beekeeping.

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Mt. Moriah Quilting Bee group serves LSC

09/12/2015

Led by Sarah Higgins, a group of women at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in China Grove — who call themselves the Quilting Bee — have been meeting regularly to quilt and sew for more than a year now. With

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Trinity Living Center hosts first Wish Upon a Star ball

08/16/2015

Move over, Harvest Moon Ball at Trinity Oaks. There's a new senior ball in town!

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Visit to Texas-Mexico border opens eyes

07/05/2015

Ted Goins shares some reflections on a recent trip.

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Dog helps Trinity Place residents feel at home

06/14/2015

At Trinity Place, a rehabilitation, assisted living and skilled nursing facility, Rusty is literally top dog.

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Food Lion volunteers spread joy at Trinity Oaks

06/08/2015

Volunteers from the Food Lion distribution center in Salisbury visit Trinity Oaks health and rehab every month, bringing an activity and their friendship.

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The Memory Cafe

05/24/2015

The Memory Cafe in Salisbury offers support and fellowship for couples struggling with dementia.

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Ted Goins, always going

03/01/2015

Growing up as a Lutheran pastor’s son, Ted Goins Jr. hated it. “Now I can’t imagine it any other way,” he says.

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Pernelle Shaw: 'You can't ask for much more'

02/27/2015

It was 1950, and 30-year-old Pernelle Taggart was giving up everything for a new adventure in Chicago.

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Serious doodling: Brenda Zimmerman creates LSC Christmas card

12/14/2014

If she’s in a meeting, Brenda Zimmerman will probably be marking up the paper in front of her – and she’s not taking notes. “I’m the one that doodles all over the conference packet,” says Zimmerman,

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High school bands bring parade to Trinity Oaks

11/19/2014

West, South, and East Rowan high school bands visited Trinity Oaks to perform a special Veterans Day parade.

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Trinity Oaks names new chaplain

11/15/2014

Brenda Bynum has been named the new campus chaplain for Trinity Oaks.

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Charlotte Hornets GM wins Walk of Courage Award

10/15/2014

CHARLOTTE — Rich Cho blamed it on a cold, but emotion led him to call Linda Hartke up to the podium Tuesday morning. You could understand why.

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Faces of Trinity Living

10/05/2014

When Barbara Garwood came up with the concept of what is now “Faces of Trinity Living” back in 2006, she had a fairly simple goal. "We wanted, to, literally, put a face on what we do."

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Ex-Disney Guy on how to hire magical employees

09/28/2014

If you need to hire someone for a position in your organization, do you put an ad in the paper? Talk to the candidate in your office? Ask for three references?

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Trinity Oaks and Livingstone students enjoy cookout

09/24/2014

Trinity Oaks brings a cookout to the new Livingstone facility on Jake Alexander Boulevard.

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Trinity Oaks wins award

09/14/2014

Trinity Oaks health and rehab wins the Excellence in Action award

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Dragon boat teams find fun, teamwork on High Rock Lake

08/03/2014

Trinity Oaks takes leadership role in Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival.

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Get FootLoose to fight Alzheimer's!

08/01/2014

FootLoose project started at Trinity Oaks supports Walk to End Alzheimer's

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Art for the Soul enriches Trinity Living Center

06/09/2014

Gail Poulton's music and movement class at Trinity Living Center is part of the Art for the Soul program.

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Dogs who serve

06/01/2014

A veteran at LSC's Kinard Manor gets by with a little help from his best friend: a dog named Moose

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Wine and The Word at Trinity Oaks

05/03/2014

Kurt Senske, CEO of Lutheran Social Services of the South, visits Trinity Oaks and talks about his new book, which explores wine as as a metaphor for living the Christian life.

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Going to the Harvest Moon

05/01/2014

Trinity Oaks 'intergenerational prom' blends generations

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Barbara Garwood wins health care award

04/12/2014

LSC Director of Community Services Barbara Garwood is among five Rowan County women honored for leadership in health care .

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Dementia expert Teepa Snow presents in Salisbury

04/06/2014

Dementia care has changed dramatically in the past three decades, and dementia expert Teepa Snow has been a big part of the progress that has been made.

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The Harvest Moon Ball

04/01/2014

The residents of Trinity Oaks health and rehab look forward each fall to the Harvest Moon Ball.

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Trinity Oaks runs smoothly despite snowstorm

02/15/2014

While many places closed during a winter storm, Trinity Oaks remained fully staffed. That level of service requires a lot of planning -- and dedicated staff members.

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Construction of new Trinity Elms well under way

02/06/2014

Trinity Elms health and rehab in Clemmons, under construction, will be finished this spring

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Woodson Grant enhances Trinity Living Center

02/05/2014

Thanks to a grant from the Woodson Foundation, bathing at Trinity Living Center is more relaxing and fun, and the beauty/barber shop is more inviting.

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Biblical and economic arguments for immigration reform

01/09/2014

One of America’s New Year’s resolutions for 2014 should be reforming our immigration laws. In a climate where jobs and the economy are first on everyone’s mind, what do North Carolinians have to gain

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Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas Reaccredited

01/04/2014

Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas (LFS), the child and family ministry of Lutheran Services Carolinas (LSC), has been reaccredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).

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Giving makes the Christmas season more meaningful

12/22/2013

The social hall at Advent Lutheran Church in Charlotte looked like Santa’s showroom on Dec. 7.

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