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704-754-8224

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LSC Communications Specialist

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704-603-1687


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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Stanton to speak at Alzheimer's Support Group Meeting

01/05/2017

Louanne Stanton will share her insight with the Alzheimer's Support Group in Salisbury Jan. 26.

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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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