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National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) to Require all Team Members to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the leadership team at National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) has worked closely with applicable state and county departments of health, as well as followed any guidelines set forth by the Centers for...

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National Lutheran Communities & Services Names Regina Figueroa as Chief Operating Officer

National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) is pleased to announce Regina Figueroa has been named chief operating officer (COO). Figueroa joins NLCS as previous COO Cyndi Walters transitions to the role of NLCS president and chief operating officer (CEO). Regina...

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National Lutheran Communities & Services Names Cyndi Walters as President and CEO

Walters brings over 30 years of senior living experience to National Lutheran, along with a passion of expanding opportunities for older adults to age as they choose and for inspiring team members who have a heart to serve seniors National...

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Impact1890 Announces Special Rapid Response Grants

Grants awarded to three Lutheran congregations to help ease social isolation of older congregation members Impact1890–A National Lutheran Program is pleased to announce that it has awarded three “Rapid Response” grants totaling $10,325 to St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Williamsburg, VA;...

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The Legacy at North Augusta Recognized for Infection Control Efforts Amidst COVID-19

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Legacy at North Augusta–A National Lutheran Community adopted the strictest of infection control methods to protect their residents and team members. The effort shown by residents, team members and their families has...

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National Lutheran Communities & Services’ COO Cyndi Walters Joins International Council on Active Aging Task Force to Lead Senior Living Transformation After COVID-19

National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) Chief Operating Officer, Cyndi Walters joins more than 160 industry thought leaders as they prepare to emerge from a period of quarantine and plan for a new post-COVID-19 era.  Participants in the ICAA COVID-19...

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National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) Adds Augsburg Lutheran Home & Village to its Roster of Senior Living Communities

National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) has added Baltimore-based Augsburg Lutheran Home & Village to its roster of senior living communities. Augsburg Lutheran Home & Village will now be known as The Village at Augsburg–A National Lutheran Community and a...

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The Legacy at North Augusta Named One of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Aging Services by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE through National Lutheran Communities & Services

Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have honored The Legacy at North Augusta, through its parent organization, National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) as one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Aging Services. The ranking considered feedback representing 223,183 employees...

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National Lutheran Communities & Services Releases 2018 Annual Report

National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) is pleased to share the 2018 Annual Report. The report highlights some of the work NLCS is doing to honor, inspire and support choice and opportunity in service to seniors. It also features three...

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Impact1890 is Now Accepting Grant Proposals for 2020

Impact1890—A National Lutheran Program is pleased to announce the availability of Impact grants for the 2020 year. Each year, Impact1890 awards grants to non-profit organizations that share in the same passion of serving seniors, particularly those who are aging in...

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The Legacy at North Augusta Dedicates a New Chapel

At the Legacy at North Augusta–A National Lutheran Community, one special thing was missing from the campus, a Chapel. Having a Chapel was on the wish list of Executive Director Cherie Powers and this March her wish came true. The...

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National Lutheran Communities & Services Certified as a Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work Institute has honored National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) with certification as a Great Place to Work. The survey included all team members throughout all NLCS entities, and the ratings measure NLCS’ capacity to earn our...

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The Legacy at North Augusta Receives Bond Financing for Expansion Including a New Memory Care Neighborhood

The Legacy at North Augusta–A National Lutheran Community has received tax-exempt bond financing for an expansion that will add a memory care neighborhood to the existing assisted living community. The bonds were issued through the Economic Development Authority of the...

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National Lutheran Communities & Services Names Belinda "Dee Dee" Barbour as Philanthropy Director 

National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) is excited to announce Belinda “Dee Dee” Barbour as NLCS Philanthropy Director. In this role, Barbour will oversee the strategic vision and day-to-day operations of the NLCS philanthropy department. Barbour joined NLCS in the...

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Impact1890 Announces 2019 Grant Recipients

Impact1890–A National Lutheran Program has awarded 30 grants totaling $273,334 for the 2019 grant year. This marks the sixth year of the program (originally National Lutheran Communities & Services Community Impact program). In 2018, nearly 8,500 older adults’ lives were...

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Lawrence Jordan III Named Compliance Officer for National Lutheran Communities & Services

Rockville, MD-  National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) named Lawrence Jordan III as Compliance Officer. Jordan brings 20 years of legal experience to the role, seven of those providing services to health care organizations. In this role, Jordan will lead...

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The Village at Rockville Announces Kyle Hreben as Executive Director

Rockville, MD- The Village at Rockville is pleased to welcome Kyle Hreben as the Executive Director to its leadership team. Hreben will oversee day-to-day operations while continuing to support the needs of seniors. “We are thrilled to have Kyle join our...

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Grants Available for 2019

Impact1890—A National Lutheran Program is pleased to announce the availability of Impact grants for the 2019 year. Each year, Impact1890 awards grants to non-profit organizations that share in the same passion of serving seniors, particularly those who are aging in place...

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Allison Combs Named Sales Director for National Lutheran Communities & Services

Rockville, MD-  National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) named Allison Combs as Sales Director in January 2018. This is a newly created position for NLCS, which will help oversee sales efforts and initiatives throughout the National Lutheran family of brands....

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National Lutheran Communities & Services Announces Richard M. Mazza as Chief Financial Officer

Rockville, MD- Richard M. Mazza, CPA has joined National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mazza brings over 25 years of financial acumen and business savvy to this position. As a senior level management professional, Mazza brings...

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National Lutheran Communities & Services Announces Impact1890–A National Lutheran Program

Rockville, MD- National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) announces the establishment of Impact1890–A National Lutheran Program, with the sole function of managing the grants it awards to community partners. As a faith-based not-for-profit ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America...

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National Lutheran Communities & Services Contributes to Seniors Affected by the 2017 Hurricanes

Rockville, MD- National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) rallied to help the victims of the 2017 hurricanes that swept through parts of Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, leaving widespread damage. A total of $24,510 raised for disaster relief went directly to...

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National Lutheran Awards $263,000 in Grants for 2018

Rockville, MD- National Lutheran Communities & Services’ (NLCS) Community Impact Council awarded 33 grants for the 2018 grant year, totaling $263,000. This marks the fifth year of the grant program, with an increase in amounts requested, number of grant recipients and...

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Congratulations to The Legacy at North Augusta’s Chaplain, Rev. Carl E. Trost, for being featured on the cover of Living Lutheran magazine’s November issue.

In Living Lutheran’s article “A Ministry of Presence” by Megan Brandsrud, several military chaplains are highlighted for their spiritual and religious support of service members and their families. Rev. Trost recently served as lead chaplain for the 2017 U.S. Department...

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The Legacy at North Augusta Welcomes Chaplain, Rev. Carl E. Trost

National Lutheran Communities & Services announces the appointment of the Reverend Carl E. Trost as chaplain at The Legacy at North Augusta—A National Lutheran Community. Rev. Trost comes to The Legacy at North Augusta with 24 years of experience as...

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Hear Us on MIX 93.1

The Legacy at North Augusta—A National Lutheran Community is getting into the Christmas spirit with its sponsorship of holiday music on MIX 93.1 from Nov. 17-Dec. 25. You'll hear on-air spots for the following: The Legacy at North Augusta—A National Lutheran...

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National Lutheran Receives 2017 Gold Award Designation for Its Website

National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) was the recipient of the 2017 National Mature Media Awards (NMMA) gold winner designation for its website, www.nationallutheran.org. The 2017 awards reflect 2016 work, which was when NLCS revamped the design of its website....

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Study Says Virginia is Most Accommodating State for Retirement

At National Lutheran Communities & Services, we have always loved all that Virginia has to offer seniors when they retire. With two communities and our home care and home health service located in Virginia, we were confident that more people...

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Senior-to-Senior Prom

Residents at The Legacy at North Augusta—A National Lutheran Community took a stroll down memory lane when students from Robert E. Lee High School threw a Senior-to-Senior Prom. While the high school seniors still have a few months before their...

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National Lutheran Communities & Services Partners with American Public University to Enhance Employee Education Options

Rockville, MD- National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) is partnering with American Public University (APU) so employees can take full advantage of NLCS’ tuition reimbursement program, earning an online degree or certificate from APU. NLCS values lifelong learning, not only for...

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National Lutheran Awards $253,500 in Grants for 2017

National Lutheran Communities & Services’ (NLCS) Community Impact Council awarded 30 grants for the 2017 grant year, totaling $253,500. This marks the fourth year of the grant program, with a significant increase in amounts requested, number of grantees and awarded...

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New IRA Tax Benefit for Donations

For those aged 70 & a half or older, it is once again possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts from traditional and Roth IRA accounts. On December 18, Congress passed and the President signed legislation retroactively extending the charitable IRA rollover...

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National Lutheran Awards $221,250 in Grants to Local Organizations

National Lutheran Communities & Services’ (NLCS) Community Impact Council awarded 21 grants for the 2015-2016 grant year, totaling $221,250. This marks the third year of the grant program, with a significant increase in applicants and awarded funds throughout Maryland, Virginia,...

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Staunton Has One of America's Best Main Streets

Fodor’s, a worldwide publisher of travel and tourism information, recently ranked Beverly Street in Staunton, Va., as one of America’s Best Main Streets.  Emily Wasserman reports that Staunton “has made a name for itself as a premiere arts and cultural...

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The Legacy at North Augusta Honors Late Resident Maxine Foster

The Legacy at North Augusta—A National Lutheran Community (TLNA) recently honored talented artist and late resident Maxine Foster. Foster’s family generously donated five watercolor prints known as the Serenity Series to TLNA in appreciation for the community, the care she...

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The Legacy at North Augusta Raises Alzheimer’s Awareness

The Legacy at North Augusta—A National Lutheran Community (TLNA) participated in its annual spirit week leading up to the local Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Spirit week included themed days where staff and residents were invited to dress up, including crazy...

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The Legacy's Chef Cooks for Diabetes Awareness

On Friday, March 27, The Legacy at North Augusta—A National Lutheran Community’s Executive Chef Chris Faris served more than 150 individuals at the Augusta Lions Club Diabetes Dinner at Linden Heights Baptist Church in Staunton, Va.  The meals, specifically tailored...

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NLCS Receives Home Care License in VA

National Lutheran Communities & Services’ (NLCS) was granted licensure from the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Health on Dec. 31, 2013 to begin providing in-home health services to seniors. myPotential at Home—A National Lutheran Service will begin its first phase of offerings...

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Legacy Residents Throw Pies at Staff to Raise Money for Alzheimer's Walk

Staunton, Va. – Every year residents, staff and family members from The Legacy at North Augusta—A National Lutheran Community, known as “The Legacy Legs,” participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This year, the group of 13 walkers decided to...

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Follow us on Twitter!

To learn more about what's happening within the National Lutheran Family, follow us on Twitter! @NLCSNews will be tweeting news items, project updates, events and more on behalf of all our retirement communities: The Village at Rockville (formerly the National...

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The Legacy's Seniors Help 1,051 Children

A group of 12-15 residents at The Legacy at North Augusta--A National Lutheran Community in Staunton, Va., put smiles on the faces of 1,051 local-area children this year with hand-crafted stuffed animals and pillows. In 2011 the group lovingly created...

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