Two years after the pandemic shut down our member Lutheran Social Ministry of Maryland’s Stephen Ministries program at Carroll Lutheran Village, their team returned to resume its work walking alongside residents through depression, loneliness, family loss and other challenging issues. Ministry leader Jay King feels lucky that Stephen Ministries allows him to do what he loves—empowering others.
iN2L shares some of the key results from its work on the first two phases of Project VITAL, which examined how technology and community resources could be leveraged to combat social isolation and loneliness for older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Olha Finnelly is a nurse at a local Sanford Health clinic whose family lives in Ukraine. Olha’s colleagues raised $3,000 to fund travel expenses for her family to make it out of Ukraine and reunite with her in the United States.