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Today’s Front Line Hero: Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries

August 7, 2020

By Caitlyn Gudmundsen, Senior Manager of Program Development and Outreach

Today’s Front Line Hero is Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, whose Bayada Hospice is organizing fun events for its residents, like the recent Star Wars window visit.

Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries has served its community since 1868, and provides resources for older adults, as well as children, youth, and families. Diakon’s senior services offers community services, as well as a vast array of options in senior living, including the Bayada Hospice, which provides high quality end-of-life care in Boyertown, PA.

Last week, Bayada Hospice staff organized an exciting event for resident and lifelong Star Wars fan, Joe. A cast of volunteers dressed as Darth Vader, Storm Troopers, Tie Pilots, and Kylo Ren appeared at Joe’s window. They visited with Joe through the window, and used a speaker phone to talk and joke with him. Darth Vader even quizzed Joe in a Star Wars trivia game, and the crew of volunteers were all amazed at how much he knew! The volunteers even brought trading cards and other Star Wars memorabilia to gift to Joe. Before they departed, Joe thanked them and used the well-known phrase, “May the force be with you.”

Thank you to Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, and the Bayada Hospice for going the extra mile for your residents!