NLCS is convinced that the only way to be successful in this endeavor is to partner with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and support their initiatives while elevating the voice of the caregiver.
Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 30, 2015
National Lutheran Communities & Services’ (NLCS) Chief Strategy Officer Dan Look was appointed as a Co-Chair of The Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Interfaith Action and Ministry Council. The Foundation recently announced key leaders, issue experts, and advocates as the chairs for their seven impact councils, formed to pursue solutions to the most urgent challenges facing America’s military and veteran caregivers.
NLCS has a 125-year history of serving seniors and their families with excellence and has also taken a keen interest in the wellbeing of caregivers. When NLCS learned of the challenges faced by American military caregivers, and the work of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, an opportunity was created to redefine caregiver support to include the special needs and requirements of this unique caregiver community.
“NLCS is co-producing a system of technology-based tools and a network of faith and educational community resources for private caregivers, providing affordable, accessible, and meaningful support in their caregiving,” Look said. “NLCS is convinced that the only way to be successful in this endeavor is to partner with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and support their initiatives while elevating the voice of the caregiver.”
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation-commissioned Rand study determined that faith is a critical resource and the faith community is a trusted resource for the nation’s military and veteran caregivers. The Foundation’s Interfaith Action and Ministry Council is charged with discussing solutions and pursuing actions related to the challenges faced by caregivers within faith communities in order to expand the support the faith community can offer, and encourage military caregivers to reach out to seek that support. The identified challenges include physical and practical barriers to reaching out to faith communities and education for caregivers within those communities.
Look holds 37 years of experience in senior living. He consulted with NLCS on special initiatives prior to joining the leadership team as Chief Strategy Officer in 2013. He is currently charged with developing and overseeing all strategic opportunities and initiatives, ensuring they match NLCS’ long-term strategic goals, as well as growing and enhancing NLCS’ ministry of providing care and services to seniors.
About The Elizabeth Dole Foundation
The mission of The Elizabeth Dole Foundations is to uplift American military and veteran caregivers by strengthening the services afforded to them through innovation, evidence-based research, and collaboration. Read more about the Foundation headquartered in Washington, DC at http://www.elizabethdolefoundation.org. Media are asked to contact Daniel Gregory at 202-414-0785 or dgregory(at)susandavis(dot)com with inquiries, photo and interview requests.
About National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS)
Based in Rockville, Md., NLCS is a not-for-profit, faith-based ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) Delaware-Maryland, Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Virginia Synods, serving people of all beliefs. Celebrating 125 years, NLCS provides seniors with a variety of lifestyle, residential and health care options through retirement communities and services in Maryland and Virginia.
Other communities and services sponsored by National Lutheran include The Village at Rockville in Rockville, Md., The Legacy at North Augusta in Staunton, Va., The Village at Orchard Ridge and myPotential at Home in Winchester, Va., and The Village at Crystal Spring in Annapolis, Md., subject to Maryland Department of Aging approval. For more information, visit http://www.nationallutheran.org