Written and photographed by Walter Grio
The Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home in Washington, DC is one of my all time favorite nonprofit organizations. They provide excellent care and a fabulous home for seniors who have low to zero income. Without them, these seniors would have no place to live.
While there are many other well deserving organizations that serve people with needs, I feel that seniors are some of the most forgotten people in our thoughts. Many of them have nobody there to visit them or take care of them — let alone empower them and show them that life doesn’t end when we get old.
In addition to being supported by an amazing and loving staff, the seniors are provided with an inspiring art program where they learn how to paint — even though most of them had absolutely zero experience. Their art work have been on display at Bloomingdale’s, Sushiko, and Peacock Cafe — with all of them sold for the benefit of the home — which gives the seniors a chance to give back to the home that support them.
Without doubt, I’ve been truly inspired by them in so many ways since learning about them in 2011.