Feet in the Street: Walk to Help Those in Need

Feet in the Street 2018

Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ (LSMNJ) invites your participation in “Feet in the Street” a fun walk for transitional support for homeless individuals in Camden. LSMNJ is taking the steps to raise awareness and raise dollars to help 1 person – 1 hurdle – at a time. We hope you will take a step with us by registering to walk as an individual or create a team.

The FEET in the STREET Walk is family-friendly. We encourage corporate groups, youth groups, and families to join us as we walk to raise awareness and end homelessness and hunger.

Help us take the next step and gather a crowd. Please e-mail pictures of your team’s feet to feetinthestreetlsmnj@gmail.com. The more creative the better; like us on Facebook and Instagram and watch for your feet!

WHEN

Saturday, September 8, 2018
(This is a Rain or Shine event)

WHERE

Challenge Grove Park
Brace Road & Bortons MIll Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
(Challenge Grove Park is  family friendly with playgrounds and restrooms)
Directions

WHAT

Fun walk

SUPPORTS

Transitional support for homeless individuals in Camden
1 person – 1 hurdle – at a time

Through a new program of transitional services we help people meet individual challenges as they struggle with the hurdles of homelessness:  Identification, Housing, Transportation, Employment, Health, and Nutrition.

The Feet in the Street walk will support a new program of one to one transitional support for the homeless individuals in Camden. The homeless population face many hurdles as they struggle to claim their lives and move forward. The funds from this year’s walk will help people to overcome these hurdles one person – one hurdle – at a time.

  • $5 bus fare
  • $24 non-drivers ID
  • $15 copy of birth certificate
  • $75 court filing for expungement of a criminal background
  • $100 to cleaned-up for an interview (hair cut & clothes)
  • $3,000 for CNA training

SCHEDULE

8:30 a.m. – Registration opens

9:30 a.m. – Opening ceremonies & walk begin

REGISTRATION

There is no registration fee. Each walker is asked to raise a minimum of $25 to receive a T-Shirt.

To register, simply fill out the form below:

Join Us for An “Apartment Spotlight” – Thursday, July 26th

For one day only, Crane’s Mill is shining the spotlight on some of its most desirable independent senior living apartments.

The Morris Floor Plan - 2 bedroom, 2 bath with den, one of three featured apartment homes.

The Morris Floor Plan – 2 bedroom, 2 bath with den, one of three featured apartment homes.

You’re invited to tour three distinct, move-in ready homes and have your questions answered at this special event.

We have a limited number of completely renovated apartment homes. Each one is available for immediate occupancy or to customize to your specific wants and needs, providing everything you desire in a brand-new space with the warmth and comfort of home.

Thursday, July 26
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

RSVP today! Call 973-298-4060 or click here to send an email.

Empower Yourself: Tips to Fight Back Against “Senior Scammers”

Scams targeting seniors are a persistent problem. Here’s more about how and your loved ones can fight back.

Whether in the newspaper, on TV, or from a friend, it seems we’ve all heard stories of senior scammers in search of personal identity details and, ultimately, money. Typical tales may include a foreign prince, a large inheritance or lottery winnings. But not all scams fit the usual mold, and even the brightest of us can fall prey.

Keep your personal information safe and secure.

Emily Lutz, Certified Professional Daily Money Manager from Liberty Paperwork Solutions, paid a visit to Crane’s Mill and shared her expertise on the subject of senior scams. Emily provided an enlightening presentation, and members of the audience shared personal experiences in this eye-opening session.

We were on hand, and we’re happy to share some of Emily’s tips with you:

In 2012, 12,600,000 scams were reported in the US alone. A startling 50% of those were perpetrated agains senior citizens.

Scammers target seniors for a number of reasons including that they are usually home alone, and may be more friendly towards strangers than other age groups. They may seek to obtain a person’s bank information, credit card number, Social Security Number, pin number or account passwords.

Scammers tend to operate through four main channels: on the phone, in the mail, on the computer and in person. Here are some tips sot keep you well-equipped to defend yourself and your loved ones.

On the phone, seniors may find themselves in the position of “having to make a quick decision.” This is what the scammer wants, a situation in which their target needs to act quickly to avoid consequences.

Emily shared this jarring example of a phone scam: a person claiming to be from the county sheriff’s office calls, asserting that you, John Smith, haven’t responded to multiple jury duty summonses. They’re coming to pick you up. Unless, of course, they have the wrong “John Smith”, which you can prove to them over the phone by sharing your Social Security Number.

Other popular phone scams include urgent calls from utility companies needing prompt payment or family members in danger needing money wired immediately. Again, the consistent factor is urgency—the person needs you to make a quick decision. To avoid falling victim, ask the person for their information and let them know you will call back. Then do some research by asking friends or family members about the situation.

If all else fails, simply hang up. If it is something truly important, they will call back.

In the mail, you may find a number of official-looking correspondences that are, in fact, simply pieces of junk mail. Examples may include sweepstakes winnings or other urgent notices. A great way to I.D. these suspect mailings is to show a friend, neighbor or family member.

Another important tip from Emily regarding the mail: be sure to shred or tear documents containing your personal information before discarding.

On the computer, it is important to be cautious when opening emails. If you see something that looks suspicious, the best course of action is not to open the email or click on any links included within.

In person, someone may come to your door asking for a donation. Even if their cause seems legitimate, it’s always best to ask for literature that you can review. That way, you can take a look at the material at your leisure and make an informed decision. Again, if you suspect something is amiss, reach out to a family member or friend and ask for their help.

Emily discussed another example involving a contractor knocking on a person’s door to alert them of a needed repair. The person claims they can care of it “quickly and cheaply” but it’s something that needs to be done that very day. In a case such as this, if they are a legitimate contractor and there is a legitimate need for a home repair, they will leave their information along with a list of references. Be sure to get a second opinion from someone you trust and contact the company’s references prior to moving forward.

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For more information on different scams and how you can protect yourself and your loved ones, you can visit this page on the FBI website.

Meet Kathryn – A Crane’s Mill Resident

Kathryn’s love of family gatherings has thrived since moving to Crane’s Mill.

Meet Kathryn, a Crane’s Mill resident with a large and close-knit family. Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren visit her apartment, stay for dinner, and attend our fun family events including our Easter Egg Hunt and Holiday Horse & Buggy Celebration.

Taste & Tour – January 17 & 31

Experience a taste of Crane’s Mill!

Our thriving, independent living community offers residents a number of ways to stay active, independent, and fit while they age.

At this special event, guests will enjoy a small taste of what the community has to offer, including a look at its services, amenities, healthcare, contract options, and more. Plus, the information will all be served over a light lunch in one of our fantastic independent living apartments.

Want to join in the fun? Choose your date call to RSVP. Hurry, space is limited and reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Crane’s Mill Taste & Tour
Wednesday, January 17 & Wednesday, January 31
12:00 Noon

RSVP: Call 973-276-3070 or click here to send an email.