About the Need
The Vincentian Sisters of Charity of Bedford, Ohio, established Light of Hearts Villa 33 years ago. The building was formerly used as an all-girls Catholic high school, Lumen Cordium (which is Latin for light of hearts). When the school closed due to declining enrollment, the sisters immediately dreamed of a ministry to those whose needs were not yet being met.
It has been 33 years since the building became an elder care community. The same carpet, wallpaper, lighting and more are showing their age and the need for a face lift.
In 2021, the expanded and renovated Lumen Lane Neighborhood officially opened for memory care residents. Every part of this design was carefully thought through, from the paint colors, art work, quality of flooring to the lighting that was chosen. The idea was to eventually carry the same look and feel through the rest of the building.
This year alone, updates to the entire first floor of assisted living and memory care have been completed, and the reactions have been priceless.
While these upgrades are an important investment for the Light of Hearts community, they certainly are not cheap. The first floor hallway has been a priority this year, but it would be a blessing to raise the funds to complete another hallway for residents by the end of this year.
It costs approximately $20,000 for one hallway area between the lights, flooring and painting. Last year, $14,590 was raised during #weGiveCatholic and this year we are aiming even higher to complete another hallway renovation.
To make a donation toward our #weGiveCatholic goal, you can donate online anytime on Tuesday, November 29, between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. at www.wegivecatholic.org/organization/lightofheartsvilla or by mailing a check before November 29, 2022.
Spread the word and help us reach our big goal of $20,000 on #weGiveCatholic Giving Tuesday!
Lighting the way for senior care, Light of Hearts Villa provides premier senior residential living services. We offer compassionate, faith-based, mission-driven and person-centered care that is individualized to meet the special needs of you and your loved ones.
Light of Hearts Villa serves seniors 60+ years of age of all faiths on a picturesque campus in historic Bedford, Ohio. We specialize in assisted living, short-term respite stays and memory care. Suites are spacious with full kitchenettes, 24-hour nursing assistance, chef-prepared meals and personalized support services.
Light of Hearts Villa is a 501(c)3 Licensed Residential Care Facility that is a co-sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and the Sisters of Charity Health System. The Sisters of Charity Health System includes one acute care Catholic hospital, two skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, three grant-making foundations, and six health and human services organizations in Ohio and South Carolina.
COMPASSIONATE, FAITH-BASED CARE
Guided by our faith, we strive to provide an enhanced, enriched quality of life for older adults and their families. Light of Hearts Villa’s community lifestyle includes:
*Catholic Mass five days a week and daily Rosary in our chapel
*A beautiful, peaceful environment with lovely grounds and outdoor gardens
*24-hour on-site nurses and care assistants
*Outstanding dining with three meals per day designed by our executive chef
*Companionship of friends
*A caring and dedicated staff
*Vibrant activities, events and outings