Legacy Retirement Communities Recognize Jerry Joyce Living Legacy Award Recipients

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Legacy Retirement Communities Recognize Jerry Joyce Living Legacy Award Recipients

The Legacy Retirement Communities (www.legacyretirement.com) and KFOR have announced Jan Hughes, Susie Brown, Ed and Cecelia Reinhardt, and Barb Harpham as their newest recipients of the Jerry Joyce Living Legacy Awards. A luncheon to honor the recipients was held on November 7 at Legacy Estates. The Living Legacy Awards have been given since 2011 in memory of Jerry Joyce, founder of the Legacy Retirement Communities, to honor volunteer heroes who exhibit the same kind of quiet, giving spirit that Jerry Joyce had shown to others in his life.

Jan Hughes was selected for the work she does throughout the community as a volunteer in several facets, including distributing food at the Lincoln Public School emergency food pantry, transporting household goods and clothing donations to the Barnabas project, and many more. Her $2,500 award will help the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, People’s City Mission, and the Food Bank.

The other Jerry Joyce Living Legacy Award was awarded to Susie Brown, who is not only the full-time Meals on Wheels volunteer and delivery coordinator but also works to feed and provide emotional support for the youth served through the F Street Community Center. Susie Brown’s $2,500 award will go to MRP, the 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor for We Can Do This, which is the children’s food program Susie facilitates at the F Street Community Center.

Ed and Cecelia Reinhardt received a Jerry Joyce Caring Heart Award. They were cited for their passionate work with the Special Olympics. They are using their $1,000 award to help aid their fund the Special Olympics competitions.

Barb Harpham also received a Jerry Joyce Caring Heart Award. She was cited for her volunteer work at Mahoney Manor. She has chosen to give her $1,000 award to Lincoln Housing Authority, earmarked for a new van that will bring ease of transportation for the residents at Mahoney Manor.

Legacy Retirement Communities provides Lincoln with award-winning elegance and superior care. From independent living to assisted living and memory care, Legacy Retirement Communities offers a world-class experience for its residents and employees. Learn more at www.legacyretirement.com or call (402) 436-3000.

Pictured (L-R): John Kopetzky, executive Director of Legacy Terrace (co-emcee of the luncheon); Greg Joyce, CEO and grandson of the late Jerry Joyce; Barb Harpham, Susie Brown, Jan Hughes, Cecelia and Ed Reinhardt, and Cathy Blythe, KFOR personality (co-emcee of the luncheon). 

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