Friday, July 11, 2014

More Ladore Lodge Moments

As this is being posted, there are sounds of "campers" packing, luggage carts rolling down the halls, voices calling out to be sure everyone is preparing for the ride home today.  It's been a great week of sunrises, storms, sunshine, swimming, birds, biking, boating, swinging, walking, communion with nature, creativity, and so much more!




Thursday, July 10, 2014

Making Memories at Ladore Lodge

Residents of Mallard Run Apartments are having a wonderful time at the Salvation Army's Ladore Lodge and Conference Center located in Wayne County, town of Waymart, Pennsylvania.  Reconnecting with nature, making new friends, and engaging in a variety of physical, cultural, and recreational activities recharges internal motivation and reduces daily stress, too!





Wednesday, July 2, 2014

MusicFest Silent Auction Items Are Arriving!

The Silent Auction that will be held in conjunction with the Better Tomorrows MusicFest is starting to take shape and currently auction items include:

  • Two (2) oil changes and t-shirts courtesy of LB Smith Ford
  • $50 Omaha Steak gift card courtesy of the Danella's
  • Two $5 Dunkin Donuts Gift Cards courtesy of  D&W
  • 12"x12" Initials, Inc. Storage Cube with Movie Night treats courtesy of Barb Willow
  • Longaberger ceramic pie baking dish with blue accent courtesy of Woods Family
  • One 6-pack of men's work socks courtesy of anonymous donor
  • Seasalt Coconut scented 18-ounce jar candle courtesy of C. Peters
  • Candy Kitchen 3-box Taffy & Mint tower courtesy of Woods family
  • Assorted Soap & Handwash courtesy of S. Danella
  • Summer Cooler with Senators jersey, coffee mug, & lollies courtesy of Metro Bank
  • Exercise Ball courtesy of Danella Family
  • 24-ounce Avon Skin-So-Soft bath oil courtesy of anonymous donor
  • 4' inflatable snowman courtesy of anonymous donor
  • Twin-size rose and cream crocheted afghan courtesy of Sylvia Horn
  • Regal Cinema gift card courtesy of Danella family
  • Walmart gift card courtesy of Valerie Woods
Would you like to support Better Tomorrows case management and social programming by making an item donation to the Silent Auction?  See your Service Coordinator for more information!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Save the Date! Friday, July 25, 2014



We are pleased to announce the Better Tomorrows Summer MusicFest!



Friday, July 25, 2014, from 3:00-5:00 PM, there will be two hours of live local music sets on the Mallard Run patio! In addition to live music performances, there will be a silent auction raffle and a variety of refreshments sold to benefit the social services programming at Mallard Run Apartments!

Better Tomorrows is a National non-profit social service organization,
providing social programming and case management services to 40,000 individuals across 121 communities 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Facebook for Seniors at Mallard Run Apartments

Phyllis W. works with volunteer, Kyra V., in the computer lab learning the basics of Facebook.  Way to go Phyllis!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Dough + Sauce + Cheese + Volunteers = Successful Pizza Luncheon

20 people enjoyed pizza and stromboli at our Free Pop-Up Pizza Luncheon on Friday, March 21!

With so much pizza crust mix left over from a food bank distribution, we had to do something creative with that resource and not let it go to waste.  Thank you to our volunteers who set tables, mixed sauce, assembled stromboli, served residents, washed dishes, and cleaned up after the event.

Without friendly volunteers, we would not have successful events!  Thank you Mallard Run volunteers!