In 1994, when Helene’s mother Wilhelmina Butler was discharged from hospital and in need of additional help, Helene knew exactly what to do.
“Mother always told me, ‘If I get sick, I want to go to Artman,’” she says.
Helene has known Artman, a Liberty Lutheran senior living community in Ambler, for most of her life. As a little girl, she and her parents attended Ascension Lutheran Church, and every year they looked forward to the picnics held on Artman’s front lawn. In many ways, it was no surprise to Helene that her ties to the Lutheran community would ultimately connect her to meeting and marrying the love of her life.
When Helene met Leonard, they quickly learned that they had many things in common – in particular, they both shared the understanding that comes from caring for aging parents.
In 2003, when Leonard was faced with the realization that his mother, Helen Treichel Boclair, needed professional care, he too saw Artman as the natural choice.
“My mother lived at Artman until she was 101, and I will always be thankful for the wonderful care she received,” he recalls. Shortly after Len’s mother was in Artman’s care Helene and Len were married.
As members of the Liberty Lutheran Legacy Society, the Boclairs have generously shown their appreciation of and commitment to Artman. Over the years, Leonard has supported the benevolent care needs for those residents who have depleted their life-giving assets. Helene’s bequest, in the form of an endowment is designed to support capital improvements to enhance the lives of residents and provide staff training for employees providing direct care for the residents.
“Providing a comfortable home and supporting compassionate care for the residents is very important to me,” says Helene. “I am pleased to be able to support Artman in the future.”
Artman is grateful for the generosity of these special friends.
To learn more about how you can financially support the Liberty Lutheran Family of Services, visit www.libertylutheran.org/giving