This is the first fundraising event in 18 months for both organizations. Last year the OLNC suffered 85% income losses due to the pandemic and government restrictions on events. Event income sustains the work of the Council. I came back in January at a very modest stipend to help stabilize the finances and get some programs and events back up and running to help this organization. I have been working on this event production for months on behalf of the OLNC.
But now I am asking for your help. Just buy a ticket. Encourage your friends and neighbors to buy a ticket.
For more information on this event, please click on the flyer to be taken directly to the page.
This is a collaborative fundraiser, so the Conrad Caldwell House is running the sales through their website.
– SHAWN FIELDS WILLIAMS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OLD LOUISVILLE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
New Virtual Tour Video!
– Posted by Treyton Oak Towers on May 17, 2021
We hope everyone’s had a wonderful Spring. As we’re heading into summer time, we thought it’d be a great time to share our new Virtual Tour Video with Rhonda Harding, our long time Community Advisor. The video can be viewed below:
New Beginnings for the Ryken House Community
– Article written by Josh Kinney at Xaverian Brothers on April 22, 2021
A new chapter has begun for the Brothers of the Ryken House community in Louisville, KY. Treyton Oak Towers, a senior living community in the heart of the city, will serve as the new home for the Brothers as the moving process begins this Spring.
“Ryken House served us well these 40 years,” said Brother Cornelius Hubbuch, C.F.X., whose leadership helped establish the renovated Brothers residence on the campus of St. Xavier High School in 1981. “Many Brothers have been cared for and blessed by Brothers who, over these years, have agreed to be the director of Ryken House. Although not formerly trained for ministry to the elderly, they fraternally served the Brothers, and we owe them much gratitude for their selfless service.”
Words from the Xaverian Brothers
Brothers Peter Campbell, Gery Rooney, and Borgia Brigandi also helped in the establishment of Ryken House. Like Xaverian House in Danvers, MA, Ryken House provided a place for community support, encouragement, medical care and a myriad of opportunities and ministries for the Brothers to continue volunteering in service to the larger community and one another, based on one’s ability.
“I have been blessed to live here for the last two years,” said Brother Kenney Gorman. “This has been a wonderful community of Brothers encouraging and supporting one another.”
Ryken House Director, Brother Peter Campbell, C.F.X., and medical support, Nancy Zeman, RN, have provided excellent care and supervision to assist the Brothers to live healthy and embrace life positively.
Ministries both old and new will continue at the new facilities at Treyton Oak, which provides a continuum of care and will avoid further moves when a higher level of nursing care is needed. The community is described as warm, tight-knit and welcoming. The towers are located ten minutes from St. Xavier High School near the old St. Xavier’s Broadway site in downtown Louisville and boasts sweeping views of the city skyline. There are a wide range of activities unavailable at Ryken House.
“Our senior Brothers will continue to receive good care and live the Xaverian mission in the name of the Gospel,” said General Superior, Brother Daniel Skala, C.F.X.
The Brothers kindly ask for prayers as they undertake this new initiative.
COVID 19 – Moving Forward
– Posted by Treyton Oak Towers February 1, 2021
Happy February! We’ve got some updates for you, along with a video representation of what the last few weeks have been looking like here at the building.
On January 16th, Treyton Oak Towers was able to acquire the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to administer to all of its residents and staff. The vaccination procedure was a wonderful success, and many of us were elated to receive it! We are now one step closer to a COVID-free environment, and committed to safety and good health for the long haul.
We’ve provided a video for you to watch directly on our website, check that out right here:
We receive our second vaccinations on February 6th and we are looking forward to it! We hope everyone is getting the vaccination as soon as possible and hope to see a speedy recovery all across the country.