Senior Services News

  • Messiah Lifeways Strengthens its Support for Memory Care Residents with a New Courtyard, a Partnership with Central Penn College

    December 1, 2022

    MECHANICSBURG, PA— Today, Messiah Lifeways at MessiahVillage held a ribbon-cuttingceremony to celebrate the completion of its new Asper Courtyard and the donors and teammembers who made this beautiful outdoor space possible. The Asper Courtyard is connected to Messiah Lifeways’ Asper Neighborhood—a memory carenursing neighborhood that offers specialized nursing services that promote individuality anddignity for those with a dementia diagnosis such as Alzheimer’s disease. This new outdoor spacewas created with memory care residents and their needs specifically in mind, so that they canhave a space to enjoy time outside with their families and friends.
  • Merrill G. Freed to Show His Work at Landis Homes Retirement Community

    December 1, 2022

    An exhibition featuring Merrill G. Freed is on display at Landis Homes now through January. Since the first grade, Merrill realized he enjoyed drawing. He was encouraged by teachers and especially his eighth grade art teacher and Principal. At the age of 15 he submitted a picture of the “Draw Me” girl found in a magazine and submitted it to the school. That year he enrolled in the Art Instruction School of Minneapolis, Minnesota and completed the prescribed course in “Illustrating and Related Art.” Later he studied oil painting under the teaching of Dr. Ralph Lewars in Mt. Gretna, PA and also taught Drawing and Painting to interested persons in a therapeutic setting.
  • Moravian Manor Communities and Morningstar Living Explore Forming Affiliation

    December 1, 2022

    LITITZ, PA – November 29, 2022 – Moravian Manor Communities and Morningstar Living—two faith-based, not-for-profit pillars in senior living in Pennsylvania—are exploring opportunities for working together in a more meaningful, formal way. In a milestone event, Susan Cooper Drabic, Morningstar Living’s President and CEO since 1990, is announcing her retirement within the next several months. The intent to explore an affiliation follows the resourcefulness and bold decision making of the communities’ founding leaders. After the Boards and related task forces conduct their due diligence, should the resolution to affiliate be approved, J. David Swartley, President and CEO of Moravian Manor Communities, would take on the key leadership role for both Life Plan Communities.
  • LeadingAge PA Applauds Historic Investment in Long-Term Care for Seniors

    July 8, 2022

  • LeadingAge PA partners with Marywood University to offer tuition discounts for members

    May 24, 2022

    A recent partnership agreement between LeadingAge PA and Marywood University now allows LeadingAge PA member organizations to provide their employees with discounted tuition in several programs.
  • LeadingAge PA awards $40,000 in Professional Development Scholarships to members

    May 17, 2022

    LeadingAge PA, the leading voice for senior services across Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce it recently awarded 33 scholarships totaling $40,000 to members through the 2022 Professional Development Scholarship program.
  • The future is now for Quincy Village dining department: Robotic servers are joining the staff

    April 5, 2022

    Some of us are old enough to remember Rosie the robot on the 1970's Jetsons cartoon who cleaned, did the laundry, cooked and more for the Space-Age family from the 21st century. Now we have Roomba's at home doing the vacuuming for us and Alexa devices to turn the lights on and off with the sound of our voice. Quincy Village, a Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL) community, is embracing the wave of technology by adding a robotic server to help support dining staff and serve residents.