New Name Represents New Approach to Senior Living on the Main Line
The historic Mary J. Drexel Home, which formerly served the personal care and skilled nursing needs of senior residents on the Main Line for more than 100 years, announced its name change today to “The Hearth at Drexel.” The name change represents a new approach to senior living, as the community gets closer to reopening in 2014.
Mary J. Drexel was purchased by Liberty Lutheran in 2008. Since then, the property has been undergoing a renovation to accommodate a completely new Assisted Living Community that will provide a full range of supportive services to residents. John D. Lankenau established The Mary J. Drexel Home for the Aged in memory of his wife in 1888. Since its founding, it has earned a reputation for value, comfort and security. Now known as The Hearth at Drexel, it will continue that tradition, with a top-to-bottom renovation that includes a restoration of the historic mansion that anchors four new household-type communities.
“The Hearth has been designed around the idea of ‘neighborhood.’ You won’t find long hallways or closed off spaces,” said Pamela Cummings, Liberty Lutheran Vice President of Senior Sales and Marketing. “Each neighborhood has a large open common area that will become the hub of activity, where residents can come to share conversation or a meal, just like at home.”
The Hearth at Drexel is licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide Assisted Living care. The Hearth’s new approach to senior living features comfortably appointed residences and common areas, including a kitchen, dining room, living room and gardens, designed to bring people together rather than remain in isolated apartments. The Hearth’s new logo is representative of the 20-individuals living harmoniously in the warmth of each of the new four household communities that are connected to the historic mansion.
“The focus at The Hearth is ‘resident-centered’ care. The goal is to nurture each resident’s dignity and choice. Life revolves around what the individual wants, not a pre-determined schedule,” Cummings said.
The Hearth joins Liberty Lutheran’s family of senior communities, which include Artman in Ambler, Paul’s Run Retirement Community in Northeast Philadelphia and The Village at Penn State in State College. For more information, go to www.thehearthatdrexel.org
About Liberty Lutheran
Incorporated in 2001 and headquartered in Ambler, Pa., Liberty Lutheran, with locations across Pennsylvania and combined service history of 300 years, faithfully provides vital resources to more than 61,000 individuals and families facing life-changing situations. These individualized services include independent and personal care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, hospice care, in-home supports, wellness services, children and family services, integration services for immigrants and political refugees and disaster response. Liberty Lutheran’s team of dedicated employees serves individuals and families through their family of services in Pennsylvania, including Artman, Paul’s Run Retirement Community, Liberty at Home, Lutheran Children and Family Services, Lutheran Congregational Services, The Hearth at Drexel (formerly Mary J. Drexel,) and The Village at Penn State. www.libertylutheran.org