When you walk into the West Philadelphia Senior Community Center, one of the first things you may notice about Patrice Rhodes is her quiet confidence and warm smile. To the droves of people who come in and out of the center each day, the 51-year old administrative assistant is known for her kindness and willingness to help. She’s too modest to talk much about herself. That’s why heads are turning when people learn this mild-mannered admin is tearing up the pavement at night and on weekends with her cycling group. We’re talking passion, drive, determination, sweat and major mileage.
On Sunday, September 7, 2014, nearly 10,000 congregations of the Lutheran Church will gather to serve communities in ways that share the love of God with all of God’s people. It’s called “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday. Liberty’s Lutheran Congregational Services (LCS) builds capacity for congregations and communities to serve those in need. Join us and your fellow Lutherans in service projects on Saturday, September 6 and Sunday, September 7 for “God’s work. Our hands.”
Saleh first arrived in the United States in 2010, determined to bring his wife and daughter to join him and start a new life together. But as the Eritrean refugee learned, it would take another four years and the help of a determined caseworker at Liberty’s Lutheran Children and Family Service to make it happen.
As a leader in senior living services, Liberty has embraced technology to support our commitment to compassionate, quality care and innovation. Within the last year, Paul’s Run Retirement Community and Artman, two of our four senior living communities, have adopted cutting-edge technology to facilitate virtual house calls that permit a physician to see a resident “on demand” in our skilled nursing and rehabilitation neighborhoods.
Artman has been a fixture in the Ambler community for 90 years, renowned for the unique physical, emotional, social and spiritual support it provides to its senior residents. However, it wasn’t until her brother, Bill, got sick and moved to Artman for a temporary rehabilitation stay, that Kathy got to see first-hand why Artman is such a special place.
A great myth about hospice is that it is a place to go when nothing else can be done in the face of terminal illness. Hospice is not a place; it is a philosophy of care that helps those experience their end of life journey with comfort and dignity. Continue reading →