The Village at Penn State is launching the public phase of the “Pride of Our Life,” a new, three-year, $4 million capital campaign that will help to fund an $11.6 million renovation project. It will result in a new personal care household, new community center, main entryway, new covered walkway and an additional dining venue at Liberty Lutheran’s university-based senior living community in State College. The public launch follows a quiet phase that has succeeded in raising $1.65 million.
A new grant from Wheat Ridge Ministries will fund a special, innovative project to better serve memory impaired residents at Liberty’s senior living communities.
Following national trends, Liberty Lutheran’s senior communities are seeing a significant increase in older adult residents with cognitive impairments, especially mid to late state dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates 13 percent of Pennsylvania seniors are currently living with dementia, a figure which is expected to increase by nearly 20 percent within the next ten years.
Liberty Lutheran is one of the Healthiest Employers of Greater Philadelphia for the second year in a row, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Liberty was recognized at an awards breakfast on June 4, 2015 for creating a culture of health in the workplace, while improving lives and cutting healthcare costs, along with several other Philadelphia-area employers of various sizes and industries. Liberty was among 13 organizations that received the honor in the 500-1499 employee category.
When you “Say Yes to Service,” you are making a difference in the lives of others. Volunteers are crucial in our efforts to provide vital resources for individuals and families facing life-changing situations in Pennsylvania. More than 400 individuals have volunteered throughout the Liberty Family of Services just in the last year through a variety of ways.
~Patty Cline, Director of Major Gifts, Liberty Lutheran
At Paul’s Run, Liberty’s senior living community in Northeast Philadelphia, I am wowed by the special people that I meet and their rich stories of life – of families, faith, good times and times of sorrow – of careers, second careers, hobbies and passions.
Paul’s Run Retirement Community, Liberty’s senior living community in Northeast Philadelphia, strives to provide meaningful moments in the lives of our residents. This commitment to living life to the fullest prompted a recent very special coming of age celebration for five women and one man.