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.
Village at Penn State resident, Percy Pierce, and many of his neighbors are thinking a lot about their future. Liberty Lutheran is committed to the needs of our residents and to responding to the changing trends in senior living. By listening to our customers and investigating trends, Liberty is transforming all of its senior communities to “households” – a new model of care.
So not surprisingly, according to a 2011 report from AARP, the vast majority of older adults want to continue living in their own homes or communities. They want to “age in place.” Continue reading →
Picture this: more than 200 senior citizens WALKING from Honolulu to Philadelphia! Okay… maybe that’s not humanly possible, but that was idea behind the Amazing Race at three of Liberty Lutheran’s senior communities.
Residents at Paul’s Run, Artman and the Village at Penn State kicked off the Amazing Race walking challenge in August, featuring four weeks of activities to inspire residents to get moving. Each week featured a different virtual destination. Residents “walked” from Honolulu to Dallas, then to New Orleans, and back to Philadelphia.
“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
On May 6 – 7, The Village at Penn State will be participating in the 2014 “Centre Gives” online giving event. Last year, this community-wide initiative raised more than $550,000 for local nonprofit organizations in the State College area! During this year’s 36-hour event, all contributions made to The Village at Penn State will be matched by a $100,000 pool of additional funds provided by the Centre Foundation. So if The Village at Penn State receives 10% of the total gifts during the Centre Gives event, we will receive an additional 10% of the $100,000 matching pool! Continue reading →
Peace. Faith. Love. Regardless of which stage in life you find yourself, these things matter. At Artman, and all of Liberty Lutheran’s senior communities, our staff and volunteers are honored to share life’s journey with our residents and their families. We help foster and develop those things that matter most. Continue reading →
Village at Penn State (VPS) resident Helen Manful marked her 80th birthday this fall by reading to her class of three and four year olds at the Pennsylvania State University Child Care Center at Hort Woods in State College, Pa. Before beginning her story she asked the children to guess how old she was. The final answer (to her delight): 24. Continue reading →
-By Jenn Conway, MS, CSCS, RCEP, Resident Wellness Coordinator
January is Healthy Weight Awareness Month. Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do for your good health.
-By Vanessa Snyder, Fitness Coordinator, The Village at Penn State
The Village at Penn State offers a vibrant lifestyle to residents at our university-based retirement community in State College. Tai chi classes are a great way for older adults to maintain their health and wellness; one of the many ways seniors here stay active year round.