I recently wrote about our long history in senior living services and our focus on independence in both body and spirit for the residents we serve.
But there is certainly more to our work ….
Our commitment to health & wellness
Independence comes from caring for your mind and body. At Diakon Senior Living, we’re wellness-oriented, offering exceptional options for staying healthy. Total wellness is an essential factor in encouraging our residents to lead rewarding and purposeful lives. From good nutrition and spiritual fulfillment to physical fitness and beyond, wellness arises as a cultural focus.
To us, in fact, wellness means building a meaningful lifestyle, however you define meaning. You can read more about this here.
You might miss several important dates in our 150th anniversary celebration.
While Diakon began as two homes for children in 1868 and 1896, we also were among the earliest providers of senior living.
One home, located in Reading, Pennsylvania, opened in 1876! And a few decades later, one of the superintendents at The Lutheran Home at Topton set aside funds to care for older adults, a goal realized in the 1940s when the children’s home dedicated a building on campus to care for “aged guests.” Similar homes soon arose in central Pennsylvania within our prior organizations.
And so, for nearly 150 years, Diakon has been providing compassionate support and gracious hospitality to older adults. That is an amazing legacy that you can read more about here!