Diakon Senior Living promotes independence, health and well-being
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!