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WHYY features ongoing recovery effort in Eastwick, led by Lutheran Disaster Response-Eastern PA and the Eastwick Unmet Needs Roundtable

November 17, 2022

PlanPhilly spoke with Stacey Ford, who works with Lutheran Disaster Response-Eastern PA as a case manager for the Eastwick Unmet Needs Roundtable, and Victor Jackson, vice chairperson of Eastwick United CDC, about the Eastwick neighborhood's ongoing recovery effort without federal aid. Click here to read the article.

At Liberty - Fall 2022

October 17, 2022

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Liberty Lutheran and Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries Unite

September 26, 2022

Liberty Lutheran Services and Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries are pleased to announce that Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries (ALSM) is joining Liberty’s family of services. As a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, ALSM has served individuals and families in Central PA communities for 70 years. Touching the lives of 3,000 people annually, their 300+ team members offer senior living communities and services that span generations in an eight-county region in Central Pennsylvania.

During the last six years, the leadership of Liberty and ALSM have explored several options for joining together as one in order to serve more people and expand services.  The boards of each organization voted to affiliate in mid-September and the process is expected to be completed by January 1, 2023.

“Liberty is both humbled and honored to bring ALSM into the family,” states Luanne Fisher, CEO of Liberty. “ALSM’s compassion, knowledge and commitment to the communities it serves will strengthen Liberty’s Mission to faithfully accompany individuals and families who are facing life changing situations through an empowering approach that honors their choices and well-being. We look forward to partnering with like-minded teams.”

To learn more about ALSM, their communities, programs and services, visit,     

At Liberty - Summer 2022

June 23, 2022

Click here to read the summer 2022 edition of At Liberty.

Message from the CEO

March 4, 2022

Liberty Lutheran Services, Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries, and Garden Spot Communities today issued the following joint statement:

“After careful reflection, we have decided not to proceed with plans to enter into an affiliation with one another. We have nothing but the utmost respect and regard for one another.  Each of us looks forward to continuing our missions independently.”

At Liberty - Winter 2022

February 9, 2022

Click here to the read the winter 2022 edition of At Liberty.

American Heart Association recognizes Liberty Lutheran Services for workplace health achievement

January 28, 2022

American Heart Association recognizes Liberty Lutheran Services for workplace health achievement

Scientific, evidenced-informed tool rates, recognizes workplace health programs and workforce well-being

(AMBLER, PA – January 26, 2022) – The results of the American Heart Association 2021 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced today and Liberty Lutheran Services achieved national Silver Level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health and well-being for their workforce.

Liberty Lutheran Services is one of more than 450 organizations nationwide that completed the Index assessment this year, evaluating the time period of July 31, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Of the organizations that completed the Index assessment, 43% earned gold, 31% silver, and 19% bronze status.

Liberty Lutheran is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving older adults and their families. Rooted in more than 100 years of history, Liberty Lutheran continues to faithfully live this mission through an empowering approach that strengthens the health and well-being of the people we serve. By offering compassionate care and rewarding experiences, we are committed to improving the lives of our residents, members, and clients with outstanding services that honor their choices and lifestyle.

The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives for all, created the Index with its CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaborative of more than 45 members from some of America’s largest companies. The Index is a web-based scorecard that evaluates the overall quality and comprehensiveness of a company’s workplace health program through a combination of best practices and a snapshot of a company’s aggregates employee heart health.

Studies show, healthy employees are more productive and use less sick time, and organizations who create a culture of health in the workplace can improve employee retention and organizational reputation.[1]

“We are proud to achieve this recognition from the American Heart Association for prioritizing the health and well-being of our employees,” said Rebecca Ditore, Wellness Manager for Liberty Lutheran Services. “Our organization remains committed to supporting the physical and mental well-being of our workforce while promoting professional and personal growth.”  

In the New Year, the American Heart Association will introduce a reimagined Index, the Workforce Well-Being Scorecard. Building on the legacy of the Workplace Health Achievement Index, the new Scorecard will provide organizations with a way to measure the total health and well-being of their workforce, including the importance of the mental well-being of employees. Participating organizations will receive specific, evidence-informed tools and services to help build and maximize effective cultures of workforce health and well-being.

For more information, visit

For Media Inquiries:

Rebecca Ditore

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[1] Increase Productivity | Control Health Care Costs | Model | Workplace Health Promotion | CDC, Improve Morale & Organizational Reputation | Control Health Care Costs | Model | Workplace Health Promotion | CDC

At Liberty Fall 2021

October 22, 2021

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At Liberty Summer 2021

June 12, 2021

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At Liberty 2020 Donor Edition

March 1, 2021

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At Liberty Fall 2020 Edition

November 10, 2020

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At Liberty Spring/Summer 2020 Edition

June 17, 2020

At Liberty Donor Edition Winter 2020

February 21, 2020

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October 18, 2019

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June 6, 2019

At Liberty Winter 2018

May 28, 2019

Paul's Run Unity Mosaic

May 28, 2019

Paul’s Run is filled with friendly faces who celebrate the beauty of life and community every day. Together they represent all parts of the world, and Paul’s Run is blessed with a rich culture woven together in unity.  

Watch the video here!

To celebrate unity, Paul’s Run will begin an exciting, new project this summer. Residents, families and staff will bridge friendships across all levels of care as they work together on a mosaic mural under the leadership of the talented artist, Pat Gallagher.

Pieces of china, jewelry, porcelain, glass and other personal items donated by members of the community will create the beautiful mosaic. Once completed, this tapestry of memories will live permanently at Paul’s Run beside Little Mary’s Azalea Garden, a beautiful gathering place for residents and family.

Make a gift today to support the mosaic project. Help shape the bonds that bring the Paul’s Run family together. All donors receive a commemorative magnet and will be listed in The Runner, the monthly, Paul’s Run newsletter. 

At Liberty Fall 2018

October 9, 2018

Click here to read the Fall 2018 issue of At Liberty.

Living Lutheran Reports on Camp Noah

September 27, 2018

Living Lutheran Magazine featured Camp Noah and volunteers helped children find hope one year after Hurricane Maria. Click here to read the story.

One Year After Hurricane Maria

September 20, 2018

PlanPhilly speaks with Lutheran Congregational Services' Julia Menzo about the help evacuees from Hurricane Maria are still receiving one year after the storm. Click here to read the story.

Reading Eagle Visits Camp Noah

August 23, 2018

The Reading Eagle visited Camp Noah in Reading, PA where children affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria were being taught resiliency skills. Click here to read the story.

Al Dia Visits Camp Noah

August 23, 2018

Al Dia News visited Camp Noah in Reading, PA to experience how children began to heal from the trauma of disaster. Click here to read the story.

The Poet of Paul's Run

August 13, 2018

Action News (6ABC) visited Paul's Run to meet Marion, a 102 year-old resident who still writes and recites her own poems. Click here to watch the story.

Al Dia News Showcases Camp Noah and Lutheran Congregational Services

August 13, 2018

Al Dia News highlights how Camp Noah will help children evacuees who have relocated to our region after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Read the full story here.

Sending Sustenance and Love to Reading in One Package

July 9, 2018

The Reading Eagle showcases how Paul's Run residents are sending love and hope to children affected by Hurricane Maria. Click here for the story.

Paul's Run Resident Turns 100

May 24, 2018

CBS Philly was there as Paul's Run resident Rose Zoll celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family. Click here to watch.

Paul's Run Wii Bowling Team

May 24, 2018

Action News caught up to our Wii Bowling Team as they faced off in some friendly competition. Click here to watch.

Lutheran Congregational Services on WHYY's Radio Times

May 10, 2018

WHYY's Radio Times discussed the challenges facing evacuees living in Philadelphia after Hurricane Maria. Lutheran Congregational Service's Julia Menzo was mentioned as part of the solution. Listen to the full episode here.

Lutheran Congregational Service's Julia Menzo speaks to PlanPhilly

May 10, 2018

Julia Mezno, Lutheran Congregational Service's director of community outreach speaks to PlanPhill about efforts to help evacuees affected by Hurricane Maria who have relocated to Philadelphia. Click here for the full story.

WPSCC Receives $45,000 Grant

April 19, 2018

LCFS would like to thank The W. W. Smith Charitable Trust for the generous grant that will benefit The West Philadelphia Senior Community Center and the In-Home Support Program. With these funds, we will implement the "Emergency Food and Shelter for Philadelphia Seniors" project to accommodate local seniors in need. Click here to read more.

The Village at Penn State Unveils New Logo

April 16, 2018

Today Liberty Lutheran is proud to unveil the new logo for the Village at Penn State. The new logo reflects an established commitment and connection to Penn State University. Learn about about the decision to update by clicking here.

Six months after Hurricane Maria, Philly and Jersey offer lifeline to displaced Puerto Ricans

March 26, 2018

PlanPhilly spoke with Lutheran Congregational Services' Julia Menzo about the recent grant from Lutheran Disaster Response – Evangelical Lutheran Church. Click here to read the story.

Lutheran Congregational Services Recieves Grant to Help Puerto Rican Evacuees

March 20, 2018

Lutheran Congregational Services (LCS) is pleased to announce it has received a grant from Lutheran Disaster Response – Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (LDR-ELCA). Read more about how this grant will help those affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

At Liberty Winter 2018 - Donor Report Edition

March 15, 2018

Click here for At Liberty Winter 2018 - Donor Report Edition.

Former Eagles' Player Calls Paul's Run Home

January 30, 2018

NBC 10 visited Liberty's Paul's Run for our Super Bowl Pep Rally and to meet 99 year-old Fred Gloden. Fred played for the Eagles in 1941. Watch his story, and high lights from the pep rally here.

Martin Luther King Jr Day at Artman

January 16, 2018

DW Dowling Legion Post 769 in Ambler and Wissahickon High School’s CASA Club spend the day at Artman for Martin Luther King Jr Day. Fox 29 has the video.

Community Organizations & Congregations Rally for Hurricane Relief

October 20, 2017

On Thursday October 19, Lutheran Disaster Response – Eastern PA (LDR-EPA) along with sixteen community organizations, businesses and Lutheran congregations held a Cleanup Kit Rally at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA.
Read all about this event here.

Liberty Lutheran Services Welcomes The Manor at York Town to Family of Services

October 19, 2017

Today, Liberty Lutheran Services acquired The Manor at York Town, an independent living community for older adults, located in Jamison, Pennsylvania. Learn more here.

Keeney Beany Ice Cream Recognized as Top Flavor

August 18, 2017

Village resident Phil Keeney has the honor of having an ice cream flavor at the Penn State Berkey Creamery. Read the Centre Daily Times article here.

A Special 100th Birthday Celebration

July 5, 2017

Centre Daily Times reporter Frank Ready stopped by to meet Helen, Kenworthy on the occasion of her 100th birthday! Read the article here.

Climate Change Workshop Held in West Philadelphia

July 5, 2017

The West Philadelphia Senior Community Center and Lutehran Disater Response - Eastern PA were featured in this article about climate change and seniors

Highlighting Lutheran Disaster Response

April 17, 2017

As part of their National Volunteer Month Spotlight, the City of Philadelphia highlights Liberty's Lutheran Disater Response - Eastern PA. Read more here.

Liberty Named a 2017 Top Workplace

March 27, 2017

Liberty Lutheran has been named as a 2017 Top Workplace by! Liberty was one of 182 companies throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area that agreed to have an independent employee research firm survey all staff about their feelings regarding organizational culture. In the category of large employees, Liberty ranked in the top 10! Read more about it by clicking here.

Artman’s Red Hat Ladies Give Back to Community

March 6, 2017

The Red Hat Ladies of Artman made February just a bit sweeter for dogs and cats who call the Bucks County SPCA home. Find out more and watch a great video of the ladies making cat toys by clicking here.

$19,000 Grant Paves Way to Modernize West Philly Senior Fitness Center

February 23, 2017

LCFS’ West Philadelphia Senior Community Center has been awarded $19,000 in grant monies from the Pennsylvania Lottery. Read the full press release here.

Hug Day Celebration at The Village at Penn State

February 17, 2017

The Centre Daily Times featured the 13th Annual Hug Day Celebration at the Village at Penn State. Click here to read the story and view the photos.

The festivities were also featured on 6WJAC-TV. Watch the video here.

Liberty's Lutheran Disaster Response Helps Develop App to Safeguard Houses of Worship

January 6, 2017

Julia Menzo, Coordinator of Liberty's Lutheran Disaster Response-Eastern PA, was interviewed by WHYY's Dave Heller about her appointment to a specially selected task force that worked with the National Institute of Justice to create a new app that helps leaders in clergy and law enforcement plan and prepare to safeguard houses of worship in the event of  bomb threats, terrorist attacks, or other catastrophic disasters. Listen to her interview here.

Liberty’s Hearth at Drexel Earns Recognition for Design Excellence

January 6, 2017

The American Institute of Architects 2016 Design for Aging Review presented The Hearth at Drexel with a special recognition award for completion of a renovation that demonstrates “an excellent adaptation of an older, yet historic structure” that maintains the integrity of a “neighborhood feel with residential character.” Read more about it here.

The Village at Penn State

January 4, 2017

Town and Gown magazine featured the making of the Village's 2017 calendar More Golden Moments of the Silver Screen.

The Village at Penn State

October 3, 2016

Centre Daily Times - Lights, camera and action are the backbone of new calendar

Paul's Run

August 31, 2016

CBS Philly - Dave and Betty Weissman celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary

The Village at Penn State

May 16, 2016

Philadelphia Inquirer - Blue and White Forever: Retirement in Happy Valley

Paul's Run

January 11, 2016

KYW 1060 - Therapy Dog Takes Up Residence At Philadelphia Retirement Community

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