at 227 N Queen St, Lancaster, 17601 United States
With loving care we serve older adults that are in need of a structured program, medical oversight and or personal care during the day.
Moravian Center Adult Day is here to serve older adults in the Lancaster Community that may be in need of one of the following -- personal care assistance, medical over-sight and or a structured activity program during the day. We also care for caregivers by providing respite care.
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The EXTRAordinary Give and Moravian Center Adult Day In our inaugural year, Moravian Center Adult Day, is pleased to join many Lancaster community organizations taking part in The EXTRAordinary Give. On November 20th, visit our page https://extragive.org/#npo/moravian-center-adult-day-services to donate to Moravian Center Adult Day. Each donation will be matched up to $300,000. Please give to our program that serves the needs of older adults in the Lancaster community. Extraordinary Give The Extraordinary Give is Lancaster County’s Largest Day of Giving. This 24-hour giving marathon will benefit more than 300 local organizations. Every dollar donated at ExtraGive.org on November 20 will be stretched with at least $300,000 from the Lancaster County Community Foundation, Rodgers & Associates, and other corporate sponsors AND there are at least $50,000 in EXTRA prizes you can win for the causes you care about. Lancaster County Community Foundation We’re proud to bring you the Extraordinary Give! At the Community Foundation, we help people who love Lancaster County invest in the future of our community. Since 1924 we’ve been helping people establish permanent funds for the causes they care about and making grant investments to organizations that create a stronger and more vibrant quality of life for all of us. Today we hold more than $95 million dollars in community assets that help support Lancaster every year. These resources are unique because they mean that this year, and every year, the Community Foundation will invest a portion of this money back into community benefit organizations and the emerging needs of Lancaster County. Learn more about the Community Foundation at LancFound.org.
This article appeared in the Saturday, October 31st edition of the LNP newspaper... Lancaster Moravian returns to its roots JOAN KERN | LNP CORRESPONDENT Oct 31, 2015 Comments Lancaster Moravian Church has turned over a new leaf. The church, founded in 1746, has moved from a traditional red-brick building with a steeple in the suburbs to the brand new Moravian Center in the Red Rose Transit Authority building, 227 N. Queen St., with both worship space and an adult care center for people 65 or older with early-stage dementia. The congregation will celebrate the move with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday. Jackie Burch, executive director of the Lancaster County Office of Aging, and the Rev. Betsy Miller, president of the Northern Province of the Moravian Church, will speak, and refreshments — including Moravian sugar cake — will be served. The congregation, with about 100 members and 35 attending on a typical Sunday, will dedicate the center in a service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. The Rev. David Bennett, president of the executive board of the Moravian Church Eastern District, will speak. County commissioner Craig Lehman and Miller will attend. With the move to the city, the church returns to its roots. Lancaster Moravian worshipped in a church at 30 W. Orange St. from its founding until 1967, when the building was condemned for termite invasion and torn down. The church relocated to 1460 Eden Road, which it sold last spring to Harvest Bible Church. In the interim, the Moravian congregation worshipped at Moravian Manor, in Lititz. The congregation began worshipping in the downtown center in July. The Rev. Dean Easton, church pastor and adult care chaplain, said since the congregation began worshipping in the city, six people have asked to join the church. Easton said Lancaster Moravian also is returning to its roots by offering adult care. “Some of the early Moravian churches — Lititz and Bethlehem —were closed communities," Easton said." They did everything. … This is a business-service model very much in keeping within the Moravian tradition." Easton has served the church for seven years. “It takes that long to get to know the congregation," he said, "to build up a relationship of trust and oneness that allows a church to do transforming ministry." Easton said when he arrived at the church, he found a congregation that was struggling, "unclear of where it was going. "I didn't come to start an adult care center," he said. "I came to give the congregation a new reason to live by having a purpose." The congregation decided to offer adult care after studying the needs of the city. Easton explained that while there are numerous adult care centers on the periphery of the city, he believes Lancaster Moravian offers perhaps the only one in the city. “In a three-mile radius, there are 1,300 people on average who could use an adult care center," Easton said. "That's more than we could ever serve, but it shows a very strong need for what we are offering." The congregation, which rents from RRTA, spent $422,000 to design, build and furnish the center. "That's commitment," Easton said. "That shows how committed we are to this. We decided to sell our building, be homeless for a year. … We expect to lose money the first year or two. We're prepared to do that. We're filling a need. If (the center) gets established, it will work." The center features a large room with folding chairs in front of an altar at the far end for worship and open space in front of it with three card tables and chairs on one side and five comfy recliners, each with a blanket neatly folded over the back, on the other side. There also are offices for the adult center staff, a full kitchen and a spa room. “One of the biggest struggles for caregivers of people with dementia is bathing," Easton said. "We're here to help with that. We have people skilled and trained." The church offices are located on the floor below. Zoe Bracci serves as director of the adult center, with Lynn Lueders as program manager, Ivan Huertas, a bilingual staff nurse, and Nancy Sturgis, supervising nurse. Lueders said the adult center, licensed by the state through the Office of Aging, has two clients now, with several more in process. It can serve 66 clients. Cost is $65 for a full day; $45, a half day, with $10 for a shower. The center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some of the activities include dog therapy and cooking and baking. Earlier this week, the clients made banana bread. "It's therapeutic and reminiscent," Lueders said. For more information about the adult center, call Bracci at 490-6225 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. For the church, call Easton at 397-9722.
What happens when you mix preschoolers and seniors? A whole lot of fun! World of Learning Academy (located across the street at 244 North Queen Street in the Vision Corp building) came to trick or treat on Friday, October 30th. Six of the most adorable children came in full costumes (ranging from a Ninja Turtle to a Spider Fairy Princess) to play ball, create popcorn hands and receive their fair share of sweets. The clients of the center were almost as excited as the children. Our caregiver, former principal and volunteers alike, shared the joy of the children in all they did. We are grateful to have World of Learning so nearby and have scheduled 3 future visits already!
Lancaster Moravian Church took a bold step to live their mission to serve older adults in this community and have created Moravian Center. This warm, welcoming space at 227 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA is the home of Lancaster Moravian Church for worship service on Sunday at 10:00am and also Moravian Center Adult Day which is open Monday-Friday from 7:30am-5:30pm.
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