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Luther Acres Offers Winter Courses

Luther Acres, a Luthercare community, 600 E. Main St., Lititz, is offering a variety of courses for its Winter 2018 "reDiscover A World of Possibilities" program. The courses are one day a week, and some cover a two-, four- or six-week period. All are open to the greater community. The courses are held on the Luther Acres campus and have varying fees for residents and non-residents; some courses are free to attend. The purpose of the "reDiscover" program is to provide an opportunity to learn new things, be creative, enrich minds and have fun!

The courses for Winter 2018 are:

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Luther Acres, Spang Crest Healthcare Centers Earn 5-Star Ratings

The Healthcare Centers of Luther Acres and Spang Crest have each earned the highest rating possible by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The skilled nursing centers, located in Lititz and Lebanon, earned an overall 5-star rating from the CMS, in accordance with the standards set forth by the entity. 

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New Executive Director and NHA Begin Positions at Luther Acres

Luthercare is happy to welcome Craig Shelly as the new Executive Director at Luther Acres and Christie Kennedy as the new Nursing Home Administrator of the Luther Acres Healthcare Center!

Meet Craig Shelly

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Friends of Spang Crest Making a Difference

The Friends of Spang Crest, an auxiliary group that supports Luthercare’s Lebanon senior living community, plans several events over the course of the year to aid in its mission.

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Your Neighborhood Connection names Executive Director

Your Neighborhood Connection is pleased to announce that Leanne Kiralfy has been named Executive Director of the organization, an in-home services and licensed home care agency operated jointly by Luthercare and Moravian Manor and launched in March 2016. She began her duties on Oct. 30.

Leanne brings to the partnership more than 20 years’ experience working in long-term care, most recently as the Personal Care Home Administrator at Moravian Manor in Lititz. Leanne has served as a board member of Your Neighborhood Connection and is looking forward to her new role.

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Support Luthercare for Kids during the Extraordinary Give

On Friday, November 17, please consider supporting Luthercare for Kids and its involvement with Systems Aligned in Learning (SAIL) during the Extraordinary Give, Lancaster County’s Largest Day of Giving. Any donation made online at www.extragive.org on that day will be stretched by at least a half million dollars in stretch pool and prizes from the Lancaster County Community Foundation and sponsors.

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Introducing the New Luthercare for Kids Website

Luthercare is excited to announce the launch of a new website for Luthercare for Kids! You can find it at www.luthercareforkids.org

The goal of the new website is to provide an engaging and easy-to-navigate site that gives visitors the ability to learn about each of our five Luthercare for Kids Early Centers individually, as well as a broader look at the important mentoring and training work done by Luthercare for Kids. 

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Residents plan for Annual Holiday Bazaar at Luther Acres

Residents of Luther Acres, the Luthercare community in Lititz, have been working for months to prepare items for the upcoming Annual Holiday Bazaar. This year, the event will be held on Friday, November 17, and Saturday, November 18. The doors of the Community Room, in the Towne Center at 250 St. Luke Drive, Lititz, will open on Friday evening at 5:00 p.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, sales will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m.

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Open House Planned for Luthercare for Kids – Annville

Luthercare for Kids – Annville, 40 S. King St., Annville, will open its doors to the community beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18. During the open house, come learn more about the Early Learning Center’s programs and see for yourself what your child would experience. Meet the teachers and staff, tour classrooms, view curriculum and ask questions! There will be activities for all ages and light refreshments. We look forward to meeting you!

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Luthercare Announces Promotions Supporting Community Outreach and Luthercare for Kids

Luthercare is pleased to announce two key promotions within the organization.

Lorita Valente, Luthercare’s Director of Child Care Information Services (CCIS) of Lebanon County, has been named Executive Director of Community Programs, and Jamie Reichenbach, Coordinator of Mentoring Services for Luthercare for Kids, has been named Director of Early Learning for Luthercare for Kids. Ms. Valente and Ms. Reichenbach began their duties on August 20.

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