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COVID-19 Pandemic Video –
The Effect of the Pandemic on Luther Acres Campus, Residents & Staff

As we moved forward in our journey through the pandemic, we felt it was important to share what we faced during the outbreak at Luther Acres Healthcare Center, the impact it has had, and where we go from here.

This is video dedicated to our Luthercare residents who went above and beyond in supporting our team members during the pandemic, and to the residents who have passed during this time. And, to our frontline team, our healthcare heroes who have selflessly served our residents during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Team Member Spotlight: Karen Fisher

Karen Fisher joined the Luther Acres team in 2005 as a housekeeper. In her current role, Karen is responsible for ensuring that resident rooms, bathrooms, hallways, and all other common areas are clean and presentable for everyone. While these things are all done campus-wide, Karen mostly works in Agape Way, the memory care unit at... Click to read the full story

To Celebrate 30th Anniversary, St. John’s Herr Estate Plans Chicken Barbeque Sale

St. John’s Herr Estate, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, is planning a drive-thru Chicken Barbeque on Saturday, October 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. John’s Herr Estate, 200 Luther Lane, Columbia, PA 17512. Cost is $10.00 in advance or $12.00 on the day of the event for half a... Click to read the full story

Luthercare Updates Team Member Vaccination Policy

Please read the following message from Luthercare President & CEO Carl R. McAloose: Luthercare has continued to carefully watch the surge in COVID-19 infections in recent weeks, both nationally and now in our area of service. The emergence of the highly contagious Delta variant has led to a rapid acceleration of community transmission in the... Click to read the full story

Team Member Spotlight: Janet Farnish

Janet Farnish was retired but looking for a part-time job. She had previous experience working as a switchboard operator and receptionist, so when a part-time receptionist position opened up at St. John’s Herr Estate in 2013, she joined the team! As a receptionist, Janet is often the first point of contact for visitors, team members,... Click to read the full story

Annual Fall Fest to be held at St. John’s Herr Estate in Columbia

Autumn is just around the corner, and St. John’s Herr Estate will host its Annual Fall Fest on Saturday, Sept. 18.  The event, which features a huge yard and bake sale, will run from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. John’s Herr Estate, the Luthercare senior living community at 200 Luther Lane, Columbia.  Items... Click to read the full story

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Service of Remembrance Video

Our Service of Remembrance video created by our Pastoral Care team.

Experiences Newsletters

Several times a year, Luthercare circulates its corporate newsletter, Experiences, which provides readers with a glimpse of the most important happenings at Luthercare, our senior living campuses and our child care centers.

In addition, Experiences also features any important upcoming events or news at Luthercare. Click below to read or download some of our most recent newsletters!

Philanthropy Newsletters & Updates

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