Breaking New Ground in Lititz

In 1965 Luthercare broke new ground in Lititz with the arrival of Luther Acres—A Luthercare Community. With this addition, the organization would mark an expansion of services, and provide new opportunities to serve the needs of the greater community.


At it’s dedication on September 18th 1966, Luther Acres served 7 residents who had relocated from the original Luther Town Home in Lancaster city. In a marketing brochure, Luther Acres was described as “a sprawling, one-story brick and plaster, all-electric building” that had a, “pleasant, spacious, airy, and well lighted atmosphere”. The brochure also advertised good TV & radio reception; and spaces for sewing, hobbies, crafts, games, meetings, and clubs.


A year after opening, Luther Acres housed 58 guests, and would soon expand to provide an additional 26 beds. In total, eighty staff members, and hundreds of volunteers provided for all services including transportation, dining, shopping services, and entertainment.


About Luthercare:  Founded in 1949, Luthercare, a social ministry organization affiliated with the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of Lutheran Services in America, is a leading provider of independent, personal care and skilled care residences in Lancaster and Lebanon counties. Luthercare operates Luther Acres, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Lititz, Pa.; Spang Crest, a rehabilitation center, skilled nursing and memory support personal care community in Lebanon, Pa.; and St. John’s Herr Estate, an independent living and personal care community in Columbia, Pa. Additionally, Luthercare operates PA Keystone Stars-accredited childcare and early learning centers in Reamstown and Annville. Luthercare, a pioneer in Childcare Programs, also offers a Mentoring Program that aids family child care home providers in Lebanon and Lancaster counties.

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