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. 


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


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.


A Sweet Time for St. John’s Herr Estate

Congratulations to the residents and team members of St. John’s Herr Estate who created this “Candyland” float for the Columbia Lions Club and Sunsnappers’ 71st Annual Columbia Mardi Gras “Halloween” Parade! Individuals, businesses and organizations were invited to create parade entries under the parade theme “Fun ‘N Games.” The St. John’s group, which included the residents pictured above, won first place in the “Walking Groups” division of the parade, held on Thursday, October 26, in downtown Columbia. It was a beautiful and enjoyable evening for the group!

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.