Libraries and bookstores across the nation stock lots of books that detail the connection between the strengthening of faith and aging. As life slows down, seniors spend more time thinking about how they’ve spent their time on earth. This leads them to consider where their faith fits into their lives as they move forward. Many seniors appreciate living in assisted living programs that help them celebrate their faith.
The mission of the Outreach program of Unitarian Universalist House assists seniors over the age of 60 to live in their homes as long as possible. The program links seniors to services and programs that meet their medical, physical, and spiritual needs. The program is made possible by an endowment from Lycoming House and serves the northwestern community of Philadelphia.
Customized care plans epitomize the assisted living program at Philadelphia Protestant Home, where they pioneered a model of personal care that provides a range of care from minimal to high levels of nursing care. Nursing assistants provide around-the-clock care for medical needs, medication management, and personal care. Dating back to 1889, a group of German ministers pooled their financial resources to form the program to serve aging members of their congregations. The program has grown and improved over the decades.
Simpson House is one of the oldest historical buildings in Philadelphia that isn’t a church. The facility takes its roots from the United Methodist Church. Today the program welcomes a diverse population of seniors. Simpson House provides just the right amount of care at just the right time of life within their self-contained community. Residents enjoy their own living space and private bathroom and also enjoy the architectural splendor of the common areas inside the historic main building.
For over 145 years of serving the Jewish communities, the Abramson Center for Jewish Life values a person-centered approach to care that addresses each individual’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. The Abramson Center for Jewish Life is less than an hour’s drive, just north of Philadelphia. The beautiful 72-acre campus makes it worth the drive!
The Wesley Enhanced Living program is rooted in the United Methodist Church, a faith that that holds serving the aging population as one of their foundational tenets. Today, the United Methodist Church has incorporated many disparate faith traditions in their retirement communities to encourage an inspired, purpose-filled environment within their senior communities. Wesley welcomes residents with denominations that include Methodist, Protestant, Catholic, Quaker, and Jews.
Wesley Enhanced Living offers three senior assisted living communities in northeast Philadelphia. The communities are called Pennypack Park and Burholme. They also offer an Affordable Housing program for seniors age 62 and older who have low incomes. Residents of northwest Philadelphia will awe at the natural beauty of a small hardwood forest that surrounds at the Stapeley senior living facility. All of the programs provide a range of assisted living and nursing care options, meals, personal care, and transportation assistance.
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