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Buffalo Valley certified nursing assistants’ graduation
Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village sponsored its first Certified Nursing Assistant training program, a partnership between Buffalo Valley and HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College. The students and families participated in a graduation ceremony...
July 19, 2023
Proclamation awarded to Diakon RSVP volunteers
Earlier this month during AmeriCorps Week, the commitment of the millions of Americans who have chosen to serve their country through AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors was recognized. We are extremely thankful for our own Diakon Commun...
March 23, 2023
Diakon staff members receive signing pen for PA House Bill 2419
When a Pennsylvania bill was passed bypassing long-term regulations that had set a limit on the required weekly psychiatric hours needed to run a clinic, Diakon team members enlisted the help of lobbyist Joseph Uliana. Along with the increase in requ...
December 5, 2022
Diakon Community Services holds ribbon-cutting for new office space
On November 16, 2023, Diakon Community Services celebrated moving into their new office space at 2020 W. Norwegian Street in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.Diakon President/CEO Scott Habecker shared, “I am so proud of our Diakon Community Services te...
November 16, 2022
The Lutheran Home at Topton Rnked Eighth in PA
Newsweek rankings identified the top 475 nursing homes out of thousands across the 25 states with the highest number of facilities. We are pleased to report The Lutheran Home at Topton was ranked eighth on the list for Pennsylvania. This is the fourt...
October 26, 2022
Cumberland Crossings dedicates The Garden of Hope
Under sunny skies on Thursday afternoon, September 15, Cumberland Crossings, a Diakon Senior Living Community in Carlisle, hosted a dedication ceremony followed by refreshments for their Garden of Hope. The ceremony had approximately 70 residents a...
September 20, 2022
Groundbreaking ceremony at Luther Crest
In photo from left to right: Nicole Rohrbach, Luther Crest executive director; Cindy Bonney, VP of sales & marketing for Diakon Senior Living, Shari VanderGast, Diakon executive vice president & chief operating officer; Linda Moyer, Greenwood...
August 24, 2022
Diakon Kathryn's Kloset partner participates in mayor's Back-to-School rally
Diakon Kathryn’s Kloset participated in the Baltimore mayor’s recent Back-to-School Rally. The event was held in early August at City Hall. According to Wade Brown, executive director of Diakon Kathryn’s Kloset, located in Baltimor...
August 19, 2022
Former CEO who played founding role in Diakon passes away at 83
It is with deep sadness that we inform you about the passing of The Rev. Dr. Thomas W. Hurlocker, former president of Tressler Lutheran Services. He served as president of Tressler from 1985 until 2000 when Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries was...
August 3, 2022
Diakon Community Services to distribute farm market vouchers
Farm market vouchers will soon be available to eligible Schuylkill County older adults. There are several ways to receive the vouchers. Applicants may visit a county Senior Community Center Tuesday and Thursday beginning Thursday, June 16 through Ju...
June 3, 2022
Shari VanderGast receives Lehigh Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence award for 2022
On May 4, various Diakon staff and Board members had the opportunity to join Shari VanderGast, Diakon's Executive Vice President/Chief Operating & Administrative Officer, when she received one of Lehigh Valley Business Journal’s Women of In...
May 11, 2022