LIFE Program Coming to Armstrong County

Published: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Qualified older adults in Armstrong County will be able to live safely in their homes and communities while still receiving comprehensive medical care with the new LIFE Armstrong County program soon to be built.  The program is a welcome addition to the Lutheran SeniorLife family of LIFE programs that now include Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties.

   ACMH (Armstrong County Memorial Hospital) and Lutheran SeniorLife have partnered together and broke ground on LIFE Armstrong County on May 6 near the hospital’s Emergency Department entrance.  The one-story building should be completed by December.

   “Today really is a very, very special day. It’s been over 30 years since anything was actually constructed on this campus,” ACMH CEO John Lewis said. “We’re very excited about the partnership with Lutheran SeniorLife – which came to fruition after 18 months of planning.”

   Lutheran SeniorLife President and CEO David Fenoglietto said discussions during the planning process included overall design aspects of the 13,000 square foot facility, building a relationship with ACMH and agreeing how to best serve the community.

   “We’re very excited and honored to be in Armstrong County with a good, solid, reputable partner in Armstrong County Memorial Hospital,” David said.

   “LIFE is an acronym for Living Independence For the Elderly, and we truly intend for the older adults and those that we serve remain independent and at home.”

 

Click here to see the full story in The Kittanning Paper.

 

Pictured at right: ACMH Hopsital CEO John Lewis, Board Chairman Chase McClister, Director of Operations Callie Karaica, Lutheran SeniorLife CEO David Fenoglietto and County Commissioners David Battaglia and Richard Fink join at the intersection of North Drive near the ACMH Emergency Department wing to break ground on the new LIFE Armstrong County facility.

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