Lutheran SeniorLife Expands Living Options at St. John Community Campus

For more than 100 years, Lutheran SeniorLife has helped individuals throughout western Pennsylvania thrive spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and physically.

In recent years, senior housing options have grown exponentially in the region, becoming more and more cost-prohibitive for many older adults. The absence of affordable housing for middle-income seniors prompted Lutheran SeniorLife to launch a new growth initiative.

“The goal of the initiative is to expand our existing housing opportunities for those seeking residential living, and personal care options,” said David Fenoglietto, president and CEO of Lutheran SeniorLife.

“We have a long history of serving southern Butler and northern Allegheny counties,” explained Samantha Rapuk, executive director of St. John. “The project will not only help us grow but meet an unmet need in our community.”

The project moves the current Edgewood Grove personal care unit from the third floor to the fourth floor of St. John with 39 modernized apartments. It also creates 27 new residential living apartments on the fifth floor—the Residence of St. John.

Edgewood Grove is a quaint personal care neighborhood within the St. John Specialty Care Center offering 24-hour support and nursing care.  It offers affordable accommodations, allowing for privacy and comfort with the benefits of home-like amenities.

The Residence at St. John includes quaint efficiency, and one-bedroom plans with fully equipped kitchen, laundry, walk-in showers, closet, and storage spaces.  By choosing the Residence at St. John, residents will enjoy the freedom to do more of the things they love without the hassle of daily household chores like cooking, cleaning and yard work.

The Residence at St. John also provides older adults with an independent, self-directed lifestyle, and access to well-established, quality health care if and when needed. Other amenities include a fitness room, and chef-prepared meals served in a relaxed dining atmosphere. The Residence also offers open spaces, outdoor patios, lounges for socialization and a library.

“By choosing Lutheran SeniorLife St. John Community, residents will be free from the hassles and expense associated with home maintenance, leaving more time and resources to live their lives to the fullest,” said Rapuk.

The St. John Community is nestled within Adams Township, near Mars. The campus is a continuing care community, and includes Overbrook Pointe, residential living; RoseCrest, assisted living with memory care, and St. John Specialty Care, skilled nursing.

“Our mission is to continually transform and elevate health, wellness, and social services while fostering an Abundant Life for those we serve and those who serve,” explained Fenoglietto. “These new apartments are designed for older adults looking for a safe, secure, maintenance-free environment.”

Construction began last summer with renovations to the top floor and the development of a dedicated entryway designed to provide access to the local community. The apartments are conveniently located a short distance from places of worship, restaurants, banks, and pharmacies, as well as quaint shops and boutiques.

Edgewood Grove and the Residence of St. John are slated to open in the fall of this year. To schedule an appointment for a tour, please call (724) 687 – 3372. To learn more about Lutheran SeniorLife, visit lutheranseniorlife.org.