Financial Support to the Community
Support to School and Municipal Services
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Community Impact Goals
Community Outreach and Partnerships
Pat Pilong loves working with her Landis At Home caregivers. “They are always so very conscientious about helping me and doing it with a smile!” she shares. The services she receives from the caregivers makes it possible for her to stay in her home and thrive.
Recently Pat’s daughter Beth found out her mother was eligible for a new program called OPTIONS, administered by the Lancaster County Office of Aging (OOA). This program provides residents with care services in their homes, such as personal care, home health, and home delivered meals. It also can provide financial help to family members who are caring for loved ones at home to cover costs like adult day care, respite care, and specialized medical transportation assistance. Landis Communities, through Landis At Home, is OPTIONS’ newest service provider!
OOA Executive Director Lon Wible says, “We welcome Landis at Home and remain confident in their ability to provide quality service to Lancaster’s seniors! For more than 30 years the Office of Aging and Landis Communities have enjoyed a long and productive partnership, always focusing on the needs of the older person and especially those most vulnerable. We look forward to this new venture and express appreciation to Landis Communities for their commitment: past, present, and future.”
Michele Sipel, the Director of InHome Services, said connecting in this new way makes sense. “This allows us to meet our plans to expand our services to even more county residents. Participating in OPTIONS means we will have even more opportunities to be a service to folks across an even wider income range.”
Mother and daughter Pat and Beth were glad to see this program would allow a continuation of services but concerned it would mean a change in who was providing care.
Pat was overjoyed saying, “I am so glad Landis At Home is part of the OPTIONS program! It is going to allow me to stay here at home safely as long as I can.”
Pastoral Services hosts a vast array of events to benefit the community. In this unique year, due to the many challenges COVID-19 brought to family communication, each Chaplain received an iPad. This simple tool helped them better fulfill their mission of connecting residents with their pastors, churches and families. Locally and around the world, our team was able to provide connections for end of life visits, graveside services or family sharing following a loved one’s death.
The Manheim Township High School Boys Lacrosse Team volunteered at Landis Homes once a month from November 2019 through February 2020. Known as Cyber Seniors, these volunteers assisted the residents with their smart devices which facilitated community relationships and intergenerational understanding.
Community and Caregiver Education
Wellness at Landis was pleased to welcome an intern from Lebanon Valley College. In January and February, Joseph Bassett served 270 hours, including time spent observing and helping to lead exercise classes, providing fitness center orientations, creating promotional material for the Lancaster Senior Games, writing an educational article on Rate of Perceived Exertion for fitness center users, and offering fitness assessments and reviews to residents. Michele Stipe, Director of Life Enrichment at Landis Homes, says, “Joe was a great addition to the wellness team. While working at Landis Homes, he created relationships with residents and helped them feel confident.”
Organizations Supported by Landis Homes
Fiscal Year 2019-2020
- Alzheimer’s Assoc – Greater PA Chapter
- Lancaster Bible College Athletics
- Lancaster County Ag Council
- Lancaster County Conservancy
- Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster
- Neffsville Community Fire Co.
- North Museum
Organizations Supported by Landis Communities
Fiscal Year 2019-2020
- Anabaptist Communicators
- ASSETS – Social Enterprise Pitch Sponsorship
- Atlantic Coast Conference of Mennonite Church USA
- Camp Hebron
- Central Penn Business Group on Health
- Chestnut Housing Corp
- Community First Fund
- Friendship Community
- HDC MidAtlantic
- Hourglass Foundation
- Immerse International
- Indian Organization of Lancaster County
- Keystone Pet Therapy Services
- Lancaster Bible College
- Lancaster City Alliance
- Lancaster Conservancy
- Lancaster County Community Foundation
- Lancaster Downtowners
- Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership
- Lancaster Ladies City County Golf Association
- Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
- Lancaster Recreation Commission
- Lancaster-Lebanon Habitat for Humanity
- LMC – A Fellowship of Anabaptist Churches
- Manheim Township Parks & Recreation
- Meals on Wheels
- Mennonite Health Services
- Occupational Development Center
- PA Mennonite Relief Sale
- Parish Resource Center
- Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
- SACA Broadcasting
- Samaritan Counseling
- Upward Call Counseling Services
- Welsh Mountain Home
Landis Homes Chapel Ministries supports chapel activities including, but not limited to, honorariums, Sunday School and devotional materials, supplies, and other support of Pastoral Services as needed.
Landis Homes Caring Fund helps to provide benevolent care at Landis Homes.
Mennonite Mission Network exists to lead, mobilize and equip the church to participate in holistic witness to Jesus Christ in a broken world. They envision every congregation and all parts of the church being fully engaged in mission—across the street, all through the marketplaces and around the world.
Eastern Mennonite Missions Impact Fund enables EMM to recruit and send workers, and to support staff.
Atlantic Coast Conference is an association of congregations who follow expressions of faith, mission and service, justice and peace, guided by Mennonite Anabaptist convictions. Landis Communities is a conference-related ministry of Atlantic Coast Conference.
Fellowship Day Sponsorship & Caring Fund helps to meet the need of residents whose financial resources are insufficient to cover the cost of personal care or healthcare services.
Lancaster Mennonite Conference church congregations include nearly 200 residents and many Landis staff. Landis Homes, and all of Landis Communities, benefit from the close connection and the shared resources between our organizations. As the Director of Organizational Communication/Church Relations, Larry Guengerich works closely with LMC staff to keep our relationship strong and vital.
Mennonite World Conference is a group of Anabaptist-related churches linked to one another in a worldwide community for fellowship, worship, service and witness.
Tabor Community Services helps Lancaster County residents by teaching the skills they need to solve their housing and financial problems. Whether a client needs to move from a shelter or pay off a difficult mortgage, Tabor can help.
Friendship Community supports ministry cultivating capabilities of individuals with developmental disabilities in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties.
Welsh Mountain Home, a Landis affiliate, provides facilities, services, and programs for older adults and dependent persons. It is committed to maintaining an atmosphere of simplicity and integrity with a Christian emphasis.
Landis Homes Offering Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Fund provides educational support, training and experience for the development of pastoral and spiritual care for those living within the Landis Homes community.
Mennonite Church USA is an Anabaptist Christian denomination in the United States rooted in the Radical Reformation of the 16th century and currently maintains four church-wide ministry agencies: Mennonite Mission Network,Mennonite Education Agency, MennoMedia (formerly Mennonite Publishing Network) and Everence (formerly Mennonite Mutual Aid).
Mennonite Central Committee – Peace takes an active role in advocating for peace both in North America and around the world, seeking “to be a witness against forces that contribute to poverty, injustice and violence” to encourage Mennonites and others to actively pursue peaceful resolution of conflicts.
Mennonite Disaster Service is currently funding the rebuilding of Vega Baja Mennonite Church in Puerto Rico which was destroyed during Hurricane Maria in September 2017. Donations will help purchase building materials for the new building, which will serve as both a worship space and a shelter for local families when future hurricanes strike.
Water Street Ministries provides an array of services to the homeless and working poor in Lancaster County and beyond.
Good Samaritan Shelter provides an array of services to the homeless and working poor in Lancaster County and beyond.
Church World Service works hand-in-hand with caring churches, organizations, and individuals to provide hope and home to refugees and immigrants from all over the world.
Meals on Wheels of Lancaster County provides freshly prepared meals at a reasonable cost to anyone in our specified geographic area who cannot reasonably provide meals for themselves. Meals on Wheels works in collaboration with partners and people to support our homebound neighbors buy mobilizing over 700 volunteers annually to give over 45,000 volunteer hours to serve over 180,000 meals.