Published on December 23, 2014
The Ecumenical Retirement Community, a not-for-profit senior living community, offers seniors an affordable alternative in retirement living in a family-oriented, caring environment. Our suburban Harrisburg location makes it convenient for residents to remain active in their community while taking part in our vibrant community life. Community Life Our residents plan a well-balanced community life program which reflects their interests and focuses on wellness of body, mind and spirit. Community life includes life-long learning, volunteer programs, fitness and wellness, spiritual life and social and recreational programs. Challenge your brain in a brain fitness program or take an adult learning class. Try the relaxing exercise of Tai Chi, strengthen your muscles with supervised strength and conditioning classes or enjoy walks along our tree-lined paths. Explore your artistic side by taking piano or art lessons, sing in the campus choir or help maintain the beautiful certified Monarch Butterfly Waystation. Join friends for shopping at the nearby mall or a game of cards. The choice is yours. Living Life with Purpose An underlying sense of purpose among our residents makes the Ecumenical Retirement Community unique. Our residents choose to remain active, vital members of their community. You can elect to participate in any number of outreach programs with elementary schools, hospitals, senior centers or charitable organizations. Or, share your talents with fellow residents by leading a program or share your time by visiting other residents. Volunteer Programs Every year our residents participate in the following volunteer programs: 4-H: Make craft kits for summer camps. Alzheimer’s Association: Walk in the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” each fall. American Cancer Society: Sew tote bags and turbans. Country Meadows Nursing Centers: Knit lap robes for nursing center residents. Harrisburg Hospital: Baby hats and booties are knitted for premature infants. Comfort pillows also are made and donated for patients. Ronald McDonald House: Seasonal decorations also are created and delivered. St. Francis Soup Kitchen: Each week lunches are packed and delivered. Susquehanna Township Elementary School: Residents create more than 3,000 Christmas ornaments and gift items for the school’s Secret Santa Shop. U-Gro Learning Center: Each week children visit the campus where residents spend time with them making a snack and playing games.