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How to help a grieving parent cope with the loss of a friend

On their most recent visit, “Sarah’s” adult children found her withdrawn and sad. What was going on?

As their conversation continued, the children discovered a dear friend of their mother’s had recently passed away....

wellness

The importance of wellness

I recently wrote about our long history in senior living services and our focus on independence in both body and spirit for the residents we serve.

But there is certainly more to our work ….

Our commitment to health &...

Diakon Senior Living promotes independence, health and well-being

You might miss several important dates in our 150th anniversary celebration.

While Diakon began as two homes for children in 1868 and 1896, we also were among the earliest providers of senior living.

One home, located in Reading,...

Love delivered!

Five or so years ago, during the Advent season, I was driving on an interstate when I approached a large flat-bed truck.

It was the type of truck that typically transports large pieces of road equipment or sections of a bridge.

As I...

Visiting Someone with Alzheimer's

How to visit someone with Alzheimer’s disease or similar illness

The holidays can be a very emotional time for everyone, including families and friends who have loved ones dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of cognitive illnesses.

For those affected by cognitive degeneration disease, the...

Community News

First major external event of Diakon’s 150th anniversary celebration includes dedication of permanency center

Celebrating its 150th year, Diakon will hold its first major anniversary event when the organization dedicates a multi-million-dollar project that refurbished its iconic Old Main building at The Lutheran Home at Topton and created a center designed...

Groundbreaking honoring beginnings of Old Main launches renovation project

Participants in the Old Main project launch break ground in the shape of a cross.

Nearly 120 years after the first superintendent of the Topton Orphans Home began construction of the home’s iconic Old Main building by digging out, “in the...

Major construction project slated for Old Main on The Lutheran Home at Topton campus

The iconic Old Main building on The Lutheran Home at Topton campus is slated for a major construction project.

Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, owner/operator of The Lutheran Home at Topton senior living community...

Fitch Ratings issues BBB+ ratings for Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries bonds

Fitch Ratings of New York has affirmed its “BBB+” rating of bonds issued on behalf of Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries. The affirmation was announced in a news release posted by Fitch.

The rating indicates a “stable” financial outlook for...

Diakon, Lutheran seminary at Philadelphia recipients of major bequest; funds will help to support services for children and families

Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries and The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia today jointly announced the receipt of a more than $14.5 million bequest that will be split evenly between the two organizations.

The bequests of more...