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Lebanon Valley Brethren Home Releases New Video Highlighting Their Green House homes

At Lebanon Valley Brethren Home we believe in empowering our elders and providing innovative ways to care for their needs both in mind, body and spirit. This video is the story about our Green House homes, which are designed to serve those who need the highest level of nursing care.

Lebanon Valley Green House home

We decided to tell our story by video for a few different reasons.  First and foremost, we wanted to create a clear and visual way to describe The Green House model to prospective elders and their families.  Because we limit outside visits to preserve the value of ‘real home’,video is another way to create that “seeing is believing” experience.

Additionally, this video is a great way to educate our team, community and stakeholders about The Green House model.   By ensuring that our network understands the value of this model and the life that we are creating at Lebanon Valley Brethren Home, we are looking forward to their support in building more Green House homes in the future.

Thank you for taking the time to watch our video, and if you would like to learn more about our community, please visit our website.

Jeff Shireman is the President and CEO of Lebanon Valley Brethren Home


Viecare Beaver, LLC

Cranberry Township, PA

Operating: 0
In Development: 4
Square Feet per Home: 0

Four 10-bedroom Green House homes will be developed to ensure the Abundant LIFE philosophy is maintained throughout the continuum of care for all PACE Participants that require nursing care. In Pennsylvania, the PACE program is commonly known as LIFE (Living Independently for the Elderly).

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The LIFE Beaver County program will receive a generous donation of land, where their Green House homes and additional senior service/living options will be constructed and delivered.    For more information, please visit:

Sponsoring Organization History
Lutheran SeniorLife operates a number of the region’s best senior communities, including:

  • Passavant Retirement Community in Zelienople
  • St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars
  • RoseCrest Assisted Living in Mars
  • Crown Pointe Senior Living Communities in Butler and Greensburg
  • Lindwood Crest in Greensburg
  • The Commons at Stonebrook Village in McCandless
  • LIFE (Living Independence for the Elderly) in Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence Counties 

In addition to residential and assisted living communities, Lutheran SeniorLife provides a comprehensive array of health and wellness services for seniors including home health care, rehabilitation services and this region’s premier Alzheimer’s care program.

Lutheran SeniorLife is a Social Ministry Organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We offer services to seniors without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, ancestry, disability or sexual orientation. We advocate for each person’s individual rights while caring for the entire person; body, mind, and spirit. We also invest in those we serve by investing in those who serve – our staff – by providing the training, equipment and technology needed to realize their full potential.

Our ministry extends beyond the individuals and families whom we serve as we reach into communities surrounding our campuses with programs and services to enrich community life today while investing for tomorrow.

Sponsoring Organization Mission
On behalf of our moral owners* Lutheran SeniorLife serves elders in our three-synod region, intending that recipients of our services experience a more Abundant LifeSM regardless of their physical condition or financial circumstances.

* The Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod, the Northwestern Pennsylvania Synod and the West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod

LIFE Beaver County is organized as a partnership corporation with Heritage Valley Health System.

David Fenoglietto
1323 Freedom Road
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Lebanon Valley Brethren Homes

Palmyra, PA

Operating: 4
In Development: 0
Square Feet per Home: 0

Located on Green House Lane, the four Green House homes at Lebanon Valley Brethren Home are exclusively for residents who required skilled nursing care. They sleep in their private bedroom, have a private bathroom, and decorate their own rooms. Porches and patios give them abundant access to the outdoors and plants. Green House homes feature ceiling-track lifts, adaptive devices, and wireless communications technologies, as well as life-enhancing features such as whirlpool rooms and attached garages for residents to board and disembark from vehicles within sheltered areas.

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