News

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  1. Cumberland Crossings breaks ground for new cottage-home development

    Cumberland Crossings residents and Diakon executive staff today broke ground for a new development of senior living cottage-homes on the Carlisle campus of the senior living community. With other independent living residents and Cumberland Crossing...

    June 7, 2021

  2. Diakon assists with Farm Market Vouchers distribution

    Farm market vouchers will soon be available to eligible Schuylkill County older adults. There are several ways to receive the vouchers. Applicants can complete an application and return it to Diakon Community Services through email, fax or mail. D...

    June 2, 2021

  3. Fitch affirms triple-B-plus rating, outlook ‘stable’

    Fitch Ratings of New York has affirmed its BBB+ rating of bonds issued on behalf of Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, with a financial outlook of “stable.” “We are very pleased with the continuation of our rating,” says Scott D. Habecker, Diakon p...

    May 4, 2021

  4. Diakon board names new President/CEO

    Updated Jan. 1, 2021: Scott D. Habecker today became Diakon President/CEO. The Diakon Board of Directors in early October named Habecker to the new role. Previously chief operating officer and chief financial officer, Habecker succeeded Mark T. Pi...

    October 5, 2020

  5. Mark Pile announces his retirement as Diakon president/CEO

    In concert with the Diakon Board of Directors, Mark T. Pile, MSHA, MSW, Diakon president/CEO, today publicly announced his retirement, effective the end of 2020. The public announcement followed communication Thursday and earlier today to Diakon ...

    September 18, 2020

  6. Diakon sells Twining Village

    Diakon yesterday completed the sale of Twining Village, located in Bucks County, Pa. See this announcement page for more information. 

    August 4, 2020

  7. Diakon president/CEO Mark Pile receives ‘Leadership Excellence’ award

    Mark T. Pile, president/CEO of the Diakon family of organizations, recently received the Leadership Excellence Award in the Central Penn Business Journal’s annual Nonprofit Innovation Awards. He was among seven finalists for the award, which was to...

    July 7, 2020

  8. Diakon senior living vice president completes national curriculum

    Access to industry peers and networking with program alumni were two of the biggest benefits of completing LeadingAge PA’s 2019 Fellows in Leadership Program, says Cindy Bonney, vice president of sales and marketing for Diakon Senior Living Services...

    January 22, 2020

  9. Diakon expresses condolences over passing of former Topton president

    Staff members of Diakon express condolences over the recent passing of the Rev. Dr. Paul Buehrle, a resident of Luther Crest, a Diakon Senior Living Community in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and retired president of The Lutheran Home at Topton when it w...

    January 21, 2020

  10. Diakon honors senior living residents who served in the military

    Diakon today recognized military veterans among residents at its various senior living communities. As a guest speaker at Luther Crest, a Diakon senior living community in Allentown, Pennsylvania, noted, “There is no junior varsity. Our vets are th...

    November 11, 2019