News

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  1. Diakon 150th anniversary celebration includes performance by Jeanne Robertson

    The stories were hilarious. “Left Brain’s” grocery shopping. The suggestion of bungee-jumping. The neighbor boy’s worry that Jeanne was contagious because she had gone viral (her YouTube videos, that is). Nationally known humorist Jeanne Roberts...

    October 21, 2018

  2. Frostburg Heights receives award for ‘Excellence in Geriatrics and Gerontology’

    The Maryland Area Health Education Center West has presented Frostburg Heights with its “Award for Excellence in Geriatrics and Gerontology.” Presented in late June, the award recognizes Frostburg Heights and its staff for collaboration on ... H...

    June 25, 2018

  3. A Diakon APPRISE coordinator receives state award

    Alicia Bonadonna, Diakon's Pike County APPRISE coordinator, was the recent recipient of the 2018 APPRISE Secretary Award. The award is presented to a local coordinator—Pennsylvania has 52 APPRISE programs—who has demonstrated excellence in a variet...

    May 24, 2018

  4. Fitch affirms BBB+ rating for Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries bonds; 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.” “As during the past few years, we are pleased with the continuation of our rating,” says Ma...

    May 14, 2018

  5. Diakon rededicates Old Main, The Lutheran Home at Topton, opens foster care-focused permanency center

    Magic had already occurred. That is how Shari VanderGast, Diakon’s senior vice president for administration and child and family services operations, described what had happened in the new Helen N. Palmer Center for Permanency. “On Tuesday, a bran...

    March 15, 2018

  6. 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 ...

    March 8, 2018

  7. Foundation grant supports two programs' vocational training for at-risk youths

    Diakon Youth Services has received a $20,000 grant from the Kenneth Bankert Foundation of Camp Hill to support service to 30 at-risk youths in Diakon’s Center Point and Turning Point programs through May of next year. The grant is the largest of th...

    August 7, 2017

  8. Diakon Flight Program gains Partnership for Better Health foundation grant

    Diakon Youth Services’ Flight Program has received a two-year $45,000 grant from The Partnership for Better Health to provide community-based mentoring and supportive services to at-risk older youths. The Flight Program offers guidance for young me...

    May 22, 2017

  9. Fitch affirms BBB+ rating for Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries bonds; 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 Mark T. Pile, president/CEO...

    May 22, 2017

  10. Twining Village opens, dedicates memory care neighborhood in its personal care community

    Twining Village has opened it new memory care neighborhood. Located in the Holland, Pennsylvania, senior living community’s personal care building, the memory care unit provides secure, memory-focused support for personal care residents. The new un...

    April 27, 2017