The most recent news articles have been listed below. Click on the hyperlink in the "Headline" column to view the article.
Diakon staff members receive signing pen for PA House Bill 2419
When a Pennsylvania bill was passed bypassing long-term regulations that had set a limit on the required weekly psychiatric hours needed to run a clinic, Diakon team members enlisted the help of lobbyist Joseph Uliana. Along with the increase in req...
December 5, 2022
Diakon Community Services holds ribbon-cutting for new office space
On November 16, 2023, Diakon Community Services celebrated moving into their new office space at 2020 W. Norwegian Street in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.Diakon President/CEO Scott Habecker shared, “I am so proud of our Diakon Community Services team me...
November 16, 2022
The Lutheran Home at Topton Ranked Eighth in PA
Newsweek rankings identified the top 475 nursing homes out of thousands across the 25 states with the highest number of facilities. We are pleased to report The Lutheran Home at Topton was ranked eighth on the list for Pennsylvania. This is the four...
October 26, 2022
Cumberland Crossings dedicates The Garden of Hope
Under sunny skies on Thursday afternoon, September 15, Cumberland Crossings, a Diakon Senior Living Community in Carlisle, hosted a dedication ceremony followed by refreshments for their Garden of Hope. The ceremony had approximately 70 residents an...
September 20, 2022
Groundbreaking ceremony at Luther Crest
In photo from left to right: Nicole Rohrbach, Luther Crest executive director; Cindy Bonney, VP of sales & marketing for Diakon Senior Living, Shari VanderGast, Diakon executive vice president & chief operating officer; Linda Moyer, Greenwood Premie...
August 24, 2022
Former CEO who played founding role in Diakon passes away at 83
It is with deep sadness that we inform you about the passing of The Rev. Dr. Thomas W. Hurlocker, former president of Tressler Lutheran Services. He served as president of Tressler from 1985 until 2000 when Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries was for...
August 3, 2022
Diakon Community Services to distribute farm market vouchers
Farm market vouchers will soon be available to eligible Schuylkill County older adults. There are several ways to receive the vouchers. Applicants may visit a county Senior Community Center Tuesday and Thursday beginning Thursday, June 16 through J...
June 3, 2022
Shari VanderGast receives Lehigh Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence award for 2022
On May 4, various Diakon staff and Board members had the opportunity to join Shari VanderGast, Diakon's Executive Vice President/Chief Operating & Administrative Officer, when she received one of Lehigh Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence a...
May 11, 2022
Diakon staff member receives “John Thomas Bevivino” award
Congratulations to Diakon staff member Jessica Burgos. She is the recipient of the John Thomas Bevivino award. This award is for an individual at an organization that shows dedication, creativity and outstanding commitment to the value and prosperit...
May 9, 2022
Diakon sells four senior living communities
After careful deliberation, Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries has made the difficult decision to sell four of its eight senior living communities. The decision was made to facilitate a broader senior living reinvestment and capital allocation plan ...
December 8, 2021