Diakon Adult Day Services at Ravenwood receives grant from sister organization

Hagerstown, Md (Wednesday December 2, 2015)

Diakon Adult Day Services at Ravenwood.

Diakon Adult Day Services at Ravenwood has received a $10,000 grant from National Lutheran Communities and Services to support subsidies for low-income adult day-care clients in 2016.

>“This is the third grant we have received from NLCS to support our services for older adults from the Hagerstown area and we deeply appreciate their support, which extends the community impact both organizations have,” says Anne Dottavio, manager of adult day services for Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries.

“Specifically,” she adds, “this grant will pay for 263 days of care for low-income clients in 2016.” 

Located on the property of Diakon Senior Living – Hagerstown, The Ravenwood Campus at 1109 Luther Drive, Hagerstown, the center provides daytime assistance that allows older persons or those with disabilities to continue to live in their own homes or with family members. An alternative to other forms of care, Diakon Adult Day Services offers a safe, secure environment with a staff that includes registered nurses as well as certified nursing assistants, who provide daily care.

The grant is one of 21 awarded by National Lutheran Communities & Services—a sister Lutheran-affiliated social ministry organization to Diakon—through its Community Impact Council, with funding for the 2015-2016 grant year totaling $221,250.

Based in Rockville, Maryland, NLCS serves people of all faiths within the church’s Delaware-Maryland, Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Virginia synods. Celebrating 125 years, NLCS provides older adults with a variety of lifestyle, residential and health-care options through retirement communities and services in Maryland and Virginia.


For further information, please contact:
William Swanger, M.A., APR
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries
(717) 795-0308
E-mail: swangerb@diakon.org