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Lifestyles over 50


Jan 26, 2024 12:59PM ● By Alan Allegra

Take a Friend or Make a Friend

Alicia is excitedly awaiting the day that she and her friend, Glenda, can move into their new home at Greenwood, the newest addition to Luther Crest, a Diakon senior living community.

Alicia, 73, and Glenda, 80, have lived together for 40 years. Adverse life circumstances brought them together then and have kept them together since. Age has planted the desire in both of them to set aside many of the responsibilities of home ownership and take control of their future, including making new friends.

Before we continue with their story, let us ask, “Does this sound like your story? Are you ready to put aside the upkeep of a house and keep up with your own life?” It’s time to take a look at Luther Crest, where you’ll experience a carefree retirement lifestyle filled with choices, activities, fun, and friendships.

Alicia and Glenda came together when family problems changed their lives forever. They settled into a large, 100-year-old home that requires a lot of care. Over time, the cost of upkeep and the difficulty of finding help became too burdensome. On top of this, their friends were also aging, with many of them passing on. Health issues reared their heads, family members lived far away, and others who were once close to them became unreliable. So, on a whim Alicia and Glenda, “on a whim,” decided to move to a place where they could maintain a nice, comfortable lifestyle without maintaining lawns, sidewalks, tax burdens, etc.

They visited one local community that turned them down without so much as an interview. Not the type to give up, they contacted Donna Luther Crest, whom they found to be “very welcoming,” answering their questions and showing them around. In a short time, their application was accepted and they are now awaiting the completion of their new home, where they can live on their own terms and arrange their own active future.

One deal-clincher is the availability of continuing care. Luther Crest’s Continuing Care Retirement Community promises a worry-free retirement lifestyle full of activity and excitement, thanks to the security of on-site, higher levels of care. If ever the need for support arises, residents living in the Greenwood apartments or other residences on campus can seamlessly transition to one of our higher levels of care, which include personal care, memory care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation services. With the growing costs of nursing homes and the disruption of transitioning to one, residents find comfort and confidence in knowing that their future is taken care of at Luther Crest.

Alicia and Glenda had visited Luther Crest for various events and had the gastronomic delight of eating in the Chromium Grill, one of the many dining options at Luther Crest.

Residents can choose:

  • the Exhibition Restaurant, where you can watch the chef create your meal and receive full table service.
  • the Private Dining Room and Teaching Kitchen for catered events.
  • the Marketplace, open 24 hours for fast, casual dining.
  • the Café/Coffee Shop, where you can meet friends for coffee, tea, fresh pastries, and light breakfast.
  • the Chromium Grill for made-to-order meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, pizza, salads, sandwiches, flatbreads, and more.
  • the Steel Valley Pub, featuring light dinners, late-night menus, and a full bar.
  • Outdoor Dining for a continental al fresco experience with friends.

What Is an Active Lifestyle?

These two friends are ready to give up the more burdensome and mundane responsibilities of life but not give up the lifestyle they love. See if you can relate!

They are active in church and local ministries and organizations, including a local group home where a relative resides. They find joy in traveling and celebrating life events with friends. Of course, exercise plays a vital role in maintaining physical and mental health. So, they plan to continue staying fit by swimming in Luther Crest’s indoor pool, toning up with aerobics, and biking around the beautiful Luther Crest campus.

At Luther Crest, we make it easy to enjoy a liberating retirement experience right in the heart of the community you love. Conveniently located in the Lehigh Valley in Allentown, PA, seniors have access to everything they need to maintain their active lifestyle while making the most of each day.

What can you expect from your hometown choice for senior living communities? A diverse range of services, amenities, and updates—all included in your monthly fee—created to make each day exciting, fulfilling, engaging, and convenient!

So, don’t perspire, stay mired, or expire—move to Luther Crest, be inspired, fulfill your desires, and set your retirement on fire!

Want to experience our independent living community for yourself and learn more about what’s to come? Visit Luther Crest in Allentown, PA, today, and learn why we’re Lehigh Valley’s hometown choice for senior living!

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800 Hausman Rd.
Allentown, PA 18104