Messiah Lifeways is a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive network of senior community services and residential communities designed to help you live a Life.Embraced℠. Our roots trace back to 1896, when the Brethren in Christ Church founded Messiah Home in Harrisburg, PA to serve older adults with Christ-like love.
The Messiah Lifeways dream is to change the conversation about aging. We don’t advertise our programs and services as “elderly help services” because that’s not how we view you. Our mission focuses on delivering a wide array of quality options to meet you in your journey. You won’t find us walking far ahead of you, telling you which way to go – you’ll find us coming alongside, walking step by step, until you decide what’s next.
With services spanning the Capital region, residents of Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, and beyond enjoy wellness, lifelong learning, making new friends, and finding compassionate care when needed.
Whether you choose to stay in your own home or move into one of our communities, you can take advantage of:
Life Coaching — Get Guidance
With Messiah Lifeways Coaching, you can get the guidance you need to effectively plan for your future. Life coaching can be especially helpful when you or a loved one is considering a move to a residential community.
Your well-informed coach will help you review available options based on your circumstances. Most coaching services with Messiah Lifeways are free, and they are ideal for older adults, their caregivers, and adult children.
Enrichment Opportunities — Live Well
As a resident of Messiah Lifeways or a community member, you can take advantage of enrichment opportunities designed to keep you fit on every level: physically, mentally, and emotionally. With Messiah Lifeways’ diverse enrichment programs, you can find purpose, zest, and new friends. You’ll develop rewarding relationships with others while maintaining optimal wellness in mind and body.
Enjoy enrichment classes, educational excursions, and service learning projects through Pathways Institute for Lifelong Learning®. Improve your overall physical health and well-being with fitness programs at our warm-water aquatic center and fitness center through Messiah Lifeways Wellness.
Community Support Services — Enjoy Life at Home
Should you decide to stay in your own home, Messiah Lifeways can provide the services you need to safely age in place. Whether you need health support services or simply want to enlarge your social circle, you can find it through Messiah Lifeways community support services.
Engage with others through the Connections program, a grassroots, membership-driven group of people 55 and over who have chosen to live strong in their own homes. Take advantage of Messiah Lifeways At Home, should you need assistance, or our “hybrid” services such as Adult Day, Rehab, and Respite. Whether you need short-term assistance or a long-term plan for aging well in place, we want to make living at home enjoyable and rewarding.
Residential Communities for Those Over 55
If you choose to move into a residential community for seniors, we have two beautiful options to choose from:
Messiah Village — Located in Mechanicsburg
Messiah Village offers convenience, a range of amenities and several levels of living to better serve you. You can choose from Residential Living (also known as Independent Living), Enhanced Living (also known as Personal Care) and Nursing Care. Our Nursing Care includes short-term rehab, as well as memory support and dementia care.
Mount Joy Country Homes — Located in Lancaster County
Mount Joy Country Homes, a growing, charming 55+ community, offers maintenance-free living and coordinated support services. As a resident, you can enjoy living in your own cottage while taking advantage of amenities and programs that offer purpose and zest!
Create Your Best Life
At Messiah Lifeways, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to living. You can choose the services that help you accomplish your goals and live life to the fullest. Speak with a Messiah Lifeways representative today to discover what Life.Embraced℠. means for you!