Entries by Karin Bisbee

Music Therapy

Close your eyes and try humming your favorite song. Perhaps it’s a song from your wedding day or a children’s tune learned on Grandma’s lap. Is it a hymn? A piano sonata? A classic love song from a special high school dance? Music surely evokes powerful memories but its power reaches far beyond nostalgia – […]

The Power of Positivity

Family man, world traveler, lifelong educator, and retired high school administrator. Richard “Dick” Nickle is known for many things – but quitting isn’t one of them. On Super Bowl Sunday in 2000, Nickle was clearing his driveway of snow when a drunk driver hit him and continued driving with Nickle on the car. The impact […]

New Vice President of Mission Advancement Named

Messiah Lifeways President & CEO Curt Stutzman recently announced that Alicia B. Titus will join the Executive Team as Vice President of Mission Advancement on October 22.  Alicia will oversee Marketing, Donor & Volunteer Development, and the Welcome Centers. Stutzman shared, “Alicia comes to this role with a deep understanding and knowledge of the senior […]

Writing a New Chapter

Some people are created to care. Gina Tome is one of those people. A preschool teacher for nearly 20 years, Gina has a special knack for making others feel at home, for anticipating needs, for extending a helping hand. When she first came to work at Messiah Lifeways, she was part of the housekeeping team. […]

Act Courageously: Our Core Values at Work

The next five CEO Blogs written by Curt Stutzman will focus on our core values. The first installment in this series addresses the core value described as “Act Courageously.” Have you ever had to make a decision that you believed was right, but you knew it was not going to be well received by many? […]

Residents Soar to New Heights

Eight Messiah Lifeways at Messiah Village residents enjoyed “Dream Flights” at Capital City Airport courtesy of Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 2011 to honor military veterans living in long-term care facilities. To date, the foundation has provided more than 3,200 Dream Flights to veterans nationwide. Messiah Lifeways enrichment professional Holly Zweiacher […]

Messiah Lifeways At Home Team Members Recognized Among Best in Pennsylvania

Messiah Lifeways At Home team members Jennifer Medina and Ashley Hannon, pictured here with Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne, were among several Direct Care Worker of the Year nominees. They were celebrated recently at the Pennsylvania Homecare Association’s 2nd Annual Direct Care Worker Forum in Harrisburg. Messiah Lifeways At Home has been providing a […]

Messiah Lifeways® at Messiah Village Announces $80 Million Expansion Now Complete

MECHANICSBURG, PA (January 26, 2018) – Messiah Lifeways®, the faith-based non-profit that provides a network of services for adults aged 55 and better, is celebrating the completion of the first phase of Project Envision with an open house & tours on Saturday, January 27 from 11 am through 3 pm. “To say this is a […]

Village Square & Hopewell Grand Opening weekend

The public is warmly invited to tour Village Square and Hopewell on Saturday, January 27 between 11 am and 3 pm as we celebrate the completion of this phase of Project Envision at Messiah Lifeways at Messiah Village.  Check out these great articles and photos from three local publications: Patriot-News/PennLive The Sentinel Central Penn Business […]