Planned Power Outage in Village Center

Planned Power Outage Update 9/11/2019

9/11/19 – Update as of 9:00 am: We are happy to report that power was fully restored to Village Center at approximately 12:30 AM this morning. Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout the outage.

9/10/19 – Update as of 11:30 pm: We continue to work diligently to have power restored. Additional updates will be available in the morning by calling 717.591.7201. Thank you.

9/10/19 – Update as of 6:15 pm: Additional AC units were brought in to cool the affected neighborhoods. All residents who were relocated have now returned to their rooms. Continue to call 717.591.7201 for recorded updates as more information becomes available.

9/10/19 – Update as of 5:15 PM: We continue to monitor the situation closely. All residents have received meals and remain comfortable. Continue to call 717.591.7201 for recorded updates as more information becomes available.

9/10/19 – Update as of 3:50 PM: During a proactive replacement of electrical gear an unforeseen complication occurred causing an extension of the planned power outage in Village Center. As a precaution we have moved some residents to cooler areas in an adjacent building on campus that has power. Family members of those residents who are directly impacted by this change have been notified. Please call 717.591.7201 for recorded updates as more information becomes available.


Open Letter to Messiah Village Residents & Families

Planned Power Outage in Village Center

September 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm – September 10, 2019 at 12:00 noon

The Messiah Lifeways® Emergency Management Team is making provisions for a planned power outage in the Village Center starting on Monday, September 9 at 4:00 pm through Tuesday, September 10 at approximately 12:00 noon to replace the building’s master power switch. Village Commons, Village Square, and all Messiah Village residential living cottages will retain power. 

We are asking all non-essential visitors to avoid the Village Center for the duration of the outage. Limited generator power will supply emergency outlets and provide limited corridor lighting but it could be a challenging day without televisions, most computers, some phones, elevators, and other amenities. We will use every resource to ensure that every Village Center Nursing and Enhanced Living resident is safe and comfortable despite the inconvenience. 

The following areas will be CLOSED during the power outage:

  • Katie’s Corner
  • Mechanicsburg Adult Day
  • The Clinic (routine physician rounds will still occur in Nursing)
  • U-GRO Learning Centre
  • The Salon at Compass Pointe
  • Most elevators with the exception of the large Nittany elevator, interior elevators in Donegal/Asper, Greenwood/Engle, and both elevators in Hopewell which will operate on emergency power.

The Evergreen Café will be operating with a limited menu. 

A limited number of public restrooms will be open and will be lit with lanterns. Please note signs on the doors for the status of these facilities.

MVTV will be off-air, even in parts of campus that still have power; there will be no devotions broadcast that morning. DirectTV users on campus will also be affected. 

Each neighborhood care base will have phone service. If you have a specific question about how this will impact a resident living in one of the Enhanced Living or Nursing neighborhoods, please contact a social worker or administrator in that area before September 9. 

As always, we are grateful for your patience and cooperation during this time. Prayers for pleasant weather and safety are appreciated so this project can proceed as easily as possible.


Kelli Mills, Vice President of Operations