More than 125 years ago, the Church of the Brethren embarked on a path that has led to today’s Timbercrest with its mission of providing housing and services for older adults. the path that Timbercrest has traveled over time has not always been straight and smooth–there have been bumps and curves along the way. But despite those challenges, Timbercrest has faithfully fulfilled its mission and its commitment to do things well.
Now, as we look to the past and look into the future, we stand firm on these commitments: We will stay on our path and serve our residents for years to come. And we will keep Timbercrest healthy and well so that it can handle the challenges the path presents into the future.
“At Timbercrest, blessings cascade
like a fountain.”
– Art Hunn, Resident
The path people choose in life does make all the difference, as Robert Frost said in his epic 1920 poem, The Road Not Taken. “Yet knowing how way leads on to way,” it is important to make the right choice, an informed choice–for once we have started down a path it is likely that we will follow it on to wherever it leads us.
In recent years assessment of institutional and marketplace information has led Timbercrest to an understanding of the improvements we need to make to best sustain the organization and care for our residents in the years to come. Our path is clear. We must further develop our physical, programmatic and financial resources. Doing so will strengthen Timbercrest for future generations and enable us to enhance the lives of our residents.
The Pathways to Wellness Campaign is designed to help our residents achieve wellness on many levels: physical, emotional, psychological, financial, occupational, social, and spiritual. In addition, the campaign is designed to support the wellness of our organization.
This campaign reflects a five-point focus, the first of which is growing Timbercrest’s Endowment Fund.
“They show love to people.”
– Bert Butterbaugh, Resident
“The people here want to serve us.”
– Kenneth Dickey, Resident
“We feel like we are part of one big family.”
– Dennis Butler, Resident
We are so fortunate at Timbercrest. We are grateful to our talented and conscientious employees who go above and beyond for our residents. Their many acts of kindness exemplify the deeply caring culture of Timbercrest. The support of our board leadership and community continues to reflect the fact that Timbercrest is a highly valued asset in the region. The work of our volunteers inspires each of us to do more and do it better. And the ongoing, faithful commitment of our friends and donors motivates us to reach even higher. Hundreds of people from different walks of life come together here to be the light that helps our residents find their path forward.
Your consideration of the Pathways to Wellness Campaign reflects the important difference you can make in the lives of so many people. As a resident once said to us: “Before Timbercrest I didn’t know where I was going. Thank you for helping me find my way.”
You are that light. We are grateful for all that you are doing to support the Timbercrest mission.
“You know you’re taken care of.”
– Peggy Workman, Resident