Thankful for Willow Terrace

I thank God every day for Willow Terrace.   When you pass your 100th birthday you have earned the right to say whatever you want. Her response when asked “How do you like living here?” is the headline. Irene Schucker recently celebrated one hundred years of life. Her fellow residents in the 100-apartment Willow Terrace senior…

Annual Share Holders Meeting 2020

2020 Annual Shareholders Meeting

The continuing need to provide quality affordable housing for Lebanon County’s seniors, people with ambulatory disabilities, and families in need is the driving force behind the mission of Community Homes. The organization meets annually with its shareholders. This was the first time the meeting was structured as a “hybrid” meeting. Some were there in person,…

WW II Hero

Dale Chapman, an Ohio-born farmer’s son and Army veteran who made Lebanon his home, can now add “centenarian” to that list. He turned 100 years old on April 11. Growing up Dale was born, raised, and worked on a farm in Ohio as a young boy. He got his education in a one-room schoolhouse from…

Seniors Get Surprise Easter Dinner

There are 46 affordable independent-living senior apartments in Tulpehocken Terrace in Myerstown, one of the six such buildings owned and managed by Community Homes of Lebanon County. Life is normally routine and pleasant for the residents. That, of course changed for them, as well as the rest of us, when the COVID-19 pandemic affected all…

Good Samaritans

Our story begins in a grocery store. Julie Saul, a nurse, and her sister-in law, Allison Williams, notice an elderly man having difficulty attempting to purchase toilet tissue (an all too common sight these days).This followed a situation where Allison overheard a conversation between the elderly man and a store clerk, who suggested he look…

Go Ahead, Make Her Day

Go Ahead, Make Her Day Our senior citizens have paid their dues in terms of raising families and contributing to society as working adults. Many of them are scaling back. They deserve our respect, and perhaps more importantly, our attention. As residents in our “Terrace Properties” buildings they have the support of their peers in…