Presby Set to Mark Six Decades of Inspired Service in 2015
December 30, 2014
The start of 2015 begins a remarkable year-long celebration for Presby’s Inspired Life. Founded in 1955, Presby will mark its diamond—60th anniversary. From January through December, Presby’s 31 communities will commemorate this milestone through a variety of different events and celebrations.
“The past is the foundation for which we will build the future,” says Judee Bavaria, President and CEO of Presby’s Inspired Life. “It is important for Presby to take the time to reflect and give thanks for the investment of time, talent and treasure many individuals have contributed to make us who we are today.”
The year will kick-off with an exciting illumination atop the Philadelphia skyline. From January 5-7, Presby will be featured on PECO’s Center City Crown Lights message scroll. Shining for all to see will be “Presby’s Inspired Life Celebrating 60 Years of Service to Older Adults.”
The 60th Anniversary planning committee, made up of Board Members and individuals from various Presby communities, has been diligently preparing for this ministry milestone for the past 12 months. “The committee has been very mindful of the diversity with which events are planned and executed,” said Bill Young, Board Member and 60th Anniversary Committee Chair. “We want to ensure that Presby’s mission is represented in all its fullness.” An organization-wide day of service, an art exhibition and even a time capsule are part of the plans to celebrate Presby’s commitment to providing exceptional living experiences for older adults. Employees, residents, supporters and friends of the Presby ministry will be invited to participate in many of the events. See page 8 for details. Information will be shared throughout the year and details will be updated on Presby’s website: www.presbysinspiredlife.org.
“This is an exciting time and we are grateful for the opportunity to share it with all of those who make up this amazing ministry,” said Judee. “We look forward to looking back and laying the foundation for the next 60 years.”