Centennial Celebration at Albright LIFE Lycoming

WILLIAMSPORT — Albright Care Services recently celebrated its centennial anniversary at Albright LIFE (Living Independently for Elderly) Lycoming, 901 Memorial Ave.

A program was held thanking individuals who helped to open LIFE Lycoming, and recognizing a LIFE Lycoming program participant, David Hepler, and four staff members for their years of service.

Opening remarks were provided by John McDonough, associate director of Albright LIFE, who thanked the individuals who helped make it possible to open Albright LIFE Lycoming eight years ago. He extended special thanks to Pa. Rep. Richard Mirabito (D-83), who had recognized the need for affordable senior house and independence in Lycoming County and extended support. Mirabito spoke on behalf of the Lycoming County commissioners and presented a citation of recognition noting the service of LIFE Lycoming and its mission of caring for others.

McDonough also thanked Williamsport Mayor Gabriel Campana, who was present for the even, and had helped to found LIFE Lycoming during his work in revitalization and renewal of the city.

Shaun Smith, president and chief executive officer of Albright, presented David Hepler, LIFE Lycoming participant, with a framed photo collage in recognition of his time on the current campus of RiverWoods as a resident of the former Evangelical Home’s orphanage. The orphanage had operated from 1922-1959, serving over 200 children. Hepler recently visited the former orphanage building, which functions as Albright’s central office today. The photo collage contains pictures from then and now, including a photo of Hepler in the Lewisburg Boy Scout Troop 2.

Williamsport resident Susan Best also received recognition for her work serving the Albright Board of Trustees. Best served a full term of nine years on the board, and was influential in LIFE Lycoming’s initiation and success. She was presented with framed print of Lycoming County in appreciation.

Employees who were acknowledged for their years of service were Julie Griner – 27 years, Sharon Magyar – 27 years, Corrine Ranck – 22 years and Barry Snyder – 36 years.

The program concluded with a history presentation by Sue Jamison, director of Albright’s annual fund.

The next public centennial event will be a jazz concert by Rolf Sturm, Jenna Mammina and Anton Denner at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4 at Slifer House Museum, 80 Magnolia Dr., on the campus of RiverWoods. For more information about Albright LIFE Lycoming and Albright’s centennial anniversary, visit www.albrightcare.org.

LIFE Lyco Staff

Albright LIFE Lycoming employees were acknowledged for their years of service during a recent Albright Care Services’ centennial event at Albright LIFE Lycoming.  Pictured from left are Corrine Ranck, 22 years; Julie Griner, 27 years; Sharon Magyar, 27 years; Shaun Smith, president and chief executive office of Albright Care Services and Barry Snyder, 36 years.

LIFE Lyco Centennial Hepler 2

David Hepler, Albright LIFE Lycoming participant, was recently presented with a framed photo collage during an Albright Care Services’ centennial event in recognition of his time on the campus of RiverWoods as a resident of the former Evangelical Home’s orphanage. Today, the building remains open as the central office of Albright, and Hepler returned several weeks ago for a visit. Pictured from left are Jim Hepler, son of David; David Hepler and John McDonough, associate director of Albright LIFE.