A Legacy of Compassionate Care

June 02, 2017

The Compassionate Care Campaign assists people throughout the Presby family. Rydal Park residents took a few moments to describe why they are inspired to support it.

“Compassionate care is giving people a level of living that is more than just tending to their physical needs it’s tending to their emotional needs as well,” said Carol Young, a Rydal Park resident and supporter of the Campaign for Compassionate Care.

The Campaign for Compassionate Care was established in 2015, to offer Presby’s Inspired Life and our benefactors a unique, historical opportunity to celebrate the milestone of its 60th Anniversary.

The Campaign served as an invitation to the Board of Directors, other concerned individuals, faith leaders and partners from throughout the corporate community to assist in strengthening Presby’s ability to offer benevolent assistance and life-enrichment services to residents in need of a helping hand.

Carol’s friend lives in Greenway Presbyterian Apartments — one of three Affordable Housing communities on the campus of 58th Street in Southwest Philadelphia. She hopes her gift to the Campaign will help to give her friend, and others, the types of social enrichment and exposure to arts and culture that she enjoys at Rydal Park.

“When you care about someone, it’s probably because you love them and you are concerned about their welfare, which is what [The Campaign for Compassionate Care] is all about,” says Carol.

Since its founding over six decades ago, Presby has evolved into one of the Philadelphia region’s most respected faith-based, not-for-profit organizations — providing independent residential, personal care and skilled nursing care to more than 3,000 older adults across 35 Market-Rate and Affordable Housing communities.

At the heart of the organization’s legacy is its promise to provide exceptional living experiences for older adults—no matter their income level.

The Campaign for Compassionate Care supports residents with a variety of needs—from social enrichment and medical expenses to unexpected emergencies and pricey repairs for vital medical services.

For Betty Sieber, a Rydal Park resident and longtime supporter, it’s seeing that Presby’s high-level of care continues to be lived and experienced by all who call a Presby community home.

“Compassion is really what it is all about,” said Betty. “That’s what Presby does best — provide compassionate care.”