Why Give?

Between 2009 and 2014, the population in Centre County aged 60 and older grew by 20 percent, outpacing both state and national growth. As the Baby Boomer Generation ages, the Centre County Office of Aging expects this trend to continue and grow another 25 percent by 2020.

Additionally, many will be on fixed incomes and unable to pay for luxury nursing care. According the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, 21% percent of Centre County residents aged 60 or older have an annual income of less than $17,655.

To meet these trends, local nonprofit Centre Care embarked on building the largest of just three skilled nursing facilities licensed to accept Medicaid insurance in the county. But they need help.

Many community members have donated up to ensure high-quality, affordable, healthcare is in Centre County. Will you join them?

What Our Donors Are Saying

“We both have careers that are about building and helping communities and keeping people healthy, happy and safe. Centre Care is that kind of project. We are very happy to be involved!”

Ed Olsen Jr. and Molly Schwartz

“Throughout our association with the Centre Crest Auxiliary we have both been immensely impressed with the quality of care and concern provided by administrators, staff at all levels, and volunteers. We are proud to help Centre Care ensure the ongoing dignity and well-being of our County’s r residents in a beautiful, modern new home.”

Hugh and Janyce Mose

“After experiencing firsthand the need for quality, loving care for both of our mothers in their later years, we realize the importance of a facility such as Centre Care. We have witnessed the compassion and concern of the Centre Care Board and their commitment to serve and enrich the lives of the elder community in Central Pennsylvania. They plan to continue to provide not only excellent care, but with the new facility, an excellent living environment as well. We are appreciative of the work of Centre Care and feel honored to be able to contribute to a project that will have a positive impact on our region for decades into the future.”

Dan and Kay Barker

“Based on my own family’s experience I know how critical it is to provide high-quality, affordable healthcare to all. I supported this campaign to help ensure that kind of care will be available even for our community members, including those who require support from Medicaid.”

Sophie Penney

“When Mary and I were living in State College, and I was CEO of Mount Nittany Health, I quickly learned first-hand of the value of the then-Centre Crest facility. Then as a Board member, that value rapidly turned into absolute necessity for the entire Centre County community. Centre Care is so blessed to have the caring support of not only a solid Board to lead it into a very bright future, but to have the strong support of the entire community. We are so proud to be able to be a small part of that caring, supportive community to ensure a sound and healthy facility for the future.”

Steve and Mary Brown

“We feel very strongly that everyone should have access to assisted living services including disability and elder care regardless of personal circumstances. We are pleased to support Centre Care’s building expansion program that will provide dignified care for citizens of our Centre County community. We hope others will join in supporting Centre Care’s mission of serving those in need of special services that will be greatly enhanced through the completion of this important building project.”

Ron and Susan Friedman

Corporate Partners

Ensure the availability of high-quality, affordable, healthcare in Centre County