St. Leonard’s Home to Cease Operations

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From St. Leonard’s Home

It is with great sadness that after 75 years of providing gracious housing and compassionate personal care assistance to older adults in Blair County, St. Leonard’s Home, Inc. is announcing that it will close its residence, located at 601 N. Montgomery Street in Hollidaysburg.

Since its founding in late 1946 and the arrival of the first residents in early 1947, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth have lovingly overseen the ministry of St. Leonard’s Home. The Board of Trustees of St. Leonard’s Home, Inc., its corporate member, CSFN Mission & Ministry, Inc. and the Sisters have collectively decided to cease operations due to the difficult economic times and staffing challenges that are impacting the healthcare industry.

The residents and their families, along with the employees and the Department of Human Services, have been notified of the decision to close St. Leonard’s, according to Sister Cynthia Meyer, CSFN, President, and residents will be assisted in their search for new housing.

“It is with deepest regret that we find it necessary to cease operations of the personal care program,” stated Sister Cynthia. “It is a decision that has not been made lightly, and we will do everything we can to ease the transition for all involved. We are grateful to all who have served, for the families who have entrusted their loved ones to our care, to our donors, volunteers and all who have helped us offer a unique living experience to those in need.”

The property is owned by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth – U.S.A., Inc. and the presence of the Sisters in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown will continue through other ministries, including the Nazareth Family Foundation.