On March 19, 1962 the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius, in keeping with their mission to “reach out in compassion to care for the elderly, the young, the poor, the sick, the lonely, wounded families and immigrants," first welcomed guests to Maria Joseph Manor in Danville, PA. This 100-bed facility opened on the Feast of Saint Joseph.
The manor became the new home for some of the residents who had lived with the Sisters at Saint Ann's in Middletown, PA. It was near Jednota Orphanage where the Sisters served.
The Meadows — 100 independent living cottages and 12 townhouse units
Maria Joseph Manor — personalized care for individuals who are no longer able to live by themselves
Emmanuel Center — a 90-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center
Nazareth Memory Center — a 24-bed personal care center for residents coping with dementia
With God's blessing, the generous support of family and friends, and the commitment of the Sisters, Maria Joseph Manor has grown over the years. This remarkable continuing care community allows the Sisters to fulfill their mission to serve the sick and aging.
After its inception, more than 50 years ago, Maria Joseph Manor became a caring and welcoming home for all residents with help from the Sisters and staff. People began to refer to Maria Joseph Manor as "The Home With a Heart," and applications for admission arrived from Pennsylvania and other states where the Sisters taught or ministered.
Soon, the manor filled to capacity and applicants had to be turned away. The Sisters recognized the needs of the growing aged population and renovated Maria Joseph Manor. The manor became a personal care facility, and other facilities were built on the campus.
Rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition of hospitality and service and dedicated to a mission of love and respect for each individual, the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius and the staff of Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community offer a welcoming and secure environment. Here, the lives of senior adults and their families are enhanced with compassionate and professional care.