About Jewish Senior Life

Jewish Senior Life is a not-for-profit organization, providing housing, social and health care services in three campus locations in Northeastern Pennsylvania.   

For more than 100 years, we have been deeply rooted in Northeastern Pennsylvania, providing a broad range of health care, social services and housing for seniors of all faiths, beliefs, and backgrounds. Our Jewish traditions and ethics guide our leadership and governance in fulfilling our mission and fostering sustainability, ensuring that future generations continue to benefit from the dignified and compassionate service that Jewish Senior Life provides through the region’s premier senior services providers: Elan Skilled Nursing & Rehab,  Elan Gardens Senior Living,  and Webster Towers Independent Living.

As a not-for-profit organization, we are fortunate to have many philanthropic partners whose generosity maintains our primary focus on fulfilling our mission with sharp focus on those seniors who receive our services as well as our dedicated and compassionate staff. These same partners also significantly contribute to innovative projects that strategically further our mission, expand our scope of services and afford us the opportunity to implement strategy that will position us well as we embark on our next one-hundred-year journey. 

Fostering Meaningful Connections
for Over a Century

Founded by Mrs. Selma Stark as an orphanage, Jewish Senior Life of Eastern Pennsylvania has grown to become a leading provider of independent living, personal care, memory care, long-term skilled nursing care, and short-term rehabilitation.

Since our founding in 1916, we’ve been committed to providing quality care to older adults while giving back to those outside our walls. The hallmark of our organization is the personal touch we incorporate into everything we do. That means one-on-one conversations, highly personalized care plans, and family-focused decision-making.

We want everyone — residents and their loved ones, team members, and visitors — to feel like part of our family.

Our Mission

Jewish Senior Life of Eastern Pennsylvania and our affiliated organizations are committed to developing and delivering customer-centric health and supportive programming and services to enhance the quality of life of older adults.

Our Vision

Jewish Senior Life of Eastern Pennsylvania and our affiliated organizations have a commitment to our mission. Through practice of our values, we will be recognized as a leading provider of programs and services for older adults and their families. We will remain diligent and responsive to changing industry trends and community needs.

We will partner and collaborate with local hospitals, social service organizations, and academic institutions. We will be aided by grants and foundation support to explore opportunities to advance programming, deliver excellent service, and educate all of our professionals and team members in the areas of health care and other services to older adults.

Our organization has an overriding commitment to continuous improvement in service and care for our residents and clients as well as their families. Our decisions will be directed to support ongoing positive financial stewardship and long-term growth and sustainability.

We are committed to attracting and retaining quality team members. We will advance a positive and acknowledging work environment to benefit our staff, volunteers, and board members.

Our Values

We Care

At Jewish Senior Life, we recognize that the care and services each individual requires is never exactly the same.  Our resident-centric approach offers plenty of choices about day-to-day living, services, and care options to help maintain independence, dignity, and quality of life.

“We Care” is our commitment to our customers that we will always strive to exceed their needs and expectations by empowering our residents and families control over their care and the outcome of their care decisions while empowering our staff to provide the resources necessary to exceed our customer’s expectations in achieving their goals of care.