After a career in community behavioral health at non-profit organizations, Mark and his wife, Fran, moved from Gladwyne, PA to our Hendricks Place townhomes in 2012.
While Moravian Manor’s “Community within a Community” approach to living and the connectivity to downtown Lititz was attractive to Mark and Fran, it was ultimately their personal experience with our staff and nursing care that brought them to Moravian Manor Communities. Back in 2000, Fran’s mother was diagnosed with Dementia/Alzheimer’s. They learned of Moravian Manor Communities’ specialized memory support program and were very impressed, and without hesitation placed the care of Fran’s mother, and for a short period for rehab, Fran’s father in the community’s care.
Because of their personal experience, Mark and Fran began to support our ministry through ongoing financial contributions. Years later when touring the Health Center renovation project, they were reunited with a team member who immediately recognized Fran and began reminiscing about time spent with Fran’s mother. Even after all these years, you can hear the emotion in Mark’s voice as he shares this story; an interaction Mark describes as a defining moment…the moment they knew without a doubt that there is no place they’d rather be than Moravian Manor Communities.
Mark’s love of creating and working with his hands, coupled with his passion for helping others, has led to his involvement in the community on and off campus. On campus, he spends time pursuing new hobbies and connecting with others through wood carving, woodworking and even learning how to play the ukulele.