November 13, 2014 – Carroll Lutheran Village has been named a 2014 Non-Profit Partner in Business by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce.
The Village was one of 16 businesses honored during the annual event.
The 2014 Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year and the Carroll County Economic Development Business Achievement awards were presented on November 6, 2014 at Cre-a-tv Studios in Eldersburg.
The concept of Carroll Lutheran Village was developed in the mid-1970s by local Lutheran pastors and lay leaders who recognized an unmet need for quality health care services for older adults in the community. They raised a half million dollars to buy 40 acres of land, then went on to build the skilled nursing Health Care Center, which opened in 1981.
Nearly 35 years and several expansions later, Carroll Lutheran Village sits on about 100 acres and is home to nearly 700 active, vibrant residents who flourish across three levels of residency. The Village is respected for providing quality health care services, wellness programs and lifelong learning for older adults in the community. It partners with Carroll Hospital Center, Carroll Community and McDaniel Colleges, Carroll County Public Schools and other key organizations in the county to provide educational opportunities for older adults and clinical training for nursing students.
Carroll Lutheran Village is the 9th largest employer in the county with about 430 employees. Last year employees and residents conservatively volunteered nearly 20,000 hours, time valued at more than $450,000, in support of over 75 charitable local organizations. Since its inception in 2000, the student employee scholarship program has awarded nearly $162,000 in scholarships to 99 students.
Carroll Lutheran Village is proud of its accreditation by CARF-CCAC, as nationwide, only 15%, or about 400, continuing care retirement communities are accredited. This makes Carroll Lutheran Village among the best in the country.