June 17, 2015 – Just over 35 years ago ground was broken for Carroll Lutheran Village, the work of more than 20 local Lutheran congregations to create a community that cared for aging adults with love and compassion. Today, construction on a second campus, The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT, is well underway in Ellicott City.
As MILLER’S GRANT moves closer to completion, Carroll Lutheran Village recognizes that it is at a pivotal point within its current mission and is looking at how the mission will change as it becomes a two-campus social ministry organization serving two distinct communities.
A ‘mission discernment’ process is underway this summer to determine the future direction for these communities moving forward. Jill Schumann, current President and CEO of LeadingAge Maryland and past CEO of Lutheran Services of America, is facilitating the process. A steering committee with members from the Boards of Trustees from both communities, corporate congregations, residents, staff and community leaders has been established. Opportunities will be available for others who care about both organizations to have input into the process as well through facilitated meetings as well as electronic surveys.
A mission concept is expected to be presented at the annual meeting of the Corporation on September 29. Once the overarching mission direction is determined, additional work will be done to define a specific mission statement, etc. to give life to that direction.
Carroll Lutheran Village sits on about 100 acres on the outskirts of Westminster with 398 homes and apartments, 52 assisted living suites and 103 skilled nursing beds. When complete, The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT will have 205 apartments and 36 homes, 20 assisted living and 12 high care beds on 50 acres along Frederick Road in Ellicott City. A late 2015/early 2016 opening is expected.