dad and daughter learning about WRC senior servicesWhen it comes to senior living, you never want to pick the first community you find. Proper research is essential in choosing a safe and healthy senior living community for either yourself or your loved one. For those in Pennsylvania, research will lead them to learn about WRC Senior Services. The more you learn about us, the more obvious your choice will be.

We understand the difficulties ahead for those growing older while living alone. Our communities strive to help our residents continue to live safe, fulfilling lives without having to sacrifice their independence. For those who require more intensive care, our trained and caring staff supplies the services necessary. Such intensive services help give families peace of mind knowing their loved one is safe and healthy.

About WRC Senior Services: The Beginning

The beginning of WRC Senior Services takes us back to 1883. During this time, the Woman’s Relief Corp created a group of volunteers to provide care for those affected by the Civil War. This included disabled veterans, orphans, and widows.

Once gathered for their annual meeting in 1889 in Erie, Pennsylvania, former army nurse Kate Scott offered a proposal to open a home within Brookville to continue providing these services. 1890 saw the first community of WRC Senior Services open its doors.

Since our inception, we have grown to provide a full continuum of care for our residents with facilities in Clarion, Jefferson, and Elk counties. As you learn about WRC Senior Services, you will also learn that we are a non-profit organization. This makes it possible for us to focus on the needs of our residents instead of placing a focus on the bottom line like other facilities.

Our Available Services and Locations

To learn more about WRC Senior Services, you must learn about what we provide for our residents. We strive to offer rehabilitative care, home and community services, residential living, and personal care options for each of our residents. Our services are also personalized, ensuring that each resident gets exactly what they need.

The following services are available through our senior living communities and facilities:

  • Residential senior living
  • Continuing care retirement communities
  • Personal care
  • Home health care
  • Hospice care
  • Memory support
  • Short-term rehab

Potential residents can choose from our multiple locations:

Begin with WRC Senior Services

Do you want peace of mind knowing your parents or loved ones are living in a safe environment? Or maybe you’re looking to live independently without the hassle of owning a home. Our senior living communities offer what you need. To learn more about WRC Senior Services, contact us today at 814-849-1205. We rejoice and celebrate life to ensure the best life for our residents.

Speaker’s Bureau

WRC Senior Services has a Speaker’s Bureau. We would gladly come speak at any community groups, churches, clubs or businesses at no charge. Here is just a sampling of the many topics we can present.

Information about our services

  • Laurelbrooke Landing continuing care retirement community in Brookville
  • McKinley Health Center – our nursing and short stay rehab community
  • Laurelbrooke Personal Care
  • The Laurels – residential housing
  • The Village – residential housing
  • Edgewood Heights personal care in New Bethlehem
  • Ridgmont personal care in Ridgway
  • Highland Oaks personal care in Shippenville
  • North Fork Heights – apartments for the elderly with income eligibility guidelines
  • Home Solutions ­– home health care agency serving Jefferson, Clearfield, Clarion and Elk counties
  • The Villas at Water Run – Continuing Care Retirement Community
  • The Transitional Care Model at WRC and What It Means for You
  • WRC History and Mission

Information about healthy aging

  • How to Lower Your Blood Pressure
  • How to Lower Your LDL Cholesterol
  • Smoking Cessation
  • How to Regulate Blood Glucose
  • How to Combat Depression
  • Exercise for Older Adults
  • Preventing Bone Loss and Muscle Weakness
  • The Importance of Immunizations
  • Tips for Healthy Cooking
  • Preventing Illness

Information about caregiving

  • Resources for the Family Caregiver
  • Dealing with Caregiver Stress
  • Talking to Your Loved One about Long Term Care
  • The Difference between Personal Care and Assisted Living
  • Economic Impact of Long Term Care on Individuals

Information about specific diseases

  • Hypertension
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia