Establishes Vincentian Home as Pittsburgh’s newest continuing care retirement community

January 19, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA – A new independent living retirement community celebrated its grand opening today in Pittsburgh’s North Hills. Vincentian Villa welcomed its first 20 residents and celebrated along with 100 guests including public officials, civic and community leaders, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (formerly Vincentian Sisters of Charity), and others involved in the project.

Welcoming remarks by Sr. Anne Kull, Vincentian Home administrator, were followed by a blessing led by Father John Rushofsky of St. Sebastian parish, and a symbolic dove release.

Vincentian Villa is operated by Vincentian Home, which now becomes the newest continuing care retirement community in the Pittsburgh area, offering a full range of long term care options including assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation in addition to independent living at Vincentian Villa.

The project was developed in response to market demand and an increasing desire among seniors to have access to individualized services that may change as they age.

“There is great demand for the peace of mind a continuing care retirement community can offer,” says Sister Anne. “Independent living offers residents the ability maintain active lives, even enhance their community connections, but also to know they have the support to remain in their homes as long as possible. If living at home is no longer possible, they are connected to health services allowing them to comfortably move to other levels of care as needed.”

Vincentian Villa is located on 16 acres in McCandless just off Babcock Boulevard at McKnight Road. The community is comprised 40 patio homes of varying styles, a 24-unit apartment building, and a club house. All patio homes and apartments are two-bedroom, two-bath units and have attached indoor garages, patio or balcony space, 24 hour security and emergency response system, and are fully equipped with new appliances. The campus boasts ample green space, walking trails, fitness center, and other conveniences.

“Our location in one of our most unique assets,” says Donna Sell, manager of Vincentian Villa. “Vincentian Villa will allow active retirees to continue to live near their home community and maintain their connections to family and friends, spiritual life, medical services, shopping and dining.”

“The Vincentian tradition of caring for the sick and the elderly dates back to 1924 and continues today as we follow our mission of compassionate care that meets the needs of a diverse and changing society,” says Joanne Andiorio, Acting President and CEO of Vincentian Collaborative System.

To inquire about occupancy at Vincentian Villa, individuals should call 412-364-6592.

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About Vincentian Home
Vincentian Home is a continuing care retirement community located in McCandless off of McKnight Road. It operates 180 beds providing skilled and intermediate nursing care and rehabilitation services, a 50 bed assisted living facility, and 64 newly constructed independent living units at Vincentian Villa.

About Vincentian Collaborative System
Vincentian Collaborative System is a Catholic health care and human services organization that coordinates the care of four long term care facilities – Vincentian Home, Vincentian Regency, Vincentian de Marillac and Marian Manor – two child development centers and a rehabilitation company, all serving the greater Pittsburgh area. Its mission is to nurture and sustain a ministry of compassionate care that preserves the human dignity of persons within a diverse and aging society.

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