From Hospitality to Radical Mercy and Generosity
The Community at Rockhill offers carefree active living to adults 62 and older on a beautiful 44-acre campus in Sellersville, PA.
Rockhill’s nonprofit mission of serving older adults dates back to our founding in 1935 when Katie Alderfer first extended hospitality to an elderly woman who had nowhere to live. While caring for their own five children, Katie and her husband Wilmer began welcoming a growing number of elderly persons, demonstrating a radical mercy and generosity that Rockhill strives to follow today.
As a nonprofit continuing care community, the needs of our residents and their families are always our first priority. Our Benevolent Care Fund ensures our residents will continue to call Rockhill home if they outlive their resources through no fault of their own.
Our residents and team members come from many faith backgrounds, enriching the fabric of our community. We encourage all residents to live spirited, fulfilling lives. As a community rooted in Mennonite values, there is a sense of belonging, trust and security that produces a generosity of spirit and nurtures lives of meaningful growth. Building on our Mennonite background and principles, we commit ourselves to lead through service and are a vibrant community providing purpose, dignity and compassion for all residents.
A key way our community celebrates our servant’s heart is through our robust Volunteer Program. While our residents reach out to the greater community through a variety of programs and services, they also volunteer to serve each other and invite the public to join them as well.
There are many ways to get involved with our community and care for residents including pet therapy, participating in intergenerational programs, chapel transportation, craft assistance, reading to residents or simply visiting with a smiling face. As many of our volunteer opportunities are with our most vulnerable residents in personal care or health care, COVID-19 has temporarily reduced our volunteer opportunities, however, we continue to welcome new inquiries to ensure we have a robust list of volunteers when our full program is available.
Celebrating our 85th anniversary in 2020, we currently offer gracious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment living along with continuing care options, allowing all residents to enjoy their independent life with the security of future care if needed.
We are deeply gratified to accept your prayers for both the Community at Rockhill and the greater community. We ask that you:
- Pray for the safety of both residents and staff. Pray that care for others will compel us to wear masks and observe social distancing.
- Pray for civil discourse and genuine compassion as we live in a contentious, divided time.