Living Branches Souderton Mennonite Homes look to grow

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Demographics show a continued need for senior housing, particularly as the baby boomers retire, said Ed Brubaker, president and CEO of Living Branches, which operates Souderton Mennonite Homes, Dock Woods in Towamencin and Dock Meadows in Hatfield.

Living Branches Souderton Mennonite Homes wants to grow another branch.

“Living Branches would like to utilize the Derstine property on Cowpath Road for independent living units to extend its service to older persons in this community,” attorney Carl Weiner told the Franconia Township Board of Supervisors during the work session portion of its Feb. 19 meetings. The 26 acre property near the main SMH campus is across Cowpath Road from the Kingsfield development, writes Bob Keeler in the Lansdale Reporter.

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Demographics show a continued need for senior housing, particularly as the baby boomers retire, said Ed Brubaker, president and CEO of Living Branches, which operates Souderton Mennonite Homes, Dock Woods in Towamencin and Dock Meadows in Hatfield.

Souderton Mennonite Homes has a total of 420 to 430 residents in 128 apartments and 70 villas or cottages, he said. There is currently a waiting list with more people on it than SMH has cottages or villas, he said.

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