A heartfelt farewell to Community Care of the Northeast – As of December 31, 2021, after 36 years of serving the community, it is with a heavy heart that we are announcing that Community Care of the Northeast will be closing.
From its inception in 1985, Community Care of the Northeast remained faithful to its mission:
“Community Care of the Northeast promotes independence for seniors and persons with disabilities by providing compassionate, supportive care in a faithful and professional manner. Faith-based, but non-discriminatory, Community Care of the Northeast emphasizes quality of care with services designed to promote the fullest level of independence for which seniors and persons with disabilities are capable while living safely at home.”
A Calling to Serve the Community
In 1985 Jean E. Langenbach, RN, BS, began serving the elderly and disabled community and in 2008 settled at the current Welsh Road location. CCNE has remained faith-based throughout the years, considering the whole body (mind, body, and spirit).
Jean, along with Nancy Steinke, Administrator, has served seniors and people with disabilities with compassionate and supportive care in the Philadelphia area while allowing them to remain in their own homes. In 2019, Jean retired from CCNE but continues to be of service to the homebound.
When notified of the closing date, Jean shared this sentiment…
“It was a gift from God when He asked me to begin this agency in 1985. He sent me just the right people to serve those in need in Northeast Philadelphia. It [Community Care of the Northeast] was left in the hands of qualified employees. Many had been there for 30 years or more. I am saddened but know that God has a reason for the outcome.”
We’re so grateful to have provided jobs for individuals in the home healthcare field, as well as education and training to those interested in becoming home health aides.
With sincere appreciation
To all of the volunteers who came through our doors, we couldn’t have continued without you. Thank you for providing your clerical and technical skills, supporting our Music and Memory Care, and Wheels for Independence which offered Community Care clients reliable and safe door-to-door transportation to appointments, shopping, and other local organizations.
Finally, we would like to acknowledge the community that has supported us through the years with time, donations, expertise, compassion to serve, and support. With you and our affiliates, our dream of serving and impacting the elderly and disabled community became a reality.
Although our passion for service remains strong and will continue, this chapter is coming to a close. We feel so blessed to have served so many deserving individuals and families with in-home care and assistance over the years.
We would love to hear from you
Even though Community Care is closing as of December 31, 2021, we would still love to hear from you. Please contact us with words of encouragement and well wishes through our Contact page or leave a message for us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/communitycarenortheast.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Jean E. Langenbach & Nancy Steinke