Ways to Give

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Gifts may be in the form of cash, check, credit card, stocks and bonds, life income gifts, or a planned gift. Cash and check contributions can be mailed to: Arbutus Park, 207 Ottawa Street, Johnstown, PA 15904. You can make a contribution online through Visa, MasterCard, and American Express to benefit the residents of Arbutus Park.

"Both of our parents were longtime residents of Arbutus in addition to many uncles and aunts. Because of this, we have been visiting Arbutus on a regular basis since 1975. We moved here in 2004 and became residents of this caring and friendly community and have made the decision to give back on a regular basis, as well as dedicating a portion of our life insurance proceeds to Arbutus."

- Roger & Bonnie Luther

Planned Giving

You can become a member of the Blossom Society and ensure the future care of residents with a planned gift. The Blossom Society is a special society created to recognize individuals who have chosen to make a planned gift to Arbutus Park. Below are specific planned giving options.

With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift be made to APRC as part of your estate plan.

Charitable Gift Annuity
Your tax deductible gift will be used to fund an annuity that will guarantee you lifetime income.  This can be funded with either cash or securities.

Life Insurance
You can designate Arbutus Park Manor as owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

Retirement Plans/IRA
You can designate Arbutus Park Manor as the beneficiary.

"We decided to give a charitable gift annuity to Arbutus. It helps sustain the operations to keep people at the nursing home when their funds run out and an annuity has great interest rates."

- Nancy Wargo

Annual Appeals & Programs

Memory Star Appeal
During the month of May donors have the opportunity to make a gift in memory or in honor of a special person who has impacted their life. Cards recognizing those honored or memorialized are displayed in the Manor lobby.

Christmas Angel Appeal
An annual holiday tradition is the display of angel ornaments on our angel tree that are signed and returned by generous donors to show their support of our mission and to honor or remember a loved one.

Tribute Program
Donors who wish to honor or memorialize a loved one, or who want to recognize a special staff member or volunteer, are encouraged to make a gift at any time throughout the year.

Rick’s Wish List
Whenever special projects and needs arise, donors are invited to contribute towards them, improving the lives and care of our residents. Projects funded in the past include a new ice cream machine, furnishings for the sun porch and refurbishing the Chapel.

Benevolent Care Fund
The Arbutus Benevolent Care Fund assists those residents who have outlived their resources and the ability to pay for their care.  In 2016, over 85 residents continued to receive quality care because of the funds provided through the Benevolent Care Fund.  In order to carry on the tradition of benevolence inspired by John Wesley, Arbutus Park has made the Benevolent Care Fund a priority through general donations.

For more information on ways to support the residents of Arbutus Park with a meaningful gift, please contact us at 814-266-8621.

"Arbutus Park hosted the final years of my mother and father, two aunts, two uncles, my sister and countless boyhood friends. Over the past 40 years I've observed, first hand, the caring dedication of the staff and management towards all their residents. There is no better investment than Arbutus Park Retirement Community."

- Don Anderson