National Lutheran Communities & Services Partners with Fellowship Square Foundation to Enhance Services to Seniors

National Lutheran becomes acting management agent for Fellowship Square's five senior housing communities.

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... We see this collaboration as an extension of both organizations' commitment to seniors. -Larry Bradshaw, NLCS' President & CEO

Rockville, MD (PRWEB) January 15, 2014

National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) announced it has entered into a management agreement with Fellowship Square Foundation (FSF) to act as the management agent for FSF’s five senior housing communities, effective January 1, 2014.

The collaboration between the two Lutheran-based, not-for-profits came out of a shared mission to serve area seniors with housing and health care options. Currently FSF has five Fellowship Houses, four located in Virginia and one located in Maryland, which serve more than 700 seniors daily. NLCS provides seniors with a variety of lifestyle, residential and health care options through retirement communities located in Maryland and Virginia.

According to NLCS’ President & CEO Larry Bradshaw, the commonality of mission between the two organizations made this partnership a natural fit.

“FSF has a rich legacy of supporting seniors in need and we see this collaboration as an extension of both organizations’ commitment to seniors,” Larry Bradshaw said. “We’re enhancing our mission to seniors by helping FSF further its mission of providing affordable senior housing in the Washington, D.C.-Metro region.”

FSF’s Board President Charles Wortman said, “This agreement with NLCS will generate better service to our residents and further enhance our mission to those who are the most vulnerable in our society.”

About National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS)
Based in Rockville, Md., NLCS is a not-for-profit, faith-based ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) Delaware-Maryland, Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Virginia Synods, serving people of all beliefs. NLCS provides seniors with a variety of lifestyle, residential and health care options through retirement communities in Maryland and Virginia.

Other communities sponsored by NLCS include The Village at Rockville in Rockville, Md., a continuing care retirement community that offers independent living, rehabilitation, respite, assisted living, extended nursing care, hospice and coming soon, memory support; The Legacy at North Augusta in Staunton, Va., an independent living rental community offering assisted living services; The Village at Crystal Spring in Annapolis, Md., a new continuing care retirement community – subject to Maryland Department of Aging approval – which will serve as the centerpiece of a multi-generational residential and mixed-use project; The Village at Orchard Ridge in Winchester, Va., a new continuing care retirement community that opened in Feb. 2013. For more information about any of our communities, visit http://www.nationallutheran.org.

About Fellowship Square Foundation (FSF)
Fellowship Square Foundation (FSF) operates five fellowship houses in Virginia and Maryland that care for more than 700 low-income elderly and the disabled. FSF provides housing and support services that ultimately enhances the personal freedom, independence, self-confidence and well-being of all its residents. FSF’s affordable houses include Lake Anne l and ll Fellowship House in Reston, Va., Hunters Woods Fellowship House in Reston, Va., Lake Ridge Fellowship House in Woodbridge, Va., and Largo Landing Fellowship House in Upper Marlboro, Md. For more information visit http://www.fellowshipsquare.org.
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