For 100 years, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network has served the men, women,
and children of eastern Pennsylvania. From its humble beginnings as a home
for children with disabilities and senior citizens to its current status as
a national rehabilitation leader, the organization’s focus has always
been on helping patients, clients, and residents live fuller lives.
Good Shepherd is celebrating a century of service with a full slate of events
and activities, lasting throughout much of 2008:
- In September, Good Shepherd began its year-long 100th anniversary celebration
at the Celebrity Classic Gala at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem. The event drew more
than 600 community members and supporters.
- Throughout the year, individuals who have had their lives touched by Good Shepherd
(former patients, residents, employees, and so forth) are asked to submit their
fondest memories in writing. The memories will be posted on Good Shepherd’s
100th anniversary website. Send stories to
email@example.com or call Patty
Stinner, director of Marketing and Communications, at 610-776-3166.
- A special Raker Memorial Awards ceremony will be held on February 21, 2008, at Grace Lutheran Church in Allentown. The event will commemorate the actual 100th anniversary of Good Shepherd, when the Rev. John H. and D. Estella Raker invited an orphan with a disability into their home.
- On May 31, 2008, a special 100th Anniversary Gala will be held on Good Shepherd’s south Allentown campus. Invited guests will take a walk through history, learning
about Good Shepherd and having fun along the way.
- In July 2008, Good Shepherd Penn Partners (GSPP) will officially open in Philadelphia. GSPP is a joint venture between Good Shepherd and the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS). GSPP will provide post-acute care for the entire UPHS network.
- Next October, Good Shepherd will convene a high-level technology summit that will change the way the world looks at disability forever.
For more information on Good Shepherd’s 100th anniversary, plus an interactive
time line, a quiz game, a virtual scrapbook, and more, visit