The Village at Luther Square History
We are proud to have served the Erie community for more than a century. We look forward to continuing our commitment to serving the elderly in this region for years to come, and to improving our facility, processes and procedures.
1906 – Founded
March 1: Rev. Gustave A. Benze founded The Lutheran Home for the Aged on March 1, 1906 to commemorate his 50th anniversary as Pastor of St. John’s. The former Old Ladies Home was acquired at a cost of $2,500 and moved to its present location. Today the Village at Luther Square provides a full range of Medical and Rehabilitation services to care for our residents. Planned activities keep our residents in on-going programs throughout their stay. A number of house services are provided to make necessary practical daily tasks more convenient and trouble-free for residents and family.
June 3: Formally Opened as the Lutheran Home for the Aged
First Fire Proof Structure Built
Second Fire Proof Structure Built
Chapel Added, Resident Rooms Added, Dining and Recreation Rooms Enlarged
West Wing Porches to Day Rooms Enclosed
Complete Renovation of West Wing from Residential to Skilled Nursing
Changed Name to The Village at Luther Square
Wellness Center Completed
Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating over $1.8 mil in renovations and modernization.