Asbury Communities is pleased to to officially welcome Chandler Estate to the Asbury Communities organization, as of October 1. Chandler Estate is a community based in Pen Argyl, Pa., that provides independent senior housing and personal care services for 127 older adults and employs 36.
Chandler and Asbury share a similar set of values, demonstrating strong accountability to residents and employees. Asbury was established in 1926 and is the 16th-largest, not-for-profit system of continuing care retirement communities. Chandler Estate was established in 1989 by owner and operator Jo Kinney as a new option for seniors in the Lehigh Valley. Ms. Kinney retired on September 30, and residents and staff celebrated her legacy with a campus parade.
“As I approached my retirement I knew I had to find the right organization to carry our legacy forward,” said Ms. Kinney, Chandler Estate founder. “I didn’t want to just find a buyer for our community; I wanted an organization with a long and successful history in serving older persons. I have had many conversations with the Asbury team as we collaboratively engage on a transition plan. I am confident that those who live and work at Chandler Estate are in good hands.”
“We are excited to welcome Chandler Estate to our family,” said Doug Leidig, President & CEO of Asbury Communities. “We are like-minded organizations with a strong commitment to mission and to helping seniors age better for longer.”
Asbury now operates nine senior living communities in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee, as well as home and home health care services, pharmacy services, therapy management services, IT consulting and management, affordable senior housing, and PACE programs. With the purchase of Chandler Estate, Asbury serves more than 4,300 seniors and employs 2,700 associates.
“It is becoming increasingly common for senior living organizations to join together to expand their missions,” said Sandra Lawson, Chief Growth Officer for Asbury. “Asbury and Chandler are excited to learn from and grow with each other.”