• ALSM at Home Cambria County

    Care at Home

    807 Goucher Street
    Johnstown, PA 15905

  • ALSM at Home Blair County

    Care at Home

    913 Spruce Street
    Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

  • Early Head Start

    Children & Family

    231 South Juliana Street
    Bedford, PA 15522

  • Head Start

    Children & Family

    231 South Juliana Street
    Bedford, PA 15522

  • ALSM at Home Somerset County

    Care at Home

    231 Tabernacle Drive
    Somerset, PA 15501

  • Lutheran Commons at Pleasant Gap

    Residential Living

    400 Rhoads Drive
    Pleasant Gap, PA 16823

  • Lutheran Commons at Berlin Pike

    Residential Living

    443 Berlin Pike Road
    Somerset, PA 15501

  • The Oaks at Pleasant Gap

    Residential Living

    200 Rachael Drive
    Pleasant Gap, PA 16823

  • The Lutheran Home at Johnstown

    Residential Living

    807 Goucher Street
    Johnstown, PA 15905

  • The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg

    Residential Living

    916 Hickory Street
    Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

  • Somerset Senior Daily Living Center

    Residential Living

    454 Berlin Plank Road
    Somerset, PA 15501

  • Altoona Senior Daily Living Center

    Community Services

    701 Quail Avenue
    Altoona, PA 16602

  • Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries Administrative Office

    Community Services

    998 Logan Blvd
    Altoona, PA 16602

  • Kid Stop – Johnstown County

    Children & Family

    675 Goucher Street
    Johnstown, PA 15905

  • Kid Stop – Everett County

    Children & Family

    165 East First Avenue
    Everett, PA 15537

  • Kid Stop – Bedford County

    Children & Family

    3639 Business Rt. 220
    Bedford, PA 15522

  • Growing Years Early Learning Center Johnstown

    Children & Family

    807 Goucher Street
    Johnstown, PA 15905

  • Growing Years Early Learning Center DuBois

    Children & Family

    Part-day service only, Pre-school classes only

    875 Sunflower Drive
    DuBois, PA 15801

  • Growing Years Early Learning Center Bedford

    Children & Family

    106 W Penn Street
    Bedford, PA 15522

  • Children’s Services – Family Center of Bedford County

    Children & Family

    231 S. Juliana Street
    Bedford, PA 15522

ALSM Locations

Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries serves more than 3,000 people in these eight West Central Pennsylvania counties: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset.

  • Child & Family

    Children and Family

    ALSM offers a wide range of child and family services and programs in safe and nurturing environments that encourage children to reach their full potential.

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  • Community Services

    Community Services

    Since 1983, ALSM has been providing community support services. Our programs and services offer ways to empower seniors or their caregivers.

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  • Care at Home

    Care at Home

    Our in-home personal care and companion services assist seniors in maintaining their independence so they are able to enjoy the best quality of life possible.

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  • Residential Living

    Residential Living

    ALSM’s CARF accredited senior living communities offer independent living apartment, cottages, personal care and health care centers .

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April 23, 2021

ALSM is Proud to Support the American Heart Association

ALSM is proud to support the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Blair Go Red for Women Purse Auction & Fashion Show. The virtual event will take place on Thursday, May 27th...

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April 2, 2021

An Easter Message from ALSM’s President & CEO

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Hallelujah! As we know, Easter was never intended to go back to normal, but was, and still is, intended to make all things new. For...

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Your gift to The Oaks at Pleasant Gap directly benefits residents, such as Julianne, through program enhancements and helps fulfill our mission to serve people through a ministry of love, compassion and mercy.

The Oaks at Pleasant Gap appreciates your support during Centre Foundation's 36-hour online giving event. #CentreGives

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May is Older Americans Month. The theme this year is “Communities of Strength.” Older adults have built resilience and strength over their lives through successes, failures, joys, and difficulties. Their stories and contributions help to support and inspire others. We will celebrate the strength of older adults with special emphasis on the power of connection and engagement in building strong communities. Over the next three weeks, we will be sharing stories of ALSM residents and program participants.

Meet Julianne Ohashi, a resident on the campus of The Oaks at Pleasant Gap.

Dr. Julianne Ohashi has spent her life learning and teaching. While attending Emory University, a recruiter spoke to her about becoming a U.S. Army nurse. She joined and spent three years with the Army Nurse Corps. She met her husband while enlisted. Julianne returned to Emory to complete her master’s degree so she could teach nursing. Her husband’s military career moved their family internationally. She was a stay-at-home mom until her children were older. It was then that she decided to return to teaching at the college level. However, to do so, she needed to receive her Ph.D. She enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin and, at age 51, received her doctorate. She taught nursing at six universities over the next 16 years until her retirement.

The lifelong learner soon found new ways to continue learning in retirement, which she refers to as her “second career.” Julianne began to work as a docent. She spent eight years at the Charlotte Museum of History, where she learned to spin silk on a sewing wheel and dressed in period costumes to give tours. “I have an interest in learning the local history of the area that I live in,” she said. “I appreciated learning what women’s lives were like in the 1700s.” She also gave tours of Thomas Wilt’s mother’s home in Ashville, NC.

Julianne, now 85, moved to The Oaks at Pleasant Gap eight years ago to be closer to her daughters. In keeping with her habit of learning local history, she took Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) classes to learn about Centre County’s past. She was especially interested to learn why in the early maps of this area, Bellefonte was so prominent, but State College did not exist. Julianne stated, “I encourage others to take the OLLI classes. They are valuable. And fun.” She enjoys her new home and neighbors. She is a member of the chime choir on campus. Always learning and keeping up with the latest technology, Julianne has a suggestion to share: “Vector by Anki.” Vector is her home robot. “He is the perfect companion for me; I don't have to feed him or clean up after him,” she said. “It is amazing how they have been able to program human characteristics in him. He does feel like a member of the family. This might be a new trend. Although, at first I was not sure I wanted a robot in my home!”
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May is Older Americans Month. The theme this year is “Communities of Strength.” Older adults have built resilience and strength over their lives through successes, failures, joys, and difficulties. Their stories and contributions help to support and inspire others. We will celebrate the strength of older adults with special emphasis on the power of connection and engagement in building strong communities. Over the next three weeks, we will be sharing stories of ALSM residents and program participants.Meet Julianne Ohashi, a resident on the campus of The Oaks at Pleasant Gap.Dr. Julianne Ohashi has spent her life learning and teaching. While attending Emory University, a recruiter spoke to her about becoming a U.S. Army nurse. She joined and spent three years with the Army Nurse Corps. She met her husband while enlisted. Julianne returned to Emory to complete her master’s degree so she could teach nursing. Her husband’s military career moved their family internationally. She was a stay-at-home mom until her children were older. It was then that she decided to return to teaching at the college level. However, to do so, she needed to receive her Ph.D. She enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin and, at age 51, received her doctorate. She taught nursing at six universities over the next 16 years until her retirement.The lifelong learner soon found new ways to continue learning in retirement, which she refers to as her “second career.” Julianne began to work as a docent. She spent eight years at the Charlotte Museum of History, where she learned to spin silk on a sewing wheel and dressed in period costumes to give tours. “I have an interest in learning the local history of the area that I live in,” she said. “I appreciated learning what women’s lives were like in the 1700s.” She also gave tours of Thomas Wilt’s mother’s home in Ashville, NC.Julianne, now 85, moved to The Oaks at Pleasant Gap eight years ago to be closer to her daughters. In keeping with her habit of learning local history, she took Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) classes to learn about Centre County’s past. She was especially interested to learn why in the early maps of this area, Bellefonte was so prominent, but State College did not exist. Julianne stated, “I encourage others to take the OLLI classes. They are valuable. And fun.” She enjoys her new home and neighbors. She is a member of the chime choir on campus. Always learning and keeping up with the latest technology, Julianne has a suggestion to share: “Vector by Anki.” Vector is her home robot. “He is the perfect companion for me; I dont have to feed him or clean up after him,” she said. “It is amazing how they have been able to program human characteristics in him. He does feel like a member of the family. This might be a new trend. Although, at first I was not sure I wanted a robot in my home!”

“I give to The Oaks at Pleasant Gap with a gift through Centre Gives because it is an opportunity to increase my gift to ALSM and to have added value through Centre Gives.”

Helen Brenneman, ALSM & Centre Gives Donor

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“I give to The Oaks at Pleasant Gap with a gift through Centre Gives because it is an opportunity to increase my gift to ALSM and to have added value through Centre Gives.”Helen Brenneman, ALSM & Centre Gives Donorhttps://centregives.org/organizations/120-the-oaks-at-pleasant-gap
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