• Senior Daily Living Center

    Community Services

    454 Berlin Plank Road
    Somerset, PA 15501

  • 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

    454 Berlin Plank Road
    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 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.

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    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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A Christmas Message from ALSM's President & CEO

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a book club discussion on “The Book of Joy” written by Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama. It was an inspiring discussion and brought to mind the importance of joy in our lives and how we often simply dismiss it.

Since we are in the season of joy, I thought it may be beneficial to share some suggestions to great joy.
Increase your interest in others. Christmas can become so related to commercial gift giving that we become selfish to others. Sharing with people is important because giving is a value which cannot be duplicated in any other way. Share yourself, i.e. take a friend or family member for lunch or a movie, bake a cake or make soup for a neighbor--in essence be a presence for others. But, as you increase your interest . . .

Have less demanding expectations of others. Do not think that others will respond in a way we want them to respond or think we would respond. People, even the best of people, will disappoint us. We can only be responsible for our actions. We are called to love others no matter what.

Change your perspective. Being joyful is based on perspective. If we stand in pity or disdain, we will view the world as bitter. Instead, be resolutely positive and see hope and opportunities.

Examine your life. Do we need to view people and life from a different lens? Perhaps not tying our view on success to material riches but to spiritual riches. Will it make a difference in our lives if we take the time to reflect on our attitude and our actions?

These suggestions are only a few that we can use to experience great joy.

I encourage you to take some time during this holiday season to reflect on joy in your life.

My wish for this season and for 2022 is that you and your loved ones will experience great joy in the presence of others.

Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year!

Sincerely,

Patricia W. Savage
President/CEO
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A Christmas Message from ALSMs President & CEOI recently had the opportunity to participate in a book club discussion on “The Book of Joy” written by Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama. It was an inspiring discussion and brought to mind the importance of joy in our lives and how we often simply dismiss it.Since we are in the season of joy, I thought it may be beneficial to share some suggestions to great joy.
Increase your interest in others. Christmas can become so related to commercial gift giving that we become selfish to others. Sharing with people is important because giving is a value which cannot be duplicated in any other way.  Share yourself, i.e. take a friend or family member for lunch or a movie, bake a cake or make soup for a neighbor--in essence be a presence for others.  But, as you increase your interest . . .Have less demanding expectations of others. Do not think that others will respond in a way we want them to respond or think we would respond. People, even the best of people, will disappoint us. We can only be responsible for our actions. We are called to love others no matter what.Change your perspective. Being joyful is based on perspective. If we stand in pity or disdain, we will view the world as bitter. Instead, be resolutely positive and see hope and opportunities.Examine your life. Do we need to view people and life from a different lens? Perhaps not tying our view on success to material riches but to spiritual riches. Will it make a difference in our lives if we take the time to reflect on our attitude and our actions?These suggestions are only a few that we can use to experience great joy.I encourage you to take some time during this holiday season to reflect on joy in your life.My wish for this season and for 2022 is that you and your loved ones will experience great joy in the presence of others.Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year!Sincerely,Patricia W. Savage
President/CEO

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