A Little About Our Past
1910 – 1965
Established in 1910 by a group of American Baptist Churches to meet the region’s growing need for a caring home for widows and orphans, we quickly outgrew our first residence in West Newton, Pa. Shortly after opening our doors, the organization began searching for a property, and built a campus in Mt. Lebanon. The campus continually expanded, adding two cottages in 1926, and a residential wing and intermediate care unit in 1951. A Nursing Center, which allowed us to provide a higher level of care to our residents, was dedicated in 1965.
1979 – 1988
Our organization was the first senior community to offer HUD-financed housing in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Baptist Manor, a 100-unit apartment complex for lower-income adults 62 and over or mobility-impaired individuals, opened in 1979. A Nursing Center addition opened in 1985 and the renovation of the 54-room Personal Care Residence was completed in 1987. A new chapel, a prominent feature of the campus, was constructed in 1988.
2009 – 2019
While improvements like the Medical Clinic and Wellness Center continued at the Mt. Lebanon campus, plans for a new community, Providence Point, were also in the works. Providence Point opened in 2009 and soon became known as Pittsburgh’s premier retirement address. That campus was expanded in 2018 with a new nondenominational chapel and in 2019 with an additional residential tower and other improvements.
We made the difficult decision to close our Skilled Nursing and Personal Care residences on our Mt. Lebanon campus to allow us to update the site and provide services needed by the community into the future.
…. And now
More than anything, this history demonstrates Baptist Senior Family’s commitment to its vision of providing the most fulfilling life possible for all older adults in our community. With sustained growth and responsible stewardship, Baptist Senior Family will continue serving its mission well into the next century.