About Us

We’re a Christian retirement community in Lititz, PA offering senior living communities (cottages and apartments), personal care services, and skilled nursing care in our nursing home.

In the early 1900s, Barbara and Henry Firestone opened their home to neighbors who needed assistance and began caring for them. As members of the United Zion Church and owners of a bakery that served the local area, Barbara and Henry’s generosity flowed from their Christian faith and their commitment to the community. Along with the church, they formally incorporated the effort as the United Zion Home for the Homeless in 1905.

Today, United Zion Retirement Community carries out its nonprofit mission with the same Christian commitment that inspired the Firestones more than a century ago. As a life plan community (also called a “continuing care retirement community”), we offer a full range of services that accent the lives of our residents, their families, and the broader community. And our unique staff culture centers around loving and caring for our residents and each other. If you’re looking for a Christian retirement home/community, we’d be honored to meet you! Schedule a tour here »

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide superior quality services to the aging, based on Christian principles, in a loving and caring community, encouraging independence, promoting wellness, and preserving human dignity.

Our Core Values

  • Nurturing Respect

  • Delivering Excellence

  • Building Community

  • Serving Compassionately

  • Ensuring Integrity

  • Promoting Stewardship

  • Neighborhood Model Living Room

Benefits of the Neighborhood Model for Healthcare Centers

Why Consider a Healthcare Center using the Neighborhood Model United Zion Retirement Community (UZRC) has over 110 years of serving the Lititz community with caring and compassion with a focus on providing personalized care and [...]

  • New Nursing Home Administrator Ellen Haupt

Experienced Nursing Home Administrator Joins UZRC

We are thrilled to announce Nursing Home Administrator (NHA), Ellen Haupt, has rejoined the team. Haupt was the Director of Nursing at United Zion several years ago. In the interim, she has served as an [...]

United Zion Retirement Community Opens Latest Expansion

The front of the new wing that United Zion Retirement Community just completed. This area houses the brand new kitchen, dining and living space for the healthcare center expansion. United Zion Retirement Community [...]

  • Sue Verdegem CEO

UZRC Names New Chief Executive Officer

United Zion Retirement Community (UZRC) is excited to bring on Sue Verdegem as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective July 1, 2018. Verdegem comes to United Zion Retirement Community with over three decades of experience [...]


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