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As Acts Retirement-Life Communities reaches this momentous milestone, Chief Executive Officer Jerry Grant and President Karen Christiansen reflect on the organization’s history, how we continue to achieve our mission and what’s ahead.

50 Years of Loving-Kindness, and the Best is Ahead

The Acts Retirement-Life Communities story began modestly in 1972 with a clear mission: Providing peace of mind to seniors by being a pre-eminent provider of retirement services in a Christian atmosphere graced with Loving-Kindness. Today, the Acts organization remains humble and steadfast in that mission, focusing on meeting the needs of many more seniors and working with our industry partners to shape the future of aging services.

Philanthropy and Celebration: Acts Holds 50th Anniversary Gala

Acts honored the organization's 50th anniversary with a night of celebration and fundraising to commemorate its history and embrace its future. 

The Acts 50th Anniversary Gala brought together past and present leadership team members, the Acts Board of Directors, and business partners to raise funds for the Acts Legacy Foundation. Nearly $300,000 has been raised through gala-related activities in support of Foundation initiatives! Acts campuses will also honor the milestone with galas, fundraising initiatives, and other celebrations with their local Acts community.

The Acts Legacy Foundation helps to identify and initiate chartable programs and funds of Acts. Nowhere is the Acts Culture of Loving-Kindness more powerfully demonstrated than with the Acts Samaritan Fund, which supports our residents who have outlived their financial assets.

How Far We've Come, Because of the Grace of God

Honoring our history, living our mission, shaping our future.

In its 50 years of providing retirement services, Acts and its campuses have come a long way in their growth.

Acts began out of the concern of a suburban Philadelphia pastor and some members of his church who sought a dignified and acceptable retirement setting for the older members of the congregation. From there, Acts opened its first community in 1972, what is now Fort Washington Estates, in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Today, Acts is one of the largest not-for-profit operators of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) in the United States.

Acts is independent of affiliation with any specific denomination, but maintains its Christian roots through the practice of having a full-time Chaplain at each community.

The Legacy of Loving-Kindness

How Acts Retirement-Life Communities has changed the landscape of senior living with a vision founded in faith and guided by a commitment to integrity and Loving-Kindness.

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Thank You to Our Platinum Sponsors

Thank You to Our Gold Sponsors

Thank You to Our Silver Sponsors

And all the great companies that have supported our mission over the past 50 years.