WHAT IS LIVING BRANCHES?
Formed in 2008, Living Branches was created through an affiliation between Souderton Mennonite Homes and Dock Woods Community. Established in 1917, Souderton Mennonite Homes was originally called Eastern Mennonite Home of the Franconia District. Hatfield Mennonite Home, later renamed Dock Meadows, was founded by the Franconia Mennonite Conference in 1942. Dock Woods was founded in 1981 as an outgrowth of the Hatfield Mennonite Home.
The name Living Branches is derived from John 15:5, where Jesus teaches his disciples that he is the vine and, as branches, they will draw their strength and sense of mission from him. Living Branches communities are vibrant places where older adults lead lives of purpose and joy. Residents benefit from fitness and wellness opportunities, pursue lifelong learning and service, and offer support to friends—old and new.
Today, the communities of Living Branches offer a wide range of accommodation and care selections. Souderton Mennonite Homes and Dock Woods provide Residential Living, Personal Care, Memory Support Care, and Health Care (also known as Skilled Nursing) services. Dock Meadows provides Personal Care services where residents have access to Health Care within the Living Branches network. Located on the Dock Wood campus, Dock Manor and Dock Village offer affordable housing for older adults and families who qualify for rental assistance.
The communities of Living Branches welcome people of all backgrounds and walks of life. Our communities are guided by a tradition of care and service to others.