A long history of caring for seniors.
The United Church Home Society, a not-for-profit organization, expanded their services through Fox Run, a Lifecare retirement community sponsored and developed in Orchard Park by a United Church Home Society subsidiary, Orchard Park CCRC, Inc. Fox Run reflects the mission and ongoing work of the United Church Home to provide quality housing and health care for seniors.
Members of six German Evangelical Churches in Western New York formed the original United Church Home Society in 1877. Their mission was to help older adults find appropriate housing. Their first project was a residential care facility for 25 seniors in Forks, NY. This property was sold in 1954 and the United Church Home relocated to Buffalo. The new building in Buffalo housed 70 residents. In 1976, the Samaritan wing was completed, which increased residency at the United Church Home to 148
In 1976, the United Church Home Society purchased the Hilltop Nursing Home in Gasport, NY, to address the healthcare needs of seniors. Also at this time the United Church Colony Homes Corporation was formed to continue the skilled nursing care services provided for patients and to offer a continuum of care for residents at United Church Home.
In 1987, United Church Manor opened in West Seneca, NY, providing 49 housing units for low-income seniors and people with disabilities.