With only a few small family farms remaining in Cumberland country, VibraLife seeks to build on the memories created on one. The Shepherdstown Road farmland in Mechanicsburg changed hands numerous times from the days of William Penn to its recent owners of VibraLife. When the land was a working farm it was a local stomping ground for many families housed under its roof, The Goldens, The Wevodau's, The Conrad's and The Macy's and all told tales of family gatherings, holiday traditions and of living life in a more simpler time. Family was number one and hard work was just a way of life. Hazel Golden Wevodau was the last family resident of the land. She was born in 1915 to Clarence and Elizabeth Golden and later married Nevin Wevodau. They later moved to her Father's farm where they raised four sons and grew larger with multiple grandchildren Hazel's grandson, Ed Wevodau, compiled an extensive family history of the farm; a history built on friendships, family and appreciation of all of the modest pleasures in life. With Hazel's passing in 1998 her grandson wished to share this wonderful family story with all of us. “A Life worth remembering….”
And as these times changed, so did the local area. Farming was pushed to larger more corporate farms and the Wevodau heirs decided to rezone and sell their land.
Brad Hollinger, born, raised and still residing in Mechanicsburg, is the founder and CEO of The Hollinger Group as well as Vibra Healthcare. Both companies are based in Mechanicsburg and both collaborated to develop the VibraLife project. One of Brad's goals has always been to give back to the local community. VibraLife, situated on the Wevodau farm, has allowed him to reach that goal. Construction began on senior housing project in October of 2012.
VibraLife will consist of two distinct levels of care. Vibra Rehabilitation Center will be a 48 bed State-of-the-art, Short-Term Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation Center. Its focus will be Short-Term Rehabilitation for Orthopedic, Cardiac, Strokes and other levels of acuity.
Affiliated with the Best-in-Class Orthopedic, Rehabilitation and Primary Care physicians in the community
, we will provide individual care programs to return patients to the highest level of independence. Our large therapy gym is designed to take advantage of the latest equipment and technology, ensuring our patients receive the most advanced rehabilitation and restorative care possible. Some of our programs will include Orthopedic care, Post Stroke Rehabilitation, Post Cardiac Restorative care, Diabetes management, Pulmonary care, Wound care and pre-and post surgical care.
Patients will thrive in our hotel-like atmosphere following an illness, injury or surgery that requires them to re-establish the functional and physical skills necessary to regain their independence.
Vibra Senior Living will be a 46-bed Personal Care Community including a secured 10-bed Memory Care Unit. The Personal Care and Memory Care residents will enjoy spacious apartments all with private bathrooms and kitchenettes. In addition to the spacious apartments, residents will enjoy a Library, multiple community rooms with fireplaces, a Bistro, a Salon offering Hairstyling, Nails and Massage, and chef-prepared restaurant-style dining. VibraLife will offer in-house Physical, Occupational and Speech therapies for its residents as well as local transportation, Emergency call systems with 24 hour care and assistance, weekly housekeeping, laundry and maintenance complimenting its secured living. Also a variety of activities will be scheduled daily and social outings planned.
The secured Memory Care Apartments are designed to ensure the safety and security of its residents. Amenities offered in the Memory care unit include a private outdoor courtyard, large dayroom, common area and dining room. All activities will be specialized for the memory impaired.
Our Goal at Vibralife is to meet each residents needs while maintaining the highest level of choice, dignity, privacy, respect and individuality. Residents, family members and Vibralife staff will work together to develop a personalized plan that promotes mental stimulation and socialization.
The nearly 60,000 square foot building was designed with spacious interiors and soothing warm colors which blend well with the countryside it surrounds. Frequently, deer can be seen from its windows. Multiple fireplaces and stone work are featured throughout the building.
Giving back to our community is important. VibraLife has brought 100 new jobs to the area. Local vendors have been chosen and activities throughout will include local churches, schools and other community outreach.
Just like the farmland that Vibralife sits upon, a simpler way of life will be found within to give its seniors peace of mind. And a compliment to the community by providing excellent care, ultimate customer service and offering resources to return its residents and patients back to a Vibrant life.
Making a referral for the Rehab will be easy, either though a case manager or discharge planner at a local hospital or Personal Care facility, or even by a family member.
We are offering tours to the community, and are leasing our apartments now. Any questions about our Rehabilitation Center or Senior Living Studio Apartments can be directed to Diane Rizio, Director of Marketing & Admissions, 717-591-2100