St. Barnabas to Offer Free Christmas Dinners

GIBSONIA, Pa. (Richland Twp.), Dec. 19, 2012 – Continuing a tradition that began in 1900, free holiday meals will be provided to community members alone or in need.  Christmas can still be a joyous occasion thanks to the generosity of St. Barnabas Charities.

St. Barnabas Charities will offer free traditional ham dinners, complete with all the trimmings, on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, at the two nursing homes operated by St. Barnabas Health System.  Meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the dining room of St. Barnabas Nursing Home, 5827 Meridian Road, Gibsonia.  The dinners will also be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the dining room at Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas, 85 Charity Place, Valencia.

Reservations are appreciated but not necessary by calling St. Barnabas Nursing Home in Gibsonia at (724) 443-0700, or Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas in Valencia at (724) 625-4000.  No questions will be asked of those enjoying the dinners and confidentiality will be honored. The free holiday dinners are an example of St. Barnabas’ commitment to its charitable mission of providing care to those in need regardless of their ability to pay.

About St. Barnabas:
St. Barnabas Health System is the largest health care concern of its kind in Pennsylvania and offers service apart from the ordinary in a faith-based, non-denominational setting.  Tracing its heritage back to 1900, the system serves approximately 900 inpatients and residents, plus 35,000 outpatients and home care clients.  The health system is composed of the

St. Barnabas Communities, a continuing care retirement community including The Village at St. Barnabas, The Washington Place at St. Barnabas, The Woodlands at St. Barnabas and White Tail Ridge; St. Barnabas Clinical Services, including St. Barnabas Nursing Home, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas and The Arbors at St. Barnabas; and St. Barnabas Charities, the fund-raising arm, which includes the Kean Theatre and Rudolph Auto Repair.


St. Barnabas Health System, Media Relations, 5850 Meridian Rd., Gibsonia, PA 15044-9667

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