About Us

Episcopal SeniorLife Communities (ESLC) is a faith-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to understanding and responding to individual and community needs. We support seniors and their families through life’s transitions, and honor each person’s unique desires, beliefs and values—all so that we can fulfill our promise of “Life. Inspired every day.”

Founded in 1868 on the Christian values of the Episcopal Church, our main location at the Episcopal Church Home has now met the needs of our community with care and compassion for 150 years.

We’ve since grown into Episcopal SeniorLife Communities, offering a full continuum of compassionate care and housing options for seniors. These range from independent living apartments and patio homes, affordable housing and assisted living, to transitional and rehabilitation care, skilled nursing, specialized memory care and hospice services. In addition, our unique Neighborhood Programs promote health and wellness to seniors in the surrounding areas of our communities, expanding traditional services and allowing seniors to age in their place of choice. Our vision is to create relationships and communities that inspire active, purposeful and fulfilled lives.

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Vision 2020

ESLC will continue developing neighborhood-centered housing, programs and services that address the desires of individuals and enrich the overall quality of life throughout the Rochester community. Our vision for 2020 includes additional training and education, partnering with others, enhancing industry standards, and finding solutions for those seniors most in need.

Core Values

Compassion: We seek to be sensitive to each other’s needs. Dedication: We’re focused on caring for seniors and their families. Friendliness: We’re open and inviting to all residents, families, staff and visitors. Innovation: We embrace new ideas and think in terms of the future. Respect: We’re always considerate of others.


The Chapel of the Good Shepherd is at the heart of ESLC and where our communities got their start. As a faith-based organization that honors and respects all faith backgrounds within our communities, our work is grounded in service and support to others. Take a closer look at our historical timeline.

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Medical Services

ESLC is pleased to partner with Pillar Medical Associates, PC, a leading geriatrics practice in Rochester, to meet the individual medical needs of our residents throughout our continuum of care. Dr. Brian Heppard leads the highly experienced team at Pillar Associates.

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