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Episcopal SeniorLife Communities (ESLC) is a faith-based, nonprofit organization offering a full continuum of compassionate senior care services and senior living communities in Rochester, NY. 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 more than 150 years.

We’ve since grown into Episcopal SeniorLife Communities, dedicated to understanding and responding to individual and community needs.  Our adult communities 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 we offer Community Programs comprised of three different aspects to serve seniors, The Neighborhood ProgramsService Coordination and Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI). The Neighborhood Program is offered at eight campuses and is open to all seniors in the surrounding neighborhood, which promotes health and wellness through informative presentations and other activities. The Service Coordination Program connects clients with in-home support and services through different waivers and funding. ESSHI is designed to provide stable housing and rental assistance for seniors who are Medicaid-eligible and require some support services to live safely and independently. Our vision is to create relationships and communities that inspire active, purposeful and fulfilled lives.

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Episcopal SeniorLife Communities is a faith-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to understanding individual and community needs, and responding. We support seniors and their families through life’s transitions, and honor each individual’s unique desires, beliefs, and values thus fulfilling our pledge of… Life. Inspired every day. Our vision is relationships that inspire fulfilled lives.

Core Values

Compassion: We seek to be sensitive to each other’s needs.
Dedication: We’re committed to doing our best in serving our mission.
Friendliness: We’re open and inviting to all.
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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