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Message From Our CEO

Dear Families & Friends,

Well, what is culture anyway?

There are many, many factors that influence the formation of culture.  Culture has been described as the complete whole, including the knowledge, beliefs, morals, laws, and customs of a society.  It is manifest in the social fabric that governs our interactions with each other, and it grows and adapts to the accepted norms of the time.

Many of us are witnessing the changing culture in our society, businesses, and communities. Recently, Cigna conducted a national study on loneliness and found that by and large, Americans are experiencing high rates of isolation. But we should not lose hope because we have the means of working together to reduce loneliness for everyone, especially for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

At Pathfinder Village, we believe that culture is most influenced by communitas … the spirit that creates common purpose and human bonds. It is a more intimate connection with one another, rather than simply living in a community. We believe in the power of communitas, and experience how it has taken shape at Pathfinder Village for nearly four decades.

As you visit our website, we invite you to become a member of this community.  We need and value your support and involvement all the year through, and we hope you will help us share our vision that respects the individual, sees the ability, and nurtures real connections.  

Thank you for your interest.

Best Regards,
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Paul C. Landers
President & Chief Executive Officer
(607) 965–8377, ext. 102
planders@pathfindervillage.org

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“Pathfinder Village helps people find their
way in life to independence, success, and
maturity — all the things you want for your family.”
Marian Mullet | Founder of Pathfinder Village