Unitas / Morningstar Living

Unitas Communities, established in 2023, is the parent company of Moravian Manor Communities and Morningstar Living. The entity was created as a result of the two communities forming a strategic affiliation, and under which shared services and future endeavors will be developed. 

The name Unitas comes from the Moravian heritage, with the Moravian Church officially known as Unitas Fratrum (Unity of Brethern) since 1457. Unitas Communities is focused on the Moravian Church’s emphasis in living its motto: “In essentials, unity, in non-essentials liberty, and in all things love.” 

Despite the affiliation under a parent company, both Moravian Manor Communities and Morningstar Living maintain their own separate, corporate identities and operate separately both financially and legally.

Unitas Communities’ Leadership
J. David Swartley, MBA, NHA, serves as President & CEO of Unitas Communities, overseeing both Moravian Manor Communities and Morningstar Living.

The Unitas Communities’ Board of Directors is comprised of representation from both communities as well as that of the Eastern District Synod of the Moravian Church, who sponsored each of the communities years ago to originally serve their aging church population.

Unitas Communities Board of Directors
Christian Brown, Chair
Bernadette Taylor, Vice Chair
Ben Atwater, Treasurer
Ted Lewis, Secretary
Brian Black
C. Hopeton Clennon
Geoff Eddowes
Rich Harney
Rick Jackson
Melissa Johnson
Rex Knowlton
Edward Nawrocki
Donna Sabol

To learn more about the other members of our faith-based, not-for profit family, visit Unitas Communities at or Morningstar Living at

Leading Age

Moravian Manor Communities is a member of LeadingAge, a nonprofit organization that is comprised of 6,000+ nonprofit members who are leaders committed to supporting, enabling and empowering people to live fully as they age.

Leading Age PA

Moravian Manor Communities is a member of LeadingAge PA, the Pennsylvania association that represents over 320 nonprofit organizations who positively impact the field of aging services in Pennsylvania.

LGH/Penn Medicine

Moravian Manor Communities proudly partners with LGH/Penn Medicine. As a preferred provider of skilled rehabilitation and long-term care, Moravian Manor Communities and Lancaster General Health (LGH)/Penn Medicine participate in joint projects creating evidence-based care pathways.  These pathways are used for providing care to post-hospital admissions.  We also share educational resources facilitating the latest best practice education to staff members, residents, and their families.  Additionally, Moravian Manor Communities and LGH collaborate on technology enhancements including the improvement of sharing critical resident information between facilities electronically and securely.