Lutheran Towers, a faith-based organization providing clean, safe, and affordable housing for independent, low-income seniors in Atlanta, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
Lutheran Towers was first envisioned by the Reverend Doctor Robert E. Lee in the 1960s. Dr. Lee was senior pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer from 1955 until 1978 and was one of eighty Atlanta Pastors to sign the Ministers’ Manifesto in 1957, urging peace and obedience to the law as Atlanta struggled with desegregation. Groundbreaking took place in 1971 and was completed a year later, and for five decades Lutheran Towers has successfully shepherded through a rapidly changing Midtown Atlanta landscape led by its Board and Executive Directors.
Today Lutheran Towers is a community of more than 200 seniors hailing from diverse backgrounds leading active lives in midtown Atlanta. Under the current leadership of the Lutheran Towers Board and staff, the Towers has become the gold standard for low-income independent senior living, serving as a model for others to replicate. Providing more than just housing, the staff and administration provide holistic, person-centered supportive services, and innovative recreational programs. Food insecurity amongst seniors continues to grow in Metro Atlanta and around our nation. Lutheran Towers offers ten different feeding programs including a free resident grocery store empowering its’ residents to thrive. Because of these unique services, Lutheran Towers has already been featured on local news segments and at the Midtown Alliance’s 2022 Annual Meeting. Please check out these links:
Upcoming events to celebrate the 50th anniversary include a Community Celebration on November 4th, as well as events in conjunction with Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Members of this thriving congregation continue to make up the Board of Directors for Lutheran Towers.