Lutheran Services Carolinas remains largest nonprofit senior service provider in Carolinas, shoots up national rankings

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 4, 2024

CLEMMONS — Lutheran Services Carolinas (LSC) is once again the largest nonprofit provider of senior services in both North and South Carolina according to the LeadingAge Ziegler 200 list, which ranks the largest providers of nonprofit aging services in the nation. LSC operates Clemmons-based senior-living community Trinity Elms.

In 2023, LSC moved from a national ranking of No. 54 to a national ranking of No. 40 among senior living systems. Its new rank reflects tremendous growth over the past year: in 2023, LSC achieved the fifth greatest increase in number of senior living units and the third highest aggregate growth by period of any senior living system in the nation.

In North Carolina, LSC operates other senior-living communities in Albemarle (Trinity Place); Winston-Salem (Trinity Glen); Hickory (Trinity Ridge and Trinity Village); Salisbury (Trinity Oaks); Arden (Trinity View); Asheville (Aston Park); Lumberton (Glen Flora); and Wilmington (Trinity Grove and Trinity Landing).

“LSC is humbled to be No. 40 and once again the largest in the Carolinas,” said Ted Goins, president and CEO of LSC. “But more significant than any ranking is the continued growth in the number of lives we touch every day.”

With more than 6,000 members and partners, LeadingAge is the nation’s largest association of not-for-profit aging service providers, with a focus on education, advocacy and applied research. Ziegler is the leading underwriter of tax-exempt and nonprofit financing in the U.S. In addition to its services and living options for seniors, LSC, based in Salisbury, provides foster care, adoption, veterans services, mental health services, refugee resettlement services, disaster response and residential care for people with disabilities in both North Carolina and South Carolina.