Mission and Vision

Surrey was founded in 1981 by Jeanne La Rouche on a neighbor-helping-neighbor model. Beginning in her attic in Wayne, PA, Jeanne organized her own neighbors to help their older neighbors who needed rides to doctors’ appointments and assistance with grocery shopping.  After 40 years of nurturing and growth, this grass roots effort has grown into a strong community-based organization serving thousands of individuals and their families each year.

Surrey inspires and enables all of us, as we age, to live with independence and dignity, and as engaged members of the community.


Surrey will create the leading dynamic community for aging adults, by developing groundbreaking programs, services, and activities that encourage and support them to live well longer.