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letter from the e d i t o r IN PREVIOUS ISSUES of this magazine, we have talked about the Garden

“ I’ve come to discover stewardship in a much broader and more socially responsible context.”

Spot Village mission and three of our core values: Teamwork, Excellence and Service. This issue focuses on another of our core values: Stewardship. Stewardship is an interesting value. I’ve been involved in a number of different faith traditions and denominations. I’ve also served on the board of directors for a stewardship capital fundraising organization. From those experiences, I came to expect that “stewardship” was just a diplomatic way of saying, “Get out your wallet.” However, at Garden Spot Village, I’ve come to discover stewardship in a much broader and more socially responsible context. Words I never associated with stewardship—impact, responsibility, global, opportunity, passion, purpose, legacy—all make perfect sense when you understand how Garden Spot Village approaches stewardship. Here, stewardship is about using resources—money, time, talent—and harvesting the wisdom of practical experience drawn from our family- and career-building years to make a difference. The globe on page 18 of this issue of Destination Garden Spot Village represents how, through a sense of stewardship, Garden Spot Village touches lives across the world. As stewards of a unique, life-giving, life-changing service model for skilled nursing, we open our doors to governmental and private delegations from near and far who come here to glean insights. As stewards of time and skills, we undertake initiatives that better the lives of people in places like Asia and Central America. As stewards of our community, we open our campus for special events that attract people from all across the globe to run or bike through the Lancaster County countryside. They experience the local culture and contribute to our local economy. As stewards of a mission to enrich lives, we touch the lives of residents’ families and adults of all ages. It’s not unusual for couples in their early 60s to choose to make Garden Spot Village their home. Like the couple who moved in recently in their late 50s and early 60s, they want to fully participate in this life-giving community which, through a sense of stewardship, is making a difference for people all around the world. Come, flip the pages, read on and discover a new, unique and exciting perspective on stewardship. Enthusiastically,

SCOTT MILLER Editor & Chief Marketing Officer 717.355.6000



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Issue No. 11 Published biannually

It Takes Teamwork


28 SEVEN PERSPECTIVES ON STEWARDSHIP One of six core values lived out

at Garden Spot Village.

32 INTRODUCING THE HARVEST TABLE Elevating Culinary Excellence 36 CHEF’S DELIGHT Butternut Squash Risotto 38 NO WASTED SPACE Sold on Small & Simple


41 EXTENDING THE WELCOME Meeting the Needs

Hugh & Judy Dockeray Nate Weber

of Future Residents



Charitable Gift Annuities


Fun Things to See and Do at Garden Spot Village

Making an Impact Around the World


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Let the bidding begin! Country auctions are a unique characteristic of Lancaster County culture.

ST EWARDS HIP STARTS W I T H DOI NG! There is a lot of doing to accompany the fun of the Fall Festival. All for a worthy cause.



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Pictured: Several items up for auction at this year’s Fall Festival at Garden Spot Village.






f the annual Garden Spot Village Fall Festival & Country Auction has always seemed like a slice of apple pie Americana, this year’s event will be more delicious than ever. “We are thrilled to be able to include an apple pie baking competition as one of the highlights of this year’s festival,” says Linda Dodge, director of development at Garden Spot Village. All the old family-friendly favorites will be back, too, including live and silent auctions, children’s activities, the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast introduced last year, Share-A-Meal tickets, shopping and much more. Fall 2014




Pies in the contest will be judged on overall appearance, crust, flavor, filling and creativity. “Creativity is essential to a varied competition, so recipes can have different ingredients, but must include at least 60 percent apples in the filling,” says Fay Strickler, a Garden Spot Village resident who served for nearly 35 years as senior extension family and consumer sciences educator for the Penn State Extension in Berks County. She will be among the contest judges. The top three pies will be auctioned, and the rest of the entries will be sold. As with other items that are won at auction or purchased at the day’s event, proceeds will benefit the Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund. ACQUIRE AN HEIRLOOM QUILT

Garden Spot Village encourages residents to further their talents—and a talented bunch they are. Over the years, countless residents have handcrafted items and donated them for sale at the event to support the Benevolent Fund, and that tradition continues. The GSV Quilters donated dozens of quilts and wall hangings for auction, and they will sell wall hangings, table runners, quilted boxes and other items at the quilt stand. At the craft stands, resident crafters will sell knitted and crocheted baby sweaters, penny rugs, pot holders, card holders, zipper pins, necklaces and many other items. The quilts to be auctioned are in a variety of sizes, quilting styles and color palettes. “The most unusual are the ‘Grands and Kids’ quilts,” says Barbara Slothower, one of the GSV Quilters. Created during this summer’s camp program, they feature squares colored by the children and an applique with Garden Spot Village Grands and Kids Camp 2014. The children helped knot the squares and the quilters quilted and finished them. “They are truly beautiful,” Slothower says. TAKE HOME SOMETHING HANDCRAFTED

The Garden Spot Village Woodshop plays a big role in the event’s success. Members craft new items and refurbish antiques and heirlooms for auction and for sale at tables. Some of the many items they are contributing this year include a solid walnut bench with pegged legs and spar varnish for indoor or outdoor use, a four-drawer oak sewing cabinet, a maple jewelry box with walnut inlays, an oak book shelf, an oak magazine rack and a walnut coffee table with parquet top. They will also sell unique wooden toys at the woodshop stands near the chapel. Like the quilters, the woodshop members put a lot of time and effort into their contributions. 6


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“Some members will work many months to get the item exactly the way they want it,” says Ken Wendel, a woodshop member. “The men do it as a hobby and because they want to support the Benevolent Fund, which benefits our fellow residents. There is always a lot of interest and enthusiasm to see what the next guy is dreaming up as his project. They check on each other’s progress to see how it’s going.” The members also do a lot of heavy lifting on festival day. They help staff the auction and keep items flowing smoothly to the auctioneers in the tent—Audrey Anderson, Bob Rissler and Max Fishel. It takes about 60 volunteers to make the live auction run smoothly, and residents help make it happen. “Bidders who can’t be on campus the day of the auction can place absentee bids through our volunteers, up to an agreed-upon maximum,” says Dodge. EAT HEARTY AND SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP

In addition to the live auction and the craft stands, festival goers can browse a book sale and find bargains in the Village Store, the Share and Care Shop and at a flea market table featuring items donated by residents. A silent auction features theme tables, including gift baskets, holiday, home and garden, health and beauty, and entertainment and sports. Share-a-Meal tickets— for meals offered by Garden Spot Village residents and staff—start drawing a crowd early in the morning, even before they go on sale. Speaking of Share-a-Meals, if all that shopping leaves you with an appetite, you’ll find yourself in the right spot. A food court will offer a tantalizing variety of old and new favorites, including scrumptious sandwiches, snacks and more. Leave room for the chicken barbecue! IT’S ALL FOR A GREAT CAUSE

Garden Spot Village is committed to providing excellent service and quality of living to all residents. Funds raised from the Fall Festival & Country Auction will go to the Benevolent Fund to assist residents who—for reasons beyond their control—have exhausted their financial resources. Special events like the Fall Festival, as well as personal and corporate gifts, raise benevolent funds. Read more JOIN US FOR THE FUN!

18th Annual Fall Festival & Country Auction Saturday, October 11, 7 am – 3 pm Garden Spot Village, 433 South Kinzer Avenue, New Holland

FALL FESTIVAL & COUNTRY AUCTION SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11TH, 2014 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Proceeds benefit Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM • Shuttle service from the parking lot at the Center for Health at Garden Spot Village (hayride shuttle will run weather permitting from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm) 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM • All you can eat pancake breakfast at the Harvest Table (former Cafe area)

8:00 AM • Preview Live Auction Items in the Chapel • Bid on Silent Auction Items (tables start o close at noon) • Share-a-Meal Tickets Sold • Flea Market • Free Tethered Balloon Rides (weather permitting from 8:00 – 10:00 am) • Craft tables

• Book sale • Apple Dumplings and Bake Sale (until sold out) • Refresh Open (former Village Store area) • Share and Care Shop Open • Art Show • Coffee and Donuts for sale

9:00 AM • Food court opens

8:30 AM • Soft pretzels, cider, and other beverages for sale

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM • Chicken barbecue

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM • Children’s Activities 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM • Live Auction in the Tent



Items include gift baskets, holiday, home & garden, health & beauty, and entertainment & sports.

Items include handcrafted furniture & accessories, quilts, textiles, artwork, collectibles, and wooden toys.


Do you have a favorite apple pie recipe? Join the fun and enter this year’s apple pie contest. Pies will be judged on overall appearance, crust, flavor, filling and creativity. The top three apple pies will be sold in the live auction. All the other apple pies will be sold for a set price. Space is limited so enter early. Guidelines and registration information will be available on the website, Please visit the website often for the list of sponsors, auction items, and Share-a-Meal opportunities. Details for placing phone bids will be online.

DIRECTIONS From Lancaster: Follow Route 23 East to New Holland. Turn right on South Kinzer Ave. Travel for approximately ¼ mile and then turn left to enter Garden Spot Village. From Pennsylvania Turnpike: Take exit 22 (Morgantown) and follow Route 10 South to Route 23 West to


New Holland. Turn left on Kinzer Avenue. Travel for approximately ¼ mile and then turn left to enter Garden Spot Village. On Campus Directions and Parking: Turn into Garden Spot Village from Kinzer Avenue and turn right into the parking lot at the Center for Health. Shuttle transportation is provided. 717.355.6000

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socially s pe a k i n g

Meet the Resident Finance Committee lots of communities —as

does Garden

Spot Village—may have quilting groups or woodworkers, book clubs or Bible studies. How many have a group of residents who review the balance sheets? At Garden Spot Village, the Resident Finance Committee meets regularly with Dale Beiler, chief financial officer, to look over the balance sheet, profit-and-loss statement and other financial reports. This level of transparency “may not be unique, but it’s probably unusual,” says Duane Tice, who had an accounting business in West Chester before he lived at Garden Spot Village, and who is now a member of the committee. “I talk about it to friends in other communities, and they just go, ‘Huh?’” says Bob Winegardner, who learned his way around financial statements as an executive with Home Depot and other large companies. Winegardner attends the town meetings regularly and asked questions about finances. He has been a member of the committee since 2005. DOLLARS AND SENSE

The committee meets with Beiler every other month, with extra meetings around budget time. They receive balance sheet explanations, P&L and cash flow 8


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statements, and other information. “Dale gives us a thorough explanation of the financial results, and we ask lots of questions,” Tice says. “The main comparison is with the budget. Where there’s a line item—food, for example, that is different than the budget, we get more explanation. They can ask about anything—from cash flow to financing of bonds, the financial impact of a planned remodeling project, maintenance fees and meal plans, a recent three-year contract for electricity—you name it. “No matter how broad or how detailed my question, I have always gotten an answer and been shown where the numbers have come from,” says Winegardner. “They always give us the logic and reason behind what they are doing. I may not always have done it that way, but the results have always come out good.” The committee sees the commitment to stewardship in action. “They understand they’re charged with a huge responsibility here. It’s not just another business. Here you have a thousand lives—a thousand people with a thousand ideas,” says Winegardner. When the leadership team at Garden Spot Village makes a decision, “They take everybody into consideration. They understand that you have to protect the people who are here. You can’t move ahead without consideration for the financial wherewithal.” “From Dale’s perspective, we’re a sounding board,” Tice says of the committee. “I personally feel that Dale feels accountable to the committee.” SHARING INFORMATION WITH EVERYONE

The committee currently has about six members. Tice and Winegardner acknowledge that reviewing financial statements is not everyone’s cup of tea, particularly if they don’t have accounting or business management experience. That doesn’t mean, however, that residents don’t have questions. In that case, members of the Resident Finance Committee may be able to answer them. “When we’re with other people who have questions and comments that we can shed some light on, all of us are quick to do that,” says Tice. “Other residents seem to be very happy that somebody who is one of them is looking at the numbers,” says Winegardner. The bottom line here, he says, is that “I know we’re well financed and in good shape. There are a lot of people who are making sure that what we’re doing is correct and that we’re moving in the right direction.”

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Organizational Stewardship Excellence Takes Teamwork

A deep respect for the land… The willingness to help a neighbor in need… A way of life that strengthens the body and soul… Those are some of the qualities that have long made Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, a special place to live. The core values at Garden Spot Village spring from that environment. “Our core values are part of our DNA at Garden Spot Village,” says Dale Beiler, chief financial officer. “They are entwined with our history.” Keeping those values in the forefront, however, doesn’t happen automatically. It requires intentional effort. Regular meetings help keep everyone focused on the organization’s mission and values. ALL ABOUT BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

The senior leadership team meets every other week. No topics are off the table. For example, after a discussion about dissatisfaction with annual employee performance reviews, CEO Steve Lindsey and Bryan Groff, director of human Rrsources, began researching alternatives. That eventually led to the new coaching model that Garden Spot Village implemented about a year and a half ago. “It’s a part of what we do—looking at the human resources side and asking ‘How are we being good stewards of our staff?’ We want to put our staff 10


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capabilities and strengths to the best use,” Beiler says. “We allow staff to pursue their passions and meet the needs of the residents in many different ways. If they are not in an area they’re passionate about, we can get them to a place where they are.” Sometimes, they pull together to give each other feedback or help a team member address a specific challenge. At other times, they consider the 30,000-foot view.

Nate Weber and Dale Beiler

“How can we continue to serve a variety of populations, looking out for the next five, 10 or 15 years?” Beiler says. “And part of it is pure relationship building. All of us are very much in tune with Garden Spot Village’s mission and values, and everything is put up against that, even within our relationships. We are not afraid to challenge each other, but at the end of the day, we’re all together.” OPEN LINES OF COMMUNICATION

On the weeks in between the senior leadership team meetings, the group expands to include department directors and supervisory leaders. They share information about current and upcoming events, so everyone can work together to make them run smoothly. Here again, the emphasis is on relationships—as it is throughout Garden Spot Village. Beiler refers to the “culture of relationship building” that encompasses staff and residents. “Here, it’s the human relationship that has become the priority,” he says. “Being a not-for-profit allows us to focus on the people. We’ve always done what’s right for the people, and that works well from a bottom-line perspective.” After all, another aspect of stewardship that the team addresses is wise use of financial resources. Like all leadership team members, Beiler maintains an open-door policy, and he meets regularly with members of the Resident Finance Committee in order to review financial reports. “They can look at anything in the books they want to,” Beiler says. “That level of transparency can be unusual. We strive to be transparent. We believe it’s part of being a good steward of residents’ resources.” That sense of stewardship extends broadly, from purchasing a percentage of green power and locking in electric rates for three years, to providing extensive resources and support to help residents maintain their independence as long as they can. “For those who eventually need support or care services, if moving to another part of campus is a consideration, the decision is always made with families over time. We are committed to good stewardship of residents’ personal assets and to allowing people to live a full life with opportunity as well,” says Beiler. And lead full lives they do! Residents at Garden Spot Village put their experience and energies to good use, volunteering on campus and getting involved in the surrounding community. Some tutor at local schools, help out at the police station and mentor young people through church groups. Others travel to Long Island, the Gulf Coast and even Honduras to provide labor for disaster relief and church camps. The possibilities are endless—and they all start with relationships and good values.

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meet your n e igh bors

“ It only took me one visit to say, ‘This is perfect.’”

Hugh and Judy hit the ground running. They are energetic, highly engaged and widely involved.



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Hugh & Judy Dockeray: Enjoying every moment

Now the Dockerays are enjoying the Garden Spot Village lifestyle themselves. They enjoy it all—from their light, open floorplan to maintenance-free living, to the casual atmosphere and so many new friends.

time is a precious resource ,

“The people in the woodshop are wonderful. There are 70 members, and anybody will stop what they’re doing to help you,” Hugh says.

and Hugh and

Judy Dockeray know how to make the most of it. Since moving to Garden Spot Village in June 2013, they have embraced the carefree lifestyle and are taking advantage of all the community has to offer by getting involved in several social clubs and activities. “There are so many things I could get involved in,” says Judy, who began volunteering with Caring Connections when the couple first put their names on the future residents list. “It’s been a really good way for us to get to know people, a super way to meet people,” says Hugh, who helped organize a group of fellow golfers to get together every week to play nine holes. “We tee off early, and we’re home by noon.” FINDING THE PERFECT PLACE

Hugh and Judy grew up in Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, and connected as high school seniors working on the yearbook. She was the editor, and he was the photographer. After they married, Hugh’s career in the grocery industry took them to Wilkes-Barre, then to Virginia, then to Collegeville. They eventually retired to Elverson, Chester County. While wintering in Fort Myers, Florida, mutual friends introduced the Dockerays to some fellow “snowbirds” who lived at Garden Spot Village. “That was the first we heard about Garden Spot Village. They were so thrilled with their lifestyle and the ability to pack up and go away for the winter,” Judy says. “It only took me one visit to say, ‘This is perfect.’ We looked at quite a few other places, but we always knew this was where we would be.”

“I worked in a doctor’s office, so I like to meet people and hear their stories,” says Judy. “Not a day goes by that you don’t meet someone.” MANY WAYS TO WEAVE CONNECTIONS

When he’s not playing golf, Hugh can often be found in the woodshop or the model train room. This summer, he crafted a golf bag rack to donate for auction at the Fall Festival.

A book lover who says she “doesn’t do anything that involves a ball,” Judy is likely to be in the library. “We haven’t even needed to go to the county library. We just go to the on-campus library in Garden Towers and bring back several books at a time,” she says. She enjoys when other readers recommend new authors. Both of them are enjoying the heated indoor pool and are happy to be back swimming again. They’ve planted flowers in front of and behind their carriage house, and this summer, Hugh had tomatoes thriving in his garden. They have helped out at the Fall Festival & Country Auction in the fall and the Garden Spot Village Marathon in the spring. Judy helps out in Resident Services—which she calls “two hours of fun.” Hugh plans to be “on deck” for the annual Holiday Model Train Room Open House. Both Hugh and Judy used to sing in their church choir and now sing with the Village Voices. When Hugh suggests that being a part of Village Voices has “benefited us more than we’ve benefited them,” Judy adds that the other chorus members have “welcomed us with open arms.” In fact, wherever they go and whatever they do at Garden Spot Village, they fit right in. They are glad they made the move at a point in their lives when they could take advantage of all that Garden Spot Village offers. “Being able to make decisions together made making the move a lot easier than it might have been if we had waited,” says Hugh. “It was fun and enjoyable. We had a super first year.” Says Judy, “We’re eager to continue to meet people, make new friends, do more volunteering and continue being happy here.”

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team s po t l i g h t

Nate Weber: Managing Your Money one way to look at stewardship



“The big thing I notice here is the culture—the way people treat residents and other employees,” he says. “People everywhere are friendly, but here it’s above and beyond. I’ve felt pretty welcome in my short time here.” In fact, what he likes best about Garden Spot Village is the fact that the residents and staff are extremely friendly and always seem to be happy.

“ I can tell that

people genuinely

wise use of resources. Garden Spot Village takes financial management very seriously.

love to be here,

The newest member of the finance team is Nate Weber, who assumed the position of controller in June. “I work with Dale Beiler, chief financial officer, to make sure the residents’ money is being put to its best use,” Weber says. “We’re running a business, but it wouldn’t exist without the people who live here. Whenever we look at a project, we always ask ourselves, ‘If we do it, how does it benefit the residents?’” IT ALL ADDS UP

Weber grew up in Lancaster and the surrounding suburbs. A high school accounting teacher encouraged him, so he took several classes in the subject, including an independent study. “It just interested me—this aspect of the business side,” he says. “So I had it on my radar.” Weber attended Millersville University to study finance. A professor suggested that he study accounting as well, in order to gain a better understanding of the source of the figures he would find in financial reports. Ultimately, Weber graduated with degrees in both subjects. He worked as an audit manager for a major accounting firm and as controller for another retirement community before coming to Garden Spot Village. He quickly sensed that Garden Spot Village was unique. 14


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whether as a

“I can tell that people genuinely love to be here, whether as a team member or as a resident,” he says. “There is something for everyone, and there is such a friendly atmosphere in this community.” FUN WITH

team member or


When Weber is not at work, you’ll find him spending time with his family—his wife, Jenni, and their daughter, Caroline, who’s a toddler. They recently moved to Mount Joy from outside Lancaster City. He enjoys working around the house, reading, watching movies and playing with Caroline and their dog, Ozzy, a four-year-old Yorkie-poo. For the past 20 years, Weber has taken a week-long vacation on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

as a resident.”

“It’s a very quiet and relaxing week,” says Weber. Then it’s back to work in the finance department, working on day-to-day operations and helping in the monthly close process, generating the reports necessary to make sure Garden Spot Village is making wise use of its financial resources. Contact Nate Weber by calling 717.355.6049 or email at




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Nate Weber, Financial Controller at Garden Spot Villlage.

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Charitable Gift Annuities Gain in Popularity



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charitable gift annuities


(CGAs) have


recently gained in popularity with residents

Speaker Nikki Shingle from Everence and the Mennonite Foundation will present an educational session so you can learn about how a charitable gift annuity can provide an irrevocable gift to Garden Spot Village and lifetime income for you.

at Garden Spot Village. Several applications were completed at the end of 2013, and already this year a significant number of applications have been completed and others

Monday, October 20, 2014 9:30 am Garden Spot Village Concord Room

are under consideration. “We have been striving to provide educational opportunities through seminars and printed materials, so that individuals can learn about the benefits of charitable gift annuities,” says Linda Dodge, director of development at Garden Spot Village. “More and more individuals are seeing how a charitable gift annuity can benefit Garden Spot Village and at the same time provide the donor with lifetime income at a respectable fixed rate.” The next educational session on charitable gift annuities will feature guest speaker, Nikki Shingle, from Everence and the Mennonite Foundation. The event will be held on Monday, Oct. 20. Residents, future residents, family members and friends are invited to attend.

Register at the Resident Services Desk or call Kelly at 717.355.6000. Registration Deadline is Friday, October 17. Space is Limited Light Refreshments.

Age 65 = 4.7%

Age 70 = 5.1 %

Age 75 = 5.8%

Age 80 = 6.8%

Age 85 = 7.8%


• The donor makes an irrevocable gift to Garden Spot Village. • Most donors may take a tax deduction for the charitable gift. • A CGA provides lifetime income for the donor. • The rate of return is fixed for life and is much higher than a certificate of deposit (CD). • A significant portion of the payments back to the donor are tax exempt. • The remainder goes to the charity after the donor passes. (The donor determines whether the gift is for the Benevolent Fund or for another purpose.) ABOUT CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY RATES

The rate of return on your charitable gift annuity depends upon your age. The American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA) determines the rates. Following are examples of current CGA rates for an individual.

The minimum amount to establish a CGA at Garden Spot Village is $10,000, but a CGA may be established at a much higher dollar amount. Some individuals prefer to set up a CGA one year and then set up additional CGAs in future years to take advantage of rates that increase with age. LEARN MORE

To learn more about charitable gift annuities, and find out the rate for your age or for a two-life CGA, please contact Linda Dodge, CFRE, director of development, at 717-355-6215 or You can request a no-obligation example for your age to see your rate and approximate tax benefits. Garden Spot Village is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization – contributions to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. The official registration and financial information of Garden Spot Village may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania 1.800.732.0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. If you do not want to receive direct mail about Garden Spot Village fundraising activities, please call Janine Ziegler at 717.355.6288 to make the request.

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across the globe


he mission of Garden Spot Village is “to enrich the lives of older adults as an expression of Christ’s love.” As Christ’s love has no limits—and certainly no geographical boundaries—Garden Spot Village strives to give residents and team members opportunities to make good use of their time, talents and other God-given gifts in ways that touch lives around the globe. Some of these opportunities involve distant travel, others require only reaching out from the comfort of home in New Holland. All represent stewardship in action.

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Stewardship means serving others—around the world and around the corner. Garden Spot Village residents and staff connect with local organizations that serve people of all ages right here in New Holland. One example is the YMCA Kids Marathon held in conjunction with the Garden Spot Village Marathon. “The Kids Marathon helps children increase their daily activity, build self-esteem by setting a goal and working to achieve it and strengthen the overall health and wellness of families by offering a positive activity they can do together,” says Jeff Kenderdine, CEO of Lancaster Family YMCA. “This program is a great example of how organizations like Garden Spot Village can help the Y make a bigger impact in the community through stewardship and partnership.” Through the Lancaster Family YMCA Kids Marathon, children work their way toward completing a full 26.2-mile marathon by running, biking, walking or swimming in one-mile increments over several months. The children’s efforts are rewarded with an exciting finish to their marathon with the final mile being run on the Garden Spot Village campus, using part of the same course the elite Garden Spot Village Marathon runners use the following day. The Lancaster Family YMCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the community and improving the lives of children, adults and families through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. It has served Lancaster County for more than 160 years. Through a recent agreement with the New Holland Rec Center, the Y is expanding its mission impact in eastern Lancaster County. The Kids Marathon is just one of the new programs and services that the Y is offering in New Holland. Others include youth sports programs for children ages 3 to 5, a free Parents’ Night Out program and Project Pounds Away, a weight loss and health improvement program in a supportive team environment. Read more:



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China, Australia, Iceland Nearly a decade ago, Garden Spot Village found a way to enrich the lives of older adults on the New Holland campus with the introduction of an innovative, personcentered household model of skilled care. In 2009, the team brought the household model to Akron, PA, to the skilled nursing facility at Maple Farm. But the team’s influence has spread far beyond Lancaster County. Professionals from continuing care retirement communities and nursing homes from across the United States and around the world come to Garden Spot Village to see the household model in action and to learn how to implement it at home. Most recently, two groups came from Australia to tour the households, meet with residents and team members and ask questions. Other groups have visited from Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, Ireland, China, Iceland, the Netherlands and Argentina. Members of the household teams are generous with their time and insights. Each opportunity to share their experience with their peers is an investment that pays off in a better quality of life for older adults everywhere.

Kenya, Afghanistan, Dominican Republic Every year, more than 160,000 children in developing countries are born with clubfoot, a birth defect that makes walking difficult “ CURE has hospitals or impossible. This year, at the first Kid’s and programs Marathon, Garden Spot Village and the around the Lancaster Family YMCA encouraged world, including kids to think beyond themselves by asking Afghanistan, them to participate in a “Run so Kids can Walk” the Dominican campaign. Participants Republic, were invited to raise funds for CURE Ethiopia, Kenya, International, a locallybased organization that Malawi, Niger, delivers medical care to children with clubfoot the Philippines, and other treatable conditions. CURE has Uganda, United hospitals and programs Arab Emirates and around the world, including Afghanistan, Zambia.” the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, the Philippines, Uganda, United Arab Emirates and Zambia. Since 1998, CURE’s network of charitable hospitals and surgical programs has seen

more than 2.4 million outpatients, performed more than 167,000 surgeries and trained more than 7,200 medical professionals. Children in the Kid’s Marathon raised $3,665 for CURE’s Global Children’s Fund, which serves 29 countries, so kids around the globe could receive the gift of the ability to walk.

Honduras For the past several summers, a team from Garden Spot Village has traveled to Honduras to volunteer at Campo Converge, a church camp in the hills outside Tegucigalpa. This year, eight residents, staff and friends made the journey along with 12 members of Grace Baptist Church in York. Ranging from “ To walk handa boy as young as 8 to older adults, the in-hand with a volunteer crew painted a large multi-purpose blind teacher or a building and wired and struggling student, paneled the second of two new cabins, working alongside coordinating Hondurans and a their walking or missionary family who lives at the forest camp.

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“We were also privileged to serve the forest paths, 30 persons who are connected us with challenged with cerebral palsy and their physical Down syndrome, as they spent a night in struggles.” the shared dorms with our team and two days at our camp,” says Marian Harnish, associate chaplain and a volunteer on this year’s trip. The volunteers did scavenger hunts through the camp and other activities with the group. “To walk hand-in-hand with a blind teacher or a struggling student, coordinating their walking or wheelchair through the forest paths, connected us with their physical struggles,” Harnish says. “Our hearts learned lessons about being joyful, grateful and content, never grumbling, despite the daily trials that never go away.” The volunteers also did a Vacation Bible School evening program at a local orphanage and three afternoon programs at the two-room El Horno school. When they lost electricity, they improvised. The Spanish speakers among them read the script and put on a puppet show telling the story of Noah, and then made felt puppets with the 46 children. “I am so grateful to God and the church here at Garden Spot Village for giving me the privilege to converge with

Honduras and the team from the USA,” says Harnish. “I can never forget what He is still teaching me from it.”

Oklahoma, USA A finisher’s medal from the Garden Spot Village Half Marathon brightened the day of a 6-year-old Oklahoma girl recovering from a rare pediatric stroke. Last spring, the story of Kinslee Roe touched the heart of Tony Ochoa, a pastor and runner from Barton, New York. Ochoa dedicates his runs and races to the brave young girl, and wears an I Run for Kinslee T-shirt. When he contacted Scott Miller, chief marketing officer and race director, to ask for a “shout out” to Kinslee, Miller was happy to oblige. Proceeds from the Garden Spot Village Marathon benefit the Benevolent Fund. In the six years the event has been run to date, it has given runners of all ages from across the country and around the world an opportunity to test themselves on a scenic but challenging course that shows some of the best of the Lancaster County countryside. Like Ochoa, many of those marathoners run to raise awareness of and/or money for the benefit of others. For example, this year Jim Shoopack, founder of Run Over Depression, ran for mental health awareness and to help remove the stigma of mental illness. Scott Nickle, of Delaware, participates in the Who I Run 4 program and ran for a 12-year-old boy who is unable to run. Trent Morrow, a runner from Australia, included the Garden Spot Village Marathon in his push to set a new Guinness World Record and honor his mother and stepmother, both of whom died of cancer.

Bangladesh Two decades ago, Mennonite Central Committee helped establish the Biborton Handmade Paper Project of Prokritee to support job creation in southern Bangladesh. Today, a group of women who live in the Mountain View Personal Care community at Garden Spot Village are playing a part in that initiative. The Mountain View Vision & Design Team develops folded paper designs that the artisans in Bangladesh convert into greeting cards and other paper products, which they offer for sale through Ten Thousand Villages, a global fair trade retailer. By putting their creative talents to use, the Mountain View volunteers are helping women in Bangladesh to earn money to feed their families. Read more:

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STRATEGICALLY In his inimitable way, Yogi Berra once said, “You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.” Fortunately for all involved, Garden Spot Village knows where it is going. Always guided by its mission, “To enrich the lives of older adults as an expression of Christ’s love,” the leadership team and board of directors regularly look ahead and plan for the future, so they can best fulfill that mission. “Whether it is healthcare reform, a transition of generations entering this new chapter of their lives or new expectations among those looking for services or a community in which to reside, we are on the threshold of new and exciting times,” says Steve Lindsey, CEO of Garden Spot Village. For the last several months, Lindsey and others have been working on updates to the community’s five-year strategic plan. A strategic plan helps an organization focus its priorities. “We want to find new ways to leverage what we are doing well and to build and enhance areas that have significant potential to serve people in the future.” STEWARDSHIP IS THE FOUNDATION

In some areas of the strategic plan, the core value of stewardship is obvious. For example, it emphasizes a sustainable business model that allows Garden Spot Village to live out its mission if economic conditions change in the future. But other questions around stewardship also come into play—questions about how to use talent, experience and other resources. The planning process includes reviewing data and obtaining input from residents, team members and department directors, as well as from senior management. How can we be the best stewards of the human capital that we have available at Garden Spot Village? Team members bring a wide range of gifts, skills and passions to work every day. A unique person-centered coaching process, in place at Garden Spot Village, helps individuals grow and develop as people, professionals and team members so they can best serve residents. 24


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A unique person-centered coaching process in place at Garden Spot Village helps individuals grow and develop as people, professionals and team members so they can best serve residents.

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“Now we are looking at how we can take that further—to be more intentional about developing people and to get everyone involved in innovation,” says Lindsey. “Our goal is to find great people who have the right heart for our mission, and then continually work on developing them so we can serve our residents at a higher level.” As the plan comes together, it offers exciting possibilities for team members to participate and contribute in new ways that tap into the depth of talent and creativity that they bring to Garden Spot Village. How can we promote a sense of stewardship for people in the stage of life in which they find themselves at Garden Spot Village?

“We are not an island unto ourselves. We have a sense of social accountability to benefit the larger community.”


Residents also have a pool of talent to share for the benefit of others at Garden Spot Village and far beyond. Many may be retired from the job market, but they still have plenty of energy and extensive life experience, wisdom and knowledge. They want to put those resources to work to make a difference. “We want to help people to unlock the potential of this ‘third season,’ this stage of life, to do significant things with their lives,” says Lindsey. Garden Spot Village already offers many opportunities for those who have harvested their life’s wisdom in order to help others on their journey. “Some people naturally gravitate toward that. For others, it might help to have some structured discussion to explore what they have learned and where they can plug in their skills,” Lindsey says. “Part of our future is looking at how we can create opportunities in a more purposeful manner and encourage people to live with purpose, meaning and vitality in new and different ways.” Is there a role for Garden Spot Village to play as stewards in our larger geographic community? Thanks to the vision of co-founder Dale Weaver, Garden Spot Village has always worked hard at being a good corporate citizen. Efforts to this end have been as varied as providing volunteers for local non-profits; offering financial support to the schools, fire company and other service organizations; and participating in mission projects across the country and around the world. “We are not an island unto ourselves. We have a sense of social responsibility to benefit the larger community,” says Lindsey. “How can we do that in a bigger and more significant way? We have some great resources on our campus that could be a benefit to the Eastern Lancaster County community and potentially beyond. I believe that this plan will speak to that in new ways as we look to support a vibrancy of life in our surrounding community.” 26


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Is there a stewardship role for Garden Spot Village in the professional community? Team members from Garden Spot Village have presented at a variety of industry conferences, published articles in professional magazines and have been asked to participate in policy committees. Going forward, they will explore “harvesting our lessons here and sharing more intentionally with other senior living organizations and non-profits, continuing to contribute,” says Lindsey. “It is all driven right out of the mission of enriching people’s lives, helping them live in a more rewarding manner and sharing Christ’s love in practical ways.” In the professional community, it means sharing the team’s knowledge and experience and the skill sets found on campus to benefit older adults everywhere. The mission remains first and foremost. Garden Spot Village will always be guided by its mission. The strategic plan provides a blueprint for how the organization focuses its efforts to achieve it. “Tactics and strategies may change over time, but the mission is at the core of our identity and we remain absolutely committed to it,” says Lindsey.

An Engaging Process When Garden Spot Village recently set out to update its strategic plan, they didn’t want to drive it from the top down. In alignment with the organization’s culture, they included residents, employees and managers in the process as well as the leadership team. “Our process revolved around three ways of including people,” says Lois Dostalik, principal and CEO of E4 Strategic Consultancy of Lancaster. E4 conducted interviews with residents, staff and the leadership team; held work sessions with the leadership team and department managers, and conducted a focus group with the board of directors. They polled several hundred employees, in groups of up to 75 at a time, using an electronic audience response system to gather real-time responses to dozens of questions. They encouraged team members to answer strategic questions like, “What opportunities do you see to better serve residents?” and “What do we have to think about differently 10 years from now?” “We asked tough questions and in all of our sessions, more than 85 percent of the employees wrote something,” Dostalik says. A response rate that high is unusual. “You could tell it wasn’t just a ‘throw-away’ answer, either. That tells you something about their level of commitment.”

WALKING, NOT TALKING In some organizations, the mission is just a statement on the wall. Dostalik found that employees at Garden Spot Village could readily identify the mission and the organization’s values. “They weren’t memorized—that’s how they acted,” Dostalik says. “Actions carry the day, not words.” It makes a difference that, she says, “senior management is the role model for the mission. I have never worked with a board or senior team that continually refers to their mission the way Garden Spot Village does. That type of integration is unheard of.” Dostalik founded E4 two decades ago, and has worked with regional and national clients in many industries. Most are committed to doing their best. Still, Garden Spot Village is unique. “Their execution is incredible,” she says. “They work so hard. They have an absolute commitment to better serve and do what it takes to execute it well that is truly unusual, and makes the organization stand out.” Instead of talking about what people in the organization should be, leaders at Garden Spot Village offer dozens of examples every day of how people should act. The behavior trickles down. People at Garden Spot Village put others first. Lois Dostalik, principal and CEO of E4 Strategic Consultancy of Lancaster.

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2) DO GOOD “They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share….” — 1 Timothy 6:18

Stewardship is one of six core values lived out at Garden Spot Village. We recognize that God has entrusted us to wisely use the resources He has graciously given to us. We diligently seek to use our time, abilities and resources to further our mission in a manner that honors Him.

1) PROTECT & PROSPER “A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given to him from heaven.” — John 3:27 Stewardship is, says Marlin Groff, “an effort at fully utilizing the assets that God has given us.” Individuals and organizations are called upon to be good stewards. “Many times these assets or resources are provided to us by the people preceding us, sometimes by several generations or, in the case of organizations, they are assets received prior to our involvement. They may be the result of years of effort—and not necessarily our own efforts right now, so we don’t take too much credit for it ourselves,” says Groff, chairman of the Garden Spot Village board of directors and chief financial officer at Lancaster Mennonite School, which hosts Everence’s annual Stewardship University program. “It’s important to remember Christ’s call to protect the vulnerable,” he says. Garden Spot Village not only provides good value because it uses its God-given assets wisely, but it is obedient to Christ’s call. It also attracts people who have “an attitude of sharing, not of hoarding for ourselves, so that we all together benefit as a community.”

“Everything we have belongs to God. If not for His grace, we would not have what we have— time, talents, possessions, money, health…,” says E.J. Rittersbach, a Garden Spot Village resident who also serves on the board of directors. “He wants us to be good managers and administrators of them, so ultimately He will receive the glory. Stewardship needn’t be elaborate or complicated, she says, citing the story of the poor widow who put two small copper coins in the temple treasury—but Jesus recognized that she gave selflessly of what she had. “A lot of times it’s just sitting and listening to someone or asking someone how she’s feeling,” Rittersbach says. “That’s good stewardship of time, and it’s so important.” Through her church, Rittersbach gives her time to Samaritan’s Purse to help with disaster recovery projects, and she helps out friends. At Garden Spot Village she also sees the benefit of the volunteer hours she spends in the Share and Care Shop. “By raising funds, it helps someone down the road who may need benevolent care,” she says. “We can help in a lot of different ways like that behind the scenes.” People who struggle need those of us who are able to help—but the giving isn’t all one way. “There is so much joy to be able to reach out and see that it is helping somebody else through a tough time,” says Rittersbach. “It is joyous to be able to be a part of fulfilling what God has instructed us to do for His glory.” 3) BE RESPONSIBLE “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men….” — Colossians 3:23 “Stewardship simply means holding yourself responsible for what you are trying to achieve,” says Bernie Marshall, Garden Spot Village resident. “Anything that serves the Lord is stewardship. If it’s done to help others, it’s stewardship.” Born and raised in Carroll County, Virginia, Marshall moved to Pennsylvania when he was 15. He put his Fall 2014



talents to work in management and enjoyed a successful career developing the talents of others—but it almost wasn’t that way. “I am what I chose to be many years ago,” he says. “I had fooled away my teenage years, but when I got married at 21, I got on my knees and prayed and asked the Lord to help us.” He asked for an education, a job and a chance to leave his old buddies behind. He also asked for a home and a church he could serve. Over the years, all his prayers were answered, although he says his education came from “the university of adversity.” As a consultant, he helped turn troubled companies around by inspiring and developing their people, encouraging them to focus on the job at hand and give their best effort. Today, as a mentor, he does the same with individuals who are struggling, reminding them that “the grace of God gives you a second chance.” 4) CLARITY OF THOUGHT “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.” — Matthew 6:24 “Stewardship is responsible financial management, which includes a whole umbrella of tactical teaching and scriptural teaching. Secondly, it is the nurture of—and not excessive consumption of—our environment, which includes lifestyle issues,” says John Smucker, a business owner and treasurer of the Garden Spot Village board of directors. Stewardship means “looking at creation with God’s intent in mind.” In that respect, he says, stewardship can’t be separate from deep pinnacles of faith. “Embracing the ideal of stewardship establishes a solid and clear vertical relationship with Christ and Scriptural teachings. That’s where you start. Establish it and be clear about it,” says Smucker, who has taught on the topic of stewardship in a church setting. “The more solid your vertical connection is, the better you’ll know what to do in the horizontal relationships between people and possessions.” Garden Spot Village is “very conscious about the way in which we commit to capital improvements, how we move forward as an organization in strategic planning and financial requirements for the future, and careful about what we commit to fixed costs and overhead as a matter



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of trying to be stewards of the money we collect from residents to run the operation,” he says. “The call to follow Christ is a call to community and mutual care. We spend a lot of organizational time in developing community and trying to promote mutual care through initiatives like the Benevolent Fund and the activities we sponsor, encouraging people to help neighbors both in proximity and across the globe.” For individuals and organizations alike, being a good steward takes “the courage to take the teachings of Jesus as examples and the faith it requires to live to a different standard.” 5) SERVING OTHERS “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” — 1 Peter 4:10 “When I think of stewardship, it’s ‘serving others.’ My feeling is it’s what I could do for other people,” says Jay Hogeland, who has lived at Garden Spot Village for six years. Hogeland spent 27 years as a lay visitor for his church, making calls to homes, hospitals and other places where people needed someone to be a friend or just to listen. Today, he with his wife, Marion, continue to serve the community. The couple volunteers in the laundry, and they staff water stations at Pedal to Preserve. The whole family—Jay, Marion and their two grown daughters— help out with the Garden Spot Village Marathon, organizing the awards. It’s an all-day job and then some. The opportunity to volunteer and remain active was one of their reasons for choosing Garden Spot Village out of the 14 communities they visited. That, and the fact that the concept of serving others flows both ways here. “I’ve never been anyplace where the people are so helpful and so caring,” says Hogeland of both neighbors and staff. “It’s such a friendly atmosphere here. There’s no place like it. I see the staff as very dedicated people who always go beyond what they’re required to do. They’d do anything for you. When somebody asks me about Garden Spot Village, I call it ‘The Garden of Eden.’”

6) SELFACCOUNTABILITY “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” — Proverbs 16:3 “I define stewardship as being responsible for what God has given me and being accountable for what I do with what He has given me. Whether it be talents, gifts, finances or time, I am responsible to put what God has given to me to work for His glory,” says Joyce Hoover, a partner at Weinhold, Nickel & Company, LLP, a Reamstown accounting firm, and a member of the board of directors at Garden Spot Village. “I have always tried to be generous with my time by volunteering, whether it was many years ago in my children’s schools or currently as a member of the board at Garden Spot Village,” she says. “Over the years, I have been active in various aspects of church life, various fundraising activities and participating on boards and committees.” She also has a strong sense of responsibility and generosity when it comes to the financial gifts she has received. “I believe the Lord has blessed me, and I am responsible to share that blessing with others,” she says, adding that, “When I think about giving of financial resources, I need to feel comfortable that the organizations I choose are good stewards of the finances that have been entrusted to them.” Hoover sees stewardship in action at Garden Spot Village. “Garden Spot Village is blessed with residents and supporters who give freely of their time, talents, gifts and money to support the mission of the community.” 7) INSPIRE LEGACY “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, and the world and those who dwell therein….” — Psalm 24:1 “I remind myself that the steward does not own. The steward takes care of something that is owned by somebody else and is held accountable for that which is entrusted to him or her,” says Edgar Stoesz, a member of the Garden Spot Village board of directors. One aspect is stewardship of money. “The Weaver family is a beautiful example of that kind of stewardship,” he says of Garden Spot Village’s co-founders. “They were

entrusted with a talent to accumulate, but didn’t hold it all to themselves. They reinvested it to benefit others.” The board carries on that legacy. “They started out with a field and made it into a village of almost a thousand people. It’s a wonderful example of capitalizing on the opportunities in front of us. Dale Weaver started it, and now others have taken it on. Everybody who has a part in the action is responsible for that which is in their reach.” Another aspect is stewardship of time. “I am to a fault jealous about my time, so I try to maximize each day and each moment entrusted to me. I try to be judicious in how I invest my time in causes that are invisible, in things that will not perish,” Stoesz says. “There is a beautiful verse of scripture that says, ‘What is visible will pass away.’ Buildings are visible. Budgets are visible. Love is invisible.” Read more: Fall 2014






rom mainstay favorites to a touch of the exotic, what

are you hungry for? Maybe you’re feeling like comfort food hot from the oven. Perhaps you have a yen for fresh, creative flavor combinations, like a chipotle chicken fajita wrap, edamame nut salad or butternut squash risotto. Maybe you simply love the surprise of the culinary delight of the day. Whatever makes your mouth water and your taste buds tingle, do yourself a favor and pull up a chair at the Harvest Table, where once again Garden Spot Village has elevated the dining experience to new culinary heights. As if inspired cuisine weren’t enough, made-to-order is like never before and, with our latest cutting-edge technology, you can make your menu selections in advance so everything is ready when you arrive. “In today’s fully engaged food culture, people of all ages follow food trends. They love incredible recipes that have been handed down through the family, jotted on notecards in faded ink. They also want to be more adventurous with ingredients, discover contemporary twists on old favorites or experience exotic flavors that connect them with different cultures,” says Michael Pezzillo. The new executive chef at Garden Spot Village, Pezzillo has been a bright light in the regional food scene from Atlantic City to Philadelphia to Chester County, where he was chef and owner of Café Mosaic. 32


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The Place: Harvest Table on Main Street, Garden Spot Village. The Concept: Upscale, farm-to-table casual eatery, catering to a variety of palate preferences with multiple rotating themed dining destinations featuring made-to-order options. The Space: Open, inviting café with Wood Stone pizza oven, a chef’s table, a room-within-a room, and conversation booths as well as an advanced ordering system. The Chef: Michael Pezzillo, former owner of Café Mosaic

Michael Pezzillo, Executive Chef

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ON THE EDGE OF THE HOTTEST TRENDS Garden Spot Village consistently strives to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to food. The community’s first venture into made-to-order dining came in 2006, when it introduced home-style cooking in open country kitchens in the skilled care households—and it has been wildly successful. Next, came boutique dining with the Fireside Café, and Garden Spot Village stepped it up yet again in 2013 with The Coop, a French bistro that raised the bar in the region and in the industry. “As we explore dining innovations, we visit a wide variety of harness the potential new and boutique restaurants, some of local food, making on side streets in fresh, high-quality destination cities like Philadelphia and dishes available to Charleston, South people at Garden Spot Carolina, and others in world-class hotels and Village every day.” resorts,” says Scott Miller, chief marketing officer. “Countless hours and years of discovery are reflected here.”

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“We’ve worked hard to harness the potential of local food, making fresh, high-quality dishes available to people at Garden Spot Village every day—dishes that reflect familiar flavors as well as flavors that are new and exciting,” Miller says. “The Harvest Table is the next exciting step forward in that journey.” A DESIGN AND CULINARY PARTNERSHIP

Don Bundren, General Manager of Dining Services

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With all its cooking shows and competitions, the Food Network has had a significant impact on what people want when it comes to food, and that impact isn’t lost on Garden Spot Village. People expect artistic presentation, recognizable nutritional flavors and a certain “hmmmm” factor that makes you close your eyes when it touches your taste buds. With almost 1 million restaurants in the United States, the competition is tough to draw customers through the door, not just with wonderful food, but with stunning architecture, aesthetics and service that is both entertaining and extremely enjoyable. “As stewards of the dining experience, we understand the dynamic nature of dining expectations and the need to provide an environment where the dining experience has the opportunity to develop and evolve over time,” says Steve Lindsey, CEO. To that end, Garden Spot Village has looked for a partner that could take its vision and design a space that matched. The vision incorporated an easy flow,

live cooking stations, an open pizza oven, a chef’s table, a room within a room, leading-edge technologies and much more. Based on that vision, RLPS Architects submitted some interesting early sketches. After working through an extensive design and feedback process, the architects presented Garden Spot Village with a design that captured the essence of the vision so it could be translated into a great food space that is inviting, enjoyable and captivating. When the vision entails exceptional experiences, culinary ability is paramount. Consequently, the choice of a culinary partner was critical. “We wanted a partner who understands that we weren’t looking for just another institutional cookie-cutter dining program,” Lindsey says. “We could get that anywhere. We had worked with Sodexo on some other projects, and Sodexo understands our inclination to innovate, to take the latest concepts and pattern them in such a way as to create the Garden Spot Village experience.” “It’s wonderful to work with a partner who is open to leveraging the best of what we do,” says Don Bundren, general manager of dining services. “Garden Spot Village doesn’t want us just to drop in a dining program. Obviously, we’ll deliver mainstay selections as straightforward choices, but the really exciting element here is the ability to bring all our culinary expertise and experiences to the table—to create new recipes, try new things and deliver a dining experience that is truly unique.” “I’m a farm-to-table chef. I like looking at what’s fresh and planning a menu from that,” Pezzillo says. “I like using sustainable local products, going to the farmer’s market to get the ingredients. That’s what I love about Lancaster. We have access to all the local farms.” WATCH FOR THE NEXT COURSE The Garden Spot Village team is never content to rest on its laurels. Additional dining services enhancements are in various stages of planning and development. “Garden Spot Village has us looking ahead, talking to our customers, seeking ways to draw upon our culinary experience and contribute to the community,” Bundren says. That could include delivering made-to-order dishes directly to the doorstep. It will also likely include cooking seminars, nutrition workshops and other interactive events that take advantage of team members’ expertise. Pezzillo has taught cooking classes for Williams-Sonoma and has cooked in Philadelphia’s annual Book & Cook event and in an Iron Chef competition. If you’re looking for a truly captivating dining experience, check out The Harvest Table and see what’s cooking.

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chef’s d e l i g h t

Butternut Squash Risotto Fresh, seasonal ingredients are the hallmark of the new Harvest Table Café and other dining venues in Garden Spot Village. This dish combines the creamy comfort of a delicate risotto with the subtle sweetness of butternut squash, salty bacon, tangy tomatoes and other good things from the garden. The varied colors, tastes, and textures delight all senses. SERVES FOUR.



1 /4 c. water

1 tbsp. canola oil

1 ½ tbsp. butter

2 strips bacon, chopped

¼ onion, chopped

1 tsp. garlic, chopped

½ c. Arborio rice

1 tsp. shallot, chopped

H eat a pan over medium-high heat and add the butter and onions. S auté for 2 minutes or until soft.

½ c. butternut squash, peeled and diced


A dd rice, and stir to combine. A dd 1 cup of the water to the rice, stirring constantly. R educe heat to medium. A dd the rest of the water a little at a time. C ook until all liquid is absorbed and the rice is al dente. R emove the risotto from heat and set aside to cool.

H eat the oil in a pan. A dd the bacon and sauté until browned. A dd the garlic and shallot and sauté for 30 seconds. A dd the squash, mushroom, asparagus and cherry tomatoes and sauté for 1 minute.

½ c. cherry tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise

A dd the risotto and mix ingredients gently. A dd the chicken broth, salt, pepper and cheese. A dd the basil and cook until the mixture is creamy. Serve immediately.

1 c. chicken broth

Recipe courtesy of Sodexo.

½ c. portabella mushroom, sliced ½ c. asparagus, sliced

1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. black pepper 2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated 1 ½ Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped


Chef Pezzillo was awarded the Culinary Gold Medal for Academic Excellence in 1995 from the Academy of Culinary Arts, a wonderful start to a twenty year culinary career that is bursting with flavors, artistic expression and mouthwatering originality! With cooking as his passion he’s keen on menu preparation and is always looking for ways to delight his guests. From the Devon Seafood Grill in Rittenhouse Square, to executive chef at Vanguard to his own establishment, Café Mosaic, he has a wide range of outstanding culinary experiences. 36


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The varied colors, tastes, and textures delight all senses.

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No wasted space:

Sold on Small & Simple they say

“ good things come in small

packages .”

Ruth Morrison has found that

to be true at Garden Spot Village. In June, Morrison moved from a three-bedroom ranch in Boyertown into a studio apartment at Garden Spot Village. She couldn’t be happier. “This is wonderful!” she says of her studio, which is within earshot of the soothing sounds of a fountain just outside her balcony. When Morrison put in her application in the summer of 2013, her first choice was a one-bedroom apartment with a den, and her second was a one-bedroom without the den. This past spring, she dropped in for a visit and to see how long the wait for an apartment might be. At the time, Morrison remembered reading a “Meet Your Neighbors” article in Destination Garden Spot Village magazine about a man who had chosen a studio apartment. “Until then, I hadn’t thought about a studio. Maybe that would work for me,” Morrison says. She asked to see a studio and liked what she saw. “I said, ‘Put me down for a studio,’ and everything just flowed after that.” Before long, she was moving in. LIVING FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW

Years ago, Morrison had worked as an assistant to the marketing director at another retirement community, so she knew that some people struggle with the idea of downsizing, although she herself felt ready to do it. She talked with Megan Farber, marketing associate, during her decision-making process and heard something that made sense. “Megan asked, ‘What are you going to do with your apartment? What are you going to use it for?’” Morrison says. Did she need space for an office or to do crafts? “I said, ‘I just want to stay there—to use it to sleep, to eat breakfast… Then go out and do something. Why should I have an extra bedroom when I don’t use it?’” One strategy that helped was starting to tackle the downsizing years before she moved, inviting her sons and grandchildren to take what they wanted. She followed 38


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Ruth in her studio apartment.

advice she had given others in her previous career— dividing possessions into groups of things to keep, to discard and to give away. “Instead of living in the past, look at the future,” she says. In going through things, she found she was willing to part with many things she realized she hadn’t looked at in years. “If you start to do a little bit at a time, it grows. Once you empty out a trunk or a drawer, it spurs you to do more,” she says. EFFECTIVE USE OF SPACE AND TIME

Creativity also helps. “I have a lot of stuff here, but you can’t see it,” Morrison says. “There are lots of areas where I can keep things.” For example, she found a bed with built-in drawers for storing blankets and other items below the mattress. She ordered it without a headboard or footboard, so it takes up less space and looks more like a couch. A table with four chairs fits next to the kitchen, and the washer and dryer are tucked away inside the full bath. The compact space is perfect for the time Morrison spends in it. She had signed up to volunteer even before she moved in and has been training at the Share & Care Shop. She enjoys walks on campus and has made many new friends here. As she settles in, the simplicity of a studio will afford her the time to take advantage of even more classes, recreational events and social activities here at Garden Spot Village. Read more:


for my lifestyle,” says Barbara Hoekstra, featured here in the living room of her one-bedroom apartment.

Garden Spot Village is shattering the retirement community stereotypes with its unique and appealing lifestyle. Whereas the average move-in age for most retirement communities is 80plus, Baby Boomers are moving to Garden Spot Village in their late 50s and early 60s. Single men and women find the one-bedroom and studio apartments especially attractive. “It’s the perfect space

If a “pick up and go” lifestyle appeals to you, whether it’s working, traveling or going out with friends, you can have it all at Garden Spot Village. There’s limited availability but a one-bedroom or studio apartment just might be yours before this winter.


Discover all that Garden Spot Village has to offer! Call Megan Farber at 717.355.6290 today.

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Extending the Welcome Garden Spot Village Makes Changes To Meet The Needs Of Future Residents



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Megan Farber, Marketing Associate


Historically, children under the age of 5 outnumbered adults over 65. That is rapidly changing as demographics shift. By 2015, more than 45% of Americans will be 50 or older—and they’ll all need somewhere to live. Garden Spot Village is helping meet the growing need for quality housing with plans for the west campus in New Holland and an updated process for future residents. It will give future residents more flexibility and a better understanding of timing so they can plan effectively. “I like to think we are stewards of the years ahead for our future residents,” says Megan Farber, marketing associate. “They have placed a lot of trust in us.” MAKING MULTIPLE OFFERS

Houses and apartments at Garden Spot Village are in high demand. When a residence becomes available, the marketing team contacts future residents until they connect with someone for whom the time is right. For various reasons, people aren’t always ready to jump at the opportunity.

“ We wanted to

figure out a way to enable people who are ready to move here to do

“In my experience, most people receive multiple offers over the course of several years before they move,” says Farber. That uncertainty can make it difficult to provide accurate time frames when prospective residents ask about availability. Garden Spot Village is working to change that.

“We wanted to figure out a way to enable people who are ready to move here to do so quickly, while still keeping the integrity of the future resident process,” Farber says. To enhance the system, the marketing team relied on input from current and future residents, as well as industry best practices.

so quickly.”


Under the revised process, future residents will have the opportunity to let GSV know when they are actively ready to be called for an offer. When a house becomes available Megan will contact those people who are on the ‘radar screen.’

“Being ‘on the radar’ will give future residents more control of their decision making, and we will be able to give more defined answers regarding timeframes,” Farber says. “The streamlined process will also enable us to contact people more quickly.” The marketing team expects to implement the enhanced procedures later this year. People who are already future residents will be given the first opportunity to “get on the radar.” The team also plans informational meetings. Watch for letters and e-mails from the marketing team with more details. “We are really excited about what the enhanced system will do,” says Farber. “It will allow future residents to be more engaged in their experience while planning for their home at Garden Spot Village.” THE MORE, THE MERRIER

Another way that Garden Spot Village is meeting the needs of future residents is by increasing the supply of available houses. Plans are in the works to build a community to the west of the existing New Holland campus, across Kinzer Avenue. It will consist of individual houses with livable front porches encircling open walkable courtyards. “The market is asking for individual homes, and we are responding to that,” says Scott Miller, chief marketing officer. The planned community will reflect the value of stewardship on many levels, from environmental to financial to social. The architects and builders are incorporating green practices wherever possible. The houses are intended to be casually elegant—really wonderful spaces. Garden Spot Village will leverage economies of scale to help keep pricing down. “Society in general has lost the significance and importance of community. Once, all the neighbors used to know each other, but too often today we don’t know the people who live around us,” Miller says. “From the perspective of stewardship of social health, we’re creating an environment that encourages interaction and offers multiple opportunities to meet and engage with others.” Says Miller, “Though it will be across the street and have its own character we envision the west campus as an extension of the Garden Spot Village community with seamless interactions among residents. Campus Services is on the west campus. The Bargain Barn is on the west campus. The hydroponic green house is planned for the west campus. The walking paths will be extended. The west campus provides a wonderful opportunity to further enrich the lives of everyone who lives at Garden Spot Village.”

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Janie Hutton never stops moving. Since moving to GSV, if she’s not running the marathon, she’s helping organize it, leading teams to Honduras, or traveling the world with her husband, Paul. It’s impossible to catch her standing still. JOIN US FOR THE 2015 GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE MARATHON April 11, 2015 | Registration now open!

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Thanks to its culture, landscape, and location, Lancaster County has become a haven for retired professionals, outdoor enthusiasts, and energetic adults of all ages who want a lifestyle full of social, cultural, recreational, educational, and spiritual opportunities. In the midst of this idyllic setting, Garden Spot Village has distinguished itself by providing world-class hospitality and resort-style amenities. Our faith-based heritage and commitment to service are the foundations of a truly welcoming community. Imagine life at its best.


Homes from $81,500 to mid $300s, $1,115 - $2,270 per month all inclusive.*

* Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Avenue, New Holland, PA, 17557. 717.355.6000. A non-profit, fee-for-service community. Monthly fee includes repairs and maintenance of residence and furnished appliances, electric, heat, air conditioning, water, sewer, property taxes, garbage and trash disposal, lawn care, snow removal, security, use of common facilities, social, educational, cultural, and recreational events. The following are available for a fee: telephone service, cable tv, high speed internet, dining options, personal care, skilled nursing, memory support, adult day services, at home care services, housekeeping, laundry, and a hair and nail salon. Fees and services are subject to change. Minimum age requirement 62 for a single person or 62 and 55 for a couple.

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To See & Do September 23 LOOK & LEARN


A luncheon to learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. Visit to find out more and register. Seating is limited. For the public 55+.

Learn the basics of Microsoft Word in this engaging and informative workshop. For residents.


Good food and good company make for an enjoyable afternoon at a local restaurant. For residents.

Explore the historic town of Jim Thorpe, Pa., a 19thcentury railroad center, on this day-long bus trip to Carbon County. For residents.



Safely dispose of unneeded or outdated medications. For residents and the public.

Hear tenor Fernando Valera in concert at the High Fine Arts Center at Lancaster Mennonite High School. For resident season ticket holders.



October 02 LIFE ENRICHMENT SERIES Learn about the history and mission of New Holland Kiwanis. For residents.

07 HEALTH TALK Find out what you need to know about staying well from an Ephrata Community Health physician. For residents and the public.

08 LANCASTER COMMUNITY CONCERTS WindSync brings its fresh approach to classical music to the High Fine Arts Center at Lancaster Mennonite High School. For resident season ticket holders.








A luncheon to learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. Visit to find out more and register. Seating is limited. For the public 55+.



Costumes, food and fun. For residents.



Trick-or-treaters from Kinder-Haus Nursery Day-Care visit Garden Spot Village to share their costumes. For residents.

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Enjoy a classic silent comedy accompanied by live organ music. For residents and the public.

Rev. Brian Miller, of Sunnyside Mennonite Church in Lancaster, will teach this six-part continuing education program. Continues Oct. 15, 22, 29 and Nov. 5, 12. For residents and the public.



Our annual program honors those who served with musical tributes, speakers and more. For residents.


Craft fair, live and silent auctions, family-friendly activities, food and more. Pie competition is new this year. Proceeds benefit the Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund. For residents and the public. 50


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Garden Spot Village serves as the Earl Township polling location. For residents and the public.

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The 2014–2015 series kicks off with “Piano & Voice” featuring pianist Norma Meyer and lyric contralto Daphne Alderson. For residents and the public.



A luncheon to learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. to find out more and register. Seating is limited. For the public 55+.




Join us as we give thanks and express our gratitude for God’s gifts. For residents and the public.

Join us for a screening of the family-friendly film Small Town Santa. For residents and the public.




Railroad enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy HO- and O-gauge model train layouts. Saturdays through Dec. 27.

December 02 HEALTH TALK Find out what you need to know about staying well from an Ephrata Community Health physician. For residents and the public.


As you prepare to decorate for the holidays, learn how to make a fabulous floating centerpiece for your Christmas table. For residents.

03 HERR’S SNACK FACTORY & LIGHTS TOUR Day trip to Nottingham, Pa., to take “the tastiest tour in town” and take in Herr’s Christmas light display. For residents.



Learn the basics of digital photography in this fun and informative workshop. For residents.

10 LIVE NATIVITY Residents portray the nativity scene in the chapel while our Village Voices choir leads hymns and carols. For residents and the public.



Food, fun and fellowship get the holidays off to a fabulous start. For residents.

20 SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT SERIES The 2014–2015 series continues with the Keystone Brass Quintet. For residents and the public.



The 2014–2015 series continues with outstanding entertainment. For residents and the public.

20 LOOK & LEARN A luncheon to learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. Visit to find out more and register. Seating is limited. For the public 55+.

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Enjoy a classic silent comedy accompanied by live organ music. For residents and the public.

19 LOOK & LEARN A luncheon to learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. Visit to find out more and register. Seating is limited. For the public 55+.

21 SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT SERIES The 2014–2015 series continues with the Red Rose Chorus. For residents and the public.

March 21 SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT SERIES The 2014–2015 series continues with the Hooley School of Irish Dance. For residents and the public.

25 LOOK & LEARN A luncheon to learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. Visit to find out more and register. Seating is limited. For the public 55+.


Join us in worship as we celebrate the miracle of Christmas. For residents and the public.

29 YULETIDE AT WINTERTHUR Experience the traditions of Christmas past and dazzling displays at the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, near Wilmington, Del. For residents.

Schedule is subject to change. For current listings, visit events or contact Resident Services at 717.355.6000.

31 NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA Resident-run semi-formal event celebrates the New Year with refreshments, entertainment and more. For residents. Fall 2014




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October 23, November 19, January 20, February 19 & March 25 Join our resident tour guides for lunch and learn firsthand about the welcoming way of life at Garden Spot Village. Visit to find out more and to register. Seating is limited. For the public 55+. 717.355.6500

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