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Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave, 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 55.
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Deciding on your next move? At Garden Spot Village, our two-tiered approach to building community lets you take the next steps on your journey at your pace. If Garden Spot Village feels like a good fit, you can, with no obligation, become a future resident! When you submit an application and the $150 application fee, you receive the following: • Assurance that you are financially qualified to live at Garden Spot Village • Weekly event emails • Invitations to future resident-only events like behind the scenes kitchen tours, financial, real estate and downsizing seminars, and more. • Invitations to Christmas Events • Dining and Fitness Center Discounts • Opportunity to request complimentary tickets for shows at Fulton Theatre • Complimentary subscription to Destination Garden Spot Village magazine • Invitations to select resident-only trips • Invitation to join Travel with Purpose trips in the U.S. and abroad • Opportunity to book guest rooms at Garden Spot Village to experience life in our community
Read about Ted and Kathy's journey to Garden Spot Village on page 28.
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A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Defining the Garden Spot Experience This issue of Destination: Garden Spot Village continues the Envisioned Future series which launched five issues ago in the Spring of 2016. The theme: The Garden Spot Experience. I’m extremely invested in the Garden Spot Experience because, as I sat down to write this column, I read and re-read my last five editorials to get this one “just right.” It should be authentic for you, no fluff, just a sincere expression of what you’ll find in the pages that follow.
Each of us on the leadership team is extremely invested in the Garden Spot Experience, and want to make sure it manifests well in each area of responsibility. This investment is important because the Garden Spot Experience is the underlying culture of the residents, the team and all the people that the community touches. Whether you’re the mother with your infant at the Refresh Coffee Bar, the vibrant 100-year-old woman taking personal art lessons for the first time or the 60-something guy who chooses to apprentice in the woodshop, the Garden Spot Experience promises you abundant opportunities to live with purpose in community.
The real beauty of the experience is that it doesn’t matter if you live here or not, you still get to enjoy the experience. Of course, when you live here, you get the greatest effect and, depending upon how fully you embrace it, the experience can be thoroughly life changing! On page 34, you will find my reflections on the Garden Spot Experience. I’ve been studying the idea of purpose and its importance in our lives. Purpose becomes especially important with our careers behind us when we can choose what we do and when we do it every minute of every day. Unfortunately, in our society “senior” often equates to “burden.” Consequently, Garden Spot rarely uses the term “senior.” We don’t see people as a burden. We see everyone as active, purposeful participants in life. You must be 55 or over to live here, but Garden Spot is anything but a typical “senior” community. We don’t mind the idea of “retirement” because if you ask almost anyone what they’d do if they won the lottery, they’ll say “retire.” Why? Because most everyone thinks of retirement as freedom! That’s what the Garden Spot Experience gives you— the freedom to explore abundant opportunities to live with purpose in community. Whether you’ve “retired” from the workforce or not, you’re welcome here and you’ll discover an entirely new purpose-filled life with a lot of other joyful people. It’s called the Garden Spot Experience. Jump into the adventure, turn the pages and see what the Garden Spot Experience is all about. Enthusiastically,
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A WINDOW INTO THE CREATIVE PROCESS
The Fall/Winter 2018 issue of Destination Garden Spot Village is the last in a series of three designs that feature artistic concepts. This issueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overall theme is The Garden Spot Experience. The photography, writing, font choices and additional illustration overlays seek to create an artistic representation of joy-filled life at Garden Spot Village. In May 2018, the creative team approached Bob Collins, asking him to create a piece of art that would represent the spirit of our community. After thinking about the project for a couple of days he responded with a hand-drawn conceptâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;a brightly painted floral bouquet fashioned from recycled metal materials. The creative team embraced the idea and Bob got to work. He used simple materials like carriage bolts, hex nuts, steel rods, baling wire, copper wire, hex head bolts and electric box knockout slugs, and welded them together to fashion complex flowers and a vase. His wife, Bernie, painted them bright colors, adding vitality to the unique creation. After 80 hours of work, he presented the incredibly beautiful work of art on the front cover.
ON THE CLOCK SYCAMORE SPRINGS EXPANDS BALLOONING IN LANCASTER COUNTY
20 Honey Bee FAQ 21 Garden Spot Communities Manifesto 22 Sycamore Springs Expands 24 Community Contributions 25 Experience: Looking Ahead to Generation X 32 The Sky's the Limit: Ballooning in Lancaster County 34 5 Steps to a Better, More Fulfilling Life 36 Six Characteristics of a Healthy Organization 38 Experience: The Words We Use 42 Experience: Little Things Make All the Difference 46 Caring Connections 54 Experience: Continuous Upgrades 55 Experience: Cooperating for a Better Future 56 Experience: Virtual Reality 60 Holiday Gift Guide 67 Get to Know the Neighborhood
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Dr. Daniel West has served the New Holland community for more than 35 years.
Prior to and during his graduate student experience at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in the late 1970s, Dr. Daniel West served as minister of youth and music at a church in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. These ministries were the start of a life dedicated to serving others. SERVING OUR COMMUNITY
SERVING THE WORLD
In 1979, Dr. West joined the U.S. Public Health Service and, in 1982, began to work as the dental director at the Welsh Mountain Medical & Dental Center in New Holland.
“Garden Spot Dental Care is mission directed,” says Dr. West. “It affects every aspect of who we are and what we do.” Garden Spot Dental Care is his vocation, but he is also quietly involved in many local and international ministries.
Dr. West says, “My wife and I just fell in love with this community and decided to stay here.” After completing his service at Welsh Mountain, he continued working and opened his own practice in Eastern Lancaster County, practicing in Terre Hill for 10 years and then in New Holland as New Holland Dental Care. He and his wife have served in various capacities in the ELANCO school district. Dr. West coached youth soccer for more than a decade and his wife, Debbie, served as PTO president at Blue Ball Elementary School for many years. Dr. West has also served as a Boy Scout leader and is a Garden Spot Kiwanis member. SERVING IN A NEW PLACE FEATURED ADVERTISER — THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT
On Jan. 5, 2017, Dr. West moved his practice to its current location at 101 West Main Street, New Holland, and reopened as Garden Spot Dental Care. The new location includes stateof-the-art equipment, which allows Dr. West and his team to complete same-day service for a variety of services including routine extractions, root canals and fillings, crowns and implants. In addition, the office’s warm, welcoming staff and environment instantly put patients at ease. Garden Spot Dental Care offers a one-stop shop for cosmetic and general dentistry as well as dentures, fillings and mini dental implants. Additional services include Invisalign, periodontal therapy and teeth whitening. Garden Spot Dental Care is a “Mini Dental Implant Center of America.” The Academy of General Dentistry has awarded Dr. West the distinction of Master, the highest level of achievement a dentist can attain in the Academy. In addition, Dr. West is the only dentist in Central Pennsylvania to be identified as a Master by the International College of Oral Implantologists.
He served on the board of directors for Garden Spot Village in the very early years when there were few residents and many empty fields. He also served as chairman of the board of Eastern Nazarene College. In addition he has taught dentistry internationally in Russia and Ukraine. His service resulted in the start of a non-profit organization that provides compassionate ministry services for people in Russia and Ukraine. Dr. West led the organization for 10 years, then started a similar ministry in Central America that he led for five years. In spring 2018 he served on a short-term mission team that traveled to Peru with Food for the Hungry. He spent time in Lima, Cuzco and the Andes Mountains, where the team taught nomadic people about the benefits of good nutrition and planting vegetables. They also provided dental and medical consultations. Another strategy was to educate people in an effort to stop domestic violence against women and children. SERVING YOU
Garden Spot Dental Care, located less than a mile from Garden Spot Village, always welcomes new patients. A free van shuttle to the office makes transportation available for everyone! For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 717.354.3200. Read more: www.gardenspotdentalcare.com See Garden Spot Dental Care’s ad on page 43.
Nurturing Growth In the spring of 2015 Dale Beiler, chief financial officer, and Jim McAbee, a Garden Spot Village resident since July 2010, began talking about what would be involved in starting a beekeeping club at Garden Spot Village. After a bit of back and forth, brainstorming, promotion and more, the Bee Club officially started in late February 2016.
It began with five members and within two years had doubled to ten. Members include Jim, who is learning about the challenges and joys of beekeeping for the first time; Hobe Dearborn, who for eight years raised honey bees while living in France as a missionary; and Jane Keene, who helped her father tend honey bees when she was a young girl. The Bee Club currently tends two hives, which are located just west of the aeroponic greenhouse. The club started the 2018 season with a New England queen in one hive and a local queen in the other. WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT HONEY BEES?
Jim says, “Bees are unique creatures of God; if you work with bees, you can’t deny that creation has a divine Creator. Bees perform too many specialized tasks within the hive for us to deny the presence of God.”
Members of the Bee Club routinely care for the bees throughout the spring and summer.
“Without bees,” Jim says, “farmers’ crops are in trouble.” Honey bees are essential for local agriculture because they help to pollinate crops and produce higher yields for farmers.
at Garden Spot Village. So, Hobe and Jim are researching solutions for the upcoming winter by talking to local beekeepers and using the benefits of their membership in the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association. Mites also present a puzzle to solve, because they attach themselves to the bees and feed off of them, which decreases the size and health of the hive. Hobe says, “It’s a learning journey,” referring to their search for the best product to protect the hive from mites. GET INVOLVED
Annual membership in the Bee Club is $20. The club uses the money to buy supplies, food and hives for the bees. Members attend quarterly meetings, visit the hives often to care for the bees and receive a pint of the honey when it is harvested each fall. To learn more or get involved, contact Jim McAbee at 717.355.6760. TURN THE PAGE to learn more about honey bees and the hives at Garden Spot Village.
In fact, Jim says, “almond farmers in California and cranberry farmers in Maine have millions and millions of bees shipped in to pollinate the crops when the almond trees and cranberry shrubs flower.” In addition to the benefits they provide to farmers, honey bees also use nectar to make honey, which many people use to sweeten their food and drinks or as a dietary supplement (such as to treat seasonal allergies due to its anti-inflammatory effects).
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Honey Bee FAQ ISNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T IT DANGEROUS TO HAVE A HIVE IN OUR COMMUNITY?
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR BEES TO MAKE HONEY?
Honey bees are generally gentle creatures. Unlike hornets, yellow jackets and wasps, honey bees will not aggressively sting unless a person swats them or stands in front of their hive and bothers them. Honey bees and wasps are very different insects. Honey bees focus on their job of gathering nectar and, if left alone, will stay focused on their work. The guard bees at the hive may be a little more aggressive because their job is to protect the hive. In general, if you leave them alone and do not touch the front of the hive, they will leave you alone. They can sting only once because releasing their stinger kills them. Honey bees gather nectar and pollen to make honey through the spring and summer. Beekeepers harvest the honey in late summer or early fall, depending how fast the worker bees produce it.
HOW DO HONEY BEES MAKE HONEY?
Forager honey bees fly from flower to flower collecting nectar. They place the nectar in their honey stomach, where their body adds a special enzyme. Once their stomach is full, they return to the hive, where a worker bee places the nectar in the honeycomb. Once the honeycomb is full, the worker bees flap their wings to help evaporate the water in the nectar. When the water content is down to 17 percent, a worker bee will cap the cell with wax. At the end of the season, beekeepers will remove the excess honey (being sure to leave some honey for the bees to eat through the winter) and process it for human consumption.
DO YOU FEED THE BEES?
If the hive is healthy and large enough, it can sustain itself through the winter. If the hive is small or unhealthy, beekeepers will feed the bees pollen pellets to help grow the brood. Beekeepers may also provide a sugar solution to sustain the bees through the winter months.
CAN I BUY HONEY FROM THE BEE CLUB?
The Bee Club, says Jim, hopes that once the hives are established, they can increase the production of honey and offer it for sale at Refresh Gifts & Essentials. This process may take three or four years because it takes a while to increase the size of the hives.
GARDEN SPOT COMMUNITIES
MANIFESTO WE SHARE A PASSION
TO ENRICH LIVES — IT'S PART OF OUR DNA —
THAT PASSION BRINGS US TOGETHER AND MOVES US FORWARD
WE BELIEVE PURPOSE BRINGS MEANING TO LIFE SO WE CREATE OPPORTUNITIES TO LIVE WITH PURPOSE
RECOGNIZING THAT FOR EACH PERSON THAT MIGHT LOOK DIFFERENT SOME FIND PURPOSE IN CREATIVITY, OTHERS IN LEARNING, STILL OTHERS IN TRAVEL OR VOLUNTEERING SOME PEOPLE FIND MEANING IN MISSION TRIPS TO FAR CORNERS OF THE GLOBE OTHERS IN SIMPLY BEING PRESENT FOR A NEIGHBOR WHO NEEDS A FRIEND TO BUILD AN ENVIRONMENT AND A CULTURE THAT SUPPORTS ALL THESE OPPORTUNITIES AND MANY MORE, WE PLAN, WE TALK, WE LISTEN—AND WE LIVE OUR VALUES OF COMMUNITY, EXCELLENCE, SERVICE, STEWARDSHIP, INNOVATION AND INTEGRITY SO THAT TOGETHER WE ENRICH LIVES, ESPECIALLY THE LIVES OF OLDER ADULTS, AS AN EXPRESSION OF CHRIST’S LOVE
WE EMBRACE CHANGE —AND SO WE ARE OFTEN BREAKING NEW GROUND
T H AT I S P O SS I B L E B E C AU S E W E S U P P O R T E AC H OT H E R
WE ENCOURAGE FAILING FORWARD AND ERR ON THE SIDE OF GRACIOUSNESS, RECOGNIZING THAT WE ARE ALL HUMAN EACH DAY WE CREATE NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS VIBRANT COMMUNITY, AND WE INVITE YOU TO BE A PART OF IT
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S YC A M O R E S P R I N G S E X PA N D S F O R T H E F U T U R E
After years of planning and dreaming, the first phase of Sycamore Springs is complete. Houses transformed into homes as people from southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Illinois moved in and added their personal touches. Strangers became friends as winter melted into spring. As spring stretched into summer, community was forged through shared memories, long evening walks and gatherings in the commons buildings. 22
Ed and Ethel Mills, Sycamore Springs residents since October 2017, initially struggled to give up their home on 18 acres, but they quickly discovered that moving to Sycamore Springs was the right decision for them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The neighbors are fabulous. Everyone has a kind word no matter where you go, whether on the main campus or at The Harvest Table. Everyone is always willing to stop and talk,â&#x20AC;? says Ed.
“It is a wonderful place to live,” says Ethel. “It is just amazing what Garden Spot Village offers, and how the landscaping and maintenance teams help you not to worry about anything. We are living the life and the dream.”
BUILDING THE NEXT PHASE Garden Spot plans to break ground on the second phase of the Sycamore Springs neighborhood in the spring of 2019. Just west of the initial 27 homes will be an additional four groups of homes, surrounding four commons. Each common will feature crisscrossing paths and a common building, similar to the paths and common buildings in phase one. The new groups of homes will vary in size and will include one and two story cottages with two bedrooms as well as choices with one and two car garages. PHOTO CREDIT: ALISE O’BRIEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Chief Marketing Officer Scott Miller says, “The Deluxe End Cottage is our most popular model. It offers single floor living with a very comfortable floorplan. With that in mind, we created a Sycamore Springs cottage with approximately the same square footage, a more contemporary layout, added a second garage and a second full bath.” “I was on the Radar Screen for a Deluxe End Cottage,” says Nancy Supplee, a Sycamore Springs resident since April 2018. “I really wanted a sunroom.” Wanting a faster timeline for moving, Nancy took a second look at Sycamore Springs in early 2018. When she and her children toured an available cottage, she decided the individual home, in the more spacious Sycamore Springs neighborhood was a better fit. Nancy lists the large windows in the front of the home which provide lots of natural light, the open kitchen with granite countertops, gas stove, full size appliances and lots of storage space as well as the oversized closets and nicely sized bedrooms as reasons she loves her new home. She says, “This cottage is bigger than you think!” The attached garage, a selling point for her, adds convenience and safety. “I’m so happy to be here.”
CONNECTING THE COMMUNITY “When the first 27 cottages at Sycamore Springs were originally offered, people asked the question: will we have access to all the services and amenities of Garden Spot Village? At first we were surprised by the question because Sycamore Springs is an expansion of Garden Spot Village, so the answer is, of course,” says Scott. “But then I remembered being told that people had the
same questions when the Carriage Homes were originally built.” Nancy quickly became involved in the Garden Spot community through attending the Amish Experience seminars at the Chapel and movies in the Theater on Friday nights. She also volunteers at Refresh Gifts & Essentials. She’s not alone, as many of the residents at Sycamore Springs quickly became involved in their new community. Providing opportunities to continue lifelong passions is one of Garden Spot’s key objectives. “If there is something a resident wants to get involved with, we want to help them,” says Scott.
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE “People who are interested in Sycamore Springs can tour existing homes to see the quality of the craftsmanship and the options for cabinets, countertops, paint and flooring they may have in the second phase,” says Megan Farber, sales manager. “We encourage people to submit applications to become future residents. That will put them at the top of the list to contact when we start building.” LEARN MORE: sycamoresprings.org/phase-two
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Contributions to Other Non-Profits Including CrossNet Ministries, ELANCO Public Library and Servant Stage.
Donated Space to Non-Profits
Including hosting Pedal to Preserve, CrossNet Ministries Garden Gala, Rotary and Kiwanis meetings.
1,376 Free Meals
324 lbs of fresh produce donated to the local food pantry from our aeroponic greenhouse. 1,500+ annual attendance at monthly & quarterly support groups.
In Benevolent Care • $10M since 1996
To Garden Spot Fire Rescue. $350K since 1996
arden Spot Village is a faith-based not-for-profit community built around living your purpose which, for many, involves donating time, money and resources where it is needed. And when we give, we contribute directly to the New Holland community we love. In addition to the innovations we share with the community through our ForgeWorks consultancy, here are just a few of the ways we supported our neighbors in New Holland so they could do more good work in 2017—and each year since our founding in 1996.
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Experience: Looking Ahead to
GENERATION X The oldest members of the generational cohort Generation X turn 53 in 2018. They are just two years away from being eligible to live at Garden Spot Village. Committed to forward thinking, Garden Spot Communities is already considering what Generation X might want in retirement.
Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials—look forward to retiring at or around the age of 65. All generations share a common desire to travel, spend more time with family and friends and pursue hobbies.
CEO Steve Lindsey says, “If we are not anticipating now what Generation X may want, then by the time they are ready to move here, we won’t be prepared to serve them. If we are waiting until they turn 55 or 60 or 65 to think about that, we are behind and we can’t catch up. We would much rather anticipate what is coming than react to what happens.”
Many mention finding purpose in their retirement years, through involvement with grandchildren, volunteer work or an encore career.
In what best-selling author Jon Acuff calls the “Mastering” decade of life, many Gen Xers are just hitting their stride when it comes to earning potential and responsibility. Many balance a very demanding work environment with the needs of their aging parents and their children.
Influencing the next generation is also important. A Gen X pastor says, “I want to share my experience from years in ministry with the next generation of church leaders. They do not have to do things my way, but perhaps they can avoid some of the errors I made in ministry.”
Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies released its annual retirement report in December 2017. “Wishful Thinking or Within Reach? Three Generations Prepare for ‘Retirement’” describes Generation X as the Stoic and Struggling 401(k) Savers and says, “Generation X (born 1965 to 1978) entered the workforce in the late 1980s just as 401(k) plans were making their first appearance and defined benefit plans were beginning to disappear… Just 14 percent are ‘very confident’ that they will be able to fully retire with a comfortable lifestyle.” According to the report, all generations surveyed—
A quick, informal survey of Gen Xers in Lancaster County revealed similar sentiments. One Gen Xer says, “If my health allows, I hope to be active—taking hikes, watching my grandchildren, traveling and biking.”
They also look to streamline their lifestyle to allow time for these pursuits. Eliminating yard work, housekeeping, home maintenance and demanding careers will be a priority.
Steve says, “Although Gen X may not be actively thinking about where they want to live in retirement, we should be thinking about how we can create an environment where they can live with meaning and purpose.” Part of that vision, Chief Marketing Officer Scott Miller says, is “to create an authentic experience for everyone who visits. If Gen Xers feel welcome running our marathon, coming for Starbucks coffee or dining at one of our restaurants, they’ll be more likely to explore all the benefits of the Garden Spot Experience as they become age qualified.” Fall/Winter 2018
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FORWARD HOMETOWNS: Kathy, Honey Brook, Pennsylvania Ted, Baltimore County, Maryland FAVORITE THING TO DO TOGETHER: Attend theater and local music events CAREERS: Kathy, homemaker Ted, car sales CURRENT HOMETOWN: York, Pennsylvania FAMILY: Three grown children and two granddaughters, 6 and 9 LOOK FORWARD TO: Living in rural Lancaster County, joining the Woodshop, pursuing opportunities to live with purpose and connecting with others
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ed and Kathy Krug began to casually research retirement communities right around the time they turned 60. With the children grown, it was time to downsize their
home in Maryland and find a community closer to Ted’s work at John’s Great Cars in Reading, Pennsylvania. In August 2015, they moved to an apartment in York, which landed them
squarely between Reading, their daughter and her family in Maryland, and Ted’s parents in New Oxford, Pennsylvania.
After moving, they continued to research their next steps, visiting six different communities. They settled on one and put a deposit on a home. Then a customer at Ted’s work casually mentioned Garden Spot Village. They hesitated to follow the recommendation because they were committed elsewhere, but Kathy’s childhood memories of growing up in Honey Brook and their love of Lancaster County compelled them to schedule a visit. Kathy says, “Our first appointment was with Kelly Sweigart on March 1. It was snowing pretty intensely and the wind was blowing, but we had an SUV and decided we were going to keep the appointment.” Ted continues, “We toured two homes that day and the people were very friendly. We can’t say we were smitten on that first visit. However, after touring the facilities and meeting with Kelly, we were definitely interested! The spirit of the place appealed to us. It was innovative and forward thinking. We liked that.” In the following weeks, Ted and Kathy returned to Garden Spot Village a number of times to drive around the community and see the grounds after the snow melted. They also spent time in prayer, something they do with every major decision. They had peace about moving to Garden Spot Village so they kept stepping forward. Kathy says, “We met residents on two separate visits who invited us in to see their cottages. One of them suggested that we sign up for the Look & Learn so that we would have as much information as possible to make our decision. At the Look & Learn in March we were seated for a meal with a couple around our age who had been there for one year. They told us their story, which involved a lot of property upkeep and was similar to our situation. We continued to be impressed with the community and, before we left, we handed in our application.”
wasn’t something we were looking for; the opportunity came to us. It was so different and interesting, we had to pursue it. Once we did that, there was no turning back.” Immediately after receiving an approval of their application, Ted and Kathy placed a down payment on a deluxe end cottage and moved to the Radar Screen. They have a while to wait, but that’s OK, Kathy says. In the meantime they plan to continue life in York, connecting with and supporting their new friends and neighbors. They enjoy walking at the York Galleria Mall several times a week and appreciate the friendships they have made with people there. They also plan to enjoy the perks of being a future resident, which includes complimentary tickets to shows such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Fulton Theatre and other future resident-focused events. They look forward to traveling in July 2019 to Germany, where they will connect with first cousins whom Ted has never met. Their children and grandchildren, who are scattered from Maryland to South Carolina to South Korea, will join them for the family vacation. By the time Ted retires in June 2020, they should be settled in their new home at Garden Spot Village. With lots of opportunities here to live with purpose, retirement will be just the beginning of a new way forward for Ted and Kathy.
“It was hard at first because we were set on going somewhere else,” says Ted. “We had to rethink quickly. It Fall/Winter 2018
Paul Snader serves in a variety of volunteer roles at Garden Spot Village, including a weekly assignment in the aeroponic greenhouse.
PAUL SNADER: Willing and able to serve As a dairy farmer in Chester County, Paul Snader tended the land on his 120-acre farm for 39 years, so it’s only natural that he volunteers in the aeroponic greenhouse every Wednesday morning. Paul says, “I enjoy tending the plants and seeing the new growth.” Volunteering at Garden Spot brings purpose and routine to Paul’s days. He also drives the Jolly Trolley and transports people to physical therapy. Paul says, “I enjoy driving the Trolley because I get to meet people and help them. People are always happy to see the Trolley coming down the hall.” He also volunteers each week at the Re-Uzit Shop of New Holland where he prepares products for display and moves inventory. He has volunteered there for about six years. Paul says, “I started volunteering there because I thought it was a good organization doing a good deed. They help a lot of people around the world through Mennonite Central Committee and material resource relief.” Paul and his wife, Doris, attended and served at Newlinville Mennonite Church, a small mission church 30
in Coatesville, for more than 25 years. Paul, who had previously attended Parkesburg Mennonite Church, says simply, “Newlinville requested help and our church leaders asked us to step in. So we did.” That’s typical for Paul. If someone needs help, he steps in. That’s how he and Doris started serving meals on Wednesday nights at Trevor’s Place in Philadelphia in the late 1980s, and it’s how he got involved driving a private ambulance for Med-Trans, a non-emergency medical transportation company. Paul and Doris moved into a Gardens East apartment in October 2013 and have enjoyed every moment since. Paul says, “We never had it as good as we have it now. If something goes wrong, we just call maintenance. We have everything we could ever need.”
Doris Snader says that volunteering at Refresh Gifts & Essentials allows her to interact with others and create relationships.
DORIS SNADER: A natural ambassador Although she downplays her hospitality, Doris Snader is a natural ambassador to future residents of Garden Spot Village as she warmly greets customers in Refresh Gifts & Essentials. She enjoys interacting with the children and grandchildren of residents, as well as with potential future residents. She says, “When people visit for the first time, they have lots of questions. They come into Refresh to shop and want to know what it’s really like to live here. I tell them, ‘This is the best place to live.’” Doris also draws on 40 years of bookkeeping experience with John Sauder Chevrolet as she works at the store three to four days a week waiting on customers, ordering inventory and preparing products for display. She also delivers mail on Saturdays and writes letters to a student pen pal at New Holland Elementary School. It seems as if serving others is as natural for her as breathing—it’s simply what she does.
In fact, before she moved to Garden Spot Village, Doris volunteered in activities and visited a resident as a Caring Connections volunteer. She and her husband, Paul, attended and served at Newlinville Mennonite Church, a mission church in Coatesville, for more than 25 years. She taught Sunday school, coordinated vacation Bible school and helped in whatever way she could. She connected with the children in the congregation and welcomed them into her home. She smiles, remembering, “One of those ‘children’ still calls me ‘mom.’” Doris’s faith sustains her and is one of the reasons she and Paul moved to Garden Spot Village in October 2013. She says, “This is the best time of our lives. Garden Spot Village is an amazing place to live. Our children are all so happy we are here.” Fall/Winter 2018
The Garden Spot Village balloon was one of 100 hot air balloons that participated in the 36th Annual QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning in July.
Article contributed by Art Petrosemolo, Sycamore Springs resident since December 2016.
THEBallooning SKY'Sin Lancaster THE County LIMIT: If you live in Lancaster County, a day doesn’t go by from April through October that you don’t see hot air balloons gliding on gentle breezes high above local farms. And, if you live at Garden Spot Village, you may see the Garden Spot Village balloon inflate and rise from the open space between the apartments and the WellSpan Garden Spot Health Center. It is a beautiful sight from the ground and breathtaking for flyers in the hanging basket. 32
Ballooning has been a staple of Lancaster County tourist visits for decades. One company has been the dominant player in the business since 1985. For 30-plus years, Ephrata native Stan Hess and the United States Hot Air Balloon Team have taken locals and tourists high above Amish farmland for a magnificent view of the countryside. Floating silently on a light breeze at 2,500 feet, where the only noise is an occasional burst from the propane burner; this is flying, many say, the way flying was meant to be. John Wise, a Lancaster native, was a ballooning pioneer in the early 1800s, building and flying his own hydrogenfilled balloons. During his lifetime he made 463 flights. He disappeared in 1879, at age 71, during a balloon flight above Lake Michigan. A monument in Lancaster’s Musser Park recognizes his accomplishments.
Manned balloon flights date back to the 1700s in France and have a long history within the growth of aviation. They have also been used in military engagements from the French Revolution through the US Civil War and World War I. Today, gas-filled balloons are called dirigibles or blimps and are used by the military and commercially. The Goodyear fleet of blimps has been flying since 1925. They are used for advertising and as a platform from which to broadcast sporting events. Stan Hess, whose family ran one of the area’s largest chicken farms supplying eggs to the wholesale and retail markets, took his first balloon flight in the 1970s and was immediately hooked. He knew he would take his love of flying to the next level: getting licensed, owning a balloon and eventually opening businesses. Stan’s United States Hot Air Balloon Team balloons have been part of marketing campaigns across the country, including an ongoing campaign with Garden Spot Village. He also has arranged highend European vacations that include multiple balloon ascents in Switzerland and France. He flies locally from Bird-in-Hand’s Run, Ride and Soar site as well as from open fields. He and his staff also launch out of Hershey and Gettysburg. Stan is still licensed and flying, but for the bulk of the team’s flights he employs experienced, commercial balloon pilots. Jake Frame, Stan’s grandson, is taking over much of the management responsibility for the United States Hot Air Balloon Team. Jake took his first balloon ride at age three and has helped his grandfather ever since. He got a student license at age 14 and a commercial license at 18. He handles a lot of the office work, but also made 115 flights last summer. “I am committed to building the company from what my grandfather started,” says Jake, “and I look to expand in a number of areas in the years ahead.” Hot air ballooning became a business primarily thanks to technology, especially with the development of efficient propane burners to heat
the air in the balloon and of tough, high-quality balloon fabric made by such companies as Cameron, Lindstrand, Head and Firefly. The Cameron Balloon Company in Ann Arbor, Michigan, one of the world’s largest balloon manufacturers, has made more than 8,000 traditional and custom-shaped balloons in the past 40-plus years. A United States Hot Air Balloon Team ride accommodates two to ten people. The balloon spends about an hour airborne, and the passenger basket has been the site of numerous wedding proposals and special celebrations. The company’s 12 balloons may make multiple flights each day during the season. Stan and his team participate in hot air balloon festivals across the country, including the NJ Festival of Ballooning, held each year at Solberg Airport in Readington, New Jersey. In 2018, Stan invited Garden Spot Village to participate. During the weekend, the balloon was visible to hundreds of thousands of festival attendees. At the Garden Spot Village booth more than 400 people signed up to receive a hot air balloon ride. Chief Marketing Officer Scott Miller says, “The balloon is so effective and one of the smartest things we have done. It gives us a huge bang for our buck.” The only other Lancaster County ballooning operation is the Susquehanna Valley Balloon Company, headquartered at the Lancaster Airport in Lititz. Nick Moehlmann, 79, formed the company in the 1990s as a hobby business and operates four balloons with baskets that accommodate four passengers. The balloon season quiets down during the winter, but both companies occasionally take passengers up during the cold weather. READ MORE: www.ushotairballoon.com www.svballoonco.com www.balloonfestival.com
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5 Steps to a Better, More Fulfilling Life "It's different here." “We hear people say this all the time,” says Scott Miller, chief marketing officer. “Whether they are residents, people visiting for the first time, family members, or simply members of the greater New Holland community, people recognize that ‘something’ is different. It feels right. It draws them in and they want to come back.”
ARTICULATING THE DIFFERENCE Leveraging the Garden Spot Experience is a key aspect of a five-year strategic plan and of the implementation of the plan’s Envisioned Future, unveiled in 2015. Over the first couple of years, Scott led an initiative to identify and articulate the critical elements of the Garden Spot Experience. Through this work, Garden Spot defined an organizational proposition statement: Abundant opportunities to live with purpose in community. Although this statement has been articulated only in the last 18 months, Garden Spot Village has for years been providing opportunities to live with purpose.
MOVING FROM SERVICE TO PURPOSE Scott says, “We’ve looked at ourselves as a serving organization for the past 22 years. We realized that through service, people felt they had purpose. The emphasis on service was probably the thing that led us into the whole discovery of the importance of purpose in our lives. And while service plays a pivotal role, we’re realizing that purpose is even more important.” He continues: “Statistically, especially for men in the United States, there is a high death rate right after retirement. The reason is because their career was the thing that gave them purpose. They had something to do, they had somewhere to go, they were planning for the future. All of that was wrapped up in their career. And then they retire and it’s over. “You have to have some sort of purpose to fill your days. Otherwise, you just exist. Skilled nursing is available if and when people need it at Garden Spot. Technology and nursing care allow us to exist, but many often exist without purpose. At Garden Spot we believe that regardless of a person’s physical or mental condition, they can still have purpose and they deserve to live an enriching life. We provide opportunities for people to do meaningful things. 34
For example, residents in skilled nursing continue to pursue hobbies like woodcarving and candy making,” says Scott.
CONTRIBUTING TO THE COMMUNITY “One of the cruxes of having purpose is contributing,” continues Scott. “People need to find ways to contribute, either directly or indirectly, but their work needs to contribute to benefit the greater community. For example, someone could find purpose in serving at a community meal like our Swipe Out Hunger program or directly helping another person. There are projects like building the Cooperative Living House which involved a lot of residents. There are local and international mission trips. Indirectly, even tasks like stuffing envelopes and folding laundry can provide a sense of purpose when set in the context of helping the community economize.” Scott adds, “Interestingly enough, although stuffing envelopes and folding laundry may not sound very exciting, the people who volunteer in those areas also find a social connection. They are not only contributing, which meets that deep need to do something worthwhile with their lives and create meaning, but they are also satisfying the craving and the need for socialization.”
DISCOVERING WHAT GIVES YOU PURPOSE Scott says, “In the research that I’ve been doing, purpose just rises up all over the place in terms of people feeling fulfilled. When you have a purpose, when you have a reason to get out of bed in the morning, when you are contributing and it’s not just all about you, you feel a sense of enrichment. This is why purpose has been the core of our culture.” Garden Spot offers lots of opportunities to discover your purpose. According to Scott, purpose is different for each person. “The cool thing about the environment at Garden Spot Village is that people can discover what gives them purpose. We err on the side of providing too much. There’s so much to do that one person simply can’t do it all. They need to decide and find things that are truly meaningful. “It’s kind of like college,” Scott says. “One of the reasons for college is to go and explore a variety of subjects to find something that is personally meaningful. At Garden Spot Village we provide abundant opportunities for people to live with purpose.”
EXPERIENCING JOY The result of living with purpose, Scott says, is a joy-filled life. “I use the term joyfilled intentionally, as opposed to happiness because joy is a deeper emotion that everyone craves. We all want to be happy, but in my mind, happiness is transitory. I’m happy in the moment. But if I’m joy-filled, I have a life filled with joy despite my outward circumstances.” Scott continues, “I’m determined to be a purpose evangelist because it seems to me that there is not a broadscale realization of how deep the need for purpose is in our lives. It’s one of those things that, once you discover it and once you live for it, it just changes everything.”
Six Characteristics of a Healthy Organization A couple years ago Garden Spot Village participated in Aspire Consulting’s Organizational Leadership Assessment. Representatives of all stakeholders in the community were asked to take part. The goal? Discover the level of organizational health and determine any discrepancies between perception and reality at all levels of the organization. Garden Spot Village had just started working toward its Envisioned Future and implementing a five-year strategic plan—and specifically was beginning to articulate the Garden Spot Experience. This research offered critical feedback for the process. The assessment looked at six characteristics of a healthy organization and ranked Garden Spot’s organizational health. Garden Spot scored well in each of the categories in the following order:
by building strong Build Community relationships, working collaboratively and
valuing individual differences. Garden Spot Village builds community by providing opportunities for people to serve with purpose and create relationships regardless of their previous life experience.
through integrity and trust, openness and accountability and a willingness to learn from others. At bimonthly Coffee & Conversation discussions, monthly Towne Meetings, and attendance at Apartment Council, Cottage Council and other gatherings, Garden Spot Village leadership provides open and transparent communication.
by listening receptively, serving the needs of others first and trusting in people. Residents are encouraged to provide feedback in a variety of ways. Residents also provide leadership in the more than 40 organized groups on campus. In addition, Community is one of Garden Spot Village’s core values, and we strive to connect with others.
by envisioning the future, taking initiative and clarifying goals. Residents serve on the Garden Spot Village board of directors. Resident-led initiatives include overseas mission trips, the creation of a metal shop, train room, woodshop and quilt room, monthly service projects, trips to Water Street Mission, a monthly community meal and more.
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Share Leadership by creating a shared vision and sharing decision-making
power, status and privilege at all levels of the organization. Residents set goals and make decisions for all resident-led initiatives and everyone has an equal voice.
Develop People by providing opportunities for learning, modeling
appropriate behavior and building up others through encouragement. A full calendar of educational opportunities and social events offers lots of opportunities for learning and connecting with others. According to resident feedback, Garden Spot Village has “Excellent Organizational Health.” The assessment report compiled by Aspire says, “Residents experience this organization as a servant-oriented organization characterized by authenticity, the valuing and developing of people, the building of community and the providing and sharing of positive leadership. These characteristics are evident throughout much of the organization. People are trusted and are trustworthy. They are motivated to serve the interests of each other before their own self-interest and are open to learning from each other. Leaders and residents view each other as partners working in a spirit of collaboration.” The report continues: “Most people feel valued, for who they are as well as for what they contribute to the organization. They are believed in and are encouraged to develop to their full potential as workers and as individuals. Most leaders and workers listen receptively to one another and are involved together in some of the important decisions of the organization. Most relationships are strong and healthy and diversity is valued and celebrated.”
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THE WORDS WE USE The Garden Spot Experience includes the following lexicon, which defines the life and vitality in our communities--what you will experience when you walk in our doors or interact with Garden Spot residents. In this list you will find words like celebrate, abundant, purpose, opportunity and more. ABUNDANT is part of our value proposition: Abundant opportunities to live with purpose in community. Abundant refers to plentiful, overflowing and more than sufficient. AUTHENTIC represents the relationships we desire to build. By being intentional, hospitable, available, teachable, forgiving and vulnerable we create an authentic community. CELEBRATE is something we do every day. We acknowledge and honor small and large successes continuously. We also take time to organizationally celebrate milestones in age and service. CHOICE is critical at Garden Spot. We believe when people can make choices they are happier and feel more in control of their lives. We give people choices in the little things (what they eat) and the big things (how they live). CHRIST-CENTERED refers to the foundation of our work: to serve others as an expression of Christâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love. Our collective faith and heritage determine how we view our work, the centrality of mission, serving others and doing the very best work we can do.
COMMUNITY is part of our value proposition: Abundant opportunities to live with purpose in community. Community refers to people around us; it can mean a small group like the people who share a court or an apartment floor. It can include staff and volunteers. It can include everyone who works and lives on our campus. It can include the broader New Holland community, Lancaster County or the world. Community is created when we make a choice every day to connect with each other. Community is one of our organizational core values. CULTURE is always at the forefront of our thoughts. Fostering a person-centered culture based on service to others dwells at the core of the community. EXCELLENCE in every facet of our community is our goal. We strive for excellence not for its own sake, but because it is a means of knowing that we are serving well today and preparing well for tomorrow. We always strive to be better at what we do because we genuinely care for the people we serve. Excellence is one of our organizational core values. FAIL FORWARD means we learn from mistakes and failures. It is not a license to be careless, neglectful or to continually make the same mistakes. It grants permission to fail assuming that the effort was well thought out and planned. FRIENDLY describes the way we interact with others. With our heads held high, we acknowledge people who are in our path with a smile and a friendly greeting. GARDEN SPOT EXPERIENCE is a mainstay of our language. It refers to the life-giving experiences fostered by Garden Spot Communities.
HONOR refers to the way we view people and our service. We will serve with honor, or not at all. We recognize that service without integrity is meaningless, and strive to be fair, honest, open and accountable in every action, no matter how small. HOSPITALITY refers to our desire to welcome, honor and care for everyone who works, lives and visits Garden Spot Communities. IMPACTFUL describes the lives of people who live at Garden Spot Communities; by sharing their time, wisdom and perspective, they lead impactful lives. INNOVATION offers the opportunity to solve problems (current and future). We integrate innovation and creativity into everything we do, and we engage fully in innovation to foster meaningful, progressive and valuable growth. Innovation is one of our organizational core values. INTEGRITY describes our daily actions. We strive to be fair, honest, open and accountable in every action, no matter how small. Integrity is one of our organizational core values. INTERGENERATIONAL reflects the reality of our campus(es). Multiple generations live, work and serve together in a variety of ways. In addition, we create opportunities to nurture intergenerational relationships, i.e., Grands & Kids Camp. INTENTIONAL describes all of our decisions and relationships. We look for opportunities to know others more deeply. Our choices are deliberate and made thoughtfully. LEGACY refers to the intentional investment of ourselves in this world and in others to make it a better place for those who come after us. LIFESTYLE at Garden Spot refers to the way we live our lives. Our lifestyle is engaging and purposeful. LOVE is mentioned in our mission statement: We will enrich the lives of older adults as an expression of Christ’s love. As Christ’s hands and feet we demonstrate love in action. We strive to love others as they are without judgment; we err on the side of love. MAKING A DIFFERENCE is inherent in the way we live. We believe we have an obligation to serve our broader community. Specifically, Making a Difference is a program where we provide opportunities for people to help others and make a difference in our greater community. MISSION is everything and resides at the heart of our culture. We will enrich the lives of older adults as an expression of Christ’s love. OPPORTUNITY is part of our value proposition: Abundant opportunities to live with purpose in community. We believe that when people have opportunities to learn, serve, volunteer, travel and create relationships, they will find abundant life in living intentionally in community.
OTHER-CENTERED is our belief (based on a lot of research) that we find purpose and meaning in life when we look beyond ourselves for opportunities to make a difference in the world around us. We seek to live with an othercentered focus as an organization as well as individuals who live and work in this community. PERSON-DIRECTED care reflects our approach, which honors the voice of the individuals we serve and those working closest to them. It is a process of listening, trying and evaluating new approaches and adjusting our organizational approaches in an effort to create an environment that provides everyone in our community with opportunities to live with purpose and meaning. PURPOSE is part of our value proposition: Abundant opportunities to live with purpose in community. We believe that when people live with purpose, they live longer and find greater joy. Opportunities to volunteer, serve, learn, travel and create relationships provide purpose. SERVICE describes the way we work. We seek what is best for Garden Spot Communities, rather than what is best for ourselves or our individual departments. STEWARDSHIP reflects the way we view our resources. We make a choice every day, every moment to be wise in how we use our God-given resources. Stewardship is one of our organizational core values. STORY refers to our belief that everyone’s life story has value and can help inspire others on their life journey. THIRD WAY gives consideration to alternatives upon reaching an impasse that moves everyone forward rather than stalling or giving up. TRAVEL is a common interest that connects people at Garden Spot. Residents take advantage of opportunities to travel with purpose—they use travel to learn, serve and appreciate other cultures. Organized and/or endorsed trips may be local, regional, national or international. VITALITY exudes around every corner at Garden Spot. Our residents live with vitality—through service, travel and learning. VOLUNTEERISM at Garden Spot gives people purpose and creates community. When people volunteer together they find a greater sense of camaraderie and community. In addition, we believe that when we pour out our lives for others, we find great joy. Consequently, we provide opportunities for people to find purpose and to volunteer in our community and in the world beyond our doors. WELCOMING is a word guests use all the time to describe our residents and staff. We go beyond friendly to welcoming, genuinely accepting and acknowledging each person who visits and moves to our communities.
Hilda Bradney: Preparing the Next Generation Hilda and Bill Bradney host some of the University of Valley Forge students preparing for intercultural internships. Pictured, front row, left to right: Lauren Green, Hilda and Bill, Austin Winters, Dmetri Tabor; back row, left to right: Amanda Jones, Gina Campagnini, Rebecca Winner, Maria Garate
Hilda Bradney, a Garden Spot Village resident since November 2016, spends much of her time investing in the next generation. With more than 55 years of ministry
experience in the United States, Costa Rica and Paraguay, she finds joy in pouring wisdom into the lives of her students at the University of Valley Forge (UVF). When Hilda and her husband, Bill, returned to the United States in 2002 after serving with Assemblies of God World Missions in Costa Rica and Paraguay, they began an assignment as missionaries-in-residence at UVF, where they had met more than 40 years earlier. They taught and lectured, “persecuting the saints” as Bill says with a grin. For several years Hilda chaired the Department of Intercultural Studies, and together Bill and Hilda taught and connected with the students, encouraging them in their vision for intercultural ministry. They enjoyed leading student mission trips to the countries in which they had served, with former students hosting them. Hilda now serves as an adjunct professor and coordinates international internships. During the spring 2018 semester she taught one seated class and two online classes in addition to coordinating summer internships for students majoring in Intercultural Studies. In the fall 2018 semester she hopes to scale back her involvement. “We admire the students so much,” Hilda says. “They are so committed to serving God, many in challenging contexts. They inspire us.” Hilda especially enjoys preparing students for their intercultural and, in most cases, international internships. “I spend a lot of time researching placements for the students; for many, this becomes their first job or service career, so I am very careful to match them to the right internship.” In addition to making these assignments, Hilda teaches the
internship seminar, preparing and debriefing the students. Before the students leave for their assignments, Hilda and Bill host a commissioning luncheon in their cottage in Geranium Court. In preparation for the luncheon, the students are charged with learning a few key phrases in the language of the community they will serve. Hilda laughs, “I won’t know what they are saying, unless it’s in Spanish, but it’s in their best interest to learn those phrases anyway!” One of the internship requirements is to keep a daily journal, which helps the students process their experiences and feelings. “When they are outside their comfort zone— without cell phones, social media, friends and crutches to lean on—it’s the best time for them to grow and to ask God for his help,” says Hilda. Another assignment is to make a growth chart on which they identify areas in which they need to grow, then track their growth during their overseas service. Hilda says, “When students take the growth chart seriously, they usually experience emotional, relational, professional and spiritual growth.” Hilda and Bill also host a story party and debriefing session for the students when they return. During the story party, which is also held in Hilda and Bill’s home, the students share stories from their overseas experiences and reconnect with their classmates. Maria Garate, a recent UVF graduate, completed her internship at a small rural New Jersey church serving many ethnicities. She focused on church revitalization and evangelism and has been asked to stay on as an assistant pastor. Maria says, “Sister Hilda and Brother Bill have such a passion for God and for equipping the next generation to reach those without the hope of Jesus Christ. They were pioneers on the mission field. They have done so much and are still just as eager to share with students and impact lives. I am eternally grateful for the impact they have had in my time at the University of Valley Forge; they are truly an example of what God can do in a life that is fully surrendered to Him.” Hilda says, “We feel totally blessed to be a tiny link in a chain of blessing the world.”
Experience: Little Things Make all
THE DIFFERENCE At Garden Spot Village, small details are important. Decor in the Village Square, the arrangement of seating, the scents wafting in the air and the music playing over the sound system are all carefully planned to create a welcoming environment.
An intentional, intergenerational community, Garden Spot Village is home to members of the GI Generation, The Silent Generation and Baby Boomers—with ages ranging from 55 to 105. Beyond that, Gen Xers and Millennials come and go with their children all the time. Keeping the mix of generations in mind, the marketing department’s creative team volunteered to transform the piped in elevator music to a curated seasonal playlist in fall 2016. Chief Marketing Officer Scott Miller says, “How do you choose music that appeals to everyone? The answer at Garden Spot is to mix it up. You’ll hear songs you really love from time to time. I was talking to a woman who was bouncing down the hallway to ‘Surfer Girl’ and she commented, ‘I just love this music.’ A couple of songs later an inspirational hymn started to play. Personally, I always smile when the theme song to Pirates of the Caribbean plays. There is truly something for everyone.” Each seasonal list includes more than 15 hours of songs hand-selected to reflect the current season. Christmas, Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall lists are updated annually and include a mix of instrumentals and songs with lyrics. The Sunday playlist includes contemporary worship and traditional hymns to inspire a worshipful Sabbath. A style guide for the music playlists creates a framework to ensure the choices reflect the culture and residents of Garden Spot Village, now and in the future.
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Theresa Hodson: Living Large in a Small Space Theresa Hodson glances around her studio apartment in Gardens South and says contentedly, “I have absolutely everything I need.” Studio apartments at Garden Spot Village measure about 490 square feet and include a large bathroom, an oversize closet, and a washer and dryer as well as a small kitchen with a refrigerator, a stove, a microwave and plenty of storage space. Theresa says, “I have a place to eat, a place to sleep, a place to relax and read or write poetry and plenty of room to do my needlework and crafts.”
HOLD ON TO MEMORIES
For Theresa, moving to a studio apartment at Garden Spot Village in September 2011 was less about downsizing and more about holding on to memories. “Everything here has a memory. The figurines, the pictures, the quilt on my bed; things I use every day are treasures from family and friends.” Everything in her apartment represents her life story. She grew up in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania and at age 10, dreamed of becoming a nurse and moving to Alaska after reading a Nancy Drew mystery. She married her husband, Harold, shortly after World War II ended and they raised three sons in their home in West Chester, Pennsylvania. While her sons were in high school, Theresa went back to school and became a licensed practical nurse (LPN). Working with people with special needs, she was employed by Devereaux Foundation, in West Chester, and Ephrata Area Rehab Services in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. And as life would have it, when they were both in their early 40s, Theresa and her husband packed all of their belongings into their pickup truck and moved to Fairbanks, Alaska. Theresa says, “Fairbanks was a little town, years behind the times with the nearest town, Anchorage, 360 miles away. We arrived before the Alaska pipeline was built, so we experienced the excitement of living in a boomtown.” She continues: “My husband was a heavy equipment mechanic and his work often kept him away from home for long periods of time. He worked on the pipeline, worked at Murphy Dome Radar Station and Cape Romanzof (‘The Loneliest Outpost in the World’) out on the Bering Sea.” Theresa worked as an LPN at the Fairbanks Pioneer Home, a nursing facility for the real pioneers of Alaska. The men and women she served, then in their 80s and 90s, had already been in Alaska for 50 to 60 years. Theresa says, “What a privilege it was to get to know the rugged generation of people who had made and shaped Alaska, and to listen to their incredible life stories. My childhood dream came true; I really was a nurse in Alaska!” Theresa reflects, “My husband and I did all of the ‘Alaska things.’ We stayed up all night to enjoy the midnight sun, loved the quiet of long winters and were amazed at the beauty of the country and the incredible northern lights. How blessed I am to have called Alaska home for 31 years.” SPACE TO GATHER
Theresa has room in her apartment to gather with family and friends, and public gathering places and other areas are available to meet with larger groups. The Creamery, Terrace Dining Room and The Harvest Table are all close by and provide a variety of delicious dining options, so Theresa doesn’t need to worry about cooking. She adds that she enjoys the convenience of living at Garden Spot Village. “Everything is taken care of. If I need anything else, I can usually find it at Refresh Gifts & Essentials or at the Share & Care Thrift Store.” To those considering a move to a smaller living space than they currently occupy she suggests, “Just bring memories, not stuff. Focus on gifts that mean something to you. When you want to downsize, just keep the memories.”
CARING CONNECTIONS Changing Lives, One Person at a Time
Our lives move at the speed of our technology. We email, send text and instant messages and keep up with our friends and family through social media. Because we know details about the activities of our friends and family members, we believe we are more connected. But when is the last time we heard their voices?
As time marches on, we spend more and more of it on our electronic devices and less and less of it with people, until, without realizing it, we slip into isolation. Garden Spot Village’s Caring Connections program works to combat isolation through meaningful, intentional relationships with people who have limited opportunities to interact with others. With the support of a network of volunteers who desire to make a difference in someone else’s life, Caring Connections
co-coordinators Ruthann Ware and Marsha Dawson facilitate relationships built around weekly visits. In many retirement communities, chaplains meet residents’ spiritual needs and social workers connect people with human service professionals to meet emotional needs. At Garden Spot Village, intentional peer relationships supplement these services and in turn create a unique community where everyone feels valued.
INNOVATION IN COMMUNITY In late 2003, Garden Spot Village team members began to talk about the need for emotional and spiritual support for residents who were struggling to connect and transition after difficult health diagnoses and moves within the community. At about the same time, Carol Wendel concluded a successful career that combined health care and senior services and relocated, with her husband, Ken, from Kennett Square to a carriage house at Garden Spot Village. Carol says, “I struggled with our move because I had such an active life working with children and seniors in Kennett Square. I knew when I moved I would need to leave that all behind. After being here a couple of weeks, I received a call
asking me to lead a new initiative. It was as if God was telling me he had something else he intended for me to do.” Carol joined the committee that formed in May 2004 to lay the groundwork for a program that would provide a comprehensive approach to meeting the emotional and spiritual needs of residents. For the next 10 years she served as the program coordinator, working with Volunteer Services, chaplains and social workers to build the program from the ground up.
BUILDING CARING CONNECTIONS Carol recruited volunteers who were willing to offer friendship, built an orientation program and planned events to provide opportunities for connectors and connectees to spend time together beyond weekly visits. Although she stepped down from her role as coordinator a few years ago, Carol still volunteers as a connector. The “sister-to-sister” relationships she shares make a difference in her life. And though participating in the program isn’t easy, she encourages others to get involved because it will change their lives. Today nearly 40 connectors visit with connectees throughout the community, offering friendship and companionship. Ruthann, a geriatric nurse who moved to Garden Spot Village with her husband, Don, in August 2009, says, “I have a passion for people who are lonely and need someone to keep them company.” Her involvement in the program influenced Don, an engineer, to volunteer as well. He connected with another engineer who wanted someone to play chess with
him. As weeks and months passed, the men shared their life experiences. Don says, “We joked around. We shared everything—our careers, our faith. He became my friend.” Marcia Parsons, skilled care social worker, says, “Something as simple as just showing up to be with someone routinely results in a really deep connection and level of trust. I have seen residents who prefer to spend much of their time alone in their rooms agree to attend social events with their connector.” Marcia continues, “I place a lot of value on relationship building and that is exactly what the Caring Connections program does. When Caring Connections is involved with someone transitioning from independent living to a healthcare area, the adjustment period is much smoother.”
CREATING A NETWORK Ruthann encourages anyone interested in learning more to participate in a no obligation quarterly orientation in which chaplains, social workers and current Caring Connections volunteers share inspiration, as well as offer best practices for connector/connectee relationships. Marsha Dawson, who started as program co-coordinator in March 2017, has been involved in Caring Connections since moving to Garden Spot Village in August 2016. “It doesn’t take much time,” she says, “but you need to be consistent. The rewards are so much bigger than the commitment.” For more information: Call Volunteer Services at 717.355.6283.
Garcia SERVING IN LOVE JOB TITLE: Environmental Services Supervisor DATE STARTED AT GSV: August 7, 2013
FAVORITE... MOVIE: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) FOOD: Grilled chicken over vegetables BOOK: Book of Prayers, various authors MUSIC GENRE: Christian Worship QUOTE: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”
ony Garcia connected with Garden Spot Village at a time in his life when he needed community. He was in the midst of a major weight loss program. His health was
in jeopardy because of his weight and his doctor challenged him to find a volunteer position
where he could be physically active. A friend introduced him to Garden Spot Village and he
began to volunteer with Lorrie Westenhoefer, therapeutic recreation director, in April 2010.
He fit naturally into the community, creating relationships with residents and staff. When a position became available in East Kitchen in the summer of 2013, Lorrie encouraged him to apply. Tony worked in East Kitchen for two and a half years, serving, cooking and eventually supervising in Fireside Café, one of the restaurants supported by East Kitchen. Doing so transformed his view of food. Tony says, “Serving residents their meals gave me a different outlook on food. I began to realize that Jesus fed the masses spiritually and physically and I could do that too.” TACKLING NEW CHALLENGES
Although he loved the residents he served and the staff he worked with, when a job became available in environmental services in 2016, he transferred, looking for a new personal challenge. “Before I started working in environmental services, I couldn’t see the details of their work. I’m ruined now. I see dirt everywhere,” Tony says with a laugh. “And now I'm responsible to clean it up!” His supervisor at the time identified him as an emerging leader and signed him up for the pilot of the Emerging Leaders program, which started in fall 2016. Tony says of the experience, “I met some really nice and good people. I learned new perspectives from different parts of the organization.” As he worked through the program, he also stepped into a management trainee role where he learned a little bit of everything—from laundry to floor care to housekeeping. He now serves as environmental services supervisor, ensuring that the tasks assigned to his team are completed. He also acts as a liaison between residents, environmental services staff and Al Vega, director of environmental services. He spends most of his time in the laundry and flexes his hours to cover shifts as needed.
MINISTERING IN THE COMMUNITY
Tony’s flexible schedule fits well with recently added responsibilities to his church family at New Holland Spanish Mennonite. The congregation had been waiting for a pastor for two years. Involved with the church community for 11 years, eight of them in youth ministry, Tony felt it was time to step up and fill the pastoral role. As a bivocational pastor, he spends 20 to 30 hours a week pastoring the community of approximately 40 to 60 members. “It’s going to be a juggling act,” he says with a smile. But he’s ready and willing to make it work. The support of Al and Chief Operating Officer Steve Muller gave him the confidence to step forward and volunteer for the role. “I’m not a typical church pastor,” he says. “I’m not married with a family. But the congregation knew who I was, how I got here, and they accepted me.” He adds, “Knowing brokenness, I have compassion. I have always had a pastor’s heart. I just needed to walk through some difficult times so I could minister better.” Tony reflects on the personal impact that Garden Spot Village had on him. “In this culture,” he says, “everyone is welcome. That’s the awesome part of Garden Spot Village. There are no boundaries and limitations for who is welcome.” He continues, “Our mission statement— ‘We will enrich the lives’—is backward. This walk I’ve walked—with the residents, people around me, employees—they have enriched my life. I’ve benefited because they have allowed me to be part of their lives.”
Jim and Jennie Sauer: “We found a little slice of heaven.”
n beautiful, sunshine-filled days, Jim and Jennie Sauer enjoy taking their 1965 Sunbeam Tiger for leisurely drives. The Tiger, which they bought
new in 1966, was their only mode of transportation when they purchased
it. Today, 50 years later, the car connects them to others across the mid-Atlantic region who
are enthusiasts of cars made by Rootes Motors Limited, a British automobile manufacturing company founded by Lord William Edward Rootes. Attending the annual Sunbeam
BASH—an event facilitated by Tigers East/Alpines East, an organization for fans of Rootes
cars—which is usually held somewhere in central Pennsylvania, offers an opportunity for them to connect with other Sunbeam owners and enjoy community. 50
The Sauers also appreciate the connection to community they experience at Garden Spot Village. Jennie says the friendliness of the staff and residents during their initial visits, as well as the Woodshop and other clubs, the amenities and the affordable monthly rates, all influenced their decision to move to Garden Spot Village. “Once we made the decision,” she says, “we wanted to be here.” Choosing a single family home with a two-car garage at Sycamore Springs allowed them to bypass the typical wait time and move into their new home in March 2018. Jennie says of the transition, “It’s been so easy. Everyone has been so accommodating.” A mix of community, adventure and service defines the Sauers’ lifestyle. In the mid1980s they were both working high-stress jobs, Jim for the telephone company and Jennie as a settlement officer for a title insurance company. They always wanted to retire early and travel, but at the rate they were going they were afraid they wouldn’t make it to retirement. So, they outfitted their 28-foot sailboat, took a year off from work and traveled up and down the east coast, going as far north as Southwest Harbor Maine and as far south as Marathon, in the Florida Keys. Jim says, “At the end of the year, I was ready to go back to work. I returned a much better employee.” Jim took early retirement from Bell Telephone Company and began contract work with Northern Telecom, a Canadian contractor. This new role gave him flexibility in his schedule and the opportunity to live around the world. The Sauers spent five months in Japan and three months in England. Jim also had contracting jobs in Dallas, Texas; Tyson’s Corner, Virginia; and other locations around the country. Between consulting contracts Jim built “Sauer Dough,” a 40-foot sailboat. The couple purchased the steel hull, and, over the course of several years, Jim finished the entire inside and the rigging on the outside. Jim and Jennie Sauer enjoy driving their 1965 Sunbeam Tiger on leisurely drives through Lancaster County.
In 2011 the Sauers sold their home in Knauertown, Pennsylvania, and followed the call of the water to Cape May Court House, New Jersey. Jim renovated their 1860s post-Civil War era home while they connected with the local community. They attended and served at First United Methodist Church, where Jennie started Women for God, a women’s group that serves the church and local community by raising funds for charitable organizations that help those in need. She also enjoyed volunteering at the church’s thrift shop. Jennie and Jim both volunteered at the Performing Arts Center at Middle Township High School, as well as at the local hospital. Their pursuit of service and adventure will serve the Sauers well at Garden Spot Village. Even before moving in, Jim joined the Woodshop and the Garden Spot Metal Crafters. Jennie looks forward to exploring new volunteer opportunities in the coming months. In addition, they have joined the Lunch Bunch, a group from Garden Spot Village that enjoys dining at unique local restaurants, watched movies at the Village Square Theater and enjoyed recent performances by Servant Stage Company. The Sauers appreciate the convenience of life at Garden Spot Village. They only need to write one check each month and they don’t need to worry about home maintenance. Jennie says, “We are just thrilled we made the decision to move while we were healthy enough to do so. Our new home is just the right size. We found a little slice of heaven here at Garden Spot Village.”
Travel with Purpose On Saturday, April 28, 2018, a team of 14
people—ranging in age from 25 to 82—
When Hurricane Harvey ravaged southeastern Texas in August 2017, Linda Dodge, director of development at Garden Spot Village and a member of Mount Gretna United Methodist Church, explored the possibility of organizing a group trip to help with relief and rebuilding. She connected with Chaplain Chet Yoder, who affirmed her vision.
from Garden Spot Village and Mount Gretna United Methodist Church, traveled with purpose to Tarboro, North Carolina, to provide hope and help. During Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 the Tar River, which runs between Tarboro and Princeville, overflowed its banks, flooding the town and leaving hundreds of people homeless. Over the 24 months since then, volunteers from United Methodist Volunteers in Mission have worked tirelessly to restore houses and help people return home. 52
Her search led her to United Methodist Volunteers in Mission and eventually to Tarboro. Tarboro’s proximity to New Holland—within-a-day’s drive—coupled with its established and comfortable dormitories for men and women, adequate showers, dining facilities and common gathering spaces, felt like a good match for Garden Spot Village. In faith Linda reserved 20 beds before inviting others from Garden Spot to join her.
Jason DuVall, regional director for the Heritage District of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, coordinates volunteers who serve in Tarboro. He says, “In Matthew 20:28, Jesus says he did not come to be served, but to serve others. Volunteers are the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in the town of Tarboro. Volunteers show our community that people around the world care, that they are compassionate and loving and that they put God first.” SERVING IN TARBORO
The volunteer group from Garden Spot Village included residents, staff, and family members as well as Pastor Mike Remel from Mount Gretna United Methodist Church. They shed their normal roles in the community and served side by side. They worked long hours, finishing and sanding drywall, painting, cleaning up properties and installing flooring. Most important, though, is that they created relationships with one another and with the homeowners and they offered hope in a situation that felt hopeless to so many. Jason says, “The group that came from Garden Spot brought a loving spirit. They loved on me, the other volunteers and the homeowners. That’s part of what we are trying to do here—to love people. They are an asset to Garden Spot Village and the Kingdom of God.” Garden Spot resident Lloyd Ziegler says, “On a sightseeing trip you go in different directions because you are concerned about your own interests. When you travel with purpose you go to help others. You have a common goal in mind. You are not looking out for your own agenda.” Myrna, a resident of Tarboro, was extremely blessed by the team who worked to improve her home. She visited each day to see their progress. Just before the Volunteers in Mission arrived to help her, Myrna had been ready to give up, sell her home and move on. But the team’s presence reassured her that Tarboro was home and God was going to take care of her. EJ Rittersbach, a resident of Garden Spot Village, says, “We helped people who, in some ways, have been forgotten since the hurricane. Our presence let them know that people still care about them and they matter.”
Linda says the group was extremely blessed by the gifts of food that were sent with them. “We felt so much love and support from the broader Garden Spot Village community. Even though others couldn’t join us in person, they really were there because of the casseroles, cookies, bagels and other food they provided.” Chaplain Chet Yoder shared that the Community Church at Garden Spot Village donated funds to make the trip affordable for everyone who participated. Their donation helped to pay for lodging, transportation and meals. Chet says, “Every year the Community Church designates a line item in its budget for housing. In 2018 they wanted this budget line to support a housing project for which Garden Spot Village would also provide hands-on support. The trip to Tarboro fulfilled this expectation perfectly.” RETURNING TO TARBORO
A Garden Spot Village Travel with Purpose team will return to Tarboro in March 2019 to continue cleanup and rebuilding efforts. Linda shares that a number of people who participated in the original team hope to return and there is room for more to join the trip. She says, “Once you experience a trip like this you feel a calling to return and continue the work to get people back into their homes.” FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO JOIN THE TEAM, contact Chet at email@example.com or Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FINDING COMMUNITY IN TARBORO
On the Sunday morning after the Garden Spot team arrived in Tarboro, they visited St. Luke Church of Christ in Princeville. Members of this African American congregation welcomed the group and expressed their appreciation for the team’s work to rebuild the community. In the evenings, the group enjoyed time to play games, relax and learn to know each other better. Eun Hee and Jee Hyun, International Visitor Exchange Program participants, taught the group about life in South Korea. Memories made and shared across generations and cultures created a sense of community and left a lasting impression.
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CONTINUOUS UPGRADES Just before takeoff the flight attendant picks up the intercom and says, "Please turn off all Wi-Fi devices until we reach cruising altitude." A passenger responds, "Seriously? We can put a man on the moon, but we can't figure out how to keep the Wi-Fi turned on during takeoff?" Even with the availability of Wi-Fi during flights—a recent technology—people complain about short interruptions or slow speeds. Our culture has become accustomed to instantaneous change in technology and we expect everything to perform as though it’s leading edge. Tolerance for what is perceived as obsolescence grows shorter and shorter. We live in a society that demands the latest and greatest. Staying ahead requires constant attention. CEO Steve Lindsey explains, “Everybody is so connected in this digital world. They get input from lots of different areas and they expect us to be able to deliver on the promises they receive from totally different environments, products and services—from electronics vendors, smartphones, restaurants, resorts and more. Those promises become the baseline. We strive to meet and exceed expectations in a changing world.” Expectations for communities like Garden Spot have moved beyond simply being welcoming, comfortable and inviting. Residents demand engagement at a variety of levels. With an eye toward the future, Garden Spot Village borrows from author Ray Oldenburg’s concept of “great good places” and intentionally creates gathering places where people can engage with each other. 54
Steve Lindsey says, “Our great good places tend to be places like The Coop or The Creamery, where people gather for a meal, but while they are there they relate to other people and connect. The Village Square has also become one of those places where people come to get a Starbucks drink, and then stay to hang out, connect and relate. “Our approach has been to continue to work at our environment, chip away at it, continue to create small elements of change on an ongoing basis. We don’t ever want to be in a place where we have fallen behind ten years and then we have to scramble to catch up. We would rather lean in, look ahead and anticipate some of those changes so we can stay fresh, stay current and create exciting opportunities for people to live.” To accomplish this intention, public spaces are upgraded regularly, says Chief Operating Officer Steve Muller. Recent renovations in the Terrace Dining Room include a refresh of the facade, as well as new furniture and lighting. Other improvements are acoustic treatments in the Indoor Park and upgraded lighting in the apartment wings. Steve Muller says that getting wise counsel from good designers and professional contractors pays off in the long run. Professionals provide information about design and new materials that will wear better and last longer. He adds, “Our challenge is to be as relevant as possible while still being good stewards of our resources. We want our public spaces to be engaging.” Garden Spot carefully balances the needs of future residents with the needs of current residents so that upgrades occur throughout the community. This balance keeps the community relevant for every generation.
Experience: COOPERATING for a Better Future In April 1787, the New Holland community worked together to build a schoolhouse. Individuals and families donated wood, shingles, cash and labor. More than 231 years later, Garden Spot Village CEO Steve Lindsey referenced their cooperation and commitment as he welcomed supporters, donors and members of the greater New Holland community to the dedication and ribbon cutting for the Cooperative Living House on Friday, June 15, 2018. The parallels between the projects are hard to ignore. Someone recognized a need, a group issued a challenge and the community responded with overwhelming support. And for the people who benefited, the project was life changing. In 1787, children gained an education and were given hope for a brighter future. In 2018, five individuals gained affordable housing and were given hope for a safer, more secure future. The plan for the home is twofold, says Steve. First and foremost, the Cooperative Living House provides affordable, safe housing. The steering committee, which included representatives from Garden Spot, CrossNet Ministries, the New Holland Business Association and local churches, embraced the vision and helped to achieve affordability by raising funds and connecting with volunteers. Second, and somewhat more important, says Steve, is that “the Cooperative Living House replaces isolation with community. Isolation has psychological impacts; our social and physical health deteriorates when we live in isolation. Living in community—with a small group of other people who you
know, who you care about, who you learn to live life with together—helps to mitigate all of those challenges that people face as they age.” For the women who moved into the home, safe and affordable housing was the initial draw. Rose Sheaffer, who moved into the house in March, appreciates her private bedroom and bathroom as well as the common areas such as the kitchen, dining and living spaces. She says, “I like it here because I have more space to move around. And people can come to visit.” Ruth Dunlap moved to the Cooperative Living House from her three-bedroom home in nearby Ronks in April. In early 2018 she realized she could no longer financially or physically care for her home. Ruth appreciates the affordability and the opportunity to live in community. She adds that the month-to-month lease also gives her freedom to make a different choice if needed. When she brainstormed with her family about her dream house for retirement, her only requirement was that the home would have large windows and lots of natural light. When she toured the Cooperative Living House for the first time, she was delighted by the large windows in the individual bedrooms as well as in the common living spaces. “I’m very happy I made the decision to move here. It’s nice to be with people who are in different but similar stages of life. Together we’re making the house into a home,” says Ruth. She also enjoys the challenge of creating a family-like atmosphere in the Cooperative Living House. “I feel a strong sense of responsibility to make this work. I want to help us adjust, help take care of the home. We are figuring it out as we go. It’s exciting, very life-giving, to be a part of this project.” Fall/Winter 2018
Experience Garden Spot Village through
VIRTUAL REALITY Scott says, “We’ve always thought about our website in Garden Spot Village works hard to tell our terms of, how can we give people a more engaging, community's story relevantly and innovatively. online experience?” One way in which the community is doing INVESTING IN TECHNOLOGY Viewing the website through that lens, Scott continues, that, says Chief Marketing Officer Scott “We invest in technology, and we are always interested in new ways to communicate with people. When Google Miller, is through virtual reality tours. started offering virtual reality capabilities, we thought it was a really cool way to show our offerings.” As a result, in early 2016, Gavin Sauder, web designer, completed the process to become Google-certified to produce virtual reality tours. It wasn’t just a quick reaction of jumping onto the technology bandwagon. For years vendors had approached Garden Spot offering to create the 360degree and walk-through tours that are frequently found on real estate websites. 56
“I didn’t see the value in simple walk-through tours,” Scott says. “I saw the value when Google embraced it and created the Google virtual tours that allow you to incorporate virtual reality glasses automatically. That was the point in time when we decided it was worth it for us to invest in it.”
CAPTURING OUR COMMUNITY
stitching software to compile them into a single sphere. After that he goes through each new sphere and removes the nadir (the camera’s blind spot on the floor) and uses Adobe Photoshop to insert the floor, cloned from the image of the surrounding floor, at the blind spot.
Most of the public areas and examples of most styles of Garden Spot Village residences are included in the virtual tours. Gavin creates the tours by mapping out paths in the space where he plans to capture the images. Along each path he marks turning points so that he can shoot a sphere that will join the next part of the journey to allow people to “walk” throughout the space.
Finally, Gavin uploads the spheres into the online virtual tour builder and aligns each sphere along the path to create a constellation, or a collection of spheres, that create the path in the tour. He then deploys the tour to gardenspotvillage.org for the world to enjoy.
Using a wide angle lens, Gavin shoots four photos at each spot along the path. He takes one photo, then turns the camera 90 degrees for the second photo and so on until he captures the full 360 degree view. After taking the first sphere, he moves his camera approximately 10 feet (depending on the space) and captures sphere after sphere until he completes the path.
The result? You can view the tours on a desktop computer or you can use virtual reality glasses like an Oculus Rift or inexpensive Google Cardboard and a smart phone to immerse yourself in a Garden Spot Village experience.
SHARING OUR COMMUNITY
He uses a steady tripod because the camera needs to be absolutely still. This is critical for stitching the four images together to make the sphere. In addition, Google’s standards require that people do not appear in the shots. Gavin says, “On a busy campus like Garden Spot, keeping people out of the shot can be a challenge because we have a steady stream of traffic.”
Virtual reality tours fuel the Garden Spot online experience, allowing prospective residents to encounter the community online before visiting in person. While on the virtual tour, viewers can walk through the front door, stroll through the Village Square, “sit down” at tables in any of the six on-site restaurants, browse Refresh Gifts & Essentials or the Share & Care Thrift Store, wander through the aeroponic greenhouse, and explore a variety of homes.
Recently, Gavin added interactive elements to the tour, like embedded videos and photos to enhance the tour. For example, he embedded a video of the fish tank in the Village Square and a video about the Bee Club at the bee hives. Portal jumps throughout the tour keep viewers engaged and moving throughout the campus.
CREATING THE TOUR Once the photos are captured, Gavin ingests and catalogs them into his computer work station. One by one he takes the four photos from each spot along the path and imports them into 360 degree spherical
Gavin recently added a number of new tours to round out the Garden Spot Village virtual reality experience. Invitations to visit in person appear throughout the tour, reminding visitors that an in-person tour gives them the real experience. LEARN MORE: gardenspotvillage.org/village-virtual-tour
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Donor-Advised Funds Offer Flexible Giving DONOR-ADVISED FUNDS, AT THEIR SIMPLEST, ARE SPECIALIZED ACCOUNTS TO HELP INDIVIDUALS WITH THEIR CHARITABLE GIVING, EXPLAINS NIKKI SHINGLE, REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF EVERENCE. AN INDIVIDUAL OPENS AN ACCOUNT AND MAKES CHARITABLE GIFTS THAT HELP TO SUPPORT THEIR PHILANTHROPIC PLANS. Unlike a regular deposit account, though, donor-advised funds accept much more than cash. Farm commodities, real estate, a Tiffany lamp, an antique cello, water rights in Colorado, as well as stocks, bonds and mutual funds are all valid deposits.
advisor indicating that her checks have been mailed. “I think it was the best financial decision I ever made,” EJ says. “I know the money is there, the donations are taken care of and I don’t need to worry about anything.” Thomas Talbott, a financial advisor with Stewardship Advisors in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, cites anonymity as a significant benefit for donors. For example, his clients can use their donor-advised fund to give anonymous donations to charities they support in order to keep the focus on the charity and not on themselves. REASONS TO CONSIDER A DONOR-ADVISED FUND
Nikki says, “Sometimes people have a life event that triggers a tax liability—for example, they sell a property or they are working through a business transition—and they also want to be generous. A donation into their donor-advised fund helps to offset the tax burden and allows them to give gifts over a longer period.” She continues: “Sometimes as people are looking towards retirement, they realize they will have less income during retirement but they want to maintain their level of giving. So, in their higher earning years they build a charitable account from which they can give in the future. They may gift bonuses or other unexpected income, seeding it for the retirement years when their income will be lower.”
BENEFITS OF DONOR-ADVISED FUNDS
Donor-advised funds provide a variety of benefits, including tax savings, simplifying personal giving and anonymous giving through a third-party foundation. New tax laws with higher standard deductions make donor-advised funds appealing, says Bill Hunter, a tax accountant and resident of Garden Spot Village since December 2016. “It may no longer be advantageous to itemize your deductions every year.” A donor-advised fund, Bill says, allows you to deposit two or more years of charitable giving into an account and receive the full tax deduction in the year the deposit is made. In addition to appreciating the tax savings, which helps her giving to go further, EJ Rittersbach, a Garden Spot Village resident since August 2008, also values the account’s simplicity. In the past she wrote ten checks each month to ten different nonprofit organizations. Now, she says, “I just give my financial advisor a list of the organizations I want to support and the amounts I want to give and they take care of it.” She receives an email confirmation each month from her financial
Other times people may want to sell a rental property or liquidate stocks that a relative gave them. In the case of a rental property, people generally depreciate the value of the property and when they go to sell it they often need to pay the 25 percent depreciation recapture and/or capital gains taxes. Donating the property directly to the fund, rather than selling the asset, eliminates the tax liability and allows the donor to receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the property. Liquidating stocks gifted from a relative works the same way. Thomas says, “By giving the stock directly to the donor-advised fund, as long as you held it for more than one year, you don’t need to know the cost basis and you get the charitable receipt for the full market value. The donor-advised fund can liquidate the stock and you save the accounting and tax liability.” Thomas summarizes donor-advised funds by saying, “they end up saving donors capital gains taxes, income taxes, estate taxes and more.” To learn more about giving to Garden Spot’s Benevolent Fund through a donor-advised fund, contact Linda Dodge, CFRE, director of development, at 717.355.6215 or email@example.com. READ MORE: everence.com
Gift Guide Refresh Gifts & Essentials
Offers distinctive jewelry, handbags, clothing and scarves, as well as gifts and cards. Inventory changes seasonally. Explore the holiday treasures you can discover at Refresh Gifts & Essentials this fall and winter.
Festive farm animals sport scarves and Santa hats. Resin pig, lamb and calf sold separately. Pig and lamb measure 6" tall; calf measures 6.5" tall: $14 each
Unique nut butters crafted by Blind Spot Nut Butters, York, Pa. Specialty flavors include peanut butter brownie, cinnamon roll and coconut macaroon. 8oz: $7-$9 each
Decorative owls offer a hint of woodland wonder for your holiday dĂŠcor. Large owl, 8" tall: $18; small owl, 6" tall: $14
Filigree-style earrings add interest to your fall and holiday wardrobe. Available in gold and silver. Measures 2" overall: $10
Coco + Carmen design features a 3-in-1 pendant necklace. Longest necklace measures 24" with 2.5" dangle: $30
Dazzlin’ Dee Dee croons the iconic “I Wanna Be Loved by You” while flapping her wings. 11.5" tall by 12" wide: $29
Stylish red faux leather purse with magnet snap, zipper and bold black and white stripe lining. 9.5" wide by 8" tall; with adjustable strap, measures 27" overall: $28
Sparkling star ornaments add festive color to your Christmas tree. Sold separately. Ornaments measure 4"x4": $5 and 6"x6": $10
Glittering snowflake pin includes a beautiful card presentation making it a perfect hostess gift. Pin measures 2.5" in diameter; card measures 4.25" long: $6
Ultra-soft fleece-lined beanie with a faux-fur pom offers a cozy and chic winter accessory. One size fits most: $10 Fall/Winter 2018
Gift Guide Share & Care Thrift Store
Offers an ever-changing collection of gently used gifts for function and beauty. Availability not guaranteed; this gift guide simply offers a representation of the treasures you can discover at Share & Care Thrift Store.
Replica classic black rotary desk phone features push button technology. 9.75" wide by 6" tall: $25
Ornate glass and silver candleholders offer a statement piece for a mantle or tabletop. 3.25" wide by 8.5" tall each: $18 set
Classic Lenox two-piece ceramic tea light lamp, in like-new condition. 8" wide by 10" tall: $15
Handcrafted stool crafted from repurposed yardsticks. 15" wide by 10" tall: $15
Intricate 23 karat gold plated pear ornament from the 2004 holiday Danbury Mint collection. 1.5" wide by 2.5" tall: $18
Byersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Choice holiday carolers evoke the spirit of Christmas. Sold separately. Grandmother, mother 12.5" tall; girl 9.5" tall: $20-$30 each
Lenox fine china ivory bud vases in a delightful gift box. 5" tall by 2" wide: $20 set
ERTL replica 1950 Chevy delivery truck with the New Holland Agriculture logo. 1:25 scale, 7.75" wide by 2.75" tall: $20
Snap charm with silver chain displayed in a silver jewelry box. Necklace charm, 1" diameter on 18" chain: $10 Box, 3" wide by 2" tall by 4.25" long: $18
Vintage cut glass vase with handles, perfect for holiday arrangements. 4.25" wide by 6" tall: $28 Fall/Winter 2018
Enjoy satisfying flavors that blend perfectly in a tangy, sweet, sour and salty Italian dish.
Rosemary-Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chop with Eggplant Caponata Siciliana
“My passion for food developed as I watched my Sicilian grandmother cook in the kitchen,” says Garden Spot Village’s Executive Chef Michael Pezzillo. The various dishes his grandmother prepared piqued his interest. Now Chef Pezzillo prepares his own fresh dishes, such as this pork chop and caponata recipe. The flavors blend together to create a tangy taste of sweet, sour, and salty with a little bit of spice. Chef Pezzillo is being recognized across North America by the Sodexo culinary team for his life-long cooking contributions. This recipe is featured on Sodexo’s “In My Kitchen” website, an honor that he is happy to have earned. “It means a lot to be recognized by my peers for doing something I love.” SERVES FOUR
For the Pork Chop
Four 4-6oz thin-cut pork chops 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 3 tablespoons shredded parmesan 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup egg whites 3 tablespoons oil for frying 8 cups baby arugula
Butterfly open pork chop and use meat mallet to pound thin, leaving bone in place. Season with salt and pepper. In a bowl, combine bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and rosemary. Dredge pork chop in flour, shake off excess, dip into egg whites, then into breadcrumb mixture. Refrigerate until use. Heat oil in frying pan and fry cutlets on both sides until golden brown and internal temperature is 155°F.
For the Eggplant Caponata Siciliana
3 1/2 cups fresh eggplant, diced 3/4 inch with skin 3 roma tomatoes, diced 3/4 inch 1/3 cup red onion, diced 3/4 inch 1 yellow pepper, diced 1/2 inch 1/4 cup celery ribs, sliced 1/4 inch on bias 1 1/2 tablespoons Kalamata or Sicilian olives, chopped 1 tablespoon medium pitted green olives, chopped 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 1/4 teaspoons sugar 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
peppers and celery and cook until golden. Add olives, capers and sugar. Stir well to combine. Cook 2 minutes, then stir in vinegar and tomatoes. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Heat remaining olive oil and fry eggplant in two batches until tender and brown on all sides. Drain, cool and fold into vegetable mixture. Finish by adding toasted pine nuts and fresh chopped Italian parsley.
For each serving, place pork chop on a bed of 1/2 cup baby arugula. Ladle 3/4 cup of eggplant caponata siciliana over the pork chop. Garnish with fresh basil and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Enjoy!
1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts 1 1/2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained
Read more: mindful.sodexo.com
1 tablespoon Italian parsley, minced 1 teaspoon salt Michael Pezzillo: executive chef, Garden Spot Village
Peel eggplant and discard skin. Cut into 3/4-inch cubes. Spread on sheet pan, sprinkle with salt and cover with sheet pan, weighing down for 30 minutes. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in skillet over moderate heat. Add onions,
SECOND AN Y NU T EN AL W T
FEATURING A COUNTRY STORE, SILENT AUCTION, CRAFTERS AND MUCH MORE!
Saturday, October 13, 2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
7am – 3:30pm
Shuttle service available
7am – 9am
All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at The Harvest Table restaurant
Shop at the Country Store Bid on Silent Auction items Bake Sale Share-a-Meal tickets sold Craft tables Book Sale Shop the Refresh Store Shop the Share & Care Thrift Store Art Show Coffee and donuts for sale
Soft pretzels, cider, and other beverages for sale
Food Court open
Music for enjoyment and relaxation
Prize-winning apple pies auctioned and other apple pies for sale
FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit gsvfallfestival.org to get all of the details about this year’s festival. 433 South Kinzer Avenue New Holland, PA 17557 717.355.6000
Train Room open
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 destination 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.
Get to Know the Neighborhood Eastern Lancaster County is a special place where you’re surrounded by verdant farmlands, unique towns like Ronks and Blue Ball, and neighbors who heed a calling to serve the community in so many ways. Garden Spot Village gives you easy access to these local attractions.
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Kitchen Kettle Village offers an immersive experience of what Lancaster County is all about. Over 40 shops are available to browse or purchase locally-made art, pottery, quilts, baked goods, jams and jellies, relishes and more. Apparel shops of name-brand products are featured throughout the village, like Pandora Jewelry, UGG, Brighton and more. Lodging is also available to stay one night or many nights. Located throughout the Village are delicious restaurants, cafes and creameries to grab a bite to eat!
Spend a day at Hersheypark with a variety of roller coasters, water rides, kiddie rides, games and food. Visitors are bound to find a favorite attraction at this theme park. Hersheypark spans over 100 acres of happiness and fun, with Chocolate World and its free chocolate making tour and chocolate store right beside the outdoor park. Taste a chocolatey, sweet treat at the conclusion of the indoor chocolate tour, with a chance to shop for other chocolate, candy and souvenirs.
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Embark on a historical and old-fashioned adventure at Strasburg Railroad. This authentic train experience provides the chance to sit inside a railroad car and ride on tracks that date back to the 1830s. A 45-minute trip takes you through the Amish countryside. More than 2,500 acres of land will stretch outside your train window with accompanying audio that provides interesting and educational facts of the surrounding area. Special events throughout the year appeal to riders of all ages.
Flower & Home Marketplace offers 90,000 square feet of shopping, including the largest selection of silk and fresh flowers you’ll find anywhere! You will also discover a variety of furniture, home décor, boutique, crafts and other seasonal items. Flower & Home Marketplace changes with the season, giving shoppers a new and unique experience during various times of the year. Their Christmas department is one of the largest in the region. They also offer engaging craft classes and workshops for a small fee.
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Things To See & Do September 24 COMMUNITY MEAL A free community meal at CrossNet Ministries on Franklin Street in New Holland. Served by Garden Spot residents. For the public.
25 LOOK & LEARN A luncheon to learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. Visit gsvlookandlearn.org to find out more and register. Seating is limited. For the public 50+.
1-31 OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Collect gift items for children around the world on behalf of Samaritan’s Purse. Resident service project.
3 NEW HOLLAND PARADE Join the crowds and watch the parade of floats and accompanying music. For the public.
3-6 NEW HOLLAND FARMERS FAIR Welcome the new fall season with a celebration of community and farming with small rides, street games and food trucks. For the public.
6 MUSICAL MEMORIES A musical program for individuals with dementia to enjoy with their caregivers. For residents and the public.
9 & 11 AARP DRIVER SAFETY INTRO COURSE Two-day program addresses roadway risks and defensive driving techniques to keep drivers safe on the road. For residents and the public 50+.
13 GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE FALL FESTIVAL Join Garden Spot Village at their twenty-second annual fall festival for delicious food, crafts, games and seasonal sales. See event details on page 66. For residents and the public.
18 AARP DRIVER SAFETY REFRESHER COURSE Review roadway risks and defensive driving techniques to stay safe on the road. For residents and the public 50+ who have taken the intro course.
20 SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT SERIES Enjoy “Live from New York… It’s Broadway!” a performance by George Wesner, principal organist from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. For residents and the public.
20 EXPLORE RETIREMENT LIVING Visit us during the 8th Annual Explore Retirement Living Open House held in conjunction with 17 other continuing care retirement communities in Lancaster County. This day-long event offers a great opportunity for you to explore our campus at your own pace. For the public 50+.
21 NEW HOLLAND CROP WALK Help to end hunger by joining the New Holland Crop Walk, which walks right through Garden Spot Village. For residents and the public.
22 COMMUNITY MEAL A free community meal at CrossNet Ministries on Franklin Street in New Holland. Served by Garden Spot residents. For the public.
25 LOOK & LEARN A luncheon to learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. Visit gsvlookandlearn.org to find out more and register. Seating is limited. For the public 50+.
Schedule is subject to change. For current listings, visit gardenspotvillage.org/events or contact Resident Services at 717.355.6000.
November 3 MUSICAL MEMORIES A musical program for individuals with dementia to enjoy with their caregivers. For residents and the public.
13 GSV AFTER WORK An evening to learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. Visit gsvlookandlearn.org to find out more and register. Seating is limited. For the public 50+.
14 FARM TO TABLE DINNER A delightful dinner made with local, fresh ingredients. For residents and future residents.
17 SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT SERIES Enjoy a lovely evening with music performed by Pequea Valley High School Jazz Band. For residents and the public.
18 THANKSGIVING WEEK SERVICE Join us as we give thanks and express our gratitude for Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gifts. This annual service, held in the Chapel, will include music by Garden Spot Village musicians, congregational singing and testimonies. For residents and the public.
20 LOOK & LEARN A luncheon to learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. Visit gsvlookandlearn.org to find out more and register. Seating is limited. For the public 50+.
26 COMMUNITY MEAL A free community meal at CrossNet Ministries on Franklin Street in New Holland. Served by Garden Spot residents. For the public.
Things To See & Do December 1 HOLIDAY TRAIN ROOM OPEN HOUSE Railroad enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy HO- and O-gauge model train layouts Saturdays in December as well as Thursday, December 27. For residents and the public.
8 BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Enjoy a festive, scrumptious breakfast with Santa. For residents, their families and the public.
8 HOLIDAY TRAIN ROOM OPEN HOUSE
15 SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT SERIES Mainliners Chorus, an award-winning ensemble from Bryn Mawr, will perform a holiday show in their popular barbershop style. For residents and the public.
17 COMMUNITY MEAL A free community meal at CrossNet Ministries on Franklin Street in New Holland. Served by Garden Spot residents. For the public.
19 FUTURE RESIDENT DINNER THEATER A Charles Dickens Christmas returns. By invitation. For future residents.
Railroad enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy HO- and O-gauge model train layouts Saturdays in December as well as Thursday, December 27.
22 HOLIDAY TRAIN ROOM OPEN HOUSE
8 SERVANT STAGE COMPANY
For residents and the public.
For residents and the public.
Servant Stage Company will perform A Christmas Carol. A faithful rendition of Charles Dickens’ timeless holiday tale of redemption, charity, and the spirit of Christmas, A Christmas Carol is a fantastical journey through Christmas Past, Present, and Future! For residents and the public.
12 LIVE NATIVITY WITH VILLAGE VOICES 14 CHRISTMAS PARTY
Railroad enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy HO- and O-gauge model train layouts Saturdays in December as well as Thursday, December 27.
24 CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE Join us as we celebrate the miracle of Christmas with a performance by Piercing Word as well as carol singing. For residents and the public.
27 & 29 HOLIDAY TRAIN ROOM OPEN HOUSE Railroad enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy HO- and O-gauge model train layouts. For residents and the public.
Annual Christmas Drop-in Celebration in Village Square.
31 NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA
15 HOLIDAY TRAIN ROOM OPEN HOUSE
Resident-run, semi-formal event celebrates the New Year with refreshments, entertainment and more. For residents.
For residents and future residents.
Railroad enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy HO- and O-gauge model train layouts Saturdays in December as well as Thursday, December 27. For residents and the public.
Schedule is subject to change. For current listings, visit gardenspotvillage.org/events or contact Resident Services at 717.355.6000.
19 SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT SERIES
6 GSV AFTER WORK
Enjoy a performance by soprano Sarah Zahn and pianist Andy Roberts. For residents and the public.
An evening to learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. Visit gsvlookandlearn.org to find out more and register. Seating is limited. For the public 50+.
22 LOOK & LEARN A luncheon to learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. Visit gsvlookandlearn.org to find out more and register. Seating is limited. For the public 50+.
16 SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT SERIES Enjoy a performance by Lancaster Brass Quintet. For residents and the public.
28 COMMUNITY MEAL
25 COMMUNITY MEAL
A free community meal at CrossNet Ministries on Franklin Street in New Holland. Served by Garden Spot residents.
A free community meal at CrossNet Ministries on Franklin Street in New Holland. Served by Garden Spot residents.
26 LOOK & LEARN
For the public.
1-28 ANNUAL BIRD HOUSE SILENT AUCTION Dozens of unique bird houses and bird-themed quilted wall-hangings on display. Place silent auction bids throughout the entire month. For residents and
For the public.
A luncheon to learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. Visit gsvlookandlearn.org to find out more and register. Seating is limited. For the public 50+.
16 SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT SERIES For residents and the public.
19 LOOK & LEARN A luncheon to learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. Visit gsvlookandlearn.org to find out more and register. Seating is limited. For the public 50+.
25 COMMUNITY MEAL A free community meal at CrossNet Ministries on Franklin Street in New Holland. Served by Garden Spot residents. For the public.
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Garden Spot Village at Home provides personalized in-home services to help people live with purpose and significance at all stages of life. We'll help with the activities of daily living like getting dressed and ready for the day, running errands and much more, so you can do the things that are meaningful to you!
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Adult Day Services provides a secure, protective environment for older adults who need supervision and assistance during the day. Plus the amenities of Garden Spot Village offer unique opportunities for activity and engagement.
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Find the health care services you need, close to home. WellSpan Garden Spot Village offers the following services:
• Imaging – X-ray studies, ultrasound, CT scans, MRIs, digital mammography and bone density/DEXA scans (717) 721-4324 • Lab Services – walk-in appointments available for routine lab screens (717) 721-4774 • Rehabilitation – physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy (717) 351-2468
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Oct 25 • *Nov 13 • Nov 20 • Jan 22 • Feb 19 • *Mar 6 • Mar 25 Join our resident tour guides for lunch and learn firsthand about the welcoming way of life at Garden Spot Village. Visit gsvlookandlearn.org to find out more and to register. Seating is limited. For the public 50+. gsvlookandlearn.org 717.355.6500 *GSV After Work 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 10AM-4PM Explore Garden Spot Village and the Sycamore Springs neighborhood. Take time to explore the open homes, enjoy refreshments and learn all the community has to offer. Questions? Connect with the sales team at 717.355.6000.
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