Destination Garden Spot Village - Fall/Winter 2017

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Forging the future

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IMAGINE A NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE YOU KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS. Imagine exploring horticulture, running a marathon, learning photography or traveling internationally on sponsored trips. If the ideas of opportunity, living with purpose, and community appeal to you — welcome to Sycamore Springs. Embrace your future today at SYCAMORESPRINGS.ORG, a new concept in retirement living!

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GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE FOR YOURSELF. SCHEDULE YOUR FREE VISIT! INCLUDES: One night in our Hospitality Suite Breakfast in The Creamery Meeting with a Marketing Associate Lunch or dinner, your choice Meet the people who live here Use of all amenities


Welcome to Garden Spot Village... Thanks to its culture, landscape and location,

Lancaster County has become a haven for retired

professionals, outdoor enthusiasts and energetic adults of all ages who want a lifestyle full of social, cultural,

recreational, educational and spiritual opportunities.

In the midst of this idyllic setting, Garden Spot Village has distinguished itself by providing world-class hospitality and resort-style amenities.

Our faith-based heritage and commitment to service are the foundations of a truly welcoming community. Experience abundant opportunities to live with purpose in community.

GARDENSPOTVILLAGE.ORG 717.355.6000 Homes from $85,400 to mid $400,000s, $1,183 - $2,406 per month all inclusive.* * 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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Authentic in word and deed I’ve been in a variety of marketing and sales roles for what seems like forever. I sold greeting cards for Boy’s Life way, way back when. I sold dictionaries door-to-door in college (Yep, I’m THAT guy). Most of my commercial career was in marketing and sales. In the commercial world, marketing was all about grabbing attention and overshadowing your competition. Regardless of whether it was true, the marketer made it shine as top-in-class with the absolute best products in the world. The goal was all about superior positioning.

At Garden Spot we strive for authenticity, not superior position. Our hope is that when you read about the organization or watch a video, the experiences, amenities and lifestyle are not overstated. After you visit, if you walk away saying, “that was better than what I thought it would be,” that’s a high compliment. We are not perfect and we’ll never claim to be. We do our best to provide you with an authentic experience because, as you might expect, we’d love for you to live here. Did I mention we’re expanding at Sycamore Springs? A Our strategic blueprint includes the creation of a consulting group. The reason isn’t because Garden Spot thinks it’s smarter, better or brighter than other organizations. Quite the opposite. We regularly host organizations from around the world and across the United States because industry consultants, our partners and others graciously encourage people to visit and discuss best practices. The question invariably arises, “Do you do consulting work? We could use some help in this area.” Until we began to seriously plan for an activity of that nature, we were unequipped to reach out and come alongside others interested in implementing some of the things they visited to learn about.

While the income from the consultancy will contribute to the financial health of Garden Spot Communities, the more important consideration is that this is another way to live out the mission. Through the services offered, we’ll be able to better ourselves and hopefully enrich more lives by helping others enrich the lives of older adults as an expression of Christ’s love. Our intent is to simply do good in the world, and that beats the “superior positioning” demands of the commercial world every time.

As a resident or future resident of Garden Spot, you can take comfort in the fact that, in addition to providing you with opportunities to live with purpose, your community is reaching around the world and serving other nonprofits so that they, too, can provide opportunities for people to live with purpose. In the pages that follow you’ll get greater insight into this new venture and hopefully an authentic glimpse into the character of Garden Spot. Enthusiastically,

Scott Miller Editor & Chief Marketing Officer

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When we brainstormed the Fall 2017 issue of Destination, we were excited because we knew that the outcome was going to be a departure from previous issues. Fall 2017 is the first in a series of three issues that will include more artistic concepts. Our overall design theme and mood for the Fall 2017 issue is agricultural/industrial. Through that style of imagery and design we wanted to convey the ideas of growth and improvement, authenticity, of community and working together. We worked with Jeremy Hess and our in-house photographers to take images in new and artistic ways. We added video to provide more information and lend first-person stories to enhance the writing and storytelling. Much of the photography and videography was shot on location at Maple Farm in the original homestead barn. It was quite an experience. Temperatures were in the high 90s and the humidity was sweltering. Nonetheless, some of the best work often takes place in difficult situations!

Photo Credit: Denise Hoak

A special thank you to Denise Hoak, director of personal care services, Mountain View and an avid photographer for capturing the behind the scenes photos here. Enjoy! — Destination writing and design team

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We welcome your feedback. Please write to us and let us know what you think about Destination Garden Spot Village. If you’ve had a chance to visit the Garden Spot Village campus, please tell us about your experience.

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12 Introducing Community as a Core Value


14 A Community Breathes Life


16 Mike Fisher: Truly an Artist in Wood

32 NEW POSSIBILITIES John & Paulette Moore

20 Building Foundations


22 5 Steps to Create ForgeWorks


28 Creating Home

with John Clough Marsha Dawson

Doug & Pegge Moister Meet the Art Guild


34 Swipe Out Hunger

42 New Beginnings


46 Creating Opportunities to Live with Purpose 56 Christmas at Garden Spot Village 64 Get to Know the Neighborhood

Emily Kreider Mickey Adams & Frank Lippolis


Kingston Pizzetta


Taking Stock — and Giving it



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“The core values at Garden Spot Communities are those values that form a foundation upon which we function, both as an organization and as individuals. We know that there are literally hundreds of values, but we believe that some of them are so primary, so important to us, that regardless of everything that’s changing around us, they are still core to who we are, what we believe and who to who we want to be going forward,” says CEO Steve Lindsey. Garden Spot Communities enhances the organizational mission, “We will enrich the lives of older adults as an expression of Christ’s love,” with six core values: Excellence, Innovation, Integrity, Service, Stewardship and Community. This last core value was originally “Teamwork,” but was recently updated to Community. And, as is true to the culture of the organization, the process was done in community, with conversations happening at every level of the organization. Employees, residents and the board of directors offered key insights as to how the change would affect the organization. Lindsey explains, “Shortly after I started, we articulated our core values. We had a value of teamwork and that was an important value. For us to be successful as an organization at that time, we had to work together as a team; we had to come into alignment in order to accomplish our mission. As time went on, that started to feel like it wasn't quite enough. Teamwork is still relevant. We still have to think about how we function as a team, but as Garden Spot Village emerged and developed and evolved into the community that it has become, teamwork was really inadequate to describe the full breadth of that value.” Lindsey continues, “We have a need for community as team members as well as residents. What we desire goes beyond just being a team to being a true community, where we can serve and be served, where we can know and be known. The idea is that if we are to be the best version of ourselves, we need to care, to connect and to serve. Community articulates

who we are and who we want to be much more effectively than just teamwork.” Marlin Groff, chairman of the board of directors, concurs. “Community is the total experience of people being together. Our lives are not lived in a vacuum and we have some choice in the type of people we decide to work, worship and live with. In education we sometimes call community part of the invisible curriculum. It is the culture of the organization, the atmosphere and attitudes of the people. It's difficult to pin down and that, in some ways, makes it more powerful.” Groff continues, “At Garden Spot Communities, ‘community’ represents the history of decisions, patterns of relationships, the collective ethos. It is a friendly community, where employees and residents share common attitudes, values and treat each other with respect. They genuinely care and have high expectations of themselves and each other. Teamwork is a good core value, but as a board we quickly understood how it tends to be employee centered. Certainly we know employees collaborate and work together but we agreed, we wanted something that speaks to the total experience at Garden Spot Communities.” Marti MacCullough, who lives in a carriage home on Wintergreen Way, describes community at Garden Spot as “Neighbors getting to know each other and caring for each other through joys and sorrows. Getting to know the staff and being comfortable in giving, for example, to the Appreciation Fund each year. And staff considering themselves as a part of who we all are together — a vibrant community.” She continues, “The focus on community rather than teamwork is significant. Teamwork is far more limited in that people can work together on a project or in the Harvest Table, for example, without a commitment to caring relationships and celebration of joys together.” Diane Pechart, activity director in Mountain View, says her initial response to the change was, “Wait, we need teamwork.” But as she began to think about community, she realized the word is a better reflection of the Garden Spot Village Experience. Pechart relies on the input of the residents, working with them in community to create events and programs that reflect their interests and needs. For example, she solicits ideas for restaurants to visit, asks for event ideas and invites residents to share their experiences and memories at question-and-answer sessions. She says, “To me, that’s community. It's not just one person deciding what to do. It’s deciding together.” Deciding together makes all the difference. Fall/Winter 2017



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Pictured, left to right: Paulette and John Moore with Janice Ford, resident since June 2017.

neighborhood designed to naturally facilitate relationships and community through front porch living

was the vision for Garden Spot Village’s newest 27-home neighborhood, Sycamore Springs. As people began to move into Sycamore Springs this past spring, the final stages of this 15-year vision finally arrived.


After moving to Sycamore Springs in late December 2016, Art and Tina Petrosemolo enjoyed the daily hustle and bustle of excavators and builders and hosting tours of their home for prospective neighbors. As winter turned into spring, new neighbors started to arrive. Before long, Tina Petrosemolo says, “We had our first front porch experience!” 14 D estination Fall/Winter 2017

Understanding the vision of community for Sycamore Springs, the Petrosemolos connect with each neighbor as they move in, providing friendship and hospitality. This offer of friendship and hospitality quickly returned to the Petrosemolos. In late April, Art was out of town for the night and new neighbors, Barb and Dick Endres, invited Tina for dinner because as Barb says, “We’re not going to let you eat alone!” The evening’s warm weather spurred others in the neighborhood to walk,

“ The key to the happy life, it seems, is the good life: a life with sustained relationships, challenging work, and connections to community.” – Paul Bloom, professor of psychology and cognitive science, Yale University

Those visits, John says, helped them to meet people. “We talked to people because of the dog. They would ask, ‘Are you a resident here?’ They would tell us where they live and share their dog stories.” Taking their cue from Art and Tina and others they have met in the greater Garden Spot Village community, John and Paulette extend the hand of friendship to each person they meet, naturally creating the community that was envisioned 15 years ago. THE VISION FOR A NEW NEIGHBORHOOD

and Tina and Barb joined them. The group ended their walk on the patio of the Community Building and New Holland neighbors from nearby Jackson Street also stopped to visit. The spur-of-the-moment front porch gathering lasted until 9:30pm as new neighbors talked, laughed, shared life and became friends. Tina says, “It just happened. It wasn’t planned and you didn’t feel like you had to be there.”

Before launching the project, senior management explored a variety of housing models, determined to find best practices and adapt them for the unique culture of Garden Spot Village. Ideas from places like Europe, California and the pocket neighborhoods in Seattle, Washington all contributed to this unique concept. The home designs include front porches with a front door that opens into public living areas. More private living spaces like bedrooms and the garage sit at the back of the homes. Instead of asphalt in the front of the home, green grass and walking paths inspire impromptu gatherings and relationships.

Tina says in their previous community in New Jersey they had an easy relationship with their neighbors. They were in and out of each other’s homes and simply shared life. “We’re getting that again,” she says.

Sales Manager Megan Farber says, “I've always felt this first set of 27 homes, especially, is going to be a true extension of the culture of Garden Spot Village. The people moving in are connected to the Garden Spot Village way of life; they're connected to other people here. The residents understand the culture and really want to keep connecting.”



Even before moving into their home in early June, John and Paulette Moore enjoyed the unique dynamics of the neighborhood, as relationships bloomed from the moment they toured the Petrosemolos’ home in early February. Art and Tina provided faithful updates on the progress of the Moores’ home, as well as measurements for rooms, as the Moores evaluated how much furniture they could fit into their new home. John and Paulette reciprocated the friendship, offering suggestions on where to find good Italian bread in Wyomissing and other local tips. The Moores also visited the community, often bringing their dog, in an effort to ease their yellow lab puppy into life in the community.

A model home is available to tour by appointment. Farber says, “The goal for the model home is to really show the best features of the houses. Even though the model is our smallest house, I think it will really surprise people. It is really spacious for being just under 1,400 square feet. The floor plan allows for a lot of life to happen in a small space.” CHECK IT OUT: To tour the model home or learn more about this vibrant, new neighborhood, call Kelly Sweigart, sales associate, at 717.355.6201.


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Mike Fisher

Truly an Artist in Wood You can see a lot of the celebrated JapaneseAmerican artist and woodcarver George Nakashima in young, Amish craftsman Mike Fisher’s work. Nakashima, of New Hope, Pennsylvania, was known to sit in front of a tree contemplating the piece of furniture it would become. His creations, done with traditional Japanese tools, are famous and sell for thousands of dollars a quarter century after his death. 16 D estination Fall/Winter 2017

Fisher, from New Holland, doesn’t take the time to contemplate a tree before it might be used. Nonetheless, the young craftsman has the artistic eye and attention to detail of Nakashima. In less than a decade he has fashioned more than 150 exquisite tables and benches for customers across the country using slabs of elm, walnut and ash, all with live or natural edges. Two of his tables grace public spaces at Garden Spot Village: one in the Harvest Table restaurant and the second in the Village Square. In the planning stages are two more, made from an elm tree harvested last winter from fields south of the new Sycamore Springs community. “It didn’t have any leaves,” Fisher recalls, “and I thought it might be good for firewood.” But on a close examination of the nearly 100-year-old tree, Mike discovered a 14-foot base that would yield multiple wood slabs ideal for tables.

“The old tree will have a second life in furniture,” Fisher smiles. “It yielded 10 large slabs of table length and 50 smaller slabs that will become benches or shelves plus three cords of firewood.” The elm was processed at Ben Shirk’s sawmill in East Earl. It will air dry until spring before spending four to six weeks kiln drying. Then, the slabs will be ready to be fashioned into tables, benches and furniture for Garden Spot Village. Many Amish men are carpenters. It’s in their DNA. During the winters, when farms are dormant, a lot of furniture is made and sold in stores across Lancaster County. Fisher, just 30, learned his trade at 16 from a furniture maker in nearby Narvon. He wanted, however, to make more than utilitarian furniture. So, at 23, he decided to go it alone and began by making table legs for a local furniture maker. In 2010 he purchased two wood slabs from the Shirk mill to experiment with a natural edge table, a style growing in popularity. The table sold for $700 wholesale and resold for double. So, Fisher says, “I decided to go all in.” For the past seven years he has fashioned unique pieces of furniture while also working regularly for an architectural designer to fashion contemporary wood-panels for use as focal points in high-end retail stores. Fisher has come a long way in the last 15 years. Although he modestly may call himself a woodworker, he is probably better described as an artist in wood. Although natural or live-edge tables and furniture have been around for some time, Fisher’s craftsmanship takes the style to a new level. Fisher originally caught the eye of Garden Spot Communities CEO Steve Lindsey, who

saw some of his work at an exhibit. Working with Lindsey over a period of a few months, Fisher designed a large table from two 20-inch by 15-foot walnut slabs for The Harvest Table restaurant. Then he did a second table for the Village Square from 40-inch by 12-foot ash slabs. They are held together with artistic, wood bow-ties. “It is unique and one of my favorite pieces,” Fisher smiles. Both tables took several weeks to construct. Fisher matches the wood grain so carefully before gluing the slabs together that the joint is just about invisible. Fisher does the carpentry work but partners with his brother-in-law David Stoltzfus for the final finishing. Stoltzfus, in a small shop a few miles away, applies the coatings needed to bring out the wood grain and to preserve the table for years. Fisher lives just over a mile from Garden Spot Village on New Holland Road. His home is in a cluster of farms where his mother, sister and brother are not far away. Amish families are close and the Fishers are no exception. Fisher met his wife Esther (Esh), who grew up in Newburg, Pennsylvania, on a church mission trip in Alabama. They have two small children — Emily, age 2, and Lukas, who is not yet 1. Their 6-year-old German Shepherd mix Tiffany completes the family and greets guests. Fisher’s small shop, next to his home, is modest in size and filled with the hand and power tools of the trade. He works alone. At 5 feet, 9 inches and 160 pounds, he moves large, heavy slabs of wood carefully or, as he says, “with a cart and some creative ingenuity.” Tiffany, often covered in saw dust, is a constant companion. Besides work for customers across the county and commercial work for the architectural design firm, Fisher has done smaller pieces that have found their way to residences closer to home, including a few in the Garden Spot community. Fisher is modest about his work and thankful for his skills. He describes himself as a craftsman who is proud to show his faith in his work. For those who meet him and see his creations, their high praise more than makes up for his modesty. His work, like Nakashima’s, will be appreciated for a lifetime and then passed on to the next generation and the next.

Mike Fisher and his brother-in-law, David Stoltzfus, create works of art with natural edge wood pieces.

Story and Photography by Art Petrosemolo, Sycamore Springs Resident

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John Clough: Living with Grace and Balance Living at Garden Spot Village gives John Clough, resident since September 2010, the freedom to work — and to volunteer as a pilot for Angel Flight.

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John Clough learned how to work growing up at Shiloh, a religious

community in New York State’s snow belt, and was one of the pioneers of the organic farming movement in the 1950s. When he and his wife, Ruth, moved to Garden Spot Village in 2010, John was putting in seven days a week running his company, Garden Spot Distributors, a supplier of natural, organic, gluten-free packaged products. In January of this year, he sold the company. Under an agreement with the new owners, he’ll continue to work there for a year.

“ I am helping people be successful. I am not in charge anymore.”

“I’m supposed to work less than 20 hours a week, but I’m here more than that,” Clough says. But today, instead of being “chief cook and bottle washer,” he says, “I am the go-fer — the maintenance man, the substitute truck driver, the pilot for the plane.” He loves the new role. “I am helping people be successful. I am not in charge anymore,” he says. He has also stepped down from his role as chairman at Lighthouse Vocational Services, although he remains active on the board, helping newer members learn the ropes. “The right attitude is everything,” he says about adjusting to these transitional roles, which give him more time to spend with Ruth and doing service. “I have been preparing and practicing for years.”

such as chemotherapy or organ transplantation. He has flown patients and caregivers for treatment at Shriners Hospital in Boston, Sloan-Kettering in New York, Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and others. If the trip is particularly long — like from Miami to Boston — he might provide transport for one leg of the journey. Now that he is no longer responsible for operations at Garden Spot Distributors, he is free to devote more time to Angel Flight.

“I start every trip with a prayer,” he says. During the flight, he doesn’t pry about his passengers’ private lives, but keeps it professional. “At the end of the trip, I get a hug.” Clough answers the phone with, “How can I serve you better?” and he means it. This summer, he went on his third mission trip to Honduras with other residents and staff from Garden Spot Village, where he worked on wiring a conference center. “See how much fun I’m having with that,” he said before the trip. “I always come back a different man — with a realization of what we have here in the United States. We don’t understand it until we see the other side of the world.” Whether he is flying a patient on a mission of mercy, worshiping with the people of Honduras or running errands for his fellow workers, Clough is always trying to find ways to learn and improve and to use what the Lord has given him to help others. Read more:


When he’s not running to the bank or post office or otherwise helping out at the food distributor, Clough is helping out in other ways. Once a week he’s in his Mooney Ovation flying missions of mercy for Angel Flight, a national organization that provides patients free transportation to medical treatments,


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Building Foundations “I think my mission is really to build foundations in people and organizations. That's as simple as

it is. I love to be a part of the seasons where both people and organizations begin to understand who they really are and what they're made for.

I'm also excited and prepared for others to come

along and build on the foundation that has been set. I don't have to be the one that is there when the final pieces are put in place, because most times in life you're not.

Often you get to pour yourself into something and then God provides for the next step and moves you along to something different and new.


– Steve Jeffrey

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Steve Jeffrey joined Garden Spot Communities in April 2017 as chief strategy and innovation officer. He brought with him a career’s worth of experience in the retirement living industry, a strong understanding of his gifts and life mission as well as a vision for walking together with people and organizations and helping them grow and evolve into the very best version they can be.

“Steve is the ultimate combination of professional experience and heart and passion for mission and ministry,” says CEO Steve Lindsey. “He's got a phenomenal background of working with other organizations and working in the investment banking world. He knows our field as well as anybody. He's had broad experience working with organizations all across the country. As part of that, he spent a lot of time looking to the future, thinking about how an organization should position itself to prepare for change. At the same time, he's got a heart for service.” Lindsey continues, “We were very honored that he felt that there was a good fit here… that this would be a place where he could use his experience, his knowledge base and his passion – that Garden Spot could be a base camp where he could go out and help create change.” When Steve Jeffrey graduated from college with a finance degree, he worked in a bank and then as an accountant at a large firm and earned the title of CPA. But, he says, “I really didn't like it at all. It wasn't a good fit; it wasn't the right spot for me to be.” At that time, the retirement living industry was just starting to grow and included many nonprofit organizations. Jeffrey joined a group at KPMG that was beginning a consulting firm to address the needs of the industry. “It really intrigued me,” he says. “I was really young, but I felt like I could make an impact. That desire has been with me all the way through my career. I’ve always had a heart for nonprofits. I’ve always felt I would be incredibly out of place in a Fortune 500 company. I felt like I was somewhat out of place in the banking world, so all of those experiences shaped me.” In addition to shaping the future of the senior living industry, Jeffrey was active in his church and local community, coaching high school basketball and soccer, serving as camp director for Camp Conquest in Denver, Pennsylvania, and going on a mission trip to Burkina Faso. At the same time, while he had good things happening in his professional life and his personal life, he felt like he had more to learn and do. Something was missing. Jeffrey relates this story: “My wife and I had just started to attend Living Word in York and we learned about a mission trip to Guatemala. We had been in Africa and we had an interest in international ministries, so the Guatemala trip

intrigued us, but we didn't know anybody. We really didn't have any strong connections to the team or anything. So we prayed about it a lot and we decided that we would go.” Jeffrey and his wife Debbie flew with the team to Guatemala City and took an eight-hour bus ride to Nebaj. The bus ride took them through the mountains and hills, on a treacherous road to what felt like the middle of nowhere. Once they arrived in the village, Jeffrey says, “The daily structure was to get into a pickup truck and drive to another village which is further out. So you're constantly going further out. The way that God had his hand in it, is that I ended up on a truck with a man named John Hilliard, who has become a mentor to me. We started talking every day and he challenged me to consider what God really desired for me.” Through a time of mentorship with Hilliard and others, Jeffrey began to realize his desire to help lay foundations for individuals and organizations. Jeffrey, who was working with Ziegler, began to reshape his role and, brought others alongside so they could continue his work and learn from his success. This move provided freedom for him to begin to work with Servants, Inc. The nonprofit organization, which is devoted to partnering construction volunteers with local families in need, grew quickly. Lack of funding, however, created a roadblock to further growth. About that time Garden Spot leadership spoke with Jeffrey about their desire to begin a consulting organization. After a period of discernment on both sides, Jeffrey agreed to take on the challenge. He began in April, providing leadership to three key areas: developing and executing strategy related to the growth of Garden Spot Communities; developing a more robust focus on innovation; and developing and leading ForgeWorks, the consulting arm of Garden Spot Communities.


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5 Steps to create

forgeworks Forgeworks “ Garden Spot Village is a well-known and respected senior living community not only in the Pennsylvania market, but throughout the industry. Garden Spot Village has a

reputation for innovation. For more than 10 years Steve Lindsey has graciously hosted senior living leaders who have requested tours of the campus. Steve is a frequently-

requested speaker at meetings and conferences of industry leaders. The sheer number of requests for community visits and speaking engagements indicate the desire of the industry to learn from Steve and the Garden Spot Village team. The creation of a

consulting agency takes what Steve and the team have already started and formulates it into a business which has the potential to bring value to both the Garden Spot Village campus as well as the industry and thus fulfills its mission. – Sandra Hegelein Lawson,

conclave participant and chief strategic alliances and growth officer, Asbury Foundation

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On any given day, Garden Spot Communities hosts professional and policy-making delegations from across the country or around the globe. It is not uncommon to see these groups taking notes as they walk through skilled nursing households, tour The Harvest Table or explore the Aeroponic Greenhouse. Sometimes the delegations are from Pennsylvania; other times they are from New York or California. Often the visitors have traveled from Canada, Mexico, Iceland, Ireland, Great Britain, Argentina, Australia or China.

During the course of the visits, Garden Spot Communities leadership share best practices and lessons learned. Often visiting groups say, “Can you walk alongside us and help us take this vision to our community?” Until recently, the answer was no. In 2014 Garden Spot’s leadership team met with E4 strategic consultancy to begin to build a 5-year envisioned future. A number of initiatives grew out of the envisioned future including a vision to launch a consultancy so when the question above is asked, the answer could be yes. VISIONING

Lois Dostalik, chief strategist at E4, led the planning and quickly affirmed the vision for a consultancy. From her perspective, Garden Spot Communities is uniquely qualified to move forward with this opportunity. She says, “The organization has a strong culture of respect, flexibility and engagement with an extremely innovative, sophisticated, mission-centric mindset. When you marry your culture with that mindset, really exciting things occur.” Plus, Dostalik believes there are three reasons Garden Spot Communities needs to move forward with the initiative. First, the organization is uniquely positioned. She says, “Garden Spot has been so creative and so successful in rethinking and redefining how to provide services and how to engage members of its community. And in some cases, completely redesigning how we define long term care. Who better to share their thoughts and ideas than one who has spent decades mastering it?” Second, she says, “This is becoming a very tough industry to ensure long term financial sustainability, and a consultancy will help bring funds to Garden Spot Communities, which allows it to continue and expand its mission.”

Third, Dostalik says, “Garden Spot has figured out that the best way to stay current and stay on the leading edge is to keep reinventing itself. The residents will constantly benefit from being at the tip of the spear of change. A consultancy ensures that you have the best game in town.” GATHERING COUNCIL

Garden Spot Communities invited business leaders from a variety of industries including marketing, health care and retirement living to a conclave at E4 in Lancaster in early April 2017. The group was charged with the task of business model generation for the new venture. During two days of intensive brainstorming and ideation, the team shared a wealth of knowledge and support to help launch the initiative. Of the process, participant Rick Stiffney, who serves as president/CEO of Mennonite Health Services Alliance says, “There is ample research evidence in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors that diversity of perspective drives creativity and, in turn, creativity drives innovation. The conclave brought together differing perspectives and expertise around a common challenge or query. The process resulted in a range of possibilities and pathways that was likely far richer than what would have resulted had the participant group been more narrowly defined.” Judith Trumbo, president and CEO of Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community and fellow conclave participant agrees. “Bringing together thought leaders in the industry for two days of creative conversation around the business model generation provided opportunity to think in a way that no one person or group can do alone,” she says. “In a group you get to play off the ideas of others especially when there are shared values and learnings. It is exponential and energizing.” Steve Jeffrey, chief strategy and innovation officer, officially started at Garden Spot the week before the conclave and approached the conversation with a fresh organizational perspective coupled with a history of work in the retirement living field. In the weeks following the conclave, Jeffrey molded and shaped the ideas and strategies generated into ForgeWorks. SHARING LESSONS LEARNED

The goal for ForgeWorks is a two-pronged approach. The first approach includes an exchange of ideas between Garden Spot Communities and other for-profit and nonprofit organizations and creating a framework where ideas, successes and failures can be shared back and forth with authenticity and transparency. Garden Spot Communities grows into a space where lessons can be learned and used to benefit our community and other organizations. It answers Fall/Winter 2017



the question posed so many times over the past 10 years with: "Yes, we can walk alongside you and help you create change in your organization." The second approach includes an idea called “communovate:” innovation in community. Jeffrey says, “Often innovation is done by one smart individual. All of a sudden they come up with this wonderful concept but have no place to really go with it. We see it differently. We believe that if you give people a structure and allow different people with diverse views and perspectives to pour into it, new and innovative ideas that can be implemented will flow from the process.” FINE-TUNING THE APPROACH

“ The approach of Garden Spot is really not about aging, but rather about living, innovation and quality of life. The people they serve just happen to be older adults!”

Jeffrey looks beyond the retirement living industry for inspiration. He says, “I look at music, look at artists and how they can create things, look at businesses that are emerging, look at how people are living. Innovation provides the freedom to have a broad palette and then to say, how does that really influence what we are doing each day? I think that's always been here, but I think this new venture will push that further, because there will be business context now and there will be a new purposeful reason why.”

Through a testing phase, Jeffrey will determine which organizations may work best as partners and which nonprofits may benefit from a relationship with ForgeWorks. This process involves key meetings with thought leaders to test the concept and gain their perspectives. Partners may include small groups of people who would be willing to mentor and help each other around the whole idea of innovation, change and growth. Other organizations may benefit from a more traditional relationship. For these organizations Jeffrey plans to provide a group of services to address strategic planning, organizational growth and culture.

ahead and finding a best way to provide quality resources to all who work and live within the community.” Lisa McCracken, director for senior living research and development at Ziegler agrees, “In many ways, Garden Spot Communities has a philosophy on aging that really isn’t aging-oriented in the traditional sense. The approach of Garden Spot is really not about aging, but rather about living, innovation and quality of life. The people they serve just happen to be older adults! That isn’t to say that there aren’t specific thoughts on aging and so forth, but the point is, there is a unique ‘why not’ and ‘the sky is the limit’ type of approach to running the organization that make it special. Others say this, but I’m not sure they fully live it. Garden Spot does.” This foundation of forward thinking lays the groundwork for innovation. CEO Steve Lindsey explains, “I think innovation is one of those things that keeps popping up in discussions because everyone is starting to realize that the world is changing quickly.”

Lindsey dreams of including staff and residents in the innovation process. He says, “We have staff and residents who like to try new things, who enjoy the whole process of innovation and want to have a voice in that. This venture will give them an opportunity to help shape the future of this community as well as others.” Lindsey shares that many nonprofit organizations, with the goal of serving people long into the future, realize they need to keep up and stay relevant in a world that is changing quickly. He believes many organizations don’t have the resources to innovate internally and will begin to look for partners to help them plan for the future. He concludes, “That's where we want to be available to other organizations, around the process of innovation.”


Avoiding a default to a typical consulting agency is key to ForgeWorks' success. Conclave participant Daryl Groff, a Garden Spot Communities board member who serves as director of professional development at Wellspan Philhaven, believes Garden Spot Communities is uniquely positioned to serve other nonprofit and retirement living organizations in a consulting relationship because of the organization’s “success in implementing ideas and programs” as well as having “a culture predicated on looking 24 D estination Fall/Winter 2017


PERSONAL CARE SUITES AT GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE Personal Care Suites are Inviting and Unique—and so are the Residents!

Mountain View Personal Care and Laurel View Memory Support offer a world of amenities, but what sets us apart is our specially trained staff who form family-like bonds with each individual. Residents also develop close friendships with others in a true community environment. Plus, all the amenities of Garden Spot Village are available for everyone!

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The Area’s Finest Home Care Services are Available to Everyone

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 up, 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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Over the centuries, trades and artists have formed guilds – of learning and growth, where friends gather to discuss new ideas, learn, try new approaches and create together. T H AT ’ S T H E H E A R T O F F O R G E WO R K S .

We believe innovation happens in community and would welcome the opportunity to work with you, our clients, to mold and shape ideas into workable solutions. As life-long learners and innovators, we walk alongside leaders and organizations that desire to grow and adapt in our ever-changing world. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 717.351.2500 OR VISIT WWW.THEFORGEWORKS.ORG.

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Creating Home

Many of the delegations and groups who tour

Garden Spot Village visit to learn more about the skilled nursing household model Garden Spot Village helped to pioneer 10 years ago.

In 2005 it became clear that Garden Spot Village soon needed to expand the skilled nursing facilities that were built in 2001. Although the facilities were beautiful, they were based on a hospital model with wide hallways and a nursing-centered model of care. CEO Steve Lindsey says, “When it was time to expand because the campus had grown, we started to ask ourselves some different questions, specifically, ‘Are we really living our mission in skilled nursing?’” Lindsey continues, “Clearly we were providing good quality care. Clearly we had very caring people who worked there. But the question that we challenged ourselves with was, ‘Are we doing everything we can to enrich the lives of older adults, who happen to be living in skilled nursing, as an expression of Christ’s love?’ As we came through that discussion, we said we really think that we could do more to create an environment where people can live fully, where they can live with purpose, where they can live meaningful lives in spite of the fact that they require skilled care.” Leadership began to look at different emerging models and took a learning journey to Kansas to see one of the first households that had been built. Upon returning to New Holland, they took the notes about what they liked and what they did not like about the model they visited and began to design a household that truly reflected the culture and people of Garden Spot Village. Changing the building and creating a new blueprint offered a challenge, but more than the structure of the building needed to change. Truly embracing a household skilled nursing model required a cultural shift from nursingcentered care to person-centered care. Becky Weber, director of health care services, and her team accepted the challenge and shifted toward a model driven by meeting residents’ needs and preferences. For example, medication schedules are now individualized, based on when the resident wakes up instead of on when the shift changes. Breakfast is made-to-order. Residents have “rights to the refrigerator” around the clock, and they can host parties and gatherings for friends and families.

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“Residents can move our furniture out of their rooms and move theirs in,” Weber says. “One thing we do is incorporate residents’ furniture and belongings throughout the household. It really helps people to feel that this space is truly their home.” Pat Ross, who lives in a cottage on Holly Drive, spent three weeks in Springwood recovering from surgery several years ago. Her experience expresses the success of the transition. Springwood’s traditional décor and food choices made her temporary room feel like home. More importantly, she says, “I was so impressed by the total love and respect shown to the residents, regardless of their health conditions… the caring of the caregivers is unbelievable; their joy comes from the heart.” The shift in culture and procedures resulted in a calmer environment, fewer resident falls and improved relationships between nursing staff and residents. In addition, residents flourish in the environment, often showing improved health and creating new friendships. In addition to the environmental changes noted above, staffing assignments were also adjusted. Rather than rotating through room assignments, team members work with the same residents every day. Jaime Hertzog, a long-time certified nursing assistant in the households and current household secretary, says the households have a family-like atmosphere, “We become part of their family. And they become part of ours.”

Consistent staffing and improved relationships between team members and residents creates freedom for people to share what they loved to do in their homes. Team members create opportunities for residents to live with purpose. For example, the parlor and common living spaces allow room for personal items like organs and pianos. Residents who enjoy hobbies like woodcarving or candy making have opportunities to pursue those activities and even teach team members about their hobbies. Although delegates come to visit to learn about the architectural pieces of the household model, they really need the tools to create the cultural shift that makes a household model successful. Lindsey says ForgeWorks creates a framework for sharing that piece of the story. Lindsey says, “Now we can walk alongside an organization and help them to create something that's uniquely theirs, that's not just a copy and paste, not just a replica of what somebody else is doing, but to make it unique, different, authentic, genuine and real.”

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Marsha Dawson: “A Journey to Kenya” Marsha Dawson’s April journey to Kenya, East Africa really began six years ago when she agreed to sponsor Cynthia Rose, an 8-year-old girl living at Mulango Children’s Home in Mulango, Kenya. 30 D estination Fall/Winter 2017

For the last six years she and Cynthia Rose exchanged letters and photographs. Once a year Dawson stuffed a 9x11 envelope with a toothbrush, toothpaste, journals, pens and pencils and everything she thought a young girl would enjoy. Over the years Dawson and Cynthia Rose formed a solid friendship despite the nearly 7,500 miles between them. THE RIGHT TIME

In June 2016 Dawson retired after 51 years at Graco Children’s Products and in August she moved to Garden Spot Village. Finally, the timing was right for a trip to visit Cynthia Rose. Dawson signed up to take a sponsor trip to Kenya with 58ten. 58ten connects sponsors like Dawson, with children living in orphanages in Kenya. Dawson’s monthly contribution makes it possible for Cynthia Rose to live at the orphanage, receive spiritual training and go to a local school.

Before leaving for Kenya, Dawson posted all the photos she had of Cynthia Rose on the magnetic board outside her apartment in Gardens North with a note “I went to Kenya to meet Cynthia Rose.” Neighbors and friends covered her with prayers of support as she set off to meet the child that had captured her heart six years earlier.

planned to become doctors, lawyers, nurses, journalists and architects. In return, the sponsors shared their vocations as well as real-world advice for how to work with others and succeed in the workforce.


They learned about funds raised to build a new kitchen at Kitui, the difference that access to clean water makes in daily life at Mulango and how the children work together to create a home.

When Dawson and the six other members of the 58ten sponsor team arrived in Nairobi, they were travelworn but exhilarated to know they would meet their sponsored children soon. Before visiting Mulango Children’s Home they stopped at Kitui Baby Home, where 58ten connects sponsors to 47 children, from newborns to 5-year-olds. Dawson says, “The team loved, loved, loved these little ones. Many were abandoned. We spent an afternoon and the next morning helping the staff and loving on the little ones.” After the visit to Kitui the team traveled by van to Mulango Children’s Home. When they pulled through the gate, Dawson says, “All 169 kids were there, singing to us. They had flowers they were throwing down on the driveway as we pulled in. Then, the kids who had sponsors came up right away as we were getting out of the van. They knew what we looked like because we sent them our pictures. It was a very emotional time.” Dawson continues, “We met the staff each morning for devotions. The staff loves the Lord and the children.”

ABOVE: Marsha Dawson, resident since August 2016, with Cynthia Rose in April 2017.

From that moment the children and sponsors spent as much time together as possible. “If we were there, the children were with us,” Dawson says. “We took finger nail polish to paint the girls’ nails and lots of games to play.” The goal for the week was to build relationships and make memories. Dawson’s soft blond hair was a draw for the children. One day she was sitting with the children and before she knew it, the children were touching her hair, which was so different from theirs. HOPE FOR THE FUTURE

Mulango Children’s Home provides a loving home for 169 children from age 5 through 12th grade. One afternoon during their week, the sponsors spent an afternoon talking with the high school students about their hopes and plans for the future.

Reflecting on her time in Kenya, Dawson says, “I am thankful for all the Lord has given to me in this country.” She also has a renewed urgency, she says, to pray for the children and staff in Kenya and to pray for rain in the region. She also has a greater understanding of her role in Cynthia Rose’s life. 58TEN

58ten, named for Isaiah 58:10, was started in 2011 by three men who attended Dawson’s church. Convinced that they needed to do something to impact the world, they gathered a community of Christians to act on behalf of orphans in Kenya. Poverty, poor healthcare and the AIDS epidemic have orphaned over 1 million children in Kenya. Many of these children have little family support and are truly among the “least of these.” 58ten’s desire is to connect Christians in the U.S. with some of these orphans. They take partners beyond simply sponsoring a child to sharing ownership of a gospel-proclaiming orphanage with other followers of Jesus. Bringing about amazing change in orphans’ lives is not just for “someday,” but for today. For more details visit:

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John & Paulette Moore: “An easy transition”


or John and Paulette Moore, moving

from the woodlands of Berks County to rural Lancaster County was easy.

Choosing Sycamore Springs enabled them to

simplify without downsizing too much. In early June, they moved into their new single-family home, which features a two-car garage and a bonus room.

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“ Having a fitness center, swimming pool and all the social clubs will be a new experience for us. We’re looking forward to that.”

“It wasn’t such a big transition for us,” says Paulette. “Minus the attic and basement at our old house, the square footage is about the same.” One thing that’s different is the freedom that comes with not having to maintain their property. “We lived in the woods on 2.5 acres,” says John. “Having a fitness center, swimming pool and all the social clubs will be a new experience for us. We’re looking forward to that.” SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITY

Before they retired, Paulette managed an eye doctor’s practice and John owned and operated the largest barbershop between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and New York City. His 10-chair shop in Wyomissing was established in 1889 and is still in business today. “I feel good about that,” he says. “You take something to the next level and hope the next generation does the same.” They lived in the house they built in Birdsboro for 43 years. Although they joined the Garden Spot Village mailing list 20 years ago, they only started thinking about moving recently. “Two years ago we had a 10-year plan, then we moved it to a five-year plan, then a two-year plan,” Paulette says. Last October they went to a Look & Learn; after the holidays they toured one of the homes in Sycamore Springs. “Then it became a five-month plan. We pulled the trigger because we didn’t want it to get away from us,” she says. After more than four decades in the same house, they did have to downsize a little, but making the move now allowed them to do it on their terms. They also took advantage of professional resources — Liz Frye of Beyond the Fork in the Road helped them prepare for the move. “Her emphasis is on how you get from making a decision to physically being in a new environment,” says Paulette. “I told her she’s my fairy godmother. She measured all our furniture, got a floorplan of the house at Sycamore Springs, got a magnetic board and figured out where our pieces could go, what to take and what not to.” She also color-coded the furniture and packing boxes by room to simplify the move. The movers arrived in Birdsboro on June 5; on June 6, the Moores slept in their new home in New Holland. ENJOYING NEW FREEDOM

ABOVE: John and Paulette Moore's move to Sycamore Springs in June 2017 was an easy transition.

The new home gives them plenty of space to pursue their hobbies. John is a woodworker who loves to carve; Paulette is a photographer and watercolor artist. Members of Skyline Drive Corvette Club, they enjoy road trips, and living at Sycamore Springs gives them the freedom to lock the door and drive away without a care. And the community offers plenty of open space where they can play with their yellow Labrador retriever, Betts. “It’s a little bit like going back to being a child,” says John. “You just go on your merry way. You don’t have the concerns of ownership. You go to bed with nothing to be worried about, and when you wake up, there’s still nothing to be worried about.” That peace of mind is as much for the next generation as it is for the Moores themselves. “Now the children and grandchildren can just enjoy their visits and not worry about who is going to cut the grass or whether Mom is going to get to the doctor,” says Paulette. “We’re doing this while we can make sound decisions with good judgment.” And from the sound of it, that’s exactly what they did! Fall/Winter 2017



Lois & Don Aldrich, residents since August 2016, and Fred & Eileen Eck, residents since October 2015, lead the Community Meal initiative each month.


On a Thursday morning during the fall of 2016, during a bi-weekly community and administration Coffee & Conversation, CEO Steve Lindsey posed a question: What would happen if we provide an opportunity for residents to donate unused dining plan dollars to fund a community meal? Reflecting on that conversation, Lindsey says, “I think the response is really telling of the culture at Garden Spot Village because the response was ‘Well, yeah, that's who we are. We're about serving others and so we should be doing that.’” The Garden Spot Village community immediately embraced the idea and the Garden Spot Communities Swipe Out Hunger campaign was launched in early 2017. Donations quickly gathered in a special account set aside to fund a monthly community meal. LEADERSHIP

Fred and Eileen Eck and Don and Lois Aldrich agreed to lead the initiative. “We were here just a few months and were trying to sort out opportunities for service,” says Don. “Lois and I recognized there are all kinds of opportunities to volunteer within Garden Spot but we also wanted to look for places to volunteer outside in the community.” When Chaplain Chet Yoder approached Don and Lois with the idea of leading a 34 D estination Fall/Winter 2017

community meal initiative, Don says, “It was a natural fit for that kind of opportunity.” During the first months of 2017 the two couples researched other community meals, connecting with local churches and community leaders to learn best practices. They also pulled from their personal experiences working with similar projects with their home congregations. They set the date for the first meal for Monday, March 27, with the intention to host a meal on the fourth Monday night of each month at CrossNet Youth Ministries. Since that first evening, a group of 75 to 80 people gather monthly to share a meal. The group includes a mix of members of the local New Holland community and Garden Spot Village volunteers, including staff and residents.

Don & Lois Aldrich with CrossNet Ministries executive director Meredith Dahl.



The initial goal for the community meal was to provide food for members of the community who could benefit from a hot, healthy meal. As the first few meals came and went, however, volunteers realized that it was about much more than food. Lois says, “For some people, they are not necessarily there because they are hungry. They are lonely and having people to socialize with over a meal is a blessing to them.” Eileen agrees, “I remember one lady saying, ‘I eat every night by myself. It’s so nice to be with other people.’” “While providing a good meal is certainly rewarding in and of itself, I find that the interaction with those who attend is most meaningful,” says Yoder. “At the May meal I was blessed to become acquainted with a couple who shared meaningfully about being married for 50 plus years.” FUTURE

Of the future, Don says, “The CrossNet Youth Ministries building at 110 West Franklin Street offers room for up to 150, so we hope more people from the New Holland community will take the opportunity to enjoy a good meal and meaningful, caring relationships.” Most important to Fred is that, as he says, “When the people come in, they feel totally at home and comfortable, recognizing this is a caring environment where they can come as friends.” Lois adds, “We also have the opportunity to connect them to services through CrossNet; as we become familiar with their needs and become more familiar with CrossNet services, we can connect them.” CrossNet Ministries Executive Director Meredith Dahl says, “The Garden Spot Village Community Meal is a great opportunity to get together as a community and share our lives together. I believe it provides an opportunity to build resources in people’s lives as we all get to learn about each other, hear one another’s stories and receive a blessing of a free meal. I hope that these meals continue to grow so that more individuals and families can meet each other and live life together.”

When Colleen Musselman, director of life enrichment, learned of the national Swipe Out Hunger organization geared toward college and university students, she contacted them. Soon after, Garden Spot Village officially became the first retirement community to affiliate with Swipe Out Hunger. Rachel Sumekh, CEO of the nonprofit Swipe Out Hunger, said the organization was founded in 2010 when she and her friends were students at UCLA. They saw a disparity between students having too much food and members of the community who did not have enough. They began to ask, “How do we support our community?” and “How can we use the system to make a change?” Since that time, Swipe Out Hunger has grown to 23 chapters on college and community campuses and the chapters have donated 1.2 million meals to community members and college students through meal vouchers and college food banks. They are excited to include Garden Spot Village in their efforts and see opportunities for other retirement communities to participate as well. GET INVOLVED

Join the Community Meal initiative in one or all of these three ways: 1. Donate unused meal dollars or additional dollars to Swipe Out Hunger through dining services. 2. Contact volunteer services to serve at a Community Meal. 3. Join a prayer group committed to praying for needs shared during the Community Meal.


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Doug & Pegge Moister: “Let’s go!” Free of property maintenance responsibilities Doug and Pegge Moister, residents since December 2016, are embracing opportunities at Garden Spot Village.

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When Doug and Pegge Moister started entertaining the thought of

making their next move, they figured it was a long-term goal. “We visited at least 10 retirement communities in three counties and said, ‘Maybe

when we turn 80,’” says Pegge. “They were nice, but didn’t feel like what we wanted. We wanted something that felt like a community.” They moved into a cottage at Garden Spot Village last December 22 — the day Pegge turned 63. “It was an awesome birthday present,” she says. “Many of our friends say, ‘You’re too young to be there,’” says Doug, 65. “Why? Am I going to spend the next several years taking care of the almost two acres of grass, hedges, and gardens, or do I want to be able to do the things I want to do? We feel like this is a gift from God — a wonderful place to live.” PERFECT TIMING

The first time they saw Garden Spot Village, driving around on a Saturday afternoon, Doug waited in the car while Pegge and her friend went inside. He told Pegge they were too young for this type of community. A few weeks later, Pegge convinced Doug to stop by again. “As soon as I walked into the main lobby, I felt a spirit of peace that I didn’t feel anywhere else,” he says. They attended some Look & Learns and met people who told them not to wait too long, but they were still aiming to move in their 70s. At the time, they lived outside of Collegeville, in an early 19th-century farmhouse that once belonged to Doug’s grandfather. In 2012, Doug retired after 39 years as an educator, football coach, and administrator at Abington High School. They had raised two sons and a daughter of their own and took care of more than 100 foster babies. They were still working

with Bethany Christian Services and other ministries, but felt like they were spending too much time taking care of their gardens and working on the house. After a bad snowstorm had them shoveling snow from the roof, they got on the “radar screen” at Garden Spot Village in February 2016. When Pegge’s mother, Margie Lays, heard of their planned move, she also applied. Last August, Margie moved into an apartment in Gardens North. One day, Doug found himself on his hands and knees painting the walls and ceiling of a basement crawl space. “It was brutal. As soon as I finished, Pegge looked in and said, ‘Megan just called and said a cottage might be available,’” he says. “It was perfect timing.”

“ We feel like this is a gift from God — a wonderful place to live.”


Now that they don’t have to worry about the height of the hedges or weeds in the garden, they can focus on doing what they enjoy. They volunteered to serve as co-presidents of the Garden Spot Gardeners Club and helped with the annual Garden Spot Village Marathon. “I like to walk at least five miles a day. The paths here are awesome, plus we have security and lights, so we can walk at night,” Pegge says. “My goal is to walk the half marathon someday.”

They are gradually migrating their exercise and lifting activities from the New Holland YMCA to Garden Spot’s new fitness center. They also enjoy the pool, concerts, Bible study and, mostly, meeting the people who call Garden Spot Village “home.” “We have the best neighbors,” says Pegge. Adds Doug, “I am just blown away by the people who live here — artists, engineers, farmers, housewives, missionaries… With stories and careers behind them, they’re still accomplishing things. Every aspect of living here is a dream come true for us.”

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Meet the Art Guild Stroll down Main Street in the Village Square and you’ll be delighted by an ever-changing display of talent: watercolors, oil paintings, photography, crossstitch and quilts, sometimes by a single artist, other times a single theme, but many different contributors. The Main Street Gallery, which changes its displays every month, is just one of the most visible projects of The Art Guild at Garden Spot Village. 40 D estination Fall/Winter 2017

“Our purpose is to bring together the whole community with a better understanding of the visual arts,” says Win Reber, who started the group in 2008 as a way to connect the many artists who live and work at Garden Spot Village. Today, in addition to the monthly displays in the Main Street Gallery, the Art Guild organizes lectures, demonstrations and field trips and offers classes. The group also has a studio on the lower level of the Gardens West apartments. With natural-light fluorescents, it is an excellent work environment for artists. “One of my greatest pleasures is watching this whole thing develop from an idea to what it is today,” he says. CREATIVITY AND COLLABORATION

ABOVE: Members of the Art Guild, pictured left to right: Hagar Scott, resident since December 2012, Clarice Prescott, resident since October 2009, Karla Plazer, resident since May 2009, Kay Blackburn, resident since May 2015 and Connie Grove, resident since December 2010.

She recalls painting a tepee with her daughters. “I gave them the first idea, then they said ‘We could add this,’ and ‘We could make this a little different.’ We had a much better plan after the three of us talked than if I had just gone with my idea. That’s what happens in the art guild, too. Each person is a specialist in their own way.” Members work in a variety of media, including clay, fabric, wood and glass, as well as drawing, painting and photography. One member does porcelain painting. “I’ve learned about a lot of things I’ve never heard of before,” Wenger says.

“ You might have a good idea, but working with other people gives you better ideas.”

Reber, who chairs the group, taught art in Radnor Township. He has worked in sculpture, graphics, jewelry making and pottery, and now works almost exclusively in watercolor and graphic design. Vicechair Shirley Wenger, a photographer, has also been with the club since its inception. She owned and operated The Wenger Gallery on Route 30 for 20 years, mostly promoting work by Amish artists or with Amish themes. A planning board meets monthly, and various committees handle tasks like organizing field trips, promoting shows and connecting with outside artists who demonstrate their techniques. “I like learning from other people about different ways to do things, and it’s always a plus to work with other people,” says Wenger. “You might have a good idea, but working with other people gives you better ideas.”


“You don’t have to be an artist at all to join,” Reber says of the group. “To be a member, you just have to have an interest in art and a desire to learn more.”

The Art Guild’s annual membership fee of $15 per household includes access to the art studio for work and storage (members buy their own supplies), as well as classes, lectures and trips to galleries and museums. Member benefits also include the chance to show their work in members-only exhibitions. Some Art Guild activities, like field trips, are open to non-members, usually for a small fee. And everyone who lives, works or visits Garden Spot Village benefits from the beauty that the Art Guild’s displays add to the community, “because art is an important part of all our lives, even if we’re not artists,” Wenger says. “It really brings something special to Garden Spot. It also keeps us in touch with nature, because God’s art is all around us every day and is a source of inspiration.” Fall/Winter 2017



New Beginnings This winter will mark a new beginning for the people moving into the new Cooperative Living House this winter. A project several years in the planning, the new home on Ranck Road will provide affordable housing for five members of the greater New Holland community.

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Garden Spot Village CEO Steve Lindsey says, “What started out as an idea has grown and developed into a grassroots effort in Eastern Lancaster County, where we have other partners – groups like CrossNet Ministries, the New Holland Business Association and others. We have a variety of churches who have committed to partner in this effort by providing volunteer labor, in addition to other means of support for the project. Out of that partnership, the project has emerged as a community effort to help solve a community challenge of lowincome housing for older adults.” Dave Musselman, Musselman Homes, stepped in to serve as the general contractor for the project. Delays in obtaining permits slowed the process. By mid-August, though, the project was in full-swing. Musselman says it’s rewarding to see the progress. He says, “It’s fun to see Garden Spot Village residents jumping in and getting involved with building the walls and setting the stakes for the footers.” Whether they have experience in construction or not, volunteers show up and provide the labor needed on any given day. WELCOMING ARMS

Garden Spot Village residents embraced the vision for the Cooperative Living House from the moment it was presented. EJ Rittersbach, Garden Spot Village resident and board member, signed up to serve on the steering committee the day she learned about the project. Rittersbach says she was inspired to help because the project offers real evidence of “Garden Spot’s mission to enrich the lives of older adults as an expression of Christ’s love.” ABOVE: Larry Knepper, resident since August 2009, coordinates volunteers building the Cooperative Living House.

Larry Knepper and others in the woodshop spent countless hours framing the walls for the home. Knepper also coordinated an open work day on August 28 where volunteers stopped by to help work. Knepper says his experience in carpentry and home-building inspired him to help with the project. When Chaplain Chet Yoder tapped him to formally help with the project, Knepper agreed to act as the point person for the volunteers.

Lindsey says, “At Garden Spot Village there is a heart and a passion to serve people that is unlike any other I have ever seen. When we started talking about this project the response was ‘This is important for our community and this is something that we should be helping with because this is what Garden Spot is all about. We’re all about serving, we’re all about ministering to our community and using the skills, gifts and resources we have to invest to help the larger community.’” Lindsey continues, “We also have a group of people who are so eager for the first people to move in because they are excited for them to join our community and to be a part of Garden Spot Village in a really unique way.” VISION FOR THE FUTURE

While immediate plans call for a single home, there is a vision for additional homes at the Ranck Road site as well as a larger vision to replicate the program in other communities across the country. Joan Yunginger, social services director at CrossNet Ministries says, “We work with a lot of people who are struggling to pay their rent. They are on a fixed income and this will give them an opportunity to have their own place to live and to be able to pay affordable rent.” Yunginger continues, “I’m really excited to see where the project goes. There is a need for more affordable housing. Right now this is designed for a population of people who are older, but I also believe that someday it’s going to be a good idea for people who are younger as well. I think this is going to grow into so much more.” VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for painting and trim work inside the home as well as postconstruction cleaning. If you are interested in participating in this community project, please visit:


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Emily Kreider LEARNING &


JOB TITLE: Certified Nursing Assistant/Licensed Practical Nurse in training DATE STARTED AT MAPLE FARM: April 2014

FAVORITE... MOVIE: Remember the Titans FOOD: Potatoes — any way you make them! BOOK: The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks MUSIC GENRE: A mix of everything QUOTE: “Promise me you'll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

Emily Kreider connects personally with residents at Maple Farm like Violet Bouder, pictured here.

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hen Emily Kreider first told folks that she was working

toward becoming a licensed practical nurse (LPN), one

of the residents at Maple Farm was concerned. He didn’t want to lose her as his certified nursing assistant (CNA). He soon brightened up. “When I came in on the first day I was being trained as an LPN, he waved his arms and gave me a big fist bump,” Kreider says. Kreider started as a CNA at Maple Farm in April 2014. Today she is a full-time CNA and a part-time LPN in training, floating to both the Brossman and Franzen housholds. It wasn’t something she imagined for herself a few years ago, until a friend of hers, Megan Rentschler, was hired as an LPN at Maple Farm. “She said, ‘Emily, you would be really good at this,’” Kreider says. Rentschler continues to be part of Kreider’s professional support system, as do other LPNs and registered nurses (RNs) on the Maple Farm team. “Everyone here was very helpful and gave me the confidence I needed to take that next step,” Kreider says. “My five-year plan is to go for my RN, once I get some more training and experience as an LPN.” NURTURING COMES NATURALLY

Kreider currently lives in Ephrata, but grew up in Brickerville, where she was involved with 4-H and raised and showed livestock, mostly Boer goats. “I had pigs for a year, but didn’t care for them so much,” she says, especially after they circled and tried to bite her as she was shoveling slop. “The goats were friendly. They had such personality. I had one I bottle-fed. I would put its hooves over my shoulder and it would nuzzle my head. Another would get excited when I got home from school.” She worked at a car wash and waitressed, but hit her stride when she came to Maple Farm. “I love everything about this place. I love the people I work with and my residents. They just brighten your day,” she says. “I always have a good feeling coming to work and doing my job.”


She appreciates the supportive atmosphere — not just the encouragement to develop professionally, but also the recognition that on some days you need a few minutes to catch your breath before you can be your best. After having trained at different clinical facilities, she also appreciates the personcentered household atmosphere at Maple Farm. “I hear people from other places say they have 15 to 20 residents per person. Here we have eight to 10,” she says. “The feeling in the building is different. There’s a difference in attitudes and you can tell there’s a difference in care. I’ve always had a sense that the residents are the priority, and the staff makes that true.” Kreider is engaged to be married in October. With nursing school, she hasn’t had much free time, but she enjoys reading, going to the mountains or the beach, and walking the linear trail from Ephrata to Lititz. That’s when she’s not hitting the books as she grows in her nursing career.

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Jackie Holzel, together with her team members and volunteers create opportunities to live with purpose in community at Maple Farm. Pictured, left to right: Carl Depue, Jackie Holzel, Jefferson Zoller and Edna Beiler.

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Pictured, left to right: Janet Kwiatkowski, Amanda Moyer and Tina Hackman.

Creating Opportunities to Live with Purpose When a resident at Maple Farm, mentioned that he would like to visit the Garden Spot Village Woodshop, Jackie Holzel, activities director and volunteer services coordinator at Maple Farm, quickly started to figure out how to make the visit happen. In March, DePue as well as Jefferson Zoller, George King and Jake Echternach visited the woodshop and interacted with Garden Spot Village woodshop members. The visit sparked new relationships and created an opportunity to live with purpose in community for the men from Maple Farm and Garden Spot Village.

When Edna Beiler, a resident at Maple Farm, shared her favorite recipes with the Maple Farm team, the team spent a day baking and cooking, transforming the recipes into delightful treats. One of the recipes was for cinnamon rolls from scratch. Beiler says the recipe takes all day, but the cinnamon rolls offer a special treat for special occasions. The recipe also makes a big batch, perfect for freezing. She laughs, “They never stayed in the freezer very long.” Holzel, activities director and volunteer services coordinator at Maple Farm, takes simple comments like “What about a visit to the woodshop?” and “I make cinnamon rolls from scratch” and finds ways to keep life surprising and fun for the men and women who live at Maple Farm. Their suggestions for activities help her create a robust calendar of events each month. EXPLORING NEW IDEAS

Suggestions for an increase in art events led to paint nights. A recent Artist Night featured original works of art and creative writing. “I look for offbeat, unusual things,” Holzel says. “I want them to do something they have never done.” Jenny Hill is a volunteer certified by TimeSlips, a national storytelling initiative that inspires creativity at any age. Hill volunteers every other week at Maple Farm, inspiring creative writing through photos. TimeSlips’ approach “opens storytelling to everyone by replacing the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine.”

It really is great fun, and I always leave inspired by the beauty that the group has created, not just in the piece they wrote, but in the spirit of community that was built during the session.” NO ONE LEFT BEHIND

Holzel has a daily goal she shares with each of the four part-time staff members who work with her: everyone gets an enriching experience every day. Not everyone can attend paint nights, creative writing sessions or field trips. But, Holzel believes everyone should get the opportunity to interact with a member of her team and do something enriching. Daily room visits help to meet this goal. Each day staff members fill a cart with a set of items and invite each person to participate. It may be a magazine cart, an art cart, a snack attack cart or a visiting pet through KPETS. Regardless of the theme for the day, the cart offers a channel to begin a conversation and a reason to stop and enrich a life. “This is hands-down the best job in the world. I do this work for the honor of getting to know these people and learn about their lives,” Holzel says.

Holzel says, “TimeSlips encourages people to be creative. Many times, as we age, we don’t make any time to use our imaginations. Jenny is great in getting everyone in the circle to interact with her to create the stories.” “People open up and ‘bloom’ during the sessions,” Hill says. “Weariness is often wiped away, and there is always laughter. It’s a chance to connect with others through the collaborative effort of imagining and creating, which can move from the silly to the sublime and metaphoric.


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Mickey Adams, resident since September 2013, appreciates volunteer opportunities that let her draw on her creativity.

MICKEY ADAMS: A song in her heart Music matters to Mickey Adams. From a musical family, she has always been part of a church or community choir or a professional singing group, and she says that conducting a 220-voice choir made up of 10 to 12-year-olds “was the highlight of my teaching career.” Now Adams volunteers her talents as director of the Village Voices choir at Garden Spot Village. It’s a role that lets creativity flourish — her own, and that of the choir members. “I get to create the theme for our performances, select and teach the music, and see the result,” she says. This spring’s theme was “Hats Off to Our Favorite Things,” and choir members wore whimsical hats. The choir also performs for the live nativity at Christmas. “That’s usually a cantata,” Adams says. Adams started volunteering a few years before she and her husband, Bob, moved here in 2013. “They assigned me to Mountain View, where I helped with the craft club,” she says. She continues to work with the crafters. She and Bob also host Look & Learns, lead tours of the campus and help 48 D estination Fall/Winter 2017

with the Garden Spot Village Marathon. On the day she was interviewed, Adams had volunteered to model clothing for a trunk show on the community’s stage. “I wasn’t looking forward to retirement if it meant ‘nothing to do and all day to do it.’ I’ve always been a person who enjoys something interesting to do. I need to be busy. I thrive on activity and challenges and being creative,” Adams says. “Here, you have so many options. You can be as busy as you want to be. Volunteering keeps me active and involved with other people. It keeps my mind creative and gives me an opportunity to use the talents I was given.” And that’s a happy tune!

Frank Lippolis, resident since July 2008, enjoys people — and volunteering to help people.

FRANK LIPPOLIS: Having a good time When Frank Lippolis became a Share & Care Shop volunteer, it just sort of happened. His wife, Rose, is also a Share & Care Shop volunteer. One day, he was teasing her about pricing furniture and Deborah Fast, director of volunteer services, snapped his picture. He must have looked at home, because now he fills in when other volunteers can’t make it. “They’re looking for more men,” he says. The Share & Care Shop wasn’t his first volunteer gig. That was driving the Jolly Trolley, which he did for 16 to 20 hours a month until he had back surgery last year. He drove passengers to The Harvest Table or down to The Coop. “On Fridays I used to take a lot of women to the hair salon,” says Lippolis, who moved here in 2008. “You get to know people. I love people and had a lot of fun at it. It brightened my life a little bit.” Lippolis helps with various tasks for the Physical Therapy team and spends a couple hours a week at the Welcome Center in the Apartment Suites Lobby. “That’s another neat place! You’re right out there, with a lot of activity.

It’s people oriented, and I like that. I have a good time with it,” he says. Each month, Lippolis helps Volunteer Services track hours served. He and Rose also volunteer at the T-shirt table at the Garden Spot Village Marathon, deliver lunches to vendors at the annual Business Expo and represent Garden Spot Village during Christmas on Main in New Holland. He encourages others to volunteer for whatever interests them. “They’ll train you for what you’re going to do,” he says. “Everyone’s willing to help and make you part of the group. It’s a good way to get to know people. It’s all a cooperative effort here.” Fall/Winter 2017





This Caribbean-inspired flatbread recipe offers a healthy meal packed with flavor & nutrition.

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Kingston Pizzetta SERVES TWO

Get a taste of Jamaica without packing a suitcase. Like other Mindful-by-Sodexo dishes served at The Harvest Table Restaurant, this Caribbean-inspired flatbread recipe reflects sound nutritional philosophy and guidelines based on the latest science and leading health organization recommendations. We love it because it features healthful ingredients, tastes great and satisfies your appetite with fewer calories. Mindful meals like these provide one more reason to love living at Garden Spot Village. For the Black Bean Hummus

For the Pizzettas

2 Tbsp. lemon juice

1/4 c. sweet potatoes, diced

1 Tbsp. tahini

1/4 c. roasted onion, diced

1 tsp. cumin

1/2 c. grilled chicken breast, diced

1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained

2 pcs. naan (flatbread), regular or whole wheat

pinch of salt

1 4-oz. can diced tomatoes

2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil

4 oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced or shredded

1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped

2 Tbsp. water

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth.

1 c. black bean hummus

1/2 c. scallion, diced

Michael Pezzillo: executive chef, Garden Spot Village

1 Tbsp. jerk seasoning

To Assemble: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

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Spread hummus evenly over flatbread. Combine tomatoes, sweet potatoes and onions with jerk seasoning. Mix thoroughly and then spread the tomato mixture evenly over the flatbread. Top the tomato mixture with mozzarella. Place chicken on top of the cheese. Bake pizzettas for 3-1/2 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Remove from oven and garnish with chopped scallions. Fall/Winter 2017




Aeroponic Greenhouse at Garden Spot Village, made possible by a variety of donations, including shares of stock.

Taking Stock — and Giving It NORM KOUBA WORKED AS A CHEMICAL ENGINEER FOR DUPONT FOR 35 YEARS AND ACQUIRED SOME COMPANY STOCK. KOUBA HAS PUT SOME OF THAT STOCK TO WORK TO BENEFIT THE GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE BENEVOLENT FUND. “DuPont recently decided to merge with Dow Chemical,” he says. Thinking that the planned merger might drive DuPont’s stock price downward, “My financial advisor called and said, ‘It’s time to get rid of that stock.’ Of course, he would have liked me to cash it in and buy something else, but that’s not what I had in mind.”

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Last year, Kouba donated some shares to the Benevolent Fund and to the Mary Campbell Center, where his daughter lives. This year, he did it again. “Making that contribution helped my taxes considerably,” he says. “I’m in the process of doing it with the rest of the DuPont stock.” IN GIVING, YOU RECEIVE

Donating stock can have advantages. “If you sell stock and have a capital gain, you have to pay tax on the capital gain,” says Mike Weinhold, of the accounting firm of Weinhold, Nickel & Co. and a resident of Garden Spot Village. Weinhold donated stock to benefit the community’s aeroponic greenhouse. “If you give stock directly as opposed to selling it, you don’t have to pay capital gains tax and you still get a deduction for the fair market value of that stock.” For example, if you bought stock for $10,000 and sold it for $25,000, you would pay tax on the $15,000 capital gain. If you donated that appreciated stock, you wouldn’t pay taxes on the $15,000, and you would receive the deduction for the full $25,000 as a charitable contribution. The value of the contribution is based on the value of the stock on the date of the gift. The charity then sells the stock. The deduction is limited to a percentage of gross income, and other factors also affect the tax implications of the donation. “Maybe you don’t need the deduction — that depends on your income. You should look at your own personal situation and get the advice of a tax consultant and a financial planner,” Weinhold says. IT’S EASY TO DO GOOD

“ It will be used for a good purpose. It’s going to help people.”

Kouba says it’s easy to make the donation. “I go to my broker and say I want to donate a certain amount to a certain charity. They take care of doing that,” he says. “Then they let me know how much it was worth on the day it was delivered.” Donating stock may be within many individuals’ reach. “I am not rich — believe me. I never was. You can imagine if you’re raising four kids. I was not a highly paid manager, but I certainly have enough to do what I want to do,” Kouba says. Stock can be donated for a variety of end uses, such as the Benevolent Fund and the greenhouse. “I felt I wanted to do something for Garden Spot Village, and the greenhouse seemed like a good project. Maybe I would consider a charitable gift annuity down the road,” Weinhold says, noting that the deduction rules may differ for a CGA because the donor receives a return. Kouba chose to donate stock to the Benevolent Fund because “it will be used for a good purpose. It’s going to help people.”

To LEARN MORE about giving stock to benefit the Benevolent Fund, please contact Linda Dodge, CFRE, director of development, at 717.355.6215 or READ MORE:

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Anita Yoder, seated, and her team of designers, JoAnn Barton, Michelle Spina, and Pam Leisey, help create 54 D estination Fall/Winter 2017 customized spaces for each client.

When Anita Yoder told her high school guidance counselor that she wanted to be an interior designer when she grew up, “he shook his head and said, ‘You’ll never find work in Lancaster County. Only the rich can hire a decorator,’” she recalls. “I thought it was odd, because a decorator came out to help my mom, and we weren’t rich.” Today her awardwinning business, Heritage Design Interiors, offers decorating solutions for all budgets.


Yoder grew up watching her mother decorate their 15-room farmhouse near Strasburg, and she enrolled in her first design class at age 14. In high school and after graduating, she took business classes and did design projects for family and friends. A co-worker encouraged her to follow her dream before she took on too many other responsibilities. In 1990, at age 23, she launched her company.


Her first year in business, a home she decorated won “best of show” in Parade of Homes for Lancaster County. The following year, she decorated two homes in two different price categories. “They both won everything, and that put me on the map,” she says. It also enabled her to hire her first employee, Pam Leisey, an interior designer who is still with the company today. Initially, Yoder ran the business out of her home. As her company grew over the years, she rented locations in New Holland until she bought a two-story, 19th-century home in Blue Ball. Fourteen years later, it still houses the business, which offers both design consultations and retail sales.

Other projects are more modest. She might just spend an hour or two with a client, suggesting easy and inexpensive ways to freshen a look. “I like to work with existing décor,” she says. That could be as simple as moving a piece of art from over a fireplace to a different spot —say, between two windows. Other times, it might involve working around a favorite chair or rug and adding accents to complement them. Her showroom features a wide variety of affordable, highquality window treatments, accent pieces and accessories, including custom silk flower arrangements. She can do a whole house at once or work in stages. Regardless of the size or budget, Yoder stresses decorating for the client, not for her own tastes. “I tell clients, I can do this 100 different ways. Half you wouldn’t like because they’re not your style and half you would love,” she says. She has helped several clients downsize to move to Garden Spot Village and recently helped clients decorate a home at Sycamore Springs.


“I love the way they’ve done them, with the walking paths in front and rear entries that keep the garages in back. It has that small-town feel. I love the big windows. They let so much daylight in,” she says of the homes in the porch-centric neighborhood.

Yoder does projects of all sizes. She might work with some clients for a year or more, designing a house from the ground up. “I have an eye,” she says. “I can look at a blueprint and see the house done.”

Yoder customizes her services to each client’s needs. “Whether you’re updating or moving to a new house or building, it should be exciting,” she says. “I try to make decorating fun.”

Read more: | See the Heritage Design Interiors ad on page 29.

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Christmas at Garden Spot Village!

Gifts of the Season to Share with Love Shopping venues and coffee bar are located in the Visitor’s Center at Garden Spot Village. All proceeds from our two shops support the Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund.

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Share & Care Thrift Shop

Treasured Gifts, Timeless Beauty

Find a treasure of your own in our always-changing collection of donated gifts and collectibles, furniture, tableware, handbags, jewelry and much more. Christmas Open House Thursday, December 7, 10am - 4pm Sample seasonal refreshments as you search for that one-of-a-kind perfect gift. Hours: Mon-Sat, 10am – 4pm Like Share & Care on Facebook to keep up with our monthly sales, get a first look at new arrivals and post your special finds!

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Refresh Gift Shop

Inspired Gifts to Show Your Love

Show your love with a gift from our distinctive collection of handbags, jewelry and accessories, along with carefully selected seasonal décor, books and toys. Christmas Open House Thursday, December 7, 10am – 4pm Spark holiday spirit with sweet treats of the season. Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am – 4pm; Sat 9am – 4pm

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Refresh Coffee Bar

Enjoy friends, fellowship and seasonal delights in cozy fireside comfor t Experience the beauty of Christmas at Garden Spot Village. Come wander our Visitor's Center and discover lighted angels, sparkling trees and a spectacular suspended 12-foot wreath. Take time for a hot drink from the Refresh Coffee Bar while you're browsing or enjoying the warmth of the fireside. Hours: Mon-Fri 8am – 6:30pm; Sat-Sun 8:30am – 4pm Peppermint Mocha Caramel Brûlée Frappuccino

Gingerbread Latte

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Things To See & Do September



Event details are on page 65. For residents and the public.

Gain insight into the life and times of New Holland. For residents and the public.

25 COMMUNITY MEAL A free community meal at CrossNet Ministries on Jackson Street in New Holland. Served by Garden Spot Village residents. For the public.

28 LOOK & LEARN A luncheon to learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. Visit to find out more and register. Seating is limited. For the public 50+.

29 SILENT RETREAT Linda Wenger will lead participants in an all-day silent retreat. For residents.



An opportunity to tour a variety of homes and apartments from 10am-4pm. For the public.

21 SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT SERIES Enjoy a silent move with Wayne Zimmerman performing on the organ. For residents and the public.

23 COMMUNITY MEAL A free community meal at CrossNet Ministries on Jackson Street in New Holland. Served by Garden Spot Village residents. For the public.



A luncheon to learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. Visit to find out more and register. Seating is limited. For the public 50+.



Collect gift items for children around the world on behalf of Samaritan’s Purse. Resident service project.

Love to paint? Get in touch with your inner artist and go home with a beautiful painting. Register at 717.355.6000. For residents and the public.

7 MUSICAL MEMORIES A musical program for individuals with dementia to enjoy with their caregivers. For residents and the public.

9, 16, 23 & 30 “STREAMS OF LIVING WATER” Sherill and Darrell Hostetter will teach about the various streams of spirituality that have influenced the Christian faith over the centuries. For residents and the public.

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





A musical program for individuals with dementia to enjoy with their caregivers. For residents and the public.

A day-long trip to Bethlehem, PA, to celebrate the festivities of Christmas. For residents.



Sherill and Darrell Hostetter will teach about the various streams of spirituality that have influenced the Christian faith over the centuries. For residents and the public.

Servant Stage will perform their holiday show. For residents and the public.

14 LOOK & LEARN A luncheon to learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. Visit to find out more and register. Seating is limited. For the public 50+.

9 BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Enjoy a festive, scrumptious breakfast with Santa. For residents, their families and the public.




Enjoy an evening of song with Mike McKeever, tenor. For residents and the public.

Annual Christmas Drop-In Celebration in Village Square. For residents and future residents.



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

Enjoy “A Sweet Adeline Christmas.” For residents and the public.



Railroad enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy HO- and O-gauge model train layouts. Saturdays through December 30 as well as Wednesday, December 27. For residents and the public.

A Charles Dickens Christmas Returns. By invitation. For future residents.


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

Love to paint? Get in touch with your inner artist and go home with a beautiful painting. Register at 717.355.6000. For residents and the public.



Resident-run, semi-formal event celebrates the New Year with refreshments, entertainment and more. For residents.

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Things To See & Do January




Join us for this live performance. For residents and the public.

Dozens of unique bird houses and bird-themed quilted wallhangings on display. Place silent auction bids throughout the entire month. For residents and the public.

20 SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT SERIES Berkshire Brass Quintet will perform. For residents and the public.

22 COMMUNITY MEAL A free community meal at CrossNet Ministries on Jackson Street in New Holland. Served by Garden Spot Village residents. For the public.

2 GO RED DAY Men and women wear red to help raise awareness for women’s heart health. For residents.

17 SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT SERIES Lovebirds Quintet will perform. For residents and the public.



A luncheon to learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. Visit to find out more and register. Seating is limited. For the public 50+.

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



Love to paint? Get in touch with your inner artist and go home with a beautiful painting. Register at 717.355.6000. For residents and the public.

Love to paint? Get in touch with your inner artist and go home with a beautiful painting. Register at 717.355.6000. For residents and the public.

26 COMMUNITY MEAL A free community meal at CrossNet Ministries on Jackson Street in New Holland. Served by Garden Spot Village residents. For the public.

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

March 5 PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW A day-trip to “Wonders of Water” at the Philadelphia Flower Show. For residents.

16 LANCASTER COMMUNITY CONCERT Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater, bus trip to performance at the High Fine Arts Center at Lancaster Mennonite High School. For resident season ticket holders.

17 SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT SERIES Doug Witmer will perform on the organ. For residents and the public.

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

26 COMMUNITY MEAL A free community meal at CrossNet Ministries on Jackson Street in New Holland. Served by Garden Spot Village residents. For the public.

29 PAINT PARTY Love to paint? Get in touch with your inner artist and go home with a beautiful painting. Register at 717.355.6000. For residents and the public.

ABOVE: Jim & Annie McAbee, residents since July 2010, had a great time sledding in their back yard.

30 ELANCO GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE For residents and the public.

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Get to Know the Neighborhood Eastern Lancaster County is a special place where you’re surrounded by verdant farmlands, unique towns like New Holland and Ephrata, and neighbors who heed a calling to serve the community in so many ways. Garden Spot Village and Sycamore Springs give you easy access to these organizations and other opportunities to make a difference.



Cavod Academy of the Arts

CrossNet Ministries



Make a joyous noise...! Cavod Academy of the Arts is a performing arts school committed to making God’s creativity visible through all-level dance classes, private music instruction and acting lessons. Students from preschool through adult have opportunities to perform at schools, churches, parks, parades and other events. Sign up for classes or join the audience to enjoy Cavod’s life-affirming messages.

Believing that the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts, Cross Connection Ministries and Elanco Social Services Network joined together in January 2017 to form CrossNet Ministries. Today, this vital non-profit organization helps empower people to build their resources and develops relationships to see lives changed by Jesus Christ. Its community services include a youth center, a mentoring program, a food pantry and general ministry, and volunteers are welcomed.





The Potter’s House A program of Transition to Community, The Potter’s House offers counseling, mentors, grace and a safe environment to men who are broken by addiction. This ministry provides a transitional residency that helps individuals experience the transforming power of Jesus Christ, enabling them to heal relationships and become responsible contributors to their families, the workplace, the church and the community.

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Art of Recycle

A non-profit community art center and craft store, Art of Recycle is a thrifty wonderland of affordable arts & crafts supplies, workshops and volunteer opportunities. It began in 2008 as an informal “meetup” and today aims to teach people how to create “art with purpose” using discarded items — for example, turning knick-knacks into drawer pulls. Its craft castle and puppet stage, which are free for anyone to use, provide great backdrops for grandparents and grandkids to explore creativity.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017 | 7am — 3:30pm SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 7am – 3:30pm

Shuttle service available

7am – 9am

All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast in The Harvest Table restaurant

8am (some close at 2pm)

Shop at the Country Store Bid on Silent Auction items Buy Share-a-Meal tickets Craft tables Book Sale Refresh Store Share & Care Thrift Shop Art Show Coffee and donuts for sale


Soft pretzels, cider, and other beverages for sale

9am – 2pm

Food Court open

10am – 2pm

Children’s activities

10am – 2pm

Chicken barbecue

11am – 2pm

Music for enjoyment and relaxation


Prize-winning apple pies auctioned and other apple pies for sale


FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit 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 Fall/Winter 2017


destination Garden Spot Village is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization—contributions to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. The official registration and financial information of Garden Spot Village may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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FAMILY DENTISTRY Proudly Serving Garden Spot Village


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Theraflex Massage

• Locally owned & operated • 40th Anniversary 1977—2017 • Offers a broad line of home & car electronics • Knowledgeable friendly staff

A Unique Approach to Physical, Emotional and Therapeutic Health

• Evening service calls

Ruth Carey-Hench, LPN, LMT Massage, hot packs, & ultrasound for Garden Spot Village residents & employees, every other Monday morning & Wednesdays in Gardens South Clinic Room 1. $46 per hour.


717.354.2200 331 E. Main Street • New Holland

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Sessions are paid at time of service. Cash & Check Only

First one hour appt: $40 special exp. 3/2018 Main Office: 207 East Main Street, New Holland, PA | 717.615.3126

Brandywine Wealth Management We not only prepare taxes, we give you the insight to make sound financial decisions.



First Year 20% Discount for New Clients on Their Personal Income Tax Return Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor. Member FINRA/SIPC. Tax services are not affiliated with or endorsed by LPL Financial. Fall/Winter 2017



State Representative

Dave Zimmerman Serving the residents of Eastern Lancaster County

Needed RELIEF Without FEAR at a COST You Can AFFORD! SAVE MONEY ON YOUR HEALTHCARE! Start as low as $67! Tell us you saw us in Destination for an introductory offer.

• NEW Space Age Technology ELIMINATES the need to TWIST OR POP Contact us for assistance with any state government related matter

• Virtually PAINLESS!

District Office 127 Peters Road, New Holland, PA 17557 717.556.0031 | 717.556.0034 fax


Satellite Office Hours First Tuesday Each Month Ephrata Area Rehab Services 300 West Chestnut Street, Ephrata, PA 17522 717.556.0031

Working with Garden Spot Village residents for almost two decades!

• House Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee • House Local Government Committee • House Human Services Committee • House Tourism & Recreational Development Committee

ELANCO Chiropractic, Inc.

1907 Division Highway (Rt. 322) | Ephrata | PA | 17522

ELANCOCHIROPRACTIC.COM | 717.355.5000 Participating Medicare Provider • Most Insurances Accepted


Receive Special Lodging & Dining Discounts! For Details, Go To: Certificate Of Excellence On



You were meant to do work that leaves its mark by making a difference in the lives of other people. Work that creates a legacy. At Garden Spot Communities, you can do just that.

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Voted Lancaster’s Favorite Hotel... Again & Again!

222 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 717-569-6444



We help build your estate plan to carry out your legacy and protect what matters most, your family. We offer free half hour consultations at our office or at your residence to review your current plans.

URBAN PLACE 480 New Holland Avenue, Ste. 6205 Lancaster, PA 17602


717 945 5745 717 945 5764

BCGL-LAW.COM Fall/Winter 2017



Celebrating 120 YEARS and 5 GENERATIONS as a Family-Owned Pharmacy

Your trusted hometown pharmacy offering many senior-focused services: • FREE DELIVERY right to your door at Garden Spot with convenient payment options. • Preferred provider for many Medicare and commercial insurance plans. • Full-service drive-thru with short wait times. • Immunizations such as Zostavax for shingles and Prevnar for pneumonia. • Diabetic testing supplies billable to Medicare. • We offer several medication management programs designed to simplify your prescriptions. • Manage refills online at STAUFFERSDRUGSTORE.COM or with OUR FREE APP for iPhone, iPad or Android devices.

Stauffer’s Drug Store • 149 E Main Street • New Holland, PA 17557 • 717.355.9300

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Low interest rates getting you down? Let’s talk. Allen Wessel

Financial Advisor .

201 East Main St New Holland, PA 17557 717-354-4879 MKT-5894F-A-A1

Member SIPC



Family Owned & Operated

NEW & USED SCOOTERS AND POWER WHEELCHAIRS WALKERS, RAMPS, BATTERIES AND LIFTS VISIT OUR REPAIR SHOP AT GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE Lower Level of Gardens South, next to the Health Office. Every other Tuesday. 1 pm-3 pm. Call for an appointment.

STOP BY OUR SHOWROOM FOR A LARGE SELECTION 107 Maxwell Hill Road, Morgantown PA 610.286.9840 or 800.942.1181

Fall/Winter 2017



BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER Enjoy a delightful dining experience by the warm fireplace or in the beautiful garden room.

Escape from the routine, hum-drum way of life to the Country Squire Motor Inn. It features spacious beautiful rooms, complete with air conditioning, free wi-fi and televisions — sure to make your stay in Lancaster County memorable.


Expert joint replacement & orthopedic surgery care close to home. Knee or hip pain can reduce the quality of your life. Everyday activities, such as walking, shopping or housework, can become difficult or unbearable. Favorite hobbies such as golf or bowling may be a thing of the past. If this describes your situation, WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital Total Joint Program may be the right solution for you. WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital partners with surgeons in our community to provide the highest level of care before, during and after our patients’ orthopedic surgery. Our ultimate goal is to prepare our patients to return to their Ephrata Community normal everyday activities Hospital as soon as possible.

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YOUR ONE STOP SHOP FOR ALL YOUR DENTAL NEEDS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! Ask us about our Garden Spot Village Dental Plan. Free Shuttle Service from GSV to our office!


NEW NAME | NEW LOCATION SAME PRACTICE 101 West Main St, New Holland | 717.354.3200 | Fall/Winter 2017



Campus-Wide Open House Explore Retirement Living

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 10AM-4PM Explore Garden Spot Village and the Sycamore Springs expansion. 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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327 S. State Street Talmage PA 17580 717-656-9826

We LOVE all of them, but the truth is, they can be hard on your CARPET & UPHOLSTERY.



Carpet Cleaning  Area Rug Cleaning  Tile & Grout Cleaning Upholstery Cleaning  Leather Furniture Cleaning Floor Strip & Wax  Mattress Cleaning/Allergy Treatment  Hardwood Floor Restoration RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL

(717) 656-9826 

Bed & Breakfast

Where country charm and hospitality await you Will Garden Spot Village be your next home?

Stay with us while you explore the area.

15% OFF

our regular rates to family & friends of Garden Spot Village residents.

Dolores & Tim Walter, Innkeepers

371 East Main Street | New Holland, PA 17557

717.355.0450 or 866.279.7599 Fall/Winter 2017




One Size Does


Fit All




No matter which office you visit or which doctor you see, you can expect the same excellent care and comfortable experience.


We have many White Family Dental Smile Stories to share. This one is of Dr. Buehler and why, for her, lab research doesn’t compare to the joy of working with patients.

Get to know us.


“I put my patients first.”

“My mom is a nurse and my uncle is a dentist so I grew up understanding their focus on patient care. After spending five years in breast cancer research, I missed the connection to patients. Being in a lab all day was lonely! I like problem-solving—working with a scared child who leaves our office smiling and confident. Or fitting a sleep appliance that allows a patient to finally get a good night’s sleep.” DR. CHRISTIN BUEHLER NEW HOLL AND OFFICE


100 Continental Dr. Elizabethtown, PA 717-367-1336


Masonic Village Elizabethtown, PA 717-366-2466

New Holland

912 West Main St. New Holland, PA 717-656-0005


108 Doe Run Rd. Manheim, PA 717-879-9700

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THERE IS GOOD NEWS IN THE TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF EYE DISEASES AND CONDITIONS COMMON WITH PEOPLE OVER 65. BY JONATHAN ANDREWS, O.D. As the aging process occurs, the general public over 50 years of age needs to be aware of warning signs from age-related eye health problems that may cause vision loss. Many eye diseases have no early symptoms or pain and a patient may not notice visual changes until an eye condition is quite advanced. Health problems affecting other parts of your body can affect your vision as well. People with diabetes or hypertension (high blood pressure), or those who are taking medications that have eye-related side effects, are at greatest risk for developing vision problems. A combination of good diet, exercise, and regular eye exams can significantly improve chances of maintaining excellent eye health and vision throughout the aging process. New technology and diagnostic instruments have given doctors an advantage in detecting and treating eye diseases before significant visual loss occurs. Our digital retinal imaging systems allows doctors to capture high-resolution quality images of the retina and other structures inside the eye. This information assists in the early detection and diagnosis of many vision disorders such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachments, and many other vision-threatening conditions. Our Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT) is a non-invasive laser-imaging system that uses light waves to three-dimensionally image the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. With OCT imaging, each of the retina’s ten distinctive layers can be seen and measured to help with diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and other retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that affects the macula (the macula is responsible for crucial central vision, or the ‘focus point’ of the eye). This disease causes central vision loss. Although small, the macula is the part of the retina that allows us to see fine detail and colors. While macular degeneration leads to decreased central vision, peripheral or side vision usually remains unaffected. Cataracts are cloudy or opaque areas in the normally clear lens within the eye. Depending upon their size and location, they can interfere with normal vision. Usually cataracts develop in both eyes, but one could develop faster than the other. Cataracts can cause symptoms such as blurry vision, decreased night vision, glare with driving, and a decrease in contrast sensitivity. Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that occurs in people with diabetes and results in progressive damage to the blood vessels that nourish the retina. These damaged blood vessels leak blood and other fluids that cause the retina to swell and may or may not result in clouded vision. The instability of a person's glucose measurements over time can impact the development and severity of the condition. Unfortunately, diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in the United States. Dry eye is a condition in which a person produces too few or poor-quality tears. Tears maintain the health of the front surface of the eye and provide the majority of clear vision. Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem, particularly in older adults. It is estimated that nearly 15 million Americans suffer from chronic dry eye disease. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases characterized by damage to the optic nerve resulting in permanent vision loss. People with a family history of glaucoma, African Americans, and older adults have a higher risk of developing the disease. Glaucoma is often painless and commonly has no symptoms until late in the disease process. Over time, it can take away peripheral (side) vision.

Therapeutic eye drops, medications, surgical intervention, lifestyle changes, eye supplements, and other vision aids are all tools to help doctors treat and manage eye diseases common in older people. It is important to maintain regular eye health and vision examinations on an annual basis to rule out any potential sight-threatening diseases. The doctors at Optometric Associates are well equipped to serve the New Holland Community and residents of Garden Spot Village. Optometric Associates has been at the same location since 1981 with its doctors having over 75 years of combined clinical experience. Our office is currently accepting new patients. Schedule today!

Wolfram Andrews, O.D. Jonathan Andrews, O.D. Scott Crawshaw, O.D. Jennifer Anderson , O.D.

117 West Main St. New Holland, PA 17557 (717) 354-2020


Fall/Winter 2017



Lancaster County’s Twelve Shops of ChristmasTour NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 9, 2017 Garden Spot Village is one of the sites selected for this special holiday shopping tour. Tour ticket booklets will be available for purchase at Garden Spot Village for $9.00 per person beginning in early October. Ticket booklets can also be purchased at other locations; to find the location closest to you, contact

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CSA Tech Solutions windows • mac • linux

New & Used Computers Upgrades & Repairs Remote Support On Site Support


357 W. Main Street • New Holland, PA 17557 717.354.4272 •



1578 Main Street P.O. Box 99 Goodville, PA 17528

Helping you sell your Home, your Treasures and making your Move Easy.

WE CAN HELP Appraise Value Layout New Home Sort & Organize Pack & Move Unpack & Arrange Clean & Dispose

WE CAN SELL Real Estate Collections Antiques Furniture Jewelry Coins & Guns



Realtor /Auctioneer/Mover 717.468.2520

Lori Willwerth, CTC • 717.682.5723 • • CALL TODAY for the best land and cruise packages available and ask for special all-inclusive rates! Located right around the corner from Garden Spot Village in New Holland.

State Senator

RYAN AUMENT 301 East Main Street Lititz, PA 17543 717.627.0036 Paid for by Aument for Senate

Fall/Winter 2017



Petal Perfect Flowers Flowers • Plants • Gift Baskets

Yoder’s Country Market offers many conveniences all under one roof! We offer a Full-Service Grocery Store, Pharmacy, Dry-Cleaning, Digital Photo Lab, H2O to Go, Gift Shop & Petal Perfect Flower Shop.

- Store Hours -

Monday-Saturday: 7am-9pm, Sunday 8am-5pm

- Flower Shop Hours -

Monday-Friday: 8am-5:30pm Saturday: 8am-4pm | Closed Sundays


12 South Tower Road | New Holland, PA 17557


Join Us At Yoder’s Restaurant & Buffet For

We Deliver Locally

Sunday Brunch 10am-2pm

- Restaurant Hours -

Monday-Saturday: 6am-8pm Sunday: 10am-2pm

14 South Tower Road | New Holland, PA 17557


When It’s Time to Begin the Next Chapter of Your Life…

We will be there for you! Call Greg or Carol today to schedule your free consultation. 717.354.6416 717.354.HOME (4663)

Garden Spot Village Office 433 S. Kinzer Ave. 717.355.6055 | Fulton Bank, N.A. Member FDIC. Open 24 HouRS Mon-Sat

Food • Fuel • Friendly Service

321 East Main Street, New Holland, PA

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WE REPAIR ALL MAKES AND MODELS OF CARS, SUV’S AND TRUCKS Our shop consists of a state of the art downdraft bake booth for a factory finish and we use computerized paint mixing to perfectly match the color of your vehicle! All Estimates are FREE! You may stop in anytime Monday - Friday from 7:30am-6pm.

Visit our NEW shop, we are only 4 minutes from Garden Spot Village! 131 Jalyn Drive New Holland, PA 17557 717.354.8001

OPEN MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:30am to 6pm

WE OFFER MANY DIFFERENT DETAILING PACKAGES INCLUDING: Complete Bumper to Bumper Detailing • Interior or Exterior Detailing Wax & Wash • Wash, Window & Wax




Compassionately serving our local community.

We are

a locally owned and operated funeral home offering traditional services, cremation options and advance funeral planning.

145 WEST MAIN STREET, NEW HOLLAND, PA • 717.354.0444 • GROFFECKENROTH.COM R. Fred Groff, III, Supervisor

Visit our two other Locations: Beck Funeral Home, Inc. 315 EAST MAIN STREET NEW HOLLAND, PA 717.354.2227 BECKFUNERAL.COM Sven E. Miller, Supervisor

Loren E. Bender, Supervisor Branch location of Groff-High-Eckenroth Funeral Home, Inc.

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R. Fred Groff, III


Loren E. Bender

C. Stanley Eckenroth Home for Funerals

In an effort to give back to the local community, Garden Spot Village adopted the Swipe Out Hunger campaign in early 2017. By converting excess meal plan dollars or giving additional donations,

Garden Spot Village staff and residents are welcome to swipe their cards in support of Swipe Out Hunger. This program is designed to fund a Community Meal for people seeking a hot meal and community socialization. The Community Meal will take place at CrossNet Ministries, New Holland, the 4th Monday evening, monthly. Giving of financial donations to Swipe Out Hunger supports this great program, and sharing of your time is also appreciated. GSV Dining Services will cook and transport the meal but volunteers are

needed to greet, serve, set-up/clean-up, and more. Contact Volunteer Services (6204) to volunteer your time or to receive additional information. GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE IS THE FIRST SENIOR RETIREMENT COMMUNITY TO PARTNER AS A LOCAL CHAPTER WITH SWIPE OUT HUNGER, A TRADEMARKED, NONPROFIT NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOUND ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES.

CrossNet Ministries offers programs in the area of Youth, Food & Nutrition, Social Services and Community. Our desire is to empower those who are under-resourced and see lives changed by Jesus Christ!

We have many opportunities to get involved!

OFFERING HELP & HOPE TO THE ELANCO COMMUNITY 717.355.2454 | 123 W Franklin Street | New Holland, PA 17557 Fall/Winter 2017



Look and Learn You’re Invited to


where all are welcome The Community Church at Garden Spot Village

October 25 • November 28 January 25 • February 21 • March 20 Join our resident tour guides for lunch and learn firsthand about the welcoming way of life at Garden Spot Village. Visit to find out more and to register. Seating is limited. For the public 50+.

weekly services

Sundays, 10 am 717.355.6500


Help us give girls tools to be true to themselves and others...

We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Won't you help a girl realize her dreams? 84 D estination Fall/Winter 2017

Where a little bit of country means a lot of savings!



Worth THE TIME, Worth THE DRIVE! Always online at Route 23 • New Holland, PA • • 1-800-642-8605 Fall/Winter 2017





LEGAL ADVICE A general practice law firm devoted to Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorneys, Estate Administration & Elder Law, Real Estate, Business Law & Family Law 131 West Main Street, New Holland | 717.354 .7700 | .law 86 D estination Fall/Winter 2017