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



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Call Kelly at 717.355.6201 to make a reservation to stay in our complimentary guest suite and experience Garden Spot Village.


YOUR STAY WILL INCLUDE: One night in our Hospitality Suite* Breakfast in The Creamery Q&A with a Marketing Associate Lunch or dinner, your choice Tour with a resident Use of all amenities


*You may extend your stay for a fee upon request.

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Interested in becoming a

future resident?

Deciding on your next move? At Garden Spot Village, our two-tiered approach to building community lets you take the next steps on your journey at your pace. If Garden Spot Village feels like a good fit, you can, with no obligation, become a future resident! When you submit an application and the $150 application fee, you receive the following: • Security in knowing that your finances will carry you through retirement at Garden Spot Village • Weekly event emails • Invitations to future resident-only events like behind-the-scenes kitchen tours, financial, real estate and downsizing seminars, and more. • Invitations to Christmas Events • Dining and Fitness Center Discounts • Opportunity to request complimentary tickets for shows at Fulton Theatre • Complimentary subscription to Destination Garden Spot Village magazine • Invitations to select resident-only trips • Invitations to join Travel with Purpose trips in the U.S. and abroad • Opportunity to book guest rooms at Garden Spot Village to experience life in our community

Read about Len and Phyllis's journey to Garden Spot Village on page 56.

What do you have to lose?

When you are ready to move to Garden Spot Village, give us a call. We’ll help you take the next step to the Radar Screen, where you choose your housing preference and join the community of people looking forward to calling Garden Spot Village home.



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EXPLORE AN ENGAGING LIFESTYLE AT SYCAMORE SPRINGS. Phase Two of this innovative neighborhood is coming soon. Sycamore Springs is both welcoming and walkable, with neighbors who enjoy chatting on their front porches in a safe, comfortable setting. Individual cottages have beautiful spaces you can decorate with your own personal touch. Visit Garden Spot and explore the abundant opportunities awaiting you at Sycamore Springs! Embrace your future today at SYCAMORESPRINGS.ORG/PHASE-TWO



Reflecting on Our

Envisioned Future I was stopped by a very excited resident recently. “I have to tell you,” he started, “our friends came to visit and they could not believe Garden Spot Village. Her parents lived at another community and they had decided retirement communities were not for them. After visiting with us they decided to come to a Look & Learn because, as they put it, ‘nothing about Garden Spot Village feels old.’”

Statements like that are music to my ears. Our last issue highlighted the Garden Spot Experience. A vibrant, youthful atmosphere is what you’ll experience when you visit, and more importantly, when you live in the community. In this issue we take stock of all that has been accomplished with the five initiatives—socio-economic diversity, a sustainable business model, making innovation core, establishing a consultancy and leveraging the Garden Spot Experience—outlined in the Spring 2016 Envisioned Future issue. Much Accomplished and Envisioned Future Goes On: The great thing about an envisioned future is that it is the future. While much has been accomplished in each of the five areas, there are opportunities to do so much more. It’s exciting, it’s energizing and it’s invigorating for everyone who gets involved: staff, residents, future residents, partners and the surrounding community.

The Leadership Difference: I love to quote visitor after visitor, all of whom say the same thing: “something is different here.” One of the reasons Garden Spot is so different is that the leadership team does its homework, looks over the horizon at local and global trends in a wide variety of areas and focuses intently on a handful of important initiatives.

The People Difference—Baby Boomers: What really makes it different is all the baby boomers who call Garden Spot Village home. I was born in 1957, which makes me an almost dead-center boomer. The Woodstock generation is a “change the world” generation. Once we got to work we shifted worldwide trends for decades, and we’re not done yet! That’s the great thing about retirement. Now that many boomers have completed career building, they can focus all their energy not only on getting the most out of life but also on making a significant impact. Unleashing all of your life experience, wisdom and skills in directions meaningful to you creates a strong sense of ongoing purpose and vitality. When you do that at Garden Spot, exploring opportunities and developing relationships in the context of a strong thriving community life takes on new meaning in unexpected ways. It’s remarkably exciting to participate in this community. Equally exciting is that Generation X isn’t far behind. I can’t wait for them to join the boomers in retirement, bringing everything they have to offer. As retirement continues to shift to a mindset based on “serving and purpose,” the “wisdom generation” is positioned to make the world a much better place for everyone!

Explore the pages that follow, see what has been accomplished and imagine what life could be like for you when you look over the horizon from your place at Garden Spot Village. Enthusiastically,

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Layla, licensed practical nurse team member since September 2010

Ethan, campus services team member since May 2015

Heather, accounts payable/payroll clerk team member since January 2010

Looking for a career with great benefits, pay and flexibility? Do you want to connect with a vibrant, purpose-filled community? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? Join the Garden Spot Communities team! Visit

WEAREGSC.ORG to discover all the career opportunities available at Garden Spot Communities.

Emilio, wellness/certified nursing assistant team member since November 2015

Tony, cook supervisor

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In July 2018 Brandon Adams, graphic designer, Garden Spot Communities, connected with Christina Hess, Illustration Chair, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) in Lancaster, to extend an invitation to PCA&D students to design the cover of the Spring 2019 issue of Destination Garden Spot Village. In September Christina Hess and fellow instructor, Bill Dussinger, brought their senior illustration students to Garden Spot Village to experience the community and learn about the project. Scott Miller, chief marketing officer, and Brandon presented the vision for the Spring 2019 issue as a recap of the Garden Spot Village Envisioned Future. They shared the five goals for the envisioned future, fielded questions and provided feedback on cover concepts the students had prepared for the day. In October, 20 students submitted covers for consideration. After a careful review of the submissions, the Garden Spot Creative Team selected the digital painting “Through a Child’s Eyes” by Annie Troller. Annie says, “This piece is a representation of all the key elements that were meant to symbolize the issue. Children represent our future, they are innovative, plan out their future, make friends regardless of economic status and constantly consult others.”

Grand Prize Winner: Through a Child's Eyes by Annie Troller from Effort, PA

Annie was recognized on January 17, 2019 at a Destination Cover Reveal Party, which was attended by her classmates and the Garden Spot Village Art Guild board members. She received $250 for her illustration. “The partnership was a glimpse into life after college. Garden Spot made the process enjoyable during the whole competition. Having the chance to visit was very helpful when trying to design a cover that would represent this amazing community of people,” says Annie. 14


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2nd Place: Untitled by Georgie Rider from Bushkill, PA

3rd Place: Envisioning the Future by Amber Benner from Lancaster, PA





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16 Garden Spot Sales Team: Trusted Advisors 18 Garden Spot Village’s Leading Lady 22 Metalwork for the 21st Century



Janice Ford

Sukuma Wiki: Kenyan Kale, Tomato & Beef

24 On the Clock 32 Chef’s Delight

Jeff Goss / BCGL

34 5 Ways the Future Is Here

Richard & Chris Dubin

Nancy Jacobson & John Borelli

Jerry & Diane Petersheim

Estate Planning

Leonard & Phyllis Reinsfelder

Jack & Karen Morrow

Wellness Adventures

62 Meadow View: Expanding the World 68 Get to Know the Neighborhood


20 Team Spotlight

40 Community Spotlight

50 Running in a New Direction


We welcome your feedback. Please write to us and let us know what you think about Destination Garden Spot Village.

28 Four Perspectives on Kenya

48 Serving our Community: CrossNet’s Garden Gala


42 Meet Your Neighbor 44 Volunteer Spotlights 46 New Possibilities 52 Giving

56 Looking Forward 60 On the Road

66 Socially Speaking 70 Opportunity Calendar


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Scott Miller ARTICLES

Juanita Fox, Amanda Weaver DESIGNER

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The Premise Studio: Jeremy Hess The GSC Creative Team: Gavin Sauder, Brandon Adams ADDRESS CHANGES

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Garden Spot Sales Team

TRUSTED ADVISORS A Rich History Megan Bennett, sales manager, and Kelly Sweigart, sales associate, delight in helping people learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. Their combined rich history with Garden Spot Village makes them the perfect team to help guide people through the steps they need to take to choose a retirement community. Megan started at Garden Spot Village in 2005, working in dining services and at the resident services desk. When a role became available on the sales team in 2007 she accepted the challenge. She moved from sales associate to sales manager in 2016.

Kelly started at Garden Spot Village in 2007, working in the Wellness Department. After graduating from Temple University she added a role in life enrichment and eventually became a part of marketing through a full-time role in resident services. When the sales team expanded in preparation for Sycamore Springs, Kelly was a natural choice for sales associate. She moved into her role in May 2016.



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“Because I have experience working in so many different departments at Garden Spot,” Kelly says, “I can share details about how things work. I work hard to be someone who people can reach out to with questions.” Megan says, “Over time we have grown to see our roles as ‘trusted advisors’ rather than ‘sales associates.’ As people walk through their retirement community search, we want to be a resource they turn to for information and insight. We work hard to create a relationship and serve as their guide as opposed to pushing them into making a commitment to live at Garden Spot.”

A new project

With construction in the next phase of Sycamore Springs set to start later this spring, Megan and Kelly look forward to guiding future residents through the construction process. New technology and software from the builder will help people make preliminary choices and see pricing for upgrades on flooring, paint and other options available online at home. They will also be able to play with the existing and new floorplans to see what different countertops, cabinets and flooring combinations look like. Garden Spot will begin to accept preconstruction deposits on specific lots and floor plans soon. A predefined construction and move-in schedule will help new residents manage their timeline and facilitate a smooth construction process. The homes will be sold in phases and the greens and common buildings will be similar to those in the first phase of the Sycamore Springs expansion. A second entrance to the new neighborhood via Brimmer Avenue will help handle construction traffic.

An eye toward the future

“Twenty-three years ago, Garden Spot Village started with a handful of cottages, one apartment wing and a vision for the future. As I look at the strength of the community and the amenities available to our residents, I get excited because I imagine how Sycamore Springs will evolve over time,” Megan says. “What has developed over the past 23 years is very special. I anticipate that as more people move to Sycamore Springs, it will continue to evolve and develop in ways that are just as special.” READ MORE:

L-R: Megan Bennett, sales manager, and Kelly Sweigart, sales associate, enjoy helping people learn more about Garden Spot Village and the new Sycamore Springs expansion.


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Nancy Dolan, Garden Spot Village resident since January 2013, connects with local theatre audiences through her acting at Cavod Theatre.



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eet Garden Spot Village’s very own leading lady: Nancy Dolan. Having acted in starring and supporting roles in comedies, musicals, independent

movies, commercials and training films, Nancy has won many awards for her work. She has even raised $15,000 for charity by performing her monologue, “Thirteen Things About Ed Carpoletti” from Three Viewings. Most recently, in December 2018, Nancy appeared in the musical, My Fair Lady, at New Holland’s Cavod Theatre. Nancy’s debut with Cavod took place in 2013, when she played Mary Peerybingle in Cricket on the Hearth. Both she and Cavod were relatively new to the New Holland area at that time. It wasn’t until the fall of 2018 that she appeared in her next two shows with them: Tilly and My Fair Lady. In My Fair Lady she transformed into each of her characters beautifully. From the angry Cockney woman, to the jaded Lady Boxington, to the elegant, sophisticated Queen of Transylvania, and finally to a humble, caring servant, Nancy has the ability to assume the personality of each character. “Acting is good for my health,” says Nancy. “It makes me use my brain to memorize lines, remember blocking, and create the background and personality of the characters. Best yet, it’s fun too! And the cast is fabulous! They’re vibrant individuals who are extraordinarily talented, with exceptional voices. I love them all as though they were my extended family.”

Story by Amanda Weaver

Before Nancy poured her heart into acting, she put her passion for being a leader into many other aspects of her life. She raised a beautiful family of four with her loving husband, Dr. John Dolan. She has seven grandchildren, and her first great-grandchild is due in March 2019. To Nancy, “family always comes first. I wouldn’t give it up for the world!” Nancy has also organized and led domestic and international trips, placed exchange students in homes across the United States, served as president of multiple women’s clubs, and run for political office in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Nancy never took a single acting class prior to her first audition. In college she was so terrified of public speaking that she didn’t pass speech class. Yes! It’s true. One evening, at age 50, she

accompanied her daughter-in-law to an audition for Steel Magnolias to provide moral support. She caught the eye of the director, who asked her to read two different roles. Later that evening he called, and asked if she would please accept the role of Clairee. Little did she realize exactly what she was getting into. Even though her daughter-in-law wasn’t cast, she brought Nancy roses on opening night to show her love and support. This was her beginning. In the 30 years since, Nancy has performed throughout much of Southeastern Pennsylvania, in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and now in Lancaster County. She has displayed her talent to even more of the country through independent films and in TV series and commercials. One of the most famous series she’s been on is TLC’s Forensic Files. At one point, before she lived at Garden Spot Village, she had three agents helping to find her work with casting companies from Philadelphia to New York. As she’s settled into Garden Spot Village, she has become involved with local theaters and Garden Spot’s Lighter Side Players. At a community like Garden Spot Village that is so supportive of the arts, Nancy can grow and thrive. She continues to live an extraordinary life: one full of love, happiness, passion and purpose. Spring/Summer 2019






JOB TITLE: Wellness Associate & Life Enrichment Assistant DATE STARTED AT GSV: January 28, 2012

FAVORITE... MOVIE: The Princess Bride FOOD: French Fries BOOK: What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe MUSIC GENRE: Indie pop/rock QUOTE: “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” C.S. Lewis



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en Miller is everywhere. At least it feels that way. In September 2018 she officially began as a full-time team member, working half-time for the

Wellness Department and half-time for the Life Enrichment Department. In her roles she rubs shoulders with many residents around Garden Spot Village.

She says, “It’s a lot of fun to do both jobs. It keeps me active and engaged. I’m always thinking about what is coming next. I don’t like falling into a rut with my schedule so this keeps me out of a rut!” As a wellness associate Jen teaches a variety of classes including Hydrotone, Aqua Tabata and Balance. While she doesn’t have a degree in fitness, she does have a music education degree which she uses to plan classes. On the fitness end she says, “I was always a very active child and took karate through my black belt when I was young.” In her role as life enrichment assistant, Jen manages the activity announcements, facilitates trip sign-ups and escorts Garden Spot Village trips. She often joins the Lunch Bunch for their restaurant adventures and has enjoyed recent trips to Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center in Stevens, the Herr’s Snack Factory Tour in Nottingham, and Allen Organ Museum in Macungie, Pennsylvania. She also coordinates and hosts the seasonal glow parties at the fireplace next to the pavilion. She starts the fire and provides the fixings for s’mores, which quickly inspires stories and conversation as people linger around the fire.

as new hires experience the Garden Spot Village culture for the first time. It’s like a breath of fresh air.” Helping to lead the Warwick and Ephrata high school marching bands allows Jen to use her degree in music education in a way that is fulfilling and energizing. Spending a year substitute teaching convinced her that she didn’t want to be in the classroom fulltime. Her involvement with the marching bands, however, helps her to influence students and see improvement and growth. “I think one of the best things you can do is get different perspectives,” Jen says. Her roles in wellness, life enrichment and the marching bands offer endless opportunities to do just that.

She finds the youthful spirit of the residents at Garden Spot Village energizing. She says, “Residents are always sharing small bits of wisdom. They are so willing to share their stories with me. It’s inspiring.” Jen appreciates the flexibility that her positions offer and the leadership opportunities her supervisors present to her. She filled in for another staff member during new staff orientation one month and now leads an orientation session monthly. “I’m willing to take on new challenges,” she says, which creates “lots of opportunity to grow.” She appreciates the insight she receives during new staff orientation. “It’s like getting a fresh set of eyes every month


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MET ALWORK for the 21 Century st

Story and Photos by Art Petrosemolo, Sycamore Springs resident since December 2016.

Amish metalworker Amos Glick shapes steel into functional art that transforms houses into unique one-of-a-kind homes. Railings, gates, doors and sculptures made by his Compass Ironworks craftsmen combine the traditional workmanship of the past 200 years with the dreams of modern homeowners. Amos’s team uses many of the same tools and techniques used by their 19th and 20th-century predecessors. Besides functional projects, Amos finds time to do purely decorative sculptures, including spectacular metal trees with intricate leaves. His first tree was made for the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. His second, a slightly larger sculpture, adorns the Village Square at Garden Spot Village. These unique sculptures were family projects and gave Amos a chance to teach sons Benjamin (who now works full-time in the business) and preteen Aaron how to shape leaves and create small decorative art. 22


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Amos has also become a leader in the growth of “smart homes,” incorporating new technologies from around the world that enable owners to communicate with arriving visitors and operate gates and doors electronically using mobile phones and electronic devices. In addition, he recognized early one of the hottest home design trends— unique stairways as focal points of large homes—and his work in that area has drawn critical acclaim. Along with a new generation of metalworkers, Amos is bringing back old-world craftsmanship to satisfy the visions of homeowners who are discovering the timelessness of classic, functional art. The historic metalwork still visible in older homes in Philadelphia and its Main Line suburbs is usually the work of early 20th-century Jewish Ukrainian immigrant, Samuel Yellin, a master blacksmith known for his forged ironwork. Yellin’s ornate, one-of-a-kind gates and railings were revolutionary at the time. In the post-World War I era, his Philadelphia shop supplied artistic-functional pieces for many of the finest homes in 41 states. Amos, a 43-year-old member of the Old Order Amish community, has studied Yellin’s work and taken it to the next level with modern steel and decorative metals. The creations are labor intensive and the production schedule is usually measured in months. The company’s longest project took 19 months, and that six-figure invoice reflected both the craftsmanship involved and the time to complete the project. The company’s production facility is a 15,000 square-foot building off of Route 340, in Gap, Pennsylvania. It sits next to the Glick family home, which is itself a showcase of Amos’s metalwork. The home’s railings include elaborate scrollwork accentuated with seven colored tulips, one for each of his and wife Suzie’s children. Adhering to his Amish cultural heritage, Amos’s production site (like his home) is off the energy grid. He creates the energy needed to operate his metalworking machinery and powder coating oven

through hydraulics, air pressure and a generator. The workspace is illuminated by large skylights and propane-powered work lights. Many customers are surprised to learn that a group of just 11 full-time and a few part-time Plain community craftsmen, most of them under 30, is responsible for all the production and installation. It might take a new employee up to two years to reach the skill level needed to work on some of the company’s big projects. Amos grew up in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, watching local blacksmiths, and, like many Amish boys, learned basic blacksmithing and welding skills. He says, “Many Amish men use those skills to repair equipment without having to replace it.” At 17, Amos started repairing farm equipment. At 19, he began honing his skills at a manufacturing company. By age 22, Amos had a successful business manufacturing metal garden sculptures. “Unfortunately,” he says, “cheap Chinese knockoffs in the late 1990s forced many local craftsmen to find other businesses.” A friend suggested to Amos that he move into functional gates and railings and exhibit them at a home show in Harrisburg. Amos chose instead to exhibit at a much larger venue in Philadelphia. There he met the wife of former Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle and U.S. Congressman, Jon Runyan. The couple gave him a big commission to provide railings for a new 13,000 square-foot home in Moorestown, New Jersey. It was the start that Compass Ironworks needed and the business has grown exponentially. Amos has developed strong, trusting relationships with the finest builders and architects in the eastern United States. He and his company’s work have been recognized by the National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA) with their highest award for craftsmanship. Amos calls his operation a “niche” business and would like—with God’s help—to keep it as such. Many projects take years to complete, from the first conversation to installation. But customers are willing to wait so that their new home will have the finest interior and exterior metalwork to make it truly a one-of-a-kind residence. READ MORE:

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Janice Ford appreciates her home office on the second floor of her Sycamore Springs cottage because it provides a quiet, private space in which to work. As she works, Charles, her 12-year-old black lab, waits and watches. Janice, who moved to Sycamore Springs with her husband, Tom, in June 2017, works from home 20 hours a week for Optum 360, a division of UnitedHealth Group. As a quality improvement auditor for their physician advisor branch, Janice uses the wealth of knowledge and customer service she garnered over a career filled with medical, retail and business experience. She landed her first job at age 16 at F.W. Woolworth’s, where she began to learn the ins and outs of retail. Something about the pace of retail resonated with her and she spent many years working full- and parttime in a variety of department stores such as Gimbels and Macy’s. Over time Janice began to understand the importance from a customer service standpoint of “treating others the way you want to be treated.” For her, it was common sense. Her service-oriented style led her to leadership roles wherever she worked. “After I graduated from school and became a consumer, I began to understand the importance of good customer service. I started to understand that you needed to put yourself in the customer’s place. I also started to understand how customer service makes a difference for both the company and the consumer.”









Retail was Janice’s first career. Later in life she pursued a second career in the medical field, serving as an x-ray technician in the emergency room at Bryn Mawr Hospital for several years. During that time she also helped an

orthopedic physician set up his practice. Her experience in the emergency room awakened her interest in nursing. “I realized I could have a bigger influence if I was a nurse,” she says. In her early forties Janice went back to school to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Villanova University and then served as an orthopedic nurse at Bryn Mawr Hospital for three years. Always up for a challenge and very business-minded, she looked for ways to streamline operations in the places she worked. Her business and medical experience quickly began to pay off when she was invited to work for a medical case management company that specialized in workers’ compensation. As a liaison between the injured worker, employer, medical provider and insurance company, she helped to ensure a win-win environment for all parties by obtaining quality care and a safe return to work for the injured worker and by reducing lost-time wages for the employer. Her strategic forward-thinking led her to build quality assurance programs for a number of companies, most recently for Executive Health Resources, now a part of Optum 360, a UnitedHealth Group company. Janice continues to use her medical expertise to work within the area of quality assurance. Tom also works parttime as the director of financial aid at Automotive Training Center in Lionville, Pennsylvania. Living at Sycamore Springs has made work-life balance in semi-retirement so much easier. Janice says, “We had a lot of landscaping and property upkeep at our house in West Chester. We wanted to retire and know that we were in a place where we didn’t have to worry about the maintenance of our home anymore.” As they looked forward to retirement, Janice also recognized the need for a strong support system. The sense of community that Tom and Janice have encountered at Sycamore Springs has been overwhelming. “It has been unbelievable how quickly everyone has bonded. We share dinner and have spontaneous gatherings all the time. The support system is great. I don’t feel uncomfortable attending various activities by myself because everyone is so friendly,” says Janice.

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On Friday, September 28, 2018, a team of ten Garden Spot Village residents, staff and family members journeyed 7,443 miles from New Holland to Kijabe, Kenya to serve with CURE Kenya on a Travel with Purpose trip. After nearly 24 hours of traveling, they landed in Nairobi, Kenya and their African adventure began. Sunday included church at the Methare North Mennonite Church in the slums of Nairobi, followed by a day of sightseeing and connecting with Clair and Beth Good, Mennonite Central Committee staff who live in Nairobi. On Sunday afternoon the group began the drive to Kijabe, where they worked on building relationships, offering hope and sharing the love of Jesus. CURE Kenya’s hospital has 24 beds. The week the team volunteered, each bed was full and the surgical ward was filled with kids and their families. Many of the children traveled many miles to discover CURE’s “healing that changes everything.” The team volunteered at the hospital from Monday through Friday, then enjoyed a two-day photo safari in the Maasai Mara game reserve before returning to New Holland on October 9.

Marian — Opening my heart “When I think of Kenya, I see two beautiful little feet in the surgeon’s hands as he prays for guidance before the surgery. In my mind, that’s a picture of what CURE Kenya is all about,” says Marian Harnish, associate chaplain at Garden Spot Village since 2009. Marian led the Travel with Purpose team to Kenya in September. She handled the logistics, pre-trip meetings and fundraising, and she expertly guided the group during their in-country experience. It was her third time leading a Garden Spot Village group to serve with CURE International. “We witnessed three surgeries as a team. It was a reminder that miracles come in different packages and we saw so powerfully CURE’s promise that ‘healing changes everything.’ Over and over again, we saw that the healing that occurs in the body and the spirit is monumental. These children are so courageous,” Marian says. When the team arrived at the hospital, they felt joy emanating from the children. Marian comments, “The joy was there. We reinforced hope. Our presence and our prayers and our toys and our touch—each of those things said ‘I see you. You matter.’ That gave them hope.” She continues, “We realized the power of being together. The Kenyans taught us, reminded us really, how important relationship is, how we all long for connection with others. “We are changed by our experience,” she says. “We are now aware of the call to gratitude, the call to humility, the call to prayer for our family in Kenya.”

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Darlene – finding joy “Kijabe means joy to me,” says Darlene Smith, a Garden Spot Village resident since August 2014. The atmosphere of the CURE hospital delighted Darlene because it was so unlike hospitals in the United States. “It was more like daycare,” she says. “The children were happy, running around, laughing. They bounce back so quickly and they are so resilient.” Darlene spent much of her time in the playroom, connecting one-on-one with children and their caregivers. As she recalls the names of the children she met—Jecinta, Ian, Precious, Francis—her love and compassion for them is evident. She especially connected with Precious, who had burns on most of the left side of her body. “She was all over that hospital,” Darlene remembers with a smile. “I was drawn to her eyes—and she was fascinated with my hair because it was white and soft. I never even noticed her burns until someone pointed them out to me.” Darlene continues, “I’ve left a mark on their lives, but they left a bigger mark on me. My heart will always be there. I’ve been searching to find my purpose. I want to do more than give money. During this trip I found my purpose. I want to help more people around the world.”

Amy – connecting people “I want to give. I have a heart to serve. It’s awesome that Garden Spot Village gives us this opportunity to serve and go along on Travel with Purpose trips,” says Amy Gallagher. Amy joined the Garden Spot Village team in 2011 and has worked in a variety of departments, sharing her compassion and love for those around her wherever she lands. She currently works in Adult Day Services. Over the past few years she has served on three CURE Travel with Purpose trips, going twice to the Dominican Republic and most recently to Kenya. Amy had the unique opportunity of connecting the people in Adult Day Services with the children in Kenya. She invited them to help her prepare craft projects and to pray with and for her as she traveled. One woman, Norma, connected deeply with the trip, and because she couldn’t go along, wanted to send a personal gift to a Kenyan mother and child. “Norma is such a strong woman of God,” Amy says. “She inspires me.” Amy took Norma’s gift—a ring and necklace—to Kenya and watched for the right mother and daughter. “When I met Angela and Prudence, I knew they were the ones,” Amy says. “Norma wanted a part of her to be in Kenya. It was a very impactful moment for me to be able to do that for her. This moment was proof that you don’t need to go along to make a difference on the CURE Travel with Purpose trips.”



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Marion – sharing myself “The children were just so sweet. They were so happy,” says Marion Sacks, a Garden Spot Village resident since July 2014. Because Marion was the second tour participant with that name, she happily became “Mamie” for the week. Marion was five years old when she needed to have surgery, and, because her parents couldn’t stay overnight at the hospital, they gave her a stuffed lamb, which she named “Lambie.” Lambie was a precious possession for many years and was rediscovered when she and her husband, Stu, moved to Garden Spot Village.

Photo Credits: Naphtali Foster, CURE Kenya Storyteller

As Marion prepared for her week in Kenya and worked on the devotional she would share that Tuesday morning, she was compelled to use Lambie as a visual connection to teach the children about Jesus, the Lamb of God. “I determined in my heart,” she says, “that Lambie was going to stay in Kenya. I thought it would be better to give him to someone who could love him than to keep him on a shelf.” After praying about the different children she encountered throughout the week, Marion was drawn to Francis, who was all alone except for his auntie Agnes, his only caregiver. His plight touched Marion’s heart. “Giving Lambie to Francis and leaving a part of me in Kenya became the most meaningful experience of the trip.”

About CURE CURE International is a Christian healthcare network that operates charitable hospitals and programs in 26 countries. Their patients experience the life-changing message of God’s love for them and receive surgical treatment regardless of their gender, religion, or ethnicity. Since their founding in 1996, CURE hospitals have performed more than 196,000 procedures, more than 119,000 children have been treated at CURE clubfoot partner clinics, and surgeons trained by CURE have performed more than 12,000 procedures to treat hydrocephalus and spina bifida. Garden Spot Village has partnered with CURE through Travel with Purpose trips over the past three years. Garden Spot Village also supports CURE by promoting their mission to children and their families during the annual Kids Marathon.



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Enjoy the rich, international flavors of sukuma wiki, a popular Kenyan dish.



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Sukuma Wiki: Kenyan Kale, Tomato & Beef Sukuma Wiki literally means “push the week” in Swahili. This popular Kenyan dish offers a tasty solution for stretching kitchen resources. Rich spices like cumin, coriander and turmeric add flavor. SERVES FOUR

For the Sukuma Wiki

For the Beef Brisket

1 lb kale

1 tablespoon oil

2 medium tomatoes

1 raw beef brisket, about 4 lbs

1 medium onion

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon cumin

1 medium onion, diced

½ teaspoon coriander

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

½ teaspoon turmeric

1½ quarts water or beef stock

1½ teaspoons salt Black pepper to taste 1 cup water 1 lemon, juiced

Chop the kale into rough 1-inch pieces, including the ribs. Roughly chop the tomatoes. (If desired, reserve about 1/4 cup fresh tomato pieces for garnish.) Peel and dice the onion. Heat the oil in a large, deep pot. When the oil is hot, add the onion and cook for about eight minutes over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. When the onion softens, stir in the cumin, coriander, and turmeric. Stir in the tomatoes and cook for about two minutes. Add the greens, one handful at a time, stirring constantly to coat them with the onions, oil, and spices. Sprinkle the salt and a generous amount of fresh pepper over the greens and stir. Pour in water. Cover the pot and turn the heat down to medium. Cook for 10 to 20 minutes, or until the greens are tender (to your taste). Remove the lid, turn off the heat, and toss the greens with the lemon juice. Serve hot, garnished with extra tomato, if desired.

Season brisket. Sear each side until brown. Deglaze pan with water. Place brisket in roasting pan with

Michael Pezzillo: executive chef, Garden Spot Village


onion, garlic and water or stock. Cover and continue to braise in 325 degree oven for 45 minutes or until fork tender. Shred or slice as desired.

For the Carrot Mash 2 lbs potatoes, peeled 1 lb carrots, peeled ¼ cup butter ½ cup milk, heated Salt & pepper to taste


Cut potatoes and carrots into 2-inch chunks. Boil until tender. Add hot milk, butter and salt & pepper to mixing bowl. Whip until just blended (about one minute).


Place a serving of carrot mash and brisket on a plate. Top with sukuma wiki. Garnish with reserved tomatoes and bull’s blood beet microgreens. Serve with chapati.

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“In 2015 we set out to update our strategic plan as a means to ensure that we remain current and vital in our efforts to accomplish our mission. In order to achieve that, we sought input from a variety of constituency groups, including current residents, future residents, the Garden Spot Village board of directors, team members, management and others. The goal was to create a blueprint… a document that would guide us by providing each person with a common vision of how we can work together to accomplish the ultimate goal.” – Steve Lindsey, Destination Garden Spot Village Spring 2016 Three years later, much has been accomplished on the Envisioned Future, yet, as Steve Lindsey says, so much has yet to be done. “The Envisioned Future is not a strategic plan. It is so much larger, with a much longer life than a normal strategic plan. It has become integral to who we are and offers an opportunity to live out our mission in tangible ways.” The Envisioned Future includes five strategic initiatives, which have been explored in detail over the past five issues of Destination Garden Spot Village. A recap of these initiatives appears here to explain where we were, what we have accomplished and where we plan to head next.

Socio-Economic Diversity Many people have led productive lives, worked hard and raised families but have not been able to save enough money over their lifetime to move into a retirement community. The Garden Spot Communities mission calls us to “enrich the lives of older adults.” As we apply that mission to our community, we realize the opportunity we have to serve others. This objective was created to focus time, energy and resources on developing new ways to serve a new group of people, encouraging them to live lives filled with purpose, meaning and vitality as they age.

Socio-Economic Diversity, as an initiative, offers a number of opportunities to grow Garden Spot’s involvement in the local community. The free community meal, served monthly at CrossNet Youth Center and funded by Garden Spot Village residents through the Swipe Out Hunger campaign, offers a powerful outreach, building relationships and community across generations. Garden Spot also donated nearly 1,000 pounds in fresh produce grown in the aeroponic greenhouse to the CrossNet Food Pantry. In addition, Garden Spot focused energy on building the Garden Spot At Home program, which provides transportation, errand and shopping services, meals, companionship and more to help people age in place. One of the largest projects in this initiative was the introduction of a co-living model within the Garden Spot Village community. “Five years ago we simply had a spark of an idea; we knew we wanted to broaden our impact and reach people who couldn’t afford the traditional model of living at Garden Spot Village,” says CEO Steve Lindsey. “We weren’t sure what it would look like. It’s been an exciting journey. Many of our local business leaders, church leaders and municipal officials were very supportive. Today we have people living at Thistledown CoLiving House, enjoying the opportunity to live in community and in relationship with each other.” EJ Rittersbach, a Garden Spot Village resident since August 2008, served on the steering committee for the Co-Living House. She says, “I believe God put a stamp of approval on this project. Residents continue to be interested in the project and want to learn more. They are thinking about ways they can show love to the residents who live at Thistledown. They want to find ways to make sure they are connected to the Garden Spot community. “I see us increasing and growing the co-living model in different areas,” EJ continues. “As I see it, the logical next step is to share the vision with others. I want other organizations and community groups to experience the same joy we experience in helping others.” Spring/Summer 2019



Sustainable Business Model We live in exciting times, but we know that these are times of both risks and opportunities. To make sure that we are an organization that will continue to succeed and grow long into the future, we will have to plan wisely. This planning will include developing an organizational structure that protects our current resources while allowing us to respond to opportunities to grow. We will need to develop a business model that allows us to adapt quickly to changing times. This will involve developing new programs and services (and even new businesses) that will make money for Garden Spot Communities so that we can continue to do the good work that our mission calls us to do.

Recognizing that a good business framework will establish a pathway for growth into the future, Garden Spot Village formed a parent not-for-profit corporation, Garden Spot Communities, in July 2016. Under the parent company, Garden Spot Village, Maple Farm and Garden Spot At Home became sister subsidiaries. This structuring allowed room for ForgeWorks and additional non-profit and for-profit companies. Chief Financial Officer Dale Beiler continues to work through the legal and tax implications, refining the framework for future growth. Dale says, “We want to be able to manage future taxable entities to ensure they don’t affect our not-for-profit standing, limit our liability and protect the resources of our existing core organization. In short, we want to put in place appropriate risk management for now and in the future.” Bob Winegardner, a Garden Spot Village resident since August 2004, serves on the resident finance committee and praises Garden Spot for its forward thinking, saying that many businesses have not set themselves up with as much foresight for future growth and protection of assets. He adds that creating a sustainable business model also means facilitating the growth of a strong and appropriate board of directors as well as training the next generation of leaders within the organization, which Garden Spot does through Emerging Leaders, a year-long in-house leadership training program. Bob says, “The management team does a really good job of recognizing and developing talent.” He continues, “Finding the right staff is critical. Not everyone needs to think the same way, but for an organization to be sustainable, everyone needs to be moving ahead in the same direction.” “Garden Spot has a solid board of directors. They have varied experience and expertise; they don’t micromanage or overreach. In my opinion, that’s the difference between success and failure. I’m looking forward to watching things continue to grow at Garden Spot Village.”



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Make Innovation Core The world is changing rapidly while human needs have remained constant. The ways in which people seek to meet their needs and expectations changes constantly. To be an organization that is continually focused on serving people with excellence, we need to hear ideas from everyone—and that includes all of our team members, our residents and people from the community. Together, we will come up with new ideas for how to do our jobs better and we will develop new solutions that no one has thought of yet—all focused on finding ways to allow people to age in a way that is meaningful for them.

Steve Lindsey says, “Before articulating the Envisioned Future, we had done some innovative things. But we recognized that we needed to make our focus on innovation broader and deeper so that everyone had an opportunity to participate.” As a result, Garden Spot, with the help of Steve Jeffrey, chief innovation and strategy officer, began to incorporate InnoTeams, whose members have the goal of creating opportunities for intentional innovation and change on campus. Steve Jeffrey says that one of the challenges was to define innovation as it applies to Garden Spot. “We’ve learned that it’s each of us looking carefully at what we do and questioning what’s going on. We need to be brave and willing to try something different. We need to be intentional about innovation reaching our entire team by placing high value on anything that moves us ahead.” Steve Jeffrey cited daily team meetings with our team members being open and willing to ask “why are we doing this?”; recent work with InnoTeams culminating in a “Shark Tank” event; a creative team that connects with a local college to create a front cover for Destination Garden Spot Village; and a chef experimenting with a new recipe as seeds of innovation that Garden Spot celebrates and honors. He says, “We encourage each other to think differently. The seeds of the future of Garden Spot Communities are held within our team members.” This spirit of innovation appeals to future residents. Ted Krug, who hopes to move to Garden Spot with his wife, Kathy, in 2020, says, “We had actually committed to another retirement community before we visited Garden Spot Village. But, when we visited, the innovative, forward-looking spirit of Garden Spot Village appealed to me. It’s what sold me on the community.”

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Establish a Consultancy The founders of Garden Spot Communities had a vision that this organization would help to influence the way services are provided to older adults around the world. Other organizations from other countries have already traveled to visit Garden Spot Communities. In order to continue to honor that vision, Garden Spot will create a new part of our company that will help us become a learning organization—an organization that develops our innovative ideas and implements them throughout our community. Then, we will offer the information and lessons that are learned to other organizations that are also trying to learn and grow. This approach will allow us to contribute to the senior living field while also providing a new source of revenue for Garden Spot.

In October 2017 Garden Spot Communities launched ForgeWorks. Cofounder Steve Jeffrey attended conferences across the country and relayed the vision of this new company. In fall 2018 he attended a number of the same conferences and was encouraged by the number of people who now understand the vision and reach out to ForgeWorks for advice. He notes, “The questions were not around ‘what is this?’ but ‘how can ForgeWorks help us?’” It was a clear shift in establishing the new company. Over the past 18 months Steve Jeffrey has hosted board retreats; spoken at local, regional and national conferences; and connected with like-minded nonprofits who desire assistance in key areas in which ForgeWorks offers expertise: team building, brainstorming and education; cultural discovery and alignment; and organizational growth and innovation. In 2019 he hopes to build local connections: “We want to provide a good, solid, local and affordable approach for non-profits right here in Lancaster County. Operating a non-profit is extremely difficult and we want to be a resource to those organizations who are really doing good work but might lack the resources or have a significant culture, education or growth need. We want to find non-profits where we can have a great impact and invest our time, knowledge and resources to help them become even better.”



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Leverage the Garden Spot Experience People who visit Garden Spot Communities frequently say, “there is something different here.” It can be hard to describe but we believe it has to do with the combination of our heritage, our mission, our values, our unique culture and the large number of people here who focus on living a life filled with purpose, meaning and vitality as they age. We simply call it “The Garden Spot Experience.” We want to make sure that this Experience will forever be present at Garden Spot Communities and we want to be able to create that same experience for others whenever they meet people from Garden Spot or learn about us. We also want to be able to create it in other locations and take it with us wherever we go. To do that, we will identify the essential elements that make this happen and will be deliberate about structuring opportunities that encourage people to lead meaningful, impactful lives as long as they live. Doing this will ensure that Garden Spot Communities are the preferred locations for older adults who wish to live purpose-filled lives.

“For the longest time we knew we had something good going on,” says Scott Miller, chief marketing officer. “We were inspired at a Catalyst Conference in Atlanta in 2012 when Andy Stanley said, ‘If you don’t know why something is working when it is working, you won’t know how to fix it when it breaks.’ We began to ask the question, how do we figure out what this difference is?” In the following months Garden Spot began to work with consultants at E4 on the Envisioned Future and added an initiative to define and leverage the Garden Spot Experience. In spring 2015 Aspire Consulting Partners surveyed key stakeholders in the organization to help define the experience. Over the next few years Scott worked with a steering team to champion the experience and help to identify predominant artifacts of the Garden Spot culture—things that were intangible but significant. The refining of the mission and core values as well as the introduction of a value proposition, a culture presentation for staff and a manifesto helped to define what was working and provided a framework for quickly identifying if and when the culture begins to veer off course. Defining the organization’s Anabaptist values and providing Enneagram training for staff also further defined the organizational culture. One of the key elements that define the Garden Spot Experience is the opportunity to live with purpose. After a recent trip to Kenya with Garden Spot and CURE International, Garden Spot Village resident Darlene Smith said, “I’ve been searching to find my purpose. I want to do more than give money. During this trip I found my purpose. I want to help more people around the world.” LEARN MORE:

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Attorney Jeff Goss specializes in elder law and estate planning. He also serves on the board of directors for Garden Spot Communities.



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“I find my energy in the people I meet—the stories and wisdom they share. Every day I sit down with people and walk them through what may be a difficult time. I find that people give to me just as much as I give to them.” SERVING PROFESSIONALLY

Jeff Goss, a founding partner at Brubaker, Connaughton, Goss & Lucarelli (BCGL), located at Urban Place on New Holland Avenue in Lancaster, specializes in elder law and estate planning. As he watched his parents, especially his father, who was a World War II veteran, navigate health issues and care, he was inspired to pursue elder law and estate planning. His deep appreciation for the “greatest generation” inspires him to advocate on behalf of people who are older. Jeff says, “I hope, in what I do every day–that when my clients walk away from my office–they feel taken care of and that a burden has been taken off their shoulders. That’s what I live for.” On occasion, Jeff presents seminars on estate planning through the Garden Spot Village development office for residents and future residents. FEATURED ADVERTISER — THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT

He and his colleagues founded BCGL in 2012 with the goal of giving their clients honest, clear and direct advice. A medium-sized firm with 15 lawyers, BCGL provides immediate attention and practical solutions to clients’ needs. The team of attorneys includes specialists in business law, labor and employment law, real estate law, litigation, financial law and estate planning. BCGL provides an integrated team approach that looks at the total picture for each client.

“Everyone has a different mission in life; part of mine is serving elders. I work, volunteer and serve that way,” Jeff says. SERVING HIS COMMUNITY

Jeff grew up locally, in Rohrerstown, and graduated from Hempfield High School. He holds political science and biology undergraduate degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his law degree from Boston College and, after starting his legal career in Boston, returned to Lancaster County in 1998. With his wife, Lori Burkholder, who is the morning anchor on WGAL’s News 8 Today, Jeff supports other local causes in the broader Lancaster community. “My wife,” he says, “is the core of our family; she and I both believe in stewardship of our resources. Her involvement in a lot of activities and local events allows me to give back to our community, as well.” The couple aims a lot of their goodwill toward their church, LCBC, as well as underserved worthwhile causes, including support for people with mental disabilities, children with special needs and the homeless.



See BCGL’s ad on page 58.

In addition to his professional work with BCGL, Jeff shares his expertise as a member of local boards. In 1998 he joined the board of directors for The Long Community at Highland/Presbyterian Senior Living in Lancaster and now serves as its chairman. In 2011 he joined Garden Spot Village’s board of directors as vice chairman. He also volunteers with Wills for Heroes, a national organization that connects first responders with lawyers who provide estate planning documents.

See the Giving article on page 52 where Jeff offers insight on estate planning.

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Chris & Richard Dubin: Engaging a Sense of Adventure For Richard and Chris Dubin, their cottage at Garden Spot Village offers freedom to engage their sense of adventure. When they feel a need to explore the open road, they simply jump into their MINI Cooper or RV. Originally from Chicago (Richard) and New Jersey (Chris), the couple finds joy in an active lifestyle that includes kayaking, biking and RVing. 42


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Richard says, “This year when we head to Florida, I won’t worry about the house or need to ask someone to remove the snow. I have no worries. I can lock the door and walk away.” Richard and Chris were in their forties when they met at an out-of-town weekend gathering of the bicycle club to which they both belonged. Chris’s sister introduced them because they had a mutual love for dogs and cycling. At that point in their careers Chris was working as a teacher in Fort Lauderdale and Richard was running his export company in Miami. Because Chris graduated from Millersville University, she had a number of friends in the Lancaster area and road trips to Pennsylvania were a regular occurrence. One summer when they camped at Red Run Campground the property was for sale. Their sense of adventure drew them to discuss, “If we owned this campground…” Red Run Campground sold before they were able to put a bid on it, but the conversation awakened a desire to make their camping hobby their livelihood. They attended campground school in North Carolina and began to look for another campground that was for sale. They settled on an RV park near the Florida-Georgia border and began a two-year process of renovating it. Over the next five-and-a-half years, Richard says, “we did everything. We were electricians, plumbers, referees and marriage counselors.” When they were ready for their next adventure, they sold the RV park and began to sell address signs and trivets at craft shows in Florida and Pennsylvania. On one of their trips to Pennsylvania, while they were staying at Sill’s Family Campground in Adamstown, they rode their bikes past a house for sale just outside of Terre Hill. They purchased it and began to split their time between Pennsylvania and Florida. They eventually settled in Pennsylvania. Chris says, “We found we were spending more and more time here.” Because they lived on a rural but busy road, they frequently packed up their dog and went for walks in public spaces. Garden Spot became a frequent stop. They also participated in Garden Spot Village half marathons and helped with Pedal to Preserve, a cycling fundraiser for Lancaster Farmland Trust that started at Garden Spot.

Above: Richard and Chris Dubin and their dog, Nico, enjoy trips to Florida in their RV.

About five years ago, as they were considering retirement communities for Chris’s mom, they toured Garden Spot Village. It didn’t work out for her mom, but they returned for a Look & Learn to consider it for themselves. In February 2018, just after they had arrived in Florida for the winter, they received a call about a cottage on Holly Drive. They accepted it “sight unseen.” They believed that the location of the cottage was not as important as the community to which they were moving.

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Nancy Jacobson, chairperson of the Garden Spot Village library, leads a group of volunteers who keep the library tidy and easy-to-use.

NANCY JACOBSON: Sharing her passion for books “I love volunteering in the library. It’s a wonderful place to serve. The reactions from the residents and staff who use the library are rewarding. It’s good to hear ‘thank you’ when people return a book or find a book they’ve been looking for,” says Nancy Jacobson. Nancy, who moved to Garden Spot Village in September 2006, serves as chairperson of the Garden Spot Village library and leads a group of 18 volunteers who each take a different role in helping to keep the library tidy and easy-to-use. The Garden Spot Village library, located on the second floor of the Garden Apartments lobby, includes a wide selection of fiction, nonfiction, history, biographies, mystery and more. Audiobooks and large-print books add diversity to the library’s offerings. “We try to keep an environment where people feel welcome,” Nancy notes. Laughter and conversation are welcome; the small tables offer a great spot to meet and are a popular place to play card games. Nancy’s interest in libraries started when she was a child, visiting her school’s library in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. After graduating from college with a teaching degree, 44


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she taught sixth grade at Delaware County Christian School in Newtown Square. While working on a second degree in library science, Nancy helped to establish an elementary library at the school. When she completed her degree she became the school’s librarian. Nancy sorts through donations to the Garden Spot Village library and, along with another committee member, determines which books get shelved and which will be available for sale at one of three library sales held each year. The committee uses the proceeds from these sales to purchase new books for circulation. She relies heavily on the library committee and appreciates the way they help to keep the library in good, usable condition. “We really are serving the community,” she says, “and I’m thankful for the opportunity to serve with them.”

John Borelli delivers mail to administration and the care areas on Monday and Tuesday mornings in addition to driving the Jolly Trolley and volunteering in physical therapy.

JOHN BORELLI: A ready smile and a steady hand John Borelli always has a ready smile and a steady hand and is willing to help out wherever he is needed. Originally from Brooklyn, New York and a thirdgeneration Italian, John and his wife Carole, visited Lancaster County often. When it came time to retire, they headed to Lancaster County because the cost of living was much more affordable. They moved into their cottage in October 2004. John began driving the Jolly Trolley in 2005. He enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people and interact with his new community. When Carole passed away in March 2012, John’s connection to the community helped him cope during that difficult time. He says, “People were very kind. They really helped me through it.” Fourteen years after beginning his first volunteer assignment, John is a busy man, with volunteer assignments daily. On Mondays and Tuesdays he delivers the mail to the Administrative Offices as well as to Mountain View, Laurel View and the skilled nursing

households. He says that sorting and delivering the mail “doesn’t take too long. I have a system.” On Wednesday mornings and all day on Fridays he helps in physical therapy, transporting residents to their appointments and assisting during sessions as needed. On Thursday mornings he drives the Jolly Trolley, then heads to Maple Farm to visit residents and play Bingo. “I enjoy volunteering,” John says. “It keeps me busy. It’s as helpful to me as it is to the people I help.” He encourages others to volunteer: “Give it a try and see if you like it. Everything I do, I enjoy. And when I’m done, I hang around, meet people and enjoy a few laughs with friends.” Plus, he says, “The people are pleasant and tell me how much they appreciate my work.” Spring/Summer 2019





Jerry and Diane Petersheim: “We found a refuge.�


or Jerry and Diane Petersheim, their home at Sycamore Springs provides security and community and meets their every need. The Petersheims built their dream

home on the outskirts of Morgantown three years ago. Diane loves the house, but

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Garden Spot Village was in their long-term plan and Jerry and Diane applied and were approved for the future resident list in their fifties. They knew that Garden Spot Village was the right fit, especially because they saw how happy Jerry’s mom, Elsie Petersheim, was in her apartment in Gardens North. But they weren’t quite settled on which housing option to choose. When a home with two living floors and a drive-in basement became available at Sycamore Springs in late 2017, Diane knew it was exactly what she wanted. The extra bedroom suite for hosting their friends or grandchildren overnight, as well as, the spacious floor plan appealed to her. The elevator was a bonus; it meant that she would no longer need to drag groceries or the vacuum cleaner up steps. They settled on their new home in May 2018. As their second home, Sycamore Springs has become a refuge and a place to relax. Diane says with a smile, “I love to hear the traffic on Kinzer, especially the horses and buggies that go by. And, the bonus of a common building very close by allows us to host parties for special events.” Jerry owns a successful chemical company and travels all over the world. Their home at Sycamore Springs has become a safe space for Diane and Baby, the couple’s fouryear-old black lab, to stay while Jerry travels.









Above: Jerry & Diane Petersheim enjoy cooking together in their home at Sycamore Springs.

Jerry’s diagnosis of a rare genetic kidney disease, polycystic kidney disease (PKD), forces the couple to think ahead— to consider how the future might look. Following years of dialysis, Jerry received a kidney transplant and is now healthy and active. As a volunteer with the PKD Foundation, he uses his experience with the disease to help others diagnosed with PKD. Despite his current health, he says, “I wanted to be established in a community like Garden Spot so that we have access to healthcare and Diane is not burdened with my care in the future.” Diane echoes, “I want security as I get older.” Garden Spot Village provides that security. The affordability of living in the community, with its access to all of the amenities, including the post office, bank, wellness center and restaurants, is also appealing. Diane says, “It’s like a little city! Everything we need is close by. Plus, we have one monthly payment. We don’t pay for heat, electricity, taxes. It’s so convenient and affordable.” “Now I never talk about moving. I have no desire to move. This is my forever home,” she says.

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CROSSNET'S GARDEN GALA On the second Saturday evening in September, the Legacy Garden is transformed from a tranquil outdoor space into an upscale dining venue for the Annual CrossNet Garden Gala. Strands of white lights and luminaries light the paths, guests in cocktail dresses and suits stroll through the garden, and Sodexo dining staff offer hors d’oeuvres and beverages as people mingle. The vision

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In 2015 Allison Cuthie, associate director of development for Garden Spot Village, joined the ELANCO Social Services Network (ESSN) development committee as a volunteer. ESSN was very small at the time and short-staffed. The committee was charged with fundraising to help grow the services the non-profit offered.

CrossNet Ministries Executive Director Meredith Dahl says, “The Garden Gala is one of our three main fundraisers for the year. It is a huge gift to be able to partner with Garden Spot Village for this event. The grounds and space are beautiful and Garden Spot Village is a wonderful host. The event provides a nice evening out for supporters and a chance to enjoy great food and a beautiful location right here in the community!”

Allison says, “In a small town like New Holland, each nonprofit has a signature fundraiser. For example, the Boy Scouts sell mulch, the fire department has a steak and lobster dinner, Cross Connection had a banquet. We were challenged to find something brand new to offer the community.” The committee decided that an upscale dining experience focused on creating a fun night out for the community rather than a set program with a hard “donation ask” would be an interesting idea to explore. Garden Spot Village CEO Steve Lindsey served on the development committee with Allison, so the Legacy Garden was a natural venue. In September 2016, 116 people attended the first Garden Gala. When ESSN and Cross Connection merged in early 2017, the Garden Gala became an important fundraiser for the newly formed CrossNet Ministries.

Because tables are sponsored by local businesses and people purchase tickets for $100 each, the committee works hard to create a memorable evening. No detail is overlooked. Delicious food, swag bags and dedicated photographers, as well as incredible weather help to create fun memories. Allison says, “The best compliment I ever received from a guest was, ‘I didn’t feel like I was in New Holland.’” Allison continues, “The Garden Gala is just another way Garden Spot Village supports our community. The Legacy Garden is a very special venue. In the end, everyone benefits.” In 2018 the event raised $30,000 to benefit CrossNet. The 2019 Garden Gala is set for Saturday, September 14.




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For the past ten years Garden Spot Village has hosted a marathon and half marathon that started at the Legacy Garden and headed east on Weaver Boulevard toward Ranck Road. The course wound along the base of the Welsh Mountains and took the runners up and over Himes Hill toward Lapp Valley Farms before heading back towards Garden Spot Village. Over the years, thousands of runners from around the world completed the race. Hundreds of volunteers handed out water, Gatorade and snacks, and thousands of spectators cheered for the runners. April’s wildly unpredictable weather led to unforgettable memories. Snow, wind, rain and gorgeous sunshine graced race days throughout the years. Bridal parties, superheroes and other runners, young and old, enjoyed the camaraderie and joy of running that only runners understand. “Runners are great people,” says Race Director Scott Miller, a marathoner and chief marketing officer for Garden Spot. “When you have more than a thousand people getting together to do something that’s meaningful, to them it’s always a great day. Beyond that it’s an annual, purpose-driven event that hundreds of people from Garden Spot Village rally around for months.” “Every ten years we need to recertify our course, so we took the opportunity to introduce a new half marathon course as well as a 10K,” Scott continues. “Full marathons are less popular than they have been in the past, so we included a shorter race to

appeal to a broader group of runners. We love this event and want as many people as possible to join us and experience the thrill of running at Garden Spot Village.” In 2019 the course will take runners west on Weaver Boulevard, and then meander along rural country roads until it loops around and returns to Garden Spot Village. Although the race course may be different, runners will experience the signature Garden Spot Village hospitality that makes the annual race a “must run” for many local and regional runners. In addition, runners who complete the Garden Spot Village half marathon will qualify to receive the infamous Road Apple Award when they complete the Bird-in-Hand half marathon in September 2019. As in previous years, proceeds from the half marathon and 10K will benefit the Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund.

READ MORE: Look for our race ad on page 65.

Garden Spot Village will partner with ELANCO Public Library to host the 6th annual Kids Marathon on Friday, April 5, 2019. Children ages 5-12 (or in Kindergarten through Grade 8) are invited to complete 25 miles—running, walking, swimming or biking—before April 5. Then all of the children (and their parents if they choose) will complete the final 1.2 miles of the marathon together on the Garden Spot Village campus. The children will receive a bib at the start of the race and finish through the marathon shoot. They will also receive a medal and a T-shirt.

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Care for Those You Love Through Estate Planning “ESTATE PLANNING ALLOWS YOU TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONES—IN THE SENSE THAT YOU ARE NOT LEAVING THEM A LOT OF WORK WHEN YOU PASS AWAY. IT ALSO ALLOWS YOU TO CARRY OUT YOUR LEGACY THROUGH PROPER STEWARDSHIP OF YOUR ESTATE,” says Jeff Goss, a founding partner at Brubaker, Connaughton, Goss & Lucarelli (BCGL) in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and a member of the Garden Spot Communities board of directors.

Jeff recommends creating an estate plan with the help of a team that includes a trusted financial advisor, an estate planning attorney, an accountant and family members. Each member of the team brings valuable insight. The financial advisor helps to build and preserve assets; the estate planning attorney arranges and modifies the estate plan over time; the accountant pinpoints important tax issues and develops plans to deal with them; family members discuss goals and share a vision for the future. 52


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A will outlines how a person’s assets should be distributed after death. It allows the testator (or person signing the will) to control the rights of others over personal property, assets, business interests, investments, financial resources and dependents after death. A power of attorney ensures that financial and business needs are taken care of if and when people are unable to make decisions for themselves. Jeff says, “I recommend that my clients choose someone who is solvent and trustworthy. In addition, choosing multiple people guards against one person abusing the role.” Pennsylvania law allows you to indicate your healthcare decisions, including your end of life decisions, in a combined document that encompasses what used to be in two separate documents: the living will and healthcare power of attorney. This document helps individuals convey their wishes for medical intervention and allows the healthcare power of attorney to access medical information and make decisions about healthcare. When needed, individuals will create trusts to protect loved ones from themselves or from temptations, to preserve public benefits for the disabled, to avoid taxes or protect assets from creditors or to avoid the delay and cost of probate. Jeff says, “Various types of trusts apply in different situations and seeking the advice of a trusted team of advisors will help guide you to which trust is appropriate. The most common types of trusts you will see are trusts created under your will for beneficiaries who are minors or trusts for individuals with disabilities, sometimes called Supplemental Needs Trusts or Special Needs Trusts.” LEAVE A LEGACY

The ultimate goal for an estate plan is to leave a legacy that expresses who you are and continues proper stewardship of your assets by blessing your family and the charities you support. FOUNDATION OF A GOOD ESTATE PLAN

“When you do proper estate planning, the professionals have very little to do when it is time to execute the plan because you have tied up all the loose ends ahead of time,” Jeff says. While online and do-it-yourself wills and legal documents may seem less expensive, according to Jeff, they create more work and are more costly in the long run. He says, “When people create online legal documents, they don’t think of everything they will need. The online documents don’t ask the right questions or take into consideration all of the moving parts; they are simply fill-in-the-blank documents. Financial advisors, attorneys and accountants see the big picture and have the experience to ask the right questions.” Jeff recommends using three and sometimes four documents to create a strong estate plan: a will, power of attorney, a combined living will and healthcare power of attorney, and for some, a trust.

Jeff recommends involving family members in the estate planning team. He says, “The major advantage to involving family is that there are no surprises and your family knows why you did what you did.” For clients who believe in giving back to causes and organizations near and dear to their hearts, Jeff encourages them to consider giving during their lifetime through charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and donor-advised funds— all vehicles that can help them support their favorite charities, while allowing them to enjoy the process and receive immediate benefits for their charitable deductions. Such giving also fosters generosity and brings joy and contentment. To learn more about including Garden Spot Village in your estate plan, contact Linda Dodge, CFRE, director of development, at 717.355.6215 or READ MORE:

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A Heritage of Excellence in Eyecare In Our Community and Around the World After immigrating from Germany at the young age of 18, Dr. Wolfram Andrews was anxious for a new horizon to conquer. Graduating with his Doctorate of Optometry in 1976, Dr. Wolfram Andrews gained experience in several group practices in Lancaster County. In May of 1981 he partnered with Dr. Jay Stoltzfus to open their own practice in the heart of New Holland, Pennsylvania. While Optometric Associates has been serving patients in the community at the same location for 38 years, global missions have always been a core value. In the spring of 1975, Dr. Wolfram Andrews embarked on his first mission trip to Cap Haitian where he was stirred by the sheer number of people in the world with visual concerns unable to afford eye care. Again in 1984, he was invited on an outreach to Turks and Caicos, where, using handheld, portable equipment, Dr. Andrews was piloted to different islands, treating as many natives as possible. Dr. Andrews continues to focus on global eyecare as he travels yearly to Panajachel, Guatemala with his local church, Christian Fellowship. During this trip, Dr. Andrews encourages and interacts with nearly 200 missionaries while they meet for their annual retreat. Mission-work has become a family focus as his son and daughter-in-law, Drs. Jonathan and Kathryn Andrews accompanied him on his 2019 trip.

Passing the Baton In January of 2018 Dr. Wolfram Andrews officially transferred ownership of Optometric Associates to his son, also an optometrist, Dr. Jonathan Andrews. Dr. Wolfram stated “It is very gratifying to have my life’s work continued by my son who also is inspired to give back to those with limited resources. Entering into retirement after 43 years of practicing optometry, it is a blessing to know that the practice is in good hands with excellent doctors, including my son, on staff. Knowing that my patient base will be well-cared for allows me to focus my attention more towards retirement.” Dr. Jonathan Andrews grew up watching his father care for his patients, which inspired him to also become an optometrist. He has a special interest

in dry eye treatment and is joined in the practice by his wife, Dr. Kathryn Andrews, a pediatric optometrist, as well as Dr. Jennifer Anderson, a contact lens and dry eye expert. Dr. Wolfram Andrews continues to grace the practice with a bit of his time and a lot of his expertise, but feels at peace slowing down his work life while passing the baton to the next generation.

A Local & Global Vision for the Future Learning from past experiences and his father’s instruction, Dr. Jonathan Andrews is focused on the future of optometric care on both the local and the global stages. “Vision is the number one most valued of the senses for most people, and taking care of our patients’ sight is my number one priority,” according to Dr. Jonathan Andrews. “We are committed to working in our community and around the globe to positively impact the lives and sight of others.” Because community is where it all began, Drs. Wolfram and Jonathan Andrews continue to be active locally, as members of the Kiwanis Club and in partnership with CrossNet Ministries, among many other organizations. Dr. Wolfram Andrews also enjoys serving as an Ambassador for Cavod Academy of the Arts, an organization with a vision to positively impact the next generation. Optometric Associates is conveniently located less than 1 mile from Garden Spot Village and is currently accepting new patients. By supporting this local eyecare practice as a patient, you are supporting eyecare for those who do not have access in both the local and global arenas. Optometric Associates is well equipped to serve residents of Garden Spot Village and patrons of New Holland and greater area. Please call 717-354-2020 or visit for more information on how Optometric Associates is making a positive impact.

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FORWARD Len & Phyllis


HOMETOWN: Baltimore, Maryland FAVORITE THING TO DO TOGETHER: Attend theater, travel and sightsee CAREERS: Phyllis, speech therapist and librarian Len, educator and administrator, National Security Agency CURRENT HOMETOWN: Hanover, Pennsylvania FAMILY: Three grown children; a granddaughter, 15; and a grandson, 12 LOOKING FORWARD TO: Connecting with new friends and not worrying about home maintenance



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n Saturday, October 21, 2017, during the Explore Retirement Living Open

House, Len and Phyllis Reinsfelder, who were in the pre-planning stages of

retirement living, did a marathon visit to retirement communities across Lancaster County. Phyllis had already retired and Len was anticipating retirement from the National Security

Agency in the next couple of years. Their lives were full with family, work and travel, but they wanted to make a decision sooner rather than later about where they would move. They followed up their Open House visit to Garden Spot with a casual visit on a Sunday afternoon, having the intention of seeing what it was “really like” when the crowds disappeared. Little did they realize that this was the start of their journey to a new community. They began their search with a list of criteria. First, they wanted access to an innovative wellness center with a pool and spa. Second, they wanted the availability of restaurants with quality food. Third, they wanted the assurance of quality healthcare now and in the future. Last, they wanted a place where they could connect with the people around them and make new friends. Wellness Director Lauren Graber happened to be working on the Sunday afternoon they visited Garden Spot Village. She walked Len and Phyllis through the Wellness Center and explained all the opportunities available. Check. Lauren gave them a short tour of the community and they were convinced they needed to return to learn more. They visited again on April 27, 2018, for a formal tour and enjoyed lunch at The Harvest Table. Phyllis was delighted with the food options. Check. During their tour they learned more about personcentered care at Garden Spot. Because they had helped parents, aunts and uncles move to nursing homes, they knew how challenging it was for the younger generation to make choices for their elders. They wanted to make the decision on their own and move before it became more difficult. They were pleased with the proximity of the WellSpan Health Center and the opportunities for continuing healthcare. Check.

Table. After a quick tour of the community, their daughter-in-law Jessica said, “So what’s the question?” The family clearly supported their decision. “This is our gift to them,” Len says. “They will never have to worry about walking us through a move. They can avoid the stress and know that we’ll be fine.” “People kept telling us to move in sooner rather than later so that we can enjoy the community longer,” Phyllis says. “Plus, this downsizing is hard work. I wouldn’t want to do it ten years from now.” They decided on a deluxe end cottage, made a deposit and got on the Radar Screen in June 2018. They anticipate a move in 2020. Until then, they will continue to enjoy the transition from work to retirement, including finding ways to continue to impact their community. Phyllis enjoys painting, a talent she’s been fine-tuning through painting lessons with Hanover artist Steve Stroup, and has been acting with Hanover Little Theater. Both of these hobbies are talents she discovered in her early 60s. She looks forward to continuing these hobbies at Garden Spot. Len looks forward to slowing down and finding time to volunteer. His incredibly demanding career and travel schedule have kept him focused on work; he looks forward to taking the opportunity to give back to his community. Together they look forward to a family trip to the Catskill Mountains this summer.

Finally, they interacted with residents and asked what it’s really like to live at Garden Spot Village. Through their conversations they were convinced that the heart of the community matched theirs. “It all seemed to fit,” says Phyllis. Check. Before they made a deposit on the housing option of their choice, they invited their children and grandchildren to join them for lunch at The Harvest Spring/Summer 2019





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Tanglewood on the 4th of July in 2018.

They headed to New Orleans for a family wedding in October 2018. They often take trips to Silver Spring, Maryland, to visit Karen’s brother and sister-in-law. Their daughters are scattered in New Jersey, Tennessee and Texas, so road trips to connect with their children and grandchildren happen frequently, as well. A map on the wall in their dining room shows the places they’ve been and the places they plan to visit. They’ve passed their passion for travel onto their grandchildren through coming-of-age Road Scholar Grandparent trips. As an educator, Karen finds great joy in teaching her grandchildren about the world. As a world traveler, Jack finds great joy in sharing his love for discovering new places. Road Scholar intergenerational grandparent trips inspire both adults and children to learn and discover through travel. They offer learning adventures that open minds to new ideas and deepen understanding of the world’s peoples, places, cultures, history and environments. Jack and Karen’s first Road Scholar grandparent trip was in 2013 with their oldest granddaughter, Katherine. They spent a week at Wallops Island, Virginia, at the Marine Science Consortium for Pennsylvania Colleges, working several days with marine biologists. Another day, the group toured the NASA facility on Wallops Island. Katherine appreciated her interaction with the woman scientist in charge of stratospheric balloon studies. Before the trip Katherine had read Misty of Chincoteague, so it was an extra-special treat to observe Pony Penning Day. This annual event happens each July when Assateague Island ponies swim the Assateague Channel to Chincoteague

Island and are later auctioned as a fundraiser for the Chincoteague Fire Department. In 2015, they took their granddaughter, Charlotte, to Williamsburg, Virginia, the fictional home of her American Girl Doll, Elizabeth. During their week, they experienced the life of a colonial child through games and costumed guides. Before the trip, Karen made Charlotte and Elizabeth matching ball gowns. As they worked on making a memory book of their trip, Karen was delighted that Charlotte remembered every detail of their adventure. In July 2017 they drove to Texas, to pick up their grandson, Phillip. From there they drove to Cody, Wyoming, and spent a couple of days in Yellowstone National Park before heading to Thermopolis, Wyoming, to participate in a Road Scholar dinosaur adventure. They spent each morning in the field digging for fossils and each afternoon in the lab cleaning the specimens they had found. One-on-one interaction with a paleontologist made the event unforgettable for Phillip. Jack and Karen’s Village Square apartment makes their frequent travel easy. Jack says, “We just need to cancel the paper, find someone to take care of our dog Thomas and close the door.” Because of Jack’s job as an engineer with Bell Labs, they moved frequently throughout his career. Their longest residence was in Richmond, Virginia, where they lived for about 15 years. When they moved to Garden Spot Village in 2016, it quickly became home in a way that all their prior houses hadn’t. As Karen says, “Garden Spot is home. We know more people on our floor than we knew in any of the eight other neighborhoods where we lived.”

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ou most likely know someone with Alzheimer’s. You may have a family member with Alzheimer's or know someone with a family member who has it. There is a growing need to help and support both the people who

have the disease and those who care for them. Garden Spot, true to our core value of Innovation, has embarked upon a new initiative to support both, together. “I see so many people who are caregiving for a spouse who has dementia. They took their vows to care for each other in sickness and in health very seriously. One of my big questions has always been ‘how can we help them?’” says Melody Karick, director of Laurel View, Garden Spot Village’s memory support household. Meadow View, Garden Spot Village’s new memory support building, which is set for ground breaking in spring 2019, will answer this question in an innovative way. It will include independent living apartments that connect to memory support suites. Garden Spot is the first continuing care retirement community to blend the two types of housing. 62


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“I want to keep families together,” Melody says. “I don’t want to have a disease pull them apart. Meadow View creates a safe place for spouses to live together. Our hope is that this opportunity will eliminate caregiver stress for the spouse who does not have dementia.” Meadow View will include two households of 20 people each as well as two independent living apartments. The households will be joined by Main Street, which will have a barber shop/salon, a general store, a coffee shop, a gym and a chapel. These purpose-driven public spaces will allow people to gather informally. They will also create

opportunities for building community through purposeful activity with visiting friends and family members. “The general store will allow grandma to take her grandchildren shopping and say, ‘Choose whatever you want!’” Melody says. “And a barbershop will create a space for men to gather, visit and get their hair cut.” “We are serving men who were surgeons, lawyers and illustrators and women who were nurses, worked for the FBI and owned businesses,” Melody continues. “It hurts me when I see people who aren’t living to their full potential. I’m excited for the opportunities we will have to help people live to their full potential at Meadow View. Incorporating purposeful activity will be key to accomplishing that. The additional space will allow us to do so much more.”

Large, accessible kitchens will allow people who enjoy cooking and baking to participate in meal preparation and cookie baking. Large courtyards and outdoor spaces will provide room for gardening and furniture for gathering. A pavilion will offer a space for large outdoor events. The building will incorporate interior design based on recent dementia research, including color to improve space recognition and unique front doors and doorknobs for each suite. “Memory support is a growing need,” says Garden Spot Communities CEO Steve Lindsey. “The impact of Alzheimer’s and other dementias on the lives of families is so profound. In order to live into our mission, we must better serve people with the disease. Expanding our memory support will help us to do that.” Spring/Summer 2019




Kids Marathon April 5, 2019, for Kindergarten-8th grade Garden Spot Village and the ELANCO Library are teaming up to promote healthy lifestyle choices for Lancaster County youth! Encourage your kids or grandkids to participate in our sixth annual Kids Marathon! After they register, the kids complete 25 miles at their own pace during the time between when they register and April 5, 2019. Friday evening at 6pm the kids run the final 1.2 miles (parents can run with them) on the campus of Garden Spot Village, beginning and ending at the same Start and Finish line that the 1/2 marathon and 10K runners will use the following day. The kids get to experience the thrill of coming down the finisher’s chute, seeing the time clock and getting a finisher’s medal as they cross the finish line.

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Wellness Adventures “We have done more in the last ten months than we did in the last ten years,� says Dave Starnes, who moved to Garden Spot Village with his wife, Ruth Anne, in March 2018. Participating in Wellness Adventures is just one of the ways Dave and Ruth Anne have connected with their new community.



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Left: A group of thrill seekers from Garden Spot Village awaits the next step in a ziplining adventure. Right: Dave and Ruth Anne Starnes enjoy the thrill of ziplining. Below: Arlene der Kinderen, Garden Spot Village resident since May 2018, ziplines at Refreshing Mountain in September 2018.

In 2018, Wellness Adventures gained momentum. In June and September groups went ziplining at Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center in Stevens. In November a group took a guided hiking tour of the Wolf Sanctuary of PA in Lititz. In December a team of residents met with Wellness Director Lauren Graber to plan a full itinerary of monthly adventures for 2019. A late-January trip to snow tube at Ski Roundtop Mountain Resort in Lewisberry kicked off the 2019 Wellness Adventures. Other events planned for 2019 include bowling, hiking, kayaking, bicycling and gokart racing. Wellness Adventures fit into wellness initiatives, Lauren explains. “The trips we are taking hit so many aspects of the wellness wheel: focus, footprint, faith, fitness, feelings, family and friends.” “My wife and I enjoy doing more active types of things,” says Fran Rapp, who moved to Garden Spot Village with his wife, Sally, in August 2011. “And I believe a lot of people are interested in more active adventures—like bowling, kayaking, hiking—things we can’t do here at Garden Spot Village. As the Garden Spot Village population is getting younger, people are more physically active and it’s important to create more opportunities.”

Plus, Fran adds, “The adventures help people bond. You get to know people better when you are having fun together. As Garden Spot continues to grow, activities where people can get together informally and have fun are really important. If you are physically active, the Wellness Adventures will really appeal to you.” The Wellness Adventures appeal to Dave and Ruth Anne, because, as he says, “we thrive on variety, seeing different things, experiencing different cultures.” Dave ziplined without Ruth Anne in Alaska but she joined him at Refreshing Mountain in September and they had a great time. They look forward to participating in new opportunities in 2019. Dave says, “We have so many choices for entertainment, learning new skills, exercise, volunteering and adventures; the choices make Garden Spot Village a marvelous place to live.”


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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 Ephrata and Elverson, and neighbors who heed a calling to serve the community in many different ways. Garden Spot Village gives you easy access to these local attractions.

St. Peter’s Village Historic District 3471 SAINT PETERS ROAD, ELVERSON St. Peter’s Village is a small historic community right along the falls of French Creek. With hiking trails that lead through tree-lined paths and along the river, places to get sweet treats, an old-fashioned arcade, and an Inn that serves hearty food, this is a great place for the entire family. Lodging is also available at the Inn. Across from the village are St. Peter’s Quarry and abandoned mines. A perfect place for your family’s next adventure together!

Green Dragon 955 N STATE STREET, EPHRATA 717.738.1117 • GREENDRAGONMARKET.COM Open every Friday with a myriad of different merchants and vendors, Green Dragon has many different treasures and knickknacks for everyone. With electronics, apparel and accessories, toys, quilts and more from a variety of stores and setups, Green Dragon is a great tourist attraction for visiting friends and family. Grab a soft pretzel and some coffee or maybe a gyro and lemonade. Vendors offer many delicious treats that you can grab as you roam the grounds of Green Dragon.

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Visit Bird-in-Hand Bakeshop for authentic homemade Amish-baked treats and sweets, coffee and rustic country crafts. Walk through the bakery and gift shop to see all of their little sweet surprises and goodies. They’ve been voted #1 for ten years in a row on TripAdvisor. Outside the shop is a large playground, picnic area, and petting zoo with goats for visitors to enjoy and make the most of your time there. Drive by and stop in with the family!

American Music Theatre (AMT) offers a wide variety of musical selections throughout the year and has a great lineup for the 2019 season. From AMT originals to country, rock, celebrity shows, and Broadway, the singers are outstanding and the bands are excellent. AMT is sure to have something in its 2019 season for you to enjoy. Voted Favorite Entertainment Venue by LNP Readers’ Choice Award in 2018, AMT is a grand experience you don’t want to miss!



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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!

Call 717.355.6272 to schedule a visit!



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 dressed and ready for the day, running errands and much more, so you can do the things that are meaningful to you!

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ADULT DAY SERVICES AT GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE Adult Day Services Provides a World of Opportunity

Adult Day Services provides a secure, protective environment for older adults who need supervision and assistance during the day. Plus, the amenities of Garden Spot Village offer unique opportunities for activity and engagement.

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Things To See & Do March 25 COMMUNITY MEAL


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

The Garden Spot Village 1/2 Marathon & 10K features a brand new course for 2019. Visit for more information. For residents and the public.



A luncheon to learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. Visit to find out more and register.

During Lent our Sunday evening services will include personal testimonies around the theme “God’s Story: Our Stories.” Mark Hickson will speak this evening.

For the public 55+.

31 LENTEN SERVICE During Lent our Sunday evening services will include personal testimonies around the theme “God’s Story: Our Stories.” Judy Rettew will speak this evening. For residents and the public.

For residents and the public.

14 LENTEN SERVICE During Lent our Sunday evening services will include personal testimonies around the theme “God’s Story: Our Stories.” Chaplain Marian Harnish will speak this evening. For residents and the public.



01-30 DESTINATION COVER ART SHOW Pennsylvania College of Art & Design illustration students will display their Destination Garden Spot Village cover art submissions in the Main Street Art Gallery. For residents and the public.

02 HEALTH TALK SERIES WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital presents a program of health and current medical issues. For residents and the public.

05 GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE KIDS MARATHON Children ages 6-12 finish the last leg of a marathon, coming down the Garden Spot Village Marathon finisher’s chute. For residents, guests and the public.



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An opportunity to learn about more than 60 local businesses. For residents and future residents.

19 ELANCO GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE For residents and the public.



The 2018-2019 Saturday Evening concert series concludes with a performance by Richard Amoroso, cello, and Asaki Nakagawa, piano, musicians with the Philadelphia Orchestra. For residents and the public.

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

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



This month-long display features original pieces of artwork, submitted by high school students from the 11th Congressional District of Pennsylvania and is sponsored by Congressman Lloyd Smucker.

A panel of representatives from the Plain Community, including Anabaptist Financial and Bank of Bird-in-Hand, will be present to share about Plain Communities and Money. Organized by the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. For residents and the public.

For residents and the public.

03 SHRED IT DAY Dispose of documents and papers safely and securely.


For residents and the public.

Village Voices, the resident choral group, will perform.



WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital presents a program of health and current medical issues. For residents and the public.

08 WASHINGTON, D.C. This day-trip to Washington, D.C., includes visits to the National Museum of African American History & Culture, National Museum of the American Indian and lunch at Tony & Joe’s Seafood Place on the Georgetown Waterfront.

For residents and the public.

A free community meal at CrossNet Youth Center on Franklin Street in New Holland. Served by Garden Spot Village residents. For the public.

21 AARP DRIVER SAFETY REFRESHER COURSE Review roadway risks and defensive driving techniques to stay safe on the road. For residents and the public 50+ who have taken the intro course.

For residents.



A panel of representatives from the Plain Community will be present to share about Life Stages in the Plain Communities including baptism and weddings. Organized by the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society.

Servant Stage Theater will perform a high-energy musical revue, featuring a cast of young, local talent. 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. For the public 55+.

14 & 16 AARP DRIVER SAFETY INTRO COURSE Two-day program addresses roadway risks and defensive driving techniques to keep drivers safe on the road.

For residents and the public.

29 AMISH EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE A panel of representatives from the Plain Community will be present to share about Social Development within Plain Communities including child rearing and dating. Organized by the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. For residents and the public.

For residents and the public 50+.

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Things To See & Do June




WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital presents a program of health and current medical issues.

The Indoor Park in Village Square turns into a Farmers’ Market. Stop by for local, fresh fruits and vegetables. Proceeds benefit the Benevolent Fund.

For residents and the public.

05 & 19 FARMERS’ MARKET The Indoor Park in Village Square turns into a Farmers’ Market. Stop by for local, fresh fruits and vegetables. Proceeds benefit the Benevolent Fund.

For residents and the public.


For residents and the public.

A delicious event, the ice cream carnival provides a sweet time to socialize. For residents, their families and future



Popular golf outing benefits the Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund, which supports residents who need financial assistance. For residents, guests and the public.

A luncheon to learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. Visit to find out more and register.



Annual community-wide yard sale offers bargains on household items, crafts, books and more.

A free community meal at CrossNet Youth Center on Franklin Street in New Holland. Served by Garden Spot Village residents. For the public.

For residents, guests and the public.

18 SYCAMORE SPRINGS INFORMATION EVENT Learn more about life in the innovative Sycamore Springs neighborhood. Visit for more information. For the public 55+.

24 COMMUNITY MEAL A free community meal at CrossNet Youth Center on Franklin Street in New Holland. Served by Garden Spot Village residents. For the public.

24-28 GRANDS & KIDS CAMP Award-winning intergenerational day camp full of adventures in Lancaster County. For residents, future

residents and family members.



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For the public 55+.


The Brandywiners, one of the largest non-profit theatrical groups in the Delaware Valley, will perform “The Producers” at the spacious Open Air Theatre at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square. This trip will include free time to explore the gardens prior to show. For residents.

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

August 01 & 02 “LET FREEDOM RING” Servant Stage will perform “Let Freedom Ring,” a rousing musical celebration of the music of America, featuring Broadway & Barbershop, Standards & Swing, Gospel Spirituals and much more. Pay-as-you-will.

September 04 & 18 FARMERS’ MARKET The Indoor Park in Village Square turns into a Farmers’ Market. Stop by for local, fresh fruits and vegetables. Proceeds benefit the Benevolent Fund. For residents and the public.

For residents and the public.



A luncheon to learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. Visit to find out more and register.

The Indoor Park in Village Square turns into a Farmers’ Market. Stop by for local, fresh fruits and vegetables. Proceeds benefit the Benevolent Fund. For residents and the public.

20 SYCAMORE SPRINGS INFORMATION EVENT Learn more about life in the innovative Sycamore Springs neighborhood. Visit for more information. For the public 55+.

26 COMMUNITY MEAL A free community meal at CrossNet Youth Center on Franklin Street in New Holland. Served by Garden Spot Village residents. For the public. NOTE: In July and August the Garden Spot Village Chapel

serves as the rain location for the New Holland Summer Arts Programs each Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday evening. On beautiful summer evenings these events are held outdoors at the New Holland Community Park.

For the public 55+.

17 & 19 AARP DRIVER SAFETY INTRO COURSE Two-day program addresses roadway risks and defensive driving techniques to keep drivers safe on the road. For residents and the public 50+.

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

24 AARP DRIVER SAFETY REFRESHER COURSE Review roadway risks and defensive driving techniques to stay safe on the road. For residents and the public 50+ who have taken the intro course.

24 GSV AFTER WORK An evening to learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. Visit to find out more and register. For the public 50+.

25 VOLUNTEER FAIR Join us to learn more about the many volunteer opportunities available at Garden Spot Village. For residents and the public.

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If you need short-term rehab, you’ll be happy to know a new model of personcentered care has come to Maple Farm in Akron, PA. When a medical professional asks you about your short-term rehabilitation preference—tell them Maple Farm.


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Find the health care services you need, close to home. WellSpan Garden Spot Village offers the following services:

Physician Offices

• Imaging – X-ray studies, ultrasound, CT scans, MRIs, digital mammography and bone density/DEXA scans (717) 721-4324 • Lab Services – walk-in appointments available for routine lab screens (717) 721-4774 • Rehabilitation – physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy (717) 351-2468

• WellSpan Cardiology (717) 354-6676 • WellSpan Internal Medicine Garden Spot (717) 733-6546 • WellSpan OB/GYN (717) 721-5700 • WellSpan Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine (717) 351-2454

WellSpan Medical Equipment – equipment and specialty products to meet most home treatment or rehabilitation needs (717) 721-4316 WellSpan Garden Spot Health Center 435 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland For an appointment at any of the WellSpan Garden Spot Health Center practices, please contact the office directly. 0006 FC 08/18

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717.656.2181 | WWW.HFCI.US

HAVE A SEAT, LET’S CHAT! • Smaller Sized Sofas • Option of Firmer Seating • Many Fabric Options

KUMME ESSE! (PA Dutch for come and eat)

Dining room tables vary in color, wood, style and size.



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NEED A LIFT? Lift chairs in petite, medium and average size. Find comfort and accessibility in one!

Introducing Stephanie Berg Stephens, DMD, PC Dr. Stephens is delighted to serve the New Holland Community. She is a 2008 graduate of Rutgers University and a 2012 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Stephens and her expert Team enjoy attending continuing education seminars to provide their patients quality dental care using the latest techniques in General Dentistry.

NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! New patients receive 10% OFF your comprehensive oral evaluation and any necessary radiographs when you mention this ad in Destination Magazine. 100 E. Main St., New Holland, PA, 17557

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A classic chrome 1950’s diner serving breakfast lunch & dinner 6:30am to 9pm • 7 days a week 5051 Horseshoe Pike (Rt. 322) Honey Brook, PA 19344 | Like us on Facebook! Please call ahead for parties over eight: 484.514.2250





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

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

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Trusted in the Community for More Than 25 Years!

The best brands at the lowest prices... WE PROMISE! We Offer Senior Citizens & Military Discounts A PROMISE OF THIS MAGNITUDE CAN ONLY COME FROM MICHELIN®. 30-DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

If you're not 100% satisfied, bring the tires and original sales receipt back to the place of purchase within 30 days for a new set of tires.*

Text “CARCARE” To 42828


Rewards Program Pays you back with:

A qualified service professional will change your flat and install your spare tire or provide towing at no charge. *


MICHELIN passenger and light truck tires (replacement and original equipment) are covered by a limited warranty for tread wear.* *Certain conditions and limitations apply. See the Michelin Owner's Manual for complete description and details. Original Equipment tires are excluded. Excludes DOT–approved competition tires (e.g., MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport Cup tires). Mileage warranties vary by tire line. See your tire retailer for more details on specific mileage warranties, including those for split fitments.

$60 Worth of Gift Cards Annually* Free Car Care Tips *Ask one of our CJ's associates for full details

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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.

• How can I get a fair return in today’s volatile market? • Is Roth Conversion a good idea for me? • Are my affairs in order if something were to happen to me or my spouse? • Am I paying more income tax than necessary? • Are all my beneficiaries and legal documents current and in order? • Are there things I should do to simplify my estate for my spouse and my heirs?

Helping people make financial decisions for more than 30 years. Call 215.830.1450 to learn more!

Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor. Member FINRA/SIPC

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Petal Perfect Flowers Flowers • Special Occasions Celebration of Life • Gift Baskets Walk-Ins Welcome

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.

LOCATED IN YODER’S MALL 12 South Tower Road | New Holland, PA 17557


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

Join Us for Sunday Brunch 10am-2pm - Restaurant & Buffet Hours Monday-Saturday: 6am-8pm Sunday: 10am-2pm

Our Banquet Facilities accommodate 20-800 people.

Yoder’s Fuel Island & Car Wash

Save 10¢ to 30¢ per Gallon of Gas when you use your Gold Card at Yoder’s Country Market.

We Deliver Locally

14 South Tower Road | New Holland, PA 17557



Because good oral health starts with quality dental care from a highly-qualified and experienced team committed to providing the absolute best in treatment, skill and judgment. • Located in New Holland convenient to Garden Spot Village • Easily accessible, off-street parking

Laura Sheaffer Harkin, DMD Third Generation Family Dentistry Callfor an appointment today!

(717) 354-4081

507 W. Broad St. I New Holland, PA 17557



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• Locally owned & operated • 42nd Anniversary 1977—2019 • Consumer Cellular & TracFone • Knowledgeable friendly staff

Your trusted hometown pharmacy

• Afternoon & evening service calls

Offering free delivery for all Garden Spot residents


717.354.2200 331 E. Main Street • New Holland

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

When It’s Time to Begin the Next Chapter of Your Life… We will be there for you!

Call Carol Lehman or Greg Hostetter today to schedule your free consultation.

717.354.6416 | 717.354.HOME (4663)

W W W. HOM E SA L E SL A NC A S T E R .C OM 321 East Main Street, New Holland, PA

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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

State Senator


The Small Church with a Big Heart...

301 East Main Street Lititz, PA 17543 717.627.0036

WE OFFER: Traditional Worship Services

Paid for by Aument for Senate

(Sundays, 10:30 am)

CSA Tech Solutions windows • mac • linux FAITHFULLY SERVING 18+ YEARS!

Please join us for


Repairs Remote Support On Site Support New & Used Computers 357 W. Main Street • New Holland, PA 17557 •


Bible Study Warm Fellowship Social Fun Opportunities for Outreach St. John’s Episcopal Church Compass (at Rtes. 340 & 10) 1520 West King’s Hwy. Gap, PA 17527

717.442.4302 Like us on Facebook

Theraflex Massage A Unique Approach to Physical, Emotional and Therapeutic Health

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. $48 per hour. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY | Sessions are paid at time of service. | Cash & Check Only

First one hour appt: $40 special exp. 08/2019


The Community Church at Garden Spot Village weekly service Sunday, 10am


1.800.FULTON.4 | Fulton Bank, N.A. Member FDIC.

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Family Owned & Operated


Lower Level of Gardens South, next to the Health OfямБce. 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



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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

Dolores & Tim Walter, Innkeepers

371 East Main Street | New Holland, PA 17557


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

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MAR 21 – MAY 4

MAR 9 – JUN 22

JUN 27 – AUG 10

AUG 16 – SEP 21


GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! • 717.898.1900 • Lancaster, PA

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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 Member SIPC

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

Lori Willwerth, CTC • 717.682.5723 • • CALL TODAY for the best land and cruise packages available and ask for special all-inclusive rates! Your hometown full service travel agency, located right here in New Holland.

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 86


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Garden Spot Village's Swipe Out Hunger Campaign funds a monthly community meal at CrossNet Youth Center, New Holland.

SINCE MARCH 2017: 3000+ meals served • 140+ prayer requests received 15+ staff and residents volunteered each month countless friendships and relationships forged

To learn more or participate call 717.355.6000

Lower Back Pain

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

Knee Pain


Want to get the most out of your exercise? Achilles Tendinitis

Recent evidence reveals chiropractic and exercise is better than exercise alone.*

Real Estate Collections Antiques Furniture Jewelry Coins & Guns

Call for your FREE Consultation today!


Shin Splints

GET ADJUSTED! *Farooq J. Bodyw Mov Ther. 2018 Jan; 22(1):24-31.

ELANCO Chiropractic, Inc.


Realtor /Auctioneer/Mover

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



Participating Medicare Provider • Most Insurances Accepted



Look and Learn You’re Invited to


LET US HELP YOU WITH: Business Law — Business Formation Business Sales & Acquisitions Real Estate — Property Settlements Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney & Trusts Estate Administration — Adoption Tax Law


121 East Main Street, New Holland

May 14 • July 16 • September 17 September 24* • November 19 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+. 717.355.6500

New Holland • Leola Manheim • Mt Carmel • Lititz

*GSV After Work 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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People don’t come to Garden Spot Communities to have a job, they come here to enrich the lives of older adults, bringing meaning and vitality while creating purpose and significance.



EVERYgirl. Girls on the Run is an afterschool program like no other! Over the course of 10 weeks, girls have fun, make ma friends, increase physical activity levels and learn important life skills they can use at home, at school and with friends.

Why it Matters IT’S FUN. Girls who were the least active at the start of the program increased their physical activity by more than 40%. 88


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97% of participants said they learned critical skills to manage emotions, resolve conflict, help others or make intentional decisions.


Experience the musical stage adventure about the most famous person ever to walk the earth and the every day people whose lives he changed forever.

MARCH 9 – OCTOBER 5, 2019 Lancaster, PA

RESERVE YOUR SEAT | 800-377-1277

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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 90


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