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Intergenerational Learning

March 23, 2017 | Each winter, Garden Spot Village partners with Hinkletown Mennonite School (HMS) to host Enrichment Clusters for their students. For the past 12 years students have learned to knit and crochet, with ladies who love the craft. For HMS, the partnership allows an out-of-the-classroom learning opportunity, which addresses their goal of educating...

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New Beginnings

March 17, 2017 | I recently participated in new employee orientation. At the outset, I wondered why it would take three full days to learn about Garden Spot Village and the various Garden Spot Communities. As I walked in the very first morning and CEO Steve Lindsey greeted me, I realized that orientation was...

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Community Core Value Update

March 10, 2017 |   Hi, I'm Steve Lindsey, CEO of Garden Spot Communities. Today I want to give you an update on a change we are making to one of our core values. Now the core values at Garden Spot Communities are those values which form the foundation upon which we function....

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Cooperative Living: A Recipe for the Future

March 6, 2017 | Garden Spot Communities, in partnership with local businesses, churches and nonprofit organizations, broke ground on the Cooperative Living House in mid-December. Held at the site of the new home on Ranck Road, the event marked the transition of the project from vision to reality. The idea began with visionary Victor...

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Celebrating Fasnacht Day

February 28, 2017 | Did you get your fasnacht? At Garden Spot Village this question was asked frequently today, as staff and residents embraced the local culture of south central Pennsylvania and celebrated Fasnacht Day. Traditionally, Pennsylvania Dutch housewives in Lancaster, Lebanon and Berks counties made fasnachts on Shrove Tuesday to use up the...

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Experiencing the World

February 23, 2017 | A visit to the Garden Spot Village Chapel shares a glimpse of the international community living at 433 Kinzer Avenue. Flags from Ireland, Vietnam, Guatemala, South Korea, China and various other countries line the walls, representing the many countries and cultures where members of the community have lived and served. One...

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Influencing Health Care in Japan and around the World

February 17, 2017 | Shortly after becoming CEO, Steve Lindsey had a conversation with Garden Spot Village Founder and then Board Chairman Dale Weaver regarding the vision of Garden Spot Village. At the time, the vision was to be the preferred retirement community in eastern Lancaster County. As the only retirement community in eastern...

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The Lucky Straw

February 13, 2017 | Each weekend a designated member of the leadership team serves as manager on duty. In this shared responsibility we each serve two weekends a year. This is one of my weekends. As I was going from department to department to check-in, the common comment, as you might imagine was, &ldquo...

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A Groundhog’s Shadow and a Breath of Spring

February 6, 2017 | After a string of dreary January weather, the sun came out the other day just long enough for Punxsutawney Phil to see his shadow and declare six more weeks of winter. In the meantime, at Garden Spot Village, a touch of spring had already arrived. All this month, the Village...

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A Morning in Refresh Cafe

January 25, 2017 | Monday January 17, 2017, was a carpool day because the VW Beetle was incapacitated and in for repair. Approaching Garden Spot Village my wife, Cheryl, asked, “Is it okay if I hang out at Refresh and work for a while before going to the office?”  The answer was, &ldquo...

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Special Sauce

January 20, 2017 | We’ve all heard of the “special sauce” —those secret ingredients, in specific proportions, lovingly combined in a unique way to create something special, something mouthwatering that makes us want to come back for more. The interesting thing about the special sauce is that you can...

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A Call To Missions

December 22, 2016 | When Velma Hershey heard about a mission trip to the Dominican Republic, she leaped at the chance to go. “It wasn't hard to make that decision,” Velma says. “Jesus tapped me on the shoulder and said, ‘you can do that’, and I responded without...

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Purposeful Living

December 7, 2016 | EJ Rittersbach is someone who symbolizes the sense of volunteerism throughout Garden Spot Village. She is involved in multiple areas of the community, each offering something different to the overall environment of GSV. Some are for fun, others are more business minded – all are important to making Garden Spot...

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December 2016 | Endeavor: Highlighting the Happenings at Garden Spot Village

December 6, 2016 |   Hello and Welcome to Endeavour - Highlighting the Happenings of Garden Spot Village. The Christmas Season is upon us and the celebrations are underway. The Village Square has been transformed into a winter wonderland. I’m standing in front of one of the dozens of trees. The wreath...

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Resident and World Traveler

November 17, 2016 | Spend some time at Lena Lansinger’s home and you’ll find yourself surrounded by the world. An avid traveler, Lena’s home – and life – is filled with items from all around the globe. These keepsakes are pieces of her adventures. One such trip took...

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November 2016 | Endeavor: Highlighting the Happenings at Garden Spot Village

November 1, 2016 |   Hello and Welcome to Endeavour - Highlighting the Happenings of Garden Spot Village. It’s harvest season in Lancaster County and the fields are full of color.  Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and the road side produce stands as busy as ever. I’m standing in a...

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“I Remember” with Alice Mauser

November 1, 2016 | For the past 20 years, Alice Mauser has lived at Gardens North. From Sadsburyville, she moved with her husband, Leroy, in November of 1996 and has been in her apartment ever since. Unlike those who moved to cottages back then, seeing the growth of GSV in the form of the apartment...

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Community Engagement and Intergenerational Appeal

October 13, 2016 | At nearly 8am on a Tuesday, about 30 high school freshmen from Garden Spot High flooded through the front doors of Garden Spot Village. The Refresh Coffee Bar, which serves Starbucks, was created as an open, inviting space with an intergenerational appeal. Its intent is to extend hospitality to the general...

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“I Remember” with Doris & Leonard Cummins

October 10, 2016 | Though they are natives of Chester County, Doris and Leonard Cummins spent a large part of their lives living all over the world. When reading of a new retirement community in New Holland, they decided to give it a visit. It turned out that the new community would be the...

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Golf Outing

October 4, 2016 | Early one Tuesday morning, Jim McAbee dropped by the Marketing office to talk about a golf outing for residents and staff appropriately named “Nine & Dine.” “Will a photographer be there?” He asked. “This would be a great event to tell future residents about.”...

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October 2016 | Endeavor: Highlighting the Happenings at Garden Spot Village

October 3, 2016 |   Hello and Welcome to Endeavour - Highlighting the Happenings of Garden Spot Village. I’m standing in a small secluded Garden along one of the walking paths. This garden was the project of an Eagle Scout several years ago and it’s another one of the simply...

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New Hot Air Balloon

September 7, 2016 | Early in the morning on Friday, September 2 – 4:12 a.m. to be exact – the phone rang.  After an exchange of good mornings, Stan Hess from the U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team said, “A review of the weather at Garden Spot Village shows we should have a...

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“I Remember” with Esther Sideman

September 5, 2016 | In February of 1996, Esther Sideman became a woman with a very unique distinction: she was the very first resident to move to Garden Spot Village. “It was an exciting time, for me and the board of Garden Spot Village, for the fruition of what they’d been aiming...

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Look & Learn

August 9, 2016 | Just inside the front door of the Village Square Visitor Center, Caren Creek, Megan Farber, and Kelly Sweigart greeted people as they walked over to a table covered with a deep red, logoed tablecloth. They were signing in for a Look and Learn Seminar with smiles on their faces as...

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“I Remember” with Lena Lansinger

August 1, 2016 | In the summer of 1996 Lena Lansinger moved to Garden Spot Village, settling into a cottage on Holly Drive. Things were so new then, the landscaping had not even been completed. “There was red clay everywhere – no grass – and the trees were so small, they were shorter than...

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Grilling with the Chefs

July 21, 2016 |   On Tuesday, July 20, 2016, starting at 5:30 p.m., 48 residents and future residents experienced a fabulous evening at Garden Spot Village. A canopy of lush green trees shaded the patio by the Gardens Courtyard Gazebo. Black table cloths adorned eight tables set with centerpieces of vibrant fresh vegetables: yellow peppers, red...

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Ice Cream Carnival

July 18, 2016 |   As theme-appropriate carnival music played, Garden Spot Village bustled with life. Residents, their families and friends, and staff were all gathered for one thing: the annual GSV Ice Cream Carnival. In the Village Square Park, lines of people huddled around tables patiently waiting for the flavors of their choice,...

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Sycamore Springs Ground Breaking

July 13, 2016 |   The metal from brand-new shovels glistened in the sunlight. Guests stood under canopies and parasols to try to keep cool. The heat was unmistakable, and so was the excitement – Sycamore Springs was officially about to break ground. “A sycamore is a sign of gifts given to us....

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“I Remember” with Nevin Kraybill

July 4, 2016 | There are many residents with many memories of when GSV first started, but Nevin Kraybill, retired CEO, offers a different perspective. Nevin has been associated with GSV since its inception. After spending 10 years in Tanzania, East Africa, in various administrative roles, he moved back to the States and in 1989, was...

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A New World of Virtual Reality

June 17, 2016 | In the middle of Thursday afternoon Gavin Sauder, the Garden Spot Village Social Media & Web Designer went on the hunt for Scott Miller to review some exciting news. Gavin caught Scott behind the Resident Services Desk as he was on his way back to his office. Excited and smiling...

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Campfire & Glow Sticks

June 15, 2016 | “In order to cook the perfect golden marshmallow, you need to be the marshmallow.” – John Kokotiuk, Garden Spot Village Resident When one hears the words “power shutdown”, it doesn’t typically elicit positive feelings. A bunch of questions spring to mind and preparations begin...

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“I Remember” with Shirley Wenger

June 6, 2016 | When Shirley Wenger signed the agreement to move to Garden Spot Village in February of 1995, it was a change for her. A country girl, Shirley was unaccustomed to a community with the closer type of fellowship that is commonplace at Garden Spot. Now, though, Shirley is firmly embedded in the...

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Meet Gloria Stevens

June 1, 2016 | If you go visit the aeroponic greenhouse, there’s a good chance you may meet Gloria Stevens. Gloria, the new greenhouse coordinator, grew up on 26 acres of land that her father would farm in his spare time. Armed with curiosity and a love of nature from her father, and...

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Aeroponic Greenhouse Dedication

May 13, 2016 | Though the weather was rainy and cold, the environment in the Garden Spot Village Aeroponic Greenhouse was warm and inviting the day of its dedication – and not just because the temperature is set at a certain level to promote plant growth. Guests such as New Holland Mayor Wilbur Horning...

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“I Remember” with Ethel Danner

May 11, 2016 | Ethel and Charles Danner came to Garden Spot Village in the Spring of 1996. When they moved, it was to a one bedroom apartment with a den in Gardens North, where Ethel still lives. Though her residence remains the same, a lot has changed since she first arrived. Like many who...

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Cross-Generational Stewardship

April 27, 2016 |   “Water is life and without it, life is very difficult.” – Stephen Okurut, School Headmaster, Koreng, Uganda. To imagine a life without fresh water seems impossible. Not having clean water, such an integral part of each day, is difficult to wrap your head around. Even harder to...

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2016 Business Expo

April 26, 2016 | Walking into Garden Spot Village, the murmur was hard to miss. Friendly chatter, bunches of people… it’s Expo Day. Vendors lined the halls, happily talking with visitors that came by their tables. The annual Business Expo is a great way for local companies – approximately 80 this year ...

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A Life Filled with Possibility

April 25, 2016 | Graduate high school one day, and never, ever get a tattoo. Those are the two promises Raymond Powell’s mother wanted him to make her before she signed off on his decision to enlist in the Navy during WWII, instead of waiting to be drafted into the Army. Joining...

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Surprise Gift from Australia Stitched Into Beautiful Piece by GSV Quilters

April 18, 2016 |   In June of 2014, a team of leaders from UnitingCare Ageing in Australia came to Garden Spot Village to learn about some of the different service innovations that were occurring here. As it turns out, they happened to visit on the same week that we were holding Grands & Kids...

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“I Remember” with John & Rhoda Weaver

April 11, 2016 | It was in the Fall of 1995 when John and Rhoda Weaver signed papers to move to Garden Spot Village. When it was time to begin construction of their cottage, the cold winter weather caused delays that set the timetable back. “The new owners of our house very graciously rented...

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Innovation Meeting

March 18, 2016 | On a Wednesday afternoon, teams filed into the Chapel, ready to put their brains into “innovation” mode. Sitting in groups of five that included resident participants, everyone gathered to build on the work they’ve already done towards making Garden Spot a place that never ceases to...

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Game On - Shoes Save Lives

March 8, 2016 | In the movies, we see people inadvertently end up barefoot and it turns into disaster. They get cut, burned or trampled, and it adds excitement or humor to the film. Shoes are such a common thing that it’s hard to imagine living without them. According to a GAiN...

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Endeavor: Highlighting the Happenings of Garden Spot Village in March

March 4, 2016 |   Hello and Welcome to Endeavour - Highlighting the Happenings of Garden Spot Village. March is a wonderful month. By the end of it  - a hint of spring is in the air, plus there’s Saint Patties day and Easter. Both of which are causes for grand...

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Bird House Auction

February 24, 2016 | The unmistakable scents of wood, paints and lacquers fill the air. In the woodshop, the members are hard at work doing what they love. Many hours of work later, each house is complete and being put on display in the Village Square Park. The reason? The annual Garden Spot Village...

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Journey To The Dominican Republic

February 19, 2016 | R: Resident, E: Employee. From left to right back row: Gavin Sauder (E. since Nov. 2015), Kristy Deibert (E. since 2007), Marvin Harnish (E. since 2009), Marian Harnish E. since 2009), Amy Gallagher (E. since 2011). Left to right front row: Vivian Hertzler (R. since 1998), Ginger Miles (E. since 2008), Velma Hershey (R. since July 2015), Kelly...

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Home

February 10, 2016 | A phone rings. “Thank you for calling Garden Spot Village...” After a short conversation, the caller is transferred to the proper extension. Transferring calls is just the tip of the iceberg of life at Resident Services. A busy central hub, it's where people go for answers, documents,...

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Endeavor: Highlighting the Happenings of Garden Spot Village in February

January 28, 2016 |   Hello and Welcome to Endeavor - Highlighting the Happenings of Garden Spot Village. Ya know, all our restaurants are open to the public and our Refresh Coffee Bar in Village Square serves Starbucks so there are people of all ages coming and going throughout the day. It’s...

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Blizzard of 2016

January 27, 2016 | The blizzard hit Garden Spot Village on Saturday, January 23, 2016, and blanketed the campus with almost 32 inches of snow. Vern Mittelstadt emerged from a glorious Saturday afternoon nap in the sunroom of his Carriage Home to discover that it seemed a bit colder than usual. The central heat had shut off. ...

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A Cold Tuesday Morning In January Took A Mouth Warming Twist

January 13, 2016 | A cold Tuesday morning in January took a mouth-warming twist when  Nichole, a barista at the Refresh Coffee Bar, walked across the Village Square over to the Resident Services Desk balancing three sample size cups of Starbucks. Faint wisps of steam escaped from under whip cream that glistened with...

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December in Review at Garden Spot Village

December 28, 2015 | December 2015 – Garden Spot Village December comes alive with Christmas celebrations at Garden Spot Village. It all starts the year before when the planners and decorators pause to experience the magnificence that blossoms around us and they begin to dream about “what could be” next year. Deborah Fast,...

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The Little Things Make A Difference

December 8, 2015 | A few cars dot the Village Square parking lot. A handful of people are out for a morning walk and employees are arriving for the day. The community begins coming to life. It’s a little after 7:00 in the morning on a Tuesday, and it’s much like...

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Endeavor: Highlighting the Happenings of Garden Spot Village in December

December 2, 2015 |   Hello and Welcome to Endeavor - Highlighting the Happenings of Garden Spot Village. It’s December and Christmas is coming quick. As you can see I got out my top hat and scarf. I love the Christmas season because there is so much to celebrate. We have a...

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Veteran’s Day Appreciation

November 11, 2015 | One of my responsibilities as Storyteller is preparing and sending out press releases. It’s a unique world to navigate, as there are many different outlets that need information sent to them in a variety of ways. When it came time to prepare a media alert (one type of...

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Endeavor: Highlighting the Happenings of Garden Spot Village in November

October 31, 2015 |   Hello and Welcome to Endeavour - Highlighting the Happenings of Garden Spot Village. It’s November and the holiday season is upon us. There’s always a lot going on at Garden Spot Village but throughout the holidays the activates, celebrations and get togethers take on entirely...

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Phone Call

October 7, 2015 | The phone call I've been waiting for came in today!! Upon joining the "retirement" industry ten years ago after working in the computer industry for twenty-plus years, I found things very confusing.  There was Active Adult, CCRC, 55+, Fee-for-Service, Lifecare, amenities, IL, AL, PC, SNF, entrance fees, monthly fees,...

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Endeavor: Highlighting the Happenings at Garden Spot Village in October

September 30, 2015 |   Hello and Welcome to Endeavour - Highlighting the Happenings of Garden Spot Village. A cool story . . . not long ago Anita found herself in skilled nursing on hospice care. She rebounded and hospice left. There’s a blog on our website entitled “Defying the Odds” which tells...

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Defying the Odds

September 15, 2015 | When I was asked to write a piece on Springwood (one of our skilled nursing households) resident Anita Geiger, I was more than excited. Writing is a passion of mine, and any chance to do so is a blessing. There was one small thing – I had never met Anita!...

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You Made My Day!

September 14, 2015 | Last Tuesday a woman stopped by to drop off an application. I’ll call her Susan. As with many people who choose Garden Spot Village, she was younger. She had a question and Megan was with someone else who was signing an agreement. Since I’m Megan&rsquo...

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Endeavor: Highlighting the Happenings of Garden Spot Village in September

August 31, 2015 |   Hello and welcome to Endeavor - Highlighing the Happenings of Garden Spot Village. I interviewed a woman last week for a position we have open in the marketing department. She just retired and was looking for something new to keep her busy. She commented, “now it’s...

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The Interview (Part 2)

August 24, 2015 | Last week I shared the story of a woman who had interviewed for a position that is open in the marketing department. She just retired from her life long career as a nurse. She was interested in the position because she has nothing to do and she misses being around...

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The Interview

August 19, 2015 | We have a weekend Resident Services position open at the moment. Last week a woman stopped in for an interview and our conversation simply confirmed all the reasons I love being a part of Garden Spot Village. GSV is different. We hear people say that all the time. We regularly...

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At GSV Appreciation Comes Naturally!

August 5, 2015 | Last week we had our annual summer employee appreciation picnic and it was a blast! The management team comes out, sets up, serves, clears tables and cleans up afterward. Garden Spot Village hosts a variety of employee appreciation events throughout the year and I know that, as an employee, the...

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Endeavor: Highlighting the Happenings of Garden Spot Village in August

July 31, 2015 |   Hello and welcome to Endeavor - Highlighing the Happenings of Garden Spot Village. August is vacation month and Garden Spot Village residents are off to the far regions of the world like South America, the Galapagos Islands, Europe and Israel. and all over the United State including of course...

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When a Rose is More Than a Rose

July 28, 2015 | My daughter works at Banana Republic and over the weekend she was telling me that she gets many shoppers, especially from Asia, who aren't fluent in English. To communicate what they want they point toward their upper left shoulder, where you typically see logos, and simply say "elephant". She...

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US Women’s Open

July 14, 2015 | Last Friday I had the opportunity to go to the USGA Women’s Open at the Lancaster Country Club with Steve Lindsey, the Garden Spot Village CEO. Thank you to Warfel Construction, who gave us passes to the club house. We had a great time spectating from the 18th...

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Endeavor: Highlighting the Happenings of Garden Spot Village in July

June 30, 2015 |   Hello and Welcome to Endeavour - Highlighing the Happenings of Garden Spot Village. July is another action packed month and in this issue of Endeavour I’m gonna review 3 pretty cool things. First - Garden Spot Village is a sponsor for Encore Berks - Day at the Ballpark ...

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In the Bushes

June 29, 2015 | Earlier last week, about 7:30 in the morning, as I'm headed for the main entrance I see Scott Weaver, our Director of Campus Services, standing in an obscure corner among some shrubbery with his hands on his hips looking around. I was intrigued so I hung back to see what...

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Grands and Kids Camp

June 23, 2015 | I just wrote the script for Endeavor, our monthly video which reviews what's happening at Garden Spot Village in the coming month. It's designed to be enticing so that people visit our website and discover "all" the stuff that's going on. And there is a ton of...

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Living with Opportunity & Purpose

June 18, 2015 | Words like opportunity and purpose are hallmarks of Garden Spot Village. Youthfulness is an attitude not an age. People can pack up and go and not worry about a thing because they know while they’re gone their place will be looked after, the lawn will be mowed and...

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Aging in Place or Not!

June 13, 2015 | When you think of someone in their 90s, what images come to mind? Do you think old, feeble, wheel chairs, and walkers? I think active, vital, wise, volunteering, contributing, making a difference, more-to-do. On his 90th birthday, Bernie Marshal invited me to review his 5 year goals. That was 10 years ago...

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Endeavor: Highlighting the Happenings of Garden Spot Village in June

June 2, 2015 | Hello, and welcome to Endeavor: Highlighting the Happenings of Garden Spot Village. Wow, there is a lot going on in June. Anyone who rides a bicycle is invited to register and participate in the Pedal to Preserve fundraiser on June 6, 2015, right here on our campus. We expect anywhere from 1,000 to 1,500...

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Endeavor: Highlighting the Happenings of Garden Spot Village in May

May 1, 2015 |   Hello, I’m Scott Miller the Chief Marketing Officer at Garden Spot Village. Welcome to Endevor - Highlighing the Happenings of Garden Spot Village. April has been a busy month. We had several thousand people here for our 7th annual Garden Spot Village marathon and half marathon. As...

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3 Things Visitors Always Say About Garden Spot Village

October 19, 2014 | On Saturday, October 18, 2014 from ten in the morning until four in the afternoon Garden Spot Village participated in a Lancaster County, PA open house for 50 something’s and people in their post-career years. When we reviewed the numbers, we discovered about 125 people visited - many for the first time. ...

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Serving People Around the World

October 6, 2014 | True to its mission, Garden Spot Village enriches the lives of those older adults who call its Lancaster County campus “home.” The organization also benefits many whom it will never meet—perhaps many more who haven’t even begun to think about their post career years...

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Let’s Talk

October 2, 2014 | It can be easy to get bogged down by daily tasks and our busy lives, but sometimes when you step back and review your situation you find that it’s actually pretty good. At least that’s what I find at Garden Spot Village. I say it all...

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West Chester Fig Launch Celebration!

August 28, 2014 | This past Monday, Jena Miller from Moxie House was at Garden Spot Village along with Jeremy Hess for a photo shoot for the upcoming issue of Destination which will focus on stewardship. It’s going to be an awesome issue. If you don’t get already get...

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Lancaster Roadside Stands: Eat Fresh, Save a Buck & Support Local Farmers

August 19, 2014 | Growing up in the farm country of Lancaster County. Moving to suburban Philadelphia and New York City for 20 years. Working on Wall Street. Traveling the world as a consultant. Moving back to Lancaster County gives one an interesting perspective. Of course, even though we lived and worked in New York...

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Retirement Communities Make Good Neighbors

August 15, 2014 | From a cup of coffee at the café to a Saturday evening concert, from Sunday church services to an indoor swimming pool, you can find virtually any amenity or convenience you could want without ever setting foot beyond the boundaries of Garden Spot Village’s impeccably manicured 104-acre...

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Garden Spot Village Promotes Local Tourism

July 21, 2014 | How many times have you fallen so in love with a vacation destination that you want to move there? That happens more and more when folks visit Lancaster County, which ranks with Florida and Arizona as a major retirement “mecca.” In fact, about 55 percent of the people who...

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A Household Model of Skilled Nursing in Action

June 10, 2014 | For more than 20 years, Becky Weber and her husband have gone to the same vacation spot. “We go for the beautiful surroundings, the beach and the temperatures, but we go back because we are treated like family,” says Weber, nursing home administrator at Garden Spot Village. “The...

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A Visit from Arizona

May 21, 2014 | Seriously? Yesterday I met a couple from Arizona who dropped in to visit Garden Spot Village. They love Lancaster County, having lived here previously and now are returning to visit old friends. Although they had been to GSV a number of times, they hadn’t really “explored”...

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Spring is Coming to Garden Spot Village

April 8, 2014 | As the days slowly get longer, and the mercury rises a fraction of a millimeter at a time, spring returns to Lancaster County. At Garden Spot Village, it gets a helping hand. As we head into the warmer months, Campus Services is busy fertilizing lawns, pruning trees, cleaning flower beds...

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Garden Spot Village Weathers the Storm

February 13, 2014 | "Snowmageddon" Hits Garden Spot Village My office looks out over the Village Square parking lot and the walk way into the main entrance. There has probably been close to a foot of snow this morning and the Campus Services Crew has been diligently clearing the walks and the parking lots...

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Model Trains

December 26, 2013 | A Review of Garden Spot Village Train Club's Annual Exhibition ‘Tis the season for the Train Room Open House at Garden Spot Village. Every Saturday for the month of December, the Train Room opens its doors to the community. Young children and adults both enjoy watching and playing...

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Coaching Review - An Under the Covers Glimpse into Garden Spot Village

December 4, 2013 | The following blog was posted on the internal Garden Spot Village intranet. It reviews best practices from a recent conference, recapping insights for our 90+ coaches. It provides a glimpse into one of the ways Garden Spot Village values team members. 6 Coaching Tips from the Catalyst Conference A large group of...

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Review of “Denouement” Garden Spot Village’s First Theatrical Endeavor

December 3, 2013 | All of the romance, drama, humor, and accents of British high society like that of the popular show,  “Downton Abbey” have been brought to Garden Spot Village with the play, “Denouement: The Third Act of Mrs. Fanny Otcott”, written by John O’Hara. The...

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Garden Spot Village Wants to Hear From You – Send Us Your Reviews!

October 23, 2013 | Over the years, Garden Spot Village has learned a lot from our residents, their friends, and their families. Each piece of feedback we receive makes it that much easier for us to refine and improve our services, our standards, and our policies – and your reviews and testimonials make it...

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Welcome to the Garden Spot Village Blog

May 10, 2013 | Welcome to the Garden Spot Village blog!  If you review Garden Spot Village you’ll discover it’s a different kind of retirement community. The people who live here are full of vitality and they live with opportunity. They continue to work: some full-time - others part-time,...

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