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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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“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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“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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“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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“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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“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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Employees Review Garden Spot Village

October 15, 2015 | You may have noticed something about Garden Spot Village: our focus is on people. They’re front and center, and with good reason. This extends over to a lot of the stories we share – after all, they’re the mainstay of GSV. They’re vital to...

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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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Garden Spot Village cares about what makes you happy!

March 20, 2015 | Garden Spot Village reviews a fair number of proposals for sponsorships each year. Even though we’re a non-profit, it doesn't mean those of us on the leadership team aren't looking for ways to contribute to the greater community and sponsor worthwhile causes that align with our...

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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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Recent Garden Spot Village Reviews from Residents

July 2, 2014 | A few months ago, we asked you to share your experience with Garden Spot Village on review cards submitted through our mail system.  We would like to express our sincere thanks for your input and contributions. If you did not have a chance to share your experience at Garden...

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Marathoners Review the Garden Spot Village Marathon

June 2, 2014 | Meet John Batzer, who made a personal record for this distance even while dealing with a seizing hamstring a few miles from the end! How long have you been running? I've been running for about 5 years - I started training for a Susan G Komen 5k in the fall...

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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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Runners Review the Garden Spot Village Half-Marathon

May 19, 2014 | Some call us crazy, but as runners we understand the drive and addiction that makes us sign up for races. If you have run the Garden Spot Village Marathon in the past, you understand the challenges that come with it (The Hill), but also the gorgeous scenery and unique experience...

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Meet Your Neighbors: EJ Rittersbach

May 5, 2014 | EJ Rittersbach is up with the roosters. First thing in the morning, she boots up her laptop and dials into the server at Farm Journal Media, where she has worked for the circulation department since 1956. A resident at Garden Spot Village since August 2008, Rittersbach started working at “The Farm...

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Meet Your Neighbors: Paul and Janie Hutton

April 15, 2014 | Paul and Janie Hutton came a long way to get to Garden Spot Village. The son of a pastor, Paul lived in New Jersey; Center County, Pa., Haiti and Puerto Rico — all by the time he was 13. Janie grew up in Belleville, Mich., where her father worked for Ford...

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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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