Garden Spot Village residents have been changing the world since the community welcomed its first residents in spring 1996. Service is core to the community’s DNA so it’s only natural that residents would make a difference in the New Holland community and around the world!
Residents volunteer their time at Garden Spot Village, in New Holland, and throughout Lancaster County. In addition to sharing their time, they give generously, supporting local non-profits through monthly collections and donations.
For many people, travel is at the top of their retirement list. Garden Spot Village offers opportunities to Travel with Purpose on domestic and international trips. In addition to experiencing new cultures and places, residents embrace opportunities to serve—whether in a CURE International hospital or on a job site.
In addition, residents impact the lives of those around them through intergenerational opportunities. Whether it’s participating in a Grands & Kids activity or leading a Baking Club for New Holland Elementary students, residents are connecting with others and changing the world.
How do we describe all of these amazing opportunities? GAME ON!
The impact of intergenerational connections benefit every generation. Garden Spot Village residents participate in programs like Grands & Kids Camp that allow them to impact their own grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition, they freely give of their time and resources to connect with school-age children by sponsoring clubs with the New Holland Elementary School and living history lessons at Garden Spot High School.
One of the most common things people hope to do in retirement is travel! At Garden Spot Village Travel with Purpose trips combine experiencing new cultures with volunteering. Travel with Purpose trips also create a deeper sense of community as team members and residents travel and serve together.
The trips often include deeper community support as well. People throughout Garden Spot Village, although they may not be the ones who travel, connect through financial, material or prayer support.
Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by why we get, but we make a life by what we give.” At Garden Spot Village generosity overflows. A spirit of abundance fuels the community and people give generously through a Making-a-Difference.
Making-a-Difference is a monthly collection of material items for local non-profit organizations. To participate, place donations in the barrel located in the apartment suites lobby. Call Life Enrichment at 717.355.6007 to learn more.
Garden Spot Village residents experience and build community through on-campus and off-campus volunteer opportunities. Residents serve on campus in a variety of ways—from sorting the mail to helping with the annual Garden Spot Village 1/2 Marathon and 10K. Off-campus, residents connect with local organizations like CrossNet, Water Street Ministries and more.