Cooperative Living

Located on Ranck Road in New Holland, the Thistledown Cooperative Living House offers affordable housing for five members of the local community and does not rely on government programs or subsidies for funding. The house offers a month-to-month lease with a sliding scale rent, based on a percentage of residents’ income. Each member of the household has their own bedroom and bathroom and share common living spaces. The house combats isolation by creating a household that connects and functions as a family, sharing tasks and responsibilities and offering an informal support network. Garden Spot Village provides building maintenance, lawn care and case management to provide additional support for the residents of the home.

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  • Chapel
  • Art, crafting, quilting studios
  • Wood Shop, Train Room, Metal Shop, Greenhouse
  • Wide variety of social opportunities
  • Walking & biking paths
  • Banking services
  • Coffee bar & store
  • Heated indoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Theater
  • Public computers
  • Putting greens, bocce ball court and pavilion
  • Labyrinth & Legacy Garden
  • Wireless internet in common areas

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Thistledown Cooperative Living

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Sharon Sparkes
Sharon Sparkes
I work at Garden Spot Village and it is the best job I've ever had! Everyone from fellow team members to residents truly cares. You feel the positive atmosphere as soon as you enter campus. The grounds are picturesque and everyone is welcoming. Everyone is willing to lend a hand and help another person. I would love for anyone my loved ones to live here and recommend them as an employer to anyone looking for a compassionate career.
Charles Hunsaker
Charles Hunsaker
We looked for a retirement community for over a year and when we found Garden Spot, it met all our criteria: facility, friends we knew and loved had already moved there, housing, a beautiful campus and a Christian community and orientation. We move in this week.
Jeffrey Stoltzfus (Jeff)
Jeffrey Stoltzfus (Jeff)
Mom's here and knows so many people... Food is good and staff is very helpful... So far it's been a great experience for mom and the family.
Nancy Supplee
Nancy Supplee
My youngest son who lives in Texas
Garden Spot village has been a wonderful community that has welcomed myself and my husband. We appreciate the opportunities to be involved in all types of activities, to be woven into the fabric of the community.
Allyson McCarron
Allyson McCarron
What a wonderful place to live! Moving here was the best decision we ever made!
Nancy Heckman
Nancy Heckman
Living here at Garden Spot Village for 10 years, has been great for me. My husband was able to enjoy being here with me for 5 years before his death. It is the best retirement community.