There are many wonderful opportunities at Garden Spot Village; people are living life to its fullest, seizing opportunties to serve, contribute and make a difference in the local community and around the world. Visit this page often for highlights of the action.

U.S. News & World Report Names Garden Spot Village 2022-23 Best Independent Living, Personal Care & Memory Support New Holland retirement community is one of 25 recognized nationwide

May 11, 2022

Garden Spot Village is the only retirement community to receive the distinctive “Best” status for three categories in Pennsylvania and one of just 25 retirement communities to achieve “Best” in three categories nationwide.

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Solo Agers: What Senior Living Providers Need To Know

November 16, 2021

Dr. Sara Zeff Geber recently mentioned Thistledown Cooperative Living at Garden Spot Village in a recent article that appeared in The Journal of Active Aging.

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Sycamore Springs Recognized by 2021 Design for Aging Review

November 3, 2021

The Sycamore Springs neighborhood at Garden Spot Village was recently recognized by the 2021 Design for Aging Review. The Design for Aging Review showcases communities that represent conscientious surroundings and advance environments for senior living.

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Meadow View: Living Resiliently

August 25, 2021

Meadow View, Garden Spot's innovative new memory support community, was featured in the Summer 2021 issue of Chester County Medicine.

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Garden Spot Village Residents Honored for Service

August 21, 2021

LNP's Carole Deck shares the story of Garden Spot Village residents Bill Seitzinger, Rodney Stauffer and Jay Patton and their recent fight in a Stearman biplane. The men were honored for their service in World War II by Dream Flights' September Operation Freedom.

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A New Chapter in the Book of Bliss

July 15, 2021

Dave & Ruth Anne Starnes were featured in the July/August 2021 issue of Chester County LIFE. Dave and Ruth Anne shared they ways they are embracing opportunity at Garden Spot Village. 

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Gardening Together

February 25, 2020

LNP's Erin Negley featured Garden Spot's community gardens and aeroponic greenhouse in today's Food + Living section. She captured the community and purpose people experience when they volunteer in the greenhouse and join our gardening micro-community.

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Co-Living Offers a Creative Solution for a Growing Problem

January 6, 2020

Heather Stauffer, staff writer at LNP, shares the story of Thistledown Co-Living and how Garden Spot Village offers affordable, safe housing without government subsidies for five women.

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Thistledown Co-Living Inspires Others

October 28, 2019

The editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Toledo Blade recently referenced Thistledown Co-Living as an inspiration for affordable housing for people 62 and over.

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Thistledown Co-Living Offers Affordable Housing

August 20, 2019

Philadelphia Inquirer featured Thistledown Co-Living in a recent article.

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Garden Spot Environmental Services Team Offers Insight on Managing Laundry

August 5, 2019

Every day, Garden Spot Village's Environmental Services Department manages about 1,250 pounds of laundry. Albert Vega, environmental services director recently shared his expertise with McKnight's Long Term Care News.

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Garden Spot Communities CEO Named Changemaker

July 8, 2019

What does it take to be a changemaker? Senior Housing News offers an in-depth interview with Garden Spot Communities CEO Steve Lindsey on the ways he is changing the expectations of continuing care retirement communities.

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Garden Spot Villages Sets Example for Standout Living Opportunities

June 27, 2019

Senior Housing News named Garden Spot Village as an example of standout living opportunities.

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Garden Spot Village CEO Provides Insight for Future of Continuing Care Retirement Communities

May 29, 2019

Garden Spot Village CEO Steve Lindsey recently participated in a session at BUILD, a Senior Housing News event held in Chicago in early May. His comments were featured in a recent article on Senior Housing News' website.

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Garden Spot Village Included in Recent Senior Housing News and Plante Moran White Paper

May 8, 2019

Garden Spot Village was referenced as an example of an active adult community that focuses on providing abundant opportunities to live with purpose in community in a recent white paper by Plante Moran and Senior Housing News.

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Garden Spot Village mentioned by McKnight’s Senior Living

April 23, 2019

Garden Spot Village and Sodexo were recently included in an article about innovative dining choices.

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Garden Spot Communities CEO Steve Lindsey Testifies before the Pennsylvania House Health Committee

March 25, 2019

On Tuesday, March 12 Garden Spot Communities CEO Steve Lindsey testified before the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Health Committee at the State Capitol in Harrisburg.

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Best Affordable Housing Design of 2018: An Experiment in Communal Living

March 21, 2019

Thistledown Co-Living recently received the "Best Affordable Housing Design of 2018" Award from Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards.

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Best Independent Living Design of 2018: A Senior Living Spin on a Pocket Neighborhood

January 23, 2019

Senior Housing News recently awarded Sycamore Springs the top spot in the 2018 Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards’ “Best Independent Living” category.

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Garden Spot Village Partners With PCA&D Students

January 21, 2019

Local Retirement Community Challenges Local Youth to Capture their Envisioned Future

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Garden Spot receives national Architecture & Design Award

December 11, 2018

Senior Housing News recognized two Garden Spot Village building projects in their 2018 Architecture & Design Awards today. Of the 90 communities that submitted entries, Garden Spot Village received 1st place awards in two categories. Sycamore Springs received 1st place in the Independent Living category. Thistledown Co-Living received 1st place in the Affordable Housing category.

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LeadingAge Honors Garden Spot Communities with 2018 Innovation Award

October 29, 2018

LeadingAge Awards Committee selected Garden Spot Communities as the recipient of the 2018 Innovation Award in September. Kathryn Roberts, board chair of LeadingAge and the awards committee, said, “This award is given in recognition of programs that are models of innovation and excellence and contribute significantly to the quality of life of the individuals served.”

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Building a New Community

September 14, 2018

Lancaster Thriving! the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry quarterly magazine featured the Cooperative Living House in the most recent issue.

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Scott Weaver named 2018 EFA Design Champion

July 19, 2018

The EFA Design Champions awards program was launched this spring to recognize the individuals who are advancing the design of senior living environments, those who have fought for design solutions that make a meaningful improvement in the lives of residents, staff, or the greater community. Scott Weaver, director of campus services, will be recognized during an awards luncheon at the 2019 EFA Expo & Conference in Salt Lake City.

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Garden Spot Village Helps to Create Dementia Friendly Community

May 16, 2018

Garden Spot Village is just one partner working to create a Dementia Friendly Community in New Holland.

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Garden Spot Village Offers New Model In Senior Living

November 30, 2017

A special thank you to Carole Deck and LNP for a feature article about Sycamore Springs yesterday. Read the article online here.

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Lancaster Online: Do Good In The World

November 15, 2017

“The reason nonprofits exist is for the common good,” says Scott Miller, chief marketing officer of Garden Spot Communities. “We want to be a good community partner and do good in the world.”

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Steve Jeffrey Talks with Central Penn Business Journal

April 14, 2017

Steven Jeffrey joined Garden Spot Communities as chief strategy and innovation officer on April 3.

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Garden Spot Village Holiday Train Room Open House Returns For 12th Year

November 23, 2016

A new layout and returning favorites in this year’s display, which opens Saturday, Nov. 26

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Garden Spot Village Fall Festival & Country Auction Returns

September 30, 2016

"We’re excited that Fall Festival has activities for all ages,” says Linda Dodge, director of development at Garden Spot Village. “And with the country store, silent auction, crafters and stores that are open, it’s a great day to do holiday shopping and also benefit the Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund"

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GSV Breaks Ground On Sycamore Springs

July 21, 2016

On July 7th, Garden Spot Village, a continuing care retirement community in New Holland, PA, held a ceremonial groundbreaking for Sycamore Springs, a neighborhood expansion project that introduces a new style of living to their community.

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Garden Spot Village Announces Preliminary Results

April 11, 2016

Bryan Morseman, 30, of Bath, NY, wins for the third time in a row at the Garden Spot Village Marathon.

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Garden Spot Village To Host Portal Percussion

April 5, 2016

The public is invited to Garden Spot Village to experience an exciting show by Portal Percussion on Saturday, Apr. 16, at 7 p.m.

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Spring Paint Parties At Garden Spot Village

March 18, 2016

Garden Spot Village is holding intergenerational paint parties. Open to people of any age, these parties are a way for kids and adults to share in the fun of creating a work of art of their very own.

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Garden Spot Village To Hold Eighth Annual Marathon/Half Marathon

March 11, 2016

“The Garden Spot Village Marathon and Half Marathon continues to get strong support from the running community,” says Scott Miller, chief marketing officer at Garden Spot Village and race director for the marathon.

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Garden Spot Village To Host Thompson McConnell & Family

March 4, 2016

Thompson McConnell & Family bring the spirit of Scotland to life with the classic sound of the bagpipes. Come to Garden Spot Village to enjoy a concert of bagpipe music on Saturday, March 19 at 7 p.m.

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Garden Spot Village To Present Servant Stage Production

February 8, 2016

Servant Stage production “Embraceable You” will be performed on Feb. 26 & 27 at the Chapel at Garden Spot Village

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Garden Spot Village and Eastern Mennonite Seminary to Hold Discussion on the Sermon On The Mount

January 21, 2016

Garden Spot Village ALIVE (Active Lifelong Learners in Vital Engagements) and Eastern Mennonite Seminary at Lancaster invite the community to an in-depth course titled “Grappling with the Gospel.” The six-session class will meet on Mondays from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29 and Mar. 7, and 14 on the campus of Garden Spot Village at 433 S. Kinzer Ave. in New Holland.

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Garden Spot Village To Hold Eighth Annual Birdhouse Show And Silent Auction

January 14, 2016

An airplane, a pagoda and an adobe hacienda are just some of the hand-crafted birdhouses and bird-themed quilted items that will be up for bid in the eighth annual Birdhouse Show and Silent Auction, which takes place at Garden Spot Village from Monday, Feb. 1 through Monday, Feb. 29.

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Garden Spot Village To Host Temple Avenue Jazz

January 13, 2016

Having Temple Avenue Jazz as the next performance in our Saturday Evening Concert series is certain to be a treat. Public is invited to concert on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m.

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Garden Spot Village loves Girls on the Run

November 11, 2015

The Girls on the Run 5K is unlike any other running or walking event. As Johnson points out, it is first and foremost a celebration of and for the 700 girls on 49 teams.

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Eduard Klassen to perform and offer personal testimony

September 4, 2015

Eduard Klassen will perform a variety of Christian music from around the world on Paraguayan harp and piano, interspersed with personal testimony of God's work. 

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Garden Spot Village unveils life-size tree sculpture in Village Square

September 1, 2015

A life-size red maple hand crafted of recycled iron is a stunning centerpiece for the newly renovated Village Square. 

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Garden Spot Village serves site for 10th National Take Back Day

August 20, 2015

Garden Spot Village and the New Holland Police Department invite the community to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired drugs on National Drug Take-Back Day. 

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“Jacob’s Ride” stops at Garden Spot Village

August 5, 2015

This summer, Jacob Landis rode coast to coast to raise awareness and funds for cochlear implants for deaf or severely hard-of-hearing individuals who cannot afford them. On his way across the country, he stopped for a "meet and greet" at Garden Spot Village, where his grandparents live.

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Garden Spot Village to host Lancaster International Piano Festival concert

June 30, 2015

Garden Spot Village will welcome Andrea Lazzaro, of Italy, who will perform on the community's stage on July 21 as part of the Lancaster International Piano Festival. The public is welcome to enjoy this free performance.

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Servant Stage Company to debut new show at Garden Spot Village

June 22, 2015

Garden Spot Village invites residents, family, friends and the general public to enjoy the music of the nifty '50s when Servant Stage Company performs "Forever Plaid" for its first time ever on July 16 & 17, at 7 p.m. both evenings.

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Congressional Art Contest entries on display at Garden Spot Village

May 13, 2015

Entries in the 2015 Congressional Art Contest will be on display in the Main Street Gallery at Garden Spot Village through May 30. 

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Garden Spot Village welcomes Gordon Denlinger to board of directors

May 12, 2015

Gordon Denlinger, six-term Pennsylvania representative, has joined the board of directors at Garden Spot Village. Denlinger has a longstanding relationship with the community; his parents moved here in 1998.

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Kids come to “work” in Garden Spot Village

April 27, 2015

In keeping with this year's theme of #MPOWER, residents and team members at Garden Spot Village helped a group of young people find their inner super hero when the community participated recently in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day.

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Bryan Morseman wins Garden Spot Village Marathon—again

April 11, 2015

Bryan Morseman, of Bath, N.Y., battled strong headwinds to win this year's Garden Spot Village Marathon, taking first place for the second year in a row. The marathon and half marathon drew some 1,200 runners of all ages—and held a few surprises. 

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Flower Garden quilt to support Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund

April 1, 2015

A beautiful spring-themed sampler quilt, pieced and hand-quilted at Garden Spot Village, will be among the highlights this month when Garden Spot Village participates as a destination in the annual Lancaster's Best Kept Secrets Tour. Proceeds from the sale of the quilt will benefit the Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund.

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Garden Spot Village invites all to Chamber Singers concert

March 30, 2015

Fresh from their successful tour of Ireland, the Chamber Singers of Lancaster Bible College will entertain residents and the public with a cappella masterpieces from both sides of the Atlantic when they close this season's Saturday Evening Concert Series on April 18. 

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Garden Spot Village to continue drug take-back service

March 22, 2015

Garden Spot Village and New Holland Police Department are teaming up to continue to offer the New Holland community a convenient and secure drop-off site for unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs. 

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Garden Spot Village announces new Amish education series

March 16, 2015

Garden Spot Village and Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society are once again teaming up on a program ddesigned to provide a deeper understanding of the Amish community.  Residents, friends and the general public are invited to "The Amish: Of Renegades, Literature and Healthcare" will meet on three Mondays beginning April 13. 

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Hooley School of Irish Dance to perform at Garden Spot Village

February 18, 2015

Garden Spot Village invites the public to enjoy the sounds of "the auld sod"—reels, jigs and hornpipes—when Hooley School of Irish Dance brings its talented young performers to our stage on March 21.

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Garden Spot Village welcomes new COO

February 10, 2015

The Garden Spot Village community welcomes Steve Muller to the leadership team as chief operating officer. Steve has a background engineering and ministry/leadership studies. 

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“Healing Prayer in the Christian Story” starts in February

February 9, 2015

Garden Spot Village ALIVE and Eastern Mennonite Seminary at Lancaster invite residents and the public to participate in a six-part educational program on the healing power of prayer beginning February 23.

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Gospel Hour returns to Garden Spot Village

January 29, 2015

Servant Stage Company is bringing its Old-Time Gospel Radio Hour back to Garden Spot Village, and it's bigger and better than ever with more than 30 vocalists and instrumentalists. Join us for some hand-clappin', foot-stompin' entertainment on February 27–28. 

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Lancaster Red Rose Chorus brings barbershop harmony to Garden Spot Village

January 19, 2015

Enjoy an exceptional evening of musical entertainment when members of the Lancaster Red Rose Chorus, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, share their vocal talents as part of the Saturday Evening Concert Series. 

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Birdhouse Show & Silent Auction set for February 2015

January 14, 2015

The popular annual fundraiser brings a breath of spring to the newly renovated Village Square Indoor Park—and supports a worthy cause.

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