Gardening and Nature at Landis Homes
The natural setting of the 114-acre campus hosts many areas for residents to explore including ponds, woods, rain gardens and a bluebird walk, in addition to a restored stream and wetlands. Within this area is a large variety of animal, bird and plant life. The extensive network of walkways connects to fitness stations, resident gardens, a farm market and a nearby supermarket.
All during the growing season, many residents choose to have a garden space in addition to where they live. Gardeners enjoy the time they spend outdoors with others, growing a variety of healthy fruits, vegetables and colorful flowers.
“There is a special joy in connecting to the earth that one has while gardening. Planting the tiny seeds, watching them push up through the earth and finally grow into mature plants ready to harvest is gratifying. Yes, there is work involved, but eating the fresh produce is such a reward. And, when there is abundance, we love to share with friends and neighbors,” says resident gardener, Mae Stoltzfus.
Type of Community
Life Plan/Continuing Care Retirement Community
Range of Services
Since 1989, Landis Homes has hosted the longest-running adult day-services center in the area providing meaningful activities to older adults. Landis at Home, a home-care agency, provides personal care, companionship, household tasks and transportation services.
Landis Homes offers cottage homes, apartments, hybrid homes, Personal Care, Healthcare and Memory Support to over 840 residents on their campus. It is one of two retirement communities in Lancaster County nationally accredited by CARF and was the first retirement community in the area to receive a LEED Gold certification for sustainable construction practices.
A learning and wellness center offers a fitness studio, indoor pool, art gallery, bank, pharmacy, salon, spa and classrooms for lifelong learning. In recent years, there has been a blossoming of a variety of groups and activities initiated by and for residents. Some of these new opportunities are groups interested in the arts, a dog park, singing, the free little library, nature, line dancing, bicycling, anti-racism and life story writing.
Since 2008, Pathways Institute for Lifelong Learning® has offered a variety of classes on campus. Residents, as well as any person age 55 and older in the Lancaster community, can take advantage of more than 50 courses and experiences offered each semester, both in person and online.
1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543
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