“Reflecting Christ’s love through service to others”
Type of Community
Continuing Care Retirement Community
Range of Services
Luthercare’s three senior-living communities – Luther Acres in Lititz, St. John’s Herr Estate in Columbia and Spang Crest in Lebanon – offer a lifestyle rich in services, amenities and programs. Luthercare offers active Independent Living, supportive Personal Care, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing Care, Rehabilitation services and In-home care.
Our communities feature comfortable and stylish Independent Living cottages and apartments that entail a variety of designs and address a range of tastes and budgets. We also offer beautifully updated private Rehabilitation rooms, private or companion Personal Care suites and private or semi-private Skilled Nursing Care rooms.
Our chef-inspired dining options make residents feel as if they are guests at their favorite full-service restaurants – complete with a professional wait staff and menus to delight all tastes. Each day, you’ll enjoy choosing delicious made-from-scratch items, including signature dishes, regional favorites and freshly made desserts. We offer dine-in or take-out options, as well.
Across our three communities, we have about 840 residents who are part of our full continuum of care. Of those, about 580 reside in Independent Living cottages and apartments at Luther Acres and St. John’s Herr Estate. Our supportive-living environments are found at all three communities.
A Sampling of Clubs
Our residents enjoy a variety of opportunities to pique their interests, cultivate hobbies or develop new pursuits – and many of those involve joining the fun clubs we offer! We have clubs dedicated to books, walking, poker, water volleyball, special interests for men and women, computers, sewing, gardening, choirs and much more.
We host educational and cultural programs and series that cover many different topics. These programs often include invited presenters, musicians, artists, authors, chefs, wellness experts and more. Many of our residents have deep connections within our surrounding communities and enjoy arranging for guest speakers to share their knowledge and talents with us!
We offer many fun and engaging group activities for residents. Our trivia events, card clubs, water volleyball team – as well as our darts, Wii bowling and shuffleboard leagues – offer some light-hearted competition. Our regularly scheduled wine and cheese mixers and BYOB events give residents a chance to bring their own drinks and meet up with friends to chat and have fun. It’s no surprise that many of our most popular group activities involve food; ice cream and root beer float socials, football tailgating events and trips to local restaurants are always fun activities!
We offer activities for all fitness levels with support from our trained fitness instructors. A variety of classes are available throughout the year, including water aerobics, tai chi, stretching and balance, chair yoga and shadow-boxing. Our fitness rooms feature cardiovascular equipment, such as treadmills, bikes, rowing machines and elliptical trainers along with weight-training stations. Our Luther Acres campus has a heated indoor pool that is perfect for exercise and enjoyment. Our communities also offer outdoor activities, such as a putting green, shuffleboard, cornhole and bocce.
There are many opportunities for residents to volunteer their time and talents in areas that pique their interest. Options truly abound and a sampling includes serving as cashiers in our campus stores, delivering mail and meals, arranging flowers, assisting with campus tours and volunteering on Residents’ Council and other committees.
Do You Offer Activities for Widowed/Single Residents?
We help our widowed and single residents connect by attending meals and activities together; and we also offer a support group for those who have lost a spouse.
Luthercare is concerned with our residents’ total well-being, which includes their spiritual connection. Luthercare provides full-time chaplains who develop programs and opportunities to enrich residents’ spiritual lives, as well as provide spiritual and pastoral care for residents and families. We offer weekly worship services, Bible studies, prayer services, hymn sings, group devotions and other spiritual enrichment activities.