Luthercare: Together in Community

Photo by Nick Gould

Gardening and Nature at Luthercare

When you gather a group of gardeners together at a Luthercare community, conversation comes easily. Whether they’re discussing the variety of herbs or flowers growing at our greenhouse and gardens, remarking on a Monarch butterfly that just passed through, asking if anyone could use the extra beets or tomatoes being harvested or simply catching up with each other, the camaraderie and joy that comes from sharing a hobby is clearly on display. 

“This is a ‘Harvest of Friendship,’” says one of the gardeners, and the others enthusiastically agree. For them, gardening provides not only a way to stay physically active and yield some nutritious, home-grown fare, but it’s also therapeutic to dig in the soil, tend their gardens and cultivate friendships in the process.

“It provides an activity and social contact for those who have been gardening all their lives and thought they might lose that opportunity when they moved here,” says Terry Wible, a Luther Acres resident who can often be found at the Horticultural Center gardens on campus. 

“I call it playing in the dirt. It’s just so relaxing,” says Shirley Wise, a Luther Acres resident and lifelong gardener.

For some residents, gardening is a new hobby that they’ve begun as they settle into life at a Luthercare community. Some choose to garden in designated plots or raised beds, while others bring their love of gardening to the beds and patios surrounding their cottages.

Photo by Nick Gould

Whether your passion is gardening, hiking, swimming, art or music, or something you’ve yet to discover, life here is filled with opportunities for you to be active and engaged. 

Luthercare offers two senior-living communities in Lancaster County – Luther Acres in Lititz and St. John’s Herr Estate in Columbia – that feature a variety of apartment and cottage homes with a maintenance-free lifestyle and peace of mind for tomorrow.

Our vibrant communities are home to fantastic amenities, including on-campus restaurants, fitness centers, a movie theater, woodworking shop and more.

Moving to a Luthercare community is an investment in your future, freeing you from the responsibilities and hassles of home ownership, enabling you to do the things you love and offering you the security of a network of care and services. You’ll have the time to focus on the things that matter most to you and the freedom to experience it all.

We invite you to explore a Luthercare community and experience the difference for yourself. Come see why our communities are more than a place to live; they are an opportunity to blossom and create the future you’ve envisioned!

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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.

Residential Options

Our communities feature comfortable and stylish independent-living cottages and apartments in a wide variety of sizes and designs. Most feature patios or balconies. We also offer beautifully updated private rehabilitation rooms, private or companion personal care suites, and private or semi-private skilled nursing care rooms.

Dining Options

Our on-campus dining options feel like your favorite full-service restaurant – 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.

On-Campus Activities

Our communities offer a variety of opportunities to share your interests, cultivate hobbies or develop new pursuits. On-campus activities include live music events, happy hours, clubs (from walking clubs to book clubs), educational seminars, group exercise classes, a water volleyball team and much more!

600 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543

Luthercare.org • 717-626-8376


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