Meet the Spohns
Marcia loves to cook and entertain, while Clarence, who is a history buff, is a long-time member of the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley and a former educator at the Ephrata Cloister. Their home at United Zion is filled with mementos from their previous home, as well as their travels. As residents of United Zion, they love living in a small community where everyone is regarded as a neighbor. They were joined by their friend and neighbor, Rosene Garman, for lunch that featured one a Marcia’s favorite family recipes, Amish baked corn pie.
The Importance of Kitchen Design at United Zion
Marcia loves her bright and airy kitchen. The room is awash in natural light courtesy of a door and a window over the sink that provides her with a birds-eye view of Rock Lititz. From the window she can watch the comings and goings of visitors to the campus. (She’s convinced she spied Barbra Streisand on one occasion.) Marcia also appreciates the fact that United Zion’s kitchens are designed with seniors in mind, as elements such as counter heights, appliance placement and safety features are addressed.
Dining Options on Campus
United Zion provides residents with a full range of culinary options, including a full-service restaurant, take-out and the Grab & Go Marketplace.
In addition to sourcing locally grown produce, United Zion residents can put their green thumbs to work in the community vegetable and flower garden.
Type of Community
Nonprofit Life Plan Community
Range of Services
United Zion offers Independent Residential Living, Personal Care, Long-term Skilled Nursing Care and Short-term Rehabilitation.
Independent Residential Living offers a choice of apartments or cottages. The new Cedar Heights apartment building plans to welcome residents in 2025. Personal Care offers two-room suites and single rooms. The Firestone Healthcare Center, which is composed of private rooms, is dedicated to those requiring Long-term Skilled Care and Short-term Rehabilitation.
Daily devotions and Sunday services are held in our beautiful on-campus chapel. Our full-time chaplain oversees the spiritual programming at United Zion, which includes communion, hymn sings, gospel choir, visiting pastors, Bible study, prayer group and more. A monthly Catholic Mass and weekly communion are offered as well.
United Zion is home to approximately 160 residents.