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Garden Spot Village Posts Programs May 23, 2018

Garden Spot Village (GSV), 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, has posted several upcoming events.

GSV will host Musical Memories on Saturday, June 2, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the chapel. The musical program is for individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia and their caregiver. The event will provide an opportunity for individuals experiencing the symptoms of dementia to spend a musical afternoon with family members or a caregiver. For more information and to register, readers may contact 717-355-6500.

The Living With Loss Support Group will meet on Wednesday, June 6, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the board room. GSV chaplains Chet Yoder, Marian Harnish, and Ken Martin will facilitate a conversation. The Living With Loss group is for persons who have experienced the death of a spouse or family member. For more information, readers may call Jenny Snyder at 717-355-6259 or email jsnyder@gardenspotvillage.org.

The Alzheimer's Association and GSV will host a Caregivers Support Group on Monday, June 11, at 10 a.m. in the Concord Room. This meeting will be an open discussion. Attendees may bring their questions, concerns, and comments about caring for their loved one. The group is for family caregivers of persons with dementia. By prior arrangement, free respite care may be available for this meeting by calling GSV Adult Day Services. For more information, readers may contact Marcia Parsons at 717-355-6239 or mparsons@gardenspotvillage.org.

The Parkinson's Support Group will meet on Monday, June 25, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Village Square Theater. Bill Parson, certified senior adviser, will present "Paying for Care: Navigating Medicare, LTC, Advantage Plans and More." Free resources will be available. The support group is open to all persons with Parkinson's and their caregivers, family and friends. For more information, readers may call Sherilyn Lapp at 717-355-6264 or email slapp@gardenspotvillage.org.

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Zimmerman Family Plans Concert May 23, 2018

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Memory Loss Support Group To Meet May 21, 2018

A meeting for caregivers of persons with memory loss and other forms of dementia will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, in the Warwick Room of The Heritage, the special care center at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz. The topic for the evening will be "Touching Lives and Warming Hearts" by Darlene Graham, a volunteer at Keystone Pet Therapy of Ephrata.

The group is operating in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association's Greater Pennsylvania Chapter. The public is invited. For more information, readers may call Landis Homes at 717-581-3939.

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Support Groups Will Meet May 17, 2018

The Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, will offer support groups to the community. There is no cost to attend.

The Dementia Caregiver Support and Education Group will meet on Tuesday, June 19, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Health Care Center Courtyard Conference Room. The group is open to anyone who serves as a caregiver to a loved one. For directions and to register, readers may call 717-367-1121, ext. 33764.

The Bereavement Support Group will meet on Thursday, June 21, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the large recreation room in Sycamore North, located on the first floor. Refreshments will be served. For more information, readers may contact Heidi Young at 717-367-1121, ext. 33576.

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Chicken Barbecue Sale Scheduled May 8, 2018

The Garden Spot Village mission team will benefit from a chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 26, in the parking lot at Good's Store, 1338 Main St., East Earl.

Meals and chicken halves will be available from 8:30 a.m. until sold out.

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Model Railroad Club Sets Open House May 4, 2018

The Masonic Village and Elizabethtown (MV&E) Model Railroad Club will host an open house on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. The community is invited to come see the club's G-gauge, O-gauge, S-gauge, HO-gauge, N-gauge, Z-gauge, and standard-gauge trains and trolleys laid on 1,600 feet of track. Club members will be available to answer questions. The Abraham C. Treichler Lodge 682 will hold a pancake breakfast on the same day.

There is no cost for admittance, though donations are appreciated. The Model Railroad Club is open to the community and meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

Masonic Village is located at 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown. Once at Masonic Village, individuals should follow directional signs. For more information, readers may call 717-367-1121, ext. 33253, or visit www.mvemodelrrclub.com or www.facebook.com/MasonicvillageMRRC.

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Support Groups Post Meetings May 3, 2018

Garden Spot Village (GSV), 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, has posted two upcoming events.

The Low Vision Support Group will meet on Thursday, May 10, at 3 p.m. in the Gardens Towers. Taylor Newswanger, VisionCorps occupational therapist, will present "Popular Alternatives to Print Books."

The group is designed to provide information and support to enhance independence for persons with any kind of visual losses. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, readers may call Mary Beth Villafane at 717-355-6010.

The Alzheimer's Association and Garden Spot Village will host a Caregiver's Support Group on Monday, May 14, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Concord Room across from The Harvest Table. Tara Phillips, Garden Spot Village dietitian, will present nutritional news. Participants are invited to bring questions, concerns, and comments about caring for a loved one with dementia.

The group provides support, information and education for people caring for individuals with significant memory loss. By prior arrangement, free respite care may be available for this meeting by calling Garden Spot Village Adult Day Services at 717-355-6226.

For more information, readers may call Joanne Morton at 717-355-6076 or or Marcia Parsons, social worker, at 717-355-6239.

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Annual Jamboree Slated May 3, 2018

St. John's Herr Estate, 200 Luther Lane, Columbia, will hold the ninth annual Red, White, and Blueberry Jamboree on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the end of Locust Street, in front of the St. John's Herr Estate Apartment Building. It will take place rain or shine.

The event will feature fun for people of all ages. Festivities will include a 300-pound blueberry pie, live music and entertainment, children's games and activities, a visit from a local zoo, and alpacas. Tours of senior living apartments and cottages and personal care suites will be available throughout the day. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

For additional information, call 717-449-5988.

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Safety Vest Frolic Planned May 2, 2018

Fairmount Homes will host a Safety Vest Frolic on Friday, May 18, at 9:30 a.m. The frolic will be held in the Crest View Gathering Room at 1100 Farm Crest Drive on the east side of the Fairmount campus. Materials will be supplied to make safety vests and assemble vest-making kits for Amish and Mennonite students to wear when they are traveling on roads.

Volunteers are needed to help with various components of the project, including cutting pieces of fabric fastener or reflective tape for the vests and assembling the cut pieces into kits. There is a great need for more people to sew and cut fabric for vests. Donations are needed also to purchase additional materials for more vests.

Volunteers from the community are invited to participate. Individuals who are interested in helping from their home, as well as students who need vests, may call 717-394-6851. Directions may be found at www.fairmounthomes.org.

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Pleasant View Plans Events April 27, 2018

Pleasant View Retirement Community, 544 N. Penryn Road, Manheim, has posted its upcoming events. All activities will take place at Pleasant View at 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Breaking Down the New Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will take place on Monday, May 14. A geneaology program will also be offered on May 14.

A memory loss support group will meet on Wednesday, May 16.

A drop-in rehab fitness fair will be held on Monday, May 21, from 1 to 3 p.m.

For more details, readers may visit www.pleasantviewrc.org/event.

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Musical Memories Program Scheduled April 26, 2018

Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, will host Musical Memories on Saturday, May 5, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the chapel. Musical Memories is a unique musical program for individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia and their caregiver.

The event will provide an opportunity for individuals experiencing the symptoms of dementia to spend an afternoon with family members or a caregiver. The program is a "together" program where the caregiver and loved one can share a moment of musical entertainment.

For more information and to register, readers may contact 717-355-6500.

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YMCA Kids Marathon Held April 26, 2018

Warick Baxter of Denver won first place in the 5th annual YMCA Kids Marathon at Garden Spot Village on April 13. Baxter and 50 other children ages 5 to 14 ran, walked and biked 25 miles in anticipation of the April 13 race. They finished the last 1.2 miles of the marathon in a race around the Garden Spot Village campus.

Jasmine Travis of Berwyn finished in second place and Ben Doumaux of Lititz came in third.

Warick's mother, Jaime Baxter, won first place in the 35 to 39 age group in the Garden Spot Village half marathon on April 14.

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Program Will Offer Courses April 25, 2018

Luther Acres, a Luthercare community, 600 E. Main St., Lititz, is offering a variety of courses for its spring 2018 "reDiscover A World of Possibilities" program. The courses will be one day a week, and some cover a two-, three-, four- or six-week period. All courses are open to the greater community and will be held on the Luther Acres campus. Varying fees have been set for residents and nonresidents, though some courses are free to attend.

Everyone with Diabetes Counts will meet on Thursdays, May 3 to June 14, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) is designed to help people with pre-diabetes and existing diabetes, their relatives and caregivers gain a better understanding of diabetes self-care.

Safe Driving will take place on Wednesdays, May 9 and 16, from 2 to 3 p.m. This course will identify risk factors and teach partcipants how to apply safe driving practices and will include an interactive clinic to screen the key skills needed for driving: vision, cognition, perception and reaction time.

Yoga for Healthy Aging will be taught by Michele Zerbey, a certified Kripalu yoga teacher, on Thursdays, May 10 to 31, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. This course is designed to help participants enjoy the process of getting older by learning what the mind and body need for optimal health. A well-rounded yoga practice cultivates strength, flexibility and balance for maintaining physical, mental and emotional well-being. Poses can be modified to every body type and level of ability.

Gentle Joints will be taught by wellness specialist Collean Riehl in the Luther Acres Wellness Center pool on Wednesdays, May 9 to 30, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. The sessions are designed for people with joint pain and those desiring a lower intensity class.

Celebrate National Salad Month will be take place on Tuesdays, May 15 to 29, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Attendees will join the staff of Luthercare's culinary partner as they teach the endless combinations of vegetables and protein sources to create a quick, healthy meal. Samples will be provided.

An Aqua Circuit class will be offered with wellness specialist Collean Riehl on Tuesdays, May 8 to 29, from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Participants will discover the benefits of water exercise in this class, which is designed to provide a full body strength and cardiovascular workout.

Registration is required by Friday, April 27, and space is limited. To register or for more information, readers may call Beth Bucher at 717-626-1171, ext. 1691.

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Art Exhibit Features Students' Work April 24, 2018

Garden Spot Village (GSV), 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, will host the Congressional Art Competition in the Main Street Art Gallery through Thursday, May 31. The exhibit opened on May 1 and is sponsored by Rep. Lloyd Smucker.

The monthlong display features original pieces of artwork submitted by high school students from the 16th Congressional District. The public is invited to visit the display, which is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

One piece of art will be chosen to be hung in the tunnel between the U.S. Capitol and the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C. Artwork will be hung for the entire year.

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Prayer Service, Breakfast Planned April 20, 2018

St. Anne's Retirement Community, 3952 Columbia Ave., Columbia, will host an interdenominational prayer service and breakfast on the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 3. The service will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will be followed by breakfast and a musical program by the Dayspring Christian Academy choir at 8:30 a.m.

There is a set donation for breakfast. Reservations are required by Monday, April 30, by contacting Ken Giovanelli, director of pastoral care at St. Anne's Retirement Community, at 717- 285-6121.

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Prescription Drug Take-Back Site Announced April 19, 2018

Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, and the New Holland Police Department will provide a collection site at Garden Spot Village on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, April 28. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., community members may drop off expired, unwanted or unused prescription and over-the-counter medications for safe, secure disposal.

Pills, capsules, creams and liquids will be accepted, but syringes and other sharps will not. The event is free and anonymous. Participants may remove personal information from drug bottles or packages. A law enforcement officer will be present during the collection. Directional signs will be posted on campus.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a program of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and its state and local law enforcement partners.

For more information, call Colleen Musselman at 717-355-6007 or Police Chief William Leighty at 717-354-4647.

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Village Offers Support Groups April 19, 2018

The Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, will offer support groups to the community. There is no cost to attend.

The Dementia Caregiver Support and Education Group will meet on Tuesday, May 15, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Health Care Center Courtyard Conference Room. The group is open to anyone who serves as a caregiver for a loved one. For directions and to register, readers may call 717-367-1121, ext. 33764.

The Bereavement Support Group will meet on Thursday, May 17, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the large recreation room in Sycamore North, located on the first floor. The group is open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Refreshments will be served. For more information, readers may call Heidi Young at 717-367-1121, ext. 33576.

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Students Complete CNA Training April 19, 2018

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Chorus To Perform April 13, 2018

The Gap Male Chorus will be in concert on Sunday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Woodcrest Villa, 2001 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster. The concert will include classic hymn arrangements, Southern gospel songs, spirituals, and modern styles.

Admission is free, but a freewill offering will be received to benefit the chorus's chosen mission project this year - The Potter's House in Leola and New Holland. The chorus was formed in 1922.

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Astrophotography Seminar Posted April 9, 2018

Pleasant View Retirement Community, 544 N. Penryn Road, Manheim, will host an astrophotography seminar on Monday, April 16, at 4 p.m. at Town Square North in the Overlook Lounge. Kevin Witman, astronomy enthusiast, will share his personal photography collection, featuring images of outer space.

For more information, readers may visit www.pleasantviewrc.org and click on Upcoming Events.

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