Fall Fest

St. John’s Herr Estate’s “Fall Fest” will host a huge indoor yard sale and bake sale on Saturday, September 16th from 8:00AM until 2:00PM. Items for sale at reasonable prices include: household goods, holiday decorations, soft goods, jewelry, wreaths, hand-made items, books, CD’s, picture frames, tools, and other items too numerous to mention.  

Food, including homemade desserts, soup, sandwiches and beverages will be available for purchase as well. There is plenty of free parking at the building located at 200 Luther Lane, Columbia. Rain or shine!


Registration Opens for Luthercare for Kids’ Summer Enrichment Series

A chef. A composer. An engineer. At Luthercare for Kids’ Summer Enrichment Series,your children can be all of these! They can spend a week – or the whole summer – focusing on science, art, foods, the outdoors and more! Our fun and educational summer series, for kindergarten through school-age children, is taught by experienced teachers in a safe, supervised environment at our Luthercare for Kids locations in Columbia and Reamstown in Lancaster County and in Annville and Lebanon in Lebanon County. 


Therapy pig bringing joy, laughter to Luther Acres residents

Pet owners know the special joy of returning home at the end of a difficult day to find your biggest fan waiting with a tail wag or a warm meow. It’s a proven fact that living with pets is good for your health; they lower blood pressure and lessen anxiety, even boost immunity! Interacting with pets – and therapy animals – can also increase opportunities for socialization, outdoor activities and exercise. Residents at Luther Acres senior living community in Lititz are receiving these benefits …with an “oink!”


20th Annual Tee it up for Kids! Golf Tournament and Celebration Dinner on ‘Par’ for Luthercare for Kids Scholarship Goals!

It was truly “golf weather” on September 8, 2014, at the Bent Creek Country Club, Lititz, where 120 golfers spent the afternoon teeing it up for kids in support of the Luthercare for Kids Scholarship Fund. Robert Brandt, Jr., Chairman and Founder of Benchmark Construction (the event’s Anniversary Sponsor) and Chair of Luthercare’s Board of Directors, welcomed a field of generous individuals, corporate sponsors, Luthercare residents and staff all vying for first place. The prize turned out to be four highly desired Championship Club VIP passes to the 2015 U.S.


Healthy Eating Tips for Seniors

When it comes to staying mentally alert and energetic, the right diet can make all of the difference for seniors. Eating right may not only increase your lifespan, but also increase the quality of the life you are living. Here are some healthy eating tips for seniors.

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Make Living In a Retirement Community Feel Like Home

There’s no reason for senior retirement communities to feel like downgrades from independent lifestyle. While some individuals may have some trouble adjusting to retirement from the hustle and bustle of owning your home, there are many things you can do to make the move a wonderful experience.


Spotlight on St. John's Herr Estate

St. John’s Herr Estate is one of Luthercare’s continuing care retirement communities for seniors. This campus provides residents with the ultimate in flexibility; should you make the decision to move into our community, you will have the option of choosing to live in either an apartment or one of our comfortable cottages. Furthermore, our housing options come in an assortment of both one- and two-bedroom designs.

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When to Consider Moving Into a Retirement Community

It can be a difficult decision to think about moving into a continuing care retirement community. Today’s senior citizens often hesitate to do so because they fear they will lose their independence. Many experts believe that you should start planning sooner rather than later; nothing is set in stone, so you should always try to anticipate potential roadblocks. It might be time for you to move if:

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Study: Social Isolation Increases Risk of Death for Seniors

We often hear from seniors that they would rather stay in their home or apartment than move to a retirement community. This is a common reaction and is completely understandable since all of us share some degree of insecurity about change and with unfamiliar things. However, based on the results of a recent study on aging, maintaining the status quo can actually be harmful to your health.


Heart Smart Activities Improve Your Quality of Life!

According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation ( it's never too

late to add activity to your life regardless of your age. Regular physical activity can help you

live longer and also prolong your health, mental acuity and independence to help you enjoy a

better quality of life.

You can keep your heart healthy no matter how old you are, but it does take effort. That’s why

leading senior living communities such as Luther Acres, St. John’s Herr Estate or Spang Crest,