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Annual Strawberry Festival to be Held at Luther Acres

The Annual Strawberry Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 10, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Luther Acres, the Luthercare community at 600 East Main Street, Lititz. Strawberries, ice cream and shortcakes will be $4.00 each, and hot dogs, chips and drinks will be $3.00. The Strawberry Festival will be held on the lawn in front of the Luther Acres Healthcare Center, rain or shine.

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8th Annual Red, White and Blueberry Jamboree at St. John’s Herr Estate

The 8th Annual Red, White and Blueberry Jamboree will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the campus of St. John’s Herr Estate, the Luthercare senior living community at 200 Luther Lane, Columbia. The fun festivities will feature the famous 300-pound blueberry pie as well as the wildlife program “Critters Beyond Your Backyard” by WGAL’s Jack Hubley at 1 p.m. Fun activities include games for children, a blueberry-eating contest and a moon bounce.

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Luther Acres Hosts “Be A Wizard of Good Health!” Wellness Fair and Open House

Luther Acres, the Luthercare senior living community in Lititz, will host its 6th annual Wellness Fair and Open House on Thursday, April 27. The day features educational seminars from 8:30 a.m. until 1:15 p.m.; an Open House from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and a health fair from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The health fair, with the theme “Be A Wizard of Good Health!,” will take place in the Community Room at the Luther Acres Towne Center, at 250 St. Luke Drive, Lititz, and seminars will take place in and around the Towne Center.

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Luther Acres Offers Winter Courses

Luther Acres, a Luthercare community, 600 E. Main St., Lititz, is offering a variety of courses for its Winter 2017 "reDiscover A World of Possibilities" program. The courses are one day a week, and some cover a two-, three- or four-week period. All are open to the greater community. The courses are held on the Luther Acres campus and have varying fees for residents and non-residents; some courses are free to attend. The purpose of the "reDiscover" program is to provide an opportunity to learn new things, be creative, enrich minds and have fun!

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Luminary Celebrations Planned in December

Though it’s hard to believe the Christmas season is around the corner, Luthercare is preparing for our 3rd Annual Lights of Luthercare celebrations. The luminaries will shine and campus Christmas trees will be lit at St. John’s Herr Estate on Friday, December 2, and at Luther Acres on Tuesday, December 6.

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Luthercare Recognized for Community Engagement Efforts

Luthercare was honored as recipient of the 2nd Annual Holleran Community Engagement Award at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting this fall in Indianapolis, Ind.

Recipients of this award are recognized for being leaders in the field as well as their commitments to making a difference and bettering their communities as a whole. 

Luthercare President and CEO Carl McAloose and Luthercare Vice President – Philanthropy & Community Engagement Rev. William Snyder accepted the award at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting on October 30.

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Luthercare Awarded Grants to Support Child Care Programs

Luthercare was recently awarded two grants to benefit Luthercare for Kids’ Mentoring Program in Lebanon County and Systems Aligned in Learning (SAIL), a collaborative effort between Luthercare for Kids and four agencies in Lancaster County. 

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22nd Annual Tee it up for Kids! Golf Tournament Supports Luthercare for Kids Members

109 golfers took the course in a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. They were eagerly participating in the 22nd Annual Tee it up for Kids! Golf Tournament on September 26 in support of Luthercare for Kids Early Learning Programs. The course at Lebanon Country Club would prove to be a challenge.

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Understanding Priority Wait Lists at Luther Acres & St. John’s Herr Estate

In the competitive senior living market in Lancaster County, many prospective residents appreciate the opportunity to plan ahead and reserve exactly the style of cottage or apartment they want.

At St. John’s Herr Estate and Luther Acres, our senior living communities in Columbia and Lititz, respectively, we offer the opportunity to join a Priority Wait List. The Priority Wait List is for individuals who are seriously interested in moving to a Luthercare community.

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Recalling a Summer Blessing: Survival Adventure Camp

“Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray.” Proverbs 22:6

As I write this note, I am reflecting on the fact that summer has flown by and we are now deep into the busyness of fall! I can’t believe how fast this year has gone! My grandmother always told me that, if I thought time was going by quickly, it just meant that I was getting old! Well, Grandma, I’m officially old!

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