Celebrating the Holidays at Luthercare Communities

Christmas is a joy-filled season at Luthercare’s three senior living communities – with beautifully trimmed trees, twinkling lights, colorful wreaths and plenty of special events and activities for residents and their families.

At St. John’s Herr Estate in Columbia and Luther Acres in Lititz, residents took part in annual Christmas Gala celebrations, featuring delicious holiday hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats, while seasonal music filled the air. The Gala at St. John’s Herr Estate was held on Wednesday evening, December 14; the Luther Acres Gala followed the next evening.

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.


109-year-old Luther Acres resident says happiness is key to long life

Miriam “Mim” Moore celebrates turning 109 years old at Luther Acres in Lititz.

Luther Acres resident Miriam “Mim” Moore, born January 28, 1907, was 1 year old when the first Model T was introduced. She was 5 years old when the Titanic sunk, 21 when penicillin was discovered, 34 when Pearl Harbor was attacked, 62 when man landed on the moon, and 93 when the world celebrated the millennium. Having just turned 109 – yes, 109 – her answer to the secret of living a long life is simple: “Just be happy!”


Luther Acres Hosts an Afternoon Celebration & Open House

On Wednesday, May 2 from 3-6 p.m., Luther Acres, a Luthercare community, 600 E. Main Street, Lititz, invites you to a special afternoon celebration and open house. Meet artist Freiman Stotlzfus and discover the art of living well.


Esther Schwartz Celebrates 100th Birthday

On Sunday, March 18, 2012, Esther Schwartz, a resident of Luther Acres (a Luthercare community located in Lititz), observes her 100th birthday. She was the second of five children and one of three girls. John and Clara Hambright were farmers and their farm was located where the Lancaster Country Club is now.


Miriam Moore Hits Milestone of 105 Years of Age

Miriam MooreMiriam Moore is the oldest resident at St. John's Herr Estate, a Luthercare community located in Columbia. On Saturday, January 28, 2012, Miriam, better known as Mim, turned 105. Mim was the fifth of six children born to Mathias and Ellen Teufel. A Columbia resident her whole life, Mim has fond memories of playing tag and hide-and-go-seek with a nice group of children who lived nearby. 


Cora Rodkey Celebrates 100th Birthday

Cora RodkeyOn Monday, January 23, 2012, Cora Rodkey, a resident of St. John's Herr Estate (a Luthercare community located in Columbia), observed her 100th birthday.  She was the sixth of seven children born to Cora and Richard Hildebrand. Her parents were tenant farmers, moving three times before Cora married.


Rev. Ernest W. Huston Celebrates 100th Birthday

Rev. Ernest W. HustonOn Monday, January 16, 2012, Rev. Ernest Huston, a resident of Luther Acres (a Luthercare community), Lititz, observed his century birthday. This is a milestone his parents would have never thought he might reach. In fact, he wasn’t expected to see 4 months old and if he did, would not be able to walk or sit because of a diagnosis of spinal meningitis.


St. John’s Herr Estate Celebrates Veterans with a Dine & Discover

In honor of Veteran’s Day and the men and women who served our country, St. John’s Herr Estate, 200 Luther Lane, Columbia, PA, is hosting a seminar on Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Benefits on Thursday, November 10, from 8 am to 10 am. Master Sergeant Daniel Tooth, Director of Veteran’s Affairs in Lancaster County, will explain how these benefits can assist veterans and their surviving spouses in supplementing their healthcare expenses. Breakfast will be served.


St. John's Herr Estate Celebrates 20th Anniversary in 2011

St. John's Herr Estate pioneer residents from left to right are Ellen Smiley, June Bailey, Elizabeth “Biz” Eppehimer and Roberta Deitz.St. John's Herr Estate, 200 Luther Lane, Columbia, celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year. There are many events planned for the residents, family and staff throughout the year.