2017 Student Art Award

Student Artwork Selected by Landis Homes Landis Homes recently announced Maya Dula as their 2017 Art Student Scholarship Award recipient. Dula, a Lancaster Mennonite High School senior, was chosen for her self-portrait painted in oils. “This year we had a larger number of senior level art students than usual, and Maya’s work stands out,” says […]

Back to Nature

Landis Homes Residents Cherish Community’s Resources By Margaret Gates, Custom Content Editor, LNP May 17, 2017 PHOTOS by JEREMY HESS Charles Longenecker doesn’t give up easily, especially when it comes to preserving nature. When the retired Lancaster Mennonite biology teacher moved to Landis Homes 12 years ago, he decided to reintroduce native plants to Leaman […]

Memory Loss Support Group — May 30

  There will be a meeting for caregivers of persons with memory loss and other forms of dementia on Tuesday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. The topic will be “Purposeful Presence” , presented by Anne Kaufman Weaver, chaplain at Landis Homes.   Weaver will discuss ways of relating to persons with memory loss that honor and appreciate […]

Parkinson’s Support Group–May 15

  The next meeting of the Lancaster County Parkinson’s Support Group will be held on May 15. The topic for the evening is “Recent Medication Updates for Parkinson’s Disease,” presented by Dr. Sol DeJesus, MD, who is a movement specialist at Penn State Hershey. The presentation will be followed by a time of questions and […]

My Volunteer Journey

by Deb Lakeman, volunteer In 2010, I was looking for a place and a way I could be of service. I saw a notice in Calvary Church’s bulletin that Landis Homes was seeking volunteers. Since I live in Lititz, I called Sue Shirk, Director of Volunteer Services, to inquire about becoming a volunteer and the […]

Gratitude for Job Well Done

  by Allen Heinly, Vice President of Human Resources May 2017 Change is coming to the Volunteer Services department.  Since November 2004, Sue Shirk has guided this important work as Director of Volunteer Services. She is planning to retire in June of this year. The scale of volunteers who enhance services at Landis Homes is […]

Hostetter Art Show

A spring art reception will be held at Landis Homes on May 2, with a display of the most recent works of Larry Hostetter. This will be the first time Hostetter, who lives in Lancaster, will exhibit his work at Landis Homes. Hostetter studied portrait painting for approximately 15 years under the instruction of Dr. […]