Pictured: Gathered, for the ribbon cutting at Landis Homes, left to right, front row, are Craig Smith (RGS Associates), Gregg Scott (RLPS Architects), Linford Good (Landis Homes Vice President of Marketing & Planning), Elvin Kraybill, (Capital Campaign Co-chair), Larry Zook, (Landis Homes President/CEO), Calvin & Janet High, Connie Stauffer (Campaign Co-chair), Dottie & Roland Yoder (Capital Campaign Communications Co-chairs) and back row, Michel Gibeault (High Construction), Eric McRoberts (RLPS Architects), Dan Mast (Landis Homes Board Chair), Allon Lefever (Landis Communities Board Chair)
On June 6, 2018, the ribbon was cut on the most recent addition to the Landis Homes campus in Lititz. Many gathered to mark the official opening of the Calvin G. & Janet C. High Learning & Wellness Center and new Crossings apartments. Those in attendance included residents, family members, donors, business partners, employees and neighbors.
“The vision of Landis Homes was nurtured long ago and was founded on a desire to serve aging adults and their families,” said Larry Zook, President/CEO. “Each of you are part of continuing this vision and strengthening the Landis Homes community.”
The new center, which is centrally located on the 114-acre campus, includes an indoor pool, fitness room and studio, bistro, hair salon, pharmacy, bank, art gallery, offices and classrooms. The top two floors in the 103,000-square-foot, four-level center holds 22 apartments. New apartment residents began moving in on May 21 followed shortly by the opening of the aquatics and fitness center offering new services and classes.
The total cost of the project is $53 million and will include two more structures. Now under construction, these will bring 57 additional apartments which will open in late 2018 and spring of 2019. The Connections Capital Campaign raised over $3.4 million through 340 donations in both small and large amounts. Local business partners in the effort included RGS Land Associates, RLPS Architects, M&T Bank, BB&T Capital Markets and High Construction Company.
In closing remarks, Vice President of Advancement Beth Trout said, “We are grateful for each of you here today. Your love for and commitment to Landis Homes is beyond measure.”
Established in 1964, Landis Homes is a not-for-profit retirement community which is home to more than 800 persons living in cottages, apartments, hybrid homes, suites, personal care and healthcare. Another 100 persons are served on a weekly basis in one of the two adult day centers. It is an affiliate of Landis Communities.