US News & World Report Gives Top Ranking
Landis Homes is pleased to be recently ranked as a top performing nursing home by US News & World Report. Congratulations to the team members serving residents who live in healthcare households.
Landis Homes was selected as a favorite or runner-up by Lancaster newspaper readers in three categories in the LNP Readers’ Choice Awards for 2017. Annually local readers select their favorite local businesses and service providers in many categories, including dining, apparel, leisure, finance, education, medical groups and home improvement.
Voters who participated in the Readers’ Choice Awards again chose Landis Homes Personal Care as the favorite and Landis at Home was chosen the favorite Home Health Care. Landis Homes was chosen as the runner up favorite Senior Living Community in the area. In addition, Steeple View Lofts, which is also part of Landis Communities, was selected as the favorite Apartment Community.
Another on campus recognition went to Judy Errigo, from the campus branch of People’s Bank, who was named the Friendliest Teller. Congratulations to all of the favorites!
Two Receive State Awards
June 17, 2015
Two persons received state awards for their involvements in Landis Homes over the past year. Ruth Johnson, who coordinates the Parkinson’s Support Group, received the award for Volunteer of the Year from Landis Homes, and Eva Bering, Vice President of Operations, received the award for Leader of the Year from Landis Communities.
These Distinguished Service awards were presented to Ruth and Eva at the LeadingAge PA annual conference in Hershey, PA, on June 17. LeadingAge PA is an association of non-profit senior services that advocate for public policy initiatives, which support individual rights, quality care, equitable access, and reimbursement for seniors throughout Pennsylvania.
Presented to Ruth, the Volunteer of the Year Award is given to an individual who has enhanced the quality of life of seniors through volunteer work for the benefit of the residents, member organization and/or the greater community. Ruth brought the support group to Landis Homes more than 25 years ago. Ruth was recognized for “tireless dedication and compassion whose greatest contribution is that of grass roots advocacy and community building within the Lancaster County community and surrounding areas,” read the awards program.
The Leader of the Year Award is presented to individuals that demonstrate excellence in management or governance accountability, are pro-active in quality of care to residents, and have played a pivotal role in overall operations leading to organizational success.
The presenter noted that Eva “is a true leader in every aspect,” and that she was recognized for, “her history of exceptional leadership and record of service, dedication and foresight.” Eva and Ruth, along with friends, family and colleagues were hosted at a brunch following the award presentation, attended by other distinguished award winners who won in other categories. “The support group is a way for me to help others,” said Ruth. “I am both surprised and humbled by this award.”
LeadingAge PA Board Chair Angela Dohrman, center, poses with Ruth Johnson
and Eva Bering holding their awards at the awards brunch in Hershey.
Award from National Association of Home Builders
In February 2014, Linford L. Good, Vice President of Planning and Marketing at Landis Homes, James A. Mehaffey, AIA, Associate at RLPS Architects, and Mark A. Hackenburg, RLA, Principal at RGS Associates proudly accepted a Gold Award at the National Association of Home Builders’ 50+ Housing Awards in Recognition of Sustainable Features for the South Campus Expansion at Landis Homes.
The NAHB 50+ Housing Council’s Best of 50+ Housing Awards program is the industry’s most prestigious national awards program honoring excellence in building, design and marketing of housing for boomers and beyond. The Best of 50+ Housing Awards are viewed by the industry and media as a showcase for innovation, emerging trends and quality housing for the mature demographic. Award recipients were selected by a jury panel comprised of industry professionals who specialize in the areas of active adult, services-enriched, marketing and lifestyle for the 50+ housing industry.
RGS Associates is an award-winning landscape architecture and civil engineering firm who provides their clients with creative site design and entitlement services beginning with initial feasibility investigations and continuing through project construction.
Floodplain Restoration Subject of Winning Video
LandStudies, Inc. (LSI), a Lititz based environmental planning and restoration firm, won first place in the Water Environment Federation’s second annual StormTV Project video competition. They received the award in the “for-profit” projects category for their “Landis Homes Restoration” video which highlights an innovative floodplain restoration project. The winning video from LSI was featured during the Stormwater Congress award ceremony at the 86th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and conference in Chicago, IL on October 5-7, 2013.
Click here to view 3-minute video from LandStudies to learn more about
this project and benefits to the Chesapeake Bay
LEED Project of the Year Awarded
The new hybrid and cottage homes on the south side of campus have been awarded the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) 2012 Project of the Year. Read article.
Award for Entrance Lobby Renovations
A recent improvement to the Residential Living Entrance Lobby at Landis Homes was recognized by Environments for Aging’s 4th Annual Remodel/Renovation Competition. Submissions included more than 100 entries. The Entrance Lobby was runner-up in the Public Spaces category. This renovation transformed the lobby into an updated, warm and homelike environment, incorporating a raised ceiling with curving bulkheads, leading the eye into the space and giving it an aura of spaciousness.
Cornerstone Design Architects, Godshall Commercial Interiors and EG Stoltzfus Construction, all of Lancaster, designed and constructed the renovations. Submissions were reviewed by a panel of 30 judges invited from the Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments. One judge commented, “Some bold design moves: moving walls, opening up corridors to create vistas through the space and a more open feeling.”
LEED Gold Building Certification Celebrated
Landis Homes recently celebrated the LEED® Gold certification received for its new expansion on the south part of its 114-acre campus. Established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. There are currently only a handful of LEED Gold structures in Lancaster County. Read more.
Associated Builders & Contractors Award
EG Stoltzfus Construction, LLC, received an award for the renovations at the Residential Living Entrance and Dining Rooms. Six construction phases affecting 10 areas of operation took place to replace right-angeled, narrow hallwyas with spacious corridors and longer sight lines, with little impact on dining and support services to residents.
2012 Craftsmanship Award
Benchmark Construction received the Mid-Atlantic Builders Exchange Craftsmanship Award for the woodworking in the hearth rooms of the Hybrid homes on Wisteria at Landis Homes. Pictured is Mike Nace, one of the 4 carpenters who worked on the project, and Linford Good, Vice President of Planning and Marketing.
2011 Excellence in Construction Awards
Landis Homes Hybrid Homes received recognition at the Excellence in Construction Awards Gala hosted by the Associated Builders and Contractors, Keystone Chapter. Benchmark Construction Company of Brownstown won the Award of Excellence in the Residential New Multi-Unit category for construction of the homes. The awards program has become the premier competition within the construction industry that recognizes outstanding construction projects across the region. The Excellence Award, the top honor, is given to the top winner of each category.
2011 Green Awards
Hybrid Homes were selected for LEED Green Award. Each year Associated Builders and Contractors Keystone Chapter recognize outstanding green construction projects across the region. The judges said this, “An alternate to traditional residences, hybrid homes provide a higher density living model with a more compact footprint, which helps to preserve open space.”
DESIGN’s Environments for Aging 2011 Design Showcase
Hybrid Homes were selected for Showcase as independent living (within a CCRC). Long-Term Living, The Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments, The Center for Health Design and the American Society of Interior Designers annually present a Design Showcase edition featuring architectural and design firms from across North America. All projects are reviewed by a jury of long-term care architects, designers, educators and providers
2011 Ethics is Business Recognition
The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Samaritan Counseling Center annually sponsor an Ethics in Business Award honoring businesses and organizations in the Lancaster, Pa., region that have achieved excellence in ethical business practices. This year, Landis Homes was selected as one of the five final nominees.