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Connie Stauffer

Former Board member

As I reflect on the 55th anniversary of Landis Homes, I have seen the original vision expand. It has become more inclusive of a diverse population, while also providing new ways of planning for retirement and aging in place.

As a result, Pathways Institute for Lifelong Learning® provides enjoyable, intellectual enrichment and is a way to invite off campus persons to our classes. I was privileged to chair that advisory board for seven years. Pathways celebrated its 10th anniversary last year.

Landis Homes created a plan for efficient land use sometime in the 2000’s. The Stream Restoration project and the Hybrids were the result. My husband, Harold Stauffer, who died in 2008, was part of that planning. I joined the Landis Homes board to complete his term plus 7 more years, and then moved into the first hybrid in 2010.

Currently I serve on the Landis Communities board and chair the new Home and Community Based Services board. Serving on four boards related to the mission of Landis Homes, started 55 years ago, fills my heart with gratitude and the joy of serving.

Return to 55th Anniversary Reflections to read more resident stories.