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Lois Martin

Family member of early residents and volunteer

Lois Martin

I experienced Landis Homes from the beginning through my aunt and uncle, George and Grace Leaman, who were the first administrator and matron. When the first 4 units A-B-C-D (now called Aspen, Birch, Cedar, Dogwood) were being built, I remember my Uncle George took us around explaining everything.

Other relatives lived here over the years including my parents. At that time residents, staff and visitors all ate together family-style in one dining room. I have now been a resident and volunteer for more than 20 years. My first volunteer job was in about 1993 in the Dogwood Gift Shoppe and I continue to volunteer in the general store.

I saw Landis Homes grow from the first residents to the large community it is today. I see it as still being the best and friendliest place to be retired.

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