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Pathways Institute for Lifelong Learning®

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Pathways Institute for Lifelong Learning® strives to meaningfully exercise the talents and abilities of older adults, and recognizes the wealth of resources they have to celebrate, discover and share. Pathways Institute provides individuals with opportunities to engage in mental, cultural and spiritual activities promoting their overall wellness.


10th Anniversary Video

First shown in July 2018 at the 10th Anniversary of Pathways Institute for Lifelong Learning® on the Landis Homes campus. Interviews with instructors, students and founders of the program in Lancaster County.

Link to Pathways Institute for Lifelong Learning® main website to download course catalog and for registration info.

Link to: Forward in Faith Endowment Fund

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Contact Information:
Anastasia Petrovskaya, Pathways Institute for Lifelong Learning Director
•Telephone: 717-381-3577
•Email pathwayinquiry@thepathwaysinstitute.org

Director Susan Stauffer, pictured center, between Lenora Stern and Connie Stauffer, two founders of the Pathways Institute for Lifelong Learning® program were recognized at the Lancaster 10th Anniversary Celebration and Fall Semester Kickoff on July 24, 2018 at Calvary Church.  Learn more about the celebration and kick-off here.

“My dream is to see Pathways continue forever with ongoing new curriculum and collaboration between Messiah Lifeways and Landis Homes.” — Connie Stauffer was the first chair of the advisory board. She also helped set up the Forward in Faith Endowment in memory of her late husband, Harold Stauffer, to support the operational costs of the Pathways Institute.

“With the new, modern, and enlarged auditorium in the new High Learning & Wellness Center, Pathways will be able to expand its classes and have more efficient educational technologies which should streamline the program over time.  Parking options for community persons will also be more inviting and convenient.”  — Hersh & Norma Leaman served as volunteer hosts for some of the first classes and they continue to serve. Hersh also served on the original advisory board.

We appreciate the partnership with Messiah Lifeways, including the key leadership of Susan Stauffer, and learning from each other.  This program has become a community favorite and has broadened connections between Landis Homes and the surrounding community.” — Lowell & Ruth Detweiler have enrolled in classes from the first semester onwards.  They have both served as class hosts.

A Tenth Anniversary Milestone
Meet Clair Wagner
Pathways Instructor and Participant
Read here

Link to: “Retirement Communities Open Doors to Public”
May 2017 article from Lancaster Newspapers