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Life Enrichment at Homestead Village: Making Life Better Every Day

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When people think about campus-based retirement living organizations like our Life Plan Community here at Homestead Village, they often focus on the variety of housing and care options available. But innovative accommodations and a safe, friendly environment are far from the entire story about what makes Life Plan communities so popular and unique.

Homestead Village is fortunate to be located in the middle of a wealth of interesting and exciting adventures to explore. Enjoy historic battlefields, museums, nationally recognized gardens, world-class orchestras, Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, our nation’s capital, and colleges and universities that offer engaging continuing education. Within a few hours’ drive on a comfortable coach, we can also be in several major cities enjoying their sights and cuisine.

Not only is our campus in the middle of an amazing location, but within Homestead Village itself, you will find so many opportunities to do that you will have to make choices. Today’s post will introduce you to some of those options.

What is Life Enrichment?

In short, life enrichment is scheduled programming that helps residents open up to new experiences and pursue hobbies and pastimes they enjoy.

The goal of life enrichment is to improve and maintain individuals’ quality of life in mind, body, and spirit. Homestead Village offers a balanced program that includes the areas of education, fitness, the arts, leisure, spiritual growth, and outreach.

A team of dedicated staff members, including a Life Enrichment Coordinator and a Life Enrichment Associate, collaborate with our 28 resident-led activity committees that help to maintain the unparalleled quality of our ongoing program. The team also coordinates trips of various kinds, such as local excursions, day trips to places like Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C., and overnight trips that have recently extended our reach to North Carolina, Virginia, and the New England states.

Homestead Village Offers a Smorgasbord of Life Enrichment Options

Within our community at Homestead Village, available activities are advertised monthly in our “Adventures in Life” guide, which gives all the details of trips, special events, and meals, as well as recurring club meetings and volunteer opportunities, including:

  • Join the 40-member Homestead Village Chorale under professional leadership.
  • Work in the woodshop to design and make your own projects.
  • Join friends in the card lounge playing games like Mah-Jongg and Bridge.
  • Exercise in the pool or become part of a Yoga class.
  • Schedule time with friends to play Pickleball on our court.
  • Attend a Sunday morning worship service, which is offered on-campus, and then go to lunch with your friends and neighbors (café is located just across the hall).

Events Sampler

Here’s just a taste of some of our events that have been featured in our “Adventures in Life!” calendar:

Summer Theater Outings

  • Gretna Theatre – Irvin Berlin’s I Love A Piano
  • Totem Pole Playhouse – Smoke On the Mountain
  • People’s Light and Theatre – Our Town
  • Gretna Theatre – USO

Out of Town Trips

  • April 24 – Mummers Museum in Philadelphia
  • May 8 – Adventures in Baltimore, seeing Walters Art Museum, lunch at Rusty Scupper and free time in the Inner Harbor.

Concerts on Campus

  • May 20 – Homestead Harmony Chorale Spring Concert
  • June 17 – Philly Senior Stage will present Rogers and Hammerstein’s Carousel.

Education Series – Lancaster History: Know Your Neighbors (each week featuring food from each of these cultural traditions).

  • June 13 – African American History: Past and Present
  • June 20 – Greek History: Past and Present
  • June 27 – Jewish History: Past and Present

New England Overnight Trip

July 25-28

Join your friends (including your invited guests) on an exciting bus trip to explore New England! The itinerary includes several delicious meals at various locations including Brotherhood Winery and the Historic Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Mass. A Berkshire Cottages tour and a guided tour of Edith Wharton’s home, the Mount, as well as many other unforgettable experiences, are planned.

Experience Life Enrichment for Yourself

Want to get started on your own life enrichment journey at Homestead Village? We’d love to show you more! Get in contact today to schedule a campus tour, request more information, or have a friendly conversation with a member of our helpful team.

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