Resident Stories

Meet Our Residents

Hear the life stories of our wonderful residents, and get their advice on exploring retirement living.

Nancy’s Story  

A longtime Lancaster resident, Nancy worked as a sales representative and freelance journalist. Now retired, she is lending her talents to Homestead Village, where she works in the gift shop and has become the first female member of the woodshop. Her advice to anyone considering a move? “Make the decision while you can still enjoy the process, as well as the services and amenities that Homestead has to offer.” Nancy also suggests that you visit multiple communities. “You’ll know when you’re at the right one,” she says.

Nancy is pictured here with an antique table that she refinished.

Kitty’s Story

Some might say that Kitty is a local celebrity! For many years, she enjoyed owning and managing the elegant Filling’s clothing shop in downtown Lancaster. She joined our waiting list in 2014 and moved into a cottage this fall. In her free time, Kitty enjoys golf, painting, gardening, sewing, cooking, decorating and bridge. She knew Homestead Village was the place she wanted to live because of its convenience to everything that was important to her. “It’s beautiful but homey at the same time,” she says.” Her advice to future residents? “Join the waiting list early — you’ll be glad you did.”

Kitty with her works of art.

Frank and Theona’s Story

Frank is a very talented artist, and his main focus is oil painting. Theona enjoys walking and reading. The couple also enjoys traveling together. In fact, they had just returned from Italy when they received the call from Homestead Village about an available apartment! Frank and Theona moved to our community to enjoy the advantages of downsizing. They like the feeling of safety and protection they have here. As members of the AARP Chorus, the couple has performed at many local retirement communities and experienced the cultures of these communities firsthand. They chose Homestead Village because they felt an immediate connection here. The couple especially loves the authenticity of the staff and residents and the beauty of the campus. Their advice on moving to Homestead Village? “Don’t think twice; just do it.”

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