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  • Willow Valley Communities is an excellent choice for the serious, as well as the not-so-serious, athlete. World-class fitness and aquatics centers and exceptional team members are on hand to support an individual’s personal goals make us an ideal home. Enhancing the body through fitness is a true passion for Willow Valley Communities residents. Perhaps nothing […] The post The Destination for the ...

Willow Valley Communities
Willow Valley Communities
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  • Willow Valley Communities residents love their pets. Though there have been many studies showing how owning a pet can be beneficial to physical and emotional health, if you are a pet owner, you probably don’t need the research to tell you this. Have you ever noticed how you simply feel better when you’re close with […] The post The Pets We Love appeared first on Willow Valley Communities.

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  • My wife and I have discovered many positive aspects of living at Willow Valley Communities since we moved here nearly three years ago. However, for us, the friendliness and social components of the community are at the absolute top of that list. This social aspect of Willow Valley is difficult to know about or appreciate […] The post A Very Social Place appeared first on Willow Valley Communities.

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  • If you are familiar with Willow Valley Communities then you are probably familiar with our tag line, “Life Lived Forward.” It is part of every conversation we have with someone who wants to learn more about Willow Valley and it is at the core of the vision we have for our community.  But what does Life […] The post Life Lived Forward, Living with Purpose and Passion appeared first on Willow Valley...

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  • Staying fit for the increased quality of life it brings. On June 11, 2017, his 60th birthday, resident Ben Hawn completed the Triathlon at the National Senior Games in Alabama. This was Ben’s 89th triathlon. While many variations of the competition exist, a triathlon involves swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession in any combination […] The post Triathlete Ben Hawn appeared first o...

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  • The U.S. and Cuba have had a tenuous past. Sanctions were ratcheted up on Cuba in 1960 and 1961; U.S. President John F. Kennedy made the embargo official in 1962. Diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba broke off in 1961. Not long after, President Kennedy prohibited travel to Cuba and made financial and […] The post The Pearl of the Antillies, Willow Valley Residents Travel to Cuba...

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Willow Valley Communities
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  • Inspiring the students of Carter and MacRae Elementary School — One note at a time, One coat at time, One child at a time. “Before I teach them a note, before I teach them a song, before I teach them anything, I want them to know they matter.” Matt Pavelko is a K-5 music teacher at […] The post Lancaster City Heroes: Matt and Jessica Pavelko appeared first on Willow Valley Communities.

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  • Megan, coffee shop and retail supervisor of our Market Place Cafe and The Overlook Artisanal Coffeehouse and Wine Bar, recently presented another of her highly anticipated coffee seminars for residents. Megan’s seminars are always filled with tastings of the most delicious coffees and culinary delights. For this event, she pared French roast coffee with this […] The post Cheese Babka appeared firs...

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  • Alton Brown, chef, author, and host of Food Network’s “Good Eats,” has stopped in Lancaster on several occasions, dining at Lancaster city restaurants and posting rave reviews about his experiences on social media. During one Friday night’s dinner rush at Luca, the Italian restaurant on James Street in Lancaster city, Brown arrived unannounced with a […]

Willow Valley Communities
Willow Valley Communities
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  • Life-long learning opportunities are always available to our residents at Willow Valley Communities.  One of our upcoming educational lecture series beginning late in February will explore the teachings of four faith traditions.   Over the course of 4 weeks our residents will have the opportunity to hear speakers on each of four faiths and denominations. […]

Willow Valley Communities
Willow Valley Communities
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  • There’s a new trend in housing, but it isn’t a “BIG” one. Known as “Living Small,” “Voluntary Downsizing,” or other phrases, the trend toward simplified living is catching on fast everywhere. Thanks to a desire for a calming atmosphere in the home, as well as a growing level of environmental awareness, more Americans are embracing […]

Willow Valley Communities
Willow Valley Communities
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  • Our Spring Run natural wetlands extend  the entire length of our Spring Run building. These wetlands are a mini-ecosystem that supports all kinds of indigenous plants and wildlife. The wetlands filter nitrates that originate from nearby farmland and turf runoff out of the water. Plants along the meandering stream readily take up the excess nitrogen […]

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Willow Valley Communities
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  • The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has past, and the New Year is upon us. If your resolutions included improving your hearing, Integrity Hearing Solutions VIA Willow Valley, Willow Valley Communities’ in-house audiology practice is a smart and convenient choice. Located on Willow Valley Communities’ campus, better hearing is closer and easier than […]

Willow Valley Communities
Willow Valley Communities
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  • The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has past, and the New Year is upon us. If your resolutions included improving your hearing, Integrity Hearing Services VIA Willow Valley, Willow Valley Communities’ in-house audiology practice is a smart and convenient choice. Located on Willow Valley Communities’ campus, better hearing is closer and easier than […]

Willow Valley Communities
Willow Valley Communities
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  • Violin sensation Rachel Barton Pine will speak at our Cultural Center Theater at Willow Valley Communities on Friday, January 12 at 2:00 p.m. Rachel will share the musical history behind pieces that she will be performing the following day in a concert with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. She’ll perform excerpts and take questions from the audience […]

Willow Valley Communities
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  • Our new luxury apartment residence, The Vistas and the new events venue, Chautauqua Hall, both located on the Manor Campus, have won First Place in a national competition in the Independent Living category.  More than 80 communities nationwide submitted their new construction and renovation projects for consideration in 11 categories in the 2017 Senior Housing […]

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Willow Valley Communities
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  • The winter holidays are the perfect time to enjoy family, friends, delicious food, and good coffee. Megan, our Coffee Shop and Retail Supervisor, recently presented a wonderful Coffee Culture 101 seminar for residents. She featured a variety of dishes that contain coffee as one of the ingredients. Megan was kind enough to share her recipes, […]

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Willow Valley Communities
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  • On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, killing more than 2,300 Americans. The following day, in an address to a joint session of Congress, President Franklin Roosevelt called December 7, 1941 “a date which will live in infamy.” Congress then declared War on Japan, which ushered the United States […]

Willow Valley Communities
Willow Valley Communities
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  • Be inspired for the holidays and learn more about our communities at our 2017 Holiday Home Tour on Thursday, December 14. Our self-guided tour begins at the Cultural Center Upper Level and is sure to spark holiday cheer.  You’ll see a variety of residences and amenities on our Lakes Campus decorated for the season. One of […]

Willow Valley Communities
Willow Valley Communities
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  • Willow Valley Communities raised $7,000 in a cornhole tournament, to benefit the School District of Lancaster. The funds raised will be available to assist graduating seniors in their quest to further their education. The check was presented by John G. Swanson, CEO of Willow Valley Communities, to Dr. Damaris Rau, Superintendent of the School District […]

Willow Valley Communities
Willow Valley Communities
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  • Congratulations to Willow Valley Communities resident Ross Fairweather. Ross was in the spotlight this week as 1 of 8 recipients of WGAL’s and PCESU’s prestigious 8 Who Care Award. She was honored for her extraordinary commitment to the children of Carter & MacRae Elementary School in the School District of Lancaster. Ross organizes Willow Valley Communities […]

Willow Valley Communities
Willow Valley Communities
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  • On Monday, November 13 at 3:30 p.m., in a special dedication ceremony at the park on the Lakes Campus, we will unveil a new dog park honoring the memory of a much loved resident dog. This dog park is named for Balti, a beautiful Siberian Husky, who was owned by Willow Valley residents Red and […]

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  • We can’t promise that you won’t FALL in love with these buttery Shortbread Cookies from Megan, of our Market Place Café at Lakes and The Overlook Artisanal Coffee House and Wine Bar in our North Community. They are spectacular for the autumn season and they taste divine; sinfully buttery and delectably tender. Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose […]

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Willow Valley Communities
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  • Since 1996, Details has been a downtown Lancaster gift boutique for cards, gifts, home accents, specialized printing, one-of-a-kind work from local artisans, and many other items made in the USA. Details has beautiful home décor items including unique pillows or throws and other items to help make over any room. A wide variety of frames, […]

Willow Valley Communities
Willow Valley Communities
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  • Lancaster County has always been a popular retirement destination thanks to the low cost of living, beautiful scenery, great arts and entertainment, vibrant downtown and high quality health care. But a recent U.S. News & World Report placed Lancaster second in the nation in its ranking of the 2018 Best Places to Retire in the […]

Willow Valley Communities
Willow Valley Communities
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  • An amazing example of a Life Lived Forward, Willow Valley Communities’ resident Dale Johnson is riding a bike across  the country for a cause and helping people along the way. We asked him to slow down just long enough to fill us in on his current adventure. Dale is now at the halfway point on […]

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