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Residents celebrate National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

Residents at The Village at Gettysburg were happy to recently help prove that ice cream is a sweet treat you can enjoy any time of year and any time of day! In celebration of National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, residents enjoyed creating their own morning desserts with an ice cream buffet featuring hot Belgian waffles. After indulging, several health-conscious residents were off to the gym to work off those extra calories!

Life Enrichment offers a variety of events and programs

The Village at Gettysburg Life Enrichment team is offering a modified socially distanced life enrichment schedule. Check out what has been offered so far.



Rev. Amy Wagner, chaplain, The Village at Gettysburg and The Village at Luther Ridge, and Katharine Beckman, chaplain intern at The Village at Gettysburg, led the Ash Wednesday service at The Village at Gettysburg. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the solemn season of Lent. During her sermon, Chaplain Wagner said, "It’s an opportunity to give up something that is sucking the life out of us so that we can be filled with God, with life, with love again. So consider taking the invitation this Lent to "repent — to rethink how we think and live." Resident Dorothy “Dottie” Johnson (left) bows her head in prayer during the Ash Wednesday service.

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Parades to Lift Spirits

Team members across our life plan communities help lift the spirits of residents with parades through their respective villages!



The Village at Shrewsbury hosted a parade at the community, providing an opportunity for team members to greet residents who they have missed seeing since this unprecedented health crisis began in early March. Residents clapped, waved flags, banged buckets with wooden spoons and held signs thanking staff. Team members laughed, honked their car horns, danced and waved. There is something special about a parade that lifts people’s spirits!

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Champions Recognition

We recognized the champions of SpiriTrust Lutheran®, through photos and videos set to songs about champions.

  • The week of May 11 we recognized direct care team members with the song, "The Champion", by Carrie Underwood.
  • Our celebration continued the week of May 18 as we recognized non-direct care team members with the song, "I'm Still Standing", by Elton John.
  • The week of May 25, Counseling Services, Domestic Abuse Solutions, Senior Companion, Touch-a-Life, Stephen Ministry & VITA team members were celebrated with the "Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)" by Bill Conti.
  • The week of June 1 HOC, Home Care & Hospice and LIFE office team members along with our LPC sales and marketing team were recognized as champions to the song "We are the Champions" by Queen.