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Emerald Terraces at Village on the Isle

The first of their kind in Florida, the Emerald Terraces introduced a new hybrid housing model to the Village on the Isle campus. The Emerald Terraces have parking on the ground floor, as well as covered sidewalk access to community center amenities. Each residence functions as a corner unit with multi-directional views and the added…

The Crescent at Oakleaf Village

Hybrid Homes 2.0 Wallick Communities wanted to add a new independent living component to the Oakleaf Village of Toledo community, comprised of a recently introduced memory care residence and a 1980s era building providing licensed residential living and assisted living.  The new housing needed to meet consumer expectations for abundant daylight, open floor plans and…

Lancaster County Children’s Alliance

This children’s advocacy center brings child abuse professionals together in one location to support the needs of victims and non-offending family members. The center’s former location was undersized and was not fully accessible. This retrofit project converted a three-story downtown residence to better support increasing program needs. The 7,400 square foot renovated building contains five…

Architecture Professors Have No Hearts (Even on Valentine’s Day)

Life as a college student in the late twentieth century could leave you a little disconnected from society.  See, most people didn’t have cell phones, the internet was essentially in its infancy, and heck, we didn’t even have cable TV most of the time I was in college.  Maybe someone could pick up the local…

Christiane David

Belgium-born artist turned Lancaster local Christiane David’s artworks are featured once more in our CH Walton Gallery. Her vibrant paintings typically feature still life scenes, nature, animals, abstracts, and sometimes people in bold strokes of color and rich textures. They’re a perfect remedy for dreary winter days! Her artwork—and often Christiane herself—can be found at…

Community Outreach for Wellness

Senior wellness is defined by more than just physical health. As humans, we are social by nature, seeking ongoing opportunities to remain connected to people and places around us. Wellness programming that engages both the physical and mental elements of older adults’ well-being presents creative opportunities for today’s senior living communities. Seniors may experience loneliness…

Outdoor Programming for Wellness

Wellness among older adults has traditionally been considered a physical goal of health and mobility, often achieved in a gym, pool, or fitness center. But senior living community operators are now tapping into the natural environment for resident wellness programming opportunities as well. Today’s senior living population is more active into older age, and often…

Wellness

Wellness Wellness means different things to different people. It now extends beyond physical fitness to include emotional, spiritual, intellectual, occupational, social, and environmental factors no matter the individual’s generation or abilities. Additionally, wellness programs are now seen as a deciding factor in seniors choosing a particular community. “Wellness” is replacing “care” as the guiding concept…

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Landis Homes – Learning & Wellness Center and Crossings Apartments

Community Front Door Located in the heart of campus and visible from the adjacent roadway, the new Learning and Wellness Center fills the need for a community front door. Designed to be a bustling center of activity where connections flourish, the main floor houses a bistro and lounge, art gallery, salon and spa, business center,…