Garden Spot Communities and Frederick Living Announce Finalized Affiliation

[NEW HOLLAND, PA] – The Board of Directors for Garden Spot Communities and Frederick Living announce the affiliation of the two organizations has been finalized. Garden Spot Communities and Frederick Living share a similar mission and values as faith-based, non-profit continuing care retirement communities.

Garden Spot Communities CEO Steve Lindsey said, “We are excited to announce that all the approvals required for two nonprofit organizations to affiliate have been received. We formally welcome Frederick Living into the Garden Spot Communities family.”

Garden Spot Communities’ collective footprint includes Garden Spot Village and Maple Farm in Lancaster County and Frederick Living in Montgomery County.

Lindsey highlighted the driving force behind the affiliation: “We started this journey because both Frederick Living and Garden Spot Communities recognized that the world is changing faster today than ever before. Both organizations believed that the era of the single site and small system organization is coming to a close. As we each looked for partners to leverage our experience and achieve a point of critical mass, we believed our mission-driven, faith-based organizations were a strong match. Our experience through the affiliation process has proven that belief to be true.”

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About Garden Spot Communities: Garden Spot Communities is an active and dynamic lifestyle services provider based in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, dedicated to cultivating vibrant community for purposeful living. Founded in faith in 1990, Garden Spot Communities offers a range of living options and services across Lancaster and Montgomery Counties.

About Frederick Living: Frederick Living is a faith-based continuing care retirement community located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Established on Christian principles in 1896, Frederick Living provides a vibrant and supportive environment where people thrive.

U.S. News & World Reports Names Cedarwood at Frederick Living as a BEST Nursing Home

Frederick Living’s Cedarwood Skilled Nursing neighborhood was named to the BEST Nursing Homes list released last week by U.S. News & World Reports for both Long Term Care and Short Term Rehab. More than 15,000 nursing homes were rated based on resident outcomes, infection rates, staffing levels, health inspection results, and other quality indicators. Frederick Living was one of four communities named in Montgomery County.

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Frederick Living and Garden Spot Communities Announce Affliation

The Board of Directors for Garden Spot Communities and Frederick Living announced the affiliation of the two organizations. Garden Spot Communities and Frederick Living share a similar mission and values as faith-based, non-profit continuing care retirement communities.

To learn more, read the full press release or watch the video announcement, click here.

Online Auction for Benevolent Care Fund

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Frederick Living’s Online Auction to Benefit Benevolent Care is Coming Soon!

  Preview begins May 24, 2023   ♦    Auction goes live June 2-12, 2023

We have a wide variety of items and experiences available for individuals, families and people of various ages and interests. Here are just a few examples:

  • Great seats to the Reading Fightin’ Phils
  • Golf packages
  • Fine art
  • Portrait of your pet by a professional artist
  • Jewelry
  • Disney Enthusiast package
  • Museum and Garden passes
  • Adventure activities including an Escape Room, Indoor Rock Climbing, Dorney Park, Six Flags Great Adventure
  • Day trip packages, Overnight stays
  • Photo restoration, printing & framing
  • Beach Fun package
  • Coffee Connoisseur package
  • Summer Fun package
  • Family Game night package
  • Progressive Meal package, Restaurant outings, Food related packages
  • Beautiful Full Quilts and Wall Hanging
  • Handcrafted Wren Bird House
  • Health & Beauty packages
  • Theater Tickets

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Frederick Living’s Benevolent Care program exists to benefit those individuals who have depleted their financial resources, through no fault of their own. It enables them to continue living in the community with the same quality of care and services as all other residents.

Through the ongoing commitment of generous donors, Frederick Living annually provides benevolent care to those who need it. Your generous participation in the auction helps those in need.

If you have questions, please contact Betsy Natter at

Lighting The Way – Campaign Celebration

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Frederick Living hosted a capital campaign celebration unveiling our “Lighting the Way” donor recognition wall.

Frederick Living’s “Lighting the Way” Campaign was a major fundraising initiative marking a significant time in Frederick Living’s history.

We are pleased to celebrate the tremendous generosity of our board, residents, families, former board members, team members, businesses, churches and others. Each of them played a part in this great endeavor which helped us to exceed our $1.1 million dollar goal, raising over $1.3 million dollars. This success would not have been possible without the help of many.

Thank you to each and every campaign donor and volunteer.

125th Anniversary Videos

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In celebration of our 125th Anniversary year in 2021, we have placed all of our oral history videos on our website as a way to learn more about Frederick Living’s history. We would like to thank Rev. Robert Gerhart, Blake Pennington, Richard Rosenberger and Ron Price for giving of their time to share their memories related to Frederick Living’s history. We also thank Jay Ruth who filmed and edited the videos, which are a treasure. These videos are on our website at