Over the past few weeks, we’ve enjoyed some local media coverage regarding Project Envision, a mission-driven strategic plan that seeks to meet the changing needs of future generations of adults aged 55 and better. You may have seen articles in the Sentinel, The Patriot News, The Dillsburg Banner or via the Central Penn Business Journal. The centerpiece of Project Envision’s first phase is Village Square, an innovative town village concept featuring 80 spacious apartment homes with underground parking and numerous lifestyle amenities including a wellness and enrichment center, spa, and bistro. Village Square will be the newest addition to Messiah Lifeways at Messiah Village in Upper Allen Township. Since announcing this project to Messiah Lifeways team members and stakeholders in early May, more than 160 people have expressed serious interest in moving to the Village Square. They’ve signed up to join the Priority Club which means they’ll have first access to floor plans when they are available next year. Big projects like this create a lot of excitement as we think and plan and dream for the future! It’s always great to share our 118-year story of serving older adults and families and giving people a glimpse of our ministry in action. While we are proud of our amazing staff, beautiful Messiah Village campus, and excellent community support programs, it’s always nice to hear first-hand accounts of what our neighbors and friends think. In late July, we hosted neighbors who live near the Messiah Village campus to a special presentation so they could hear advance news about the upcoming expansion. As the meeting ended, a gentleman spoke out and shared that he and his wife are neighbors and volunteers. They’ve always appreciated living near Messiah Village and they enjoy giving their time to serve as volunteers. He went on to share a lot of positive reflections. The media coverage has been appreciated but moments like that – they are at the heart of our mission. It’s a privilege to serve persons aged 55 and better – to serve their families, to serve our neighbors and friends. If you’d like to learn more about Village Square, visit messiahvillage.org/VillageSquare.
To check out Roger Quigley’s article on pennlive.com, click [here]