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Posted on March 25, 2019 6:00 PM by Admin
Categories: General
                                                         Spring Has Arrived
 
Spring has finally arrived and considering all the yard work here at Four Seasons is done for you, how about a hike.
Stay local and visit Cove Park , Chiques Park or Rapho Community Park. A little further and there is Chiques Rock near Columbia, or the hiking trail in back of the Spooky Nook Sports Complex, one exit east off route 283.
If you’re not into nature head to the downtowns of Mount Joy, Elizabethtown, or Lancaster to visit all the quaint shops. Finally, you can just stroll along the river in Harrisburg.
So take your pick and get out for some air. The weather is turning nice.
Posted on February 5, 2019 12:00 PM by Admin
Categories: General
We’re now in the dead of winter ( the groundhog saw/didn’t see his shadow week) so what can we do? In our 55+ community we have plenty of indoor activities such as a bowling league, card playing.,  billiards, needling, Etc, but why not take a break and head out from Four Seasons and take a tour.
You can go to York, about a half hour away and tour the Harley-Davidson factory or if you have a sweet tooth, Wolfgang candies.
If you like snacks and would like to see how pretzels and potato chips are made, head to Hanover (about and hour’s drive) and take a tour at Utz or Snyders plants.
Or go an hour east to the Herr’s factory in Nottingham. Another interesting tour is about 2 hours away in Nazareth where you can tour the Martin guitar factory.
So if you like to see how things are made, these are some options that can be done in a day from Mount Joy.
 
Posted on November 15, 2018 6:00 PM by Admin
Categories: General
It’s November
 
Well, now that we are in November , autumn is in full swing.
When you live in a 55+ community like Four Seasons at Elm Tree, you don’t have to worry about trimming your bushes or raking leaves as that is doe for you. So what is there to do? Besides planning your Thanksgiving meal for family if you are the host, how about visiting an alpaca farm.
Eastland Alpacas is a working alpaca farm right outside of Mount Joy and every year in the first two weekends in November they have an open house where you can see alpacas up close ,tour the farm, and shop for some great holiday gifts.
Alpaca in ounce for ounce one of the warmest fibers around, so you may want to pick up a scarf, gloves, or even a coat for those cold winter days that are coming.
So think outside the box and bring your grandkids to a really fun affair.
Posted on September 6, 2018 12:30 PM by Admin
Categories: General

Labor Day has past and summer is almost officially over.

Pools are closing and golf leagues are winding down, so it’s time to think about some culture.

And when you live in a 55+ community like Four Seasons at Elm Tree, you are very close to three cities with many options for live theater, dance, and concerts.

In Harrisburg, just 30 minutes away from Mount Joy, there is Open Stage and Harrisburg Community Theater as well as the Harrisburg Symphony.

In York there is Belmont Theater for plays, and the Strand for multiple forms of live entertainment. The Lancaster area has the Fulton Theater for live shows and concerts, and the Ware Center of Millersville University next door to it for many live concerts.

A short drive from Lancaster are the Winter Center on the grounds of Millersville University and Ephrata Playhouse for even more theater and concerts.

All of these venues have ticket prices that are a fraction of the cost than in Philadelphia, Washington, or New York.

So go out and get some culture and see a local play, concert or recital.
Posted on July 14, 2018 9:00 AM by Admin
Categories: General
                                 It’s Officially  Corn Season
 
When the July 4th holiday ends in Lancaster county, corn season has arrived. And when you live in a 55+ community like Four Seasons at Elm Tree, you have plenty of time to visit either the many farmers stands locally to choose between yellow, white or bi color corn ( a mix of both on the same cob) or just go into town to any of the four local supermarkets, all a couple of minutes drive away. And with no mowing or other outside yard work, you’ll have plenty of time to make corn fritters, cornbread, or just to cook up a few ears.. So head out and try some of our county’s bounty.
Posted on June 7, 2018 11:00 AM by Admin
Categories: General

Do you like trains?  Well if you live in Lancaster County, you’re in in luck.

And if you live in a 55+ community in Lancaster country, Four Seasons at Elm Tree, you are just a short ride from Strasburg, PA and all that it offers to a train enthusiast. There is a train museum, the Choo Choo Barn with its modal train exhibits, and a myriad of other shops and activities to both satisfy your train fixation as well as other areas.

And in Four Seasons, you have all the free time you want to do this, as you don’t have to worry about your outside maintenance.

It’s all taken care of for you.

And if you come home hot and tired just change into your swimwear and walk down  to the outdoor pool or spa at the Four Seasons clubhouse!

Senior living in Lancaster county has its advantages, and living in a community such as Four Seasons at Elm Tree puts you right in the center of most of them.

Posted on May 7, 2018 8:00 AM by Admin
Categories: General
Living in a 55 and over community definitely has its perks.
And one like Four Seasons at Elm Tree is extra special as it is so close to many diverse activities. If you enjoy hiking we are only 15 minutes or so away from Chickie’s Rock county park which overlooks the Susquehanna river with its stunning views. In Columbia, just past Chickies rock park there is a Susquehanna trail visitors center and you can hike the trail next to the center.
And 10 minutes away behind the Spooky Nook center off route 283, is another paved trail where you can hike or bike.
And by living in a 55+ community in Lancaster count such as Four Seasons at Elm Tree, all the outside maintenance is taken care of so you do not have to hurry back home to mow your lawn or seal your blacktopped driveway.
Posted on April 4, 2018 9:00 AM by Admin
Categories: General

Though we’ve had two spring snows so far, by the calendar spring is officially here.  When you’re in a 55+ community like Four Seasons at Elm Tree you don’t have to worry about spring yard work as it’s taken care of for you. That leaves time to do some activities outside the community such as attending live theater. At Four Seasons, we are centrally located to many theaters which show live dramas, musicals, and comedies..

In Lancaster there is the Fulton Theater, which has actors equity productions and the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater with a tasty buffet to go along with their shows. Both are only 20 minutes or so away. A few minutes past Lancaster is the Ephrata Playhouse in Ephrata, and the Rainbow Dinner Theater a few miles east of Lancaster, which offers another buffet to compliment their comedy shows.

Musical reviews and concerts can be found at the American Music Theater, Ware Center and Winter Center in Lancaster, or the Strand in York (each are about a 30 minute drive). You can catch smaller productions at the Belmont  Theater in York or at Open Stage or Harrisburg Community Theater in Harrisburg which are also a 30minute drive.

So put on your theater clothes (though there is no dress code at any of them) and get some tickets. It’s better than spring yardwork.

Posted on March 11, 2018 2:09 PM by Admin
Categories: General
                                                It’s Almost Spring 
Spring is about two weeks away.. We got through our winter without personally moving any large snowfall because in a 55+ community like Four Seasons at Elm Tree, the snow removal is taken care of for you.
And with Spring closing in fast, it’s good to know that you don’t need to mow your lawn either as that is taken care of for you too.
So with the weather soon to be breaking, it’s time to get out in the air and take a walk in downtown Mount Joy with all its quaint shops, or go to downtown York or Lancaster and catch the sites. If you want to go a little farther, hop the Amtrak train (  the station is a 5 minute ride away) and take a ride of a little over an hour to downtown Philadelphia.
Or if you really want to stay close to home, use the walking trails around the community or Rapho park which is adjacent to us. 
So plan on going out for some low impact exercise ,and take a walk.
Posted on February 6, 2018 7:00 PM by Admin
Categories: General
                                                       
Well the groundhog saw his shadow, so we are faced with 6 more weeks of winter( or so it is said). So it’s time to watch the winter Olympics which start in a couple of days. This time they are being held in a town in South Korea that the average American can neither pronounce nor spell.
Living in Four Seasons At Elm Tree, if snowfall is greater than two inches, the plowing, shoveling, etc is taken care of for you. So just curl up in front of the tv and watch the events, and cheer for the Americans.
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