Ninth not Seventh Month!
Posted on Sep 3rd, 2021
In astronomical terms, we have passed the mid-point between the Summer solstice and the Fall equinox, also known as a cross-quarter day. Although we still have very warm days ahead, the sun is ever-so-slightly beginning to distance itself from our hemisphere and fall lower in the sky. Apropos, our Four Seasons at Elm Tree residents are rethinking their activities, such as preparing for the community yard sale and trading the pool’s water aerobics for indoor exercising together or in the workout room where some new equipment has been added! Our grandchildren are back to school, so we have more time for each other now!
Our over-55 neighborhood has adapted well to covid needs and limitations; we’ve eaten from food trucks, masked when appropriate, held Zoom meetings, and so many other things we never expected to manage. But, it’s taught us to quiet our minds from negative distractions, thus focusing better on the moment of activity! Now, there is more use of our clubhouse, its library, billiards’ room, meeting areas, and where we meet for cards, games, puzzles, needlework, Happy Hours, and whatever the next Social Committee event has been planned!
Being near so much wonderful country, we take advantage of harvested produce now, perhaps freezing or canning corn and tomato sauce for healthy winter meals. The ovens will warm our homes once again! Meanwhile, we might plant chrysanthemums, dry herbs, paint or make repairs before seasons change. So much is done for us here, we have more time to enjoy our own hobbies and pleasures! As Goethe wrote, one ought, every day, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if possible, to speak a few kind words.
Four Seasons at Elm Tree is the premier active 55+ community located in Mount Joy, PA in beautiful Lancaster County.
This well-established community features award-winning, single-family homes designed exclusively for active adults who enjoy a dynamic retirement lifestyle and the unique charm and beauty of Pennsylvania Amish country.
Our community is located a car ride from:
Baltimore (75 mi. - 1.3 hrs.);
Philadelphia (90 mi. - 1.5 hrs.);
Washington, DC (115 mi. - 2.5 hrs.);
New York City (170 mi. - 3.2 hrs.).
Amtrak access to all of these cities is available from our Mount Joy, PA train stop.
For additional details about our community, click on About Us .
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Friday, October 8th, 12pm at Iron Hill Brewery 781 Harrisburg Pike
Men's Cawffee Tawk -Wednesday's at 8:30 am
Exercise Class - Mon thru Fri at 9:30 am
Water Aerobics - Mon - FRI at 9:30 am
Needlers - first and third Thursdays at 1:00 pm
Men's Billiards - Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
Mah Jongg Tuesdays at 7 pm
Bocci Sundays 6PM