We are hardwired to care, connect, and serve.
We are a place to belong, and together we will strive to know and be known; to love and be loved; to serve and be served.
We strive to do the right thing right.
Excellence in service leads to the delight of our customers and the discovery of our best selves.
We believe that selfless love leads to service.
Through Christ-like love, we recognize the inherent value of each person and serve those around us with compassion and empathy.
We are caregivers, not caretakers.
By fostering growth as individuals and as a community, we embody God’s call to bear fruit from each gift with which He has graciously entrusted us.
Innovation [Steve Lindsey – Video]
We fail forward to cultivate change.
We believe innovation and creativity are integrated into everything we do, and engage these gifts to foster meaningful, progressive, and valuable growth.
We will serve with honor, or not at all.
We recognize that service without integrity is meaningless, and strive to be fair, honest, open, and accountable in every action, no matter how small.
Garden Spot Experience
Because so many people say there is something “different” about Garden Spot Communities, an initiative was undertaken to understand what that difference might be. Understanding that, “if you don’t know why something’s working when it’s working you won’t know how to fix it when it’s broke,” a cross-organizational team invested a significant amount of time in observation, interviews, surveys and discussion focused on discovering that “difference.” The goal was two-fold 1) ensuring the difference is sustainable and 2) recognizing if things start to drift off course they can be corrected. The difference was discovered to be the culture of the organization. Over time leadership has been investing a significant amount of energy in shaping a youth-preserving, positive, life-giving culture even though they may not have realized it at the time.
Abundant Opportunities to Live with Purpose in Community
Answering the question: beyond all the resort-style amenities, what do you get? In other words, what is the Value Proposition? The best attempt to articulate the value proposition is you’ll discover “Abundant Opportunities to Live with Purpose in Community.” The operative words being – Opportunity, Purpose and Community.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our board of directors is committed towards fulfilling the mission of Garden Spot Communities: To enrich the lives of older adults as an expression of Christ’s love. Along with a strong Christian faith, each board member brings a wealth of professional and business experience to help guide the organization.
Marlin Groff, Chair
Jeff Goss, Vice Chair
Gordon Denlinger, Treasurer
Daryl Groff, Secretary
Dr. David Vega
Resident Board Members: