Meet Some Bethany Village Residents


Cruising into Active Retirementsenior woman and man stand by their golf cart at Bethany Village dog park holding a brown dog

Maria Laterra and Kerry Butz began looking for a retirement community at the suggestion of their financial planner. “Go for the free lunch – if nothing else,” she told them. But it was much more than a free lunch that inspired these retired IT professionals to make the move to their Bethany Village cottage at the age of 59 and 66. Read More…


Building CommunityGinny Wilt standing in Clydes Pub at Bethany Village

Ginny Wilt is one of those people who leaves a wake of goodwill in her path. Whether it’s her infectious laugh, serving as an ambassador for new residents, or organizing a monthly breakfast mixer, she’s always finding new ways to make this tight-knit community even tighter. Read More….


Time Was Right for Pre-Retirement Move

Meet Diane and Ed Myers. began their search for a place to retire, they were focused on a two-year plan. They knew they wanted to stay in the area of Camp Hill, Pa., where they have lived for more than 45 years. Read More…


Choosing to move during a global pandemic may not seem like the most logical decision to many people, but for Beth Shank, the timing made all the sense in the world. … Read More »


A Life Rooted in Service

If you’ve ever wondered if one person can make change in the world, meet Bethany Village resident Judith Clovsky. During her career as a mental health nurse, she helped untold numbers of people find a path to productive and fulfilling lives. …Read More


Tom & Mary Lou FabianFriendships, Opportunities Bloom After Move

As a self-described “Type A personality,” Tom Fabian recalls his friends comments when he shared that he and wife Mary Lou were moving to Bethany Village. “They all said, ‘Tom, what are you going… Read More »


Trading Space for More Fun, Less StressSusan Stiller

It’s clear that Susan Stiller is someone who knows the importance of enjoying life.

In fact, it was Bethany Village’s snow tubing and water tubing trips that helped her decision to move to the… Read More »


Why Waiting Is “A Huge Mistake”Art and Cindy Lindsay

For everyone who has thought about moving to a retirement community only to think again and again as the years tick by, Art Lindsay has one thing to say: “That’s a huge mistake.”

At age 72, Art… Read More »


Lowell Starling71-Year-Old Accepts Cycling Challenge & Has Time of His Life

Lowell Starling is a Bethany Village resident and a former member of the Asbury Communities, Inc. Board of Directors. He shared the following with us in October 2015.

What happens when a… Read More »


Mary Anne Morefield Mary Anne Morefield: A New Life in Poetry

In April, my first book of poems, Earth, Grass, Trees and Stone, was published, launching me into a whole new world of being a poet – a busy life, indeed.

(Read one of Mary Anne’s poems below.)

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Ann Chance & Missy GeorgeEast Cottage Home Is Proactive Plan for the Future

When Ann Chance and her husband, Joe Kearney, decided to move to Bethany Village they were leaving behind a light-filled home they had built for their retirement situated on wooded lot in a West… Read More »


Margee Kooistra and Jane WilshusenLife-Long Friends’ Joint East Cottage Purchase ‘Ideal’ Arrangement

Co-housing communities is not a new concept, but it is a relatively new trend among older people. When Margee Kooistra and Jane Wilshusen moved to Bethany Village, they put their own unique twist… Read More »

Tom and Penny CogantoMeet the New Generation of Bethany Residents

As Bethany Village celebrates its 50th Anniversary this fall, we’d like to introduce Tom and Penny Coganto. We invited Tom to write this reflection on how they came to be the second generation of… Read More »

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