Enjoying Nature at Springhill Senior Living, Erie, Pa.

Environmental stewardship goes hand in hand with Springhill’s beautiful campus, which features wooded areas, a pond, and miles of lovely walking opportunities on its 45-acre campus.

Residents are key to this active Erie, Pa., retirement community’s green initiatives, including our flourishing butterfly garden.

Established in 2013 by a retired entomologist who lives with his wife in a Springhill Garden Home, the butterfly garden has become a popular spot for residents, associates, and family members to visit.

Residents worked in collaboration with Penn State master gardeners to create the garden and now coordinate with Springhill’s groundskeeping team to maintain the garden.

Butterflies aren’t the only creatures that enjoy our campus. Bluebirds are frequent nesters thanks to birdhouses built by a group of residents who frequent Springhill’s wood shop – a project they tackled after building three large, raised beds that community members use to grow tomatoes, herbs, and flowers.

With our abundance of green space, spring is the perfect time to spot fawns and ducklings.

Springhill’s environmental commitment carries over into our to-go food containers, which are biodegradable, and careful control of fertilizer use to lower the amount of nitrogen we contribute to local waterways.