The serene patch of land nestled between the bocce court and Timken Lodge, has long been a place where residents can not only enjoy nature and grow fresh produce and flowers, but also embrace some peace and quiet away from the cares of the world.
After Tanya Mazzolini set up a shelf with some knickknacks in one of the common areas inside Summer House at Villa Gardens, the community’s memory care residences, she was surprise to hear a resident tell another resident … “Let’s go shopping!” It suddenly occurred to Tanya, the Summer House manager, to set up a “store,”
His nickname may be Hoppy, but to many at Fredericka Manor, Howard Weiss is also affectionately known as the “butterfly whisperer,” a well-suited moniker that describes his passion for saving the community’s dwindling monarch population. “Butterflies have always been native to Fredericka Manor,” Hoppy says. “The community’s lush landscape is perfect for a butterfly waystation