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With the current advances in medicine and a greater awareness of fitness and nutrition, people are living decades longer than they were in previous generations. It is becoming common for people to live into their 90s and beyond. This brave new world has its upsides and its downsides. Having a long period of time after retirement gives us time to do many of the things we wanted to do when we were building careers and taking care of our homes and children. Now free time is available to travel, write, paint, go to the theater, join clubs, give back to the community by volunteering and list can continue. The downside, however is that many of our faculties diminish as we age. No matter how hard we exercise our bodies lose strength, our hearing and eyesight diminishes and we become
forgetful, sometimes as a result of normal aging and sometimes from more serious causes.
Aging can be thought of as a continuum from being able to live on our own to needing various degrees of help. This continuum begins with independent living, then assisted living, and then total care. Not everyone goes through all three stages, and many elders are independent up into their nineties. But even with this group, often widowed, there can be isolation and loneliness that can cause anxiety and even depression. These people need friendship, community and things to keep their mind and bodies active.
Aging nowadays is often something we face twice—with our parents and with ourselves. The sunset years are a good time but they can take a toll on families, especially when disabilities and memory challenges are added to the mix. The
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LIVE THE RETIREMENT OF YOUR DREAMS
Pennswood Village unveils The Meadows, 30 spacious independent living apartments, with a continuum of healthcare services and programs. The meadows offers three new maintenance-free apartment models to choose from, each featuring open floor plan living arrangements, complete with modern amenities. Available in the summer of 2023.
Delightful meadows skirt the 82acre campus, and stately trees shade well-manicured landscaping. You’ll come upon natural swales and creek beds, cross rustic stone bridges and spot several of the 100 species of birds that frequent the campus. Our Pennswood Village residents are very creative with a zest for life expressed in their love for all things cultural. Our community has a variety of art galleries, workshops, studios and performance venues.
In addition to the beauty and creativity, activity and wellness are interwoven at Pennswood Village. The goal is
development of mind, body and spirit, and the reward is a balanced and active life. They are committed to your health and well-being with the robust and personalized continuum of care available with the Life Care and Fee-for-Service contracts.
Pennswood Village is located at 1382 NewtownLanghorne Rd. Newtown, PA. Call 866-504-4043 today for a personal appointment or visit www.pennswood.org.
OPTIONS FOR EVERY STAGE OF LIFE
As a premier senior living and continuing care community in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Pine Run Retirement Community in Doylestown offers living options for every stage of life for those 65 and better. The 43-acre Ferry Road campus is graced with natural beauty and enhanced with the amenities seniors and their families are looking for today.
Pine Run offers a wide array of living arrangements including independent living, personal care, skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation, and memory care. One of the benefits of choosing to become a part of Pine Run’s continuing care community is the comfort and security of knowing that if the need arises, care is nearby.
Pine Run’s cottages and apartments offer convenience, peace of mind and quality of life for residents looking for freedom from house and yard maintenance. Villagers may choose from numerous floor plans to meet their individual needs. And enjoy days pursuing talents and interests, and socializing.
Just a short walk from their spacious apartments or customized cottages, Villagers enjoy the beautiful 37,000 square foot Community Center that offers casual and fine dining options, a light-filled fitness and aquatics center, a 175-seat auditorium, as well as other campus amenities including the Village Country Store,
salon, greenhouse, woodshop, craft barn, and transportation. On-site primary medical care is easily accessible. Owned and operated by the nonprofit Doylestown Health, Pine Run Retirement Community also offers convenient access to highquality medical care at Doylestown Hospital.
Pine run Retirement Community is located at 777 Ferry Rd, Doylestown, PA. For more information, call 800-992-8992 or visit www.pinerun.org.
Doylestown | 200 Veterans Lane
Upper Moreland | 2815 Byberry Road www.wel.org
ENHANCED SENIOR LIVING
Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) is a network of six unique senior living communities in Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, and Philadelphia Counties. We are proud to celebrate over 134 years serving the continuing care needs of seniors throughout Pennsylvania with thriving communities that are alive with possibility.
At WEL, we believe in enhanced living: creating communities that empower our residents to take the lead, stay involved, engaged, and connected. Our staff is committed to nurturing the distinct educational, recreational, social, and spiritual pursuits of each resident. We are more than communities with welcoming living spaces, delicious dining options, and outstanding amenities. Our communities are places to live with unlimited possibilities. Each day, the choice is yours: optimize your health, move your body, feed your mind, pursue your passions, spark your creativity, or deepen your spirit.
Our Doylestown location is in the center of town with easy access to shopping, cultural destinations, and healthcare. This newly renovated community offers beautifully appointed independent living apartments, convenient on-site personal care services, and a rehabilitation and skilled nursing center. Maintenance, housekeeping, and dining plus many more desirable amenities are included, allowing you or your loved one to spend plenty of time
socializing with friends, indulging in hobbies, relaxing, or enjoying a day out on the town.
At Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland in Hatboro, choose from spacious apartments, single family cottages, or private personal care suites. Visiting this recently updated community with new bistro bar and lobby level upgrades, you will see how you can enjoy a worry-free lifestyle, with services and all-inclusive activities, events, and delicious restaurant-style dining under one roof. Visit www.wel.org.
Mercer Hill offers upscale senior living off Hwy 202 in Doylestown, PA. It is ideal for seniors seeking an active lifestyle and the best life has to offer. Mercer Hill is managed by Merrill Gardens, a family-owned company that knows connection is everything. Through innovative programs and a determined commitment to quality, Merrill Gardens is one of the most respected senior living providers in the country.
Mercer Hill offers healthy and delicious, class favorite, and modern trends are on the menu. Retirement living could never taste so good. The community activities stimulate your mind, body and soul. And with so many cool activity spaces at the community you’ll have fun exploring it all.
Give your social life a reboot at Mercer Hill. Did you know that senior living could be so adventurous and fun? Well, it sure can be.
Not only are there choices of things to do every day, but there’s also more time for you to enjoy them, because we will be taking care of most of your chores. Housekeeping, cooking, and home maintenance will no longer be on your to-do list. Instead, you can fill that list with things you really and truly enjoy. A movie theater, restaurant, pub, café, art studio, music conservatory, wellness center, beauty salon, game room, and more, without leaving the building. And Mercer Hill offers healthy and delicious, class favorite, and modern trends are on the menu. Retirement living could never taste so good.
Mercer Hill offers independent living, personal care, and
2023 will mark the 100th anniversary of Christ’s Home providing services for senior adults in Bucks County.
Christ’s Home is one of the few organizations in the country to offer an array of life-enhancing services for both senior adults and children. Christ’s Home delivers on its mission statement every day and in every way. “The heart of Christ’s Home is to serve the Lord by providing services to senior adults and disadvantaged children in an atmosphere graced with love, dignity, compassion, and respect.”
Christ’s Home was founded in 1903 as a faith-based, nondenominational organization caring for children in Philadelphia. In 1923, Christ’s Home purchased Saint Stephen’s Farm in Warminster and opened a retirement community to meet the needs of senior adults in the area.
Currently, Senior Services offers living options for senior adults including independent living cottages, suites, and apartments; personal care apartments; a skilled rehabilitation and nursing unit; and a memory care unit with private rooms. Christ’s Home has been recognized by US News and World Report as a five-star health facility and by the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid as a five-star choice for postsurgical care.
Ground will be broken soon on a major expansion which will include new opportunities and amenities for independent living res-
idents to grow and thrive. There will be 30 new independent living suite apartments. The apartments will include a combination of twobedroom units and two-bedroom units with a den. There will also be a large, two-story atrium lobby with a fireplace and seating. The current dining facility will be enlarged to include fine dining. Outside of the dining area will be a large outdoor patio with many features. Smyth Hall will be expanded to provide seating for approximately 180 people. A new physicians’ office suite will be added, where physicians and specialists associated with Doylestown Hospital will treat residents, as well as local patients. There will also be a small movie theater and a community room. If you are interested in joining the Christ’s Home community and reserving one of the few remaining suite apartments,
contact Mary Thompson at 215-9561802 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You deserve the Best, so let us help you achieve that in the safety and comfort of your own home. We provide hourly care and live-in care, designed to meet your specific needs. Our caring and compassionate professional caregivers are dedicated to enhancing your quality of life.
Founders Lisa and Pat Morvillo’s extensive expertise in healthcare provides you with the guidance and support you deserve. That extra touch goes a long way!
Choose the area’s premier home care agency to keep you Happier At Home. Best of Bucks finalist in 2021 and 2022. Call us for a free consultation at 267 742 3209
When it comes to finding the perfect senior housing situation for yourself or your loved one, the process can be overwhelming. In any given area, there are hundreds of options to choose from and finding the “right” place can be challenging. At Oasis Senior Advisors®, we are committed to simplifying the process of selecting a senior housing community for you and your family. We proudly offer free senior housing services for individuals across the country. We take the burden of finding a senior housing option off your shoulders by handling all of the research and matching services for you. For more information call Scott Burgress, CSA at 215-815-1106 or SBurgess@YourOasisAdvisor.com
generation who is assisting their parents are often themselves in the process of downsizing and planning for their own sunset years.
Our Senior Lifestyles section presents a variety of living situations from retirement apartments that allow for independent living on campuses that offer care along a continuum of assisted living to total care. All the options that we explore in this section offer residents a sense of community and active living according to the circumstances of each resident.
In our section you can learn about options. It is all about options for a variety of situations that include such things as on campus food service, outings into the community, cultural programs, transportation and continuing education. In our area aging can be done purposefully and with dignity. Living situations are now staffed with professionals who offer rehabilitation, recreation and medical care. Lifestyle can make a difference, so it can never be too early to think about these things for ourselves and those we love. Aging does not have to be something to dread, but rather can be another step in our development.