Senior Lifestyles

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Senior Lifestyles

Bucks County Magazine’s



ith the current advances in

hard we exercise our bodies lose strength, our hearing and

medicine and a greater

eyesight diminishes and we become forgetful, sometimes as a

awareness of fitness and

result of normal aging and sometimes from more serious

nutrition, people are living


decades longer than they

Aging can be thought of as a continuum from being able to

were in previous genera-

live on our own to needing various degrees of help. This con-

tions. It is becoming common for people to live into their 90s

tinuum begins with independent living, then assisted living,

and beyond. This brave new world has its upsides and its

and then total care. Not everyone goes through all three stages,

downsides. Having a long period of time after retirement

and many elders are independent up into their nineties. But

gives us time to do many of the things we wanted to do when

even with this group, often widowed, there can be isolation

we were building careers and taking care of our homes and

and loneliness that can cause anxiety and even depression.

children. Now free time is available to travel, write, paint, go

These people need friendship, community and things to keep

to the theater, join clubs, give back to the community by vol-

their mind and bodies active.

unteering and list can continue. The downside, however is

Aging nowadays is often something we face twice—with

that many of our faculties diminish as we age. No matter how

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FEEDING MIND & BODY ennswood Village is a unique and welcoming Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) located in Newtown, PA on a beautiful 82-acre campus. The not-for-profit, standalone community was founded nearly 40 years ago as a place for seniors to enrich their minds, bodies and spirits. A diverse community accepting of all faiths, Pennswood embraces the Quaker principles and traditions of equality, integrity, stewardship, simplicity, peace and non-violence. Residents enjoy apartment home living with a multitude of services and amenities that enable them to pursue interests and volunteer opportunities. Events, activities and organizations are resident-led, including planning trips, inviting speakers, hosting concerts, and more. Pennswood promotes healthy lifestyles through a tasteful dining program and regular physical activity as well as activities that nourish the intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the 450 residents. Amenities include a library, two pools, a gym, bocce and croquet courts, putting green, a dog park, bike paths and walking trails. Wellness and fitness classes are just a few programs


that feed the body as well as the mind. The community also hosts Bucks County Community College classes. Accredited as a CCRC, Pennswood provides an array of on-campus resident-centered healthcare services, including an on-site physician practice, skilled nursing and personal care residences. Pennswood Village is located at 1382 NewtownLanghorne Road, Newtown, PA 18940. For a free information kit, call 215-504-1118. Visit Pennswood Village at


THE SOLANA DOYLESTOWN ive well and age well at The Solana Doylestown, the place for exceptional senior living in Warrington, PA, featuring personal care and person-centered Alzheimer’s care and dementia care. The Solana Doylestown was created for ultimate comfort! Here you’ll find tastefully designed common spaces, spacious, upscale apartment homes, chef-prepared meals, table-service dining, and a wide variety of cultural and entertainment opportunities. Our LifeSTYLE Promise® guarantees you have choice, flexibility and control over everything you do. And our Health and Wellness Navigation team ensures you’ll receive the support and care you need—both now and when medical challenges may arise—to live your very best life. Our team is available to assist you in learning more about our community with a virtual meeting via phone or video chat platforms (such as FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, Skype, etc.). Give us a call today or click below to schedule a virtual visit with a member of our team. *Please note, in-person appointments are currently on hold out of an abundance of caution for COVID-19.The Solana Doylestown is located at 1621 Easton Road, Doylestown, PA. For more information contact us at 213.974.0354 or visit





PINE RUN INVESTS IN HEALTHY SENIOR LIVING s a premier senior living and continuing care community in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Pine Run Retirement Community offers living options for every stage of life for those 65 and better. The 43-acre 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 new 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 high-quality medical care at Doylestown Hospital. Pine Run is located at 777 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901. Find out more about active living options by calling 800.992.8992.



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Now accepting new residents! We know there’s a lot going on. Now, more than ever, we are here for you. As your trusted partner in senior living, we have extensive resources to help you plan ahead. With Leisure Care’s nearly 50 years of experience providing exceptional senior living, we’re ready when you need us.

he Landing of Southampton


offers spacious studio, one bed-

Call 215.310.5204 to schedule your in-person tour!

room, and two bedroom person-

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1160 Street Road • Southampton 215.310.5204 •

Southampton offers premier personal care and memory care services in


Southampton, Pennsylvania. On our own campus, we have plenty to fill the day including a theater, fitness classes,

lotta heart is more than our community

a bistro, and a dynamic social calendar,

language classes, a library, a game room,

tagline, it’s a mission statement. It’s how

life at The Landing of Southampton is

a media room, and much more.

we provide care and it influences every

truly lived with a whole lotta heart. The

interaction with our residents, fellow

Landing of Southampton is located at

staff members, and families.

1160 Street Rd, Southampton, PA. For

Our senior living community provides residents with a unique retirement experience where residents receive per-

Our residents enjoy a perfect combi-

more information call 215-791-6666 or

sonalized care services with a whole

nation of independence and assistance.


lotta heart. In fact, that’s something

With a 24-hour emergency communica-


you’ll hear often around here. A whole

tion system, full-service dining, pet care,




hrist’s Home Retirement Community offers three different independent living residences with monthly fee options to meet different needs. We are a community of neighborhoods spaced on our beautiful 84-acre campus. Christ’s Home offers one of the most affordable monthly fee programs in the region, along with on-site Skilled Rehab, Personal Care and Memory Care. We are large enough to provide quality services, yet small enough to know your name. Located in the heart of Bucks County, our residents find easy access to shopping, concerts and cultural events, physicians and two of the region’s premier hospitals. Christ’s Home Retirement Community – where the emphasis is on Community!


from page 96 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 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



Our Senior Lifestyles section

In our section you can learn about options. It is all

presents a variety of living

about options for a variety of

situations from retirement

things as on campus food ser-

apartments that allow for

nity, cultural programs, trans-

independent living on campuses

cation. In our area aging can

that offer care along a continuum

dignity. Living situations are

of assisted living to total care.

situations that include such vice, outings into the commuportation and continuing edube done purposefully and with now staffed with professionals who



recreation and medical care.

apartments that allow for inde-

Lifestyle can make a differ-

pendent living on campuses that

ence, so it can never be too

offer care along a continuum of assisted living to total care.

early to think about these things for ourselves and those we

All the options that we explore in this section offer residents

love. Aging does not have to be something to dread, but

a sense of community and active living according to the cir-

rather can be another step in our development.

cumstances of each resident. W I N T E R 2 0 2 0 101

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