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Making a Buzz
April 9, 2015 9:27 pm

Making a Buzz

By Christy Brudin The saws hum. The drills purr. The hammers bang. The woodworkers are making a buzz again. In the Woodshop at White Horse Village, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Newtown Square, Pa., it is rarely quiet. Industrious woodworkers are going about their various tasks—from building shelves to handcrafting tables. Some of them are hobbyists, others professionals, but they all work for free and donate the proceeds of their efforts to the White Horse Village Endowment Fund […]

A Researcher Discovers New Things at The Landing at Willow Grove
April 9, 2015 8:59 pm

A Researcher Discovers New Things at The Landing at Willow Grove

In her days as a market research professional, mother and wife, Patt Wuchter’s life was busy – and she always appreciated any precious “free time.” While she never had much of it, she did fill her spare moments visiting with friends and family, playing on a Rockledge bowling team (for 18 years), and traveling to nearby vacation spots such as Cape May. One place Patt didn’t go to fill her free time was the kitchen. So it is funny to […]

Always a Teacher
April 9, 2015 8:44 pm

Always a Teacher

By Christy Brudin Teaching is not just a job, or even a profession. For the great practitioners of the trade, teaching is a calling—a calling to learn, to educate, and above all, to inspire. Charles “Charlie” Scanzello heeded the call to the classroom early. He became a Professor of Music at Kutztown University in 1970.  Today, his classes are smaller and less formal, but no less inspired. Now a resident at The Oaks, a senior living community specializing in memory […]

Time to Enjoy
December 18, 2014 7:25 pm

Time to Enjoy

By Christy Brudin Few things are more reliable than time. Time, they say, stops for no man. But some people are certainly better at making the most of their time—at seizing life’s opportunities and taking time to enjoy them. Vance and Mary Johnson are two of those people. From building a successful business together to creating their ideal retirement, the couple has been making the most of their time together for 40 years. As an amateur clock repairman, Vance has […]

Not a Moment Too Soon
November 18, 2014 8:47 pm

Not a Moment Too Soon

By Christy Brudin Living in the moment can be difficult. It might mean taking a chance, leaping before looking, or even leaving it all behind. And, like most other challenging tasks, it often takes practice. Deborah (Debby) Wessells is an expert. She has been living in the moment her entire life—from venturing to New York City as a young woman, to marrying her husband just a few months after their blind date, to making a retirement move and never looking […]

Beaumont: Don’t Just Retire… Start Living
November 18, 2014 8:47 pm

Beaumont: Don’t Just Retire… Start Living

Residents don’t move to Beaumont at Bryn Mawr to simply curl up in a cozy corner – they expect to remain fully engaged while enjoying a luxurious retirement lifestyle. Many residents are still at the top of their professions or have leadership roles in area organizations. They are also fully involved in shaping the direction and management of the community. Beaumont is unique in this respect. It is the only top-ranked Continuing Care Retirement Community in the nation that is […]

Veterans’ Journeys Overlap
November 18, 2014 8:46 pm

Veterans’ Journeys Overlap

By Joan Hellyern Two residents of a memory care facility in Yardley, Pa., probably have crossed paths numerous times over the course of their lives, unbeknownst to them or their families until recently, according to the care facility. Staff­ members at Spring Village at Floral Vale made the discovery while collecting war-time memorabilia from residents’ family members for a recent event called “Celebrating Our Veterans’ Journeys.” The community’s annual fundraiser benefited the Wounded Warrior Project, said Callista Oberholtzer, director of […]

Retiring in Style
November 18, 2014 8:46 pm

Retiring in Style

By Leigh Stuart Photography by Allure West Studios At the corner of scenic Ferry and Iron Hill roads, in one of the loveliest parts of Doylestown, is a haven for residents seeking an enriching lifestyle of safety, convenience and culture nestled among Bucks County’s pastoral charms: Pine Run Retirement Community. Pine Run, a not-for-profi­t community owned and operated by Doylestown Hospital, provides a number of world-class housing options for individuals ages 65 and older, with a range of living areas […]

More Room to Care
November 18, 2014 8:45 pm

More Room to Care

The most essential element of caregiving is caring. To truly serve seniors and their families, an organization has to care—about individuals and their unique needs, about families and about communities. Phoebe Ministries is a unique not-for-profit organization that has been caring for Pennsylvania’s seniors for more than a century. Over the years, Phoebe has adapted to meet the changing needs of the senior population, including an increased focus on Alzheimer’s and dementia care that emphasizes both dignity and support. Now, the […]

Teacher for Life–Roland Park Place
October 20, 2014 5:10 pm

Teacher for Life–Roland Park Place

Teachers don’t retire. ­ Their pupils just change. ­ The desires to educate, provoke thought and inspire curiosity never go away. Such has certainly been the case for Gerritt (Gary) Blauvelt, a lifelong educator and current resident of Roland Park Place, a continuing care retirement community in Baltimore City. A native of Philadelphia, Gary graduated from Haverford College before receiving his Masters in Art and Teaching from Harvard University. After graduation, Gary followed in his father’s footsteps and became an educator. […]