Articles on "Senior Housing"

Leading the Good Life
July 8, 2015 7:20 pm

Leading the Good Life

By Christy Brudin Gladys Hane is leading the good life—and leading is certainly the operative word in that statement. She is the president of her church’s chapter of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She is also the president of the Association of Virginian Residents at the continuing care retirement community in Fairfax, Va., that she calls home. Located on 32 wooded acres, The Virginian offers comprehensive healthcare for seniors, from independent living to assisted living to long-term nursing care. The […]

Care and Companionship
July 8, 2015 6:57 pm

Care and Companionship

By: Christy Brudin When Bob and Sandy Kabat bought their house in Northern Virginia, it was still under construction. Through the years, the couple worked hard to make what was a nondescript foundation into a beautiful family home. That was nearly five decades ago. Sandy, now 88, still lives in the beloved home. Sandy Kabat has been able to remain in her longtime family home with the help of caregivers from Old Dominion Home Care. A family-owned business, Old Dominion […]

A Natural Inheritance
April 10, 2015 1:36 pm

A Natural Inheritance

By Michele Berardi In 1681, William Penn specified that settlers coming to the lands granted to him by English King Charles II (Charles called it “Pennsylvania”) must preserve one acre of trees for every five acres cleared. Their descendants extended Penn’s farsighted conservation measures by planting and studying collections of trees. Nearly 300 years after Penn, a gift from Philadelphia-area Quakers helped establish Kendal Crosslands Communities, a continuing care retirement community in Kennett Square, and they immediately turned to improving […]

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 New Home in an Established Community
April 9, 2015 9:10 pm

A New Home in an Established Community

Dunwoody Village offers a wide variety of exceptional living options in a picturesque, wooded setting close to the cultural attractions of Philadelphia. Fourteen acres of our established community have been set aside for our new Penrose Carriage Homes. These spacious homes are designed for discerning adults who want a vibrant lifestyle, as well as the financial benefits and security of life care. The twin-style homes, ranging in size from 2,100 to 4,100 square feet, feature open floor plans, gourmet kitchens, […]

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 […]