Articles on "Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)"

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

A Balanced Life–Ingleside at King Farm
August 21, 2014 1:56 pm

A Balanced Life–Ingleside at King Farm

He spends his time reading and writing. She loves gliding around the ice rink. Together, they enjoy a custom lifestyle that meets both of their needs. An introverted academic and former Dean of a graduate theological school, Bill Murry is a published author who still writes daily. Barbara Murry is an extroverted former counselor and accomplished skater who started the sport on a whim at age 62. They may seem like opposites, but for more than 50 years, Bill and […]

Laughing Matters–Pine Run Retirement Community
July 24, 2014 12:48 pm

Laughing Matters–Pine Run Retirement Community

By Christy Brudin Photography by Mary Clark and Natalie Wi Comedy only resonates if it contains a kernel of truth. That’s why comedians have to know their audiences—and their lives—well. Such is certainly the case with The Curtain Call Players, an acting troupe made up of residents of Pine Run Retirement Community. The Players perform skits largely based on everyday life at Pine Run; they, like their audience, understand that retirement living can be a laughing matter. Located in Doylestown, Pa., […]

Friends and Neighbors–White Horse Village
July 24, 2014 12:27 pm

Friends and Neighbors–White Horse Village

Good friends are hard to find. Great friends who are also neighbors are even rarer. The residents of White Horse Village have found both—hundreds of them—at their full service retirement community in Newtown Square, Pa. The friendships at White Horse Village started even before the residents moved in nearly a quarter of a century ago. Now, as the residents celebrate the community’s 25th anniversary, they are immensely proud of the intimate atmosphere they helped to build. Helping to establish the […]

Learning and Connecting–Cathedral Village
July 23, 2014 5:57 pm

Learning and Connecting–Cathedral Village

Forget the old rhyme, “No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks.” At Village College, the continuing education program at Cathedral Village, the pencils are sharp, there are only good books, and the teachers and students are friends and neighbors. Cathedral Village is a premier continuing care retirement community in Philadelphia, Pa. The Village College has been keeping the community’s academic residents engaged in learning for more than 18 years.   Operated and taught entirely by residents, […]

Real-Life Story–The Crossings at Falls Run
April 29, 2014 9:17 pm

Real-Life Story–The Crossings at Falls Run

When Ralph and Patti Myers went to an open house at The Crossings at Falls Run, they enjoyed great company and a delicious meal—and they decided to stay. Located in Fredericksburg, Va., The Crossings offers a full continuum of senior living options, from independent living to assisted living and memory care. Ralph and Patti began searching for a retirement community after he started to show signs of Parkinson’s disease. “We wanted to find a place where he could get the […]