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Springwell Senior Living Community-Real Life Story
May 28, 2013 6:40 pm

Springwell Senior Living Community-Real Life Story

Moving to Springwell Senior Living Community in Baltimore, Md., allowed Estelle Greenberg to be close to her only child, Nancy, who lives nearby. The two of them can often be found participating in community events or heading out to run errands. Except for a brief stay in Philadelphia, Estelle has spent her entire life in Baltimore. She completed her education in the Baltimore Public School System. Upon graduation, Estelle entered Sinai School of Nursing. After becoming a Registered Nurse, Estelle [...]

May 20, 2013 6:57 pm

Middle Class Millionaires

Specialized Retirement Planning Advice   By Clark Kendall As Lewis Schiff and Russ Allen Prince chronicle in The Middle-Class Millionaire: The Rise of the New Rich and How They are Changing America, during the past 20 years, a portion of America’s middle class has been pulling away from their neighbors by amassing significant wealth. Through disciplined saving, shrewd investing or timely inheritance – or a combination of these – an increasing number of individuals and families throughout the Washington, D.C., [...]

May 20, 2013 6:55 pm

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A FINANCIAL PLANNER

By Clark Kendall The board game Monopoly has been in the news lately with the announcement by game maker Hasbro Inc. that it plans to retire the iron game token and replace it with a cat token. Readers are probably wondering what this has to do with the headline of this story, What to Expect from a Financial Planner.  Actually, the game of Monopoly is a good analogy for financial planning.  First and foremost, a good financial planner can be [...]

May 20, 2013 6:51 pm

Getting Home Sooner with Rehabilitation

High-Quality Rehabilitative Services Make a Difference It’s a well-documented fact that patients who have the opportunity to participate in rehabilitation after an injury or illness show improved functional outcomes over those who do not.  Rehabilitation, in the appropriate setting, provides the maximum potential for recovery. The higher level of care provided in an acute rehabilitation hospital allows for improved outcomes and leads to discharge in a shorter amount of time. Rehabilitation Hospitals offer a full continuum of rehabilitative programs and [...]

Real Life Story — Don McPherson
May 20, 2013 6:31 pm

Real Life Story — Don McPherson

Canadian-born Don McPherson recalls skiing for the first time as a boy in Toronto’s High Park. “At that time, there were no lifts, no lessons – just a hill covered in snow,” said McPherson. In his late 50s, McPherson met a man skiing in the Rockies who was 80 years old. He recalled, “I thought, ‘I want to be able to ski when I’m 80,’ so I set that goal for myself.”  McPherson has reached that goal, and has no [...]

An Award-Winning Life
March 15, 2013 7:33 pm

An Award-Winning Life

By Christy Brudin During his remarkable career, Frank E. Braxton, Sr., has held positions ranging from shoemaker to political appointee. He learned several trades, pursued a few different careers and discovered a couple of passions. Frank E. Braxton, Sr.’s, lengthy resume includes positions ranging from his early work as a shoemaker to his many political appointments. While Frank’s job titles are impressive, they don’t reveal his incredible work ethic. His lifelong commitment to service is best reflected by the wide [...]

The Gift That Keeps Giving–Waverly Place
December 17, 2012 5:32 pm

The Gift That Keeps Giving–Waverly Place

In an age where gift cards are ubiquitous, gift giving can seem like a lost art. However, the best gifts are still those that appeal to the unique traits and interests of the recipient. And the perfect gift is usually not wrapped in pretty paper or adorned with colorful ribbons. Gil and Barbara Stein know this simple fact well. Recently, the couple gave their children an incredible gift and quickly discovered the joy of giving. After carefully reviewing the nearby [...]

It Takes a Village–Twining Village
December 17, 2012 5:30 pm

It Takes a Village–Twining Village

They say it takes a village to raise a child. That may be true, but the need for the support of friends, neighbors and professionals to build a successful life doesn’t end with adolescence. At Twining Village, a Diakon Senior Living Retirement community in Bucks County, Pa., residents quickly realize that their new home is a true village. “This is really a village; it’s not just a name,” said Bill Jadney, who made the move to Twining Village in March [...]

Artist at Home in Bucks County–Pine Run
December 17, 2012 5:28 pm

Artist at Home in Bucks County–Pine Run

Enjoy what you do; good advice and lucky people discover it early. Sylvia Roman was always drawn to pottery, the art and craft of working with her hands to create something beautiful and useful. Following this passion led naturally to many other interests. Whether crafting a vase for one of her favorite Ikebana flower arrangements, experimenting with glazes or teaching others how to throw a pot, Sylvia is doing what she loves to do. While teaching pottery in the Pine [...]

Forging A New Relationship–Foulkeways At Gwynedd
December 17, 2012 5:24 pm

Forging A New Relationship–Foulkeways At Gwynedd

For the last 10 weeks, Foulkeways at Gwynedd, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) located in Gwynedd, Pennsylvania, has been partnering with Drexel University’s School of Nursing to provide hands-on training to 16 students. The students are training in Gerontology, which is the study of social, biological and psychological aspects of aging. Two groups, comprised of eight students each, have been spending one day a week working with the residents in Foulkeways Skilled Nursing Care Facility, Gwynedd House. Foulkeways is [...]