Allowing for Time to Pursue New Interests and Continuing Care
After decades of devotion to their medical careers, Edwin and Gene-Ann Horne have finally retired, but they have no plans to retire their active lifestyles. The couple met in Philadelphia. At the time, Edwin was in dental school at the University of Pennsylvania and Gene-Ann was in medical school at the Woman’s Medical College. On their first date, they attended a college football game; they have been together ever since.
The couple moved to New York City for residency training after graduation. Following his residency, Edwin led his private practice in oral surgery. He later used his experience to teach oral surgery and has helped prepare over 300 students for their own practices.
Gene-Ann’s career was no less distinguished. She launched her own private pediatrics practice and later earned a Masters in Public Health from Columbia. She became the Associate Director of Pediatrics and then the Director of Ambulatory Care Services at Harlem Hospital.
Of their prestigious careers, Gene-Ann says, “Edwin and I both have a passion for the medical field and although our practices have ended, our desire to help people never will.”
When the time came to consider retirement living options, Edwin and Gene-Ann did what they have always done. They researched every possibility and came to the best decision for them. They chose The Hill at Whitemarsh, a life care retirement community now under construction in Lafayette Hill, because the community will feature activities and amenities to complement their vibrant lifestyle.
“After years of practicing medicine, it will be nice to relax, while continuing to pursue our interests and discovering new ones at the community,” says Gene-Ann about their impending move.
The couple’s three-year search for a retirement community ended when their daughter found The Hill at Whitemarsh. She wanted her parents to live close by and was pleased to find a community that will be a short 15-minute drive from her house.
The Hornes chose a two-bedroom apartment home in their new community and are pleased with its spaciousness. “We chose one of the larger apartment floor plans to give us the space we needed,” says Edwin. “We will have plenty of room for my wife’s piano and my large stereo, records, and other musical equipment.”
Beyond their spacious home, the Hornes are looking forward to exploring their new neighborhood. “The community is surrounded by rolling hills in a country-like setting, but we are still close enough to Philadelphia to visit friends and family and continue enjoying the city’s concerts and plays,” says Gene-Ann.
The two medical professionals were also pleased to hear about the community’s plans for a large Wellness and Aquatics Center. “My wife enjoys Pilates and swimming, and I work with a physical trainer twice a week,” says Edwin. “We both lead active lives, and the Center will encourage us to continue the regimens we already have in place.”
Like all of the major decisions they have faced, Edwin and Gene-Ann Horne took the choice of a retirement community very seriously. They did careful research and extensive planning. Now, as move-in day approaches, their anticipation of all that the future holds continues to grow. “We know we made the right decision with this community and are looking forward to expanding our lives there,” they conclude.