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FAQ: I’m not ready for a retirement community! Shouldn’t I wait?

Everyone has a different idea of what a retirement community looks like, which is why many retirees may think they’re just not ready to move to one yet.

People often assume that it’s better to wait until their needs change to start planning a move. However, many senior living experts agree that the best time to make a move to a retirement community is while you’re active and able to plan thoroughly for the future.

Moving to a Continuing Care Retirement Community, like Pennswood Village, means having a solid plan for the future. Because we offer independent living, in addition to personal care and skilled nursing services, if your needs are to ever unexpectedly change, they will be met, right here on campus.

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Pennswood Village Pools: Water workouts for wellness

At Pennswood Village, a Bucks County Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), you’ll find residents swimming and playing in our two indoor pools, located in the Passmore Fitness Center. The 60-foot lap pool and the warm water exercise pool make the fitness center a popular campus destination. The lap pool is kept at 82-84 degrees and the warm water pool a pleasant 90-92 degrees.

“It’s a very beautiful building,” says Kay Silberfeld, Pennswood resident. “You can look out the windows to the trees, and it’s quite beautiful, regardless of the weather outside.”

Captivating Aquatic Classes

Aquatic classes are held every morning, except Sundays in the 9 a.m. hour and the 10 a.m. hour. The 9 a.m. class is called Aqua Blend, a combination of cardio and vigorous movements. It starts with exercises in the lap pool, and then moves into the warm water pool for a well-rounded workout.

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Pennswood Village Residents Give Back to Employees with Employee Scholarship Fund

Pennswood CEO Ben Hoyle making his remarks during the Employee Scholarship Luncheon.

As a Quaker Continuing Care Retirement Community, Pennswood Village often celebrates stewardship, generosity, and giving back. The Employee Scholarship Fund is just one example of this culture in practice.

Every year, Pennswood Village residents contribute donations to the Employee Scholarship Fund, a fund dedicated to investing in the education of current Pennswood employees.

“The scholarship means that I am supported by the community,” says Nicole Folston, scholarship recipient and fitness trainer at Pennswood. “The support and encouragement I have received from the residents and my peers has been the most valuable to me through my back to school process.”

Donating to this fund is a special way for residents to thank employees for their hard work and to invest in their futures. Currently, the Scholarship Fund has benefitted almost 100 employees, with over half a million dollars donated.

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FAQ: What is a Life Care Contract?

Pennswood Village is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC, also known as a Life Plan Community), which means that we offer residents a full continuum of healthcare services throughout their retirement. In addition to independent living, we also offer personal care and skilled nursing services.

A Comprehensive Contract

When you decide to become a resident of a CCRC, you’ll pay a one-time entrance fee that typically covers the cost of your apartment home as well as future healthcare costs, and offers you priority access to the healthcare services provided on our campus. The contract and apartment home you choose determines the overall cost of the entrance fee, as well as outlines the conditions of healthcare services. But, how do you determine which contract type is best for you? Consider the benefits of Pennswood Village’s Life Care Contract.

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A Resident’s Reflections on Hospice at Pennswood Village

By Pennswood Village resident, Lorraine Pasadino

Preface

For members of our community who may not yet know me, but do recognize my little dog Casey (a white and caramel colored male Havanese) as we take our Pennswood Village daily walks, my name is Lorraine Pasadino. My heart’s desire is to share my experiences and learnings about hospice care before Pennswood Village ever existed in my mind’s eye, and after joining this community. Also, I’d like you to know that I am a hospice volunteer and, if requested by the resident, Casey and I do visit as a team.

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Pennswood Village Pets: Bring your furry family members

“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.”

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Lynne and Todd Wayman’s cat Chester

Do you have a perfect companion with four feet? Bring them along with you when you make your move to Pennswood Village! We know that you consider your pets to be family members, and that’s why we welcome them in the Pennswood community. Residents at Pennswood already give happy homes to many of their furry family members, and we invite you to do the same.

We also know that some people may not always enjoy being around animals, which is why we have some guidelines for pets and their guardians to follow. It’s truly up to you to decide how much you’d like to be around pets.

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A Day in the Life: The Landscape Department

It’s 3 a.m. on a Sunday morning in February. The snow is falling lightly and the members of the Landscape Department are warming up their vehicles, getting ready to begin a day with no end in sight. This is a day in the life of the Landscape Department during the winter season. They’re always on call no matter the time or day. With a bag packed with extra clothes, it looks like it’s going to be a big storm and the sleeping accommodations will be an empty apartment in the Gurney building.

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Peonies of Pennswood

Browse these beautiful photos of peonies at Pennswood! These are original photos shot by Pennswood Village residents. Click on each image to view a larger version.

Resident photographers: Daisy Grubbs, Margaret Carlough, Frank Follmer, and Yoma Ullman

 

 

FAQ: What is a Fee-for-Service Contract?

Having flexible financial options to make the most of your retirement is important. Pennswood Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Bucks County understands this. As a resident of Pennswood Village, whether you already have long-term care insurance or not, you can live the retirement lifestyle you want with the security and peace of mind of future protection and services.

Joining the Community

With most agreements, a resident will pay an initial, one-time entrance fee when they move into a community (often based on the size of the residence selected), and a recurring monthly fee, also known as a monthly service fee.

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Living Well at Pennswood Village: Fitness Amenities and Services

No matter how you like to stay fit, there’s a fitness opportunity for you at Pennswood Village. The many wellness amenities and services provided on campus make it convenient and easy to stay healthy. Just take a short walk to the Passmore Fitness Center, stroll around the grounds, join a class, or enjoy a swim in one of the pools.

Outdoor Opportunities

Pennswood Village’s 82-acre campus makes it easy to enjoy the outdoors during the warmer weather months (or even the snowy months – just bring your cross country skis!). A scenic, paved walking and biking trail winds through the grounds, through the butterfly garden, bird sanctuary, and scenic campus. You can even bring your furry, four-legged friend along and stop by the dog park, too.

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