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What healthcare options are available at Pennswood Village?

One of the most important advantages to living here is the excellent healthcare at Pennswood Village, which is available to all residents if he or she experiences a health challenge.

“Staying healthy is a big part of aging successfully,” Charles Whitlock, Director of Health Services for Pennswood Village, says. “People who are just starting to learn about our community usually focus on this vital topic from the beginning.

“I’m glad it is top of mind for them, as it gives me a chance to show what a great advantage it is to live here if you experience a health issue,” he explains.

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In Her Own Words: Eadie Shanker’s Journey from New York City to Pennswood Village

Eadie Shanker moved from New York City to Pennswood Village two years ago. She writes about the process that led her to this decision in hopes that her fellow New Yorkers and teacher union members might benefit from her experience:

I retired in 1997 and spent almost two-decades living alone in Manhattan. By 2015, I was slowing down and did not want to live alone in the future. I wanted to be in a supportive community, but I had no idea of how to begin my search. A friend advised me to visit Quaker Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) near the city and others in Bucks County. Read the full article »

Exploring Creative Opportunities at Pennswood Village

The life of the community at Pennswood Village thrives on its residents’ artistic interests and creative energies, which are evident as soon as you step on campus.

“When you walk into the community building, there’s a dedicated art gallery that rotates every two months with an exhibit by a professional artist,” resident Julia Beers explains. “The artist comes, gives a talk, then we go look at the work. It makes it more of a learning experience.”

“Some really superior artists have come here,” she notes.

It’s not just external artists who are highlighted in Pennswood’s art galleries, however. Read the full article »

How a Quintessential New Yorker Came to Call Pennswood “Home”

Claire Speciner

“My move to Pennswood Village from New York City was a progression,” Claire Speciner says. A resident of our beautiful community for more than four months, Claire recalls, “Moving to Pennsylvania was not something I thought I’d ever consider. And now I love it here, especially the people! It’s very different but I don’t miss the city at all.”

Still a practicing psychotherapist, Claire maintains her practice in New York City and visits every few weeks. She also meets her clients via phone from her new home at Pennswood Village.

“I had lived in my rent-controlled apartment in Chelsea in New York for 35 years,” she says. “It was near the High Line and I never thought I’d leave.” Read the full article »

The value of a one-bedroom apartment home at Pennswood Village? A bigger lifestyle!

The trend toward living in “tiny homes” is huge these days. So many people— from those just starting out, to retirees and seniors—are embracing the value of living in smaller spaces. Why? Because smaller space living frees up more time, energy and resources for experiencing life to the fullest!

The variety of one-bedroom apartment home floor plans at Pennswood Village in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, meets the needs of today’s active older adults. If you’re seeking an expansive lifestyle without the work, expense and hassle of maintaining a big home, you can find it at Pennswood Village. Read the full article »

Springtime along Bluebird Trail with the Pennswood Birders

Ann Baker

Ann Baker

When spring takes wing at Pennswood, it’s an ideal time to discover the Bluebird Trail and the Bird Sanctuary located in the stunning natural environment which is Pennswood’s Meadow. “A great way to start is to contact the Pennswood Birders,” says Ann Baker, a five-year Pennswood resident.

Ann is the facilitator of the Pennswood Birders, one of the many committees and clubs that make Pennswood Village so diversely engaging for residents with interests of all kinds.

When it comes to the Meadow, home of the Bluebird Trail and the Bird Sanctuary, “I could go on forever!” laughs Ann. “It’s the kind of tall grass prairie ecosystem that our forebears drove through in their covered wagons. The main plant here is Big Bluestem Grass, which is mixed with other native grasses, as well as familiar native wildflowers such as Goldenrod and Black Eyed Susans.” Read the full article »

FAQ: What are the benefits of choosing a not-for-profit CCRC?

Pennswood Village is a proud, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Bucks County, PA. With a nationally respected name and a BBB+ Fitch rating, we offer seniors a maintenance-free retirement lifestyle in an inclusive community.

Part of our commitment to residents includes our not-for-profit status. Being a not-for-profit retirement community means that once all of our operating costs are met, any additional funds are reinvested back into the community. This not-for-profit status can make a significant difference in the lives of residents and staff members alike and create a positive environment of support and growth.

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FAQ: What do my Life Care entrance fee and monthly fees go toward?

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Pennswood Village is a Quaker retirement community located in Bucks County, offering area seniors an active, maintenance-free retirement lifestyle in an inclusive environment. With exceptional services and amenities, and a full continuum of healthcare services, Pennswood is a nationally respected organization.

Pennswood is also proud to offer a Life Care Contract, an agreement that guarantees residents priority access to multiple levels of healthcare services, such as personal care and skilled nursing, right on campus.

When you become a resident of Pennswood Village, you will pay a one-time entrance fee that covers the cost of the residence and future healthcare services. Thereafter, you will pay for a monthly service package that includes the upkeep of your residence, the community and campus, dining services, housekeeping services, utilities and so much more — all of which contributes to freeing your time.

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The Benefits of Life Care: Federal Income Tax Deductions

Pennswood Village is a proud continuing care retirement community that offers residents a maintenance-free lifestyle and a full continuum of healthcare services, all covered under a Life Care contract. But, what is a Life Care contract?

A Life Care contract is an agreement between a resident and the community that covers most future healthcare expenses. It is the most comprehensive level of healthcare coverage available in a retirement community. With this contract, residents pay a one-time entry fee, as well as a monthly service fee, that covers everything from campus maintenance and dining to amenity upkeep, utilities and programing. The cost of a Life Care contract is largely dependent on both the floor plan and contract type you select.

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Meet Dan Murray: Pennswood Village’s Newest CEO

Pennswood Village CEO Dan Murray

It’s official! Dan Murray is now the Chief Executive Officer of Pennswood Village! Dan began his journey as CEO at Pennswood at the beginning of January 2018 and continues to settle in this month, energetically moving about the community, meeting every resident, staff member and committee.

Dan was originally attracted to the community because of the residents who call it home. “Pennswood has a real sense of community,” says Dan. “It’s warm, caring and supportive. It has a great culture to live in and work in and learn in.”

Before Dan came to Pennswood Village, he was the CEO of Friends Village at Woodstown for more than a decade. Friends Village is also a Quaker Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), located in southern New Jersey. During his time there, he helped the community grow from a nursing care-only community into a full CCRC by supporting the community through a significant expansion.

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