The residents at Pennswood Village recently held a film festival that spanned several nights to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Timed to be viewed around his birthday, the film festival showcased three films that explored King’s life or other themes in the fight for racial equality. The films acted as a catalyst, sparking conversations among residents about race issues and potential ways to become allies in the struggle to live up to our nation’s ideals of justice for all.
Pennswood Village residents are proud advocates of racial equality, with several different committees dedicated to peace, equality, and social justice. The event was organized by residents on the Peace and Social Justice Committee and the Quakerism Committee, two groups that work for peace and equality in all capacities.Read the full article »
When David Swain and his wife, Caroline, moved to Pennswood Village about 10 years ago, they were excited to begin their active community lifestyle. They explored many of the resident organizations and events, but found none that revolved around one of their favorite passions: traveling. That’s when the two decided to start a group, now known as the Sharing Travel Adventures group, where residents can share their travel adventures with one another.Read the full article »
The holidays at Pennswood are full of activities and events celebrating the season! Families and friends gather to share their traditions, and because Pennswood residents come from a multitude of backgrounds and cultures, there is a variety of activities and events in which to participate.Read the full article »
“This welfare simulation dramatically demonstrates how much time and energy many families have to give just to survive from day to day. It quickly dispels the myth that ‘people would do fine if they would only go out and get a job!’” – past participant in a previous simulation – Pennswood Village Press Release
The social justice committee at Pennswood Village partnered with the Bucks County Opportunity Council to host a poverty simulation. The social justice committee, a wholly resident-run committee, is active within Pennswood and also in greater Bucks County. The simulation was designed to give people a better understanding of the challenges of living in poverty. Read the full article »
Despite having a low profile, Pennswood’s latest ‘resident’ has been getting around quite a bit since arriving recently, and has even attracted a small but growing fan club.
That ‘resident’ is a three-wheeled recumbent tricycle.
Diana Davis has lived in two of the world’s largest cultural centers, London and New York, and now she enjoys the unique culture and community at Pennswood Village. Since she moved into Pennswood in May of 2011, she’s been pleased to experience so much friendliness and an environment that helps her thrive.
“A friend suggested that I take a look at Pennswood because she had heard such good things,” said Diana. “I chose Pennswood because I never had to see another place,” Diana described. “Pennswood was the first community on my list and I liked it so much that I knew it would be the best for me. There’s a different feel to Pennswood. Things like the fresh flowers make a big difference, and the friendly people. People look happy here.” Read the full article »
The strong community bonds that Pennswood visitors sense is often fostered by the family ties of its residents.
Lynne Waymon and her sister, Anne Baber, have enjoyed living at Pennswood for years. Anne moved to the community in 2012, while Lynne and her husband, Todd, joined the community a few years later.
“Actually, my sister was the one who found Pennswood,” Anne explains. “She knew I wanted to be closer to my daughter [Amy], who lives about 15 minutes away from here in New Jersey.”
Lynne saw an ad for Pennswood in The New Yorker and called Anne, who was living in Kansas City at the time.
It all begins with a phone call. For some, this call might mean freedom from taking care of a house, the ability to meet friends for dinner again, and the knowledge that we’re here to help with current and future health care. For others, the call might be filled with fear and trepidation about an unknown: Am I ready for a senior living community?
Whether you are excited or nervous about making the call, or somewhere in the middle, your call will be answered by a friendly and knowledgeable member of our marketing team here at Pennswood Village. One of our Sales Counselors will answer any questions you may have about Pennswood and find out more about you – where are you living now, when would you anticipate making a move, what are you looking for in a senior living community, have you visited other communities, and others. Read the full article »
Until moving to Pennswood Village in early 2015, Henry and Nancy Arnold had lived in cities for decades, and most recently, New York. The Arnolds discovered Pennswood Village through a friend, and once they decided to move from NYC, they made another visit to Newtown. Within hours of coming back to Pennswood, they knew it was the right place for them to call home. During their move-in appointment, though, the Arnolds requested something . . . atypical.
Minimalists, maximizing their lifestyle
“We wanted a studio apartment, and they told us that in years past studio apartments were only for singles,” Nancy said. “But our friend Susan, whose mother was a resident here, chimed in to make sure the team knew we were specially suited for a small space. Luckily Pennswood was happy to work with us.”
“We live a minimalist lifestyle and have learned that living with fewer things is easy,” Henry added. “Our previous apartments were 325 square feet [in Princeton] and 450 square feet [in Manhattan’s East Village], so the 500 square-foot studio here is perfect.” Read the full article »
To accompany the community’s dynamic senior lifestyle, Pennswood Village has a dynamic menu to match. At the helm as Pennswood’s Executive Chef for the past 13 years, Chef Steve Plescha makes sure that residents in the community’s dining room get a taste of every season.
“As the weather changes in the fall, the dishes on our menu trend toward the savory, slow-cooked recipes,” Chef Steve said. “And in the spring and summer, the dishes we make tend to have a lighter taste, with items that are cooked using different techniques; braising, grilling, things like that.”