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Every day Pennswood Village is abuzz with activity. From art gallery shows and yoga classes, to lifelong learning opportunities and cultural performances, residents can always find an abundance of things to see and do. This page posts the latest news about events and happenings, from announcements about your favorite causes to new staff members. Just click on the title of the press release to get all the details. Be sure to check back often, as items are updated regularly. Also, if you have news to share, please call 215-504-1118 or email us at info@pennswood.org.

 

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Pennswood Art Gallery Features Works by Bettina Clowney

Artist Talk and Opening on Sunday, May 21, 2017

 

On Sunday, May 21, 2017, an exhibit of paintings by Bettina Clowney will  open at The Pennswood Art Gallery, 1392 Newtown-Langhorne Road,  Newtown, PA with a wine and cheese reception from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. preceded by an illustrated presentation by the artist from 2:00 to 3:00 in Penn Hall.  Both events are free and open to the public.

Clowney’s work  bridges abstraction and representation  and ranges in subject matter from figurative to still life rendered in a variety of mediums – oil, watercolor, and pencil. She says she is drawn to incorporating patterns and shapes such as arches and entryways into large, complex, multiple object compositions with lines to indicate a space within a space and grids to allude to another kind of spatial perception. Many times through the addition of a simple decorative line she indicates an unrealized part of a figure, map or object bringing negative space alive as a concrete part of the work.

Clowney, a Philadelphia based artist and a graduate of Temple’s Tyler College of Art, says, “In my current figurative work there are often two or three views of one figure … (emphasizing) space and time … and the many aspects in being ourselves.”

The Pennswood Art Gallery, which has been exhibiting artists for 34 years including such famous names as Harry Leith Ross, Daniel Garber, and more recently Jon Redmond, Earl B. Lewis, Pat Martin, and William Hogan is a non-profit, fine art gallery located in Pennswood Village. For information about the exhibit and pre-opening artist’s presentation call 215-968-9110

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Pennswood Village is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) for people 65 and over. Nestled in the beautiful countryside of Bucks County, PA, Pennswood is a welcoming place of true hospitality that offers many opportunities for physical, intellectual, social and spiritual growth. Find out more at pennswood.org.


PENNSWOOD VILLAGE HOSTED ROUNDTABLE ON MEDICARE, MEDICARE REFORM, AND HEALTH CARE REFORM WITH SENATOR BOB CASEY ON JANUARY 23

Senator Bob Casey visited Pennswood Village on Monday, January 23 for a roundtable discussion on Medicare, Medicare Reform, and Health Care Reform. Participants included: David Swain, Pennswood Village Resident, Dr. Firas Saidi, Pennswood Village Medical Director, Najja Orr, Director Bucks County Area Agency on Aging, Lance Mervine, Pennswood Village Board and heath care executive, Dan Drake, VP Continuing Care, St Mary Medical Center, and Anne Henry, VP Government Affairs LeadingAge PA. The event was covered by The Intelligencer: http://www.theintell.com/news/local/senator-bob-casey-talks-medicare-in-middletown/article_ace7261a-e198-11e6-9820-634cad27edae.html


BUCKS COUNTY RETIREMENT COMMUNITY PARTNERS WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY IN MISSION TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Pennswood Village donates used materials to assist Habitat for Humanity in raising funds to provide local families with affordable housing.

November 15, 2016: Newtown, PA — Pennswood Village, an established Bucks County retirement community, has partnered with ReStore of Langhorne, a Habitat for Humanity store that sells used home goods, furnishings, appliances, cabinets, and more to raise money in order to create affordable housing for local families. When Pennswood Village renovates a residence on its campus, the gently used cabinets and appliances are donated to ReStore where they can be given a new life.

“Pennswood was one of our first partnerships, and it’s been a wonderful partnership,” says Tracy Mulvaney, manager of the ReStore in the Langhorne Square Shopping Center.

“We’re always looking for ways to give back to the community, and this partnership seemed like the perfect fit,” says Jennifer Doone, Director of Marketing at Pennswood Village. “Instead of filling landfills with our gently used materials, we can repurpose them to benefit the greater community.”

Proceeds from items sold at ReStore go directly to Habitat for Humanity’s projects, meaning they are one step closer to building the next home. ReStore accepts donations of furniture, housewares, clothing, books, electronics, cabinets, appliances, building materials, paint, and more. Those items are then sold to a variety of customers, including building contractors and homeowners, as well as hobbyists and decorators.

“[Pennswood is] an incredible community of people who like to give back, and that is what we are about. Our culture is about empowering families and being connected to the community. This relationship with Pennswood is helping to fulfill that connection,” says Mulvaney.

For more information on ReStore, Habitat for Humanity, or how you can get involved in giving back, visit Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County on the web.

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Media Contact: Wallis Shamieh; 240-575-2008; wshamieh@loveandcompany.com

Pennswood Village is a Quaker-directed continuing care retirement community (CCRC) for people 65 and over. Nestled in the beautiful countryside of Bucks County, Pa., Pennswood is a welcoming place of true hospitality that offers many opportunities for physical, intellectual, social and spiritual growth. Find out more at pennswood.org


PENNSWOOD VILLAGE CEO BENJAMIN HOYLE AND CFO MICHAEL GRIFFIN APPOINTED TO SERVE ON BOARD OF THE FRIENDS SERVICES FOR AGING

Two Executives from Pennswood Village Appointed to Serve on Board of Prominent Quaker Organization

November 9, 2016: Newtown, PA. Pennswood Village CEO Benjamin Hoyle has been appointed to serve as Chair of the Board for Friends Services for the Aging (FSA), and Pennswood Village CFO Michael Griffin has been appointed to serve on the board as a member.

“I’m thrilled to begin my tenure as chair of the board for FSA, said Benjamin Hoyle, Pennswood Village CEO. “As Pennswood’s CEO, I work every day to integrate Quaker principles into all that we do. To have the opportunity to work with FSA to further its mission and to collaborate with many fine institutions and leaders in senior living is truly humbling.”

FSA is a prominent Quaker organization that was founded in 1991 “As a mechanism to support Quaker-affiliated organizations providing services to older adults.” FSA provides services and support for member organizations, united in values and by continuing efforts to serve older adults on the basis of Friends’ belief in the dignity of all people. FSA and its member organizations believe that their communities and services are enriched by Quaker values that lead to policies of inclusion, diversity and nondiscrimination.

“Though I’ve been familiar with FSA for years, this is the first time I’ve been able to server as a member of the board,” said Michael Griffin, Pennswood Village CFO. “I am really looking forward to the opportunity to serve seniors in an expanded capacity and am excited to get to work with FSA.”

As a dedicated member of FSA, Pennswood Village is committed to embracing and integrating Quaker values and traditions into the personal level of compassion and care provided on their own campus, as well as hosting many FSA events and seminars for continued development of member organizations.

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Pennswood Village is a Quaker-directed continuing care retirement community (CCRC) for people 65 and over. Nestled in the beautiful countryside of Bucks County, Pa., Pennswood is a welcoming place of true hospitality that offers many opportunities for physical, intellectual, social and spiritual growth. Find out more at pennswood.org