A Bucks County Quaker tradition for more than three decades.
Pennswood Village, a caring community guided by Quaker principles and traditions, leading the way in the provision of residential and healthcare services to those age 65 and older.
PURPOSES AND COMMITMENTS
We value each person’s right to self-determination and the dignity and worth of each and how they contribute to the Community. We:
- Welcome the diversity of women and men of all races, colors, national origins, religious beliefs and sexual orientations;
- Operate a continuing care retirement community and campus of Pennswood Village;
- Extend the Mission to the wider community beyond the physical campus;
- Employ, educate and nurture a staff who appreciate the aging process and who show an understanding and respect for this process in personal and professional interactions with those served;
- Recognize that residents and others served are a vital part of an ongoing association with corporate directors and staff who are united in a sense of responsibility to each other and the broad community;
- Provide opportunities for continuing growth and well-being in mind, body and spirit;
- Develop and sustain intergenerational relationships with neighboring schools and organizations;
- Make use of the cultural and educational advantages of its location;
- Collaborate with other organizations in the development of programs and services that enhance this Mission.
In 1973 a group of Bucks County Quakers envisioned a diverse, non-profit retirement community where residents could enrich mind, body and spirit. In 1980 the group’s vision became a reality, which is now home to an exceptional group of people who share a fellowship of inspiration, a thirst for knowledge and a love of activity.
Our community is guided in its philosophy and practices by Quaker values that begin with respect for the dignity of each individual, and a welcome for people of diverse faiths and traditions. The acknowledgment of this belief supports the quality of our care and services, and informs relationships among residents, employees and the board of directors.
Pennswood Village is one of a fraction of the nation’s continuing care retirement communities that is fully accredited by CARF-CCAC. This organization provides a national accreditation following a rigorous, multi-step evaluation process. Our care consistently receives the highest five-star rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and our community was also recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes 2017 issue.
As a continuing care retirement community, Pennswood Village promises a continuum of care through all stages of life. Our contracts offer the most comprehensive level of healthcare coverage options and services available in a senior living community.
Quality healthcare services are available to residents of our campus as they require them, and include personal care residences at Barclay House and skilled nursing care at Woolman House.
2019-2020 Board of Directors
Jaclyn joined the Pennswood Village Board in 2016. She holds a BS degree in Hospitality Management from Penn State University and an MS in Human Resource Management from Holy Family University. Jaclyn is Vice President and Human Resources Director at The First National Bank of Newtown, where she has worked since 2004. Jaclyn is a member of Middletown Monthly Meeting where she is a member of the Audit and Trustees committees. Jaclyn and her husband, Ian, live in Wycombe with their two children.
Dewey joined the Pennswood Village Board in 2017 as a Resident Director. Before moving to Pennswood in 2013 with his wife Rosemarie, his career was in the insurance/reinsurance field. He began as an agent with his father; then worked at Continental Insurance in various positions including marketing some specialty lines, an assignment as their corporate representative to a British/American joint venture in Brussels (1965 to 1969), and, on returning, managed the international reinsurance department. In 1973, he was hired by Prudential Reinsurance to develop a reinsurance department for international operations; eventually having offices in Hong Kong, Brussels and London. Later, he also oversaw Marine and Surety operations. After retiring, he served as an ARIAS certified arbitrator for several years, often as Umpire in reinsurance cases. Dewey graduated from La Salle College in 1956 with a BA in Spanish, later earning the CPCU designation. He served on the board of Corporación MAPFRE (Madrid) for several years as a representative of Pru Re. He served as a board member at: Aljira Arts Center (Newark), Family Service of Morris County, Colonial Symphony and Clergy Partnership on Domestic Violence. His activity at Pennswood has included these committees: Financial Advisory, Intranet Development, Strategic Planning, & Trenton Clothes Packing. He and Rosemarie volunteer as sponsors of new residents, and hosting prospective residents. Their two children and their grandchildren live in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Jeff will be joining the board in May 2019. He graduated from George School (1972), and Ithaca College (1977) with a BA in Mathematics and minor in Computer Science. From 1979-2007 he worked in New York City developing custom software for financial, insurance, and transportation industries which included running his own firm from 1983 until his retirement in 2007. He moved back to Bucks County in 2007 and joined Wrightstown Friends Meeting where he is clerk of Trustees and a woodworking member of House & Grounds. Earlier in life, he was a member of Gwynedd Friends Meeting. Jeff works to develop websites and Twitter feeds for local groups with which he is an active member. He also sees the importance of working with renewable energy and reforesting.
Delia joined the Board in 2010. Delia is a George School alumnus and graduated from Tufts University with a BA, she majored in Political Science and French. In 2003, Delia completed an 18 month Financial Planning Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ. She has worked in banking since 1982. Currently Delia is Senior Managing Director at Peapack-Gladstone Bank in Princeton, NJ. Her volunteer activities include a four year term as Board President of The Rescue Mission of Trenton. Delia lives in Hamilton, NJ with her husband Walter and one son and one daughter. Delia is the daughter of resident Leon Bass, a Board member from 2007-2010.
Elaine Joined the board in 2019. Elaine is a graduate of U. of Michigan, U of Miami, Fla, Tyler School of Art, Arcadia U. and Bucks County Community College. Her career included a Full Charge Bookkeeper for a private insurance firm, Owner, Interior Design Business, and Clay Artist/Instructor. Elaine has Board of Directors, Clay Studio of Philadelphia Treasurer, Artsbridge, Lambertville, NJ; Planned Parenthood, Life Member; New Jersey Designer Craftsmen, Area Director Board, New Hope Arts, New Hope Town Council Board, New Hope Aides House, Trenton Soup Kitchen.
Joined the Board in 2008. Paul is a graduate of Shippensburg University and holds a Masters of Science in Public Administration and is designated an Associate in Underwriting from the Insurance Institute of America. Currently he is pursuing the Certified Risk Manager designation from the National Alliance for Education and Research. He has over 20 years experience in the insurance industry, including underwriting positions at such companies as Liberty Mutual and The PMA Group. Since joining Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc., he has applied his underwriting experience with an emphasis in the area of Workers Compensation including self-insurance administration, underwriting administration and program management. Paul resides in Doylestown with his wife and 3 daughters.
Don served on the Pennswood Board from 1993-2005. After his service on the Board he stayed on to Clerk the Adhoc Architectural Advisory Committee. Don makes a return to service for the term 2009-2012. Don is a managing partner with Stuckert and Yates. He devotes his practice primarily to land use, real estate, estate planning and estate administration work with additional areas of interest in banking, small business and corporate work. He is a past member of the Corporate Board of George School, a Trustee of the Knights of Pythias, Defiance Lodge, and a Corporate Board Member of the Newtown Cemetery Association and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Newtown Community Foundation. Additionally, he is a past Director of the Bucks County Bar Association, and past President of the Washington Crossing Rotary Club. He is a graduate of George School, Pennsylvania State University and Dickinson School of Law. Don lives in Newtown with his wife Linda. They have one son and two granddaughters.
Lance joined the Board in May 2014. Lance’s career has been in health care administration and he brings experience in all phases of financial operations in nonprofits. Lance is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA in Health Care Administration from Temple University. He also has a BA in Political Science/Social Welfare from the College of New Jersey. Lance is active with the Langhorne Open Space Association at Heritage Farm, Historic Langhorne Association and Langhorne Council for the Arts. Lance also serves as a Committee Member, Ministry and Nurture, Middletown Friends Meeting and as a Worship Service Volunteer at Chandler Hall. He is a founding member of the Bucks County Roadrunners Club, having served as Membership Chairman for many years. Lance and his wife Pat live in Langhorne Pa. Their son Gregg is a professional musician living in Brazil and they have one grandson.
Sandra joined the Board in 2010. Sandra is a graduate of Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, a Masters of Divinity Candidate. Sandra has been Pastor of St. Marks AME Church in Newtown for the past 9 years. St. Mark has been in the Newtown Community for 189 years. St. Mark made history in May, 2002 when she was assigned their first female pastor. When Pastor Reed arrived the congregation included 11 members. Today their membership has grown spiritually in leaps and bounds both multi-racially and multi-culturally, an important commitment by Pastor Reed to serve the community. Prior to becoming a pastor she had a corporate career, working as Director of Governmental Affairs for Verizon. Sandra has been a former Board member on Philadanco; Episcopal Hospital; The Police Athletic League and Resource Center for Human Services and American Street Corridor. Pastor Reed lives in Philadelphia.
David joined the Board in 2010. David is a George School alumnus and graduated from Earlham College with a BA, where he majored in Spanish. He received his M.Ed in Spanish Education from Temple University. David is retired. He worked at George School for 39 years as a Spanish teacher. While employed at George School, he also acted as Alumni Director, Cross Country Coach, Boys Athletic Director, and Head of the Language Department. David also reinstituted the teaching of Latin in the Language Department and revised and codified the Foreign Language Curriculum at George School. David lives in Langhorne, PA with his wife Betsy. He is the son of former Pennswood resident, Penny Satterthwaite.
Linda joined the Board in 2018. She has served in other volunteer capacities at Pennswood, including: Pennswood Village Resident Association Board; Landscape Advisory Committee; Health Care Advisory Committee; Safety Advisory Committee; and as a Hospice Volunteer. Currently she is working with a committee to establish a COPILOT Program, so that residents who need emergency care, can call upon trained fellow-residents to accompany them to the emergency room until friends and/or family can be notified. Linda moved to Pennswood from Pennington, NJ with her husband John Silver in 2012. Prior volunteer activities included: Pennington First Aid Squad, Princeton Medical Center Hospice Program, Contact of Mercer Co., and Womanspace, Trenton, NJ. She has worked in the Library at Garrison Forest School in Baltimore, MD and at Stuart Country Day School, in Princeton, where she initiated a Peer Leadership Program. Linda and her first husband Lawrence Hlavacek lived at The Lawrenceville School where her husband was a housemaster, history teacher and coach. They then lived in Baltimore where he was Headmaster of the Garrison Forest School. They returned to New Jersey when he was appointed Director of the Edward E. Ford Foundation. They lived in Pennington, NJ until he died, and remained there until John and Linda moved to Pennswood. Her interests include grandchildren, gardening, walking, music, reading, and volunteering.
Ron joined the Board in 2009. He holds a BS degree in Physics from Carnegie-Mellon University, and MS and PhD degrees in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania. Ron has extensive institutional sales and marketing experience at Wall Street investment banks where he specialized in US, global and emerging market derivatives. At the NYU Tandon School of Engineering he teaches graduate courses in derivative products and strategies as an Adjunct Professor in the Finance and Risk Engineering Department. He also provides derivatives training and consulting solutions for institutional investors, exchanges and brokers/dealers. Ron has authored over 40 publications on derivative topics used in developed and emerging markets. His current research specializes in the China and India markets. Ron and his wife Marilyn live in Yardley, PA where they are members of St. Andrewâs Episcopal Church.
Ron joined the Board in 2019. He is the founding Rabbi and now Rabbi Emeritus of Shir Ami, and is currently in his 40th year with the congregation. Rabbi Strom is proud to have preached, taught, studied, sung, prayed, programmed counseled and to have been spiritual leader of this vibrant, creative and loving congregation for almost four decades. Born and educated in Toronto, he graduated summa cum laude from York University and from Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati where he was ordained in 1977. He has been a regular participant as well as chair of the Newtown Ministerium, a member of the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood, participant in local commissions from the Woods Schools, Bucks County Community College and has been active in local charitable work, including efforts on behalf of the Red Cross Homeless Shelter. Rabbi Strom has also served as chair of the Delaware Valley Association of Reform Rabbis. His life is especially blessed by his wonderful, 46 years marriage to Susan and by 4 their children and his 4 grandchildren.