Pennswood Village residents are known for their caring, welcoming and inclusive culture. Recently, residents became more interested in learning more about how to support those dealing with a dementia-based diagnosis. Although all new residents move to an independent living apartment when they first come to Pennswood Village, most already know of someone who is dealing with dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.8 million American are currently living with dementia and that number is expected to rise to 14 million by 2050. As a proactive senior living community, Pennswood Village’s leadership has supported the foundation of the Cognitive Well-Being Team, a group comprising of both staff and residents that focuses on cognitive health and support for those with cognitive difficulties. Their efforts will better serve existing residents, as well as those who will become a part of our community and may face this diagnosis in the future.Read the full article »
Picture the board game, The Game of Life, where players travel in tiny plastic cars along life’s road of many milestones. Like the board game, you have various options to consider when plotting your course for retirement. For husband and wife, George and Anaruth Hynson, and for Sara Pollock, their first stop in retirement was a 55+ community.Read the full article »
When asked what tops the list of American values, most people would respond “independence.” You might agree with this, as many of us enjoy the spirit of individualism and the sense of control of our own lives. This sense of self-reliance does not diminish with age. After all, you’ve spent your life carving your own path and building a career, perhaps raising a family and making decisions. Why stop now? If you’re looking for independent options as you research retirement living, look no further than Pennswood Village.Read the full article »
Some people are planners and do their best to anticipate the road ahead. While you can’t plan for everything in life, a good plan, especially in retirement, can help you achieve peace of mind.
If planning for as much as you can is important to you, then getting on a waitlist for a retirement community is a good place to start. After all, it lowers the risk that you will not be able to get in to your favorite community when you want to do so.Read the full article »
When Fred and Maiken Nielsen decided to retire and leave their farm to their son, they knew they wanted to embrace a simple way of life. Knowing they wanted to remain in the Bucks County area, they visited Pennswood Village and immediately chose a one-bedroom-with-den apartment home.
Moving from 3,000 square feet to a little over 1,000 square feet, Fred and Maiken liked the idea of finding a home that reflected the lifestyle they wanted to lead: a smaller home with plenty of amenities, security and freedom from home maintenance. “It’s turnkey,” Fred said. “We shut the door and come back and the place looks the same.”Read the full article »
Works from Rodin, Renoir and Whistler line the halls of famous galleries like the Guggenheim, National Gallery of Art and Musée d’Orsay in Paris, but Pennswood Village claims its own collection of fine arts ranging from sculptures, pottery and collages, to oils, watercolors and photography. It’s a source of great pride in our community when visitors admire the art on our campus for us to say the artist calls Pennswood home.
The community has a designated art gallery to showcase Pennswood talent – The Resident Art Gallery. “Located just inside our main entrance, The Gallery showcases five exhibitions each year featuring solo as well as group shows around various themes. The Gallery is open to the public and each exhibition is celebrated with a reception,” said Elaine Daniels, a porcelain sculpture artist, and member of the Resident Art Gallery Committee.Read the full article »
There’s a good chance that “Big City Fun,” a musical revue performed by Pennswood Village residents, still has its audience humming a tune and tapping their feet. The annual resident-run musical event, which debuted on May 6 and May 7 in Penn Hall, featured 25 musical numbers from the Great American Songbook.Read the full article »
It’s just another day at Pennswood Village when a nationally recognized playwright, librettist, screenwriter and stage director writes and directs a play for local schoolchildren. First, she wants to bring awareness to the serious issue of climate change and second, she wants to foster the love of theater in students.
Pennswood Village resident Joan Vail Thorne continues to write professionally for the theater, but she recently wrote and directed “Listen to the World,” an Earth Day skit for Newtown Friends School’s second graders. The show debuted on May 7th to an audience of Pennswood Village residents and parents of the performing students.Read the full article »
Art may imitate life, but it also may say something about your personality. From years of travel with her late husband John, Joan Emerick acquired artwork – namely paintings and sculptures – from places near and far. Those memories remain, and the exquisite pieces now adorn her two-bedroom apartment home at Pennswood Village.Read the full article »
You’ve heard the saying, “There’s an app for that.” In this digital age, users of Apple and Android smartphones can collectively download more than 4 million apps to their devices. In early February, Pennswood Village introduced its own app to help residents stay fully engaged with the community’s services and programs.Read the full article »