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Knowing When to Ask for Help

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:19:18 +0000

By Lauren Searson It is not always easy to ask for help. For some, this stems from a desire to maintain an independent lifestyle or a hesitancy at the thought of burdening others. Linda and Chuck Holliman experienced this firsthand when their parents faced health difficulties later in life. What they learned, thanks to the support of Old Dominion Home Care, is just how beneficial a home care service can be for all parties involved when it comes to security […]

An Inspiring Collaboration

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:02:13 +0000

By Lauren Searson It is often said that it only takes one person to make a difference. So what happens when four proactive women at the Quadrangle, a continuing care community (CCRC) in Haverford, Pa., come together to help a local charter school and children’s chorus? A collaboration that has not only inspired their peers, but has had positive effects on the surrounding community. For Joan May and Pat Eames, it all started with a guest speaking engagement at the […]

Living Green

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:19:44 +0000

By Christy Brudin Going green has never been more in. Living green, on the other hand, is not a fashion statement. It is about making genuine and pervasive lifestyle changes to protect and preserve natural resources. Living green comes naturally for the residents of White Horse Village, a 96-acre continuing care retirement community in Newtown Square, Pa. The community’s bucolic setting attracts retirees who love spending time outside – from amateur gardeners to committed conservationists. With so many nature lovers […]

Leading the Good Life

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 19:20:43 +0000

By Christy Brudin Gladys Hane is leading the good life—and leading is certainly the operative word in that statement. She is the president of her church’s chapter of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She is also the president of the Association of Virginian Residents at the continuing care retirement community in Fairfax, Va., that she calls home. Located on 32 wooded acres, The Virginian offers comprehensive healthcare for seniors, from independent living to assisted living to long-term nursing care. The […]

Care and Companionship

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:57:59 +0000

By: Christy Brudin With the help of her caregiver from OldDominion Home Care, Sandy Kabat is able to continue living in the house she has called home for 47 years. (Pictured are Sandy Kabat (right) and her caregiver Nydia Piraquive) When Bob and Sandy Kabat bought their house in Northern Virginia, it was still under construction. Through the years, the couple worked hard to make what was a nondescript foundation into a beautiful family home. That was nearly five decades ago. Sandy, now […]

A Natural Inheritance

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:36:53 +0000

By Michele Berardi In 1681, William Penn specified that settlers coming to the lands granted to him by English King Charles II (Charles called it “Pennsylvania”) must preserve one acre of trees for every five acres cleared. Their descendants extended Penn’s farsighted conservation measures by planting and studying collections of trees. Nearly 300 years after Penn, a gift from Philadelphia-area Quakers helped establish Kendal Crosslands Communities, a continuing care retirement community in Kennett Square, and they immediately turned to improving […]

Making a Buzz

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 21:27:23 +0000

By Christy Brudin The saws hum. The drills purr. The hammers bang. The woodworkers are making a buzz again. In the Woodshop at White Horse Village, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Newtown Square, Pa., it is rarely quiet. Industrious woodworkers are going about their various tasks—from building shelves to handcrafting tables. Some of them are hobbyists, others professionals, but they all work for free and donate the proceeds of their efforts to the White Horse Village Endowment Fund […]

A New Home in an Established Community

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 21:10:21 +0000

Dunwoody Village offers a wide variety of exceptional living options in a picturesque, wooded setting close to the cultural attractions of Philadelphia. Fourteen acres of our established community have been set aside for our new Penrose Carriage Homes. These spacious homes are designed for discerning adults who want a vibrant lifestyle, as well as the financial benefits and security of life care. The twin-style homes, ranging in size from 2,100 to 4,100 square feet, feature open floor plans, gourmet kitchens, […]

A Researcher Discovers New Things at The Landing at Willow Grove

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 20:59:07 +0000

In her days as a market research professional, mother and wife, Patt Wuchter’s life was busy – and she always appreciated any precious “free time.” While she never had much of it, she did fill her spare moments visiting with friends and family, playing on a Rockledge bowling team (for 18 years), and traveling to nearby vacation spots such as Cape May. One place Patt didn’t go to fill her free time was the kitchen. So it is funny to […]

Always a Teacher

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 20:44:11 +0000

By Christy Brudin Teaching is not just a job, or even a profession. For the great practitioners of the trade, teaching is a calling—a calling to learn, to educate, and above all, to inspire. Charles “Charlie” Scanzello heeded the call to the classroom early. He became a Professor of Music at Kutztown University in 1970.  Today, his classes are smaller and less formal, but no less inspired. Now a resident at The Oaks, a senior living community specializing in memory […]