Foulkeways at Gwynedd

Foulkeways at Gwynedd provides a range of independent living, retirement homes, and memory support residences on a 130 acre wooded campus for adults who are 65 and older. Foulkeways was founded in 1967 and is one of the first Quaker Continuing Care Retirement Communities. If you’re looking for more space or more options in your retirement residence, Foulkeways provides a wide variety of floorplans for their apartments and private entrances for units. Apartments and cottages are arranged in community settings and offer patio gardens and great views of the landscaped campus. An apartment could be as low maintenance as a studio or as spacious as a two-bedroom unit with a den or a sunroom. Cottages provide two and three bedroom options, and come with garages. An on-site health center provides expert senior health care, including nurse practitioners and on-site board certified geriatric and internal medicine physicians. Skilled nursing care for residents in need of greater support is centered around the needs of residents and adapted according to assessments of their needs. The resident-centered section continues to offer a comfortable home-like atmosphere for long and short term care. Walking and biking trails loop throughout the campus and an indoor heated pool and fitness center offer year-round exercise possibilities. Tennis courts, a bocce court, a shuffleboard court, and a putting green offer outdoor group recreation possibilities, while events are regularly hosted at the performing arts concert hall and auditorium. Personal and community gardens are available to all residents. Meals are provided in five different dining venues, including a formal dining room, an outdoor patio, and a casual cafe. Everyone from vegans to meat and potato lovers will find menu options, and dessert is rounded out by an on-site pastry chef.

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Frederick Living

In the rolling farm country of Pennsylvania outside the suburban loop, Frederick Living provides beautiful residences and a wide range of care: independent living, personal care, memory care, respite care, health care, and rehabilitation are all located under one roof. This continuing care retirement community offers a first class campus surrounded by plenty of space and tranquil scenery. You’ll find cottages, villas, private homes, and apartments throughout the campus that is lined with walking paths and gazebos that are ideal for enjoying a quiet afternoon. Most residences come with one and two bedroom options, as well as patios or balconies. Each home has a complete kitchen with a range, refrigerator, dishwasher, and built-in microwave, and all maintenance is taken care of by attentive staff. Your choice of paint and carpeting can be included in your home, and each home already includes window treatments and generous storage space. Community life revolves around the Oaktree Center, which includes a cafe, a fine dining room, and many rooms for group activities that range from exercise groups to art classes. An exercise center, library, and activity room host a wide variety of groups who meet weekly or monthly. While the ongoing health needs and comfort of residents is a top priority with services like massages and transportation to doctor’s offices, there is a full continuum of care for all stages of life. Frederick offers rehabilitation therapy, personal care, 24-hour health care, and memory support services. Religious services happen regularly on campus.

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Freedom Village at Brandywine

From the cozy cafe/bistro to the spacious condominiums at Freedom Village, you’ll have the best in luxury and comfort all while living just down the road from Amish country. Freedom Village is still a short ride from Philadelphia and is close to area shopping and outdoor options. The campus includes an indoor pool, a wide variety of outdoor sports, walking paths, gardening, a wellness center, and a variety of rooms and meeting spaces for art classes or cultural events. This pet-friendly campus offers homes and condominiums that can be customized to your tastes and offer a significant amount of space, including four season rooms, patios/balconies, dens, and fully appointed kitchens. Floor plans include one bedroom and one bath all the way through two bedrooms with two baths, and each home offers generous living space and all of the conveniences you can imagine. There is an extensive range of independent living options and a beautiful dining room that comes with flexible meal plans. This early entry community offers a number of financial advantages for residents who sell their home, including discounts on healthcare, estate preservation, tax deductions, and very predictable long-term expenses. Freedom Village provides a life care guarantee. When it comes to providing lifelong care, residents can rest easy knowing that Freedom Village offers extensive care for memory loss, skilled nursing, personal care, and rehabilitation assistance.

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Friends Home in Kennett

The Friends Home in Kennett Square has over 100 years of serving its community by ensuring seniors can enjoy the retirement lifestyle of their choosing, share relationships with friends, and receive the care they need at all stages of life. It is located in the historic village of Kennett Square, PA, just outside of Philadelphia in the beautiful countryside. Friends Home offers independent living, supportive independent living, personal care and skilled nursing care. Experienced staff members are available 24/7, and a registered nurse is on hand to supervise all medical care. Activities are regularly scheduled throughout the week, including gardening, glee clubs, cooking groups, card games, and walking clubs. In addition, residents regularly plan excursions to area attractions such as restaurants, local shops, concerts, plays, and Longwood Gardens. The local Historical Society provides tours of colonial homes, and the Friends Home has a wrap around porch that is often the hub of community life. While the Friends Home is affiliated with the Quakers, it is non-sectarian. Spirituality is important to many residents, and religious services are regularly hosted throughout each week.

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Friends Village at Woodstown

A wide variety of holistic living options await at Friends Village in Woodstown, NJ where residents can enjoy an extensive range of innovative activities and choose between a wide variety of apartments and cottages that include all utilities and have several floor plans to choose between. At the heart of Friends Village is a commitment to life enrichment, including a certified music and memory program that helps residents reconnect with their memories to a familiar soundtrack. Staff work with residents to plan enrichment events that may include card games, book groups, exercise classes, or trips to cultural events in the Philadelphia or Wilmington region. Guest speakers and visiting performances round out a full activity calendar, and area clubs meet regularly on campus. A fitness center includes a medical director and access to physical or occupational therapy. Personal care, memory care, and skilled nursing are also offered as a full range of care for residents. Dining is always a highlight for residents, especially with an award-winning chef dreaming up imaginative and traditional dishes for meals in the restaurant-style dining room. The community center offers a library, art exhibition gallery, or social spaces to meet with friends in between meals.

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Gloria Dei - The Estates

Located near the shopping, dining, and top hospitals in Northeast Philadelphia, the Estates offers a 55+ community experience that ensures an active retirement with easy access to public transportation and area events. The Estates are part of the Gloria Dei network and offer newly renovated apartments as well as a wide range of amenities on site. Apartments include one bedroom/ one bath and two bedroom/two bath options, and all offer fully equipped kitchens, generous closets, and safety features throughout the bathroom and rest of the apartment, including emergency pull cords. Each apartment is climate controlled, comes with a complete kitchen, and has easy access to laundry facilities on every floor. All utilities except telephones are included in the fees. Residents can enjoy a beautifully landscaped courtyard area, as well as vegetable garden, a wood shop, a fitness room, an arts and crafts room, and a library. Lounges and meeting rooms make it easy to meet up with friends, while a game room offers activities such as billiards, darts, and cards. Parties, excursions, and concerts happen each month, and trips to downtown Philadelphia include the Academy of Music and the Art Museum.

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Gloria Dei - The Farms

Get the best of a 55+ community and a continuing care retirement community at Gloria Dei The Farms, which has a beautiful campus in Hatboro, PA with 10 wooded acres that connect to the Pennypack Watershed Wildlife Reserve, a great spot for bird-watching. The Farms focuses on an active lifestyle, offering an indoor pool, exercise and Wii game rooms. For quieter days you may meet with friends in one of the many lounges, catch a movie in the theater, or join a group for a game of cards or billiards. A craft room, wood shop, and coffee shop are also on site, and the Willow Grove Mall is just down the road. You have your choice between four different floor plans that range from one bedroom to two bedrooms, with delux options that add in extra sitting space and storage. You’ll have plenty of storage and a fully appointed kitchen with updated appliances. All utilities are included with your fees. An onsite clinic makes it easy to keep up with your healthcare needs, and if you need additional care, you’ll have all of the benefits that come with a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). Independent living residents at the farm enjoy all of these benefits without the contract, expense, or commitment of a traditional CCRC. Gloria Dei is a local organization that is mission-based and rooted in the community since 1974.

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Gloria Dei - The Manor & Manor Court

Located in Huntingdon Valley, PA and offering easy access to area shopping, dining, cultural events, and public transportation, the Manor and Manor Court blend a 55+ active adult community with the benefits of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). You’ll be able to enjoy the vital lifestyle of the surrounding community or take some quiet time to rest in the property’s lush surroundings, landscaped patio, or community gardens that are cared for by residents. A garden club is one of the many groups that organizes events and activities each week, and a game room is always open for billiards, darts, games, or cards. A community bus offers rides to area destinations, while a coffee shop and convenience store make it easy to take care of the essentials each day. Floor plans include studio and one bedroom options in the Manor, which are easily accessed by an elevator. The Manor Court has a series of cottages that range from one bedroom to two bedrooms. The cottages have extra-large closets, a full modern kitchen, a utility room, individual climate control, and a 24/7 emergency alert system. The Manor and Manor Courts offer the security of a Continuing Care Retirement Community while providing significant savings on entrance fees and other expenses.

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Granite Farms Estates

Just down the road from Media, PA and the Granite Run mall, Granite Farms Estates offers a tranquil retirement setting with rolling hills and a 55-acre campus criss-crossed by walking trails and great views of Delaware County. Located just 30 minutes away from Center City, Philadelphia, residents can enjoy easy day trips to see shows downtown. The campus also includes 30 natural acres from the Brandywine Conservancy. Apartments come in diverse layouts and with a wide range of customization options, ranging from one bedroom to three bedroom arrangements, as well as powder room and den options. Kitchens have a modern design with stainless steel appliances, and pet-friendly rooms are available. The main social areas include an auditorium and a meeting room for various art and music classes, while residents who love card games and socializing will enjoy the game room, card room, and other social lounges. Among the many other amenities, there is a wood workshop, gardening area, and a sewing/art room. When not hiking on the trails throughout the campus, residents can enjoy a fitness class or a swim in the indoor pool. A fitness center offers a variety of ways to stay active. Meals can be enjoyed in the formal or casual dining rooms, while a private dining room can be reserved for parties and family events. Besides the apartments available on site, assisted living and skilled nursing care are available to residents, as well as transportation to doctors and local shopping. Massage therapy is regularly available to residents.

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Gwynedd Estates

Lined with walking paths, ponds, and recreational activities, Gwynedd Estates offers a 30 acre wooded oasis in Ambler, PA that is the best of both worlds with plenty of activities on campus and easy access to area shopping and malls. Philadelphia is a short ride down the road for cultural activities, but the community also has access to world class lifelong learning opportunities. Apartments range from low maintenance one bedroom units to cozy 3 bedroom residences, with each option coming with a variety of layouts and options such as dens or sunrooms. Those in need of rehabilitation or additional care can enjoy the attentive support at Oakbridge Terrace Assisted Living. Transportation to doctor appointments is available and nursing care is alway available on site. The community building is a two-story colonial style residence that is surrounded by mature trees and carefully landscaped gardens. Meals are provided in a variety of dining settings, including a formal dining room, and professionally trained chefs are always on hand to prepare each unique meal. In addition to the on-site bank and beauty salon, residents will find plenty to do in community lounges, the library and reading room, walking trails, and the fitness center. Gwynedd Estates provides an Acts Type A Life Care Contract that ensures the financial security of all residents and is accredited by CARF International, the highest designation for a continuing care retirement community.

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