Opening day at the New Hub on August 27 was exhilarating with everyone at Pine Run bustling and taking pride in the beauty of the light-filled spaces. Perched higher than the original HUB, with loads of amenities, the spotlight falls on two levels of dining venues overlooking an attractive terrace, bar, and pond where Villagers can eat, drink, and relax with their neighbors.
Villagers arriving for dinner, sipped refreshing beverages while perusing the choices on the menu. “The first week will be a whirl, with the last breaths of summer heat, and nostalgia in many hearts, adding a glow to festivities,” said Sue Knapp, Director of Dining Services in the Village.
A true sense of place – a sense of Bucks County – is evident throughout the Community Center.
The grand stairwell connecting the upper and lower galleries of the building serves to amplify more of the cozy assumptions residents cherish at Pine Run. Ample seating in the wide landing areas, accented with original art exhibits, promote conversation about upcoming trips and such, while the glass walls offer sweeping views of the bucolic campus. A puzzle table is located here too, with handsome wainscoting imposing a sense of quiet elegance to the popular corner.
The casual lifestyle continues to unfold in a tour of the flexible activity rooms, convivial billiard court, and accessible computer nook and library. “The library is just one part of the new interactive scene, and our volunteers were all so willing to jump in to shelve more than 1500 books in the collection,” noted Library Committee Chair Louise Fetter. “All of this activity has sparked ideas about offering book deliveries to our members and adding a book club for special interests.”
Executive Director Maria Santangelo commended the entire project team on the success of Phase 1 of the new building: “I excitedly wrote to Architect Amber Bahr of AG Architecture, Jerry Gorski – President of Gorski Engineering, and Interior Designer Carol Elia about the sheer abundance of positive comments expressed by associates and Villagers as they streamed through the doors today. The feeling is attractive, friendly, and instantly beloved by everyone taking in the warm atmosphere and impeccable views! We can’t wait for Phase 2 to open next spring.”
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New Hub venues
provide broad appeal
for diners at Pine Run
Everyone could smell the makings of good pizza upon entry to the New Hub at Pine Run during pre-opening festivities on August 22, but the crowd of more than 100 associates stopped first to devour the airy space warmed with beams of light, rich wood accents, gleaming fixtures, and generous seating areas signaling a sense of community that has always been cradled in the center of Pine Run’s 43-acre campus.
“The multiple dining venues are stunning with gorgeous views out of every window,” noted Senior Director of Villager Services Ceil Krajewski. “The quiet elegance of the upper dining galleries will appeal to our traditionalists while others will gravitate to the casual venues.”
Indeed, the casual Pub & Grill, located on the lower level and open to the deck at pond’s edge, was animated with a convergence of chefs in the midst of pizza preparation and sandwich making while caregivers, housekeepers, and all ranks of other Pine Run Associates patiently waited to taste the crusty pies made vivid with a smooth purée of red sauce, and a variety of scented cheeses and herbs. “There are still kinks to work out,” said Chef Doug Runyan. “We have all of our staples stocked and seasonal menus prepared, but we need practice staging each course in the new kitchen to best showcase the flavors and textures on each plate.”
Others approached a long sandwich bar where magic happens with fresh greens and locally sourced meats. The New England seafood roll and chicken parmesan panini were the inspired samplings of the day with a suggested pairing of zesty homemade chips, vegetables, and a burst of chilled juices.
“Getting tasty food quickly is certainly a selling point for our associates working a variety of shifts,” stated Senior Director of Human Resources Terrance Randolph. “Also, we now have a new perk – savory soups and healthy stir-fry that are winners for take-out meals at the end of a long day.”
Tempting dessert options topped off the lunchtime party. Refreshing ice cream treats, nibbles of fresh baked cookies, and cool slices of rich cheesecake satisfied even the hungriest in the crowd.
“It’s not just about the new menu. The flexibility created by the extended hours and variety of choices is what excites me the most. By operating 12 hours daily, the entire campus will be given more opportunity to gather and socialize at any given time,” expressed Senior Director of Dining Services Dave Fogel. “Today’s event is helping us be ready to succeed on opening day.”
All of Life is an Art July, 2018
All of life is an art. Why not live yours in the soaring galleries emerging now at Pine Run? The New Hub, now scheduled to open in late summer, is stomping grounds for more than 340 active Villagers pursuing the fine art of healthy living.
“More space will give us opportunity to embrace some standout traditions from Pine Run’s 42-year history as well as add aquatics to our slate of artful activities,” enthuses Ceil Krajewski, senior director of Villager Services. “The Villagers will enjoy more interactive space on the main level where billiards, classes, and conversations over cocktails will all be within easy reach.”
Sure to be popular is The Grill & Pub featuring upscale sandwiches and action stations serving carved meats, pasta, burgers, pizza, and other zesty fare. This exciting venue is positioned in close proximity to the dreamy outdoor deck overlooking the pond.
Amenities in the 36,000-SF campus centerpiece – with a grand opening slated for Spring 2019 – will also include an indoor swimming pool, fitness club, country store and beauty salon.
Advisory Board Tours
New HUB at Pine Run
on May 10, 2018 June, 2018
The Pine Run Advisory Board had its first look at the sprawling new community center on Thursday, May 10. Scheduled to open in late June, they observed teams of craftsmen under the direction of Gorski Engineering applying their talents to the finish carpentry and electrical installations.
The special “Hard Hat Tour” gave chance for leaders, including Doylestown Health CEO Jim Brexler, Doylestown Health Board Chair Joan Parlee, Pine Run Advisory Board Chair Carolyn Della Rodolfa, Villager Board Vice President Don Rapp, Pine Run’s Interim Executive Director Maria Santangelo and other senior members of management to see the commanding space with a host of dining galleries and activity venues.
“The generous scale of space and the panoramic windows accenting the open feel of our New Hub is transformative for our community. The Villagers will especially enjoy the variety of fresh dining options along with the expansive views and connectivity to the outdoors. The waterside deck will be very popular for casual fare, cocktails, and evening entertainment in warm weather seasons,” noted Maria Santangelo.
Amenities in the 36,000 SF campus centerpiece – with a grand opening slated for late 2018 – will also include an indoor swimming pool, fitness club, and beauty salon.
Greet the New Renaissance at Pine Run! April, 2018
All of life is an art. Why not live yours in the galleries emerging now in the NEW HUB at Pine Run? Scheduled to open in late June, the construction for Phase 1 of the 36,000 SF project continues to be on pace, and the milestones completed to date, such as the dramatic porte cochere, serve to heighten anticipation throughout the community.
Beginning with the vaulted entry and handsome stone fireplace, the elements of design, construction, and lighting create a balanced synergy of tradition along with a new sense of liveliness.
Beyond the beauty of the intimate living room and open passages, Pine Run Villagers will be drawn to move through a series of themed dining galleries and take in the panoramic views of Pine Run’s campus. Sure to be popular is The Grill & Pub featuring healthy options along with upscale sandwiches and action stations serving carved meats, pasta, burgers, pizza, and other zesty fare. This exciting venue is positioned in close proximity to the outdoor deck overlooking the pond.
The interactive scene on the main level, quite generous in scale, means billiards, book discussions, classes, and conversations over cocktails will all be within easy reach. Amenities such as the beauty salon and country store are also accessible here.
The architects, AG Architecture of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, have successfully infused the space with the warmth of a Bucks County welcome enriched by many months of planning and spirited interaction with our Villagers, Associates, and Gorski Engineering. Established in 1992, AG Architecture’s widely respected team has been commissioned to design and build senior living communities across the nation.
Generations of residents have always turned to Pine Run for the certainty of comforts and services. We hope you agree that life remains inspiring where you really can find it all – at Pine Run Continuing Care Retirement Community, one of the many stars of Doylestown Health!
To schedule a personal tour of vibrant living options at Pine Run, call Dan or Linda at 800.992.8992.
Pine Run has completed $37 million in campus renovations including new cottages…
…fully upgraded Health Center…
New Community Center Construction Advances January, 2018
New construction in the heart of Pine Run has been beating faster of late as Gorski Construction crews work to install the roof, windows, and exterior finishes on Phase 1 of the new 36,000 square foot Community Center before severe weather sets in. The work on the first and second floor interior framing, rough electrical wiring, plumbing, and second floor structural wood framing continues.
The dramatic porte cochere has taken shape, creating a sense of excitement about expanded parking and welcoming access to central commons.
The new “Hub,” stomping grounds for more than 340 active Villagers, will include versatile spaces knows as “galleries” for food, fitness, and fun.
“More space will give us opportunity to embrace some standout traditions from Pine Run’s 41-year history, such as the Annual Art Show for Bucks County Artists 55+ and the Crafters Annual Fall Festival, as well as add fresh energy to our slate of activities,” enthuses Ceil Krajewski, director of Life Enrichment for Independent Living.
Ribbon cutting events for the first phase of construction are planned for the summer. The second phase of this milestone project will include a large auditorium on the upper level, indoor swimming pool, and sunlit Fitness Center on the lower level.
Pine Run has completed $37 million in campus renovations including new cottages, scenic courtyard designs, enhanced sidewalks, parking options, and technology systems. Additionally, upgrades to all five floors of its top-rated Health Center and a complete revitalization of secure dementia neighborhoods has also been completed.
To learn more about Pine Run’s transformational projects and job opportunities call Denise at 215.340.5245.
To schedule a personal tour of vibrant living options at Pine Run, call Dan or Linda at 800.992.8992.
to the New
Community Center October, 2017
At Pine Run, construction of the Community Center, affectionately known as “The Hub,” is taking center stage on campus.
The dynamic new space, architecturally suited to the character of Bucks County and complementary to the historic elements of Pine Run, will include expanded amenities such as a sunlit Fitness Center, heated indoor swimming pool, flexible classrooms, and multiple dining galleries at pond’s edge to give even more choices for active living on campus.
Gorski Constructioneering of Collegeville, a leading Design-Build-Development organization, has set a practiced schedule for the transformative undertaking at Pine Run.*
*Schedule subject to change depending on weather and other factors