Descendants of former Pine Run residents choose Pine Run for their retirement for its longstanding commitment to creating a vibrant lifestyle combined with the security of being a part of the Doylestown Health system
“He loved it, loved it, loved it here,” said Elizabeth Lyle of the 10 years her father lived at Pine Run Retirement Community, Bucks County’s leading senior health care and retirement community. “He just blossomed when he got here, so when it came time for me to choose a retirement community, Pine Run was the natural choice.”
Seeing her dad, Donald Marsh, so fully enjoy his retirement at Pine Run’s lush, 43-acre campus near Doylestown played a pivotal role in Lyle’s decision to move to Pine Run in 2020.
“He went to cocktail parties, played pool and became so active. He just wasn’t the quiet, not-very-social father that I had known,” said Lyle. “Pine Run really brought another dimension to his life.”
Located on Ferry Road in Doylestown Township in Central Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Pine Run Retirement Community opened in 1976, one of the first retirement communities in Bucks County and the only one with a full-service, 200-bed regional Health Center devoted exclusively to senior health care. Doylestown Hospital purchased Pine Run in 1992, and, six years later, a personal care facility in Doylestown Borough, which is now Pine Run Lakeview.
Over the ensuing decades, the highly regarded retirement community and the continuum of care it offers under the auspices of the Doylestown Health network has attracted generations of families. Today, Pine Run continues to support seniors in living healthy, active lifestyles by offering a wealth of activities and amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness and aquatic center that make Pine Run a very desirable place to live.
“It’s like living at a resort,” said Lyle, of her Pine Run home, where she lives in a beautifully renovated custom cottage that “my dad wouldn’t recognize as Pine Run!” An unexpected benefit from moving to the community where her father had spent so many fulfilling years, she added, was, “there are Villagers here who were very good friends with my father, and 11 years later, when I came here, they shared all these memories with me. That’s just one more reason Pine Run is a very special place.”
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Bruno Cavallo never imagined he’d be writing poetry in his 80’s. But, he is. And he’s winning awards along the way.
“I didn’t realize I had this kind of ability,” said Cavallo, a Villager at Pine Run Retirement Community in Doylestown Township. “It’s a different part of my brain that’s opened.”
Nourished by Pine Run’s wealth of enrichment activities, the friendliness of fellow Villagers, and the community’s commitment to healthy living, Cavallo said he found a new sense of freedom that unlocked his creativity.
“I’ve discovered a different side of me that I wasn’t aware of before, something totally out of my field,” said Cavallo, a retired aeronautical engineer and manager who spent 37 years with the U.S. Navy at the former Naval Air Development/Warfare Center in Warminster.
Cavallo isn’t alone. At Pine Run, every person finds not only peace of mind thanks to the community’s association with Doylestown Health and its continuum of care, but also enriching new friendships and endless opportunities to explore exciting aspects of life they may never have considered before.
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October 2020 magazine issue spotlights heightened safety measures in place to protect residents of Pine Run Retirement Community
Suburban Life Magazine recently featured Pine Run Retirement Community in its October 2020 article “Moving Decisions.” The article spotlights the ways in which the senior living and continuing care community is working to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all residents and employees.
Pine Run has implemented processes and measures to help protect residents, its local community, and employees from contracting the coronavirus. The property located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania was closed to outside visitors. Employees and the few authorized visitors underwent health checks before entering the campus. And new residents were required to abide by strict social distancing guidelines that kept them apart from the rest of the community for their first two weeks in their new home.
Click here to read the full article in Suburban Life’s October 2020 issue.
Pine Run Shares Ways Seniors Can Stay Connected During COVID With Bucks County Publication
Bucks County Senior Living magazine recently featured Pine Run Retirement Community staff and residents in an article entitled “Socializing Safely in COVID Times.” The article discusses the ways in which the senior living community is encouraging residents to participate in social interactions safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kevin Mallon, senior director of healthy living at Pine Run, told the publication that his team redesigned exercise and wellness activities and posted them online and through the community’s in-house television programming. That has been an important way that residents can stay active and connected, he said.
Cheri Kline, infection preventionist at Pine Run, discusses the ways in which Pine Run’s dining program has been reimagined to bring people and food together to beat social isolation while maintaining social distance. And Jennifer Doone, senior director of sales and marketing at Pine Run, advises seniors to pick up the phone to call a family member or friend in order to stay connected.
Pine Run Shares Tips on Selecting a Continuing Care Retirement Community
Choosing a retirement community in which to spend your golden years is a momentous decision. Jennifer Doone, Pine Run’s Senior Director of Sales and Marketing, shared tips on making an informed decision in a recent article, Selecting a Continuing Care Retirement Community.
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From the Village to the Health Center, Pine Run provides plentiful options for older adults.
Suburban Life Magazine recently featured Pine Run Retirement Community in their June 2020 article “In Good Hands”. The article shares a broad overview of the entire continuum of care available for residents and prospective residents.
As a premier senior living and continuing care community in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Pine Run Retirement Community offers living options for every stage of life for those 65 and better. The 43-acre campus is graced with natural beauty and enhanced with the amenities seniors and their families are looking for today.
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That warm, welcoming environment which defines Pine Run Retirement Community is just one of the many unique aspects that separates it from other retirement communities.
For the Wheatons and their fellow Villagers, the relaxed, engaging, and peaceful environment of Pine Run makes it not only comfortable but also a home where they feel safe and genuinely cared for, especially during challenging times.
“The administration and Associates are very good,” said Harry Wheaton. “They have absolutely stepped up in this crisis,” referring to the ongoing pandemic of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). “There’s a lot of comfort in knowing that,” he added.
Continue reading Suburban Life’s April 2020 Article: Understanding the many needs of Villagers →
Bucks County senior living community encourages children and the young at heart to brighten the day for seniors by sending cards, artwork and letters via email
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (March 2020): Nursing homes and personal care residences are restricting visitors in order to protect their vulnerable residents during the Coronavirus outbreak. For seniors, that means big changes to their daily routines, including the loss of visitors, time with loved ones, and social time.
Pine Run Retirement Community, one of Bucks County’s leading senior living and senior care providers, launched a social campaign to make it easier to stay in touch with residents. The new Spread Some Sunshine program aims to lighten moods and bring some smiles to the community’s seniors.
“It’s wonderful to see innovative ideas and creative solutions during this time,” said Pine Run’s Executive Director Maria Santangelo. “We are looking forward to seeing the creativity pour in and the joy that it brings to our residents.”
Spread Some Sunshine is an opportunity for children and the young at heart to get creative coloring, drawing or designing cards, artwork and letters to brighten the day of residents while visitation is restricted. All artwork needs to be submitted electronically – not mailed physically.
Photos and images can be sent to email@example.com. Items can be addressed to a specific resident by including their name in the subject of the email. Staff at Pine Run Retirement Community will print out all of the submissions and give them to residents, particularly those in its Health Center and Lakeview Personal Care residences.
For more information on the Spread Some Sunshine Program, please visit pinerun.org/spread-some-sunshine.