Champagne will flow at Lakeview anniversary picnic
Lakeview Personal Care Community marked its 15th anniversary this year with a French Wine Party for Doylestown business affiliates on Aug. 15 and a will hold a gala picnic for Lakeview residents and families Saturday, Sept. 15.
The 15th anniversary is a testament to the leadership of the Village Improvement Association (VIA) and Doylestown Hospital who envisioned Lakeview as a way to elegantly expand the continuum of care available to seniors in the local area.
Some of the essential services provided by Lakeview, such as 24-hour licensed nursing care and onsite physicians, are unique in a Personal Care Community setting. This high degree of coverage promotes wellness and allows for a quicker response to any change in a resident’s health status.
Conveniently located two blocks from Doylestown Hospital, Lakeview opened in 1997 and was purchased in 1998 from the former operators of Independence Court. It has a history of high occupancy, and in the past year, a reservation list was established to help local families plan ahead. “Our ties to the hospital mean a lot to local families, and to a parent or grandparent living at Lakeview, it means the generations can stay together,” says Kate Gilbert, director of admissions.
Registered Nurse Melody Moore, top administrator at Lakeview, says of the celebration, “We take great pride in the appointments of our building and lovely gardens, and our families remind us that the hospitality, caring and personal attention we provide to their loved ones transcends just brick and mortar.”
The picnic will be catered by Lakeview’s own culinary team lead by Chef Joseph Rhoads. Themed as a wedding, the celebratory menu will herald savory bites along with a multi-tiered dessert cake prepared by Chef Joe.
A champagne fountain and other beverages will be on tap for the milestone occasion, and guests will take home specially created cookies for the event. “We rally together to make every day satisfying to our residents, and very often, the happy hum of activities raises their experience to that of a special occasion,” Maureen Riley, director of life enrichment, adds.
Serving the health and well-being of older adults is an ever-evolving art that is here to stay in Doylestown.
To learn more about residency or volunteer opportunities at Lakeview, telephone 215-489-7117. Barbara Chierici is senior director of marketing at Pine Run and Lakeview communities.