Premiere Bucks County senior living community marks milestone anniversary
DOYLESTOWN, PA. (September 2021): – Pine Run Retirement Community, one of Bucks County’s leading senior living and senior care providers, is celebrating its 45th anniversary, with events marking nearly half a century of delivering an exciting and active lifestyle coupled with superior health care to Bucks County older adults.
Located in Doylestown, Pine Run Retirement Community opened in 1976 as one of the first retirement communities in Bucks County and the only one with a full-service, 200-bed regional Health Center devoted to health care for older adults. Since then, the community has grown significantly, through renovating and expanding independent living as well as the Health Center.
Pine Run’s crown jewel is a 37,000-square-foot, $13 million community center affectionately nicknamed “The Hub,” which serves as the focal point of the community. As one of the early campaign priorities included in ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health, donor contributions supported amenities commensurate with a vibrant lifestyle, including: indoor and outdoor dining venues, entertainment galleries, and an aquatics and fitness center, all of which are designed to offer the active and healthy retirement living that older adults want.
“For years, Pine Run has been an integral part of the full continuum of care that the Doylestown Health network offers,” said Jim Brexler, President and CEO of Doylestown Health. “Senior health care has become more sophisticated over the years as people live longer, healthier lives, and we are excited that Pine Run will continue to offer an active retirement lifestyle and high quality health care for many more years to come.”
Pine Run became a part of Doylestown Health in 1992, but the 43-acre campus on Ferry Road in Doylestown has a history that stretches far beyond that date. The land that is now home to Pine Run was part of William Penn’s 1861 land grant from King Charles II of England. It was farmland for a time, and two Colonial era farmhouses, dating from 1766 and 1791, continue to add historic interest to the campus.
The acquisition of Pine Run in 1992 enabled Doylestown Health to add specialized senior care to its community-based healthcare system. Then, in 1998, Doylestown Health purchased a personal care home in Doylestown Borough, which is now Pine Run Lakeview. Today, Pine Run’s independent living community, The Village, the personal care offered at Pine Run Lakeview, and the skilled nursing, rehabilitation services and specialized memory care at the Pine Run Health Center offer a full circle of health care services to meet the needs of seniors as they age, enabling them to remain in the place they love even when they require a higher level of care.
“Since its founding, Pine Run has been focused solely on meeting the needs of seniors who want to enjoy the beauty of Central Bucks County while still having access to excellent health care,” said Carolyn Della-Rodolfa, chair of the Pine Run Advisory Board, former chair of Doylestown Hospital Board of Trustees, and a member of the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown, which founded and still governs Doylestown Health. “Pine Run and the continuum of care that it offers has set the standard for health care for older adults in Bucks County for generations, and we are confident that it will continue to improve the quality of life in the Doylestown area for many years to come.”
On Sept. 22, 2021, Pine Run marked its anniversary with a ceremony to dedicate the community’s pond to the memory of the late Cathleen Q. Stewart, who served as executive director for many years. The pond has been newly landscaped thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. The ceremony was followed by a celebration with Pine Run Villagers, Pine Run and Doylestown Health leadership, and board members.
“Pine Run residents live life surrounded by friends, family, laughter, and fun – and the knowledge and wisdom that comes from 45 years of expertise in senior care,” said Maria Santangelo, Executive Director of Pine Run Retirement Community. “We are thrilled to mark our 45th year of service and we look forward to many more years as a part of Doylestown Health and Bucks County.”
About Pine Run: Pine Run Retirement Community in Doylestown, Pennsylvania is one of Bucks County’s leading senior living and senior care providers, with 272 independent living cottages and 24 apartments situated on a beautiful 43-acre private campus. The campus is home to Pine Run Health Center, which offers rehabilitation services and 90 skilled nursing beds; The Garden, a 40-bed, secure dementia neighborhood on the top floor of the Health Center; and The Willows, an intimate setting for palliative services. Pine Run Lakeview is a 106-bed personal care residence owned and operated by Pine Run Retirement Community and located on Lower State Road in Doylestown. Generations of families have turned to Pine Run for the certainty of comforts and services in the bonus years. Call 800.992.8992 to learn more about independent living, personal care, or skilled nursing and rehabilitation programs, or visit www.pinerun.org.
About ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health: Doylestown Health is beginning a bold new chapter as we approach our second century of healthcare delivery. To honor our centennial, Doylestown Health launched an ambitious comprehensive campaign, ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health, to elevate the patient experience to new heights and unlock our full potential to deliver exceptional care.
Philanthropic support of ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health will fund transformational renovation and expansion across the Doylestown Hospital and Pine Run campuses and will help chart the course for the next generation of patients, providers, and technology. For more information, visit the Doylestown Health Foundation website or call 215-345-2009.