DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (May 2020) – Pine Run Retirement Community, one of Bucks County’s leading senior living and senior care providers, has made several key moves to further develop its Healthy Living Team, dedicated to helping each senior resident thrive.
Pine Run is pleased to announce that Kevin Mallon has been promoted to senior director of healthy living, Tom Eichner has joined the team as director of fitness and aquatics, and Ellen Goldstein has advanced to fitness trainer.
“We are thrilled that Kevin has stepped into his new role,” said Pine Run Executive Director Maria Santangelo. “He has made significant contributions to our Community Center project and the overall wellness of our residents. Tom and Ellen are excellent additions and round out the healthy living team.”
Mallon is dedicated to empowering older adults to build resiliency and pursue their passions and unique abilities. Joining the Pine Run team in March 2019, he has 17 years of experience in senior living. Mallon is responsible for creating a holistic wellness environment that helps individuals establish a physical vibrancy that allows them to thrive in all areas of their lives – physical, emotional, intellectual, environmental, spiritual, social, and occupational.
Mallon earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science from Ursinus College. He holds training certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, is a certified Aquatic Facility Operator, and a member of the Senior Exercise Professionals of PA. Mallon is also a certified Rescue Diver.
Eichner has almost 20 years of experience specializing in senior wellness, most recently serving a Bucks County senior living community as fitness trainer. He is passionate about treating everyone with compassion and helping guide seniors safely towards a healthy and active lifestyle.
Eichner earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Temple University. He is an American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer, a senior exercise specialist, a certified Aquatic Exercise Association instructor, and a member of the Senior Exercise Professionals of PA.
Goldstein has been promoted to fitness trainer. She earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science from Ursinus College. She is a rising star and has been supporting all aspects of healthy living since the day she stepped onto the Pine Run campus as a full-time lifeguard in September 2019.
Amidst the global pandemic, with traditional fitness locations closed over safety concerns, Pine Run’s Healthy Living Department has been creatively cultivating a growth mind-set as the team continues to serve Pine Run’s residents and help them strive for optimal well-being of mind, body and spirit.
Mallon, Eichner and Goldstein have ensured that every Villager has the opportunity to stay engaged by offering outdoor classes, at-home workouts, and prerecorded fitness classes available on Pine Run’s network and leaving wellness letters in Villagers’ mailboxes. In addition, the team is proving a variety of in-person wellness walks, and to accommodate all fitness levels, they have added “fast-track” and “light-track” walking groups to their fitness walks. They also are leading nature walks where residents can learn about the trees, plant life and wildlife around Pine Run’s beautiful 43-acre campus.
The team also has reached out with personal calls to check in on Villagers who may be less likely to keep up with their exercises, as well as new Villagers who have had to quarantine for their first 14 days as residents.
Pine Run’s Healthy Living Team is focused on being creative as they continue to serve the Pine Run Retirement Community and help everyone strive for optimal well-being of mind, body and spirit. Visit Pine Run’s website at pinerun.org to learn more.
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Tom Eichner on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. While only at Pine Run a short time, he was a valued member of our team and will be missed by our community.