DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (March 2023) – Pine Run Retirement Community recently completed an art project showcasing the varied life stories of its residents. Titled “These Hands,” the project features photos of residents’ hands accompanied by descriptions of what these individuals have experienced and accomplished throughout their lifetimes. The project provides an opportunity for Pine Run Villagers to share the essence of who they are and their unique life journeys with others.
“This project has been a great way for residents to tell their life stories and to learn more about the remarkable individuals who make up this community,” said Emily Reinert, Pine Run’s Director of Life Enrichment. “The Villagers have shared stories ranging from the simple joys of life like making crafts and coaching Little League baseball teams to major life events such as getting married and even saving lives. I am delighted to see the residents make this project their own.”
Reinert oversees community activities at Pine Run, and “These Hands” is one of many projects developed over the years to engage residents in fun and meaningful social experiences. Every day, Pine Run offers entertainment, education, and enrichment opportunities through a variety of programs, activities, clubs, and events. When planning programming, the senior living provider focuses on seven dimensions of senior wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, environmental, and occupational.
Pine Run maintains an active calendar of activities and fitness programming, which includes such varied experiences as yoga, creative needlework, water volleyball, mah jongg, line dancing, movie nights, pocket billiards, AquaX training, ping pong, and tai chi. The community also offers programming focused on life enrichment, such as garden clubs, meditation, book clubs, religious services, arts and crafts, dog visits, and singalongs. Residents also frequently contribute to the Pine Run Villager Blog, which contains descriptions of projects, reflective essays, and poetry.