DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (June 2022) – The Pine Run Villager Association recently hosted its first-ever scholarship award ceremony and reception to present $1,500 scholarships to 18 high school seniors employed in Pine Run Retirement Community’s dining services department.
Associates, their families, and Villagers attended the joyful event on June 14 at Pine Run to celebrate and honor the young people. The Pine Run Villager Association had organized a special fundraising effort to raise money to fund the scholarships. The students honored hail from high schools including Central Bucks East, Central Bucks West, Central Bucks South, and Pennridge.
“Pine Run Villagers are so appreciative of our young Associates who work in our dining rooms and kitchens,” said Jim Eidson, President of the Pine Run Villagers Association. “Many of the servers and kitchen staff members are with us throughout their high school years. We wanted to recognize them for their service and encourage and support them as they pursue their educational goals. We also want to recognize the Pine Run Scholarship Committee and its members Lou White, (Chairman), Kay Winters, Bill Lieser, Bill Newmann, Pat Schwartz, and Wistar Silver for their hard work and dedication in making this event a success.”
“We are so thankful to the Pine Run Villagers Association for their support of our Associates,” said Maria Santangelo, Pine Run Executive Director. “The intergenerational interaction that occurs every day at Pine Run is just one of the many things that makes Pine Run a special place to live and work for our Villagers and Associates alike. This new tradition adds to the many events and programs designed to support our Associates and demonstrates the Villagers Association’s commitment to our seniors as they begin the next phase in their education.”
To be eligible, Associates had to have worked 350 hours over the past year, demonstrate post-high school plans, and be an employee in good standing. Each eligible Associate interested in this scholarship opportunity submitted two essays to the Pine Run Villager Association discussing their career goals and how working at Pine Run will help them achieve these goals.
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 memory care 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.