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See the latest happenings at our Bucks County retirement community.

Ann’s Choice Associate Medical Director Receives “Volunteer of the Year” Award

Dec 17, 2015

Warminster, Pennsylvania -- Roughly 8.5 percent of the population in Pennsylvania was without health insurance in 2014, according to the Census Bureau. To address the coverage gap, there are doctors attempting to make a positive difference to those without insurance. Dr. Peter Schwartz is one such doctor. He volunteers with the Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership (BCHIP) to help provide health services to the uninsured.

In recognition of his services, BCHIP awarded Dr. Schwartz the “Volunteer of the Year” award. Dr. Schwartz, Associate Medical Director at Ann’s Choice Retirement Community, has volunteered with BCHIP for over ten years....

Ann’s Choice Celebrates Frank Sinatra’s 100th Birthday

Dec 10, 2015

Warminster, Pennsylvania – Frank Sinatra would have turned 100 years old this Saturday, December 12. For residents of Ann’s Choice retirement community, Sinatra was one of the most influential entertainer of their generation. In celebration of his 100th birthday, residents had the opportunity to go back in time and listen to Sinatra singer, Peter Scott Ruben, perform live.

Over 150 residents joined Ruben as he sung Sinatra’s most memorable songs, including; “New York New York,” “My Way,” “ I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and many others. Resident Jane Neiger said “The residents really enjoyed the music. Listening...

Philadelphia Eagles Football Team Honors WWII Veteran and Centenarian

Nov 16, 2015

WARMINSTER, PENNSYLVANIA-- Retired Lieutenant Thomas Hollis, a Philadelphia native, who just celebrated his 101 birthday, was honored on Sunday, November 15, by the Philadelphia Eagles during their home game against the Miami Dolphins. Lt. Hollis served in the Navy during World War II (WWII) on the U.S.S. Panamint in Okinawa, Japan.

Lt. Hollis, a resident at Ann’s Choice Retirement Community, attended the game at Lincoln Financial Field with his son Tom Hollis and daughter Nancy Adamczyk, receiving a motorcycle escort by the Warrior’s Watch Riders veterans support group. Described by all as a very humble man, Lt. Hollis...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ann's Choice Seniors Swing Home Runs Derby Style! Friday, May 8 @ 2:30 p.m.

May 7, 2015

WARMINSTER, PA – To help celebrate the nation’s pastime of baseball, Ann’s Choice residents will step in the batter’s box and swing away like Ryan Howard and Chase Utley and test their throwing accuracy ala Cole Hamels, at the annual Ann’s Choice Home Run Derby tomorrow, Friday, May 8th, beginning at 2 p.m. and last until approximately 3:30 p.m.

Participants will use a standard softball bat and try to hit a baseball as far as they can as men and women participate.

This exciting event will kick-off with the posting of the American Flag by an Honor Guard...

94-Y-O Ann's Choice Resident George "Scotty" Scott Readies for Race!

Apr 24, 2015

WARMINSTER, PA – George “Scotty” Scott, the famous 94-year-old, Ann’s Choice resident, who’s been tearing up the Internet and news with his Go, Scotty, Go! YouTube video parodying Rocky Balboa, did his last minute stretching and running earlier today with his friend and trainer Dave Marovich. The South Philadelphia native will be competing in tomorrow’s Masters Men’s 100-meter dash in the category of 75-Y-O and over at tomorrow’s Penn Relays .

Please click here for two great videos on YouTube chronicling his last day training and South Philly-style training regimen:

“SCOTTY” TRAINING FRIDAY,...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ann's Choice Residents' Grand and Great-Grandchildren Take Part In Huge Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 4, 2015!

Apr 1, 2015

WARMINSTER, PA – Beginning at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 4, approximately 100-150 Ann’s Choice residents, their grandchildren and great-grandchildren are expected to hop on down the proverbial Bunny Trail throughout the community’s Keystone Clubhouse Multi-purpose Room to participate in the Second Annual Ann’s Choice Easter Egg Hunt (see photos below of Easter Egg Prep!).

Beginning around noon, older grandchildren of Ann’s Choice residents will begin hiding approximately 1,000 colorful plastic eggs filled with candies and treats around the large decorated room.

Media interested in attending this visual-rich, color-splashed fun event before Easter are asked to please arrive...

1,500 Knitted Stockings for Wounded Veterans Made by Ann's Choice Seniors to be Packed/Shipped Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014

Nov 5, 2014

WARMINSTER, PA – As the country prepares to acknowledge soldiers this Veterans Day, a special group of Ann’s Choice residents have been busy working for our wounded warriors who have lost limbs due to battle in conflicts in the Middle East.

The Ann’s Choice “Knit Wits” are a group of approximately 60 seniors dedicated to serving wounded troops who have dedicated so much of themselves in the face of war.

The knitters began working in January and to date, have created an amazing 1,500 handmade knitted pieces which will go to wounded soldiers at the Walter...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Tech-Savvy Seniors Continue Their Education About Evolving Technological

Oct 14, 2014

WARMINSTER, PA - The digital world is here to stay, and tech-savvy seniors are continuing to take advantage of countless opportunities to learn new computing skills, Smartphone and tablet operation and ways to connect with family and friends in today's tech world.

This Friday, October 17th, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. , the Ann's Choice retirement community will be transformed into a hub of technology education during the Fourth Annual Digital Tech Expo. Approximately 200 residents, who have a wide range of computer and tech tool knowledge will have the opportunity to broaden their technological...

Ann's Choice Boss Goes "Not-So-Undercover" to Learn Different Aspects of Community Operations (See YouTube Link)

Aug 19, 2014

WARMINSTER, PA - It takes quite a bit to effectively operate an active-adult continuing care retirement community with approximately 2,000 residents. At Ann's Choice, 986 dedicated full and part-time employees work together as a team to provide high quality service for those living there.

In an effort to better understand the different roles that employees play in taking care of Ann's Choice, Executive Director Chris Donati went "Not-so-Undercover" and took on seven different jobs shadowing workers within various departments. See YouTube video here: http://goo.gl/4CuC0l Donati worked in dining services as a restaurant host, bartender,...

Ann's Choice Residents Collect Over One Ton of Food to Help Feed Bucks County's Hungry

Jul 29, 2014

WARMINSTER, PA - Over the past week Ann's Choice residents and staff have collected non-perishable food products which were today taken to the Bucks County Housing Group. The organization will now in turn use that food to help feed hungry families from Bucks County.

More than one ton of food was delivered for this, the seventh year of the partnership between Ann's Choice and the non-profit organization. The Bucks County Housing Group is a private, non-profit social service organization which provides a wide range of housing and related social services to homeless and low-income families. Ann's...