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Ann’s Choice in the News

See the latest happenings at our Bucks County retirement community.

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...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ann's Choice Collect One Ton of Food! Shipping Out Tomorrow, July 29 at 10 a.m.

Jul 28, 2014
WARMINSTER, PA - Tomorrow, July 29, 2014, beginning at 10 a.m., residents and staff from the Ann's Choice retirement community will load a collection of approximately ONE TON of donated food into vehicles. The food will be going to the Bucks County Housing Group, who will in turn feed the county's hungry. This marks the seventh year Ann's Choice has been assisting this agency. 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. The loading of the food will take place in...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Acclaimed Hollywood Dog Trainer to Give Demonstration With Dogs at Ann's Choice

Jul 17, 2014
WARMINSTER, PA - Acclaimed Hollywood dog trainer Robert Weatherwax, whose late father Rudd Weatherwax, trained and established the long line of Lassie collies, will visit with residents at Ann's Choice on Wednesday, July 23, at 2 p.m. Mr. Weatherwax will be accompanied by his two dogs "Hammer" and "Throttle" and talk about his late father's work with Lassie, and the pups,  and share other anecdotes about his television and film dog training experiences. The event will take place in the Liberty Commons Performing Arts Center. Ann's Choice is located at 30000 Ann's Choice Way, Warminster, PA 18974. Contact:         Tony Ciavolella...