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Ann's Choice Retirement Community Announces Appointment of George Comfort as Associate Executive Director

Jul 1, 2014

WARMINSTER, PA - Ann's Choice, the Erickson Living managed retirement community announced the appointment of George Comfort as its new associate executive director earlier today.

In this leadership position, Mr. Comfort will work with administration to help ensure that the community's approximately 2,000 residents continue to receive unparalleled quality service and amenities. Mr. Comfort has more than 20 years of experience as an executive, including working for both medium-sized and Fortune 500 companies in the high-tech business, as well as the non-profit sector. "I am so happy to be part of the leadership team here at...

Ann's Choice Retirement Community in Warminster Named a "Healthiest Employer" In Greater Philadelphia Region

Jun 25, 2014
WARMINSTER, PA - The Ann's Choice retirement community has been selected as one of the Philadelphia region's healthiest employers by the Philadelphia Business Journal . The community was one of five companies receiving this recognition - garnering top honors in the 500-1,499 employee size category. So what makes Ann's Choice so healthy? Quite a bit... The community has an Employee Health and Wellness Center, which is open five days a week for staff to utilize whether or not they have insurance. Ann's Choice also provides workers with: Free flu shots Access to a free fitness center Host a weekly walk...

Ann's Choice Residents Crowned Home Run Champs at Annual Derby

May 10, 2014

WARMINSTER, PA - To help celebrate the nation's pastime of baseball and honor the Phillies who are embarking on the annual journey to win another championship, Ann's Choice residents limbered up their arms and swung for the fences in the 10th Annual Ann's Choice Home Run Derby.

Fourteen participants used real bats and pounded softballs on the Ann's Choice Great Lawn. There were two divisions - a women's league and men's division. In the women's division, Ann's Choice resident Marilyn Bartkowsky was crowned Home Run Champ by hitting the most home runs. Fellow resident Bob Klimek...

MEDIA ADVISORY: BATTER UP! ANN'S CHOICE RESIDENTS SWING AWAY IN HOME RUN DERBY TODAY IN WARMINSTER!

May 8, 2014
WARMINSTER, PA - To help celebrate the nation's pastime of baseball and honor the Phillies who are embarking on the annual journey to win another championship, Ann's Choice residents will step in the batter's box and swing away like Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins later today during the annual Ann's Choice Home Run Derby. The Home Run Derby will begin at 1 p.m. and last until approximately 3 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. Attendees will also participate in an...

Ann's Choice Knitters Acknowledged by Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick for Supporting Wounded Soldiers

Apr 21, 2014

WARMINSTER, PA - U.S. Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick visited with a group of Ann's Choice residents to praise them for their efforts in making a difference in the lives of U.S. soldiers wounded in combat.

[caption id="attachment_110955" align="alignnone" width="300"] Ann's Choice resident Betty McQue (left) illustrates how stockings are created to Pennsylvania United States Representative Mike Fitzpatrick[/caption] The group of approximately 50 residents in total, call themselves the "Knit Wits" and through their knitting prowess, they create stockings for servicemen and women who have lost limbs due to war and are being treated at...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ann's Choice Resident Knitters Who Make Stockings for Injured Soldiers to be Honored by Congressman Fitzpatrick

Apr 17, 2014

WARMINSTER, PA - This Monday, April 21st at 1:30 p.m., U.S. Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick will visit with a group of seniors from the Ann's Choice retirement community who handcraft stockings for U.S. soldiers who have had limbs amputated due to injuries sustained in battle.

The group, who call themselves the "Knit Wits" will be presented with an official acknowledgment by the congressman who will soon commend the ladies for their dedicated work in the Congressional Record on the floor of the United States House of Representatives. The Knit Wits began creating the stockings in January and...

MEDIA ADVISORY: 35O Ann's Choice Residents and Guests to Attend Grand-Scale Passover Seder at Community on Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Apr 16, 2014
WARMINSTER, PA - A total of 350 residents of the Ann's Choice retirement community, their families and guests will celebrate Passover with a traditional Seder Dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, April 17th, 2014 . This event will provide Jewish and non-Jewish residents with the opportunity to commemorate one of the most sacred events on the Jewish calendar with their friends, family and neighbors in a community setting.  A rabbi and cantor will be on hand to celebrate the service. The event will take place in the Keystone Clubhouse Multipurpose Room. Ann's Choice is located at 30000 Ann's Choice Way,...

Ann's Choice Residents Honored For Service By Giving More Than 73,000 Hours of Their Time to Make A Difference in 2013

Apr 11, 2014
WARMINSTER, PA - Imagine a retirement community filled with anything but retirees! That's what it would have seemed like over a two-day period at Ann's Choice on April 9th and 10 th as the community hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast to recognize approximately 700 resident volunteers who are engaged in a whole host of activities at Ann's Choice and throughout the outside local community. In addition to being treated to a wonderful breakfast prepared by the Ann's Choice catering department, guests listened to Keynote Speaker Jeff Watson, director of operations for Erickson Living, the developer and manager of Ann's...

ANN'S CHOICE CONTINUING CARE COMMUNITY RECEIVES 5-STAR RATING

Mar 31, 2014
WARMINSTER, PA - Continuing Care at Ann's Choice received 5-Star Rating from U.S. News & World Report for 2014 and voted a "Best Nursing Home" in the United States by the publication. Ann's Choice has received the 5-Star rating for two years in a row. Each year the state of Pennsylvania inspects nursing facilities and rates them based on various categories which are reported federally to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Some of the categories include nurse staffing, quality measures and the annual Department of Health survey. Ann's Choice Executive Director Chris Donati said, "Receiving national recognition like this...

Ann's Choice Goes New Orleans As Pancake Flipping Contest Brings a Taste of Fat Tuesday to Seniors

Mar 5, 2014
WARMINSTER, PA - Laissez les bons temps rouler! - "Let the good times roll!" A bit of the Big Easy was bountiful at Ann's Choice as residents celebrated Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday in grand fashion with a little competition to also honor National Pancake Day. Revelers moved to the sounds of traditional Mardi Gras Zydeco music as they watched about 10 participants take part in the First Annual Musical Pancake Competition. Ever heard of the children's game musical chairs? The premise of this original contest was that the residents gathered in a circle holding skillets as one pancake was flipped from pan...