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See the latest happenings at our Bucks County retirement community.

Melinda Dechert Promoted to Associate Executive Director of Ann’s Choice

Jul 6, 2017

Ann’s Choice Retirement Community, a senior living community in Southeastern Pennsylvania, developed and managed by Erickson Living, has promoted Melinda Dechert of Media, Pennsylvania, to the position of associate executive director, effective September 1, 2017.

Since June 2016, Dechert has served as Director of Continuing Care at Ann’s Choice and has led her team in delivering excellent care to residents, with clinical outcomes consistently ahead of benchmarks. Most recently, Ann’s Choice continuing care neighborhood received a five-star overall quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and for the fourth year in a row was rated...

Ann’s Choice Awards More Than $400,000 in Scholarships to Local High School Students

Jun 30, 2017

On June 6, Ann Choice Retirement Community hosted family, friends, residents, and staff at its annual Scholar Awards Ceremony. At the event, 46 graduating high school seniors were awarded $8,000 scholarships from the community to support their pursuit of higher education. Also, nine students received donor-designated named scholarships totaling $36,500.

The Scholar’s Program is funded by the residents of Ann’s Choice to support high school students employed on campus who have shown commitment to serving the Ann’s Choice community. Qualifications include working 1,000...

Ann’s Choice Annual Resident Life Expo Held May 11

May 17, 2017

Fun and exciting opportunities for residents include tennis, art, flying drones, band, dancing, and more!

On May 11, more than 400 people, including priority list members, attended Ann’s Choice Resident Life Expo and explored the vibrant opportunities the community offers through its resident-run activities.

“With more than 150 clubs and activities on campus, there is something for everyone,” said Community Services Manager Angelena Adams. “Pursuits include arts and crafts, cultural, educational,...

Ann’s Choice Celebrates Groundbreaking for New $19 Million Continuing Care Building

Apr 28, 2017

Bucks County premier continuing care retirement community expands health care options

On April 27, Ann’s Choice, a senior living community in Southeastern Pennsylvania, developed and managed by Erickson Living, held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the construction of Chestnut Pointe, a $19 million, two-story, 50,000 square-foot assisted living building on campus.

Participating in the groundbreaking were Ann’s Choice Board of Directors member Mary Colins, Ann’s Choice Resident Board member Howard Bishow, Ann’s Choice Executive Director Chris Donati, Ann’s Choice Director of Continuing Care Melinda Dechert, Resident Advisory Committee Chair Marty Freedman, and Resident Advisory Committee member Gertrude Solkov....

Erickson Advantage® H5652 Receives Top National Ranking

Nov 8, 2016

Warminster, PA – Erickson Living, developer and manager of Ann’s Choice retirement community, announced today that its health plan, Erickson Advantage , has received a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 2017 Medicare Advantage (MA) health plan rating of 5-stars for Part C and 5-stars for Part D. This is the second consecutive year that Erickson Advantage has received the 5-star quality rating out of 5 stars.

“Erickson Advantage is one of only 14 Medicare Advantage health plans out of 364 health plans across the country to receive a combined 5-star rating from the Centers for...

Ann’s Choice Retirement Community Announces Appointment of Vincent Scala as Associate Executive Director

Oct 11, 2016

Warminster, PA – Ann’s Choice, a continuing care retirement community in Warminster, has announced the hiring of Vincent Scala as associate executive director.

In this leadership position, Scala will work closely with the executive director and other executive team members to manage all facets of the community, including coordination of the various department operations and staff. Scala will also take over the director responsibilities for the community’s General Services Department.

“I am excited to join a community with a rich heritage of outstanding customer service and to provide the best experience for our residents,” Scala said. “I...

Ann’s Choice Residents Donate Garden Vegetables to the Warminster Food Bank

Sep 16, 2016

Warminster, PA – Two green thumbed residents at Ann’s Choice retirement community have utilized their talents to give back to the community. Ruth Kurtz and Betty Sykes cultivate gardens at Ann’s Choice specifically to donate the yield to the local Warminster Food Bank.

The idea first started by Mrs. Kurtz and Mrs. Sykes using extra garden spaces at Ann’s Choice to grow vegetables exclusively for charity. Four years later, the pair has donated over two-tons worth of vegetables to the Warminster Food Bank.

“We both love gardening and we are honored to use our passion in a...

Ann’s Choice Moving Forward with Expansion of Assisted Living Facility

Jul 26, 2016

Warminster, Pa. – Ann’s Choice retirement community, developed and managed by Erickson Living, is moving ahead with plans to expand and renovate its continuing care neighborhood, Rose Gardens.

Construction is expected to begin in early 2017 and will include an expansion of over 50,000 square feet, featuring an addition of 61 new assisted living apartment homes and a renovation of 44 existing apartment homes that will be available for memory care services.

The project was undertaken with valuable feedback from current and prospective residents. As a result, apartments will vary in size from studio to one and...

Ann’s Choice Retirement Community Announces Appointment of Melinda Dechert as Director of Continuing Care

Jul 25, 2016

Warminster, PA – Ann’s Choice, a continuing care retirement community in Warminster, Pennsylvania, announced the hiring of Melinda Dechert, NHA, as the Director of Continuing Care.

In this leadership position, Dechert is responsible for the overall management and operations of the continuing care neighborhood. This includes working closely with the residents and their families to achieve the highest quality of care and services offered at the community.

“Melinda is a fantastic addition to our Ann’s Choice family. She is a dedicated and hardworking individual who has gained extensive experience the last nine years as a nursing home...

Ann’s Choice Residents Donate $235,500 for Scholarships to Local Students

Jun 24, 2016

Warminster, Pa. — On Tuesday, June 7, Ann’s Choice retirement community hosted family, residents, friends and staff at their annual Scholars’ Awards Ceremony. At this year’s event, 34 graduating high school seniors and three adult employees were recognized as 2016 recipients of a $6,000 scholarship from Ann’s Choice residents.

In 11 years, close to $3 million has been raised to support 458 students to advance their collegiate careers, according to Becky Nixon, philanthropy coordinator at Ann’s Choice. The program is funded primarily through resident contributions.

This year, residents and resident clubs contributed $235,500 to the Ann’s Choice Scholars’...