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See the latest happenings at our Bucks County retirement community.

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...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ann's Choice to Hold Pancake Flipping Competition on Fat Tuesday! March 4th

Feb 28, 2014
WARMINSTER, PA - Flapjacks will be flipped, Zydeco music will be a-zippin' as Mardi Gras will be full of merriment at the Ann's Choice retirement community during the First Annual Musical Pancake Competition - A Mardi Gras Flippin' Good Time on Tuesday, March 4th at 10:30 a.m. Ever heard of the children's game musical chairs? The premise of this unique contest is that residents, and some staff, will gather in a circle holding skillets as one pancake is flipped from pan to pan while traditional Mardi Gras music is played. When the music stops, the participant with the pancake in...

Ann's Choice Community Collects Warm Coats For Needy

Feb 26, 2014

WARMINSTER, PA - The Ann's Choice community collected over 300 warm coats during a one-day coat drive to benefit the United Way of Bucks County on Monday.

This is the first year Ann's Choice began this collection in conjunction with the United Way, however, the retirement community has a long-standing tradition of work the benevolent non-profit organization. The coats will now be distributed to local agencies throughout the county including homeless shelters. "I was cleaning out my coat closet and couldn't believe how much was in there so I approached Rich Haddon (Ann's Choice pastoral ministries...

MEDIA ADVISORY (Media Invited): Thousands of Hands Stretch Out To Honor Ann's Choice

Jun 11, 2013
WARMINSTER, PA - Picture approximately 2,000 to 2,400 hands belonging to seniors who are standing in a circle along the expansive beautiful grounds of Ann's Choice. This human chain, Hands Across Ann's Choice , is being made formed to celebrate the community's 10th anniversary which is being recognized all year with a variety of events. This visual commemoration will take place on Wednesday, June 12th . Residents will begin forming the chain around 11 a.m. and it will culminate with and aerial photo at 11:30 a.m. Provided news choppers are up, television news stations are encouraged to send them over...

More Than $285,000 Raised For Ann's Choice Scholars Fund Rewarding Close To 200 Area Students

Jun 11, 2013
WARMINSTER, PA - With the school year finished, Ann's Choice held a graduation ceremony to honor 180 area high school students who work at the continuing care retirement community.  These students will benefit from the Ann's Choice Scholars' Fund, which provides money for their upcoming college or secondary school education. During the ceremony, each student received a scholarship totaling $1,000; $500 per semester for four years of full-time undergraduate study.  Funding for the scholarships is based upon voluntary donations made by residents and staff.  The scholarship funding is paid directly to the students' respective secondary education institution each semester. The...

Ann's Choice Top Chef Challenge Brings Food, Fun And Flavor To Community In Exciting Competition!- YOUTUBE LINK BELOW!

May 15, 2013
WARMINSTER, PA - They sharpened their knives and tuned up their taste buds at Ann's Choice, an active adult continuing care retirement community in Warminster, during the community's First Annual Ann's Choice Top Chef Challenge . See exciting YouTube video of competition here: http://tiny.cc/k8dlxw Residents and chefs teamed up and went head-to-head-to-head against each other in a foodie friendly, fun competition to see which resident and chef have the best cooking skills on campus. The premise of Ann's Choice Top Chef Challenge is that each team, consisting of a resident and one of the community's chefs were asked...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ann's Choice Top Chef Challenge Brings Food, Fun and Flavor to Community in Exciting Competition!

May 11, 2013
WARMINSTER, PA - Chopping, sautéing, eating and competing will be bountiful at Ann's Choice beginning at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 15th , during the First Annual Ann's Choice Top Chef Challenge - A cooking event like no other!  Three residents of the active-adult community will go head-to-head-to-head in a fast, food-filled competition to see whose cuisine will reign supreme! Each resident will be teamed up with one of Ann's Choice's executive chefs, and the pair will have approximately 30 minutes to sauté, flambé and without delay present the best entrée to a panel of judges. The best part- they will...

Ann's Choice Digital Computer Tech Expo Aimed at Moving Seniors Past the Digital Divide

Mar 8, 2013
WARMINSTER, PA - Smartphones, Twitter, Facebook, Skype, iPads, Nooks, bits, bytes...all just digital buzzwords used by youth, right? But while app-fixation is associated with younger generations, every group of society, including senior citizens, stand to benefit from advances in technology. And there are plenty of resources to help tech savvy-seniors looking to learn. That's what the Third Annual Computer Tech Expo at Ann's Choice has been showcasing for more than 300 residents over the past two years, and this year is no different. A room full of open-minded and bright-eyed residents came to the expo - all eager to learn...

Ann's Choice Continuing Care Community Receives Top Honors As One Of America's Top Care Facilities

Mar 1, 2013
WARMINSTER, PA - Ann's Choice announced today that its Continuing Care facility was named one of America's Top Nursing Homes by the Washington, DC based Consumers' Research Council of America. The high quality long-term care, short-term rehabilitation sectors were rated by an external company, Consumers' Research Council of America. The five-star rating was given to Ann's Choice by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Certified Medicare Services. Both groups recognized Ann's Choice's Continuing Care community as a quality health care facility because it excelled in five areas: Staffing RN staffing Quality Measures Lack of Deficienicies, and Overall Rating Over...

ANN'S CHOICE RESIDENTS COLLECT MORE THAN 20,000 USED HOLIDAY CARDS FOR ST. JUDE'S RANCH FOR CHILDREN PROGRAM!

Jan 22, 2013
WARMINSTER, PA - Ever wonder what to do with those piles of holiday cards you received over the holidays? The often times colorful and ornate designs on these wonderful well-wishes were given second life at Ann's Choice for a great cause, while helping the environment. Over the past several weeks Ann's Choice residents and staff collected used holiday cards, and recently about 40 of these dynamic seniors sorted, cut the fronts for use and readied cards to be shipped out to the St. Jude's Ranch for Children ( SEE YOUTUBE VIDEO: http://tiny.cc/x4k4qw ) The number of cards collected...