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See the latest happenings at our Bucks County retirement community.

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...

Ann's Choice Residents Fold, Twist and Tape to See Who Has the Fastest Fingers in the Community

Dec 7, 2012

 

WARMINSTER, PA - Scotch tape was plentiful, rolls of wrapping paper abundant and fingers feverish as residents participated in the Third Annual Ann's Choice Holiday Gift Wrapping Event, Fastest Fingers and Most Beautifully Decorated Present Extravaganza at Ann's Choice earlier this afternoon. Reigning champion Nancy "Fast Fingers" Bowers, who was victorious in the first two competitions, wrapped up (no pun intended) her third title, beating out four other competitors with a total of seven gifts in five minutes!

Mrs. Bowers said that she does not practice, but simply replicates her strategy. "I...

Ann's Choice Appoints Chris Donati as New Executive Director

Jul 9, 2012
Former Associate Executive Director Brings More Than 25 Years of Senior Healthcare Experience to One of Bucks County's Premiere Senior Communities WARMINSTER, PA - Ann's Choice, an Erickson Living full-service continuing care retirement community, announced today that it has named Chris Donati the new executive director.  Mr. Donati previously served as the community's associate executive director and now continues to use his experience to help guide Ann's Choice forward - providing residents with unsurpassed levels of quality service. Mr. Donati has 25-plus years of health care, senior housing and services experience and will be responsible for the overall operation of...

Ann's Choice Residents Reap What They Sow This Fall Following Compassionate Planting for the Hungry

Jun 27, 2012
Program Developed by Residents Will Enable Local Food Bank Opportunity to Give Fresh Homegrown Vegetables to Area Hungry WARMINSTER, PA - How does your garden grow? If you pose that question to some residents of the Ann's Choice active adult community they are likely to tell you very good. And it also it grows good feelings of benevolence. Resident members of the Ann's Choice Garden Club, including Betty Sykes, Ruth Kurtz and Nick Roman are avid planters, caretakers and harvesters and they derive pleasure from working in the Ann's Choice Community Garden. This year, the group of caring cultivators developed...

A Taste of the Emerald Isle Comes to Ann's Choice

Mar 19, 2012
Residents Revel in Irish Culture to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day WARMINSTER, PA - About 80 Ann's Choice residents captured the luck o' the Irish earlier today at the community in a melodious way as they were serenaded by the sounds of professional bagpiper Gary Guth from Holland, Bucks County as part of a special St. Patrick's Pre-party party. The event, which featured refreshments that would sweeten any tooth, including traditional Irish soda bread, shamrock cookies, Irish Potatoes and coffee with Bailey's Irish Cream, was a rousing hit. The party got off to an important start as the cultural and religious...

Ann's Choice Digital Computer Tech Expo Aimed at Moving Seniors Past the Digital Divide and Full-Throttle Into Technology

Mar 12, 2012
Tons of Tech Talk Help Enrich Lives -Expo Also Focused on How to Reduce Paper at the Community by Using Computers WARMINSTER, PA - 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 Second Annual Computer Tech Expo at Ann's Choice showcased for 200-250 residents at the active community. A room full of open-minded and bright-eyed residents...

Ann's Choice "Food for Friends" Wraps Up 3,000th Meal During Milestone Event- Marking One Year of Feeding the Needy

Mar 12, 2012
Program Continuing to Help Those in its Own "Backyard" by Providing an Average of 8.2 Meals per Day for Bucks County Community  WARMINSTER, PA - In its ongoing effort to help feed the hungry, residents and staff at the Ann's Choice retirement community packaged up and shipped out 150 meals, which included the 3,000th entrée, during its recognition of the Ann's Choice Food for Friends project. The project is a collaborative effort where the community provides meals for the YWCA Bucks County, who disburses the food to several charities in the region.  The organizations that receive the food are Bucks...

Ann's Choice Residents, Pets and Philadelphia's Most Beloved Furry Friend Send Off Towels for Animals at SPCA

Feb 24, 2012
More Bags of Clean Towels Donated, Collected To Be Sent to Bucks County SPCA by Pets and Their Owners  WARMINSTER, PA - Residents who are part of The Ann's Choice Doing Good Committee pride themselves on helping people in the local community.  But they don't stop there.  In their current endeavor, they are working to help furry friends in Bucks County. Last month, the group of residents held a collection drive where 91 large bags full of towels for needy dogs and cats moving into the newly opened Upper Bucks County SPCA in Quakertown were delivered.  Now, the residents just...

Ann's Choice Residents and Hatboro-Horsham High School Students Participate in Black History Program

Feb 24, 2012
Presentation and "Working Lunch" Delves Into Topics Ranging From Civil War, Civil Rights to Race Relations WARMINSTER, PA - Ann's Choice residents and students from Hatboro-Horsham High School  came together in a first-ever event at the community to celebrate the achievements of African-Americans, acknowledge their history in the country and to better understand past and present day race relations in a program entitled Blacks in America: The Civil War, Civil Rights and Beyond. Ann's Choice residents and students first viewed a program hosted by living historian/teacher/musician Joe Becton, an African-American instructor who discussed the role of Blacks in the Civil...