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See the latest happenings at our Bucks County retirement community.

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...

Ann's Choice Residents Wrap Gifts for Children in Need Just in Time for the Holidays at Gift Wrapping Extravaganza!

Dec 12, 2011
Residents Also Wrap Gifts in Competitions to Raise Awareness for Giving WARMINSTER, PA - Ready, set, wrap! That was the mantra at Ann's Choice earlier today as residents participated in the Second Annual Ann's Choice Holiday Gift Wrapping Event, Fastest Fingers and Most Beautifully Decorated Present Extravaganza. Today's gift wrapping special event had three components---a contest to see who was the fastest gift wrapper, who could wrap the most beautifully designed present and it also featured a gift wrapping party where many residents wrapped more than 600 gifts for needy children throughout the region. Five residents - Nancy Bowers, Nancy...

Ann's Choice Community Answers The Call to Help Feed the Needy

Nov 23, 2011
Community Gathers 2,500 Pounds of Food to Help YWCA of Bucks County WARMINSTER, PA - Ann's Choice residents and staff loaded boxes of food - canned and boxes of dry food (about 2,500 pounds) - that they collected over the past month onto an Ann's Choice maintenance vehicle for a great cause. These items were given to the YWCA of Bucks County during the Ann's Choice's annual food drive.  Some residents helped with the process of loading the vehicles with the food. Today's event was the culmination of a one month drive to help feed the needy by Ann's Choice...

Twitter Technology is For Everyone at Ann's Choice During Class Taught by Hatboro-Horsham High School Students

Nov 7, 2011
"Seniors Helping Seniors" Class Gives Older Adults the Opportunity to Connect to the World Through Twitter Technology WARMINSTER, PA - While many throughout the world are app-fixated with Twitter, I- Pads, cell phones and Facebook, which are typically associated with younger groups, every generation stands to benefit directly from advances in technology.  And there are plenty of resources to help tech savvy-seniors at Ann's Choice. Students from Hatboro-Horsham High School are helping tighten the digital divide by teaching the popular application Twitter to seniors at Ann's Choice - right here in the Delaware Valley with a program called Seniors Helping...