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Maris Grove Recognizes 10 Years of Excellence in Communitywide Celebration

Oct 25, 2016

GLEN MILLS, Pa. – The first week of October, Maris Grove, an Erickson Living retirement community, celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a variety of special events and activities.

“I am proud to work each day with such a dedicated staff who are passionate about serving those who call this fabulous community home,” said Executive Director Maureen Heckler. “By remaining steadfast in our commitment to providing exceptional customer service, we are recognized as a leading senior living provider. Moving forward, we’re excited to help meet the demand for quality senior housing in Glen Mills.”

Starting off the...

Maris Grove Answers the Call to Help the Concord Fire Department with $15,000 Donation

Oct 25, 2016

GLEN MILLS, PA - In May, the Concordville Fire & Protective Association sent a letter to the surrounding community requesting help. The same department that always answers others in their greatest time of need was looking for support in order to purchase three life-saving medical devices at the cost of $45,000.

Maris Grove answered the call with a $15,000 donation to the Fire & Protection Association. The funds went toward purchasing one of three Lucas Devices; a medical device that automatically performs consistent chest compressions for a long period of time to improve blood flow of victims in...

Maris Grove Residents Bring Awareness to Alzheimer’s Disease by Partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association

Oct 25, 2016

GLEN MILLS, Pa. – More than 150 Maris Grove retirement community residents, staff and guests participated in the community’s second annual ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s.’ The event raised $1,500 to increase awareness and provide funds for the fight against Alzheimer’s.

“Alzheimer’s disease cannot be prevented or cured with our current medical capabilities,” said Maris Grove resident, Gerri Eisenstein. “That’s why we host this event; we want to ensure the generation following ours does not have to experience this devastating disease firsthand.”

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. Every 66...

Maris Grove’s Blanket Circle Celebrates its 10,000th Donated Blanket

Oct 11, 2016

GLEN MILLS, Pa. – After eight years of faithful giving, the Blanket Circle at Maris Grove retirement community, has donated its 10,000 th blanket. To commemorate this feat, the group hosted a celebratory luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 27, with many of their 145 members.

The members of the Blanket Circle create handmade fleece blankets and cotton quilts as gifts for special needs children. The members then pack and ship the blankets to numerous organizations, including, the Chester County and Delaware County Head Start Programs. The members also make their own jewelry to sell at events in order to raise...

Maris Grove Retirement Community Announces Appointment of Kathryn McGuire as Director of Nursing

Jul 7, 2016

GLEN MILLS, PA— Maris Grove, a continuing care retirement community in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, announced the hiring of Kathryn “Katie” McGuire as the Director of Nursing.

In this leadership position, McGuire is responsible for coordinating and implementing the comprehensive delivery of skilled, long-term and personal care nursing services to all continuing care residents. In addition, McGuire will oversee all regulatory compliance standards and regulatory compliance visits as well as complete annual reviews of all nursing policies and procedures.

Prior to joining Maris Grove, McGuire a 32 year veteran in the health service industry, served 10 years as...

Maris Grove Residents Donate $95,000 for Scholarships to Local Students

Jun 7, 2016

GLEN MILLS, Pa. — On Sunday, May 22, Maris Grove hosted family, residents, friends and staff at their annual Scholars’ Awards Ceremony. At this year’s event, 14 graduating high school seniors were recognized as 2016 recipients of a $6,000 scholarship from Maris Grove residents.

In 10 years, close to $1 million has been raised to support 150 students to advance their collegiate careers, according to Barbara Burri, philanthropy director for Maris Grove. The program is funded primarily through resident contributions. This year, residents and resident clubs contributed $95,000 to the Maris Grove Scholars’ Fund.

The scholarships are presented...

Maris Grove Veterans Celebrate President’s Day with Special Guests

Feb 16, 2016

Residents Take Time to Commemorate the People Who Have Led Our Country

GLEN MILLS, PA— On Monday, February 15, 2016, over 100 residents participated in a unique President’s Day program hosted by the Veterans Club at Maris Grove. Several special guests were part of the community’s tribute to the presidents of the United States, including George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

The ceremony started with the Valley Forge Military Academy and College Color Guard presenting our nations flags accompanied by two cadets singing the national anthem. Following the opening, the Military Academy’s drum core performed.


Maris Grove Takes Time to Support the Concordville Fire & Protective Association

Dec 22, 2015

Glen Mills, PA -- On Monday, December 21, Maris Grove Retirement Community extended a heartfelt “thanks” during the holidays to the Concordville Fire & Protective Association. Maureen Heckler, Executive Director of Maris Grove, delivered a one-thousand dollar donation to Con cordville Fire Chief Tom Nelling at the station.

“On behalf of our residents and employees, we are grateful for the outstanding service, dedication and professionalism that the men and women of the fire department provide to our community,” stated Ms. Heckler. “They continue to be a fantastic partner to not only Maris Grove but also...

Maris Grove Moving Forward with Development of New Residential Buildings

Nov 19, 2015

GLEN MILLS, Pa. — Maris Grove , an Erickson Living retirement community, is moving ahead with plans to construct its third neighborhood. The new development will include two independent-living residential buildings, Oakleaf Terrace and Maple Crossing, as well as community spaces for activities and dining, called Redwood Commons.

“We are excited to be able to meet the growing demand for the Maris Grove lifestyle with the development of this much-anticipated new neighborhood,” said Maureen Heckler, executive director at Maris Grove. “With over eight years of experience and excellence in serving the senior marketplace, the timing for this expansion...

Maris Grove Retirement Community Announces Appointment of Anne Andersen as Associate Executive Director

Apr 30, 2015

GLEN MILLS, PA – Maris Grove, the Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community, announced the appointment of Anne Andersen of Chester County, PA as its new associate executive director.

In this leadership position, Anne will work with the more nearly 700 dedicated staff members who pride themselves on helping to ensure that the community’s residents continue to receive top-notch service and care in one of the Delaware Valley’s premier continuing care retirement communities.

Anne has 25 years of experience in healthcare/retirement administration and is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania as a nursing home administrator. She...