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Family members love Ann’s Choice as much as their parents

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May 22nd, 2012

June Lloyd says living at Ann s Choice, the Erickson Living community in Bucks County, Pa., is like being on vacation. Her lovely one-bedroom, Brighton-style apartment home she lives in with her husband Jim lets her spend more time living and less time cleaning. June rarely uses their kitchen, but it s bigger than the one I had for 30 years in our condo, she says. The bathroom is bigger too. Life is so much easier. They have their pick of some 100 clubs and activities and are regulars at the campus fitness center. They re also regulars at campus movies, Sunday concerts in the Ann s Choice chapel, and special programs in the performing arts center. June sings in the chorus, belongs to Musicians and Friends, and takes classes in the Ann s Choice Lifelong Learning Academy. Their monthly service package, which covers most of their costs of living, including utilities and property taxes, also includes amenities like a heated indoor pool and a meal a day in one of four campus restaurants.

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The Lloyds moved to Ann s Choice two years ago from Wilmington, Del., where June had worked at DuPont. But her roots and her family are in Pennsylvania. Her daughter, Janice Suessenguth, who lives in Doylestown, first told the Lloyds about Ann s Choice. After attending a sales luncheon there ten years ago, June decided Ann s Choice was for them. I like the convenience of everything, she says, the activities, the on-campus doctors, and especially the security staff, which has a wonderful reputation and comes so quickly if you need them. But the Lloyds responsibilities in Wilmington moved that decision to the back burner. As a retiree, Jim owned a parking and valet business and was president of the condo association where the Lloyds lived. His condo responsibilities included maintenance of the building, which was designated a historic structure. He also performed concierge duties because the other residents, younger than the Lloyds, were at work all day. We only left the condo for errands and church, June says. Now they leave campus whenever they choose but also appreciate tending to some errands by simply walking down the hall. Their primary care doctors, June s dentist and cardiologist, and Jim s foot doctor have offices in the campus medical center.

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June s son, Hatboro resident Don Warner, says it s fitting his mom and stepdad live at Ann s Choice because several family members have seen the maintenance-free, affordable, and amenity-rich lifestyle. Warner is an Ann s Choice Erickson Realty and Moving Services preferred real estate agent. June s niece, a registered nurse, works in the community s continuing care neighborhood. As students, Don s daughter, son, and daughter-in-law worked in dining services. Janice s son worked in security, and her in-laws, Walter and Katherine Suessenguth, live there. Now the Lloyds also call it home. Each evening after dinner in a campus restaurant, We gab with everyone in the lounge and watch the news. Then we come home, June says. And I sleep a solid eight hours now. My family is tickled to death we re here.