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Where will you live your best years?

A fact-filled look at Ann’s Choice

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July 30th, 2015
Ann's Choice
Ann's Choice

If you’re thinking about a more carefree lifestyle with freedom to pursue personal interests instead of maintaining your house, it’s time to investigate retirement communities.

With so many choices available, it’s important to make an informed decision and select the one that’s right for you. 

Here are some facts about , Erickson Living’s community in Bucks County, where retirement living has nothing to do with retiring from life.

Truly independent living

People often assume that staying in their house keeps them independent. Instead, they can be isolated in winter, tethered to home repairs and yard care, and stuck using their car to get anywhere.

It’s the opposite at Ann’s Choice, says Sales Counselor Marie Dmoch. “Some of our residents are doing more here than they ever had before they moved, and many say they wish they’d moved sooner.” 

Home to 2,100 residents, Ann’s Choice comprises 103 beautifully landscaped acres and three neighborhoods, each with a central clubhouse that hums with diverse and intriguing activities. 

Members also enjoy ease of travel. Whether to plays in Center City Philadelphia, cruises along the Eastern Seaboard, or trips to Europe, Ann’s Choice handles the arrangements.

Its 15 residence buildings feature maintenance-free, one-level living in beautiful one- and two-bedroom apartment homes.

And because interior walkways connect all the buildings, the lifestyle is weatherproof.

The community resembles a small town under one roof: members can walk to on-site amenities like a fitness and indoor aquatics center, postal center, salon, bank, pharmacy, and performing arts center. 

At the campus’s full-service medical center, Ann’s Choice staff physicians and other medical professionals treat only Ann’s Choice residents.

And the community is pet-friendly.

Financial security and affordability

Ann’s Choice only sounds expensive, says Associate Executive Director George Comfort. “Because of our size, we can offer a wider range of amenities than other area retirement communities,” he says. “And we aim to incorporate as much value as possible while also maintaining affordability.”

Integral elements of the community’s financial structure illustrate its focus on those benefits.

Residents can secure a financial legacy because the entrance deposit is 90% refundable. Should they leave for any reason, that amount will be refunded to them; if they live their lives at Ann’s Choice, that amount will be refunded to their estate. The Residence and Care Agreement has all the details.

Ann’s Choice also bundles all monthly expenses—utilities and maintenance, property taxes, full-time maintenance and grounds staff, round-the-clock security, and meal plans for the community’s five distinctive restaurants—into one predictable payment.  

Residents find there’s little difference between that single fee and the laundry list of expenses they’d been paying.

Additionally, as a continuing care community, Ann’s Choice has a full continuum of care, from rehabilitation through skilled nursing, right on its grounds. 

But because most residents will never need skilled care, that expense isn’t included in the monthly fee. Ann’s Choice has a fee-for-service policy: If residents don’t require additional care, they don’t pay for it.

Even the move is simple

Dmoch says most residents move to simplify their life, and Ann’s Choice helps them do that.  

Through a unique realty and moving services program, the personal moving consultant provides downsizing help and referrals to trusted vendors to make the moving process less stressful. 

Once people have settled in, they rarely tell Dmoch they miss much they left behind. They’re too busy living their best years at Ann’s Choice.