Residents at Ann's Choice, an Erickson Senior Living community in Bucks County, Pa., have lots of reasons to embrace the New Year with optimism.
Maintenance-free apartment homes, which create more time to spend on hobbies and interests, and upgraded amenities, such as the recent renovations to Village Clubhouse, help residents live their lives to the fullest.
Like residents at Ann's Choice, growth and opportunity characterize Erickson Senior Living's vision for 2024. The company's financial strength, decades of experience, and values-driven culture provide an incredible foundation to meet the increasing demand for vibrant senior living.
Recently, the Tribune sat down with a few residents to learn how 2024 is brimming with possibilities for them and their neighbors.
Free to pursue passions
Miriam Travis, who moved to Ann's Choice in 2014, credits the community's helpful and friendly staff for her peace of mind.
"The employees here take good care of us. They go out of their way to assist us in any way possible," says Miriam. "That's a true testament to the quality of life at Ann's Choice."
Developing friendships with neighbors through clubs and activities on campus has also contributed to her rewarding retirement at Ann's Choice.
A few years ago, Miriam was elected as chair of the Resident Advisory Council, which partners with community leaders to ensure all residents' needs and wants are met.
"I made it my personal mission to help as many residents as possible," she recalls, "but that's always been a goal of mine--to help at least one person. I've found my niche here. And I've helped many, many people!"
In addition to fostering close relationships with residents and staff members, Miriam appreciates having state-of-the-art amenities on site, including a well-equipped fitness center.
"I enjoy visiting the fitness center. You can go any hour, day or night; it's always open," she says. "And there's an indoor pool, which is very nice. Physical activity is extremely important to me, so I love having so many fitness options on campus."
Backed by helpful staff, newfound friends, and top-notch amenities at Ann's Choice, Miriam feels empowered to make the most of 2024--and every year!
Home sweet home
For Margaret and George Hansell, having a maintenance-free apartment home that suits their active lifestyle is what makes living at Ann's Choice so sweet.
"Our apartment home is just lovely," Margaret says. "We knew it was the one as soon as we saw it. It has everything we need."
In addition to finding the perfect apartment home, the location of Ann's Choice was a deciding factor for the couple. Natives of Montgomery County in Pennsylvania, Margaret and George were looking for a community in close proximity to family and their favorite vacation spots on the shore.
"It's great," she says. "We enjoy exploring close to home, finding new restaurants and shopping destinations nearby--when we're not busy on campus."
Like Miriam, Margaret and George have made many new connections at Ann's Choice.
"It was easy to make new friends," notes Margaret. "Everyone, from staff to residents, is very nice. We look forward to interacting with the young staff members at our restaurants more in 2024. We really get to know these young people--some finishing high school, others in college. They're all interested in our stories, and we're interested in their lives."
With a comfortable living space, family nearby, and new meaningful relationships, the Hansells are poised to make 2024 their best year yet.
Years of experience
Thanks to the community's vibrant culture, array of amenities, and quality care, Sales Director Deborah Olcese is confident that Ann's Choice is embarking on another exciting year.
"With nearly 2,000 residents who participate in 150 different groups and organizations, Ann's Choice is always a great place to be," says Olcese. "We celebrated our 20th anniversary in 2023! We're happy that so many people choose our community, which means everyone has even more opportunities for social connection."
She continues, "Our Erickson Advantage® health insurance plan has a five-star rating, and Rose Gardens, our continuing care neighborhood, received a great review on its last inspection. These accolades are just another reason why we are optimistic about 2024."
Year after year, Ann's Choice residents like Miriam, Margaret, and George benefit from maintenance-free living, quality services and amenities, and financial stability--all thanks to the partnership between their community and Erickson Senior Living.
Invest in your future self at Ann's Choice. From top-notch amenities to affordable, maintenance-free apartment homes, you are sure to live your retirement to the fullest. Request more information today!