Residents of Ann's Choice will be selling paintings, photos and other hand-made items.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
Seniors from Hatboro-Horsham High School helped Ann's Choice residents navigate through computer and phone technology.
Smartphones, Twitter, Facebook, Skype, iPads, Nooks, bits, bytes…all just digital buzzwords used by youth, right? 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 Third Annual Computer Tech Expo at Ann’s Choice showcased Friday. “The purpose of the Tech Expo was to give residents a brief, hands-on experience with current technologies, and to point them in the direction of learning and using whatever will be useful and interesting to them," said Ann’s Choice resident Dick Blackburn, one of the facilitators of the expo. “All of our …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Celebrate National Red Cross Month locally by making a blood donation at Ann's Choice on Friday.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Residents gathered to wrap more than 500 gifts for needy children, sing carols and see who had the fastest fingers.
Make that a three-peat for Nancy Bowers. For the past three years in a row, the Ann's Choice resident has won the retirement community's annual fastest fingers competition. Friday morning, she giftwrapped seven gifts in one minute, taking the title once again. "I just get in there and keep my focus on the presents in front of me," said Bowers. "I think the competition is a wonderful event and it is for a very worthwhile cause." For four years, Ann's Choice residents have wrapped presents for the YWCA of Bucks County during the holiday season. Three years ago, the fastest fingers contest began as a way to raise awareness and interest in the efforts to bring a happy holiday to children in need. "At Ann's Choice we have a mission to serve …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The Centennial Education Foundation moved the event in the wake of damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Warminster Iraq War veteran Justin Gindhart joined the event to share stories with older vets.
Last Friday, the Ann's Choice Multi-Purpose Room was filled with residents and staff members who took time out of their schedule to recognize veterans and troops serving overseas by participating in a project involving pens, postcards and poignant prose. "Operation Thank a Veteran" aimed to have 5,000 post cards created by the community and the United Way of Bucks County signed and delivered to veterans in hospitals, nursing facilities and to troops serving overseas. "We jumped at the opportunity to work with Ann's Choice on this project," said Jamie Haddon, United Way of Bucks County President and CEO. "At United Way, everything we do is focused on uniting people to advance the common good. Bringing people together to say thank you to …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The retirement community is inviting the public to view next week's presidential debate and share their thoughts on the campaign.
With merely weeks to go before the 2012 presidential election arrives, many believe the campaign will not truly begin until the debates. The conventions, fundraisers and advertising basically serve to shore up the party bases. The upcoming head-to-head showdowns between Republican nominee Mitt Romney and Democratic incumbent President Barack Obama will be the true opportunity to make up the minds of the millions of undecided voters still up for grabs. To mark the beginning of the end of a what can be only be called a divisive, passionately fought campaing season, Ann's Choice is inviting the public to gather at the retirement community to view the first debate on Oct. 3. The face-off will begin at 9 p.m. EST, so expect to be there by at …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
More than 10,000 articles of clothing collected over the past seven years to help get kids off to school
Residents at the Ann’s Choice active adult community had a little help from some little hands working with approximately 1,200 articles of new clothing that they collected from fellow residents during the annual Back to School Kids Clothing Drive. Friday morning, seniors at the community and local children worked together to sort up and pack up the goods to get them ready for distribution just in time for the new school year. As in past years, the clothing will go to NGA, Inc., New Clothes for New Tomorrows, a Bucks County chapter of a national organization that provides new clothing to underserved children. The non-profit organization will distribute the clothing to needy families throughout the region. Ann’s Choice resident Felisa Owen…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Funeral arrangements will be held Sept. 1 at Nativity of Our Lord Church in Warminster for Susan Ben, a former Hatboro resident.
Susan D. (Hvasta) Ben, a Scranton native and former Hatboro resident, died on Aug. 26 at Abington Memorial Hospital. She was 79. She was the wife of the late Adam M. Ben. A 1950 graduate of Central High School in Scranton and a 1953 graduate of State Teachers College in Bloomsburg, Mrs. Ben taught in Hatfield and was an adult evening classes instructor for more than 20 years in the Hatboro-Horsham, Upper Dublin, Upper Moreland and Centennial school districts. She was also a daily substitute teacher. She retired from Crane Chempump in Warrington in 1997 after working 21 years as an administrative assistant. Mrs. Ben is survived by her children, Adam Ben and his wife Dee; Michael Ben and his wife Karen; Carl Ben; Susan (Ben) Van Abs and …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The vegetables that grow in the retirement community's garden will be donated to the emergency food cupboard at Warminster Heights.
While you stayed tucked away in your air conditioned home to escape yesterday's sweltering heat, members of the Ann's Choice Gardening Club shoveled, prepped and planted seeds that will eventually grow into vegetables that will be donated to the Warminster Heights Food Cupboard, located at 75 Downey Drive. Charley Gysi, Betty Sykes, Ruth Kurtz and Ed Schreiner cultivated five 10-foot-by-10-foot plots with tomatoes, peppers, basil, beets and carrots in an effort to provide fresh produce for the charitable organization. "We don't normally accept fresh items because we have no way to store them long-term," said Carolyn Sanford, president of the food bank. "The day these come in, they will go right back out." Sanford has been with the food …