Latest Posts

Community News, Willistown NFL Kickoff in Memory of Beloved Resident

Arbor Terrace Willistown residents and staff recently participated in a National Football League season kickoff event, as only football fans in Philly could do it. Donned in their favorite team jerseys and hats, the staff hosted NFL trivia, while the residents enjoyed tailgate snacks and joined in the Philadelphia Eagles fight song.

Read More

Community News, Willistown Soothing Music for Their Souls

A typical day sitting on the patio or balcony for residents of Arbor Terrace Willistown turned into a mega theater concert experience one afternoon in mid-August. In the rear patio area of the community, the musical sounds of piano player and vocalist Tom Horn could be heard from residents’ apartment windows, patios and balconies during a socially distanced version of the community’s monthly summer concert series. 

Read More

Personal Care What Are the Benefits of Personal Care?

If you or a loved one is considering making the move to a personal care community, you’re likely weighing the benefits against the downsides. Moving out of a home where you may have watched your children grow up or reached great heights in your career can be difficult. But if you take a look at everything you gain by joining a personal care community, you might find that the scales are heavily tipped in its favor.

Read More

Financial, Cost of Senior Living, Personal Care What Is the Real Cost of Personal Care in West Chester?

As you begin your search for the right personal care community in West Chester, you may be wondering, “How much is this going to cost?” The price of personal care is an important consideration, especially for seniors on a budget, but it’s important to take all factors into account when determining whether you can afford moving into a personal care community.

Read More

Resident author publishes his third book at age 98

It’s never too late to take on another challenge. Just ask Arbor Terrace Willistown resident Glenn Ricketts. His second book, Are Buffalo Really That Flatulent? And Other Tomes of Wisdom was just published in May by Outskirts Press. The book is a collection of short stories and musings about family lore, the universe, history and mythology, as well as Ricketts’ reminisces from World War II. (Ricketts served in the U.S. Army in the European theater at the end and just after the war.) Plus, he threw in a few favorite recipes for good measure. Humorous “reviews” on the book’s back cover offered words of lavish praise from Isaac Asimov (“Mind-bending!”), Douglas MacArthur (“A direct hit!) and Shakespeare (“A classic!”) This is the third book authored by Ricketts, who turns 99 in July. He was excited to sign his first copy for Arbor team members! The book is available from Amazon in paperback, hardcover and Kindle editions.

Read More

Senior living, Senior Living Amenities 5 Senior Living Amenities You Can’t Get At Home

Many seniors wish to remain in their homes for as long as possible. This desire is understandable considering the work you put into the space and the memories made there. Maybe this home is where you watched your kids grow up and your career reach new heights. If you have lived in the same home for years, it can be hard to give up that comfortable familiarity.

Read More

Community News Arbor Terrace Willistown Resident Glenn Ricketts: Veteran Recalls Europe in the Aftermath of WWII

Earlier this month, people around the world observed the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (V-E) Day, the end of World War II in the European theater.  Glenn Ricketts was there, having served in Berlin, Germany, and Czechoslovakia shortly after the war ended. 

Read More

Personal Care, Personal Care Options Personal Care Options in West Chester, PA

Personal care communities are not what they used to be. And that’s a good thing. Over the past several years, the options for senior living communities have exploded to meet the demand of our nation’s aging population. Not only are there more options than ever, but those options also offer a much higher quality of life. The best modern personal care communities provide a lively social atmosphere, gourmet-style dining, and attentive, professional staff. Here’s what you need to know about personal care in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Read More

Personal Care Why Personal Care in West Chester Is Right for Your Loved One

Determining whether it’s time for you or a loved one to transition to personal care can feel like a monumental decision. You may be concerned about a loss of independence or moving away from a home filled with years of memories. But the truth is that modern personal care communities are bursting with energy, activity, and joy. In fact, many seniors find that switching to personal care is life-changing, offering a chance at the retirement they’ve desired for so long. Here are four reasons why personal care in West Chester might be right for your loved one.

Read More

Dementia, Dementia Care, Dementia Care FAQs 5 FAQs About Dementia Care in West Chester, PA

It can be extremely difficult to accept the news that you or a loved one has dementia. And to make matters even more overwhelming, you now have to make some hard decisions about what kind of care is going to be best for your situation. Fortunately for residents of West Chester, the borough offers a variety of high-quality options for those in need of dementia care. In order to help you sift through the seemingly endless possibilities, here are answers to a few frequently asked questions about dementia care in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Read More