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The Birches at Newtown Collecting Garden Supplies for Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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NEWTOWN, Pa., April 6, 2018– The Birches at Newtown is collecting gardening supplies for the Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (BCABVI) throughout the month of May.

From Now through Thursday, May 31 donate new or gently-used gardening supplies to be used by members, volunteers, supporters and families of BCABVI. Your contributions will help them tend to the flowers, vegetables and herbs in the Community Sensory Garden. Acceptable donations include: hand/mini trowels, raised bed cultivators and hand cultivators, 3-tine forks, dibbers, gardening spades, garden/hand rakes, garden/mini hoes, seeds, re-useable seed cups, plant markers, gloves, watering cans and children’s gardening tool sets.

The Birches at Newtown Hosting Book Signing with Bucks County Native & Children’s Book Author/Illustrator

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NEWTOWN, Pa., April 18, 2018– Bring the kids and start the day with local, award-winning painter and author/illustrator, Jennifer Hansen Rolli. The book-signing event is Saturday, May 12 from 10:30 a.m.-Noon at The Birches at Newtown, 70 Durham Road, Newtown.

Spend your midmorning at The Birches at Newtown and bring along your favorite Jennifer Hansen Rolli picture book to be signed or purchase one on the day of the event! Newtown Bookshop will be on-site selling copies of all her picture books. Cash and credit cards are accepted.
Clothing and Accessories Drive at The Birches at Newtown

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The Birches at Newtown is paying it forward in January to help those in need during the cold winter. From January 1–31, The Birches is collecting clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry to be donated to Impact Thrift Store.

Items can be dropped off at The Birches, located at 70 Durham Rd., Newtown. For more information about The Birches and the drive, please call 215-497-7400.

Treatment Options and Support Services For Parkinson’s Disease

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Presented by Wendy Lewis, The Parkinson Council and Rory English, PT, DPT, FOX Rehabilitation Learn more about Parkinson’s disease and support services in the local area. FOX Rehabilitation will discuss the revolutionary LSVT BIG & LSVT LOUD treatment offered here at The Birches. These evidence-based programs are designed specifically to address the unique movement and vocal symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, empowering our residents to unlock their inner strength.  
Please RSVP by December 4th by calling 215-497-7400.

The Birches at Newtown to hold Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony

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BETHLEHEM, Pa., Oct. 27, 2016 – The Birches at Newtown is saluting Veterans by inviting Veterans and their spouses for a Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony. This event will be held Monday, November 7 at 2 p.m.

Join The Birches as they recognize their resident Veterans, as well as Veterans in the community. There will be a special ceremony, featuring bugler Dale Keagy and the Color Guard from American Legion Post #440, Newtown, followed by refreshments.

In addition, The Birches is collecting holiday cards to be donated to the Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes. Remember members of the Armed Forces by purchasing cards and filling them out to be sent to active and retired military. Please bring your cards with you when you attend this Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony.

This event is free and open to Veterans and the public. RSVPs are appreciated by calling 215-497-7400.

The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com.

Holiday Card Collection at The Birches at Newtown

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NEWTOWN, Pa., Oct. 20, 2016 – Spread some holiday cheer with The Birches! The Birches at Newtown Personal Care and Memory Care is paying it forward to help active and retired military this season! From now to November 14, The Birches is collecting holiday cards to be donated to the Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes.

The Birches at Newtown invites everyone to show their gratitude and best wishes for those who serve our country by sending them holiday cards. People can remember members of the Armed Forces by purchasing cards and filling them out to be sent to active and retired military. Drop off your cards at The Birches, or join The Birches on November 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. for hot chocolate and cookies and help write special messages inside the cards before they are mailed.

Items can be dropped off at The Birches, located at 70 Durham Rd., Newtown, Pa. before November 14 For more information, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400.

The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com.

Senior Planning Seminar at The Birches at Newtown

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NEWTOWN, Pa., Oct. 6, 2016 – How can you protect your stuff? Why do you need a Power of Attorney and other Estate Planning documents? How can you assure your loved ones will be protected? Get the answers to these questions and more when you join The Birches for a special presentation on Elder Law. 

This presentation will be held at The Birches at Newtown Personal Care and Memory Care on Monday, October 17 at 6 p.m. Henry Carpenter II, Certified Elder Law Attorney from Bucks County Elder Law, will be providing information on important questions you may have about life care planning during this special presentation, “How to Avoid the Woulda, Coulda, Shouldas: Seven Legal Challenges Everyone Must Overcome.” Find out what you can do to help loved ones and discuss the rights you have as a family member to make decisions for a senior parent or relative and plan for the future with the proper documentation. This event is free and open to seniors; however, seating is limited. 

Please RSVP by calling Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400. The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. 

For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com.
The Birches at Newtown to host FOX Optimal Living Senior Olympics

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NEWTOWN, Pa., Aug. 15, 2016 – As the nation comes together to cheer on favorite athletes in the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the residents of The Birches at Newtown are preparing for their own version of the Olympic games. 

Residents will be randomly divided into two teams that will go head to head competing in six unique events on Wednesday, August 24 at 1:30 p.m. The media is invited to attend this event for any photo opportunities or to speak with residents and staff members. With bragging rights on the line, the residents have been working hard with Exercise Physiologist Joshua Blacker to prepare for the event. “I’ve been really impressed with the level of enthusiasm we’ve seen in the community from the residents. It’s a great way to get folks up, get them moving, have fun and teach them about the importance of exercise and physical fitness,” Blacker said. Approximately 30 residents will be participating in these Olympic-themed games. Some of the games include wheelchair sprint, shot put, golf putting, volleyball, target shooting, and basketball shooting. The winning team will be awarded medals. “The dedication of the athletes in the Rio Games have really inspired us to show the dedication that our residents demonstrate daily in their commitment to functional wellness,” said Rory English, FOX Optimal Living Rehab Director. “It’s been really inspiring to talk with our residents about the important role that exercise and wellness plays in their lives today.”  

The Birches at Newtown has partnered with FOX Rehabilitation’s battle to end ageism through its FOX Optimal Living Program, a revolutionary wellness continuum that challenges the residents of The Birches at Newtown to lead an active lifestyle. Most importantly, the FOX Optimal Living program empowers residents to be active participants in their own lives, with a unique focus on functional wellness and independence, concepts often overlooked in the traditional medical model. “We strive to keep our residents happy, healthy, and physically and socially active at our community, and FOX has been extremely helpful,” said Kim Cahill Yannuzzi, executive director. “In addition to regular activities planned by our team at The Birches, FOX continues to provide meaningful activities that have shown to improve the overall physical activity of our residents.” “I’m looking forward to seeing our residents actively engaged in some healthy competition,” said Loraine Myers, activities director at The Birches. The public is invited to attend to cheer on the residents as they compete. For more information, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400.  

The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com.
The Birches at Newtown to hold Antique Appraisal

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NEWTOWN, Pa., Aug. 31, 2016– Do you have an old music box that belonged to a great-great-grandmother? Or a lamp you picked up at a yard sale? They may be worth something! The Birches at Newtown Personal Care and Memory Care is pleased to invite the public to an Antique Appraisal on Tuesday, September 13 from 1-3 p.m. to have antique items checked out!  

Join expert appraisers from the Pennsylvania Antiques Appraisers Association to have your antiques reviewed! These experts can appraise anything except jewelry (watches are OK). Items can include ceramics, glass, precious metals, clocks, toys, books, postcards and more. Appraisals are free; there is a limit of two appraisals per person. This event is free and open to the public; however, RSVPs are required. Please call 
215-497-7400 to pre-register. The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. 

Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com.
Identity Theft Seminar at The Birches at Newtown

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NEWTOWN, Pa., Sept. 7, 2016 – Seniors, do you know when you’re being scammed? Do you know how to protect your identity? Learn more as you join The Birches at Newtown Personal Care and Memory Care for a senior citizen scams and fraud presentation. Join The Birches on Wednesday, September 21 at 6 p.m. for this beneficial seminar.

Dionne Davis, Assistant Vice President of Wells Fargo Bank, will be providing valuable information about protecting your identity as a senior. Learn more about credit card scams, how to tell when a phone call is fraudulent, online security, and the steps you can take to protect your identity. While you’re visiting, take a tour of the community and see why so many seniors are making The Birches their new home!

This event is free and open to seniors; however, space is limited. Please RSVP by September 19 by calling 215-497-7400. 

The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com.

Alzheimer’s Support Group at The Birches at Newtown

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NEWTOWN, Pa., Sept. 9, 2016 – The Birches at Newtown Personal Care & Memory Care is pleased to invite the public to attend a free monthly caregiver support group meeting on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m.

The Birches at Newtown offers a support group to caregivers on a monthly basis to provide participants an opportunity to discuss issues related to seniors experiencing natural cognitive and/or physical decline due to aging.

The support group is open to anyone in the community, including families who have residents living at The Birches. Meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of each month and refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. Please RSVP by calling 215-497-7400.

The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at
215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com




Yard Sale at The Birches at Newtown

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NEWTOWN, Pa., Sept. 9, 2016 – Are you looking for some dorm room accessories for your college-bound child? Or maybe you need something to read while you’re cozying up on the couch this winter? Head over to The Birches at Newtown and find that great deal! The Birches at Newtown Personal Care and Memory Care is holding a Yard Sale on Saturday, September 24 from 7:30 a.m.-Noon at the community, located at 70 Durham Road, Newtown. 
 
Interested in selling your own items? Spaces are available for $10 (bring your own table) and all proceeds benefit the “Have a Catch for Barb” Cancer Fund. Have A Catch For Barb was launched by Eric Shipon, to honor the memory of his wife Barb, who passed away at the age of 49 after a battle with breast cancer. Have A Catch for Barb seeks to bring families together, to help them create memories that will last a lifetime, and to raise money to support families that are dealing with cancer (www.haveacatchforbarb.com). 
 
This event is open to the public and will be held rain or shine. Please reserve your space in advance by calling Carrie at 215-497-7400. 
 
The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. 
 
For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com. Read More
The Birches at Newtown to hold Home Décor Collection for Habitat for Humanity

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NEWTOWN, Pa., July 28, 2016 – Are you doing some summer cleaning and getting rid of items? The Birches at Newtown is happy to help you declutter, along with the Habitat for Humanity! 

The Birches at Newtown Personal Care and Memory Care is paying it forward this summer and collecting home décor items from August 1-31, to be donated to the Langhorne, Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

ReStore is nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepts a variety of household goods and building materials. Proceeds from the ReStore sales support Habitat’s mission to build and repair homes for low-income families in Bucks County.

Donations being accepted at The Birches include small home décor items and housewares such as pictures, statues, vases, lamps and dishes. Other larger items unfortunately cannot be taken at the community’s location, due to limited storage, but may be taken directly to the Donation Center at the ReStore, located at 1337 E. Lincoln Hwy., Langhorne, PA 19056, or picked up for free by calling the ReStore at 215-822-2708. Every Wednesday seniors can shop 25% off storewide (www.habitatbucks.org/langhorne-restore-donations/).

Anyone who brings items to The Birches to donate will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 Visa gift card.

Items can be dropped off at The Birches, located at 70 Durham Rd., Newtown, Pa. For more information, please call Michele Schreck at 215-497-7400.

The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation.
For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com.
The Birches at Newtown to hold Summer Food Drive

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NEWTOWN, Pa., June 27, 2016 – Help your neighbors in need this summer! The Birches at Newtown Personal Care and Memory Care is paying it forward this summer by collecting non-perishable food items that do not have an expired date to be donated to the Wrightstown Food Cupboard. Donations are accepted until July 31.

Help a family in need this season! The Wrightstown Food Cupboard is a mission of four area churches to provide emergency food to all in need, including Penns Park United Methodist Church, Anchor Presbyterian Church, Wrightstown Friends, and St. Mark’s Orthodox Church. Non-perishable food is collected throughout the year and stored for distribution when calls are received. Some items that can be donated include canned fruits and vegetables, canned meats, jelly, peanut butter, pasta, macaroni and cheese, and hot and cold cereals. In addition, the Food Cupboard solicits donations of money to purchase fresh meat, as well as grocery gift cards.

Anyone who brings items to The Birches to donate to the Wrightstown Food Cupboard will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 Visa gift card.

Items can be dropped off at The Birches, located at 70 Durham Rd., Newtown, Pa. For more information, please call Michele Schreck at 215-497-7400.

The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com.

Contact: Michele Schreck Director of Marketing The Birches, Newtown, PA 70 Durham Road Newtown, PA 18940 215-497-7400 mschreck@thebirchesatnewtown.com
“Dementia and Life” Presentation at The Birches at Newtown

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“Dementia and Life” Presentation at The Birches at Newtown NEWTOWN, Pa., May 25, 2016 – Are you or a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease? Did you know that music and art could benefit those with Alzheimer’s? 

Learn more when you join The Birches at Newtown, Personal Care and Memory Care, for a special presentation on Tuesday, June 7, at 6 p.m. Guest speaker Kevin Jameson, Volunteer President of the Dementia Society of America, will present “Dementia and Life: How the Arts Benefit Person-Centered Care.” Art and music can help people living with dementia to express themselves however best they can; it can help bring back memories of their younger years and bring a smile to their face again, as they remember various things associated with a certain song or piece of art. 

Join The Birches for this beneficial presentation and discuss how participation in music and the arts can benefit those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. This event is free and open to seniors; however, seating is limited. 

Please RSVP by calling Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400. The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com. 

Contact: Michele Schreck Director of Marketing The Birches, Newtown, PA 70 Durham Road Newtown, PA 18940 215-497-7400 mschreck@thebirchesatnewtown.com
Bucks Sparkles Showcase with The Birches at Newtown

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NEWTOWN, Pa., May 18, 2016 – Get ready for a dazzling evening with The Birches at Newtown! Join The Birches at Newtown for “Bucks Sparkles,” showcasing musicians to benefit the Dementia Society of America. This event will be held on Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. at The Gallagher Room at the Charles E. Rollins Center, Bucks County Community College, Newtown Campus, in Newtown, PA. 

The Birches at Newtown is pleased to partner with On Demand Programs and Events to host this incredible event to raise awareness and donations for the Ginny Gives Grants, a life-enrichment initiative of the Dementia Society of America. On Demand performers for the evening include Claudia Pellegrini, Courtney Colletti, Jeff Dershin and The Jeff Dershin Trio.“It has been a joy providing programs to people dealing with dementia at The Birches and elsewhere through the generous grants from the Dementia Society of America. I have witnessed firsthand the effect live music has had on people and how they come alive through these programs,” said Natalie Joy Kaye, On Demand Programs and Events. 

The objective of the Grant Program is to enhance the quality of life for those living with dementia, their caregivers, and the public, by underwriting events and activities in nursing homes, continuing care residential communities, and elsewhere in the dementia community, primarily in music, art, touch, and dance/movement (www.dementiasociety.org). 

Donations are greatly appreciated. Cash or credit cards will be accepted at the event. Donations can also be made directly to Dementia Society of America, PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, or online at www.dementiasociety.org. 

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by calling Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400. The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation.

For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, Marketing Director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com.

Contact: Director of Marketing The Birches, Newtown, PA 70 Durham Road Newtown, PA 18940 mschreck@thebirchesatnewtown.com
Lions Recycle for Sight: Collection held at The Birches at Newtown

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NEWTOWN, Pa., April 26, 2016 – May is Healthy Vision Month and The Birches at Newtown Personal Care and Memory Care is paying it forward to help those in need! From May 1-31, The Birches is collecting used eyeglasses to be donated to the Lions Club. As part of Healthy Vision Month, The Birches at Newtown is collecting used eyeglasses, reading glasses and sunglasses to donate to the Lions Club. The collected glasses will be cleaned and prepared for distribution to developing countries, where eye care is often unaffordable or inaccessible. Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit www.lionsclubs.org. Items can be dropped off at The Birches, located at 70 Durham Rd., Newtown, Pa. For more information, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400. The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com. ### Contact: Michele Schreck Director of Marketing The Birches, Newtown, PA 70 Durham Road Newtown, PA 18940 215-497-7400 mschreck@thebirchesatnewtown.com
Brain Health and Healthcare Presentation at The Birches at Newtown

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NEWTOWN, Pa., March 8, 2016 – Are you keeping your brain and body healthy? Get the help and answers to all your questions when you join The Birches for a special presentation on staying healthy in your “golden years.” Join The Birches at Newtown, Personal Care and Memory Care, for this presentation on Tuesday, April 5 from 6-7 p.m. Guest speaker Dr. Marc Duome, head of Liberty Health Group, will be presenting “Getting Older in America: Brain Health and Healthcare.” Many people are entering their “golden years” and facing challenges of both physical and mental health. People are living longer, and are challenged to stay as healthy as possible in a system that offers many obstacles in the process. Maintaining brain health while also addressing other health conditions in today’s healthcare system is difficult. Dr. Duome will talk about the key healthcare issues facing the elderly, and his vision for changes down the road. Dr. Duome specializes in the evaluation, treatment, and diagnoses of brain-related disorders such as stroke, dementia and head trauma. In addition, he is affiliated with St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne and works with local nursing facilities. This event is free and open to seniors; however, seating is limited. Please RSVP by calling Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400. The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com. ### Contact: Michele Schreck Director of Marketing The Birches, Newtown, PA 70 Durham Road Newtown, PA 18940 215-497-7400 mschreck@thebirchesatnewtown.com
The Birches at Newtown to hold Antique Appraisal

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NEWTOWN, Pa., Feb. 17, 2016– Do you have an old music box that belonged to a great-great-grandmother? Or a lamp you picked up at a yard sale? They may be worth something! The Birches at Newtown Personal Care and Memory Care is pleased to invite the public to an Antique Appraisal on Tuesday, March 1 from 6-8 p.m. to have antique items checked out!

Join expert appraisers from the Pennsylvania Antiques Appraisers Association to have your antiques reviewed! These experts can appraise anything except jewelry (watches are OK). Items can include ceramics, glass, precious metals, clocks, music boxes, toys, books, postcards and more. 

 Appraisals are free; there is a limit of two appraisals per person. 

This event is free and open to the public; however, RSVPs are required. Please call 215-497-7400 to pre-register. 

The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com.
The Birches at Newtown recognizes Parkinson’s Awareness

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NEWTOWN, Pa., Jan. 26, 2016 – Do you have Parkinson’s? Do you have questions about the disease or want to learn more about revolutionary treatments you can receive from a therapist? The Birches at Newtown Personal Care and Memory Care is pleased to invite the public to two events in February, where attendees can learn more about Parkinson’s disease, and also help those who are suffering from it.

The first event is “Pancakes for Parkinson’s,” a breakfast to raise money for The Parkinson Council. This event will be held Saturday, February 20 from 9:30-11 a.m. at The Birches. Cost to attend is $5 and includes an all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes and sausage. The Parkinson Council is the premier local organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients, care partners, and families impacted by Parkinson's disease. For more information, please visit www.theparkinsoncouncil.org.

The second event is “Exploring Revolutionary Treatment and Care for Parkinson’s Disease,” a presentation by Mary Lambert, LPN, resident care director; and Rory English, PT, DPT, Fox Rehabilitation. This event will be held Tuesday, February 23 at 6 p.m. The Birches, in coordination with Fox Optimal Living, offer the revolutionary Lee Silverman Voice Treatments (LSVT) BIG & LSVT LOUD protocols in the comfort of residents’ apartments. These evidence-based programs are designed to address the unique movement and vocal symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, empowering residents to unlock their inner strength.

“At The Birches at Newtown, we have a special place in our hearts for those suffering from Parkinson’s,” said Michele Schreck, marketing director. “It has touched all of our lives in one way or another, including our families, friends and residents. We aspire to provide a community of support, excellent therapy and comfort, and we hope that the greater community can join us for these events to learn more about Parkinson’s and help those suffering from this disease.”

These events are open to the public. For more information, or to RSVP to either event, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400.

The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com.

Contact:Michele Schreck
Director of Marketing
The Birches, Newton, PA
70 Durham Road
Newton, PA 18940
215-497-7400
mschreck@thebirchesatnewtown.com

Veterans Benefits Seminar at The Birches at Newtown

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NEWTOWN, Pa., Jan. 6, 2016 – The Birches at Newtown invites all veterans and their spouses to a free educational Veterans Benefits Seminar on Tuesday, January 26 at 6 p.m. Certified professionals will be on hand at The Birches to explain an eldercare benefit offered by VA that can reduce the cost of senior care for veterans and their spouses. 

Find out how VA can help pay for senior care at this seminar! Learn about the benefits you could receive, as Scott Ferguson, ChFEBC, CLTC; and Linda Simon, Veteran Liaison, of Compassus Hospice present information you need for the future. 

In addition, bring a donation for the Coat Drive to help those in need this winter. The Birches is asking for new or gently used adult and children coats, scarves and gloves to be donated to HomeFront. Anyone who brings items to The Birches will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 Visa® Card. 

This event is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. Please RSVP by calling 215-497-7400.

 The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. 

For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com.
Alzheimer’s Support Group at The Birches at Newtown

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 NEWTOWN, Pa., Jan. 5, 2016 – The Birches at Newtown Personal Care & Memory Care is pleased to invite the public to attend a free monthly caregiver support group meeting on Wednesday, January 20 at 6:30 p.m.

 

The Birches at Newtown offers a support group to caregivers on a monthly basis to provide participants an opportunity to discuss issues related to seniors experiencing natural cognitive and/or physical decline due to aging.

The support group is open to anyone in the community, including families who have residents living at The Birches. Meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of each month and refreshments will be served.

 

This event is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. Please RSVP by January 18 by calling 215-497-7400.

The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 

215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com.

The Birches at Newtown to hold Winter Coat Drive

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NEWTOWN, Pa., Dec. 21, 2015 – The Birches at Newtown Personal Care and Memory Care is paying it forward this holiday season to help people stay warm this winter! From January 1-31, The Birches is collecting winter coats, scarves and gloves to be donated to HomeFront.

 

‘Tis the season for giving, and The Birches is asking the community to give to those in need! The winter can be a rough season for those who don’t have the proper outerwear, so The Birches is asking for new or gently used adult and children coats, scarves and gloves.

 

All donations benefit HomeFront. HomeFront’s mission is to end homelessness in Central New Jersey with the help of the community. HomeFront provides emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent service-enriched housing to over 450 people. Some of the services include case management, homelessness prevention services, food, free clothing and household goods, affordable housing searches, and job placement.

 

Anyone who brings donated items to The Birches will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 Visa® Gift Card.

 

Items can be dropped off at The Birches, located at 70 Durham Rd., Newtown, Pa. For more information, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400.

 The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com.

The Birches at Newtown to hold Food Drive

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NEWTOWN, Pa., Nov. 19, 2015 – The Birches at Newtown Personal Care and Memory Care is paying it forward this holiday season to help those in need! From November 27-December 31, The Birches is collecting non-perishable food items that do not have an expired date to be donated to Philabundance food bank in Philadelphia.

Help a family in need this season! Philabundance provides food to thousands of people per week in the Delaware Valley, serving nine counties in the region, through a network of agencies. They serve low-income residents who are at risk of hunger. Some high-priority items that can be donated include canned fruits and vegetables, canned meats, jelly, peanut butter, pasta, macaroni and cheese, and hot and cold cereals.

Anyone who brings items to The Birches to donate to Philabundance will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 Visa gift card.

Items can be dropped off at The Birches, located at 70 Durham Rd., Newtown, Pa. For more information, please call Michele Schreck at 215-497-7400. The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com
Memory Issues Presentation at The Birches at Newtown

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NEWTOWN, Pa., Nov. 24, 2015 – Are you having issues with your memory? Get the help you need when you join The Birches for a special presentation on what you can do to keep your brain healthy. Join The Birches at Newtown, Personal Care and Memory Care, for this event on Tuesday, December 8 at 6 p.m.

Guest speaker Kevin Jameson, volunteer president of the Dementia Society of America will be presenting “Memory Issues? Seven Actions to take Now!” If you are having trouble remembering things, it may be time to get a little extra help. Just like the rest of your body, your brain health may be affected by what you do or don’t do. Learn what some of the studies show might improve your chances of maintaining or regaining great brain health!

While you’re visiting, take a tour of the community and see why so many seniors are making The Birches their new home!

This event is free and open to seniors; however, seating is limited. Please RSVP by calling Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400.

The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com
Heart Health Presentation at The Birches at Newtown

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NEWTOWN, Pa., Sept. 24, 2015 – Is your heart healthy? Do you know the signs and symptoms of heart disease? Get the answers to all your questions when you join The Birches at Newtown, Personal Care and Memory Care, for a special presentation about heart health. This event will be held Tuesday, October 6 at 6 p.m.

Drs. Craig McMackin and Richard Hyman, from Mercer Bucks Cardiology, will be presenting “Coronary Artery Disease and Atrial Fibrillation,” a special presentation for seniors and caregivers to provide insight into heart health. Join The Birches for this important discussion and learn more about signs and symptoms of heart disease, stroke, atrial fibrillation, and the latest treatments for heart disease.

While you’re visiting, take a tour of the community and see why so many seniors are making The Birches their new home!

This event is free and open to seniors; however, seating is limited. Please RSVP by calling Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400.

The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com
The Birches at Newtown Raises Awareness of Alzheimer’s with New Memory Care Programs and a Community-wide Walk

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NEWTOWN, Pa., Sept. 25, 2015 – Seniors residing in the Memory Care community at The Birches at Newtown now have the opportunity to improve their quality of life even more, thanks to a variety of new programs and activities that are being implemented in the Daybreak Memory Care community. These programs include Trademark Dining, Day-to-Day Trail, and Expedition Program.

The Birches is passionate about caring for seniors, and these new programs will not only help those with memory impairment, but they will also create more awareness of Alzheimer’s and dementia, how these diseases can affect seniors and their quality of life, and how family members and caregivers can give them the care and attention they need.

Trademark Dining will include restaurant-style dining in the dining room, complete with servers offering warm washcloth services prior to meals. Residents will be able to choose their entrees from the menu or by visually choosing pre-plated entrees.

The Day-to-Day Trail is a schedule of events for any given day that includes physical, cognitive, creative, and relaxation activities throughout the day.

The Expedition Program will focus on a certain place, or theme that activities will revolve around. For instance, if the theme is an exploration of Italy one month, there will be a themed meal, activities, music, and more. Themes may include, music types, places in the United States, and cultures.

“It is important for us to keep up to date on the latest techniques in caring for our residents,” said Michele Schreck, marketing director. “We want to always be sure that we are providing the best care and using the latest approaches that can help our seniors live their lives to the fullest. These programs have potential to greatly improve the quality of life for someone who suffers from Alzheimer’s and we are thrilled to provide them in our community.”

In addition to the new memory care programs, The Birches at Newtown is building awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, through a community-wide walk on Friday, October 2 at 2:30 p.m. The public is invited to join them for this mini-walk at the community to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s. Following the walk, attendees can enjoy lively entertainment, provided by Retro Memories, with some hot cider and other fall treats. Show your support for Alzheimer’s Awareness and wear purple!

There will also be an Open House event at The Birches on Thursday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m., where attendees can get more information about the new programs, meet the new Daybreak Coordinator, and take a tour of the community.

“We are very passionate about caring for our seniors, and these programs are great for seniors in our community who are suffering with Alzheimer’s. We want to ensure that the greater community knows about Alzheimer’s and the effects it has on a person’s health, so we’re trying to build an overall awareness of Alzheimer’s and dementia, in hopes that more people understand what their loved ones and family members go through on a daily basis and they can find the help they need in order to properly care for them.”

The Alzheimer’s Awareness Walk is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, or about the new Daybreak programs, please call Michele Schreck, Marketing Director, at 215-497-7400.

The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com

“Stroke: New Advances in Care and Treatment,” a Special Presentation at The Birches at Newtown

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NEWTOWN, Pa., Aug. 28, 2015 – Have you or a family member ever suffered from a stroke? Do you know how can you care for someone who had a stroke? Get the answers to all your questions when you join The Birches at Newtown for a special presentation about strokes. This event will be held Thursday, September 17 at 6 p.m.

Dr. Farhan Siddiq, MBBS, from St. Mary Medical Center, will be presenting “Stroke: New Advances in Care and Treatment,” a special presentation for seniors and caregivers to provide insight into the care and treatment of strokes and steps you can take to prevent one from happening. Dr. Siddiq holds dual specialization in neurology and neurosurgery with additional training in endovascular procedures. He also has board certification in neurology and board-eligibility in neurosurgery, and performs both general and endovascular neurosurgery.

While you’re visiting, take a tour of the community and see why so many seniors are making The Birches their new home!

This event is free and open to seniors; however, seating is limited. Please RSVP by calling Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400.

The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com.

The Birches at Newtown to collect items to help Veterans in Need

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NEWTOWN, Pa., June 25, 2015 – The Birches Personal Care and Memory Care is giving back to help Veterans in need, by collecting socks! From July 1-31, The Birches is collecting new socks donated to “Socks for Vets.”

“Socks for Vets” was created in 2009 by Cavan McIntyre-Brewer, then 8 years old, as an attempt to connect with Veterans at State Veterans Homes. At these visits, he noticed many Veterans did not have underclothes, sanitary supplies, or visitors, and he vowed to change that. Each month, he visited the Veterans with supplies, providing a themed event and fun for all. Now, “Socks for Vets” serves approximately 15,000 Veterans and Wounded Warriors a year, by visiting nursing homes, advocating on Capitol Hill, participating at various events, and most recently, training pack goats that are able to carry goods for Wounded Warriors on hiking and camping trips.

Donations being collected at The Birches include white, black or colored crew socks for men, in various sizes, and women’s socks in a variety of colors and sizes. All socks must be new.

For more information about “Socks for Vets,” visit www.facebook.com/SocksforVets.

Items can be dropped off at The Birches, located at 70 Durham Rd., Newtown, Pa. Anyone who brings items to The Birches will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 Visa® Card. For more information, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400.

The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com.

Contact: Michele Schreck Director of Marketing The Birches, Newtown, PA 70 Durham Road Newtown, PA 18940 215-497-7400 mschreck@thebirchesatnewtown.com
The Birches at Newtown to collect items for Dress for Success Mercer County

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NEWTOWN, Pa., May 26, 2015 – Do you have business attire that you no longer need? Women in the community may be able to put it to good use! The Birches Personal Care and Memory Care is giving back to help women in need, by collecting your unwanted business clothing! From June 1-30, The Birches is collecting women’s business apparel to be donated to Dress for Success Mercer County.

Dress for Success is a global non-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women, by providing professional attire, support, and career development tools to help women thrive in work, and in life. Donations will be accepted for the Mercer County affiliate for new or slightly used women’s business attire, including suits, blazers, dress pants and skirts, blouses, handbags, and more. Both business professional and business casual attire are accepted in all sizes. Donations should be freshly laundered on hangers, or folded in shopping bags/boxes, free of stains and odors. For more information about Dress for Success in Mercer County, visit www.mercercounty.dressforsuccess.org.

Anyone who brings items to The Birches will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 Visa® Card.

Items can be dropped off at The Birches, located at 70 Durham Rd., Newtown, Pa. For more information, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400.

The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com.

Contact: Michele Schreck Director of Marketing The Birches, Newtown, PA 70 Durham Road Newtown, PA 18940 215-497-7400 mschreck@thebirchesatnewtown.com

The Birches at Newtown to collect items for Mother Bachmann Maternity Center

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The Birches Personal Care and Memory Care is paying it forward this spring to help mothers in need. From May 1-31, The Birches is collecting items to be donated to Mother Bachmann Maternity Center at St. Mary Health Center.

Donations can include disposable diapers, onesies, wipes, bibs, blankets and new baby clothes. Mother Bachmann Maternity Center provides quality, compassionate, family-centered prenatal and maternity care for families and individuals in need. The staff at Mother Bachmann provides services to protect, promote and maintain the well-being of each and every pregnant patient. For more information, visit www.stmaryhealthcare.org/motherbachmannmaternitycenter.

Anyone who brings items to The Birches will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 gift certificate.

Items can be dropped off at The Birches, located at 70 Durham Rd., Newtown, Pa. For more information, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400.

The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com.

New Pet Therapy Program offered at The Birches at Newtown, Donations being accepted to help Animals in Need

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NEWTOWN, Pa., March 25, 2015 – Senior residents living at The Birches at Newtown now have the opportunity to improve their physical and mental health, thanks to a new pet therapy program provided by Therapy Dogs International (TDI). The new pet therapy program provides seniors with a different type of interaction during the day and the dogs can make them feel safe and comfortable, while improving their overall health.

TDI is a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating, testing and registration of 
therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, other institutions and 
wherever else therapy dogs are needed.

Bob Warton, director of the Buck County Chapter of TDI, and his colleagues bring a variety of dogs to The Birches three days a week. On each of the days, one or two dogs are brought in, including a Golden Retriever, a Schnoodle (Schnauzer/Poodle mix), a Golden Doodle (Retriever/Poodle mix), and a Saint Bernard. All of the dogs visit both the personal care and memory care community.

“We are thrilled to provide this new pet therapy program for our residents at The Birches,” said Michele Schreck, marketing director. “Being able to enhance the quality of life of our residents through pet therapy is wonderful. It will provide them with a different type of interaction during the day and the dogs can make them feel safe and comfortable, while improving their overall health.”

Therapy dogs can interact with people, just as people interact with each other. Residents get excited when the dogs come in, sitting up, smiling, and talking to the animals. It gives them joy and something to talk about during the day.

According to the TDI website, residents of senior communities look forward to visits from therapy dogs and they cherish the moments they spend together. Often, seniors are reminded of dogs that they’ve had in their past and the joyful memories of time spent together. The elderly can experience feelings of loneliness and insecurity, especially because they are not involved in as many activities as they were in the past. Therapy dogs help to engage seniors to live a happy, productive life by filling a need that is not being addressed in any other way (www.tdi-dog.org).

“All of our residents and staff members are so excited about this new program, and to tie into it, we are accepting donations throughout the month of April to be donated to the Women’s Humane Society,” said Schreck.

The Women’s Humane Society is credited with being the first animal shelter in the country and the first animal welfare organization in the U.S. to be governed exclusively by women. Donations can be made directly through the Women’s Humane Society website, Amazon page, or items can be dropped off at The Birches. Monetary donations help provide a safe shelter for abandoned animals, affordable veterinary care for pet owners, and educational programs that teach children about kindness toward animals.

Donated items can include sheets or towels, new treats and toys for dogs and cats, “squeak” toys, cat litter, and unopened bags and cans of dog and cat food. Anyone who donates items to The Birches will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Visa gift card.

“Any and all donations can help make an impact on an animal’s life,” said Schreck. “We are passionate about proper care for animals, just as we are passionate about the care for our senior residents. By providing these gifts for animals, it can help give new homes to animals, which can lead to therapy training and in the future could help our residents, and even seniors in the community who are using pet therapy to improve their overall health.”

For more information about the new pet therapy services offered at The Birches, please call 215-497-4700.

To donate to the Women’s Humane Society, items can be dropped off at The Birches, located at 70 Durham Rd., Newtown. Donations can also be made through their website, at http://womenshumanesociety.org/ways-support-us.
The Birches at Newtown announces New Memory Care Daybreak Coordinator

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NEWTOWN, Pa., March 9, 2015 – The Birches at Newtown Personal Care and Memory Care is pleased to announce the hiring of Fran Scholl, as the new Memory Care Daybreak Coordinator.

In this position, she ensures the philosophy, goals, and community mission are followed in the daily routine of the Memory Care Program. Scholl provides case managements to all residents in memory care, while meeting or exceeding service standards. She is responsible for memory care planning, which includes: ensuring proper utilization of resident care plans by all appropriate staff, monitoring for effective communication within and between work shifts, and maintaining and protecting the confidentiality of resident information. Scholl also develops and implements programming with the residents.

Prior to joining The Birches, Scholl worked at Seniors Helping Seniors and Sunrise Assisted Living. She has worked with seniors for over seven years in various positions in the senior healthcare industry. She has a passion for the residents and is focused on providing an excellent quality of life while helping the residents to thrive. Scholl is currently attending Chestnut Hill College, with studies in Gerontology and Human Services.

She has four daughters and eight grandchildren. She enjoys being with family, hiking, and her part-time hobby is being an art consultant, which is helping artists to organize art shows and sell their artwork. She is currently planning her upcoming wedding.

The Birches, Newtown, PA offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com.
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The Birches is Now Open and Ready for New Residents!

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Heritage Senior Living, LLC, opened a new senior living community in Bucks County: The Birches, Newtown, PA. The Birches in Newtown offers personal care and memory care services for seniors who wish to remain active, but need assistance with daily tasks. The Birches provides personal care and memory care services needed to live a healthy and happy life. The month-to-month lease includes three meals daily served in the dining room, housekeeping and laundry services, social events and transportation to local outings and appointments plus 24-hour personal care assistance and medication management. Daybreak at The Birches is a neighborhood designed for residents who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory impairment. This is a highly structured, secure environment, designed to promote independence, socialization and quality of life, while maintaining the resident’s dignity. The Birches held their Hollywood-themed Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in April and they are currently welcoming new residents! For more information or to talk to someone about how you can make The Birches your new home, please call 215-497-7400.
The Birches, Newtown, PA is ready for the Grand Opening!

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The area’s newest senior living community, The Birches at Newtown Personal Care and Memory Care is ready for the Grand Opening ceremony on Saturday, April 5.
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The Birches, Newtown, PA Celebrates Groundbreaking

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Heritage Senior Living, LLC celebrated the groundbreaking of its new senior living community opening early 2014, The Birches, Newtown, PA. The ceremony was held Wednesday, June 5 at The Birches site, located at 70 Durham Road, Newtown. Representatives from Heritage Senior Living and members of the community were present at the groundbreaking ceremony to share their thoughts on The Birches and what it will bring to the Newtown community. “The Birches will be a personal care community with 50 personal care apartments and 41 apartments designed for residents with various forms of cognitive impairment,” said Kevin McCollum, vice president of Heritage Senior Living. “And while we are all proud of how beautiful this community will be, it’s all about the people; those that helped us get here as well as those that will soon work here, and the residents that will call this community their home. We are thrilled to be part of the Newtown community, and we are dedicated to our mission of providing the best care to our residents in a community that treats people with the utmost dignity and respect.” Pictured from left to right: Gretchen Vakiener, regional director of marketing, Heritage Senior Living; Dennis O’Brien, Mayor of Newtown; Michael Gallagher, chairman of the Newtown Township Board of Supervisor; David Lovitz, president, Heritage Senior Living; Ellen Newman, regional director of operations, Heritage Senior Living; Kevin McCollum, vice president, Heritage Senior Living; John Marcy, vice president of the St. Mary Medical Center Foundation; Hank Kush, vice president of corporate banking at First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.
Bucks County’s Newest Senior Living Community: The Birches, Newtown, PA

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Heritage Senior Living, LLC, is pleased to announce a new senior living community in Bucks County: The Birches, Newtown, PA. The Birches in Newtown will offer personal care and memory care services for seniors who wish to remain active, but need assistance with daily tasks. The Birches will provide personal care and memory care services needed to live a healthy and happy life. The month-to-month lease includes three meals daily served in the dining room, housekeeping and laundry services, social events and transportation to local outings and appointments plus 24-hour personal care assistance and medication management. The Birches is licensed for 127 residents. Of those, 57 will be in Daybreak, the memory care neighborhood; the other 70 will be in personal care. Construction of The Birches in Newtown is expected to be complete in December 2013. The architect is Jack Parry, of J. Randolph Parry Architects, and construction is being completed by Berks Ridge Company Enterprises, Inc. The Birches is managed by Heritage Senior Living, LLC, located in Blue Bell, PA, which also manages other senior housing communities throughout the mid-Atlantic region. The Birches, Newtown, PA, offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Ellen Newman, regional director of operations for Heritage Senior Living, at 215-497-7400.
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The Birches at Newtown Offers Optimal Living Program to Residents

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NEWTOWN, Pa., Feb. 16, 2015 – The Birches at Newtown is pleased to announce their partnership with the nation’s top experts in geriatric rehabilitation and wellness to address functional decline and improve resident quality of life.

As older adults across the country continue to be affected by the Medicare cuts in rehabilitation services, The Birches at Newtown continued to think outside of the box to find a solution to deliver evidence-based care to its residents with the goal of providing optimal function and meaningful lives to all residents. The answer was found through a partnership with one of the nation’s top experts in geriatric rehabilitation and wellness, Fox Rehabilitation.

Based on research supporting the physical and mental benefits of exercise, The Birches at Newtown Optimal Living Program was created and designed to improve the muscle strength, mobility, balance and overall quality of life for its residents. The comprehensive program will encourage and foster an active lifestyle for all residents, while providing a variety of benefits and services.

“The Birches at Newtown Optimal Living Program will redefine wellness and healthy living expectations throughout the senior living industry,” said Kim Cahill-Yannuzzi, executive director of The Birches at Newtown. “In our partnership with Fox Rehabilitation, the culture of ‘just functional’ or ‘functional’ as the goal for a healthy community will be a thing of the past.”

For more information about The Birches at Newtown and the new Optimal Living Program, please call 215-497-7400.

The Birches at Newtown offers Personal Care and Memory Care in a unique retirement community. Residences are available on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services include meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. For more information about The Birches, please call Michele Schreck, marketing director, at 215-497-7400, or visit www.thebirchesatnewtown.com.