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Christine Hayes Physical Therapy and The Integrated Healing Center were awarded the Paoli Business Profession- al Association Beautification Award for transformation of the former residential dwelling into an integrated home for medical and therapy practices. Writer Samuel Patrick in his article Rons Original Bar Grille 25th Anniversary A Monumental Achievement reveals an extraordinary achievement that he describes as mon- umental. Up to 90 percent of independent restaurants close during the first year and the remaining 10 percent will have an average five-year lifespan. Rons Original Bar Grille easily beats the 90 percent statistic and has clearly surpassed the average five-year lifespan Monumental Ron knows its not good enough to just offer excellent food service and a good location. To Ron success requires continuous improvement. Its about Getting Better at Getting Better. 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But you should talk with your doctor about your own health and your family history so that you can choose the best screening plan for you. 14 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM H O M E G A R D E N BY SUSAN I. SHIBER Earlier this year an attractive statuesque woman walked in the door of UpHome with a broad smile as owner Linda Ritter greeted her. Eileen Dolente a resident of Media headed directly to the Pine Cone Hill corner and promptly chose two bath mats. I always make a point to come to UpHome when I do Malvern trips she says. I love the French flavor and quality of the store. Its filled with numerous hard-to-find items. I used to produce the Epicurious cooking TV show and I recognize Lindas products from Provence. I have other Pine Cone Hill linens as well as two dining room chairs and a mirror. Im sure I will to add to my Up- Home collection. Laughing Linda insists she didnt plan Eileens appearance for the magazine inter- view. The customers positive critique how- ever is one of many from happy people who appreciate Lindas exquisite eye for unusual home furnishings and uncommon gifts. Sev- eral times a year she and her husband Bryce wander in and out of small French shops open air markets and artists studios search- ing for treasures to bring the essence of the Provence region to UpHome. A select group of American artisans complete a beautiful picture of retail perfection. The far wall of the store is a sea of bril- liant red poppy watercolors by Catelia an accomplished artist from Provence. Her images delight the senses almost dancing out of the frames which are masterfully handcrafted by Bryce. Sandrik a friend of the Ritters for many years is another artist from Provence who is lauded for still life paintings reflecting Avignon in all its vibrant glory. From vineyard to farm is a short stroll across the splendid store. A farmhouse table created by Linda and Bryces son Kevin has southern origins. Its natural poplar top is from the floor of an early 19th century Ten- nessee log cabin. Graceful turned legs are brushstroked in green chalk paint which was created specifically for furniture requir- ing a time-worn finish. There are countless fascinating pieces of furniture throughout the store. A ver- satile stretcher table designed and built by UpHome can be used to serve or cleverly Irresistibly UpHomePhoto credit Campli Photography CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 15 placed behind a sofa. An antique French day-bed ideally sized for a twin mattress is plump with an assortment of decorative pillows. Another UpHome creation is a cup- board enhanced by an aerated slat-paneled door from France. The natural wood cabi- net is chalk-painted in Provence yellow. French bistros come alive with a small marble-topped table and popular fold-up green and blue chairs to add bright Parisian aura to local homes. A best seller from Four Seasons in North Carolina is a sink into- swivel rocker. People sit in it and are sold notes Linda. The cushion is so comfortable and the rock so gentle they dont want to move. So much to see. So much to esteem. So much to desire. Who would want to move from the incomparable store As spring ap- proaches there is even more reason to settle in. Regular Chester County Life readers know I fancy inspiring tours of some of my favorite places so lets plan an UpHome itinerary around the season. First be sure to pat the head of Simon the Cavalier King Customers appreciate Lindas exquisite eye for unusual home furnishings and uncommon gifts. Several times a year she and her husband Bryce wander in and out of small French shops open air markets and artists studios searching for treasures to bring the essence of the Provence region to UpHome. A select group of American artisans complete a beautiful picture of retail perfection. 16 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM H O M E G A R D E N Charles Spaniel who often hangs out behind the counter. Then its off to the races. Just in time for the Kentucky Derby Sertodo Copper presents mint julep cups. For those who prefer a heftier drink barware includes Moscow Mule mugs and water pitchers. Each piece is individually handcrafted and ham- mered from 100 percent recycled copper by an inter- national cooperative of master artisans. In contrast Dartington Crystal is more sculptural in shape. Handcrafted in Devon England the line includes bowls willowy stems carafes and pitchers in classic and contemporary styles. Linda introduced Dartingtons singular glass-cleaning pellets last year. Hued in black white lilac or red the tiny pebbles swish around with water to safely and effectively clean crystal and glass. Linda lights up as she shows handblown works from Jan Barboglio. The artists signature candles Pottery punctuates UpHome with distinction. Ceramics from Jersey Pottery pop with color and whimsy. Red bowls dotted in white or hosted by perky chickens are fun to collect. 18 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM H O M E G A R D E N CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 19 which glow from within are accented by metal guardian angels wildflowers crosses or bleeding hearts. Pottery punctuates UpHome with dis- tinction. Ceramics from Jersey Pottery pop with color and whimsy. Red bowls dotted in white or hosted by perky chickens are fun to collect. Helene Paris another collectors choice is a French potter known for capti- vating table accessories such as salad forks and spoons. Gien porcelain and bone china dinner- ware summon visions of elegant teas and sophisticated suppers on the veranda. Made of fine faience earthenware products are warm with subtle floral patterns or timeless in white. Serve those teas and suppers indoors or out on Garnier-Thiebaut French lin- ens. Select from an array of luscious tones and prints. New from the company are Green Sweet cotton tablecloths. The fine table linens are made with the companys unique Green Sweet stain-resistant tech- nology to protect the cotton from most stains and are available in a range of styles and rich colors. A must-see on this tour are hand-turned wooden bowls from Spencer Peterman. The craftsman takes long walks through Massa- chusetts forests searching for fallen trees to cut carve sand and finish as round or oval bowls serving trays and cutting boards. Woods are maple cherry and black walnut. Now close your eyes for just a second and think about the most gorgeous flow- ers you have ever seen. When you visit Up- Home in person you will find the blossoms in vases and topiaries. All arrangements are hand-assembled by New Growth Designs artisans. Truly you must touch a petal to be certain it isnt real. To give outdoor plantings that are real some new friends this year Linda has a me- nagerie of animals to live in your garden. Shes also ready for upcoming months with myriad throws whisper-soft Turkish tow- els and of course Dash Albert interior and exterior woven rugs and Pine Cone Hill linens. Spring photos and friendly notes will stand out when framed or written on prod- ucts from Bens Garden. His witty sayings are great conversation openers. And so is any item from UpHome. The store is in full bloom. Stop by for a live tour and pick up a blossom or two. CCL UpHome 233 E. King St. Ste. 105 Malvern PA 19355 484.318.7109 UpHomeLTD.com I always make a point to come to UpHome when I do Malvern trips. I love the French flavor and quality of the store. Its filled with numerous hard-to-find items. I used to produce the Epicurious cooking TV show and I recognize Lindas products from Provence. EILEEN DOLENTE UPHOME CLIENT 20 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM H O M E G A R D E N A MATTIONI SIGNATURE every nook and corner. Two areas needing more than scour-and-scrub attention were the upstairs baths. The focal point of the master bath was a never used Jacuzzi situ- ated under a window. It was too deep and merely collected dust chides Jean. The toi- let met your view upon entering the show- er resembled a telephone booth and you had to step into the tub to open the win- dow. The Ferraros definitely desired a new configuration. The hall bath entailed equal design modification. A cumbersome wall blocked sunlight and turning on the light switch re- quired walking behind the door. Outdated white tile floors were unsightly and overall appearance shouted early 1990s. For years the couple discussed of- ten zealously renovating the space. Last spring they took the plunge and opted to remodel both bathrooms in concert. Rather than interview contractors they chose Mat- tioni to undertake the project. Mattioni previously handled a plumbing issue for us and did a very good job points out Jim. Plus friends of ours hired the company to perform a renovation and provided a glow- ing recommendation adds Jean. Eagerly the Ferraros drove to Mattionis showroom in Downingtown where Manag- er Patty Olivieri gave them a tour highlight- ing options and some of the latest bathroom innovations. After reviewing needs and pref- erences she suggested a free consultation BY SUSAN I. SHIBER When a semi-retired mechanical engineer and a former commercial plumbing office professional with a penchant for neatness long for new bathrooms the process prom- ises to be interesting. Bring Mattioni Plumb- ing Heating Cooling to the planning table and a comfortable collaboration be- gins. This meeting of mind talent and taste culminated in above and beyond fulfillment complete with exquisite design touches and prudent expense efficiency. Jim and Jean Ferraro have lived in their Downingtown home for 24 years al- though the pristine dwelling looks brand new. Jeans meticulous care is evident in FromBasictoBeautiful... Photography by MJE Photographic CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 21 with Chuck Mattioni at their home. A man of infinite detail Chuck spent 15 hours over three visits taking measurements and inte- grating ideas into final floor plans. I was in charge of technical aspects and Jean over- saw appearance color and furniture notes Jim. She picked the shower and I chose its size. I decided on the purpose and benefit of a valve and she selected it. When the cou- ple was satisfied with their choices Chuck presented 3D renderings which brought the plans to life. We proposed total changes to Chuck and Patty recalls Jim. They listened ab- sorbing all our concepts and my sketches and then presented price ranges. I wanted to move the master bath toilet but Jean wasnt The master bath is not only a model of efficiency it glows in handsome harmony. Among a host of highlights are a Bertch Hudson Birch Sable vanity base with matching wall cabinet and crown molding. The vanity top is Corian the double sinks bisque. There is a five-function brushed nickel showerhead flexible arm and multi-use handheld sprayer. 22 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM H O M E G A R D E N convinced. My drawings indicated a huge shower and Chuck pointed out possible proportion problems. He had a wealth of ideas we hadnt considered such as heated floors and a circulation pump. Jean chuck- les thinking back. Jim said we didnt need heated floors. Guess who loves them now And of course today Im all for the toilet relocation. The Ferraro and Mattioni team synthe- sized thoughts until everyone was happy. Today happiness barely touches the surface of joy the couple expresses when describing their beautiful new bathrooms. Jim is par- ticularly gleeful when the water bill arrives. With the energy efficient features Mat- tioni installed our water bill is cut in half The reason is a thermal valve control. We have instant hot water programmed to our warmth partiality. You no longer have to stand outside the shower or at the sink wait- ing for temperatures to adjust. The master bath is not only a model of efficiency it glows in handsome harmony. Soft beehive yellow walls complement natu- ral light that presently pours into the room. Among a host of highlights are a Bertch Hudson Birch Sable vanity base with match- ing wall cabinet and crown molding. The vanity top is Corian the double sinks bisque. There is a five-function brushed nickel showerhead flexible arm and multi- use handheld sprayer. A sleek vertical cabinet is strategically situated above the TOTO Sedona beige comfort-height slow- close seat toilet. Botticino marble graces the threshold and variously placed sills. A com- fy seat and Mediterranean Spanish rust tiles enhance the shower area. The hall bath too is a well-designed ar- chitectural show piece. A vanity finished in caf walnut and cinnamon toast Tere-Stone sets off biscuit-hued sink bowls. The tub shower area is attractively enclosed with a mood-soothing hinged clear panel door. Its a wonderfully original look perfected by contemporary personality and space ef- ficacy. Chuck and Patty visited throughout the project to check and double-check progress and accuracy. Telephone communication was recurrent to further ensure quality con- trol. The Mattioni construction crews re- spect for the Ferraros home was a constant source of commendation. All floors steps and rails were covered with cushioned pa- pers and a china cabinet in the dining room below took on a cardboard robe. The entire bedroom including closets was encapsu- The hall bath is a well-designed architectural show piece. A vanity finished in caf walnut and cinnamon toast Tere-Stone sets off biscuit-hued sink bowls. The hall baths tubshower area is attractively enclosed with a mood-soothing hinged clear panel door. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 23 lated. Each evening after work was finished the men cleaned up much to Jeans delight. They arrived on schedule and followed the daily timeline with aplomb. In addition township and electrical inspectors advised Jim and Jean that if Mattioni was perform- ing the work it would be done properly. Its not unusual for the Ferraros to share the recent Mattioni experience with others. They are impressed and ecstatic with their bathroom renovations. You sometimes hear horror stories about contractors that make you shudder in dread says Jim. We have only good tales to tell. Everybody on the team was professional friendly and extremely careful. We gladly recommend Mattioni Plumbing Heating Cooling to anyone who desires a quality job which is on-time and within budget. Absolutely emphatically agrees Jean. CCL Bring Mattioni Plumbing Heating Cooling to the planning table and a comfortable collaboration begins. 24 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM I N S U R A N C E BY BETSY DRU TECCO Its reassuring to know our homeowners insurance covers our losses when someone burglarizes our home but what if the thief commits a cyber-attack In todays digi- tal world the risk of experiencing a cyber threat is high. According to CNN Money every two seconds identity fraud strikes an- other victim. In 2014 alone 47 percent of adults in the U.S. 110MM people had per- sonal information exposed by hackers. DEFENDING YOURSELF Check your homeowners insurance policy to see if it includes cyber liabilityID theft protection. Many of us are nave as to what our insurance policies actually cover. A com- mon misconception is that the only resource to help untangle the aftermath that results from identity fraud comes from a subscrip- tion service purchased before the attack oc- curs. Thats not the case Rick Davis President of MAGIS Insur- ance Group says You need an expert to review and evaluate your protection and then guide you towards the smartest most cost-effective ways to fully protect yourself your business and whatever you own. Based in Wayne MAGIS Insurance Group doesnt just sell insurance policies the team designs comprehensive insurance programs to protect the assets of individuals and business owners. MAGIS is an independent firm that represents several insurers who provide cov- erage for cyber threats as part of homeown- ers umbrella or business insurance policies. Cyber-Attacks and Liability A Real Risk in Insurance Programs Rick Davis President of MAGIS Insurance Group says You need an expert to review and evaluate your protection and then guide you towards the smartest most cost-effective ways to fully protect yourself your business and whatever you own. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 25 ASSISTANCE SERVICES For example Chubb provides up to 50000 in its homeowners policy for each occurrence of identity theft or fraud.This coverage includes expenses you incur as well as mitigation services to identify the extent of the problem restore your ac- counts or credit standing and monitor your credit moving forward. So not only can you receive financial reimbursement but you can also obtain pro- fessional assistance in handling the cyber- attack Davis explained. The services help when you dont know how to identify the problem as well as all the steps necessary to remedy and restore your credit. Most clients dont realize that they need or have access to all these services. Similar to Chubbs plan AIGs Fraud SafeGuard program can provide up to 100000 for each occurrence of identity theft or fraud. In addition AIGs contractor facilitates the administrative details required to restore your identity and credit rating as well as monitors data sources to help pre- vent your identity from being misused for employment housing medical services con- sumer services utilities or credit fraud. The loss incurred in these cases could be due to stolen identity unauthorized check- ing or savings account withdrawals unau- thorized credit card transactions theft of financial assets stocks bonds etc. dona- tions to fraudulent charities telemarketing schemes and more. COMPANIES OF ALL SIZES Davis also advises small and medium-size businesses about the unique cyber liability risks which can seriously threaten a busi- nesss stability. According to Verizons 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report 72 per- cent of data breaches worldwide were at companies with 100 employees or fewer. Not only are businesses expected to protect stored data but are also obligated to respond to an actual data breach such as having confidential client or patient in- Based in Wayne MAGIS Insurance Group doesnt just sell insurance policies the team designs comprehensive insurance programs to protect the assets of individuals and business owners. MAGIS is an independent firm that represents several insurers who provide coverage for cyber threats as part of homeowners umbrella or business insurance policies. 26 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM I N S U R A N C E Insuring what you value has always been important yet most individuals dont consider the most important one when managing their insurance risks Identity. An identity thief needs only a few bits of your personal information to commit identity theft and fraud. Be vigilant and proactive in protecting yourself. formation stolen. Businesses must uphold the privacy laws of the state in which the client or patient lives and for some businesses that can become very complicated Davis pointed out. Cyber business liability insurance policies provide guidance with the following complex questions. How do you notify your clients in the event of a data breach How and when are you required to no- tify them What must you offer them such as free credit monitor- ing service Business owners regardless of size need to understand and abide by the laws. Cyber liability insurance policies provide a service whereby clients or patients are notified properly and all state laws are followed to the letter. To further complicate matters medical offices must follow the federal HIPAA Privacy Rule or face fines for potential violations. It can be quite expensive to resolve a data breach said Davis. Business owners can face out-of-pocket expenses if they do not have this protection and their systems are hacked resulting in sto- len information. THE THREAT OF LAWSUITS Another risk Davis advises clients to assess in their insurance cov- erage is the potential for litigation that may result when they a family member or employee uses social networking and is libelous or reveals unauthorized information about a person or company. It can and often does result in ligation now that social media is at everyones fingertips. When you think about the volume of electronic posts or videos that are distributed online the potential for lawsuits is very real wayne art center presents March 18-April 30 Reception Sat April 2 1-4pm 12th International Juried Quilt Exhibition 66 Quilts WayneArtCenter 413MaplewoodAve WaynePA19087 610-688-3553 artquiltelements.org Elizabeth Brandt Selected Stories said Davis. Be sure you have personal in- jury coverage included in your insurance program or you may not have protection if you are sued. AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION Insuring what you value has always been important yet most individuals dont con- sider the most important one when man- aging their insurance risks Identity. An identity thief needs only a few bits of your personal information to commit identity theft and fraud. Be vigilant and proactive in protecting yourself. Contact MAGIS Insur- ance Group for help designing the best plan for you. CCL Nothing in this article is meant to determine specific insurance determination for a particular loss. Only the terms conditions and exclusions of the policies issued and in force at the time of a loss in its entirety will determine an insurers obligation to a policyholder. MAGIS Insurance Group 531 E. 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Lancaster Avenue Suite 2 Paoli PA MainlineIntegratedHealing.com Christine Hayes Physical Therapy and The Integrated Healing Center PHYSICAL THERAPY SPECIALTIES Active and Myofascial Release Joint Mobilization Orthopedics Sports Medicine Joint Replacements Functional Movement Assessments and Corrective Therapies SFMA and FMS Certified Pelvic Floor Pain and Dysfunction Oncology Lymphedema Axillary Web Syndromes Cancer Rehabilitation Complex Pain Syndromes Neck and Back Conditions U N D E R O N E R O O F in their physical therapy and healing specialties Practitioners Experts PLEASE CALL TO ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT OR INITIAL CONSULT. 28 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM H AV E N H A R B O U R AT HAVEN HARBOUR ON MARYLANDS EASTERN SHORE FloatYourBoat Haven Harbour an award-winning marina resort boatyard and inn can be easily reached by car in two hours from Chester County. Boaters arrive at Haven Harbour from the Bay docking at the marina set along Swan Creek in the protected cove The Haven a short distance from Annapolis Baltimore St. Michaels and other popular ports. BY BETSY DRU TECCO CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 29 Whether you love cruising the Chesapeake Bay in your private boat or simply enjoy visiting the maritime towns of Marylands Eastern Shore the trip is made all the better with a stop at Haven Harbour in the scenic harbor town of Rock Hall. Haven Harbour an award-winning marina resort boatyard and inn can be easily reached by car in two hours from Chester County. Boaters arrive at Haven Harbour from the Bay docking at the marina set along Swan Creek in the pro- tected cove The Haven a short distance from Annapolis Baltimore St. Michaels and other popular ports. Considering the full-service capabilities and resort amenities offered at Haven Har- bour its no wonder the marina is highly regarded. With 200 seasonal and transient slips available Haven Harbour is one of only five facilities across the country to win in the Home Port Marina category at the 2015 Boaters Choice Awards. The ma- rina also earned three first-place rankings in Chesapeake Bay Magazines 2015 Best of the Bay Reader Survey an honor that Hav- en Harbour consistently achieves. Addition- ally in 2015 Haven Harbour was chosen as one of the Top 25 Best Marinas in North America by Power Motoryacht magazine. Accommodating vessels up to 70 feet Haven Harbour Marina has a fuel dock with pump-out station a fully-stocked ma- rine store open year round and comprehen- sive yacht repair services performed by more than 25 full-time highly trained and experi- enced service technicians. At Haven Harbour our goal is to ensure that your boating experience is totally grati- fying and trouble-free said Mark Bryden Chief Operating Officer. We have assem- bled a team of experts knowledgeable in ev- ery aspect of yacht repair and maintenance all are factory-trained and hold industry cer- tifications. These highly qualified individuals include specialists in mechanics carpentry electronics and electrical systems fiberglass and gelcoat spray painting air condition- ing and refrigeration. No job is too big or too small. After docking at one of its floating or fixed piers you are steps away from the Re- ception Center where members and guests come to relax and refresh. As you watch the sun set over Swan Creek take a seat at Pas- sages Bar Grill for a dinner of crab cakes and burgers paired with a draft beer or your favorite cocktail. Passages Bar Grill is open Friday evening through Sunday lunch from mid-May through mid-October. Theres also a comfortable lounge with flat-screen TVs and service bar a convenient As you watch the sun set take a seat at Passages Bar Grill for a dinner of crab cakes and burgers paired with a draft beer or your favorite cocktail. H AV E N H A R B O U R 30 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM business center fitness room 18 private showers laundry facilities and complimen- tary wireless Internet. RELAXED RECREATION BY THE BAY For recreation off the water guests can take advantage of Haven Harbours recre- ation area which has meticulously mani- cured grounds with lush flower beds. You and your family can use the large childrens playground and swim in the two pools one for adults only. Play games of croquet horseshoes lawn chess shuffleboard bocce ball and more. Afterwards relax on a ham- mock sitting by the koi pond or in a lounge chair by the waterfront fire pit. On Saturday mornings join in the yoga class. All of the resort amenities are compli- mentary for marina and inn guestsmembers including the bicycles kayaks paddleboards and sailing trimarans. The quiet pictur- esque cove is an ideal place to paddle or sail around soaking up the Eastern Shore atmo- sphere. For more adventure ride bikes into downtown Rock Hall for sightseeing shop- ping and birding. A great destination is the With 200 seasonal and transient slips available Haven Harbour is one of only five facilities across the country to win in the Home Port Marina category at the 2015 Boaters Choice Awards. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 31 103 East King Street Malvern PA 610-644-7220 www.poshcollections.com Store Hours Mon 12-5 Tues-Sat 10-6 Trina Turk Vince Joie Christopher Fischer DL 1961 Diane von Furstenberg Theory Nanette Lepore Paige Premium Denim Three Dots Susana Monaco and so much more Featuring the best of the seasons new styles and posh designers Check out our School Night Value Menu Served Sunday thru Thursday 4pm-9pm 610.594.9900 www.ronsoriginal.com 74 E Uwchlan Ave rt. 113 Exton Pa 19341 Hertiage Center just North of route 100 32 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM H AV E N H A R B O U R Accommodating vessels up to 70 feet Haven Harbour Marina has a fuel dock with pump-out station a fully-stocked marine store open year round and comprehensive yacht repair services performed by more than 25 full-time highly trained and experienced service technicians. In 2015 Haven Harbour was chosen as one of the Top 25 Best Marinas in North America by Power Motoryacht magazine. 34 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM H AV E N H A R B O U R Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge just eight miles south of downtown Rock Hall. The wildlife refuge is home to more than 70 species of birds including osprey bald eagles and tundra swans. VARIETY OF NAUTICAL-THEMED LODGING Landlubbers visiting the Eastern Shore Rock Hall andor Haven Harbour can choose to stay in one of 20 well-appointed accommo- dations available at the Inn at Haven Harbour including one that is pet-friendly. The inns main building the Manor House features a large waterfront deck covered and screened porches multiple interior sittinglounging areas and 10 guest rooms several with waterfront balconies. All inn guests enjoy a complimentary conti- nental breakfast each morning in the Great Room. The Boat House features a large front porch and living area full kitchen and five guest rooms. The Dry Dock features two well-appointed suites one on each floor. This June the resort will open its new Cottage com- prised of two waterfront suites. For a unique overnight experience book the 32-foot Regal pow- erboat. Moored at the Manor House dock this stationary vessel features a v-berth galley with compact refrigerator sink and mi- crowave dining area head interior and exterior sitting areas flat- screen TV and nautically-themed dcor similar to the other Inn at Haven Harbour guest room accommodations. Additionally a walkthrough windshield stretches to a foredeck sun pad for soaking up the warm rays. Planning a wedding or corporate retreat The Manor House can accommodate groups up to 100 attendees and offers a beautiful waterfront setting with Eastern Shore charm. Un- CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 35 - 101 East King St. Malvern PA 19355 610.408.8533 WolfeBrass.com WOLFES Baldwin Brass Center questionably the Manor House with its panoramic views of The Haven is the ideal setting for a waterfront wedding or any event you might be planning said Dottie Wetmore Chief Financial Officer and Inn Manager. When you make Haven Harbour your destination you and your entire group will enjoy the amenities of one of the finest full-service marinas on Marylands Eastern Shore along with the charm and ambiance of a modern resort and inn. The owners and staff strive to make your visit a truly pleasurable and relaxing experience Wet- more emphasized. CCL Haven Harbour Marina Inn at Haven Harbour 20880 Rock Hall Ave. Rock Hall MD 21661 410.778.6697 HavenHarbour.com 36 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM S T Y L E FA S H I O N Springisin theAirat NotaBene Boutique CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 37 BY APRIL ODAY At last we can say ta-ta to snow and toes tingling with cold. Rob- ins sporting fat red breasts on spindly legs will chirp us awake while lush green leaves and fragrant fruit tree blossoms burst to brighten moods. You actually dont have to wait a minute longer for this heady satisfaction that accompanies changing seasons. Nota Bene Bou- tique is in full bloom with gardens of colorful comfortable fashions for spring and summer. And if storms choose to visit us again this month beautiful new clothes are sure to soften the wintry blow. After a spectacular holiday Nota Bene Boutique owner Martha Philpott looks forward to sharing the latest collections with new friends and returning shoppers. It was a great year thanks to our wonderful customers she enthuses. People picked out gifts they NotaBeneNota Bene Boutique is in full bloom with gardens of colorful comfortable fashions for spring and summer. 38 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM S T Y L E FA S H I O N knew would be loved. Having my daughter Alex working in the store over her break was a nice plus too. Alex in fact pointed out a popular trend that boasts its own portmanteau. Athlei- sure is a more dressed up version of exer- cise outfits. These togs travel from gym to office or social occasions taking on fashion- able finesse. USA Today and The Wall Street Journal indicated an eight percent increase in this market in 2014. Nota Bene is brim- ming with pull-on pants leggings and tops to wear for leisure. Technology also plays a role here says Martha. There are plenty of pockets for cell phones and Fitbits. The successful retailer intrigued with PANTONEs decision to mix two hues as Color of the Year offers fashions to match. Rose Quartz and Serenity convey warmth and tranquility features which positively define Nota Bene. Other shades of spring found on racks and shelves throughout the store are peach buttercup shell lilac grey fiesta poppy iced coffee and light grass green. Nota Bene scarves and other accessories not only complete outfits but add dash and verve to wardrobes. Chestnut Village Shoppes 36 Chestnut Road Paoli PA 610.296.7626 www.giegielingerie.com Gina and her professional staff welcome you in a caring comfortable and empowering environment. LingerieBoutique WOMEN in every phase of their life including post surgical needs 40 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM S T Y L E FA S H I O N Dresses tinted in these and other scrumptious colors will make important statements as spring evolves into summer. Watercolor prints big floral fabrics and ice cream ginghams sweep gracefully over the body. Maxi styles with drawstring spaghetti straps and deep pockets from Escapada and Echo flow with simplicity. Escapada recognized for vibrant effortless apparel brings an island getaway lifestyle to Malvern. You will want several of these tropical delights suggests Martha. Echo too promises to be a favorite this year. I used to wear Echo scarves and now the company has a terrific line of acces- sories and bathing suit cover-ups. This beach-to-land trend can be worn perfectly over pants or separately as daywear. Nota Bene Boutique is filled with gems not just those studding jewelry. It is an absolute cornucopia of stunning fashions chosen for smart comfort and easy fit. Your spring and summer wardrobes await. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 41 Bohemian looks return with updated piz- zazz. Indigo and tie-dye blends complement dresses and tops. I like rumpled crinkled textures and lots of variegated patterns re- marks Martha. Silhouettes are relaxed and oh-so comfortable which is a Nota Bene signature. As for signatures lightweight sweat- ers autograph spring and summer. At Nota Bene versatility reigns from pullover to car- digan to crop top. Hand-knit cottons cre- ated by Pure Collection are appropriately dubbed yummy by Martha. Solids prints and stripes are attractive companions to the stores easy-to-wear pants. Draped cardigans from Habitat swing tuck and pleat in short and longer lengths. Alison Sheri sweaters highlighted with painterly design are art on a hanger. Open weave tunics with irregular hemlines can be worn over tanks or camis of a contrasting color. Snuggle up in Nally Millie loose-fitting sweaters at work or on weekends for cozy chic. On cool evenings theres nothing like an elegant lightweight jacket or kimono coat to keep you warm in style. Damee is celebrated for its runway-inspired line. If youre seeking singular appeal coordinate one of Damees unique shapes with a pair of Renuar pants contrasting top and add a sinuous scarf. Nota Bene scarves and other accessories not only complete outfits but add dash and verve to wardrobes. Handbags are vital to an ensemble. Selections include envelope clutches shoulder bags totes and exquisite- ly embellished evening styles. Colors tex- tures and unusual clasps are plentiful and you can have your purses monogrammed. Sterling filigree pendants rings and brace- lets continue to be popular. The boutiques monogrammed items which enhance jack- ets coats and sweaters make great gifts. Casual footwear is not to be overlooked. Brightly tinged flip-flops and sandals are summer essentials. So are sunglasses. On a buying trip Martha discovered a line of whimsical eyewear. They wouldnt let me buy just a few so I took an entire case. They are such fun and I think theyll walk out of the store. And then theres the jewelry. This writ- er literally took a gold stretch cuff off Mar- thas arm and bought it along with a jade and beaded tassel necklace. The bracelet is lovely with the Alison Sheri sweater she pur- chased during her last Nota Bene Boutique assignment. There are definite perquisites to this job In addition to these pieces look for gor- geous baubles from Suzannes Jewelry a vari- ety of lovely watches and Candy Vernas Can- dydolce collection. Among the hottest looks this year are medallions mixed with beads beads twined with pearls big chains and fil- igree charms. Bezel-set natural stones wrap necklaces and bracelets stackable bangles and almost any kind of earring are in demand at Nota Bene. Candydolces Czechoslovakian glass bead bracelets can be customized. Nota Bene Boutique is filled with gems not just those studding jewelry. It is an abso- lute cornucopia of stunning fashions chosen for smart comfort and easy fit. Your spring and summer wardrobes await. CCL Nota Bene Boutique 117 W. King St. Malvern PA 19355 610.644.5016 NoteBeneBoutique.com How can comprehensive dentistry make you smile State-of-the-Art Technology Individualized Attention Massaging Dental Chairs Personal TVsSound Systems How can comprehensive dentistry make you smile Member of AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRY AMERICAN ACADEMY OF COSMETIC DENTISTRY AND DAWSON ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Jason Petkevis dmd 126 Pottstown Pike Chester Springs PA 610.458.8025 ChesterSpringsDentist.com See why Dr. Petkevis has been voted one of the areas top dentists The Dental Distinction team from left to right Kiresten T. Crissy M. Dr. Petkevis Brynne G. and Julie F. 42 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM H E A LT H F I T N E S S CHESTER COUNTY WELCOMES ORANGETHEORY FITNESS Orangetheory Fitness is the ground-breaking dynamic in-group personal training introduced this month by franchise co-owners Jim Hueber and Mike Rider. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 43 BY APRIL ODAY In Paoli Orangetheory Fitness is the ground- breaking dynamic in-group personal training introduced this month by franchise co-owners Jim Hueber and Mike Rider. The concept is taking the nation on a 60-minute journey to more vitality visible toning and extra calo- rie burn for post-workout results of up to 36 hours. Cited by The New York Times as an ef- fective plateau-busting workout it is the first studio to open in Chester County. Area resi- dents are eagerly jumping on board to experi- ence the Orange Effect an exercise program designed to keep heart rates in a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases en- ergy. The physiological theory behind Orangeth- eory Fitness is known as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption EPOC. Participants are provided a heart rate monitor OTBeat to oversee five-zone interval training sessions called the Orange 60. OTBeat is a proprietary technology developed by Orangetheory Fit- ness with the help and input of founder Ellen Latham a highly respected physiologist and exercise enthusiast. It uses Bluetooth to con- nect to monitors. During the course of a one- hour session class members perform multiple intervals designed to produce 12 to 20 minutes of training at 84 percent of their individual maximum heart rate. This process is known as getting into the Orange Zone. Participants are challenged by highly trained professional personal trainers to use the entire body. They push themselves to stim- ulate metabolism and feel increased energy after each interval. This program produces EPOC which is a workout after-burn effect. In short when the session is complete the body continues to require oxygen at a higher rate than before exercise onset. Because of this oxy- gen debt bodies prolong oxygen use and burn additional calories. The ultimate result is a 200 to 400 calorie increase to metabolism for 24 to 36 hours after the Orangetheory Fitness hour concludes. Jim and Mike are no strangers to franchise success. Friends since high school the two businessmen longed to one day establish a company they could run together. Jim a gradu- ate of Saint Josephs University worked in Sales and Research at Kellogg Companys Eastern Regional Sales office. Pennsylvania State Uni- versity alumnus Mike owns and operates Dev- on Builders LLC. I performed construction projects as a teenager and developed a mastery of carpentry and building. For many years Jim and I discussed combining our skills in an inde- During the course of a one-hour session class members perform multiple intervals designed to produce 12 to 20 minutes of training at 84 percent of their individual maximum heart rate. This process is known as getting into the Orange Zone. 44 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM H E A LT H F I T N E S S pendent enterprise so we could leave corpo- rate America. In 2012 the opportunity presented itself in the form of a PrimoHoagies franchise in Bucks County. The partners were the first owners in the region to reach Top 10 rank- ing in their first year. I attribute this success to our constant presence at the shop says Jim. We were there two hours before open- ing and two hours after closing seven days a week. Because we tried to make work fun for employees and never asked them to do anything we hadnt tackled they respected us and it paid off. In just three years we sold the franchise for a nice profit. A potential venture quick- ly caught the industrious pairs interest. Orangethe- ory Fitness leased space near their PrimoHoa- gies shop and they sensed something big was about to take off. They conducted research on the or- ganization its approach strategy and numerous other aspects. Jim participated in a class and was convinced. I was so in love with the program that I paid money to become a member It is the first of its kind and the only heart rate-monitored high intensity workout in- terval training based on science. These dif- ferences have made Orangetheory Fitness one of the worlds top fitness franchises and earned its position on Inc. magazines 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list. Mike and I were lucky. Only one out of 100 franchise applicants is accepted. This good fortune extends to Chester County residents who now have a beauti- fully designed impeccably constructed by Mike Orangetheory Fitness studio conve- niently located in Paoli Shopping Center. The energizing personal training interval fitness model is backed by science and led by experts. An hour-long workout is comprised of cardiovascular and strength training. Par- ticipants use treadmills rowing machines TRX suspension training and free weights to burn from 500 to 1000 calories per ses- sion. Workouts are rarely identical says Jim. All classes are scheduled and we keep sessions fresh. This encourages members to continue coming back adds Mike. All too often life gets in the way and its easy to skip a workout or two. This isnt the case at Orangetheory Fitness. The group setting provides accountability structure and inspi- ration. It also leads to camaraderie lasting friendships are frequently forged. ORANGETHEORY FITNESS WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE Orangetheory Fitness presents a challenge that can reduce pounds and increase your bank account. As part of its grand opening celebration and the first Open Studio Event members are invited to compete for the highest percentage of body weight lost in a specific time period. The winner will walk out of the studio with fewer pounds on their body and 2500 in their pocket The lump sum can be used anywhere not just at Orangetheory Fitness. Future challenges will allow members to pay to enter and vie for prizes to be used at Orangetheory Fitness. Visit OrangetheoryFitness.com for entry details. OTBeat is a proprietary technology developed by Orangetheory Fitness with the help and input of founder Ellen Latham a highly respected physiologist and exercise enthusiast. It uses Bluetooth to connect to monitors. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 45 Jim and Mike are no strangers to franchise success. Friends since high school the two businessmen longed to one day establish a company they could run together. Jim a graduate of Saint Josephs University worked in Sales and Research at Kellogg Companys Eastern Regional Sales office. Pennsylvania State University alumnus Mike owns and operates Devon Builders LLC. 1009 West Chester Pike West Chester PA 19382 610.436.6464 www.peterssalonandspa.com Gift Cards Available Signature Spa Services RMake up and Hair Styles for Special Events and Parties RHalo Hair Extensions Give a Gift Certifcate this Spring 46 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM H E A LT H F I T N E S S Orangetheory Fitness trainers urge members as hard as they wish to be pushed. Thus they challenge themselves to exercise above their current comfort levels. Power walkers joggers runners athletes or people who have been sedentary for a few years benefit. They transcend work- out plateaus to become comfortable being uncomfortable and achieve exceptional re- sults. After each class members receive an email reporting how many calories were burned and how much time was spent in the Orange Zone. Orangetheory Fitness memberships are open to adults and teenagers over 16. The first session is complimentary. With a wide variety of options almost any need is met. Flexible plans have no contracts. Members may choose from four eight or unlimited sessions per month. There is even a pay-as- you-go rate. We look forward to sharing the Orange Effect with many more women and men in Chester County encourage Jim and Mike. A second studio will open in Ex- ton later this year. CCL Orangetheory Fitness Paoli 82 E. Lancaster Ave. Paoli PA 19301 484.674.6400 OrangetheoryFitness.com Cited by The New York Times as an effective plateau-busting workout it is the first studio to open in Chester County. The concept is taking the nation on a 60-minute journey to more vitality visible toning and extra calorie burn for post-workout results of up to 36 hours. Pictured are owners Jim Hueber rowing on the WaterRower and Mike Rider. 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Up to 90 percent of independent restaurants close during the first year and the remaining 10 percent will have an average five-year lifespan. Rons Original Bar Grille easily beats the 90 percent statistic and has clearly surpassed the average five-year lifespan Monumental New Shrimp Oscar lump crab tomatoes asparagus brown rice and marsala brandy cream sauce CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 49 RONS FORMULA A year ago I reported Ron Inverso owner of Rons Original Bar Grille has a formula many restaurants do not follow Getting Better at Getting Better. Ron knows for whatever reason its not good enough to just offer excellent food service and a good location. To Ron success requires continu- ous improvement. Its about Getting Better at Getting Better. 25TH ANNIVERSARY Rons Original Bar Grille is celebrating its 25 Anniversary. In 1990 Rons opened in Exton on Route 113 with convenient ac- cess via Routes 100 401 and 202 Route 30 Bypass and Pennsylvania Turnpike. Reputation grew and in 2008 Rons remod- eled and expanded nearly tripling in size. Expansion included a large pub additional cozy dining rooms and an adjoining conve- nient high-service take-out center. Extensive thought and planning went into every detail of Rons expansion. Dcor is warm and in- viting. A large portion of the building mate- rials are repurposed. Stone exposed brick and wood floors add to the ambiance. Ron always hunts for eclectic finds and cleverly incorporates such treasures into the restau- rants setting. Theres a train station bench gracing an open wall and the front end of a classic school bus greets guests head-on at a hallways end that leads you to three sepa- rate dining areas. Spicy Crab Chicken asparagus jalapeno peppers Old Bay seasoning and fettuccini Alfredo Mmm Black Angus Italian Meatloaf enough said 50 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM D I N I N G HEALTHY FOOD Without sacrificing taste or quality Ron Inverso is committed to making food as healthy as possible. That means seeking out hormone- and antibiotic-free meats creat- ing homemade dressings without MSG and preservatives and providing myriad gluten- free options. Even the full-service bar offers organic and sulfite-free choices. Rons obsession with continuous im- provement is evident by observing how he operates daily. It is reported that Ron reads the labels on all products that come through the back door and determines whether or not the products fit the integrity of Rons menu. Theres a lot of thought and purpose behind his actions. Hes constantly research- ing and reading articles related to food nu- trition sourcing and preparation. When he discovers important information he shares it with staff. Ron conducted research to find BPA-free register tape. He imports Italian flour to avoid hybridized wheat that is in the domestic varieties. Theres a dedicated fryer for gluten-free items. The restaurants to-go containers are microfiber biodegrad- able. On and on goes the improvement. Scrumptious menu choices and options seem endless. Fabulous Alicias Apple Gorgonzola Salad with Salmon CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 51 In the mood for a delicious Pollo Pesto Piadini chicken fontina red onion roasted red peppers greens pesto and mayo New Incredible Shrimp Florentine pancetta spinach trofie pasta and aglio olio sauce Serving All Faiths Traditional Burials Privately-Owned Crematory Advanced Planning Out-of-Town Funerals Available 24 Hours 410 North Church St. West Chester PA 19380 610.696.1181 www.DellaFH.com Joseph J. DellaVecchia III FDSupervisor 52 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM D I N I N G Blackened Chicken Alfredo fire-roasted red peppers penne and creamy Alfredo sauce Aah Short Rib Cheesesteak Most menu items are made from Scratch. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 53 The decision for healthier selections came easy to Ron. My wife had an illness. I realized that many reasons Americans are ill is because of the food we ingest. I started re- searching food ingredients because I thought her illness was caused by artificial sweeten- ers. Two of my daughters also happen to have a gluten intolerance. One thing led to another and now we have a wonderful menu with many many choices and options. There is something for everyone. People love our food and appreciate the healthy aspect of it. Most people do not understand that when you have inflammation like a stuffy nose or joint pain that your body is trying to alert you. Chances are a particular ingre- dientfood you are eating or a product you are using may not be agreeing with you. FABULOUS MENU CHOICES Whether its lunch happy hour dinner take- out or catering Rons extensive menus include so many excellent choices. Icons placed by menu items conveniently indicate vegetarian hormoneantibiotic-free home- made spicy and gluten-free selections. Most items on the menu also denote a GFA icon which means Gluten-Free Available. Most menu items are made from scratch. Staff members arrive at 400 a.m. to begin preparing food for the day a lot occurs be- hind the scenes. Scrumptious menu choices and options seem endless. The eight dishes appearing on the pages of this story Pollo Pesto Shrimp Florentine Black Angus Italian Meatloaf Spicy Crab Chicken Shrimp Oscar Short Rib Cheesesteak Alicias Ap- ple Gorgonzola Salad and Blackened Alfredo Salmon or Chicken are only the tip of the iceberg and featured to give you a taste of the wonders awaiting discov- ery at Rons. You may start your dining experience with a homemade soup or appetizer such as An- tipasto Crab Cake Appetizer Hot Cheddar Crab Dip Mediterranean Medley PEI Mus- sels or Clams. A wide selection of wonderful salads appears infinite. Classic entres include Chicken Cutlet Surf Turf Grilled Salmon Chicken Gorgonzola Filet Mignon Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes Veal Piccata Roast Tur- key and many more. Or maybe you are more in the mood for a sandwich or pizza Rons Your lovely home deserves a Beautiful Bath Stunning Bath Designs On-Staff Consultants Computerized Renderings Tile Marble Installation Experts Options for Special Needs In our Downingtown showroom youll see a unique display of sample bathrooms our large selection of vanities toilets more. FREE Showroom Consultation 610.269.0884 202 W. Uwchlan Ave. Downingtown Pa 19335 matplumbing.com Celebrating some 25th Anniversary recognition Owner Ron Inverso and Bill Siebold 54 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM D I N I N G 100 percent Beef or Chicken Cheesesteaks are listed as the Best of Chester County. Or you can choose a Triple-Decker Club half- pound Angus Burger Grilled Reuben Divine Slow-Roasted Beef or Pork. Pizza lovers can sub out any toppings on Rons specialties and even request thin crust or gluten-free. Or try a unique Oval the highly popular flatbread- like creation invented by Ron. Rounding out the menu are a healthy Kids Menu and also scrumptious Italian specialties like Spaghetti Clams Drunken Shrimp Cappellini and Trofie Al Pesto with trofie pasta imported from Italy. And Rons menu features many specialty appetizers and small plates Sausage Peppers Broccoli Rabe Crab and Artichoke Dip Meatballs Marinara Iceberg Wedge and more A Bar Food Menu also available in dining rooms features Tommy Mac Cheese home- made Sicilian Calamari Chicken Wings Quesadilla Chicken Fingers homemade and Fries and Boneless Wings. SERVICE LOYALTY In addition to healthy food great menu choices and inviting surroundings Rons passion for continuous improvement is also revealed by the restaurants reputation for excellent service. Customer testimonials say it all Helen K. Awesome food and awe- some service Always Victoria V. Food and service are always amazing. You guys blow everyone else out of the water. Mike O. Gluten-free items are perfect for my wife and daughter both have celiac disease. Rons GF items are so delicious not what you find at any other places Fred A. Ex- cellent service great food and an overall positive experience. We had house guests for the weekend and they always ask to go to Rons. When I spoke with Ron concerning such testimonials he proudly shared We take our customer survey and comments se- riously. We follow-up with customers quick- ly many times by the next day and we use responses to make changes. And Ron rewards customer loyalty through Rons Original Customer Klub R.O.C.K. The program includes 25 off every 500 spent monthly drawings with prizes such as gift cards sports tickets etc. a chance to win a cruise for two and four weeks of BOGO Ovals. 25TH ANNIVERSARY A MONUMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT And now you know Rons secret to success and why Rons is celebrating its 25th Anni- versary. Ninety percent of all independent restaurants never make it past the first year and the remaining 10 percent are good or excellent for a while and then gradually fiz- zle out after a few years. This has clearly not happened to Rons Original Bar Grille because Ron Inverso has a formula most restaurants do not follow Getting Better at Getting Better. Ron knows its not good enough to just offer excellent food service and a good location. To Ron success re- quires continuous improvement. Its about Getting Better at Getting Better. CCL Rons Original Bar Grille 74 E. 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The same nationally renowned care that thousands of people have relied upon since we first opened in 1973. Today thanks to the Crozer Burn Center and relentless determination Chase is back to doing what he loves helping others. Adult and pediatric burn care Treatment for soft tissue diseases Outpatient wound care Patient and caregiver burn care education 56 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM I N T E G R AT E D H E A L I N G BY SUSAN I. SHIBER Christine Hayes had an idea that blossomed into a vision. The karmic availability of a building in Paoli took her concept to the noteworthy launch of The Integrated Heal- ing Center a place where mind body and spirit share in good health. Due to a stressful life-changing event Christine realized first-hand the true value of a healing team. Cooperative support physical emotional psychological spiritual guide soothe and help restore body and mind. Why Because discomfort is rarely isolated in one spot. When someone is ill or in pain quality of life may suffer. Or when someone is experiencing a less than ideal quality of life sickness and physical suffer- ing could occur. The Integrated Healing Center which opened in late 2014 provides collaborative care that is distinctively different from other treatment compendia. A team of specialists and experts gather support and embrace each client multi-dimensionally through healing to a state of well-being. This in- tegrated approach is convenient and wel- comed by individuals throughout the five- county region from those in pain to cancer patients to athletes. Christine a graduate of Thomas Jef- ferson University worked in a variety of settings including acute care home care orthopedic private practice and sports med- icine. Although she loved her occupation and was regarded as a master physical ther- apist there was something missing. Many physical therapy practices have an environ- ment which feels too clinical or is so large making it extremely intimidating. There is little to no intimacy for healing. No matter the condition an orthopedic injury or a can- cer diagnosis creating an environment to deliver highly personalized care over patient quotas is paramount. It is the reason I was called to this profession. In 1999 this philosophy inspired Chris- tine to launch her own physical therapy UNDER ONE ROOF Physical Therapy Specialties and Healing Therapies Christine Hayes and Michele Mallon have created a center for collaborative care like no other. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 57 practice in Paoli. At last she could put the pieces together for holistic healing through physical therapy. Christine Hayes Physical Therapy specializes in orthopedics sports medicine health issues for women and men biomechanical foot and ankle exami- nations peripheral joint and spinal mobi- lization and manual therapy techniques. Other specialized treatments include pelvic floor dysfunction lymphedema cancer re- habilitation and orthotic fabrications. The practice is certified in Myofascial Release Active Release Techniques ART Func- tional Movement Assessments FMS SFMA and Manual Lymphatic Drainage MLD. Although Christine calls individual pa- tient evaluations standard these assessments are anything but typical. Testing usually lasts an hour and often features a head-to- toe functional movement assessment. The individuals entire medical history is re- viewed to determine potential obstacles in healing. Among numerous checks are range of motion strength joint mobility and soft tissue impairments. Each person who walks through the door is different and we are dedicated to learning their unique prob- lems and triggers insists Christine. There are no cookbook remedies. Patients receive treatment the first day and return home with an exercise regimen to follow. Our goal is complete and total body care to prevent recurrence of injuries. Christine has incorporated a distinctive niche which also sets the practice apart. When I opened my practice in 1999 very few practices if any were specializing in physical therapy for cancer patients. Cancer- related fatigue CRF debilitating to many was an area most knew little about and was a desperate need in the community she remarks. I joined the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Associa- tion and took courses to elevate my level of understanding within this group. We be- gan educating physicians and nurses about the benefits of cancer rehabilitation post- Professional practitioners of Christine Hayes Physical Therapy and The Integrated Healing Center Cooperative support physical emotional psychological spiritual guide soothe and help restore body and mind. Why Because discomfort is rarely isolated in one spot. 58 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM I N T E G R AT E D H E A L I N G op surgical care for mastectomy and breast reconstruction patients and lymphedema management. Cancer rehabilitation similar to cardiac rehabilitation is a one-on-one ap- proach carefully monitored to restore ener- gy levels. Patients feel better physically and emotionally which translates into improved quality of life Christine Hayes Physical Therapy thrived as patients praised the practice its person- al methodology and exceptional special- ists. After eight years Christine outgrew space and almost on cue an attractive 5500-square-foot home went on the mar- ket nearby. Christine purchased the build- ing retrofitted it with a three-story elevator relocated her physical therapy practice and continued to attract people who appreciate care that goes beyond traditional. In 2007 Christine Hayes Physical Thera- py opened on the third floor of this beauti- fully renovated home. Christine never lost sight of her dream to open a full-service healing center to meet multiple needs in a single setting. When spacious quarters be- came available on the buildings second floor in 2014 she began inviting specialists Dr. Nancy McCarel a licensed psychologist and board certified biofeedback practitioner and her staff of three other licensed psychologists provide psychotherapy and biofeedback services to children adolescents and adults. Their psychotherapy approach helps patients decrease symptoms from anxiety depression stress or physical illness. In addition to her role as The Integrated Healing Center director Michele Mallon is a Barbara Brennan Healing Science Practitioner. Bettina Becker Licensed Massage Therapist Certified Pilates Instructor and Franklin Method Educator CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 59 to bring their businesses to the site. I hand- selected each therapist and took my time selecting and bringing this team together. Each therapist had to be the right fit to cre- ate the healing dynamic I envisioned. With those objectives met The Integrated Heal- ing Center became reality. A reality unlike any other. Upon entering the first surprise is an aura that envelops you with warmth and im- mediately dispels thoughts of sterile clinics or therapist offices. Michele Mallon The In- tegrated Healing Center director as well as a talented artist produced an environment of beauty and serenity. Plants and her origi- nal paintings are throughout the building. Youre at home and youre safe. Christine Hayes Physical Therapy and The Integrated Healing Center were awarded the Paoli Busi- ness Professional Association Beautifica- tion Award for transformation of the former residential dwelling into an integrated home for medical and therapy practices. The Integrated Healing Center is com- prised of a team of independent therapists. It blends conventional healing methods with alternative approaches to facilitate the bodys innate recuperative response. The healing process is a partnership between pa- tient and collaborative practitioners which considers all factors that can influence health wellness and disease such as mind body and spirit. Communication between practitioners is essential in the healing pro- cess and the combined modalities can be extraordinary for those in need. OVERVIEW OF THERAPIES BARBARA BRENNAN HEALING THERAPY MICHELE MALLON BHSP In addition to her role as The Integrated Healing Center director Michele Mallon is a Barbara Brennan Healing Science Practi- tioner. Brennan Healing Therapy is based on highly specialized skills performed by lay- ing hands on the body and its related ener- gy fields to help the client restore balance health and well-being. Brennan Healing Therapy clients include individuals recov- ering from physical injuries cancer-related fatigue and other obstacles such as stress. ACUPUNCTURE TALIA MALKA LAc RAc Talia Malka has a very diverse background in many healing modalities and is highly skilled in orthopedic acupuncture advanced pulse diagnosis herbal medicine and more. At SEROCK CATERING we pride ourselves in creating any type of event to meet our clients vision personality and style creating events that range from classic elegance modern flair or rustic chic our goal is to cater to your ideas and needs while crafting an exceptional memorable experience. J O H N S E R O C K C A T E R I N G Weddings Social Gatherings Cocktail Parties Corporate Events Celebrations Galas Benefits 60 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM I N T E G R AT E D H E A L I N G She has been in practice over 30 years treating pa- tients with a wide array of maladies from auto im- mune disorders such as multiple sclerosis chronic fatigue and cancer to sports injuries and chronic muscular imbalances. She is a senior student of Jiang Jing the head of the Dong Han medical lineage of acupuncture and is one of only a handful of practi- tioners trained in this system in depth pulse diagnosis. PSYCHOLOGY NANCY MCCAREL PhD BCB BCN Dr. Nancy McCarel a licensed psychologist and board certified biofeedback practitioner brought her established practice to Paoli to become a part of this innovative center in the spring of 2015. Nancy and her staff of three other licensed psychologists provide psychotherapy and biofeedback services to children adolescents and adults. Their psychotherapy approach helps patients decrease symptoms from anxiety de- pression stress or physical illness. Biofeedback teach- es self-regulation and calming skills through awareness revealed while using specialized equipment. The Integrated Healing Center will be holding 150-minute medical clinics each month this year. For a set fee individuals receive diagnostic testing and therapies from all providers. For details and dates visit MainlineIntegratedHealing.com. Pilates is great therapy for rehabilitation patients and non- movers suggests Jennifer Bergh. Sandra Gargus a certified health coach offers creative solutions to potential obstacles. Talia Malka has a very diverse background in many healing modalities and is highly skilled in orthopedic acupuncture advanced pulse diagnosis herbal medicine and more. Pictured with Talia right is Brigid Meagher. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 61 CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY BRIGID MEAGHER LMT Craniosacral Therapy a deep yet gentle hands-on form of bodywork follows the rhythm of cerebrospinal fluid and how it in- fluences the entire body. As a result of treat- ment the brain and central nervous system are efficiently cleansed of toxins and nour- ished with essential nutrients. All the body systems relax release and self-correct. As I connect with the inner wisdom of clients their bodies guide the session as it unfolds says Brigid. To honor their unique process of healing is very empowering. FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT YOGA CHRISTINE STURGIS PTA FMS CERTIFIED Functional movements are those based on real-world situational biomechanics. These functional movements involve multiplanar and multi-joint motions which challenge the bodys core musculature. Christine St- urgis who is a licensed physical therapist assistant has taught yoga for more than 20 years. She is also certified in the Func- tional Movement System. Christine is teach- ing both individual and group movement classes. MASSAGE SARA FORTUNATO LMT PTA CLT-UE Specializing in Therapeutic Swedish and Hot Stone massage Sara Fortunato has been with The Integrated Healing Center since its inception and in physical therapy as a physical therapy assistant since 2008. She is also certified in Lymphedema MLD. I like the teamwork and concept of treat- ing the whole body she notes. Saras mas- sage technique is designed to relieve anxiety insomnia and stress. She also offers Reflex- ology Lymphatics and Aroma Touch cus- tomized services. NUTRITIONYOGA SANDRA GARGUS CHHC Sandra Gargus a certified health coach of- fers creative solutions to potential obstacles. I partner with my clients to explore differ- ent dietary and lifestyle approaches which can inspire sustainable change. Strategies for making health-supportive eating plea- surable practical and specific for you meld with stress-releasing tools. To further address self-nourishment Sandra presents Svaroopa Yoga a non-athletic style of Hatha that is therapeutic supportive and meditative. PILATES JENNIFER BERGH BETTINA BECKER LMT Pilates is great therapy for rehabilitation patients and non-movers suggests Jenni- fer Bergh. It also assists athletes to enhance performance. Pilates is for everybody adds Bettina Becker. We tailor each ses- sion to the individual. The Integrated Heal- ing Centers Pilates sessions strengthen and lengthen deep muscles located closest to the spine through a series of concentrated exer- cises. Reformer and Mat exercise programs are available for private and group classes. Bettina specializes in Pilates and the Frank- lin Method which teaches the practical ele- ments of body design concentrating on im- agery for maximum efficiency. The Franklin Method is cutting-edge among movement professionals and is acclaimed by athletes and dancers. Bettina is also a licensed mas- sage therapist and sees clients for this mo- dality as well. 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First in region featuring 4th-generation Smartlipo TriPlex Cellulaze PrecisionTx PicoSure and SculpSure BEFORE AFTER BEFORE AFTER BEFORE AFTER BEFORE AFTER BEFORE AFTER BEFORE AFTER 64 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM C O V E R S T O R Y BY SUSAN I. SHIBER History buffs are well-versed on the bounty of Bens daily to-do lists. His work ethic is the foundation of excellence. The American statesman scientist and inven- tor would surely stand up and take admi- rable notice of Linda Goldstein a latter- day edition of a busy person performing above the peak of impeccability. Linda grew up in New Jersey sur- rounded by a family of problem-solving perfectionists. My grandfather built and renovated homes in Teaneck and he was dedicated to details. Every square foot had to pass his meticulous inspections. He accomplished this by moving his family in as he completed the work. My mom got so used to relocating that she rear- ranged dcor in our house on a regular basis. Some days Id come home from school and every room was different re- marks Goldstein with a laugh. I believe I learned vicariously from my grandfather and as a result recognize subtle hidden highlights in client homes today. High school was filled with numerous pursuits and activities. It was also where she met Barry Goldstein who would be- come her husband. The couple continued to date and ultimately married while he studied at Villanova University School of Law. The young wifes innate entrepreneur- ial energy burgeoned when an opportuni- ty arose to assume the lease of The Lemon Tree an art gallery and frame shop in Val- ley Forge Shopping Center. Not content to merely sell prints and frames Linda changed the stores name to The HangUp and expanded its merchandise mix to in- clude custom framing flowers plants and terrariums. Outside baskets brimming over with fresh daisies attracted walk-in traffic and uniquely beautiful floral ar- rangements brought in wedding and prom clients as well as business from the Hilton Hotel across bustling Route 202. Soon she outgrew her small shop and moved to larger space in the shopping center. I carried pottery for the plants and showcased local artisans crafts on con- signment recalls Linda. I inaugurated the Plant of the Month and encouraged people to buy greenery to enhance their home environment. In addition I wrote a monthly newsletter and held plant par- ties at customers homes. Guests gathered to learn how to decorate with plants and If you want something done ask a busy person. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Superlative Service ... Passionate Enthusiasm ... SUBLIME SATISFACTION CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 65 how to care for flowers. It was a very busy store and an exciting time in my life. As The HangUp grew so did Lindas family. Carrie and Amy were born two years apart. To- day Carrie is general manager of LPGA Hotel and Conference Center in Daytona Beach Florida. Amy expecting a third child is vice president of merchan- dising for JOIE a Manhattan-based womens ap- parel manufacturer inspired by Southern Califor- nias lifestyle. The time came for Linda to sell the store and become a stay-at-home mom. However she didnt actually stay home. The girls were in preschool at The Tarleton Day School in Berwyn. She decided to utilize her business experience and became actively involved in the school. She served as President of the Mothers Association and organized available moth- ers to help create programs to enhance Tarletons curriculum. One example was a library program which encouraged parents to visit for an hour each week and read a book to the children. Linda also cre- ated fundraising events including Casino Night and the Christmas Bazaar to help the school financially and contribute much-needed additions. A new play- ground was a direct result of Lindas dedica- tion and effort. Tarleton days came to an end when Lin- das daughters moved on to The Baldwin School and her next endeavor took her to the legendary Doo Wop Historic District of the Wildwoods. The family purchased Eden Roc Motel an icon illuminated by vintage dcor and an original kidney-shaped swim- ming pool. A follower of a Doo Wop-devot- ed website fondly reminisces about a place so sparkling clean you could eat off the floor. In order to ensure such a pristine environ- ment Linda moved to the motel. She served as treasurer of the Greater Wildwood Ho- tel Motel Association and was highly re- spected by local business owners. You were the only motel or hotel owner who sent their guests to our businesses comments one proprietor. Naturally I directed our guests to stores restaurants and entertainment venues points out Linda. Tourist attractions fish- ing speed boating bike rentals boardwalk activities restaurants Cape May shows Doo Wop tours the Cape May County Park Marie is among the multitude of clients who rely on Lindas Country Cleaners but the relationship transcends a business transaction. Her home is a breathtaking Tuscany estate. Linda emphasizes Each client is different and I relish understanding their goals and providing singular solutions. 66 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM C O V E R S T O R Y Zoo and casino limos were all part of the daily planning I completed for our guests. I always asked individuals about desired ac- tivities and provided suggestions where they could enjoy leisure times buy swimwear or sample certain foods. I learned a lot about peoples needs from 18 years at Eden Roc. Enhancing the guest experience was essen- tial to me. I took photos of every single guest and made postcards or t-shirts for them as souvenirs. During Lindas tenure all parking spaces were filled each day Eden Roc was open. I was determined to be the premier concierge stresses Linda. If I couldnt provide a ser- vice or product I immediately found some- one who could. I made sure our staff was the very best too. I hired men and women who cared for the motel with a devotion akin to homeowners. This diligence prepared me for my responsibility today to take care of peo- ples needs and match talented professionals to proper tasks. INSTINCTIVELY INNOVATIVE Observing her employees blossom inspired the entrepreneur to launch Lindas Country Cleaners and Country Painting. She got the chance in 1982 when her cleaning service at home closed. Linda managed both busi- nesses concurrently but had visions of what the second firm could become. To make that happen she returned to Pennsylvania and eventually sold Eden Roc. With the same gusto Linda became known for in Valley Forge Shopping Cen- ter her daughters schools and the Jersey Shore she invigorated the residential and commercial cleaning industry. Homes re- quire attention beyond soap mops and vacuums and she resolved to provide a full menu of reliable services. She added paint- ers window and power washers plumbers electricians carpet cleaners and installers. Word of the marvelous dedication to home details spread and requests multiplied. Soon contractors deck restoration special- ists landscapers hardscapers and stone masons even party servers joined the cadre. For all interior and exterior touches both everyday and specialized Lindas Country Cleaners and Country Painting became and still is the go-to source. My range of experience enables me to be a good business person and to relate ex- tremely well with clientele comments Linda with candor.I have a passion for my profes- sion and its rewarding to see the company CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 67 grow and transform. Change is a necessity. I frequently revise business plans to make Lindas Country Cleaners better and more accessible. As an entrepreneur I constantly ask myself how to improve services for cus- tomers. People recognize these changes and respond with gratitude. Each client is differ- ent and I relish understanding their goals and providing singular solutions. This is ab- solutely not a job. Every morning I wake up to the first day in the rest of my life. CHERISHING BEAUTY Marie is among the multitude of clients who rely on Lindas Country Cleaners but the re- lationship transcends a business transaction. Her home is a breathtaking Tuscany estate which continues to undergo construction in authentic stages such as the collection of impressive artifacts and fixtures which were shipped by container from Italy. To preserve these treasures Marie completed rigorous due diligence before hiring Lindas Country Cleaners. My mother read an article about the business in Chester County Life says Ma- rie. She knew we were looking for a top- quality cleaning company and suggested I call. I interviewed four companies but wish I had met Linda first. I doubt if I would have even contacted the others. When I asked one service about the care of travertine floors the response was Well look into that. An- other interviewee replied in the same man- ner when questioned about exposed beams in the great room. Linda however had all the right answers. The movers left a giant gouge in our brand new floor and she knew exactly who would perform an excellent re- pair job. Linda determined which one of her work- ers would be a good fit and scheduled her to maintain the house on a weekly basis. She washed our outside windows and we didnt even ask exclaims Marie. There are so many facets to our home and time is a com- modity I dont have. She takes care of every- thing. I couldnt be happier. She is already like a member of our family. Another asset for Marie is Lindas count- less contacts. No matter what the conun- drum or chore she has an ideal candidate for the task. I dont think there is anyone she doesnt know for every nuance of a home insists Marie. Plus she is such a sweet and personable woman. She immedi- ately made me feel comfortable and instilled confidence. There is no one else quite like Linda. Clients of Lindas Country Cleaners who call on its owner for fewer tasks far less fre- quently extol its services often in distinc- tive ways. Please thank every single one of the ladies who were at our house extols one woman. I was too gobsmacked at how beautiful everything looked to properly say goodbye and thank you. It was a plea- sure to have them in our home. They were polite respectful cheerful and extremely hard working. Both my husband and I are thrilled. These clients and hundreds more call on Lindas firm for weekly biweekly or monthly housecleaning. The experienced cleaning crew also tackles move-in move- out and construction cleaning. ADVANCING RESIDENTIAL SALES Area realtors brokers and owners selling their houses frequently compliment Linda. Residential sales close more quickly with proper presentation. She analyzes the prop- PREPARE FOR THE ROAD AHEAD Navigating life events and the changing financial landscape can be challenging especially during times of uncertainty. Retirees and corporate executives find our specialized expertise and comprehensive approach particularly valuable. Let an independent financial advisor help you craft a customized plan built solely around whats important to you. 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There are so many facets to our home and time is a commodity I dont have. She takes care of everything. I couldnt be happier. She is already like a member of our family. No matter what the conundrum or chore Linda has an ideal candidate for the task. I dont think there is anyone she doesnt know for every nuance of a home. Plus she is such a sweet and personable woman. She immediately made me feel comfortable and instilled confidence. There is no one else quite like Linda. MARIE CLIENT CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 69 erty and ascertains if major repairs and re- placements are necessary or if a few tweaks are the only improvements needed. A new client couldnt wait to email Linda with good news. Within three-and-a-half hours after your cleaning team left we re- ceived our first of three offers. Two more came today. Two were above asking price and one matched it. The house is sold with many thanks to the four ladies who cleaned it the three men who painted it the wash- er who made the windows sparkle and the landscapers who ensured the yard looked fantastic. Thank you. Linda visits every home and evaluates what measures are necessary to make it meet realtor or owner objectives. We prepare houses to allow prospective buyers to walk in and say I want to live here. Sometimes a simple paint job is enough. Other situations require extensive cleaning repairs replace- ments and more. We do it all. If carpets cant be cleaned or fixtures and appliances are outdated we replace with new ones. We often stage houses with existing furniture or rentals. This approach reaps profits time af- ter time. A recent home called for painting land- scaping floor refinishing sliding door re- placement and the installation of rubber tile in the garage. Top-to-bottom cleaning and window washing completed the list. Linda went a step further and recommended two consignment shops to the owners. I suggest- ed they take photos of pieces they wanted to consign in order to expedite the process. I told this family as I do others not to under- estimate their belongings and not to show any until everyone is absolutely certain what is for sale. I provide all the options not just what Lindas Country Cleaners offers em- phasizes Linda. PRESERVING PEACE OF MIND Among these liberal options are adapting homes for older residents who wish to age in place or preparing dwellings for those plan- ning to move to a retirement community. Again Linda travels extra miles with fami- lies before during and after the transition. Its not unusual for her to visit some of the facilities being considered. More often than not I recommend the move she says. 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And the children have the peace of mind that their parents will be safe. Gone are worries that they may fall and not be able to call for help. In difficult times peppered with tough choices Linda provides solace. She under- stands and cares about the family. It is a comfort to know there is someone to reach out to who is not directly affected by what is ahead. ENRICHING THE COMMUNITY No day is too long for Linda to ignore the betterment of her business location. She is actively involved in Paoli Business Profes- sional Association as secretary and co-chairs its annual dinner. Each year we choose an organization to benefit from our Awards Banquet and Silent Auction she notes. Last fall we raised 10000 for Paoli and Tredyffrin Libraries. Libraries are so vital to us and without funds many wonderful pro- grams are lost. Linda also serves as secretary of Paoli Blues Fest the October concert and street fair that brings thousands of people to town. The Blues Fest has put Paoli on the map she says with pride. Its very important to be more than just a person with a busi- ness. I want to know other business people support the community and create a better place. Im putting myself out there to make a difference. I think clients appreciate this volunteerism too. Im more than just a per- son they call to have their houses cleaned or painted. Linda cares for her own home in Wayne with the same enthusiasm. I have a large and beautiful koi pond which I have cul- tivated over the years. There are nine stun- ning koi swimming about. I have also been blessed with a green thumb since my plant florist store days and enjoy raising indoor species and outdoor gardens. Other joys Linda cherishes are reading imaginative cooking and her dog Bailey. He is my shadow and we walk every morn- ing before work and in the evening with my neighborhood dog-walking group. Two months of RR in Florida and visiting with high school and college friends round out my richly full life she concludes. A fitting alliteration to characterize Linda is protean prolific professional and phil- anthropic. All who know her resonate these adjectives and add a few more. Linda is a person who makes others feel special. Why Because to her they are remarkable. And to everyone who meets her she is above and beyond extraordinary. CCL Lindas Country Cleaners and Country Painting 136 W. Lancaster Ave. Ste. 1 Paoli PA 19301 610.644.9262 LindasCountryCleaners.com CONTINUE YOUR STORY AT MERIDIAN CA L L U S O R E X P LO R E O N L I N E TO DAY Your next chapter holds more time for you with Meridian at Eagleview. Opening Summer 2016 Chester Countys finest brand-new luxury 55 apartment residences offer a first class way of life. Imagine having an extraordinary array of resort-style amenities and the convenience of the vibrant Eagleview Town Center right outside your door. 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Each student gains individualized support for hisher learning needs while rising to the challenges of a college-prep curriculum. The result Confident capable students who find success in college and life. At the heart of Woodlyndes distinct abil- ity to help students with learning needs is its Literacy Institute. Five years ago Head of School Dr. Christopher Fulco noticed that people from all over the Delaware Val- ley were coming to Woodlynde specifically to see Certified Reading Specialist Penny Moldofsky a dynamic 46-year teaching veteran who worked with Lower School students. Because of Pennys great repu- tation with helping students learn to read especially those with reading challenges I envisioned this wonderful potential that was only being utilized by one-third of our school population explains Dr. Fulco. We founded the Literacy Institute so that Pen- nys strong expertise knowledge and skill at teaching kids for whom reading is really difficult would be utilized throughout our entire school community. Founded and directed by Moldofsky the Literacy Institute at Woodlynde has The Literacy Institute at Woodlynde School EMPOWERING STUDENTS TEACHERS AND PARENTS Five years ago Head of School Dr. Christopher Fulco noticed that people from all over the Delaware Valley were coming to Woodlynde specifically to see Certified Reading Specialist Penny Moldofsky. At the heart of Woodlyndes distinct ability to help students with learning needs is its Literacy Institute founded and directed by Moldofsky a dynamic 46-year teaching veteran. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 73 strategies but I didnt have anything avail- able that really taught the coding process as effectively as we needed she continued. I wanted a more logical system that with practice would build from one level to the next so that I could train not only students but teachers who would know exactly what to do why and how. She became acquainted with Barbara Wilson founder of the Wilson Reading Sys- tem a research-based intensive reading and writing program for students in grades two through 12 and adults who are un- able to learn to read through conventional teaching methods. Students who benefit from this program are those whom require multisensory language instruction or inten- sive structured literacy instruction due to a language-based learning disability such as dyslexia. This highly structured program teaches students five areas of reading pho- nemic awareness phonics fluency vocabu- lary and comprehension in a systematic cumulative manner where they master each step before moving on to the next. Penny completed the full Wilson Lan- guage Training program and determined that this system would be perfect for Wood- lynde students. I had the teachers choose a student who was the least likely to learn Penny has impacted Woodlynde students in profound ways. One of the most fulfilling feats is to see our students graduate and go on to become educators in reading helping others who have reading challenges as some of them have done. DR. CHRISTOPER FULCO HEAD OF SCHOOL WOODLYNDE SCHOOL three main functions offering systematic multisensory reading instruction for all Woodlynde students furnishing top-level professional development for teachers and parent training through a speaker series which hosts nationally recognized professionals in the field of learning dif- ferences. This is my lifes passion notes Moldofsky. I teach four or five groups of students a day and train a significant size group of adults to become reading special- ists in the evenings. When I came to Woodlynde I devel- oped materials for reading comprehension 74 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM E D U C AT I O N Building Children and Adolescents was presented by Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg. Pictured with Dr. Ginsburg center are Penny Moldofsky and Dr. Christopher Fulco Head of School. The Woodlynde School Literacy Institutes yearly Speaker Series provides parents teachers and the general public with opportunities for understanding and empowerment. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 75 how to read she reflects. He had ADD in addition to a speech and language problem. At first I thought we were not going to be successful but three months into the pro- gram he started to catch on and was read- ing multisyllabic words. He finished the program and graduated from college I was honored to attend his graduation. We have countless stories of students just like him. It doesnt matter if they are reluctant anyone can teach a willing student but I like stu- dents who are not willing so I can utilize the process. Penny has impacted Woodlynde stu- dents in profound ways adds Dr. Fulco. One of the most fulfilling feats is to see our students graduate and go on to become educators in reading helping others who have reading challenges as some of them have done. It is important to remember that reading differences and disabilities have ab- solutely no impact on intelligence. Students here at Woodlynde who are benefitting from the Literacy Institute have an average or well above average IQ. These are intelligent kids with the intellect to be great students who are absolutely capable of going on to 2nd 3rd april first come for the EXPERIENCE stay for the CLOTHES 5001 West Chester Pike Newtown Square Pa 19073 610.356.1566 www.boutiquew.co E D U C AT I O N 76 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM Woodlynde is known in the Delaware Valley region as well as throughout the nation for being a school where teachers have a strong interest and the capability to help students for whom reading is difficult. We are able to provide them with the tools they need to be successful with highly challenging learners. This is all attributed to Penny. DR. CHRISTOPER FULCO HEAD OF SCHOOL WOODLYNDE SCHOOL CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 77 college and obtaining great jobs. They sim- ply need the right program. One of only six WILSON Accredited Partner schools in the county Woodlyndes Literacy Institute renders student screen- ings to determine if the need for intensive or small group reading instruction is necessary. Each students progress is closely monitored through frequent evaluations and teacher support. Student success with the Wilson Reading System begins with teacher knowl- edge. The time effort and study involved in order to become a certified Wilson Reading System instructor are considerable. We have teachers from public private and parochial schools as well as interme- diate units come here for Wilson Language Training adds Dr. Fulco. Woodlynde is known in the Delaware Valley region as well as throughout the nation for being a school where teachers have a strong inter- est and the capability to help students for whom reading is difficult. We are able to provide them with the tools they need to be successful with highly challenging learners. This is all attributed to Penny. The Literacy Institutes yearly Speaker Series provides parents teachers and the general public with opportunities for un- derstanding and empowerment. Wood- lynde scours the country for high interest nationally known speakers and hosts free events open to the community addressing issues such as family relationships motiva- tion resilience ADHD child temperament homework and mindfulness to name a few. Upcoming events include From Uncertain- ty to Coping Using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to Help Anxious Kids Find Resil- ience and Inner Strength by Drs. Deborah Ledley and Lynn Siqueland and Lost in the Tech Effect Strategies for Successful Work- Family-Life Integration by Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair visit Woodlyndes website for more information. For parents of children who learn differ- ently and the professionals who serve them Woodlyndes Literacy Institute proves to be an exceptional resource throughout the Delaware Valley. I wake up every morning and realize that I love my occupation adds Penny. And I get to witness a miracle every day CCL Woodlynde School 445 Upper Gulph Rd. Strafford PA 19087 610.687.9660 Woodlynde.org 78 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM E D U C AT I O N Creating Changemakers WESTTOWN SCHOOL In upholding its Quaker values of personal integrity equality social responsibility and peacemaking Westtown is honored to have been selected as a Changemaker School by Ashoka the largest global network of 3000 leading social entrepreneurs which works to create systematic change for the good of all with a platform of addressing social problems. BY JULIA KRUMENACKER What if every child emerged from high school with a strong sense of social respon- sibility empathy leadership and steward- ship The world would undoubtedly be a better place. At Westtown School these con- victions are at the heart of every students educational experience. Thats why academ- ic rigor is only one part of the Westtown way. A setting where kids are inspired and empowered to solve problems with empathy and compassion Westtown School carves the way for its students to live lifestyles of meaning and contribution. How do Westtown students develop such a keen awareness of community and ser- CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 79 vice By living it. With a mission of inspiring and preparing its graduates to be stewards and leaders of a better world Westtown positions action at the center of learning. A private co-ed PreK-12 college-prep Quak- er day and boarding school in West Ches- ter Westtown School provides a diverse and challenging curriculum while remaining committed to character education and inno- vation. With a unique approach that priori- tizes human action over traditional learning methods often measured by written exams students become changemakers with the confidence and conviction to face challenges by achieving meaningful transformation. In upholding its Quaker values of per- sonal integrity equality social responsibil- ity and peacemaking Westtown is honored to have been selected as a Changemaker School by Ashoka the largest global net- work of 3000 leading social entrepreneurs which works to create systematic change for the good of all with a platform of ad- dressing social problems. This designation demonstrates that our students can actually make a difference in the world explains Dr. Margaret Haviland Assistant Head of School for Faculty and Programs. They are not just learning and thriving in the class- room but utilizing these realized opportuni- ties to positively affect their surroundings. Westtowns action-based education and emphasis on design thinking aim to acti- vate every childs passion curiosity and social awareness. As they learn to respond to challenges complex questions and prob- lems students are inspired to work for the betterment of the wider community. Design thinking combines the subjective inquiry of the humanities the objective truth-seeking of the sciences and the creative and open- ended investigation of art and engineering. This advancement takes very different forms in age-appropriate ways throughout the school yet the message is always the same students are at the center of their learning and encouraged to immerse themselves in real-world problem-solving with an empha- sis on empathy. Examples of action-based learning range from first-graders studying rain forests for- mulating their own series of fundraisers and donating the money to a specific or- ganization that helps keep the rain forests Westtowns Upper School offers day and boarding options. 80 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM E D U C AT I O N safe to a similar second grade project to help preserve the coral reef. Lower School students recently participated in a service project where they collected shoes in par- ticular cleats for their sister school in Gha- na where the kids love to play soccer but do so barefoot in order to preserve their shoes. In the Middle School seventh-graders recently spent time interviewing individu- als who have experienced injustice in their lives writing a response and weaving these occurrences into service projects. Addition- ally eighth grade students worked together to build a functional windmill after read- ing the novel The Boy Who Harnessed the The third grade study of Africa encompasses history geography animal life and culture. Transportation is offered to all Westtown students. Westtown School offers robotics and computer science in Lower Middle and Upper School. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 81 Wind an inspiring story by William Kam- kwamba about a boy who endeavored to single-handedly bring electricity and run- ning water to his poverty-stricken town in Malawi. Projects are always open-ended student-led and have real-world outcomes. In Upper School students take an even more in-depth approach to creating a pur- poseful effect in connection with an area of personal interest. Students are encouraged to think deeply and generate a significant im- pact. Westtowns Deep Dive Program focus- es on ways in which students can derive an area of personal interest relate it to the cur- riculum and showcase their work through a two-year capstone project. Areas of focus in- clude global leadership global sustainability and social entrepreneurship. In the Advanced Scientific Research class students are cur- rently working on extensive projects in con- nection with off-campus partners research scientists local universities hospitals and In the Paoli Shopping Center by ACME STOP IN OR CALL TODAY FOR ALL THE DETAILS How do Westtown students develop such a keen awareness of community and service By living it. Students are inspired to work for the betterment of the wider community. The Senior Project challenges students to have a powerful voice in their education and development as learners and individuals. During the Tiny House project students designed and built an off-the-grid mobile miniature house. 82 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM E D U C AT I O N Westtowns action-based education and emphasis on design thinking aim to activate every childs passion curiosity and social awareness. Westtown School currently enrolls students from 18 states and 18 countries. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 83 leading pharmaceutical companies to name a few such as isolating a gene that could be used to identify toxins or experimenting with a potential drug that rivals the current treatment for ovarian cancer. These are highly motivated students who want time in their day to pursue these projects furthers Dr. Haviland. This is a great way for a stu- dent who has a passion to synthesize the entirety of their learning at Westtown into a project that he or she can discuss with col- lege officers or future employers. A Westtown education encourages stu- dents to honor scholarship artistic expres- sion and citizenship while inspiring them to serve others. As concerned and respon- sible members of their community and the world Westtown students are compelled to become involved collaborate and trans- form problems into solutions. They are motivated to move into the world and lead purpose-driven careers bringing passion to their professions and becoming agents of positive change. With the determination and rare confidence to stand up for their beliefs and create change students graduate from Westtown with the desire to continually improve themselves and the world around them with the ability to accomplish amaz- ing undertakings. CCL Westtown School 975 Westtown Rd. West Chester PA 19382 610.399.0123 Westtown.edu Weaver Mulch has been the exclusive mulch supplier for DeVoe Enterprises for the past seven years for one simple reason Quality. 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In addition to White Horse Villages at- tractive variety of activities another major plus for the Mennigs is the communitys lo- cation. The main reason we moved here says Alan is because it is so close to Tyler Arboretum and Ridley Creek State Park. Our son lives in Wallingford which is very near. We contemplated a move to retirement apartments but White Horse Village pro- vides so many benefits. We relish the layout of the community and grounds. Being able to plant a garden and step outside the door of our spacious villa to enjoy the flowers is wonderful. But I digress. Back to the butterflies. There is something magical about monarch butterflies. They are absolutely beautiful boasting diaphanous wings of brilliant or- ange and black. Watching them flit and flut- ter among flowers is a relaxing and happy way to spend an afternoon. Its fun to imag- ine monarchs travels and adventures. But those musings pale in contrast to the butter- flys true biography as told by the Mennigs. Barbaras enchantment with butterflies began in childhood. My siblings and I had collections and Alan and I expanded our in- terest when we got involved with Tyler Ar- boretums Butterfly program. Tyler is a wonderful 650-acre botani- cal treasure juxtaposed with Ridley Creek State Park continues Alan. Its a great place for kids to learn and for adults to ex- Alan and Barbara Mennig residents of White Horse Village have countless chronicles to share this one features monarch butterflies. Alans wit and Barbaras observations weave a fascinating story. Every time I visit White Horse Village I meet engaging knowledgeable residents with captivating tales to tell. Alan and Barbara Mennig top the list. Although the couple who will celebrate their 50th wed- ding anniversary this August has countless chronicles to share this one features mon- arch butterflies. Alans wit and Barbaras ob- servations weave a fascinating story. She is a former elementary school teach- er which proves to be an asset as she dis- cusses the mystique of the monarch. Alan a business accountant is the consummate fact checker. They have a full calendar both on and off White Horse Village grounds. Barbara reads writes sews and loves na- ture. Her husband also a nature enthusiast enjoys gardening freshwater fishing and classic movies. They co-chair the White 86 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM S E N I O R L I V I N G Right Alan removes larvae caterpillars from the milkweed and places them in the rearing box then adds plenty of host branches for them to eat until they are ready to pupate. Above Barbara and Alan releasing a monarch CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 87 perience nature. We were asked to assem- ble a group to monitor and supervise the butterflies. The Butterfly House Manage- ment Team BHMT is comprised of five volunteers with us as leads. Our main pur- pose is to help people understand the life cycle of the butterfly. Visitors from 5 to 95 are enthralled. Barbara and I dont consid- er ourselves experts but we do have a deep interest.We love learning she adds. For example monarchs overwinter in Mexico heading to the same locale each year. Another interesting fact is how to determine if a monarch is male or female. If you look closely you will note thicker veins in the wings of one butterfly. That is the female. The male has thinner veins and a bulbous dot on one of the inner veins of the hind wing. This dot is the pheromone- producing scent gland which is used to at- tract a mate. The Mennigs association with the Ty- ler Arboretum intensified their fondness for butterflies. To augment the monarch popu- lation Alan followed Tylers template and erected two rearing boxes measuring 24 by 18 by 12 inches. He planted a variety of WORRELLS B u t c h E R S h O p Beef Fresh Poultry Pork Lamb Veal Featuring Bell Evans Organic Poultry Loags Corner TurkeysDietz Watson Meats ChesterCountys Finest Full-ServiceButcherShop Prime Rib Roast this Weekend Malvern Shopping Center 111W. King Street Malvern PA 19355 610.644.9266 For the busy shopper call in and pick up your order S E N I O R L I V I N G 88 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM flowers and an abundance of swamp milk- weed in their backyard garden. The mon- arch only lays eggs one at a time on the underside of milkweed leaves explains Alan. They are not so particular about sources of nectar but if they dont drop the eggs on milkweed caterpillars will die. The female butterfly moves about from plant to plant and a chemical reaction in her feet which is where she tastes guides her to the proper host landing. Monarchs rarely make mistakes he insists. Alan removes larvae caterpillars from the milkweed and places them in the rear- ing box then adds plenty of host branches for them to eat until they are ready to pu- pate. Their only task is to eat and grow chuckles Barbara. Hanging upside down in a J shape the young caterpillar begins its first instar. The second instar shows the initial stages of molting or shedding skin it doesnt grow with them and gets too tight. This process occurs five times before the caterpillar is ready to pupate and form the chrysa- lis which is also called pupa. The pupa is striking in its vivid green beauty. Little The process of tagging and recording monarchs The Mennigs share their butterfly-friendly plantings with many White Horse Village residents and staff members. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 89 golden bumps enhance the top in its final days it becomes delicately transparent. After approximately five to 15 days the butterfly is ready to emerge. Its wings are very wet and it cannot yet fly. It pumps flu- ids from its abdomen through wing veins causing expansion to full size. After it is dry the baby exercises flight muscles and soars in splendor. The metamorphosis is like giv- ing birth only a lot easier suggests Barbara with a laugh. It makes us proud to be part of it. Tagging is the next step for the Mennigs. Alans task is to attach a miniscule label to the monarch. Barbara records the informa- tion which includes the tag number sex of the butterfly release date tagging loca- tion and either a wild or reared designa- tion. This data is sent to MonarchWatch. org and butterflies are released. We may release one a day two a day or a dozen but not all at once points out Alan. We raised and tagged 185 monarchs in 2015 a record for us. This news is positive because of the re- cent history of monarch migration. Alan clarifies Going back to 2012 and 2013 the number of monarchs in Mexico ready to migrate north declined by approximately 90 percent. It hadbeen steadilydecreas- ing but those years were an astronomical drop. Its believed a good portion of the problem stems from lack of milkweed. Ag- ricultural engineers have successfully bred crops to be resistant to herbicides. Farmers thus spray fields without fear of disturbing their harvest. The weed deterrent kills milk- weed that normally grows between rows of plantings. No milkweed no place for mon- archs to lay their eggs and hence no but- terflies. Alan is pleased to report that farmers scientists and politicians are becoming aware of the dilemma and pursuing ad- ditional plans to increase the number of monarchs. According to several online news sites a national strategy was introduced last year to increase the monarch popula- tion as well as to mitigate honeybee loss and restore bee and butterfly habitats. The program establishes a butterfly migration corridor or flyway from Mexico to Canada. The U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be re- sponsible for rehabilitating butterfly habi- tats along I-35. The dual goal is to protect monarchs from extinction and save crops. After all remarks Alan butterflies are among the top pollinators. The Mennigs share their butterfly-friend- ly plantings with many White Horse Village residents and staff members. They also de- liver butterfly presentations in the commu- nitys auditorium and invite residents to par- ticipate in tagging and releasing monarchs. To further help monarchs flourish the Men- nigs encourage people to plant milkweed in their gardens. It looks lovely and the result is even greater more butterflies concludes Alan. CCL White Horse Village 535 Gradyville Rd. Newtown Square PA 19073 610.558.5000 WhiteHorseVillage.org Tyler Arboretum 515 Painter Rd. Media PA 19063 610.566.9134 TylerArboretum.org Auto Homes Vacation Homes Boat Art Jewelry and Antique Collections Equine Business Liability Cyber Liability Those who require more choose MAGIS Insurance Group for insurance and risk management consultation. SPRING HAS SPRUNG. Will your insurance cover the damage Consult Rick Davis to review your insurance program at rdavismagisinsurance.com 531 E. Lancaster Ave. Wayne PA 484.588.2711 MAGIS mah-gis Latin word meaning MORE. Our name embodies our business philosophy. www.magisinsurance.com 90 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM S E N I O R L I V I N G indoor parking a huge plus cozy bistro bar and delicious food. So much in life re- volves around good food and Wellington has it. Just last week I joined the residents for a dinner of salmon with Boursin fin- gerling potatoes and green beans. Chef-inspired cuisine is merely one of an array of pleasures punctuating Wellington at Hersheys Mill. There is a monthly calendar packed full of fascinat- ing and fun-filled programs and events. Join a garden club dabble in art or set- tle in for a good read in the library. Meet with new friends to exercise in the fitness center swim in a large heated pool relax with a drink at happy hour or play cards billiards or other games. Each Thursday theres an all-day bridge tournament re- ports Durso. In the summer a farmers market sets up shop in our lobby which is a big hit. We frequently share trips to museums or Phillies games with nearby Wellington at Hersheys Mill Provides Four-Corner Comfort Meet with new friends to play billiards exercise in the fitness center swim in a large heated pool relax with a drink at happy hour play cards or other games. A huge thank you for the outstanding job that Wellington does. My mom has been there for just over three years. Im sad each and every time I leave her but there has never been a drive home when I am not filled with such gratitude for the wonderful care and the so many acts of kindness given to her. BY SUSAN I. SHIBER This is one of numerous notes of appre- ciation Anda Durso receives from family members of Wellington at Hersheys Mill residents. As Executive Director of the se- nior living community she delights in be- ing part of a big happy family. I just love seeing visitors faces when they learn all we have to offer. They are impressed with our appearance the numerous activities CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 91 Hersheys Mill. Theres always something popping up for residents to explore. Wellington at Hersheys Mill is one of 51 Benchmark Senior Living com- munities. The community provides In- dependent Living Personal Care Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation services in a verdant Chester County setting. Presently residents range in age from 65 to 103. An abundance of ancillary services are avail- able including dental podiatry derma- tology audiology and pharmaceutical. Beauty salons and a barber shop are on- site. Medical suites are spacious and well- equipped. The community is Medicare- certified and consistently 5-Star rated. Independent Living apartments num- ber 193 and are sized from 798 to 1641 square feet. Residents may choose from 35 floor plans. Apartments feature a pa- tio or balcony and each one features a washer and dryer. Restaurant-style din- ing indoor parking biweekly house- Residents are as independent as their overall health allows yet support and assistance are always available. 92 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM S E N I O R L I V I N G Pets are welcome a must for many. SavetheDates There is a flurry of activity coming up at Wellington. This month opens with a Widener University OLLI Osher Lifelong Learning Institute five-part series on President Lincoln which costs 40 and will be held in the communitys auditorium. April is for antique lovers or anyone who wishes to have heirlooms appraised. Mark the dates and visit WellingtonRetirement.com for more details. OLLI Lunch Learn Featuring a Course on Abraham Lincoln March 4 11 and 18 and April 1 and 8 Wellington Antiques Roadshow Tuesday April 12 from 2 to 4PM CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 93 keeping transportation optional linen service computer lab unlimited use of the fitness center and pool access are all included. If a resident wants to spend the winter in Florida they have no wor- ries remarks Durso. Their apartment will be maintained while they bask in the sun. There are 64 Personal Care one- and two-room apartments comprised of a bed- room living area private bathroom and kitchenette. Residents are as independent as their overall health allows yet support and assistance are always available. Its helpful for couples when a spouse is ex- periencing medical or cognitive decline to have no concerns about cooking or maintenance and to know they can stay together even if their care requirements differ notes Durso. Support and quality health care services are individually tai- lored to particular needs. Wellington Terraces Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation unit promotes both physical well-being and emotional secu- rity. A complete continuum of state-of- the-art long-term care is available 247. Rehabilitation therapies are physical oc- cupational speech and recreational. One of the most praised attributes of a Wellington lifestyle is financial secu- rity. There is no entrance fee and rent is month to month. Residents do not have to part with the nest egg they worked so hard to accumulate stresses Durso. They control their assets and this is very important to the folks who live here as well as it is to their families. What is really wonderful is the fact that we give Welling- ton residents comparable or even superior services and amenities to those found at entrance fee communities. What took center stage for this writer as she toured Wellington was its comfort- able character. There is an understated class which is both inviting and restful. Pets are welcome a must for many. Resi- dents stopped to chat and share happy mo- ments. It is genuinely a place that promises to be home. This is what we honestly hope to have and keep forever. After all home is where the heart is and Wellington at Her- sheys Mill is all about heart. To us its personal concludes Durso. CCL Wellington at Hersheys Mill 1361 Boot Rd. West Chester PA 19380 484.653.1200 WellingtonRetirement.com I just love seeing visitors faces when they learn all we have to offer. They are impressed with our appearance the numerous activities indoor parking a huge plus cozy bistro bar and delicious food. So much in life revolves around good food and Wellington has it. ANDA DURSO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WELLINGTON AT HERSHEYS MILL 94 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM C O U N T R Y C L U B APPLECROSS COUNTRY CLUB Chester Countys Most Progressive and Innovative Country Club BY SAMUEL PATRICK CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 95 This past summer I took pleasure in the opportunity to share in the festive ground- breaking ceremonies of Applecross Country Clubs impressive new clubhouse facilities. Since the clubs opening a few years ago a large and convenient temporary clubhouse has served the dining and entertainment needs of Members. The new Applecross Clubhouse facilities mark a major mile- stone the finishing crowning touch on an already exceptional venue of club facili- ties and amenities. To name a few Apple- cross boasts the only Nicklaus Design golf course in the Philadelphia area an outdoor resort-style swimming pool a year-round indoor pool tennis courts a 10000-square- foot fitness center and much more. GROUNDBREAKING As Members and guests arrived at the groundbreaking event they perused an in- spiring and informative display of the latest architectural renderings of the new club- house facilities where Membership Direc- tor Gregg Russell pointed out clubhouse de- sign features and responded with enormous pride to the questions of the enthusiastic gathering that was ready for a fun entertain- ing evening. From the display area Members and guests moved on to the beauty and se- renity of the 19th fairway to enjoy a celebra- tion venue featuring fabulous food stations beverages entertainment and groundbreak- ing ceremonies. The band set up overlook- ing the green. And adding to the evenings excitement a bulldozer which would soon start the much-anticipated excavation was in full view poised on the nearby ridge over- looking the festive gathering. General Manager Justin Meyers ad- dressed Members and guests proudly re- ferring to Applecross as Chester Countys most progressive and innovative country club. And further remarking Our new clubhouse is a perfect symbol of the in- novative and progressive development of Applecross. Justin enjoyed very much introducing a number of children who en- thusiastically took turns in breaking some ground with a shiny ceremonial ground- breaking spade a fitting and symbolic cer- emony attesting to the clubs commitment to a family-friendly inclusive club where its a fun environment for all to enjoy. Signature 9th hole Applecross boasts the only Nicklaus Design golf course in the Philadelphia area. The new Applecross Clubhouse facilities mark a major milestone the finishing crowning touch on an already exceptional venue of club facilities and amenities. Shown is a rendering of the new Clubhouse facing a panoramic up-close view of the 18th and 19th holes. 96 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM C O U N T R Y C L U B PROGRESSIVE INNOVATIVE As many of us well know the Philadelphia region showcases some of the finest country clubs in the U.S. What separates or distin- guishes Applecross Country Club The club relishes its exceedingly progressive and inno- vative status. Across the country and locally financial and social realities have battered private clubs nationally nearly one out of five have closed in the past 15 years. And a large number struggle to remain viable. So- cially more than ever households are time- starved. Two-income families is the standard not the exception that once prevailed. Fa- thers are now involved extensively in daily parenting. Children are scheduled in a seem- ingly unending range of activities and sports all of which compete for the valuable time of each family Member. Quality family time comes at a premium it is priceless. To remain viable and relevant the typi- cal or standard strategic response of tradi- Applecross features an outdoor resort-style swimming pool pictured above and a year-round indoor pool adjacent to the pool pictured. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 97 tional clubs has been essentially a focus on implementing a family-friendly more inclu- sive model where the club revolves around the needs of all family Members and not just those of one or two individuals. A true and complete conversion or transition to the family-friendly model has been slow and tedious for a number of clubs attributed largely to the dynamic that traditional clubs are encumbered by a tradition of exclusion and a natural resistance to change as Mem- bership demographics evolve gradually. And too from a financial perspective the invest- ment required to make the necessary struc- tural changes to facilities and operations is substantial for clubs. Applecross Country Club is in an envi- able position. The club is not encumbered by tradition and resistance to change. Its a new modern state-of-the-art club with a charter and mission specifically designed to be diverse inclusive and family-oriented from its inception. All of the clubs excep- tional facilities operations amenities pro- grams and professional management work in harmony to fit the needs of todays family lifestyles. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NEW CLUBHOUSE GOLF CLUBHOUSE Well in advance of groundbreaking Apple- cross invested considerable time and effort in planning and designing the new clubhouse facilities to meet Member needs. Justin Mey- ers explains Our Membership is diverse comprised of serious golfers recreational golfers family golfers and non-golfers. We began the design process by identifying and analyzing the current and future needs of our diverse Membership. Once accom- plished our design team went to work. To pull the project together Project Man- ager Chris Yates of Innovative Building Remodeling was joined by Andrew Scheerer of Exton-based Structural Design Associates and Mid-Atlantic Timberframes of Lancast- er. There were a number of design itera- tions before achieving the desired character operational flow and overall feel we desired to achieve. While our clubhouse design says its a serious club it also clearly says its a fun place for all to enjoy. When completed Members will be very proud and will have more fun and enjoyment than ever before with their fellow Members as well as the en- tertainment of their guests said Chris. For golfers the new Golf Clubhouse pro- vides an outstanding array of facilities and amenities on three convenient levels. All three levels work in great harmony to make the golf experience extraordinary before and after each and every round. The main level is the new spacious home of the Applecross Pro Shop the heart and soul of the Golf Clubhouse and Head Golf Professional Tommy Moore PGA and his professional staff. In addition to merchandising and ser- vicing all of your golf needs the pro shops perimeter features a deck for that all-impor- tant panoramic up-close view of the 18th and 19th holes. On the ground level golfers are welcomed by the engaging comfort and Applecross is not your classic traditional club. It is however ... an extremely progressive innovative and inclusive club that is unrivaled and unmatched in the region. 98 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM C O U N T R Y C L U B Applecross Country Club is in an enviable position. The club is not encumbered by tradition and resistance to change. Its a new modern state-of-the-art club with a charter and mission specifically designed to be diverse inclusive and family-oriented from its inception. All of the clubs exceptional facilities operations amenities programs and professional management work in harmony to fit the needs of todays family lifestyles. 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This adults-only lounge features the services and amenities of a full-service bar and bar menu and a covered deck with a wonderful view of holes 18 and 19 and peeks at a few others and magnificent vistas of the rolling hills and charm of Chester County. CLOSING REMARKS Applecross Country Clubs stunning new clubhouse facilities is the crowning mile- stone to an already extraordinary venue of facilities programs and amenities. I opened the article with an example listing the only Nicklaus Design golf course in the Phila- delphia area an outdoor resort-style swim- ming pool a year-round indoor pool tennis courts and a 10000-square-foot fitness cen- ter. I would be remiss if I didnt take the time to acknowledge the many other features services and conveniences of Applecross wide variety of group fitness and wellness classes Spin Bike classes private and group tennis lessons state-of-the-art golf instruc- tion center exceptional junior golf programs a host of club-sponsored tournaments and entertainment events and a variety of Mem- bership plans for every lifestyle and budget. And Applecross Country Clubs extraordi- nary facilities operations and overall friend- ly and engaging environment are a testament to the clubs excellent leadership manage- ment and professional staff. In my lifetime Ive been a Member of five country clubs in three states and have played some of the finest clubs throughout the U.S and around the world. Applecross is not your classic traditional club. It is how- ever in my opinion an extremely progres- sive innovative and inclusive club that is unrivaled and unmatched in the region. 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And further remarking Our new clubhouse is a perfect symbol of the innovative and progressive development of Applecross. 100 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM 5 5 L U X U R Y L I V I N G BY SUSAN I. SHIBER When Tom Selleck appears on the cover of a magazine you know being of a certain age is cool In his fifth decade as an actor the movie and television star is extremely ener- getic. Happy with a full life on screen and working every day at his 65-acre ranch this is a man who personifies vitality. Many of the people leasing Meridian at Eagleview luxury apartment residences are like Selleck enthusiastic dynamic and for- ward-looking. Meridian appeals to active adults says Community Manager Cherie Buschel CPM . Were seeing executives and others who are still working folks who are ready to retire and empty nesters. They like our carefree lifestyle and well-appointed apartments. Meridian at Eagleview being built and maintained by Hankin Apartments are Ches- ter Countys finest 55 active adult apart- ment homes set on the border of Eagleview Town Center in Exton. With a total of 162 luxury apartments Meridian offers a vast selection of one-bedroom one-bedroom with den two-bedroom and two-bedroom with den residences each ranging from 890- 1625 square feet with prices starting in the 1700s. Meridian will be move-in ready this sum- mer. The leasing office is open and activity is brisk. Individuals simply dont want to miss the opportunity to move into a magnif- icent apartment surrounded by nature and the unrivaled Eagleview Town Center. They quickly appreciate the idyllic blend of urban sophistication and small-town charm re- marks Buschel. Nonpareil in Chester County Merid- ian exemplifies fine living. With a goal of providing residents time to discover new pursuits and joie de vivre it represents the best of all wish lists. Our tenants are quite thrilled to say goodbye to home ownership proclaims Buschel. They look forward to being in a walkable community and a home filled with creature comforts. Among those pleasures are a bounty of first-class amenities. Meridian residents can impress and entertain with their chef- inspired gourmet kitchens featuring dark granite counters large center islands and custom cabinetry. Exquisite sleek style meets exceptional function with ENERGY STAR stainless steel appliances. Residents will swoon over desirable com- forts including a full-size balcony for out- door dinners and sought after nine-foot high ceilings. The luxury bathroom design boasts modern frameless-door showers with ceramic tile bath tubs and high vanities. Bedrooms will feature beautiful tray ceilings and spacious walk-in closets. Highly energy efficient these residences provide gas heat and central air on an individually controlled thermostat. The residences high energy ef- ficiency continues with compact fluorescent and LED lighting low-e glass thermally effi- Meridian at Eagleview Opens this Summer CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 101 Meridian at Eagleview being built and maintained by Hankin Apartments are Chester Countys finest 55 active adult apartment homes set on the border of Eagleview Town Center in Exton. With a total of 162 luxury apartments Meridian offers a vast selection of one-bedroom one-bedroom with den two-bedroom and two-bedroom with den residences. cient windows and ENERGY STAR washer and electric dryer. The brick and cast stone non-smoking building offers increased insulation and an air water and vapor system. Masonry walls and the concrete structure promise superi- or sound attenuation. The fully sprinklered building has controlled access and provides elevator service trash chutes and central re- cycling. As with all Hankin Apartments proj- ects sustainable practices maximize fresh indoor air quality and save energy and water usage while relying on fewer resources. The benefits are healthy living and reduced utility costs. Management is onsite and there are 247 emergency and maintenance services. Most apartments have covered parking and additional storage is available. Buschel points out additional pluses for future Meridian residents. They may feel like they are on vacation all the time. Club Meridian is their exclusive recreation and relaxation respite. There is an indoor resort- Meridian appeals to active adults says Community Manager Cherie Buschel CPM . Were seeing executives and others who are still working folks who are ready to retire and empty nesters. They like our carefree lifestyle and well-appointed apartments. 102 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM 5 5 L U X U R Y L I V I N G Club Meridian is residents exclusive recreation and relaxation respite. There is an indoor resort-style swimming pool state-of-the-art fitness center a game room with billiard table a social room and bar and an e-lounge. MERIDIAN AT EAGLEVIEW COMMUNITY MANAGER CHERIE BUSCHEL CPM CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 103 style swimming pool state-of-the-art fitness center a game room with billiard table a social room and bar and an e-lounge. They can reserve this space for business meet- ings significant occasions or family parties. Club Meridian is also the hub for mingling with your neighbors during organized social gatherings and events. Outside residents can bask on a sun deck practice putting skills and grill dinner in the courtyard. And thats not all. We have 10 miles of walking trails and at the vibrant Town Center residents can relax with a yoga class enjoy a craft beer or visit the award- winning indie bookshop. This year is really exciting as we are expanding and adding more restaurants giving residents plenty of fine dining options right outside their door. Fun meets high-tech at Meridian. A home automation system will be installed in each apartment. The plan features security sys- tems remote access and Z-Wave which is the leading smart home technology. Its an amazing asset applauds Buschel. It con- trols the building entry lights outlets and the thermostat. For a nominal fee residents can add an alarm to the controls. With a phone app they are able to view their apart- ment from anywhere. Were receiving lots of kudos from tenants and prospective tenants. I think it is a bonus for their kids as well. There are wonderful events right outside your door in the Town Center adds Beverly Abbonizio Director of Marketing. There is something for everyone concerts movies live theater and a weekly Farmers Market to name a few. Another aspect of living in Eagleview is sharing our commitment to vol- unteerism. Volunteer opportunities abound with a community garden Chester County Food Bank Big Brothers-Big Sisters and Family Lives On Foundation located right here in Eagleview. I think Meridian residents will happily get involved as volunteers. Hankin Apartments is the multi-family division of Hankin Group known for its gold level standard of excellence. Meridian at Eagleview rises to the same standards and will exceed expectations with its quality construction luxury amenities excellent res- ident service and exceptional lifestyle. Dont wait to visit. See for yourself CCL Meridian at Eagleview Hankin Apartments 588 Wellington Square B103 Exton PA 19341 484.873.8110 MeridianActiveLife.com There are wonderful events right outside your door in the Town Center adds Beverly Abbonizio Director of Marketing. 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Most homes whether an existing home or new construction have a listing agent whose first allegiance is to the seller. Selecting your own agent a buyers agent will ensure that your needs are a pri- ority and achieved. CCL ASK AGENTS AND BROKERS THE RIGHT QUESTIONS Asking agents the right questions will pay off immensely when choosing the right buyers agent and broker for your needs. Here are some suggestions How will you assist me in purchasing a home request specific details and services Is residential real estate your full- time career How many years have you been negotiating and closing deals for home buyers How much time each week will you dedicate to assisting me in the search and purchase of a home How many deals have you negotiated and closed for home buyers over the past six months Of the deals that you have negotiated and closed over the past six months how many weeks did it take to negotiate and close a deal for each home buyer Will you represent me exclusively or will you represent both me and the seller What specific support is provided to you and me by your brokerage office How will you keep me informed How frequently What is your overall philosophy when it comes to business agreements and contracts Why do you wish to do business with me Do you sense that we would have a compatible fit and that we can work together effectively What clearly distinguishes you from other agents Are you able and will you provide your most recent clients as references What do you expect from me A quality buyers agent will listen to your questions and provide complete answers. 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Condos investment properties single homes new construction short- and long-term rentals. Contact one of our team members for a free market analysis on your home. The finest representation for sellers and buyers 108 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM H O M E C A R E BY DIANA BRANNON Part One of the Choosing Home Care for Seniors series appeared in the JanuaryFeb- ruary 16 issue of Chester County Life. Part Two of the series focuses on home modifica- tions and improvements that better accom- modate or facilitate home care for seniors. Before Part Two is presented a synopsis of Part One is provided as some valuable back- ground and understanding. PART ONE SYNOPSIS At some point we all have to make plans for the future whether for ourselves or someone we love. Should these plans in- clude consideration of choosing senior home care its important to educate yourself and take time to explore options. Selecting the best fit senior home care option requires thoughtful planning. A suggested approach for choosing senior home care services and a provider include Thoroughly identify all senior home care needs evaluate these needs and then prioritize the needs. Develop specific objectives for achiev- ing each prioritized need. Develop and implement a strategy the how to for achieving objectives and satisfying senior home care needs. A checklist of senior home care needs is an excellent place to start for identifying and assessing needs. Reviewing a compre- hensive list virtually ensures that all needs are identified and then subsequently ranked in terms of priority. A suggested checklist appears on page 76 of the JanuaryFebruary 16 issue of Chester County Life. In addition to fully identifying specific se- nior home care needs understanding trends in senior home care is a critical factor for consideration in the planning and selection process. How senior home care companies agencies stay abreast of changing medical technology lifestyle technology social and environmental trends can make all the dif- ference in the world for fulfilling a happy and satisfying relationship with senior home care providers. The senior home care selection process requires an understanding of the different types of senior home care providers avail- able for consideration. Not all senior home care providers are created equal. Non-Med- ical Home Care Providers help individuals who are generally in good health maintain full and independent lives in the comfort of their homes. Services are comprehensive but do not include medical services. Gen- eral Medical Home Care Providers offer a variety of medical home care services that require doctor care and skilled nursing care. Standard services include treating illnesses performing diagnostics managing medi- cations administering IV therapy dress- ing wounds monitoring health conditions performing therapy etc. Full-Service Home Care Providers offer both medical and non- medical services. Specialized Medical Home Care Providers offer very focused expert care. Such services are usually related to acute situations e.g. stroke cancer that re- quire post-acute care. The starting point in developing the plan is a thorough needs assessment iden- tifying all possible senior home care needs weighting the importance of each need and ranking the needs. Next establish clear ob- jectives take the prioritized list of needs and state an objectives for each need. Once clear objectives are established form the strategy the how to. The how is all about action steps and who spouse family member relative friend etc. is re- sponsible for each action element. Actions Choosing Home Care for Seniors PART TWO Compassion.Excellence.Reliability. BAYADA Home Health Care provides nursing rehabilitative therapeutic hospice and assistive care services to seniors in the comfort of their own home. BAYADA specializes in providing nursing care services for seniors who need ongoing care for chronic illness injury or disability. From administering medications to providing tracheostomy and ventilator nursing care BAYADA helps ensure the best possible outcome for residents in the greater Delaware Valley. Ginne is my safety angel. Henry S. When Henry S. returned to the senior living community he calls home following heart surgery he experienced extreme weakness. His BAYADA Home Health Aide Ginne Humphries helped him recover in the home he loves with people he considers family. Call 610-353-5000 www.bayada.com Henry S. with his BAYADA Home Health Aide Ginne Humphries. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 109 This list is not intended to be all-inclusive but serves as an example to help you get started. Open Rooms eliminating walls to increase mobility and natural lighting Open Spaces enlarging spaces around counter areas bathing facilities toilets beds and furniture to increase mobility Meal Preparation lowering and reconfiguring work and storage areas including cabinets and shelves that are out of reach countertops and sinks that are not at comfortable levels stove controls that are difficult to reach and control and other appliances microwave refrigerator dishwasher toaster blender that are difficult to access operate and maintain Wardrobe reconfiguring wardrobe closets and storage for easy and convenient access Floor Surfaces eliminating carpeting in many rooms and incorporating surfaces hardwood laminated vinyl linoleum etc. that improve traction and the mobility of walkers and wheelchairs Doorways and Hallways widening of doorways and hallways to facilitate safer and improved use of walkers and wheelchairs Ramps replacing steps with ramps or installing ramps over steps Slip-Resistant Materials and Devices incorporating materials and non-skid devices to improve traction and to reduce or eliminate slipping on floors walkways and steps Rails and Grab Bars installing these especially in bathrooms and in other areas including outdoors where falling is a concern or where mobility can be improved Home Care Cleaners Companions Nurses Respite Care A non profit organization serving the community for 35 years. 610-647-9840 SurreyServices.orgcontinued on page 110 Assessment Checklist ANGEL COMPANIONS Angel Companions is a leading provider of non-medical home care service offering both hourly and live-in service to seniors throughout the Delaware Valley. We are insured bonded and licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. During our 11 years of operation we have cared for thousands of residents in Chester County and the surrounding areas. We are located at 229 Lancaster Avenue Devon PA and maintain a branch office at Shannondell a retirement community in Audubon PA. We have a staff of over 300 caregivers enabling us to provide immediate service and 247 care. All of our caregivers are employees and are covered by our workers compensation insurance. State and federal taxes are also withheld by Angel Companions relieving the client of those responsibilities. Many of our caregivers have specialized experience in the areas of dementia hospice and Parkinsons care. In evaluating home care companies the most important criteria is the quality of the caregivers. Angel Companions is proud to have been voted Best of the Main Line by Main Line Media News for the second consecutive year. For a complimentary assessment call 610.644.8780 or visit our website. AngelCompanions.net 110 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM H O M E C A R E Technology Computers and Software incorporating many forms of technology to improve safety and security including remote sensing capabilities interactive communication systems for medical testing diagnostics monitoring and emergency alerts and response and online access to community support and social activities Electrical Outlets raising electrical outlets for easy and convenient access Lighting improving and modifying lighting both externally and internally to increase visibility Wall Controls lowering wall controls for lighting heating and air conditioning Automated Door Openers installing pushbutton and remote control door openers Oversized Displays incorporating larger digital displays into use of computer screen monitors climate controls clocks audiovideo systems security systems thermometers etc. Remote Controls incorporating remote controls into the use of climate controls lighting audiovideo systems and the opening and closing of drapesblinds and doors Levers replacing door and faucet knobs with easier to use levers Transfer Benches incorporating transfer benches and chairs into the use of showers bathing tubs wheelchairs etc. Walk-in Bathing Facilities installing walk-in bathing tubs and showers that can be accessed with wheelchairs and walkers Lifts installing or incorporating lifts including stair lifts tub lifts toilet lifts ceiling lifts pool and spa lifts and mobile lifts Document Storage incorporating cabinets and filing systems that facilitate easy storage and access to important records and issue-mar-apr-16 With a broad range of services and a team of professionals who are committed to keeping people of all ages safe at home BAYADA provides Nursing rehabilitation and assistive care Thoroughly screened health care professionals Clinical support 24 hours 7 days A variety of payment options Nursing 610-353-5000 Assistive care 610-891-9400 The Best Care Comes in the Comfort of Home www.bayada.com continued from page 109 Assessment Checklist include for example purposes and not in- tended to be an exhaustive list increasing your awareness of senior home care provid- ers in the region researching senior home care providers identifying likely candidate providers meeting with candidate provid- ers visiting providers meeting senior home care administrators and staff speaking with current clients of providers analyzing and evaluating senior home care providers Surrey operates from four centers in Chester and Delaware Counties Devon Broomall Havertown and Media. For additional information visit our website below or call 610.647.6404. SurreyServices.org SURREY SERVICES FOR SENIORS The Surrey Difference Surrey a nonprofit organization has been providing a full spectrum of specialized services to seniors throughout the community for more than 35 years meeting their emotional physical and social needs. What differentiates Surrey is our caring philosophy holistic view and our family-centered approach to services for the aging. Surrey provides In-Home Services including Home Care personal assistance and companion care Home Health RN Care Management Bill Paying Assistance and other Daily Personal Finance Matters House Cleaning Care Management Transportation Services to medical appointments grocery stores Surrey sites etc. Center-Based Programs and Activities Meal Programs both at sites and home-delivered Lifelong Learning Opportunities Fitness Center and Exercise and Wellness Programs Downsizing Services and a Consignment Shop Volunteer Opportunities CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 111 versus objectives selecting a short list of providers exploring all financing options evaluating financial options making a final selection and beginning home care services. CHOOSING HOME CARE FOR SENIORS PART TWO Part Two of the series focuses on home modifications improvements or additions that better accommodate or facilitate home care. The joy of aging in place and receiv- ing care at home can be greatly enhanced by making age-friendly home modifica- tions improvements or in some situations additions. PERFORM AN ASSESSMENT The first step is to determine what home modifications are needed. A comprehen- sive assessment should not only be made of a homes interior but of the exterior as well. The assessment should center on such factors as self-reliance where practical or appropriate comfort convenience mobil- ity safety security and accessibility and that can be performed by using a standard checklist or by seeking the assistance of a professional. Certified Aging-in-Place Spe- cialists CAPS and Occupational Therapists are excellent choices for performing a pro- fessional evaluation. MAKING IMPROVEMENTS Once all modifications and improvements have been identified and prioritized the next step is the selection of a contractor to per- form desired improvements modifications or home additions. Most homes are built for young families and not for seniors who wish to age in place. So it is very common for se- niors to make significant improvements and modifications to their homes and in some cases build home additions that better facili- tate overall senior living and home care. There are a growing number of spe- cialty contractors who focus on senior liv- ing improvements and modifications. For selection ideas and suggestions please refer to the article titled Choosing a Builder or Contractor for Home Additions Remod- eling Projects that appeared on pages 112 through 120 of the JanuaryFebruary 14 issue of Chester County Life. This article covers such topics as following a selection process making design plans increasing knowledge of contractors conducting inter- views and receiving estimates exploring fi- nancing options negotiating contracts mak- ing decisions and finalizing permits. For information and free in-home assessment Call 610-644-8780 Serving Chester County since 2004Serving Chester County since 2004 Services include Personal care bathing dressing Meal preparation Light housekeeping laundry Shopping transporta- tion to appointments Medication reminders Companionship and much more Who do we serve Alzheimerdementia patients Hospice patients Parkinsons patients Stroke victims Rehab post surgical patients Those who need help with daily tasks Home care for your loved one whoHome care for your loved one whoHome care for your loved one who needs assistance in daily livingneeds assistance in daily livingneeds assistance in daily living We can make a differenceWe can make a difference SOME FINAL COMMENTS The joy of aging in place and receiving care at home can be greatly enhanced by making age-friendly home modifications improvements or additions. The starting point is to determine what home modi- fications or improvements are needed. A comprehensive assessment should be made of the homes interior and exteri- or. The assessment should consider such factors as self-reliance where practical comfort convenience mobility safety se- curity and accessibility and that can be performed by using a standard checklist or by seeking the assistance of a profes- sional. Once all modifications and im- provements have been identified and prioritized the next step is the selection of a contractor to perform the special- ized work. The joy and reward of mak- ing home improvements for aging in place and home care is priceless. CCL 112 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM L U N G C A N C E R A W A R E N E S S Lung Cancer Awareness Saves Lives BY APRIL ODAY A few years ago I lost a dear friend to lung cancer. Prior to a minor operation tests were performed to ensure she wasnt at risk for surgery. Stage IV lung cancer was discovered and it had already spread to her entire body. Gretchen had no symp- toms insisted she felt great and said she hadnt smoked for decades. In fact I never knew she was a former smoker. My friend was a vision of panache with a bit of an attitude. She fought the disease using every weapon possible. Opposition. Determination. Fortitude. Optimism. De- spite adverse reactions to chemotherapy she continued to run a successful interior design business visited client construc- tion sites and remained active in American Society of Interior Designers. She painted moody watercolors looked forward to ski- ing season and doted on her grandchildren. On a mild Labor Day afternoon this inde- fatigable woman completed a 20-mile bike ride with her typical aha swagger. Three days later Gretchen was gone Although lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women today it is also among the most elusive diseases and often goes undetected until too late. Early symptoms may be a slight cough or shortness of breath. Other warning signs include coughing up blood breathing dif- CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 113 ficulty loss of appetite fatigue and recur- ring infections such as bronchitis or pneu- monia. Advanced stages can present bone pain swelling of the face arms or neck headaches dizziness numb limbs jaun- dice or lumps in the neck or collar bone region. According to Tabers Cyclopedic Medi- cal Dictionary lung cancer may appear in the trachea air sacs and other lung tubes. It can materialize as an ulcer in the wind- pipe a nodule or small flattened lump or on the surface blocking air tubes. There are three types of lung cancer. Non-small cell the most common comprises 85 per- cent of lung cancers. Squamous cell carci- noma adenocarcinoma and large-cell car- cinoma are subtypes of this category. Small cell lung cancer makes up 10 to 15 percent of the disease. It is the insidi- ous one that usually spreads very rapidly. The third type which is extremely rare is a lung carcinoid tumor sometimes re- ferred to as a lung neuroendocrine tumor. It grows very slowly and usually does not spread. There are four stages of non-small cell lung cancer. Stage I is located only in the lungs and has not spread to any lymph nodes. Stage II has reached nearby lymph nodes. Stage III is described as a locally advanced disease with two subtypes. Stage IV the most advanced type of lung cancer has spread to both lungs to fluid in and around the lungs and to other organs and parts of the body. Early diagnosis is key to recovery yet many people experiencing symptoms de- lay testing. Lung cancer screens include Lung Cancer Risk Factors Research has determined several risk factors for contracting lung cancer. Smoking which is the number one cause is linked to about 90 percent of lung cancers. Secondhand smoke has resulted in about 7300 annual lung cancer deaths. Radon cannot be seen tasted or smelled but causes about 20000 cases of lung cancer each year. Lung cancer survivors may develop another case especially if they smoke. Risks may be higher if parents siblings or children have suffered from lung cancer. Radiation therapy to the chest puts individuals at higher risk. Smokers who take beta-carotene supplements are at higher risk. Information support and the latest lung cancer research and treatment data can be found on several organizations websites. Low-Dose CT Lung Screening at Chester County Hospital Chester County Hospital offers a simple and non-invasive low-dose CT LDCT lung screening for individuals who may be at risk for developing lung cancer. Historically the mortality rates for lung cancer have been staggeringly high because the disease is usually so far along when discovered. Unfortunately there are no obvious symptoms until the disease is so advanced that treatment options are not often successful. Even then symptoms are easily mistaken for signs of other respiratory conditions or illnesses explains Michael R. Costello MD Penn HematologyOncology Chester County Hospital. Our LDCT screening program provides us the ability to pinpoint lung cancer at a much earlier stage in high-risk patients who otherwise may have waited too long. If we can find these cancers earlier we can offer patients the hope of curing them. Low-dose CT lung screening at Chester County Hospital follows the guidelines from the National Lung Screening Trial and is recommended for adults between the ages of 55 and 77 who Have a 30-pack-year history of smoking. A pack year is the number of packs of cigarettes smoked daily multiplied by the number of years smoking such as a pack a day for 30 years or two packs a day for 15 years. Meet the above criteria and currently smoke or have quit within the last 15 years. Have no symptoms or history of lung cancer. To schedule a low-dose CT lung screening please call 610.431.5131. Appointments are available at Chester County Hospital locations in Exton Kennett Square West Chester and West Grove. chest X-ray sputum cytology computed tomography CT scan needle biopsy and bronchoscopy. Chest X-rays are usually the first test used to determine if there are spots or masses on the lung. Sputum cytology involves testing a sample of mucus coughed up from the lungs. It is studied under a microscope to see if it contains cancer cells. A CT scan offers precise information about the size shape and position of lung tumors. In- stead of one picture this sophisticated X- ray produces many images which are sent to a computer for detailed analyses. CT scans have become one of the most recom- mended preventive measures in screening lung cancer today. As early as 2011 low- dose CT scans were responsible for reduc- ing mortality rates by 20 percent. Michael R. Costello MD Penn HematologyOncology Chester County Hospital 114 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM L U N G C A N C E R A W A R E N E S S A needle biopsy involves the passing of a needle through the skin into the lungs to remove a small piece of tissue. Biopsy may also be completed during a bronchoscopy. This procedure entails the insertion of a small tube in the mouth or nose that goes to the lungs. The tube has a light on the end which allows viewing the lungs and removing a tissue sample. Research and streamlined technology give lung cancer patients improved surviv- al rates. Chemotherapy plus radiation ther- apy given in combination is recommended treatment for people with limited-stage small cell lung cancer and stage III non- small cell lung cancer. Surgery to remove the lobe or section of the lung containing the tumor is usually the treatment for stag- es I and II non-small cell lung cancers. Targeted therapies designed to attack cancer cells by blocking targets that ap- pear on the surfaces of those cells may be used in combination with chemotherapy. Minimally invasive procedures preserve greater portions of the lung and allow quicker recovery. One method is video- assisted thoracic surgery VATS which features video cameras. Another robotic- assisted thoracic surgery applies 3D tech- nology. Non-surgical treatments such as pho- todynamic therapy PDT and stereotactic radiation therapy SRT are responsible for excellent results. PDT injects a drug into the patients vein to destroy cancer cells. SRT utilizes advanced imaging to deliver high doses of radiation directly to the tumor while bypassing healthy tissue. Clinical trials enable eligible patients to be among the first to receive new treatments. Medical progress in the detection and care of lung cancer is on an upswing but it can promise improved results only when people act early. If you have even an in- kling of a suspicion something is wrong with you a family member or friend dont wait another minute to schedule a lung cancer screening appointment. If there is history of smoking the individual still uses tobacco has quit within the past 15 years or is between 55 and 80 years old testing for lung cancer is important. Losing someone you care about is devas- tating. I know. CCL American Lung Association Lung.org LungCancer.org Lung Cancer Alliance LungCancerAlliance.org American Cancer Society Cancer.org National Cancer Institute Cancer.gov Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC.gov MY ROAD TO RECOVERY STARTED AT CHESTER COUNTY HOSPITAL. When a pain in my shoulder turned out to be lung cancer my team at Chester County Hospital took immediate action. Within days I had surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. My care was seamlessly coordinated and all of my follow up has been here at home. My road to recovery has been a group effort and thats worth Penn Medicine. Learn more at 800.789.PENN 7366 or ChesterCountyHospital.orgAbramsonCancer Bringing the cure within reach. CHESTER COUNTY HOSPITAL 701 EAST MARSHALL STREET WEST CHESTER 610.431.5000 Charlotte Thomson Dowell Lung Cancer Survivor 116 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM S U M M E R C A M P S SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM Selecting a CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 117 BY VERA PATRICK TRENDS The following does not come as a surprise to you the wonderful range of summer camps to choose from is enormous and the list to select from may seem overwhelming. However there are certain trends and by understanding or becoming better acquaint- ed with these trends the selection process may become a little less challenging. The growth trend in summer camps has tracked or mirrored the continued rise in dual-income and dual-career families. While parents are at work and not in the super- vision of their children whether working away from home or in the home environ- ment parents desire and need the peace of mind that their children remain engaged in fun productive and challenging experiences during the summer months. Today more than ever summer camp programs are de- signed to achieve these needs very well. While general traditional day and overnight camps still remain popular with families the past 10 years have witnessed Summer Camp at the Academy of Notre Dame 560 Sproul Road Villanova PA 19085 610.687.0650 NDAPA.orgSummerCamp CAMP AT NOTRE DAME SUMMER Inspired Summer is more fun when your kids are inspired to discover a new passion become a stronger athlete or learn a new skill. Programs are led by Notre Dames creative faculty and winning varsity sports staff. Visit NDAPA.orgSummerCamp for camp dates and details. Photography Broadcast Journalism Science of Flight Creative Writing Geology Explorers Art Sports Camps for middle and high school girls Painting and Drawing Photo credit Barbara Carpenter Photography WAYNE ART CENTER Join the Wayne Art Center this Summer for Back to the Future through Art Summer Art Camp 2016 The Wayne Art Center is proud to announce our 2016 Summer Art Camp Back to the Future through Art Each season this popular program welcomes over 1500 campers from our community. This summer children will join us and travel through time via memorable moments in past present and future worlds. The Wayne Art Center offers full- and half-day classes suited to every age and level of artistic ability each summer as part of the Art Camp experience. Preschool programs help young artists ages 3-6 to develop their love of art and work with a variety of mediums in small classes in our fun and nurturing studios. Dynamic classes for children ages 6-12 focus on building skills in drawing painting cartooning ceramics cooking jewelry fashion design and more. For our teen artists ages 13 and older we offer new classes each year designed to improve core skills and expand students creative repertoire including weaving glass bead making stained glass jewelry and metal fabrication sculpture and photography. For additional information on the 2016 Summer Art Camp season please visit our website or call Tessa Downs Childrens Program Coordinator at 610.688.3553 x208. WayneArt.org 118 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM S U M M E R C A M P S Camp size in relationship to a childs social abilities and skills Day camp vs. overnight camp Traditional vacation-style camp vs. specialized camp Development of the whole child A camp environment embracing economic ethnic and racial diversity Camp environment encouraging cultural experiences and a global perspective Camp programs geared to a specific religious belief and experience A camp culture supporting development of moral and ethical values A safe and orderly camp environment A structured disciplined and professional camp environment Specific requirements for special needs A single-sex or co-ed camp environment A camp culture of exceptionally caring camp administrators instructors counselors coaches and trainers A camp environment actively supporting foreign exchange programs A camp environment supporting and developing a childs social interpersonal and leadership skills A camp environment strongly embracing a philosophy and practice of excellence Camp programs geared to a likely or chosen profession and career Camp sports programs in-line with a chosen or likely sports or athletic career soccer baseball football basketball tennis lacrosse hockey etc. EXAMPLE CHECKLIST OF SUMMER CAMP NEEDS Camp environment focused on preparing students for high school and college Camps reputation and clout within the academic and athletic communities Camps rankings certifications awards etc. A camp program of highly advanced curriculums Camp environment excelling in drama art and music programs Camp environment proactively preparing students for academic and athletic scholarships An environment providing exceptional support culture that promotes seeking help one-on-one instruction etc. State-of-the-art camp facilities EpiscopalAcademy.orgCGI THE EPISCOPAL ACADEMY The Center for Growth Innovation June 13 August 19 Whether your child is a budding scientist a future Broadway star the next big fashion designer or a video game guru The Center for Growth Innovation CGI has the perfect summer camp or program. CGI offers a unique opportunity for kids of all ages to experience innovative STEM arts academic prep and leadership courses taught by Episcopal Academys expert faculty. Half- and full-day programs along with other flexible scheduling options allow for children to participate in more than one program throughout the summer. Space is limited so enroll online today CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 119 a surge in specialized camps and school-based camps. Several fac- tors are driving this trend. Applying to colleges and entering the job market become more global and intensively competitive each pass- ing day. Preparation for college and competing in a global economy begins at an early age and is now nearly a year-round effort for developing the level of skills and talents necessary to compete in a global society. Another factor or reason Education of the whole child has pretty much become the standard. The concept of the whole child is holistic recognizing that children develop physically socially intellectually emotionally and spiritually and such com- prehensive and complete development is complemented and supple- mented through the many wonderful summer camps available for parents and their children. TYPES OF SUMMER CAMPS There are three main camp categories specialized camps school- based camps and traditional camps. Traditional summer camps are mainly a form of vacation over many weeks or nearly the entire summer where children meet new friends and enjoy a wide range of adventures and recreational activ- ities. While recreation and activities may develop new skills the es- sential objectives of traditional camps are having fun experiencing adventure and breaking away from the rigors of school structure and schedules. In contrast to traditional summer camps specialized camps concentrate on very specific areas of interest and these camps are intended to develop specific skill sets. One specialized category is adventure camps. Types of adventure camps include scouting wil- derness exploration marine biology sailing backpacking caving rock climbing fishing canoeing scuba diving international travel etc. Another specialized category is art camps. Types of art camps Combines a multi-sensory project-based learning approach with the excitement of traditional summer recreational fun. MondayFriday July 5August 5 2016 Full-day 815 am-300 pm Half-day 815 am-1200 pm and 1200 pm-300 pm Extended Day 300-500 pm Program Highlights n Voyagers Value Program Reinforcing Readiness Responsibility Respect and Safety n Project-Based Learning Combined with Traditional Learning and Recreation n Executive Function Skills and Learning Tricks n Family Literacy Night n Parent Visitation Day Applications are available online at summermatters.org www.summermatters.org 610.296.6725 x115 infosummermatters.org 1777 N Valley Road Malvern A Voyage of Discovery to Confidence and School Success For Elementary Middle School Students WILMINGTON FRIENDS SCHOOL Wilmington Friends Summer Camp provides a wealth of top-level programming for our campers a tradition since 1996. We pride ourselves on developing innovative programming year after year and believe the expansion of our Sports and Technology camps in 2015 illustrates our commitment. This expansion promotes our efforts to ensure Friends campers feel successful and included. Technology campsare a hallmark of our program. Across our lower school and middle school campuses we provide campers with tools and opportunities to tap into their innovative side by offering Scratch animation LEGO and STEM. To build upon this already impressive resume we are excited to offer 3D printing woodturning and drone camps in 2016. Housed in our new state-of-the-art Design labs these camps will be the perfect setting for young engineers to dabble in new technologies. Sports camps have always been very popular at Friends. Spiking volleyballs and learning proper lacrosse passing techniques are just a few examples of how our programs help to develop competitive athletes while always adhering to our commitment of nurturing good sportsmanship. This year we will keep this tradition alive by offering both British soccer and Brazilian Futsal soccer camps. In addition middle school football camps will be returning to Friends with a coaching staff led by Rob Tattersall. For additional information visit our websiteor contact Camp Director Carlos Charriez at CCharriezWilmingtonFriends.org. WilmingtonFriends.org 120 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM S U M M E R C A M P S feature music art acting theater and design. There are technology camps which include many different types engineering comput- er building computer programming graphic design photography video game design website design and film production to name only a few within this specialty category. Special needs camps serve children suffering from any of a wide range of physical disabilities medical conditions intellectual difficulties or emotional problems. Types of special needs camps include autism Aspergers epilepsy hearing impaired speech impaired visually impaired developmen- tal disabilities learning disabilities oncology leukemia diabetes and many others. Sports camp is another specialized camp category. Types of sports camps run the entire gamut of the sports field soc- cer tennis baseball basketball cheerleading football golf surfing tennis softball swimming hockey lacrosse gymnastics and more. There is a specialized sports camp for each and every sport. Theme camps have become especially popular and feature just about ev- ery theme imaginable creative writing fashion modeling space magic culinary arts fitness etc. The category of volunteer camps has increased in popularity over the past few years. Types of vol- unteer camps range from community service volunteer programs environmental care to political action. The category of religious camps cover each and every religious denomination conceivable. Re- ligious camps usually feature a variety of adventures and activities and specialize in incorporating religious studies prayer and services throughout the camp environment. School-based summer camps have been increasing in impor- tance. Age and grade level are the baseline differentiating factors In addition to Notre Dames popular youth basketball camps and high school sports camps the Academy is introducing new enrichment camps such as photography and broadcast journalism for summer 2016. in school-based summer camps. Programs clearly distinguish among Pre-K elementary and high school or separate children according- ly by Pre-K lower school middle school and upper school. While some school-based camps are overnight camps the vast majority are day camps. Programs generally range from two to 10 weeks most feature six- to eight-week programs. Many school-based camps offer sports programs. The most prev- alent and popular sports camps feature soccer baseball basketball tennis football hockey and lacrosse. Wilmington Friends School Summer Camps June 20-August 26 Visit us at wilmingtonfriends.orgsummercamp or call 302-576-2998 Quaker matters.Come see why. Lower School Camp lscampwilmingtonfriends.org For children in preschool -5th grade. Weekly themesactive gamesand art ice skatingswimmingand bowling optional specialty camps including adventurelacrossesoccertennis basketballartreadingMod Server Design. NEW Brazilian FutsalChinese Cultural ImmersionQuaker Basketball Flower PowerDrawing Camp Middle School Camp mscampwilmingtonfriends.org For children in 5th -9th grade. Choose Base Camp or Theme Camps adventureartsportsLego Scratch Mod Server DesignCamp Hogwarts. NEW STEM Design Challenge-Inventors WorkshopDronesFootballCooking ZumbaWoodturning and 3D Printing Register Online Early bird discount available through March 31st ACADEMY OF NOTRE DAME DE NAMUR Academy of Notre Dame de Namur Adds New Summer Programs Summer is more fun when kids are inspired to discover a new passion become a stronger athlete or learn a new skill. This year the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur in Villanova is introducing new summer camps from June 13 through June 24 designed to inspire creativity boost athletic ability and spark the imagination. New enrichment programs for middle school students include Photography Science of Flight and Creative Writing. High school students will explore Geological Investigations Broadcast Journalism Self-Portrait Art and more. Throughout the summer Notre Dame will offer sports camps that will help your child become a stronger more confident athlete and build sport-specific skills. Sports camps are led by Notre Dames winning varsity coaches for high school soccer lacrosse and field hockey. Middle and grade school students can choose from full- and half-day basketball camps and middle school students can participate in lacrosse field hockey and volleyball camps. For additional details on camp programs and fees please visit our website. The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur is located at 560 Sproul Road in Villanova. NDAPA.orgSummerCamp CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 121 Specialty camps are the hallmark of school-based summer camps because most schools already have an excellent academ- ic program base and audience to attract parents and students. Today the special- ties seem infinite. Major categories include academic enrichment science technology engineering art theater music and sports. Academic enrichment camp programs are designed for improving study habits and skills preparing for exams earning course credits and excelling in a specialized field of study such as engineering science or mathematics. Programs can be as specialized and focused as filmmaking fashion design building computers or even forensics. Many school-based camps are private schools and faith-based schools. Because of these characteristics heritage tradition and established networks facilitate opportunities for summer camp students to travel nation- ally and globally as part of their camp pro- gram experience. School-based summer camp programs stand out because of the ability to offer a depth of multiple programs where a com- bination of a unique variety of individual programs can be selected and combined sports academic enrichment specialties and travel. The opportunity to select from many options and customize a summer camp ex- perience results in sustained motivation fun entertainment inspiration challenge and development. School-based summer camp programs are an excellent way for children to get ex- posed to the environment of schools they may be considering for future enrollment. And children with excellent or exception- al abilities and skills have the opportunity to get on the radar screen of a particular school and its administrators teachers and coaches. SELECTING A SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM The selection process may be a casual ap- proach a formal methodical effort or a combination thereof. A suggested approach is the use of a summer camp needs check- list. Reviewing a comprehensive checklist of needs helps you identify and prioritize summer camp needs. Once needs are clearly identified and weighted you have an ob- jective basis for evaluating summer camps and making a selection of the best fit camp for your child. Reviewing a comprehensive list ensures that all summer camp needs are identified and then subsequently ranked in terms of priority. The checklist on page 118 although not intended to be exhaustive is a useful guideline for getting started with the selection process. CLOSING SUMMARY The wonderful range of summer camps to choose from is enormous and the list to se- lect from can seem overwhelming. However there are certain trends and by understand- ing or becoming better acquainted with these trends the selection process may be- come a little less challenging. There are three main camp categories specialized camps school-based camps and traditional camps. Traditional summer camps are mainly a form of vacation over many weeks or nearly the entire summer where children meet new friends and enjoy a wide range of adven- tures and recreational activities. Specialized camps concentrate on very specific areas of interest and are intended to develop specific skill sets. Specialty camps are the hallmark of school-based summer camps because most schools already have an excellent aca- demic program base and audience to attract parents and students. The summer camp se- lection process may be a casual approach a formal methodical effort or a combination thereof. A suggested approach is the use of a summer camp needs checklist. CCL SUMMER MATTERS Summer Matters offers a continuum of innovative programming for learners with special needs 5-21 years of age. Programs are of varying formats and lengths and build on campers interests to help them succeed learn and grow. Summer Matters is headquartered in Malvern and is a program of Valley Forge Educational Services. Programs include Summer Voyagers is a program designed for children 5-12 years of age who despite many strengths may be experiencing learning challenges in school. Summer L.I.F.E. provides supported recreational opportunities for campers 8-21 years of age. ESY at The Vanguard School is a specialized skills maintenance program for eligible students 5-17 years of age. VTC Summer Experience focuses on the development of daily living skills vocational training and post-secondary education for young adults 18-21 years of age. SummerMatters.org 122 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM C H O O S I N G A S E N I O R L I V I N G C O M M U N I T Y Part One of the Choosing a Senior Living Community series appeared in the JanuaryFebruary issue of Chester County Life. Part Two of the series highlights the different types of communities. Before Part Two is presented a quick overview of Part One is provided as some helpful background. BY DIANA BRANNON Choosing a Senior Living Community Part Two CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 123 124 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM C H O O S I N G A S E N I O R L I V I N G C O M M U N I T Y When choosing a senior living community it is very important to examine the amenities and imagine your life there. These are the areas where you will be spending your time and entertaining your family and friends. How does each compare with other communities on a national scale Willow Valley Communities in Lancaster was recently awarded two Gold Awards from the National Association of Home Builders NAHB Best of 55 Housing Awards. Willow Valleys Clubhouse won Best 55 Outdoor Lifestyle Amenity and its full-service restaurant Local Table won the Best 55 Dining or Caf Experience. John Swanson President of Willow Valley Living the management and development company for Willow Valley Communities said We work to infuse everything we create with innovation and excellence. We are honored to have been recognized with these NAHB awards. Willow Valley has previously been honored by the NAHB for Best Lifestyle and Best Fitness and Wellness Program. PART ONE SYNOPSIS Should your plans include consideration of moving to a senior living community its important to educate yourself and take time to explore options. Many factors come into play with this decision and selecting the best fit senior living com- munity requires serious planning. A good plan whether formal or informal should incorporate logical steps a process. Begin by thoroughly identifying all senior liv- ing needs evaluate these needs and then prioritize the needs. Once needs are pri- oritized then develop specific objectives for achieving each prioritized need. And finally develop and implement a strategy the how to for achieving objectives and satisfying senior living needs. A checklist of senior living needs is an excellent place to start for assessing needs. Reviewing a comprehensive list virtually ensures that all needs are identified and then subsequently ranked in terms of pri- ority. A suggested checklist is presented on page 88 of the JanuaryFebruary issue of Chester County Life. WillowValleyCommunities.org WILLOW VALLEY COMMUNITIES CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 125 Chester Countys Premier 55 Active Lifestyle Community d Championship Golf Course d Maintenance-Free Living d Heated Pool d Over 35 Clubs d Walking Trails d Single Floor Living d Gated 247 Security d Convenient to Local Shopping d Beautiful Community Center d Homes from 150K to 600K Hersheys Mill Villages Golf Club 1500 Greenhill Road West Chester PA 19380 HersheysMill55Plus.com Call 610-436-8900 x217 Community Open House May 22 1-4pm Located in Lititz dubbed one of Americas Coolest Small Towns by Budget Travel Warwick Woodlands holds special appeal to those who appreciate a hub of activity hometown charm maintenance-free living and extended travel with the assurance of dependable home upkeep while they are gone. WARWICK WOODLANDS Bringing Together People Businesses and the Energy of Small-Town Living At a time when many Boomers are considering re-shaping how and where they live Warwick Woodlands introduces a community catering to those who want to plan ahead for the unforeseen while embracing a vital active lifestyle now. With its unique Traditional Neighborhood Design Warwick Woodlands new maintenance-free apartment homes carriage homes and townhomes are integrated with restaurants galleries and shops along tree-lined streets in cozy neighborhoods. With access to long-term care at parent company Moravian Manor residents are well- positioned for future care needs with minimal disruption to their lives. Groundbreaking for Phase I is scheduled for Spring 2016 Request a copy of our free booklet Your Formula for Success A Practical Guide for Making Your Senior Housing Decision or join us for a monthly Dine Discover to learn how to research evaluate and determine which of the many retirement options best suit you. WarwickWoodlands.org 126 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM C H O O S I N G A S E N I O R L I V I N G C O M M U N I T Y In addition to identifying specific senior living needs understanding trends in senior living communities is a critical factor for consideration in the selection process. How senior living communities stay abreast of changing lifestyle technology social and environmental trends can make all the dif- ference in the world for fulfilling a happy and satisfying retirement. A number of the significant trends are presented on pages 91-92 of the JanuaryFebruary issue. The senior living planning and com- munity selection process requires an un- derstanding of the many types of senior living communities available for consid- eration. Not all senior living communi- ties are created equal. Communities vary widely in terms of location and the level and quality of programs services ameni- ties and features. And the cost of living in a senior living community is a function of these factors. CARRIAGE HOMES TOWNHOMES APARTMENTS SO MUCH MORE. Call 717-625-6000 Toll Free 855-211-1088 www.warwickwoodlands.org Its a good life. Oh boy what a blast it was doing the loco-motion da-doo-ron-ron or just dancing in the street. We were forever young and in many ways still are. Which is why Warwick Woodlands the up-and-coming community for Boomers beyond is music to our ears. Just steps from the shops pubs and restaurants of vibrant Lititz it also offers the pools gym and fitness classes of the nearby Lititz recCenter plus freedom from maintenance and future care worries to make way for the fun. Anyone up for trying out Zumba Is it any surprise that the first generationtoTwist and Shout still groovesto the beat of vitality Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community is a Continuing Care Retirement Community CCRC located in southern Lancaster County. The list of what to love about Quarryville goes well beyond our ideal location great value and Christ-centeredness. You will also discover a magnificent setting spacious apartments award-winning cottages too-numerous- to-list amenities and outstanding medical care. But most impressive is our commitment to helping each resident live life to the fullest. We view retirement as an opportunity to do something extraordinary. You can retire the ordinary things in life like the lawn mower the snow shovel and the rake. But you never retire from pursuing your interests building relationships and spending time with family and friends. Quarryvilles maintenance-free living provides the foundation for you to engage in what matters most extraordinary living Stop by and see for yourself. Quarryville.com QUARRYVILLE PRESBYTERIAN RETIREMENT COMMUNITY Visit Willow Valley Communities today and see what Life Lived Forward is all about. 866.593.3950 WillowValleyCommunities.org LifeLivedForward.org Lancaster PA Movement theJoin 128 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM C H O O S I N G A S E N I O R L I V I N G C O M M U N I T Y ZerbeRetirementCommunity.com ZERBE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY When I see how far weve advanced over the past 57 years Im filled with a sense of pride and awe happily says Dan Caffrey the third generation of his family to lead Zerbe Retirement Community. What started as the Zerbe Sisters Nursing Home has evolved into a community that offers a complete continuum of care starting with our attractive and affordable independent living homes then on to our personalized assisted living facility and of course our skilled nursing center. Our residents say they love the family atmosphere and that our beautiful location is so peaceful yet just minutes from everything they need. And they also love the fact that they own their homes. Id say our residents are the best sales people we have WELLINGTON AT HERSHEYS MILL Wellington at Hersheys Mill is a rental retirement community that charges no entrance fee only a security deposit equal to one months rent. For over 10 years Wellington has been established as one of the best in sophisticated retirement living. The Wellington campus offers Independent Living Personal Care and 5-Star Medicare Rated Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. With an experienced management and nursing team Wellington provides friendly knowledgeable service in an elegant environment. Situated in the heart of scenic historic Chester County Wellington is within easy reach from Philadelphia the Main Line the Brandywine Valley and Delaware County. Surrounded by natural beauty thriving restaurants boutique shops golf and cultural activities Wellington at Hersheys Mill offers far more than a suburban escape. Schedule a tour today to experience Wellingtons superior accommodations learn about the wide range of amenities and activities and sample our elegant delicious meals for yourself WellingtonRetirement.com CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 129 CHOOSING A SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY PART TWO The landscape of senior living communi- ties is exceptionally diverse and the op- tions seem infinite. To help cast light on this landscape there are essentially four types of communities for consideration Independent Living Communities Assist- ed Living Communities Nursing Home Communities and Continuing Care Re- tirement Communities CCRC. Independent Living Communities are designed for individuals who are gener- ally in good health and do not need pro- fessional assistance or supervision of ev- eryday activities such as housekeeping laundry cleaning eating bathing and dressing. Residents live in single units in many cases customized residential homes condominiums or apartments are responsible for their own daily sched- ules and care come and go from the community freely and have a large menu of amenities and activities to choose from that are enjoyed by community members maintenance-free living services fitness centers pools spas golf tennis club- houses dining facilities game rooms recreational facilities organized com- munity events and activities on-call 247 emergency medical services and more. Independent Living Communities are ideal for seniors who want to minimize chores and maximize leisure time and pursue recreational social and cultural activities. Independent Living Commu- nities range in scope from the luxurious gracious living with all of the amenities and services imaginable to the basic less luxurious communities with more limited amenities and services. Assisted Living Communities are de- signed for people who are generally free of serious mobility healthcare or men- tal issues but need some basic services or varying levels of supervised care. Resi- dents may need help in managing certain everyday activities laundry housekeep- ing preparing meals taking medications bathing or dressing. Most residents re- side in single units where staff members help with daily activities and respond to emergencies 247. Overall seniors main- tain an active lifestyle while family mem- bers have peace of mind knowing that assistance and care of their loved ones are in the hands of professionals. Many Assisted Living Communities feature an extensive array of amenities and services 610 558-5000 www.WhiteHorseVillage.org A nonprofit accredited lifecare community Embrace What Is Important Pets Welcome Natures Beauty Health Wellness CULINARY DELIGHTS One-level living ARTS CULTURE PEACE OF MI N D When you retire at White Horse Village you become part of a friendly hometown neigborhood surrounded by natural beauty. 130 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM C H O O S I N G A S E N I O R L I V I N G C O M M U N I T Y such as a variety of dining options and venues apartments fitted with the lat- est wireless technologies fitness centers pools and spas recreational activities continuing education and cultural pro- grams entertainment social events and activities high-tech movie theaters and game rooms wonderful outdoor living spaces private and group transportation to local attractions shopping centers organized outings and trips and medi- cal appointments physical therapy and short-term rehabilitation. Assisted Living Communities are ideal for seniors who need some basic levels of daily care want to pursue recreational social and cul- tural activities and need to eliminate the expense and stress of owning and main- taining a home. When safety becomes a big concern for seniors and their families Assisted Living Communities become the ideal option for senior living. Communi- ties range in scope from the luxurious gracious living with extensive amenities and services to the basic less luxurious communities with most of the services required but limited amenities. Private funds income from employment and in- vestments etc. savings Social Security benefits and financial assistance from organizations and family members pay the cost of living in Assisted Living Com- munities. Essentially public funds do not cover the costs of living in these commu- nities. Nursing Home Communities provide care for seniors with chronic illnesses limited mobility and difficulty per- forming daily living activities. Nursing homes are staffed with doctors nurses and certified assistants. These profes- sionals provide 247 medical care and a wide range of specialty medical servic- es pain management physical therapy speech therapy rehabilitation etc. Some homes incorporate special units for pro- viding Alzheimers care and other types of dementia. Many homes feature core medical equipment present in clinics and hospitals. Staffs are trained to man- age emergencies and refer residents to nearby hospitals to handle acute condi- tions as needs arise. When it comes to For 67 years Christ-centered living has been our hallmark. While our neighborhood is expanding our commitment to uncompromising standards of security and care for every resident continues uninterrupted. Featuring an indoor pool walking track fitness center bistro and terrace with an outdoor fireplace and pizza oven the Commons is a place where our residents can come together to meet eat exercise and relax. The Commons gathering place is another example of Quarryville providing the essentials and potentials of senior living. quarryville introduces 625 Robert Fulton Highway Quarryville PA 17566 quarryville.com 888-786-7331 RETIRE the ORDINARY. the R See the Commons cottages and more at our OPEN HOUSES Every Friday in April from 1 PM to 3 PM Call 888-786-7331 to learn more. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 131 Independent Living Personal Care Skilled Nursing Rehab West Chester PA WellingtonRetirement.com 484- 653-1200 Care You Can Count On. When a parent or loved one has suffered an injury look no further than Wellington at Hersheys Mill. Our 5-Star Medicare Rated team knows exactly how to care for your fragile loved one in a home-like environment. Best of all our facilities are open to anyone in the community. Wellington_CCLife_3_16.indd 2 12516 1221 PM RIDDLE VILLAGE The time is now. Why wait to start living the best years of your life Kristen Lamanna Riddle Village Director of Marketing works with clients and their families every day and one of the most common misconceptions about continuing care retirement communities is the idea that the lifestyle is for old people. Our residents are vibrant healthy and active individuals who moved to Riddle Village to make the most of their retirement years and some have yet to retire While some future residents will say they arent ready to move in yet what I hear most frequently from new residents is they should have moved in sooner she adds with a smile. With so many options in the local area it can be difficult to decide which community is right for you. Riddle Village offers future residents the opportunity to Experience the Lifestyle by staying at the community for several days. Dining in our multiple venues participating in our activities and programs and most importantly having the opportunity to meet and interact with the people who call Riddle Village home has been a great tool for many residents who were comparing communities. At any community talk to the residents and staff. Does it have an open door policy Do you feel at home Do the residents seem happy living there Is the staff friendly and helpful These are important considerations when choosing the community you want to call home. RiddleVillage.org 132 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM C H O O S I N G A S E N I O R L I V I N G C O M M U N I T Y Everything We Need. Nothing We Dont. Find out more about retirement living. Schedule a tour today. For more than 50 years our family has offered our residents respectful and compassionate care. Our continuum of care is professionally delivered by our staff from Independent Living cottages through Skilled Nursing. And our small size means an intimate setting where you and your loved one will be cared for like family. Schedule a tour today. Call 717.445.8741 or visit us at ZerbeRetirementCommunity.com Independent Living Personal Care Nursing Center P 717.445.8741 W ZerbeRetirementCommunity.com Penrose Carriage Homes may be the perfect way to enhance your lifestyle while maintaining the privacy and freedom you desire. Front view of a twin-style Penrose Carriage Home at Dunwoody Village DUNWOODY VILLAGE Dunwoody Village offers a wide variety of exceptional living options in a picturesque wooded setting. With its convenient location in Newtown Square Dunwoody is just a short walk away from shopping and offers easy access to the Main Line and Center City Philadelphia. Fourteen acres have been selected as the site of our Penrose Carriage Homes. These spacious twin-style homes are designed for discerning adults who want a vibrant lifestyle as well as the security of Life Care. With distinctive features including open floor plans gas fireplaces and two-car garages these homes offer single-level living with all the comforts of home and none of the chores As a financially stable not-for-profit community Dunwoody has a 40-year tradition of serving seniors. A choice of three entrance fee options means that you may choose a payment plan that best suits your needs. Dunwoody.org CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 133 RiddleVillage.org 1048 West Baltimore Pike Media PA 19063 At Riddle Village our executive and management teams are always available to discuss the questions suggestions and concerns of all of our current and future residents. Call us today to schedule your personal tour Our door is always open 610 891-3700 RiddleVillage knows Lifecare. Wouldnt you like to live where your voice will be heard Bob Bertolette President and CEO of Riddle Village nursing care funding is through private funds insurance with long-term care pol- icies Medicare Medicaid and assistance through a multitude of state and local programs and funds. Continuing Care Retirement Com- munities CCRC feature independent living assisted livingpersonal care and nursing care in one general location so residents can remain in the same area as living housing and care needs change. Many CCRCs offer a variety of housing options single dwelling homes town- homes condominiums and apartments as well as many different floor plans and venues. Continuing care offers several levels of care ranging from the very ba- sic to the all-inclusive. CCRCs are ideal when staying in the same location is a priority long-term care is on the horizon and spouses desire to remain very close to one another if one spouse needs higher levels of care. Each community features a certain plan or program. Some commu- nities for example are a life care com- munity and require a one-time entrance fee plus a monthly charge and will pro- In addition to identifying specific senior living needs understanding trends in senior living communities is a critical factor for consideration in the selection process. How senior living communities stay abreast of changing lifestyle technology social and environmental trends can make all the difference in the world for fulfilling a happy and satisfying retirement. 134 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM C H O O S I N G A S E N I O R L I V I N G C O M M U N I T Y HERSHEYS MILL VILLAGES GOLF CLUB Discover Why Residents Love Hersheys Mill in West Chester Thinking of downsizing or relocating to a 55-plus community in the Delaware Valley Hersheys Mill is situated around an 18-hole championship private golf club featuring casual and formal dining. The premier community also offers TigerTurf coated tennis courts pickleball bocce courts winter paddleball and shuffleboard as well as miles of walking trails and protected interior paved roads for biking or jogging. A park-like atmosphere of over 800 acres gives Hersheys Mill a resort-like appearance. Security appeals to potential buyers. Hersheys Mill is a gated community with a 247 manned main gate and marked security vehicle traversing the community 24 hours a day. A community garden with more than 140 plots and a fully equipped woodshop are available to residents. The Hersheys Mill bus transports residents to regional attractions cultural institutions and gaming and sporting events. HersheysMill55plus.com Hersheys Mill Clubhouse from the 9th Tee WHITE HORSE VILLAGE It can be very difficult to make the decision to move from a home where one has lived many years. Fear of the unknown a change in lifestyle and downsizing are all factors in the decision. Residents living at White Horse Village all made that decision and took a GIANT LEAP into the unknown for a truly wonderful adventure. White Horse Village is located on 96 acres of woods and meadows adjacent to Ridley Creek State Park in Delaware County. Moving to White Horse Village is a celebration of life with many new friends to meet and new talents to learn. There is a wonderful spirit at White Horse Village a fierce creative energy and talents of every description. Some of the activities include AudioVisual Blue Bird Trail Closed Circuit TV Computer Group Cultural Encounters Extended Hand Genealogy Gift Corral Fine Arts Harvesters Library Performing Arts Quilters Religious Activities Stall Village Singers White Horse Tales and Woodshop. There is also a focus on fitness and wellness swimming croquet bocce biking walking swimming exercise dance shuffleboard and a putting green. DO NOT WAIT Make the move now while you are able to enjoy all the services amenities programs and enrichment activities that a retirement community has to offer. WhiteHorseVillage.org I may not make it to heaven but at least Ive made it to White Horse Village DR. ROBERT POOLE I dont think a day goes by that I dont say to myself I LOVE this place PETE LEE All of the beauty none of the work. Affiliated with Simpson Senior Services 2000 Greenbriar Lane West Grove PA 19390 866.997.8542 www.jennerspond.org Stand outfrom the crowd. Everyone loves a beautifully landscaped yard and blooming flowers but not everyone loves the work required to keep it that way. At Jenners Pond you can have the best of both worldsmanicured lawns beautiful landscaping and colorful gardenswithout even lifting a finger. Of course if you enjoy gardening youll find opportunities to do that here in your own personal garden plot. Its just one of the many features that make retirement living at Jenners Pond stand out from the crowd. To learn more about what sets Jenners Pond apart call or stop by today. 136 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM C H O O S I N G A S E N I O R L I V I N G C O M M U N I T Y vide care for residents the rest of their life. Some communities as another ex- ample are a fee-for-service community and require a lease signing and residents pay for services that they specifically use. While other communities for example may require a property purchase and of- fer the purchase of discounted healthcare benefits and guarantee a certain percent- age of life care. A range of entry pro- grams and services are frequently offered by CCRCs. These may include physical moving services payment for moving expenses or waiver of certain entry fees selecting or hiring of experienced real estate agents to sell your home special arrangements with banks that offer low interest loans and bridge loans and in some cases the actual purchase of your home. CLOSING I have visited and observed many won- derful senior living communities through- out the region. In doing so I have walked away with three lasting impressions. We are very fortunate to have so many ex- cellent convenient choices at our door- step. Its not surprising given the natural beauty of our region and the fact we are centered in the wealthiest area of Penn- sylvania and nationally in the top 25. A second memorable impression is that the residents of our senior living com- munities embody the talent energy and heart of so many spirited people. These are individuals who have contributed significantly and continue to add to the growth culture and rich heritage of the Delaware Valley. And a third lasting im- pression is the remarkable professional staffs who attend to the needs of seniors throughout the many magnificent com- munities across the region. These ex- traordinary professionals are highly dedi- cated and take great pleasure and reward by helping others. At some point we all have to make plans for the future whether for our- selves or someone we love. Most se- niors and their families want and need choices. Should these plans include con- sideration of moving to a senior living community its important to educate yourself and take time to explore op- tions. Many factors come into play with this decision and selecting the best fit senior living community requires serious planning. CCL 1200 Tel Hai Circle P.O. Box 190 Honey Brook PA 19344 telhai.org Tel Hai a community of neighborhoodswhether you prefer cottage lifestyle or apartment livinghas something for everyone. A variety of oor plans in the customized accommodations range in size from 790 to 2337 square feet. Theres never a dull momentfrom multiple dining venues to enriching entertainment aquatic and wellness opportunities all found on the Hill of Life. Soon Tel Hai will offer even more apartments with spectacular countryside views. To learn more call 610 273-9333 ext. 2144. NEW NEIGHBORHOOD. SAME TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE. At some point we all have to make plans for the future whether for ourselves or someone we love. Most seniors and their families want and need choices. Should these plans include consideration of moving to a senior living community its important to educate yourself and take time to explore options. A Continuing Care Retirement Community Penrose at Dunwoody New twin-style homes featuring Two-car Garages Great RoomsTerraces Gas Fireplaces Dens and Open Kitchens. Model Home Open by Appointment. Visit our New Neighborhood. NOWRESERVINGFORPHASE2 Five-Star Rated Healthcare 1-800-DUNWOODY www.dunwoody.org Independent Living Rehabilitation Personal Care Skilled Nursing Memory Support 138 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM E D U C AT I N G T H E W H O L E C H I L D Notall schools are created equal when itcomes to balancing pure academic objectives and critical whole child goals. Schools differsignificantlyin the balancing. The range is wide all the wayfrom schools with a generally narrowacademic focus and little consideration ofwhole child developmentatone end ofthe spectrum to the opposite end where high academics and extensive whole child developmentare coupled. BY DIANA BRANNON PARTTWO WHOLECHILD Educatingthe CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 139 140 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM E D U C AT I N G T H E W H O L E C H I L D In Part One of the series I closed by stating The school a parent selects for a child can make all the difference in the world for a childs development and future. The best fit school for a child is a function of many vari- ables. Whole child education is one of the most critical considerations. The challenge for parents however comes down to could should and will. Could I ensure my childs whole child education Should I ensure my childs whole child education Will I ensure my childs whole child education Once the will decision is made and its an affirmative I will guarantee my childs whole person development the next chal- lenge becomes one of school selection. Which school is the best fit for my child In Part One I introduced a useful tool Ex- hibit A for guiding a parents evaluation and selection of a school especially if ed- ucation of the whole person is a primary consideration. The Exhibit A model recog- nizes that not all schools are created equal when it comes to balancing pure academic objectives and critical whole child goals. Schools differ significantly in the balanc- ing. The range is wide all the way from schools with a generally narrow academ- ic focus and little consideration of whole child development at one end of the spec- trum to the opposite end where high aca- Could I ensure my childs whole child education Should I ensure my childs whole child education Will I ensure my childs whole child education Exhibit A CHOICES LEVELS OF ACADEMICS WHOLE CHILD DEVELOPMENT LEVEL OF WHOLE CHILD DEVELOPMENT LEVELOFACADEMICS LOW MEDIUM HIGH LOW MEDIUM HIGH Not Very Desirable High Academics Narrow Whole Child Development Ideal High Academics Extensive Whole Child Development Not Desirable Narrow Academics Narrow Whole Child Development Less Ideal Narrow Academics Extensive Whole Child Development CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 141 PreK Grade 8 montgomeryschool.org Open House Sunday March 13 at 100 pm Call 610.827.7222 to register for this event or to schedule a personal tour. DVFSs faculty understands that school is not just about passing tests and memorizing facts. They teach the children to trust themselves to problem-solve and to take risks in the classroom. DVFS PARENT Delaware Valley Friends School Is pleased to announce the addition of 5thgradeTO OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM This is the real impact a Delaware Valley Friends School education makes every day on students who learn differently. Mary Ellen Trent Director of Admissions maryellen.trentdvfs.org 610.640.4150 19 E. Central Ave. Paoli PA Inquire now for enrollment in the 2016-17 school year dvfs.org5thgrade ASK US ABOUT OUR TRAILBLAZER GRANTS FOR OUR INAUGURAL FIFTH GRADE CLASS COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL OF THE SACRED HEART At every stage of a childs education a school environment should support building the qualities and tools to meet lifes challenges. An all-girl environment for developing wise freedom skills responsible decision-making and creative exploration is a safe a place to discover. Country Day School of the Sacred Heart CDSSH in Bryn Mawr has been educating the whole child for 150 years. Emphasis on the importance of skills in communication analytical thinking and collaboration as well as the accountability that transpires with the practice of wise freedom underlies the educational experience at every turn. In addition to a rigorous academic curriculum students grow in self-knowledge and self-confidence in a nurturing and supportive environment. This holistic approach underpins all student achievements. Each day students are met with opportunities for spiritual social and personal growth. Guided by the global vision of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat CDSSH is an independent Catholic college-preparatory school for girls grades K through 12. Sacred Heart is commemorating its Sesquicentennial this year CDSSH.org Students celebrate the Sesquicentennial of their school throughout the 2015-2016 school year. 142 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM E D U C AT I N G T H E W H O L E C H I L D Tower Hill students traveled to Australia in the summer of 2015 as part of the schools many global offerings. Photo credit Patrick Kaiser TOWER HILL SCHOOL Learning and Growing with Global Perspective Tower Hill School develops global scholars by offering students cross-cultural experiences with individuals from around the world in both social and intellectual settings. Building on a tradition of international travel exchange programs and multicultural coursework Tower Hill continually explores new opportunities to provide global perspective. Giving students the confidence to network and collaborate with people of different backgrounds helps inspire future global leaders said Eduardo Silva Director of Global Initiatives. Tower Hill has long offered student travel with destinations including Costa Rica Puerto Rico Australia Canada France Italy and Spain. Faculty lead exchange programs with schools in France and Australia and last year Tower Hill began welcoming international students from China. Spanish language is introduced in the Lower School and elective courses such as Epidemics in Society and French Culture and Language through Film are offered. Next year Tower Hill will begin offering Mandarin. My philosophy is to make the language come alive Silva said. The textbook can only take you so far. TowerHill.org WILMINGTON FRIENDS SCHOOL Our students develop and our graduates exhibit the habits of mind and transferable skills of lifelong learners who lead act and communicate effectively. Our students learn and our graduates exhibit the discerning inclination and intellectual capacity to question to listen and to work with people who represent a variety of points of view. Our students learn and our graduates exhibit the moral courage to recognize that the faster the world changes the more important a personal foundation of values and ethics becomes. KEN ALDRIDGE HEAD OF SCHOOL The timeless mission of Wilmington Friends is brought to life every day by caring and masterful teachers who inspire students to live lives of learning and purpose.WilmingtonFriends.org CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 143 demics and extensive whole child develop- ment are coupled. Exhibit A captures the universal landscape of choices. The vertical scale y axis depicts levels of academics ranging from low to high while the hori- zontal scale x axis represents levels of whole child development physical social moral emotional and spiritual growth the catalyst that builds character and good citizenship creates happiness formulates successful human relationships and ca- reers and a future of lifelong learning. The models upper right quadrant or segment may describe or profile an ideal balance while the immediate bordering areas of this segment may be considered less ideal yet still relevant to fostering the whole stu- dent. HIGH ACADEMICS EXTENSIVE WHOLE CHILD DEVELOPMENT The remainder of this article focuses on the models upper right section what schools do physically socially intellectually emo- tionally and spiritually when operating in this segment High Academics and Exten- sive Whole Child Development. And what a parent should look for as to how well schools perform and address each of these whole child tenets. Stated differently par- ents should not only listen to what schools say about its approach to whole child de- velopment but actually watch observe and understand what schools do to perform at an uncompromisingly high level when edu- cating the whole person. The concept of the whole child is holistic recognizing that children develop physically socially intellectually emotionally and spiri- tually and the education taking place in a school environment requires such compre- hensive and complete development. On the The concept of the whole child is holistic recognizing that children develop physically socially intellectually emotionally and spiritually and the education taking place in a school environment requires such comprehensive and complete development. CHILDRENS DENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATES P.C. 1-855-KIDSCDH ChildrensDentalHealth.com LOCATIONS Aston Chadds Ford Drexel Hill Harrisburg Lancaster Limerick Plymouth Meeting Thorndale West Grove West Philadelphia Eric Felix DMD David Iglewicz DMD Robyn Ivker DMD Associates 144 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM E D U C AT I N G T H E W H O L E C H I L D Quaker matters.Come see why. OPEN HOUSE Preschool-5th grade April 9 9 to 11am Join us for hands-on projects in our Learning Lab for children 18-36 months and in our Makerspace program for children 3 and older. Call 302.576.2930 or visit wilmingtonfriends.org to register for an Open House or to customize your tour. Ask about our Reggio Emilia inspired preschool. the best educational choice Looking to make for your child Choose Pennsylvanias most experienced tuition-free K-12 online public school. For nearly 40 years Woodlynde School has helped intelligent talented students with learning differences in grades K-12 achieve success in college career and life. Students gain access to caring experts in education thrive in our nurturing environment benefit from our specialized teaching methods and strategies and rise to the challenge of our college-prep curriculum. Additionally a wide range of extracurricular activities develop the whole child intellectually socially and emotionally. Typically 100 percent of Woodlynde graduates are accepted to college and with the opportunity to take college courses as seniors they graduate ready for the rigors of college life. Woodlynde.org WOODLYNDE SCHOOL CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 145 surface or at a high level schools exceling in whole child education upper right segment of Exhibit A strategically incorporate edu- cation of the whole student into the schools mission culture and curriculum and devel- op and implement programs teaching meth- ods and practices that ensure the develop- ment of the whole person. The following highlights some of these distinguishing and differentiating characteristics when schools develop students physically socially intellec- tually emotionally and spiritually. PHYSICALLY Schools positioned in the upper right Ideal quadrant not only insightfully understand the importance of excellent physical health in education but assertively implement programs and practices to achieve it. These schools value highly the balancing of body with mind and spirit. Respect for physical and health education is paramount taken seriously. Recently I visited a health class in session at a school preeminent in whole child education. The subject for the day Effects of Alcohol on the Body. I was thoroughly impressed with the teachers presentation of the subject and how she so adeptly engaged students in discussions and THE VANGUARD SCHOOL The Vanguard School is an Approved Private School providing programs for and licensed to accept students 421 years of age with a Pennsylvania Department of Special Education exceptionality of autism speech-language disorders emotional disturbance andor other health impairment OHI. Students at The Vanguard School also may experience developmental disabilities learning differences or social-emotional or behavioral difficulties. The Vanguard School provides comprehensive special education and clinical services with a unique focus on the individual student and his or her readiness for life. Since 1959 The Vanguard School has offered an integrated approach to academic social daily living and career-transition skills within a supportive environment where each student is taught to become a contributing member of society. The Vanguard School is a program of Valley Forge Educational Services. THE WYNDCROFT SCHOOL The Wyndcroft School is a co-educational elementary day school for children in grades Early Education through Grade 8. The schools mission is to offer a rigorous academic program enabling the child to establish a firm foundation for a happy and successful future with confidence to succeed in an ever-changing world. The curriculum is traditional and designed to develop the whole child. It emphasizes fundamental skill instruction character development and the pursuit of excellence in English history mathematics science foreign languages and the arts. In a small class setting the school endeavors to provide a safe nurturing environment fostering creativity a love of learning personal integrity determination and respect for others. The Wyndcroft School located at 1395 Wilson Street in Pottstown has been educating the youth of our area since 1918. The schools motto Non Sibi loosely translates from Latin to not for ones self.Community outreach and philanthropic activities are included in Wyndcroft daily activities.From the tracking of Random Acts of Kindness to classroom projects or all-school initiatives Wyndcroft students are taught social responsibility as a foundation of their learning. Open House Date April 3rd Look and Learn Dates April 5th and April 21st Wyndcroft.org VanguardSchool-PA.org 146 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM E D U C AT I N G T H E W H O L E C H I L D interactive experiments. Since then I have reflected upon this classroom experience many times and have confidently concluded the students I observed will remain edu- cated throughout their lifetime on the ef- fects of alcohol on the body. Aside from educating students on the benefits of excellent physical health schools attuned to the needs of a students physical condition promote a dynamic environment of physical fitness recreation and healthy lifestyles provide nutritious school menus that are sensitive to various dietary needs caringly engage students in athletics and intramural sports programs and provide high quality onsite health care. With the increased understanding and role physical health plays in whole child education and the rapid rise of school sports school-based health care is essential. The growing invest- ment by schools in athletic trainers illus- trates and underscores the health care trend taking place in schools. Athletic trainers not only treat injuries but prevent many injuries from occurring and provide immediate as- sessment often preventing serious complica- tions if an injury is not treated immediately and judiciously. Concussions and heat ill- nesses are prime examples of the need. And when it comes to the importance of school- based acute care and chronic care in the From China to Delaware to Australia Xinya Cinderella Teng from Beijing enrolled at Tower Hill for a global education which then took her to Australia with our summer cultural exchange. At Tower Hill language instruction begins in preschool international travel starts in middle school and a global perspective throughout the curriculum prepares all of our students for active engagement in a dynamic world. Tower Hill students are going places. Open Houses Tuesday March 1 Wednesday April 6 RSVP 302-657-8350 or towerhill.orgopenhouse 2813 West 17th Street Wilmington DE 19806 www.towerhill.org Tower Hill School The Episcopal Academy is a PreK-12 coeducational independent day school located in Newtown Square PA which is accessible via many Chester County school district bus services. Founded in 1785 Episcopals mission is to challenge and nurture Mind Body and Spirit and inspire boys and girls to lead lives of purpose faith and integrity. Its picturesque campus houses state-of-the-art facilities that supports Episcopals teachers and coaches in delivering extraordinary academic athletic and arts programs. Episcopal offers a curriculum that successfully combines classical and cutting-edge methods and maintains a supportive environment where teachers and coaches are committed to helping each student achieve positive and rewarding outcomes. Every Episcopal graduate attends college and more than half are accepted into top-tier schools. These graduates often go on to become corporate leaders world-class engineers CEOs literary scholars entrepreneurs and biotech whizzes. EpiscopalAcademy.org Episcopal Academy students benefit from small class sizes which allow for individualized attention and support. THE EPISCOPAL ACADEMY CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 147 whole child environment the role of and investment in school health care programs and professional nurses is more important than ever. SOCIALLY High AcademicExtensive Whole Child De- velopment schools upper right segment of Exhibit A do an extraordinary job at con- necting students to each other to teachers to coaches to administrators to the com- munity to the world and yes to parents and family too. Cutting-edge schools design facilities and campuses to inspire social in- teraction. State-of-the-art technology is in- tegrated ensuring that students have real- time access to each other teachers coaches counselors school administration and the outside world for critical information. Teachers are using social media networks and Internet-based applications to connect and provide assignments and content and to facilitate class discussion. Socially teach- ers are changing the way they teach and students are changing the way they learn. An increasing number of schools are becom- ing an extension of the home. In such cases Serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School known as PA Cyber is one of the largest most experiencedand most successful online public schools in the nation. PA Cybers online learning environments personalized instructional methods and choices of curricula connect Pennsylvania students and their families with state certified and highly qualified teachers and rich academic content that is aligned to state standards. Founded in 2000 PA Cyber is headquartered in Midland Beaver County and maintains a network of support offices throughout the state including in Harrisburg and Delaware County. As a public school PA Cyber is open for enrollment by any school-age child residing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and does not charge tuition to students or families. Each student receives a laptop Internet connection and course materials. Imagine your child brighter happier and more confident. Imagine your child at PA Cyber where the learning never stops. PAcyber.org PA Cyber also offers a high school commencement with graduation ceremonies in Pittsburgh Harrisburg and Philadelphia for the 1500 seniors who graduate each year. PA CYBER CountryDaySchooloftheSACREDHEART Limited space for Fall 2016. Schedule your tour today. CDSSH is an independent Catholic college preparatory school for girls K-12. 480 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue Bryn Mawr PA 19010 610-527-3915 www.cdssh.org Mary Lee FitzPatrick Director of Admissions ext. 214 Celebrating 150 years of educating young girls 148 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM E D U C AT I N G T H E W H O L E C H I L D Schools in the Ideal segment build academic curriculums around education of the whole student. Intellectually and socially students are prepared determinedly for success in higher education employment fulfilling careers responsible citizenship a meaningful and happy life and the challenges of the world. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 149 COME AND SEE SPRING 2016 VISIT DATES 7th Grade Visitation Day Thursday April 14 830 am-130 pm 6th 7th and 8th Grade Open House Thursday April 21 7 pm JOIN THE TEAM WERE IN IT TO WIN IT 220 WOODBINE ROAD DOWNINGTOWN PA 610.343.6206 Shanahan.org BISHOP SHANAHAN HIGH SCHOOL P E O P L E O F G O D P E O P L E F O R OT H E R S SHADOW DAYS AND TOURS AVAILABLE Register for these events at Shanahan.org AdmissionsUpcoming Events Still Enrolling for 2016-17 An Excellent Education in a Nurturing Setting for students in Early Childhood through 8th Grade MONTGOMERY SCHOOL At Montgomery School educating the whole child includes spending significant time outdoors. PreK-8th grade students move about the 60-acre campus in Chester Springs throughout the day going in and out of the numerous buildings to attend their next class or activity. The campus was built with the objective of students being outside often and with purpose. Environmental sustainability is at the forefront of our program with Lower School students regularly engaging in nature walks through Pickering Creek and the hills surrounding the school to observe and catalog local plants and wildlife. Middle School students raise trout in the classroom and release the fish into the creek each spring testing the creeks water throughout the year to assure safe release. The schools organic garden is maintained by the entire school community and the harvest is utilized in the schools family-style lunch program or donated to a local food pantry. Students come to appreciate their natural surroundings learn to study science up close and benefit from time spent in nature. MontgomerySchool.org Photo credit Mark Tassoni 150 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM E D U C AT I N G T H E W H O L E C H I L D ArchmereAcademy.com ARCHMERE ACADEMY Founded by the Norbertine Fathers and rooted in the traditions of academic excellence social development community service and faith reflection Archmere Academy continues to adapt to an ever-changing world employing best practices for 21st century learning and challenging todays students to become tomorrows leaders. Archmere students are inspired to achieveby the relationships they form with their teachers friends administrators and staff. It is through these connections that our students find the support guidance motivation and knowledge they need to reach the highest achievement and find true personal distinction. Our rigorous academic program is strengthened by the technology infusion that is utilized to enhance instruction in multiple content areas primarily through the use of laptops and iPads. Its balanced by numerous opportunities to participate in sports community service performing and fine arts and over 25 other extracurricularclubs and activities. Archmere is a place where students come to discover who they are by exploring interests developing skills and nurturing talents. WESTTOWN SCHOOL Westtown School a Quaker Pre-K through grade 12 college- preparatory school that offers day and boarding options was founded in 1799. Westtown offers a challenging and diverse curriculum that emphasizes action-based learning critical thinking creative problem-solving collaboration service and social action. We have a distinctive approach that prepares students differently than many other schools which organize curricula around high- stakes tests. At Westtown we have a different approach we place action in the center of each students experience. We teach our students to see themselves not as passive consumers of knowledge or culture but as active deeply knowledgeable and confident doers. From the earliest years The Action-Based Education provides opportunities for students to find their voice and use it to develop the rare confidence to take action to declare themselves as leaders to risk failure and to stand up for deeply held beliefs. Westtown inspires and prepares its graduates to be stewards and leaders of a better world. Westtown.edu Westtown third-grader Steele Songle is fitted for a prosthetic hand that was created by students in Westtowns Design Engineering Program. This project was undertaken as part of Westtowns Deep Dive Designations a program that puts action at the center of each students experience empowering students to dig deep think big and make an impact. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 151 school administrators and teachers involve parents as partners in the educational pro- cess. Todays Internet technology facilitates the process and makes the partnership a meaningful reality. Two-way communica- tions between home and school are increas- ing at geometric rates. Nearly nothing es- capes parent involvement. Schools with a whole student focus for- mally link students with businesses insti- tutions government and different global cultures. Examples include Capstone Proj- ects and equally formal initiatives which connect education and real-world experi- ences through job shadowing internships research projects and volunteer programs. Formal shadowing programs offer students an opportunity to not only observe and learn from professionals but to take part in character-building social interaction out- side the familiar and supportive confines of school friends and family. Schools functioning and operating with the qualities in Exhibit As Ideal quadrant are globally focused and either encourage or require students to participate in foreign exchange programs and travel programs and to experience and learn first-hand from other cultures. These schools greatly value economic ethnic racial and religious di- versity and the role these dynamics play in the development of globally competitive citizens. INTELECTUALLY Schools in the Ideal segment build aca- demic curriculums around education of the whole student. These schools balance pure academic objectives and critical whole child goals. The level of academics is high and the scope of whole child development is ex- tensive. Students are challenged intellectu- ally. They are taught to think critically and creatively develop solutions to problems at many levels comprehend and communicate effectively assimilate enormous amounts of growing information and changing technol- ogy adapt to the complexities of changing demographics and cultures and govern re- sponsibly in an ever-changing global world. Intellectually and socially students are pre- pared determinedly for success in higher education employment fulfilling careers responsible citizenship a meaningful and happy life and the challenges of the world. EMOTIONALLY Schools positioned in the Ideal quadrant are extremely supportive environments pro- SALESIANUMSCHOOL Salesianum School is a Roman Catholic independent secondary school for boys that educates and develops the whole person based on the teaching of Saint Francis de Sales whose spirituality can be summarized in Live Jesus. be who you are and be that well 1801 N. Broom Street Wilmington DE 19802 salesianum.org 302 654-2495 7th Grade Practice Exam Saturday 312 830 a.m. One way of assessing the importance and value is to view whole child education as an upstream investment an early investment that will pay off significantly along a childs journey through every step and milestone of education PreK-12 and the future beyond college employment citizenship career and a lifelong of happiness. 152 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM E D U C AT I N G T H E W H O L E C H I L D educating mind body spirit EPISCOPAL ACADEMY The Episcopal Academy Independent Pre-K - 12 Co-ed Day School www.episcopalacademy.org Discover EA at our OPEN HOUSE Tuesday April 19 at 7 p.m. Dedicated faculty. Rigorous academics. State-of-the-art facilities. Inspiring future leaders since 1785. Shanahan.org Bishop Shanahan High School a Catholic coeducational secondary school of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia provides its students with strong spiritual formation challenging academic offerings and rich extracurricular programs. A vibrant witness to Christian values and a commitment to academic rigor and integrity prepare all students to be critical thinkers and moral stewards in a rapidly evolving global environment. Student success and personal development are core values of the Bishop Shanahan High School community. Shanahan provides a faith-filled educational environment which promotes academic integrity provides diverse learning opportunities supports learning differences and encourages scholarly inquiry. Bishop Shanahan positions students for acceptance to colleges of their choice. A commitment to 21st century education includes integration of a one-to-one wireless technology environment state-of-the-art scientific equipment 21 advanced placement courses dual enrollment with Widener Immaculata and Neumann Universities and ever-expanding elective courses. With career-oriented coursework students are positioned to be successful at top-level universities. A broad selection of co-curricular activities allows students opportunities to test their talents and interests beyond the classroom and to identify possible college majors. Students have the opportunity to participate in 25 Varsity sports and 42 clubs. Bishop Shanahans recent complete stadium renovation that included a new sythetic turf field resurfaced six-lane track and state-of-the-art lighting system was completed in October 2015. BISHOP SHANAHAN HIGH SCHOOL 1777 North Valley Road Malvern Pennsylvania 19355 n vfes.net Valley Forge Educational Services prepares children and young adults with special needs to realize their potential as contributing members of the community. Valley Forge Educational Services is dedicated to improving special education through innovative programs and by employing research-based practices. We offer a continuum of school-year and summer educational programs where our expertise in special education and clinical services is practiced and proven every day. The hallmark of our programs and services is our collaborative and holistic approach to the individual child. Each program fosters academic therapeutic social and emotional growth and sets the foundation to prepare students for success in life. The Luma Center The Luma Center is home to StarPoint and StarPoint 2 The Vanguard Schools Pre-KK and K1 classrooms which support students academic and therapeutic needs. Classes are taught by a certified special education teacher with integrated support from and collaboration with speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists. StarPoint and StarPoint 2 utilize an academic approach to develop the core areas of literacy and numeracy as well as self-regulation executive function and social interaction skills strengths needed for students to transition into other learning environments. Summer Matters offers educational and recreational programming for young people 5-21 years of age with learning challenges and special needs. Summer Matters programs are of varying formats and lengths and build on campers interests to help them succeed learn and grow. The Vanguard School is an Approved Private School for students 4-18 years of age with exceptionalities including autism speech-language disorders emotional disturbance andor other health impairment OHI. The school focuses on academic social daily living and vocational skills development. The Vanguard Transition Center offers career development post secondary education and social and daily living skills development to young adults 18-21 years of age. For more information or to schedule a visit call 610.296.6725 or e-mail infovfes.net 154 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM E D U C AT I N G T H E W H O L E C H I L D viding extensive emotional support to stu- dents. Such schools embody administrators teachers and counselors with the critically necessary independence freedom and re- sources for teaching students not only how to be academically complete but also to be all-embracing emotionally morally intel- lectually and spiritually. Teachers admin- istrators counselors and coaches in these schools are exceptionally caring sincere professionals who take a personal interest in the development and success of each stu- dent. Caring supporting experts educate by accommodating individual learning differ- ences while coupling the necessary skills knowledge and experiences for a persons success in college career and life. Students educated in emotionally supportive environ- ments become highly motivated inspired confident and perform and achieve at a high level because they feel trusted val- ued and part of their school and the greater community. SPIRITUALLY Spirituality of the student is not ignored the least bit by schools operating in the upper right section of Exhibit A. Today spiritual- ity is too easily ignored swept under the carpet in some educational environments. But spiritually is the soul and fuel of whole and Leaders of a Better World EMPOWERING CHANGEMAKERS PK-12 Independent Quaker College-Prep STEAM Day Lower School at Westtown School Sunday April 24th Free admission for 2nd - 5th graders www.westtown.edu communityevents At Westtown we place action at the center of each students experience on our 600 acre campus. SALESIANUM SCHOOL FR. J. CHRISTIAN BERETTA OSFS SALESIANUM PRINCIPAL Salesianum means many things to many people. To some it is a tradition of excellence in education and the academic athletic artistic and leadership opportunities our students have enjoyed since 1903. To others it is a brotherhood the unique experience of community that begins during high school but continues long after. A Salesian Gentleman is called to be a man of humble faith gentle strength and persistent charity not for himself but for others and for the world. His training for a meaningful life certainly begins at home and it continues in the day-to-day life of a unique Salesianum education. Whether in the chemistry lab on the stage in the library studying at home or doing service in the community the success of a Salesianum education is measured not in what our students do but in how they are called to do it. And through the education and development of the whole person mind body and spirit we measure that success one student at a time. Salesianum.org CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 155 person education. Several types of academic institutions are already ahead of the curve. Schools with a specific religious belief heri- tage and tradition use its spiritual founda- tion and proven platform as a basis for edu- cating the whole person. But by no means does student spirituality necessitate a direct tie to traditional religious beliefs or ideals. Schools exceling in an environment of spir- ituality develop and implement programs teaching methods and practices that ensure the development of a students psychologi- cal growth values and moral behavior. By nature schools positioned in the upper right segment teach the moral lessons of life in- still moral obligations and build moral character for discerning right from wrong and making the right decisions. UPSTREAM INVESTMENT As stated earlier in the articles introduction whole child education is one of the most crit- ical considerations in selecting the best fit school for a child. Which school is the best fit for developing my child physically social- ly intellectually emotionally and spiritually And I further added common sense pretty much tells us the significance of educating the whole person. Yet the challenge for a par- ent is one of coming to grips with the could should and will. Could I ensure my childs whole child education Should I ensure my childs whole child education Will I ensure my childs whole child education One way of assessing the importance and value is to view whole child education as an upstream investment an early investment that will pay off significantly along a childs journey through every step and milestone of education PreK-12 and the future beyond college employment citizenship career and a lifelong of happiness. In this writers opin- ion making the financial investment more downstream such as when selecting a col- lege is late risky and dwarfs the return that would be achieved if made early in the childs development cycle. Stated differently making the investment upstream is wise prudent and priceless. CLOSING COMMENTS The concept of the whole child is holistic recognizing that children develop physical- ly socially intellectually emotionally and spiritually and the education taking place in a school environment requires such com- prehensive and complete development. Not all schools are created equal when it comes to balancing pure academic objectives and critical whole child goals. Parents should not only listen to what schools say about its approach to whole child development but actually watch observe and under- stand what schools do to perform at a high level to educate the whole student. Whole child education may be viewed as an up- stream investment and making the invest- ment upstream early is wise prudent and priceless. CCL Whole child education may be viewed as an upstream investment and making the investment upstream early is wise prudent and priceless. MarchisNational ColorectalCancer AwarenessMonth 156 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM H E A LT H C A R E A REMINDER FROM PHOENIXVILLE HOSPITAL Members of the Phoenixville Hospital Endoscopy Suite team include front row Judy Moyer RN Terry Szupowal RN BSN CGRN Linda Kolb unit clerkscheduler Sarah Hedrick RN back row Diane Kochinsky RN BSN Linda Wengerd RN and Mary Taney RN. BY SUSAN I. SHIBER Colon cancer is an equal opportunity disease proclaims Mary Tannouri Clin- ical Nurse Manager of the Endoscopy Endo Department at Phoenixville Hos- pital. According to the American Cancer Society it is also the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States when men and women are consid- ered separately and when combined the second. Colon colorectal cancer occurs in the colon or rectum. The colon is the large intestine or bowel. The rectum is the pas- sageway that connects the colon to the anus. Abnormal growths called polyps sometimes form in these areas of the body. Over time the polyps may become cancerous. The good news is that colon cancer is preventable. Screening reveals polyps which can be removed before cancer results. March has been designated to spread the word concerning the importance of screening and to encourage people to schedule a colonoscopy. If individu- als age 50 or older were tested on a regular basis six out of 10 deaths from colorectal cancer would likely not occur. An American Cancer Society report es- timates that 49190 individuals will die from colon cancer in 2016. These stag- gering statistics can be lowered. During National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Tannouri and her team will am- plify educational programming at the hospital and beyond. Presentations to Senior Circle members and other local groups are designed to emphasize the im- portance of colon cancer screening. Tannouri came to Phoenixville Hospi- tal eight years ago after working in large city medical centers and is exceptionally pleased with its caring community atmo- sphere and commitment to health educa- tion and outreach. The new Endo suite built shortly after she arrived is large and well-equipped. There are three procedure rooms with eight areas for pre- and post- op functions. We have five board-certi- fied physicians three gastroenterologists two colorectal surgeons two pulmonolo- CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 157 Joan Ziegler RN BSN CAPA and Kim Schempp RN BSN are among the experienced friendly professional staff that care for patients during procedures. Patients think the test will hurt. However at Phoenixville Hospital the procedure is completely painless. Each and every person screened receives anesthesia. Colonoscopy prep often instills anxiety as well also not necessary. TERRY SZUPOWAL BSN RN CGRN ENDO CLINICAL COORDINATOR 158 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM H E A LT H C A R E gists and 11 registered nurses lists Tan- nouri. Several of our nurses are certified in gastroenterology CGRN and ambula- tory paranesthesia CAPA. They are very experienced and devoted to our patients. This devotion defines the hospitals Endo unit especially when it relates to preventive measures. Screening is an ini- tial step. Endo tests include endoscopy upper endoscopy balloon endoscopy en- doscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatog- raphy ERCP sigmoidoscopy and colo- noscopy. A colonoscopy which also pinpoints polyps allows the screener to view the entire colon and rectum. A four-foot long colonoscope or hollow lighted tube about the thickness of a finger is inserted into the anus and gently advanced into the rec- tum and through the colon. A small video camera sends images to a TV screen. If polyps are discovered the growths are re- moved if deemed safe. Polyps are sent to a lab and evaluated to conclude if pre-can- cerous cancerous or non-cancerous. The screener meets with the patient to review and explain images and results which are The Endoscopy Suite is large and well-equipped. There are three procedure rooms with eight areas for pre- and post-op functions. Pictured are one of the procedure rooms and a recovery room. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MarchApril 2016 159 then sent to his or her primary physician. Unfortunately there is fear associated with colonoscopy screening says Terry Szupowal BSN RN CGRN Endo Clini- cal Coordinator. Patients think the test will hurt. However at Phoenixville Hos- pital the procedure is completely painless. Each and every person screened receives anesthesia. Colonoscopy prep often in- stills anxiety as well also not necessary. Individuals are required to consume only clear liquids the day before the test. Broth tea apple juice or water ice are allowed and Gatorade is recommended to replace electrolytes lost during the pro- cess. These limitations are necessary points out Szupowal because there is a 25-foot passage from mouth to rectum that must be clear. If it isnt doctors cant see the polyps. Finding polyps is the rea- son for the test. Another issue is critical she con- tinues. If there is food or liquids in the stomach on the day of your test these substances can mix with stomach acid and easily slide into the lungs while you are sedated potentially causing a type of pneumonia that can be fatal. To com- pletely eliminate this risk dont eat solid foods or drink liquids after midnight the evening prior to a colonoscopy. After the procedure the patient must not drive. People age 50 or older are urged to schedule regular colonoscopies. Younger individuals should be screened if they have personal history with inflammatory bowel disease or have a family member who had colon cancer. It is essential for anyone of any age who experiences symp- toms of colorectal cancer to schedule a colonoscopy. Symptoms include blood in or on the stool unexplained weight loss and stomach pain aches or cramps that dont subside. Polyps can be eliminated before turning into colon cancer underscores Szupowal. It is prudent to schedule a 25-minute colonoscopy every one three five or 10 years depending on individu- al situations. The perfect time is now National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month she concludes. CCL Phoenixville Hospital 140 Nutt Rd. Phoenixville PA 19460 610.983.1000 PhoenixvilleHospital.com ColonCancerRiskFactors Several lifestyle factors can be linked to colon cancer. You actually improve overall health and reduce colon cancer risks by avoiding the following Being overweight or obese Being physically inactive Eating an abundance of red and processed meats Smoking Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol Diane Kochinsky RN BSN is pictured in the scope room with some of the units high-definition endoscopes. 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