MayJune 2016 7.50 Celebrating the Pleasures of Todays Sophisticated Family Lifestyle At Last an Alternative to Warfarin Medication and Phoenixville Hospital Has It Ottos BMW The Most Comprehensive Expansion Ever Montgomery School Celebrates 100 Years of Excellence Pain Injury and Rehabilitation The Turpin Family Tree Blossoms in Beauty BENARI JEWELERS 2008 One of Americas Top 100 Independent Advisors Securities offered through Royal Alliance Associates Inc. member FINRASIPC. Insurance services offered through Patricia Brennan are independent of Royal Alliance Associates Inc.Advisory services offered through Key Financial Inc. a registered investment advisor not affiliated with Royal Alliance Associates Inc. Worths Nations Top Wealth Advisors are selected based on experience education certifications fiduciary status compliance record wealth management services methods of compensation and scope of current business. For more information visit www.worth.comindex.phpabout-worth. Candidates for the Philadelphia Business Journal and Barrons were determined by The Winners circle. Candidates were valued on criteria such as assets under manage- ment revenues experience and record of regulatory compliance and complaints. Candidates were further vetted based on in-depth interviews and discussions with management peers and customers as well as professional achievements and community involvement. The Winners Circle does not receive compensation from participating firms or their affiliates financial advisors or the media in exchange for rankings. In addition to the criteria used for the Barrons article and the Philadelphia Business Journal Wealth Manager magazine takes into consideration service to industry organizations and mentoring to others. Third-party rankings from rating services or publications are no guarantee of future investment success. Working with a highly-ranked advisor does not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a certain level of performance or results. These rankings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they representative of any one clients evaluation. Reg Rep Magazine Advisors are ranked by assets under management effective Nov. 1 2011. Only those advisors for whom a majority of assets correspond to retail clients were eligible for the list. The principle behind the Financial Times 400 is to focus on investors. Financial advisers were assessed from the perspective of current and prospective investors.The FT rewarded attributes that investors care about or should care about and not the value of those advisers or bodies.The methodology is quantifiable and objective. In autumn 2012 the FT solicited advisers practice information from the 40 largest US broker-dealers and requested data for each groups most elite advisers. By working with organizations instead of individuals the FT was able to obtain verified adviser data instead of relying on self-reporting thus increasing credibility. The FT assessed those with more than 10 years of experience and 250m or more in assets under management AUM brokerages had no subjective input The formula used is based on six broad factors and calculates a numeric score for each adviser. Areas of consideration include adviser AUM asset growth years of experience industry certification Finra compliance record and online accessibility AUM signals experience managing money and client trust. AUM growth rate Growing assets is a proxy for performance and for asset retention and ability to generate business Years of experience indicates experience managing assets in different economic and interest rate environments. Compliance record provides evidence of past client disputes. A string of complaints can indicate problems. Industry certifications CFA CFP etc show technical and industry knowledge and obtaining these designations shows a professional commitment to investment skills. Online accessibility illustrates commitment to providing investors with easy access and transparent contact information.AUM and asset growth comprise roughly 80-85 per cent of each advisers score.While each adviser earned an individual score and could be ranked against another the FT 400 is presented as an elite group not a competitive ranking. Internationally recognized but close to home Raised in Radnor PA Patricia Brennan has been providing Wealth Management advice right here in West Chester for over 25 years. She is a Georgetown University graduate and earned her CFP designation in 1990. She is a recognized leader in her industry and serves as the first Chairwoman on the National Advisory Board for Royal Alliance. 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At this time each year many of us become inspired simply because spring has arrived and is here with all that it brings. The MayJune issue of Chester County Life has arrived and it too brings inspiration. From cover to cover you will become inspired in- formed educated and entertained. Start with the cover story Falling in Love with Benari Jewelers Diana Brannon writes From Ben- ari Jewelers beginning in 1981 the stores founders have created a professional environment of unrivaled customer service complete satisfaction and approach- ability. When an engagement and a wedding are on the horizon falling in love with Benari Jewelers is so easy to do. In April ODays articleMontgomery School Celebrates 100 Years of Excellence Head of School Sally Keidel proudly reports Because of Montgomery School our graduates are inspired to explore and prepared to succeed. We allow them to be successful encourage them to enter new environments and plant a passion to pursue their dreams. Our mission equally emphasizes integrity respect responsibility and service to others. This has been true for 100 years. The article At Last an Alternative to Warfarin Medication and Phoenixville Hospi- tal Has It Phoenixville Hospital is very pleased to report Phoenixville Hospital is among the first in the Delaware Valley providing the newly approved WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device which is designed to prevent blood clots from breaking loose and traveling to the brain lungs and other parts of the body. In the article Ottos BMW The Most Comprehensive Expansion Ever writer Susan Shiber says Ottos current expansion and reorganization strategically achieves BMWs vision for the future. And Michael Vadasz proudly reports Electronic know-how is the centerpiece of the company going forward. Thinking about a new spring and summer wardrobe or that special outfit for an upcom- ing occasion then a perusal of the pictorials in Womens Fashions and Style Fashion sec- tions should be at the top of your to-do list. Taking time this spring to begin planning for a move to a senior living community Visit the article Showcasing Senior Living Community Experiences for priceless advice and wisdom for making your search and decision-making a little easier and more rewarding. In closing my letter to readers it is fitting to draw attention to the article With a New Strategic Vision and Academic Heritage the Future is Bright for the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur. Susan Shiber writes In 2015 President Judith A. Dwyer PhD and the Academys Board of Trustees launched Our Time to Inspire a strategic plan which will guide the Academy to 2020 and beyond. Enjoy Chester County Life and become inspired. Kenneth S. Dooley Publisher L E T T E R F R O M T H E P U B L I S H E R Publisher Kenneth S. 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Montgomerys lower and middle school environment allows students to experience age-appropriate activities and events without the influence and pressure of older students. As a small and close-knit learning environment Montgomery is a place where each teacher and administrator knows every student well. Through creative and skilled teaching the faculty provide Montgomery students with a rich education capturing their attention and fully engaging them in the learning process. Learn more at montgomeryschool.orgadmissions Call 610.827.7222 to schedule a personal tour. Were frequently asked Why does Montgomery School only go through the 8th Grade inspired to explore prepared to succeed T H E Y FO U N D CA N C E R . I FO U N D M Y CA L L I N G . When my doctor gave me the news that my breast cancer had come back my care team at Chester County Hospital went into action. Surgery. Chemotherapy. Reconstruction. Beating cancer a second time inspired me to help others. 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JUST ARRIVED L A N K E N A U M E D I C A L C E N T E R B R Y N M AW R H O S P I TA L PA O L I H O S P I TA L R I D D L E H O S P I TA L 2 3 C O M M U N I T Y S I T E S YO U C A N L I V E W I T H A - F I B F O R D E C A D E S . S E E O U R P L A N I S W O R K I N G . L A N K E N A U H E A R T I N S T I T U T E . E V E R Y DAY A D VA N C E S H E A R T H E A LT H . There may come a day when our advanced cardiac care will save your life. We spend every other day making sure it doesnt have to. S E A R C H L A N K E N A U H E A R T C A R D I A C C A R E 14 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM AT LAST AN ALTERNATIVE TO WARFARIN MEDICATION and Phoenixville Hospital Has It CEO Steve Tullman and Electrophysiologist Vadim Levin MD worked together to bring the WATCHMAN left atrial appendage closure implant to Phoenixville Hospital. WATCHMAN offers patients with atrial fibrillation a non-drug therapy to prevent stroke and improve their quality of life. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 15 BY SUSAN I. SHIBER You have probably seen television commercials for various anticoagulation drugs such as Coumadin Eliquis or Pradaxa which are prescribed for pa- tients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation AF. A peppy musician playing in a rock band a couple walking along the beach or a serene kayaker all readily admit they arent as young as they were in past years. Yet wanting to function at their best they take medicine to reduce the risks of stroke or heart attack from AF. Thanks to warfarin these folks plucked from previous scenes and reposi- tioned 40 years later are sublime versions of their former selves. What is not so pleasant however is the long inventory of side effects and do not take if warnings associated with warfarin remedies. Warfarin is an anticoagulant formulated to reduce the formation of blood clots in the veins or arteries. Finding and maintaining the correct dose of the drug can be a stressful process. Patients taking warfarin must be monitored with regular blood tests to ensure their blood is neither too thin which could cause excessive life-threaten- ing bleeding nor too thick which could lead to the creation of blood clots and increase the risk of stroke. Warfarin can also cause hives difficul- When the WATCHMAN is implanted patients no longer require blood thinners although they must continue warfarin for 45 days following surgery. After six months aspirin is all they need. VADIM LEVIN MD ELECTROPHYSIOLOGIST Cardiologist Rakesh Baman MD and Heart Station Supervisor Patrick Connolly ACS RCS CCT support WATCHMAN procedures at Phoenixville Hospital by providing an internal ultrasound view of the heart to ensure proper placement of the implant. 16 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM C A R D I A C C A R E ArtistDaneTilghman Sat. October 1 2016 Free Concert Street Fair paolibluesfest.com SavetheDate Grace Wink RCIS Jessica Swope RCES and Patricia Keefe RN are members of Phoenixville Hospitals specially trained WATCHMAN implantation team. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 17 ty breathing headache dizziness nausea vomiting mild stomach pain bloating gas or an altered sense of taste. The list of pos- sible side effects continues and AF patients are wary. Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition involving irregular and rapid random con- tractions of the atria working independent- ly of the ventricles. As the most common cardiac arrhythmia it currently afflicts more than five million Americans. Twenty percent of all strokes occur in patients with AF and this type of stroke is frequently disabling or fatal. Because of complica- tions triggered by warfarin nearly half of the patients eligible for the drugs remain untreated. Much to the relief of these and other AF patients there is a non-drug alterna- tive to long-term warfarin medication now available. Phoenixville Hospital is among the first in the Delaware Valley providing the newly approved WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device which is designed to prevent blood clots from breaking loose and traveling to the brain lungs and other parts of the body. This treatment is a potentially life-changing option to taking daily blood thinners to reduce the risk of AF-related stroke. The implant closes off an area of the heart called the left atrial appendage in order to keep harmful blood clots from entering the blood stream and potentially causing a stroke. Implanting the device is a one-time procedure that usually lasts about 60 min- utes. Following the implant patients typi- cally require a 24-hour hospital stay. Electrophysiologist Vadim Levin MD who performs WATCHMAN procedures at Phoenixville Hospital clarifies This appendage in the top left chamber of the heart is responsible for 90 percent of blood clots formed inside the heart. The whole idea of closing the appendage is to exclude circulation of blood in that area. If blood doesnt go in it doesnt come out and can- not form clots. When the WATCHMAN is implanted patients no longer require blood thinners although they must contin- ue warfarin for 45 days following surgery. After six months aspirin is all they need. The WATCHMAN implant does not involve open-heart surgery and is typically performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Levin and his WATCHMAN-trained team make a small incision in the patients up- per leg insert a flexible catheter into a vein and guide WATCHMAN into the heart. Once the device is in place it is released to permanently seal off the left atrial append- age. Subsequently heart tissue grows over the implant. When Dr. Levin determines the left atrial appendage has properly closed the patient can stop taking blood thinners. The WATCHMAN is one of many trailblazing procedures Phoenixville Hospital has introduced to the region in the last decade. The community hospitals commitment to bringing cutting-edge metropolitan technology and the finest physicians to the region is resolute. C A R D I A C C A R E One of Dr. Levins first WATCHMAN implant patients is very pleased with the results. The 79 year old man from Mont- gomery County was searching for stroke prevention without warfarin which he had been taking for nearly two months. His daughter and staunch advocate re- members the decision-making process. Dr. Levin explained everything to us in detail. He described the left atrial ap- pendage as a pouch and said that when your heart is not beating properly due to atrial fibrillation blood tends to pool there which in turn causes clots to form. He told us the WATCHMAN device reduces risks of AF-related strokes by closing off the appendage and blocking blood flow through it. She further explains WATCHMAN was the ideal choice for my father be- cause he could not tolerate the effects of blood-thinning medicine the risk of ex- cessive bleeding was too great and thin- ning the blood was causing other health problems for him. As we came to that decision we also understood that Dr. Levin had not yet performed this proce- dure. Dad was to be Dr. Levins second patient and scheduled on the same day as the first. That was of great concern to me and I wasnt shy about voicing my apprehension to him. I was also skeptical about the care he would receive at Phoe- nixville Hospital due to lack of prior ex- perience with a WATCHMAN patient. As it turned out continues the pa- tients daughter Dr. Levin and each of my dads nurses provided exceptional care. He and my mom say they could not have asked for anything more. Hes do- ing well and thankfully has had no long- term adverse effects from this procedure. Our family is very happy with the care and attention Dad received during his stay at Phoenixville Hospital. The WATCHMAN is one of many trailblazing procedures Phoenixville Hospital has introduced to the region in the last decade. The community hos- pitals commitment to bringing cutting- edge metropolitan technology and the finest physicians to the region is reso- lute. CCL Phoenixville Hospital 140 Nutt Rd. Phoenixville PA 19460 610.983.1000 PhoenixvilleHospital.com Electrophysiologist Vadim Levin MD utilizes a variety of treatments and procedures to care for patients with atrial fibrillation at Phoenixville Hospital. Dr. Levin is among the first few physicians in Pennsylvania to perform left atrial appendage closure implant procedures for stroke prevention. Widely-published in medical journals and a participant in several clinical trials Dr. Levin offers compassionate personalized care to his patients. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Levin or to learn more about the WATCHMAN implant call 610.326.8005 ext. 184. 18 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM 20 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM H O M E G A R D E N BY SUSAN I. SHIBER Ah dreams They are high hopes that make us happy. They come in the form of visions contentment goals. Often they merely come true and sometimes dreams soar to un- expected heights. Enter Dilworths Custom Design. Dilworths has been in the business of crafting aspirations since 1990. From mod- est makeover to complete turnkey room construction the family-owned and -operat- ed company creates interiors that take your breath away. Projects begin in client homes with consultation and detailed planning take form in Dilworths Phoenixville shop and end with perfection. Talented designers bring ideas and what-ifs to dazzling life. Us- ing only the finest materials artisans fabri- cate custom cabinets ranging in style from old-world to sleekly contemporary. Last year producers of the Philadelphia Festival of Food Wine and Spirits held at Valley Forge Casino Resort selected Dil- worths to design and build a kitchen to serve as center stage for celebrity chefs includ- ing Paula Deen Nicholas Elmi and Nicole Gaffney. Visitors were as captivated with the traditional style and rich cherry cabinetry as they were with the cooking stars. Dilworths attracts similar kudos at local home and gar- den expos throughout the year. This event is where Marc Meunier met Dave Dilworth Director of Sales and De- sign. Marc and his wife Lynne both Ca- nadian born lived in many houses before settling in their present 3400-square-foot Downingtown dwelling with children Gabi Ben Jon and Will and Bella the Chihua- hua-Pug mix. When positive the move was somewhat permanent they added a large swimming pool and landscaped the back- DILWORTHS STYLE CraftingDreams CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 21 The Meuniers relied on Dave Dilworth for suggestions and original design. Features include cherry cabinets finished in Washington Cherry stain. Soft-close doors and drawers have concealed hinges and guides. Maple cabinets in the expansive island are finished in Time-Worn Black. A tumbled travertine backsplash enhances an oversize eight-burner range. 22 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM H O M E G A R D E N Countertops are Cambria quartz highlighted by demi-bullnose edges. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 23 yard. Although they were quite pleased with the home and new exterior touches its kitchen was another story. It was the most hideous kitchen imagin- able exclaims Lynne. The cabinets were pickled oak. They looked washed out some drawers didnt open cupboards were break- ing and faces were falling. Tiles were drab white and the island was too tiny. A realtor told us we couldnt profitably sell the house even if we wanted to with this kitchen. Thus Marc explored a home show in Valley Forge last year to view kitchen dis- plays and meet designers. After touring and chatting for several hours he invited Dil- worths and another exhibitor to their home. When he mentioned his choices to a friend the response was resolute. Stop Dilworths is tops. Our kitchen family room and other work is all Dilworths. Never mind the other guy. Just call Dilworths. The Meuniers did precisely that and couldnt be happier. They relied on Dave Dilworth for suggestions and original de- sign. Some people know exactly what they Collaborative Care Like No Other In the midst of a healing crisis we provide the important elements an expert healing team traditional and complementary healing approaches and convenience. 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DILWORTHS STYLECraftingDreams 24 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM H O M E G A R D E N Talented designers bring ideas and what ifs to dazzling life. Using only the finest materials artisans fabricate custom cabinets ranging in style from old-world to sleekly contemporary. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 25 want declares Lynne. We didnt. Our only requirements were no white or even buttercream a large island more storage and a finished product that would be prac- tical in future years. I asked Dave to guide us and provide ideas then I would say yes or no. The new kitchen and matching powder room are testament to adept direction from Dave and consummate management by Col- leen Traister Project Coordinator. Features include cherry cabinets finished in Washing- ton Cherry stain. Soft-close doors and draw- ers have concealed hinges and guides. Maple cabinets in the expansive island are finished in Time-Worn Black. Countertops are Cam- bria quartz highlighted by demi-bullnose edges. A tumbled travertine backsplash en- hances an oversize eight-burner range and beautiful crown molding finishes the look. Other components making the kitchen uniquely Meunier include a pantry wall of cabinets an interior pocket door French- style sliding patio door and window over the sink. Additional enhancements include porcelain-glazed ceramic tile flooring a cor- ner window seat decorative lighting and numerous outlets cleverly concealed under wall cabinetry. The couple is quick to bestow compli- ments for the outstanding work completed by Dilworths crew Luke Martin and Ryan Valentine. They were neat professional and never scratched their heads in conster- nation when we asked questions points out Lynne. My son Ben who is 13 was particularly impressed and almost immedi- ately became a vital part of the process. He had an update meeting with them every day after school. Frequently when I wondered about a cabinet or product element one of the men would say Oh Ben knows about that. Ask Ben. From the start it was evident to the in- stallers that the Meuniers oldest son was an asset not just a curious kid. From day onewe noticed that Ben was observant and very interested in the project especially in mechanical aspects recalls Martin.Over the course of the job we assigned him the role of after-hours Project Manager. He was in charge of relaying safety information to the rest of the family as well as specific instructions on use and care of appliances and other technical information. Ryan and I wish him well and think he should pursue a career in engineering. Unsure if he will follow a career in archi- tecture or engineering Ben is constantly in pursuit of construction knowledge. He paid close attention to every detail as the fam- ilys kitchen evolved and was intrigued with the technology included in certain products. Look at this he points out to the writer taking notes. Suddenly with the push of a remote button a door opens above the stove and a TV appears. Leave it to Dilworths to add magic. This is just one of so many features we would never have considered for our kitch- en acknowledges Lynne. Perhaps in the future like in previous homes we may have wished we had made modifications or ad- ditions. Thats why you partner with Dil- worths emphatically concludes Marc. CCL Dilworths Custom Design 175 N. Whitehorse Rd. Phoenixville PA 19460 610.917.9119 DilworthsCustomDesign.com LIMERICK 3291W. Ridge Pike Pottstown PA 610.495.5252 EAGLE 90 Pottstown Pike Chester Springs PA 610.458.8001 MooresFurniture.com Two Convenient Showrooms TimelessElegance Great Prices Quality Manufacturers Up to 50 off Storewide 26 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM P R I M A R Y C A R E AtPaoliHospital PrimaryCareDoctorsareYour PARTNERSINHEALTH With 29 primary care locations strategically located to serve a large segment of the Main Line community MLHs board- certified family practice and internal medicine physicians have the expertise to handle a wide spectrum of health care services right in the office. Pictured is Dr. Brand who now sees patients of all ages at the Main Line Health Center in Collegeville. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 27 My many years of practicing family medicine have taught me that connecting with your patients is the most important facet of providing care. JEFFREY BRAND DO BY MICHELE STEFAN Kristen Fiore of Audubon never gave a sec- ond thought to choosing Main Line Health- Care Upper Providence family practice phy- sician Jeffrey Brand DO as the primary health care provider for her and her family. As a certified medical assistant working in his office she knew firsthand that her family could expect the same level of superior care she saw Dr. Brand and his colleagues deliver to their patients every day. Eighteen years later their patientdoctor relationship is one that Kristen would not trade. Dr. Brand always takes the time to talk. He sits down and actually has a conversa- tion with you listening to every word said explained Kristen who now works at Paoli Hospitals Cancer Center. He knows you what specialists youve seen and which tests youve had because he helped connect you with the appropriate resources. Since the days of the Greek physician Hippocrates who is often referred to as the father of medicine the physicianpatient relationship has been regarded as the foun- dation of good health care. In Hippocrates own words It is more important to know the patient who has the disease than the dis- ease the patient has. For primary care physicians affiliated with Paoli Hospital and throughout Main Line Health MLH this notion is as valid today as it was over 2000 years ago when Hip- pocrates practiced medicine. And doctors across the nation agree as 79 percent con- sider patient relationships to be the most satisfying aspect of their occupation accord- ing to a 2014 Physicians Foundation survey. My many years of practicing family medicine have taught me that connecting with your patients is the most important facet of providing care said Dr. Brand who now sees patients of all ages at the Main Line Health Center in Collegeville. Know- ing a patients medical history isnt enough. As a primary care physician having a good understanding of your patient and his or her lifestyle needs and preferences can ul- timately lead to better more targeted and successful treatment plans. According to Dr. Brand this type of re- lationship can only be built over time yet it begins simply by choosing the right pri- mary care physician. When selecting a pri- mary care physician he suggests you find someone who listens is genuinely interested in your health and makes you feel at ease. Asking friends and family you trust for rec- 28 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM P R I M A R Y C A R E ommendations may be a good place to start advised Dr. Brand. With 29 primary care locations strategi- cally located to serve a large segment of the Main Line community MLHs board-certified family practice and internal medicine physi- cians have the expertise to handle a wide spectrum of health care services right in the office including preventive care like physical exams or screenings chronic care for condi- tions such as high blood pressure or asthma and acute care to help resolve symptoms like a cough or high fever. As an active partner in their patients health care these physi- cians also provide patients with continuity of care by coordinating referrals for specialists and additional testing when needed through MLHs vast network of clinical resources. Main Line Health is well known for pro- viding exceptional specialized care but as the health care environment continues to change we recognize the value of growing a regional primary care network that builds upon and supports the remarkable level of care already established said Eric Mankin MD Presi- dent of Main Line HealthCare physician net- work. More importantly this growing net- work is helping to ensure patients are getting the right care in the right place close to where they live or work. To this end Dr. Mankin recognizes the valuable role urgent care plays as a means to bridge the gap for patients who have an issue too urgent to wait for an appointment with Dr. Brand always takes the time to talk. He sits down and actually has a conversation with you listening to every word said explains Kristen Fiore. Pictured are Kristen and her children Olivia and PJ on vacation. Built around patient convenience Main Line Healths urgent care centers located inside the Main Line Health Center at Exton Square and Main Line Health Center in Broomall are open seven days a week including holidays offer extended hours and provide comprehensive care. Pictured is Christine Stallkamp MD FAAFP board-certified family medicine physician and the Medical Director of Main Line Healths Urgent Care Services. 30 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM P R I M A R Y C A R E their primary care physician but not serious enough to warrant a visit to the emergency department. Built around patient convenience Main Line Healths urgent care centers located inside the Main Line Health Center at Ex- ton Square and Main Line Health Center in Broomall are open seven days a week including holidays offer extended hours and provide comprehensive care by board- certified MLH physicians on a walk-in ba- sis without an appointment. Additionally centers like the one in Exton Square have a laboratory and X-ray onsite and offer a time-saving central registration system that applies to all services needed. Like Dr. Mankin Christine Stallkamp MD FAAFP board-certified family medicine physician and the Medical Director of Main Line Healths Urgent Care Services believes urgent care has an important part to play in a patients health care. However she empha- sizes urgent care should not be considered a substitute for a primary care doctor. While doctors like myself who work in the ur- gent care setting can provide comprehen- sive medical treatment for a wide variety of injuries and illnesses they cant replace the relationship you can build with your family doctor Dr. Stallkamp stressed. Instead she says to think of the MLH ur- gent care centers as another convenient op- tion to receive top-quality care when your doctors office is closed or when you need medical attention for an acute but not nec- essarily life-threatening emergency such as a deep cut that may require stitches. Working in partnership with a patients primary care physician we are able to foster more collab- orative care while ensuring the individuals health care needs are met in the most conve- nient and accessible way she added. For an appointment or referral to a Main Line Health family practice or internal medi- cine physician call 1.866.CALL.MLH or vis- it mainlinehealth.org. For more information about urgent and after-hours care at MLH visit mainlinehealth.orgurgent care. CCL Dr. Stallkamp says to think of the MLH urgent care centers as another convenient option to receive top-quality care when your doctors office is closed or when you need medical attention for an acute but not necessarily life-threatening emergency. Discover Your Nutritional IDentity Youre Unique... your nutrition should be too Whether your goal is to improve health and fitness lose weight or perform better at your chosen sport youre one click away from YOUR customized pharmaceutical grade nutrition program backed by science. Take your free HIPAA compliant health assessment now and learn more about IDLife by visiting essentialhealth.IDLife.com or contact Frank Englund for additional information and assistance. Frank Englund IDLife 610.466.5666 frankIDLifeOffice.com 32 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM A U T O M O T I V E OTTOSBMW Ottos BMW has officially begun the most comprehensive expansion and reorganization in its 48-year history. These renderings illustrate the future exterior and interior look of Ottos BMW when the expansion is anticipated for completion in September 2017. I had the privilege to be invited to BMWs 100th anniversary celebration in Munich earlier this year announces a glowing Vadasz where the theme centered around the next 100 years and the future mobility of BMW customers. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 33 BY SUSAN I. SHIBER A rich burgundy Phalaenopsis orchid catches your eye when you first enter the executive office at Ottos BMW. Its obvi- ous that someone has taken excellent care of the beautiful plant and its leafy com- panions adorning the windowsill. This meticulous attention to flora poses a fit- ting metaphor to illustrate the impeccable service provided by the dealership. Frankly anyone can sell somebody a car presumes Michael G. Vadasz Ottos BMW Center Operator and com- pany principal. We earned our keep by giving quality service and nurturing rela- tionships. People know us. They trust us. Our latest expansion and reorganization which is the most comprehensive develop- ment project in the organizations 48-year history exemplifies Ottos commitment to consistently deliver exceptional client ex- periences each and every visit. A retailer must present a fresh face to customers from time to time to convey its success. Success synonymous with Ottos BMW since its inception in Eddystone bourgeoned when it relocated to West Chester in 1978. As the first automobile dealer on what is now a destination mile for car sales it became a landmark for the industry. Vadasz notes that his first neigh- bors were a lone horse and cows gather- ing under shade trees. Since then Ottos THEMOSTCOMPREHENSIVEEXPANSIONEVER has emerged as an integral member of the southern Chester County community. As thanks for its corporate home and thou- sands of friendships it generously gives back to many local organizations includ- ing Chester County Hospital Brandywine River Museum Chadds Ford Historical Society Delaware Childrens Museum Mr. Stewarts Hounds and numerous oth- ers. Its philanthropy and dedication to the region are legendary. 34 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM A U T O M O T I V E Michael Vadasz pictured below with BMWs fully electric i3 proudly reports Electronic know-how is the centerpiece of the company going forward. In addition to the fully electric i3 and X5 hybrid a plug-in hybrid version of all models will be introduced within the next 24 months. Ready to treat chest pain and heart failure at a moments notice. Phoenixville Hospital has earned national accreditation in chest pain and heart failure. As an accredited Chest Pain Center we have exhibited expertise in the assessment diagnosis and treatment of cardiac emergencies. And our accreditation in heart failure is a result of our efforts to reduce patients time to treatment and length of stay. To learn more about these heart services visit PhoenixvilleHospital.com. Lifesaving. If you are experiencing a medical emergency call 911. 36 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM A U T O M O T I V E OTTOS BMW BEST UPDATE EVER Beneficiaries and countless others applaud Ottos growth and the latest expansion. An air of prescient excitement prevails as bulldozers and backhoes create an ironic contrast to rows of beautiful automobiles known for peerless performance. After years of meticulous planning construc- tion began last fall. Completion is antici- pated for September 2017 as a prelude to the 50th anniversary of Ottos BMW. Michael Vadasz visiting Longwood Gardens and charging his BMW i8 Hybrid CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 37 Dubbed Ottos BMW 5.0 Vadasz promises this dream-come-true renova- tion will result in an even higher level of efficiency and superiority than is expect- ed. Earlier alterations occurred prior to its West Chester opening and in 1984 1993 and 2002. The first addition fea- tured a parts department and offices. A corridor to connect the showroom with service came next and the last major renovation allowed space for the MINI Cooper. Ottos MINI is now located in Exton. Current expansion will add 20000 square feet to the facility bringing it to 80000. The contractor is Malvern-based IMC Construction. I invited four local contractors to submit bids and send proj- ect supervisors for review notes Vadasz. As in any construction project there are constant changes. To ensure a smooth evolution of work we meet each week to discuss progress and make decisions on the spot. Im very happy with IMC. The streamlined expansion will ex- hibit a bold yet comfortable look with touches of Bauhaus functional aesthet- ics. A singular design from top to bottom is planned for the buildings interior. Its service department will increase in size and the most modern and technologically advanced equipment on the market will be incorporated into the worksite. An improved logistical flow shall impact all facets of Ottos operation. To further en- hance the latest in service operations five additional technicians will be hired. What this means for customers is a reduced wait time. When work in the service area con- cludes Phase II construction begins. This entails razing the original building as well as the 1993 annex. The vision of BMW will be built into a showroom and sales center of tomorrow. Cutting-edge digital technology will give customers immediate information and augment transactions. I had the privilege to be invited to BMWs 100th anniversary celebration in Mu- nich earlier this year announces a glow- ing Vadasz where the theme centered around the next 100 years and the future mobility of BMW customers. ELECTRONIC KNOW-HOW CENTERPIECE GOING FORWARD Ottos current expansion and reorganiza- tion strategically achieves BMWs vision for the future. Vadasz proudly reports 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. planning a vacation Make sure your insurance program doesnt. 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 At each point in our growth over the years we renewed our commitment to an exceptional customer experience as our top priority focusing always on making each and every client visit at our dealership the best it could possibly be. That remains our pledge to you even as we adjust to accommodate the short-term realities of reconstruction. 38 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM A U T O M O T I V E Above Michael Vadasz enjoying a prideful moment with his vintage 60s BMW Motorcycle Right Michael Vadasz with his BMW i8 Hybrid demonstrating that one does not have to sacrifice performance style and flair by going electric. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 39 Electronic know-how is the centerpiece of the company going forward. BMWs concepts have always been years ahead of other automobile manufacturers. Our comprehensive expansion matches this forward-thinking ingenuity. Everything they talked about at BMWs 100th an- niversary celebration in Munich is on our expansion drawing board. In addition to the fully electric i3 and X5 hybrid a plug-in hybrid version of all models will be introduced within the next 24 months. Im very proud to represent the brand and to share it with our clients. DISTINCTIVE PERSONAL TOUCH Although Ottos BMW is solidly perched on a wave of mesmerizing technologi- cal advancement soon to be realized in its larger new quarters Vadasz makes it clear personal connections will never be trumped by technology. I love what I do and enjoy immensely the contact we have with our clients. That you cant translate into electronic media. Its rewarding for us when people appreciate the simple way of doing business. A loyal customer who calls his new BMW Faith echoes the owners senti- ments. The one thing that gave me con- fidence moving forward was the experi- ence I had with the people I had come to know at Ottos. From my first visit I was and remain impressed with its ex- emplary business ethics and profession- alism. Faith was ordered with nothing but a handshake and a smile and was delivered the same way no drama no issues just simply as agreed. Ottos dem- onstrates a desire to exceed customer ex- pectations and build long-term relation- ships. THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE Ottos BMW has officially begun the most comprehensive expansion and reor- ganization in our 48-year history. We are very excited at the prospect of serving our clients an even higher level of excellence and efficiency and we are committed to doing so while maintaining the distinc- tive personal touch that has always set us apart. At each point in our growth over the years we renewed our commitment 730 E. 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That remains our pledge to you even as we adjust to accommodate the short-term realities of reconstruction. We may look different for a while but we promise well do everything possible to make you feel at home. Wed like to thank you in advance for your understanding and patience as we undergo expansion. CLOSING COMMENT Back to the top The next time you ad- mire an orchid think of Ottos BMW. When you want premier performance service and technology that too is Ot- tos BMW. Watch for more news of the expansion in upcoming issues of Chester County Life. CCL Ottos BMW 1275 Wilmington Pike West Chester PA 19382 610.399.6800 OttosBMW.com 40 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM W O M E N S FA S H I O N S Head-to-Toe Inspirations for Spring Summer 2016 POSH COLLECTIONS POSHCOLLECTIONS CREDITS LOCATION Posh Collections MODELS Louann Cramer Amy Garber PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Leaman BY DIANA BRANNON Posh Collections owner Tina Corrado and her extraor- dinary staff Victoria Lyn Lindsey and Dana provide the fashion roadmap for brilliant head-to-toe style and fashion this spring and summer. Tina reports Trends are lots of color negative and positive colors wonder- ful florals stripes and denim. In addition to featuring the seasons stunning fashions Posh expanded its line of spectacular shoes handbags and purses to perfectly complete outfits and wardrobes before you leave Posh Collections. Professional models Louann Cramer and Amy Garber appearing in this striking pictorial bring out the essence of the wonders awaiting discovery at Posh Collections. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 41 42 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM W O M E N S FA S H I O N S Beyond top designers and magnificent fashions handbags shoes jewelry and accessories Posh professionally personalizes from head to toe your shopping experience with one-to-one styling tips and advice. Models Amy and Louann forever praise members of the Posh team on their extraordinary talent and creativity in pulling fashions and accessories together for the pictorial fashion shoot. Tina Victo- ria Lyn Lindsey and Dana make it very easy by providing the fash- ion roadmap and they will never let you feel like you have a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear this spring and summer CCL Posh Collections 103 E. King St. Malvern PA 19355 610.644.7220 PoshCollections.com CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 43 44 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM W E A LT H M A N A G E M E N T BY AMY ALKIRE Germinating money from dollar one is a goal of nearly everybody. From small child chuckling as coins jingle in a plump piggy bank to multibillionaire seeking profitable investments the satisfaction of financial security is endemic. While the tot dreams of a shiny new tricycle the tycoon fancies another successful business ven- ture. To Kevin B. Norris President of the Wealth Management Division of Univest Bank and Trust Co. the size of a clients bank account is not his first priority. This business model differentiates Univest. Our motto is We focus on what you value. Not on what youre worth. While many of our competitors emphasize swimming upstream in client size high net worth to ultrahigh net worth Univest provides solutions for investors of nearly all sizes. Instead of disenfranchising small- er investors we serve them. In my experi- ence everyone needs a financial plan and a strategy to enable them to reach their personal finish line objectives such as en- joying a comfortable retirement or estab- lishing a legacy for heirs. The banks Wealth Management Divi- sion is deftly skilled at delivering individ- ualized financial guidance coupled with the means to meet any number of aspira- tions. In 2014 to further enhance services Univest acquired Girard Partners Ltd. a registered investment advisory RIA. As a Univest wealth management firm Gi- rard Partners continues to operate out of its King of Prussia office and satellites in Richmond VA and Fort Myers FL. Because of its RIA status Girard has no proprietary allegiances. Recommenda- tions are based on what is best for each client. Its approach in concert with Uni- vests Wealth Management Division is to Money is the seed of money and the first franc is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million. JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU FRENCH PHILOSOPHER What You Value is Foremost at Univest To Kevin B. Norris President of the Wealth Management Division of Univest Bank and Trust Co. the size of a clients bank account is not his first priority. Our motto is We focus on what you value. Not on what youre worth. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 45 manage wealth not to sell products and services. Norris who is also President of Girard Partners joined Univest through the acquisition. Although our philosophies are in sync I was hesitant about the purchase admits Norris. As a result of the substan- tial worth of assets under management Girard Partners was on radar screens of many companies that hoped to add the firm to their mix. Banks such as Univest are trying to diversify revenue streams in order to profit from fees rather than inter- est. From our viewpoint continues Nor- ris an acquisition would open floodgates to more business. Progress is always a challenge for independent financial ad- visory companies plateaus are often reached and growth slows down or stops Univests Wealth Management Leadership Team left to right Timothy Swartley Dave Geibel Tom Cassidy William Van Sant III Kevin Norris and Matthew Holliday SVP Managing Director William Van Sant III advising new clients 46 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM W E A LT H M A N A G E M E N T The talent we attract is amazing. Banks compete for human capital and we are attracting some of the best candidates in the area. Our management team is extraordinary from the top on down. KEVIN NORRIS for a variety of reasons. After careful con- sideration and countless meetings being acquired by Univest seemed to be a wise decision. With the exception of two peo- ple who chose to retire all our employees transitioned to the banks Wealth Man- agement Division and they have stayed with the firm. This speaks volumes about the quality of the successful bank and its management expertise. With more than 3B in assets un- der management and supervision the expanded division under the direction of Norris specializes in financial retire- ment and estate planning as well as in- vestment management. It acts as a broker for mutual funds stocks annuities and fixed-income investments. Through Uni- vests trust powers it is proficient in the area of trusts and asset allocation and frequently establishes charitable and liv- ing trusts to help reduce clients estate taxes. Many businesses partner with Uni- vests wealth management experts to cre- Univests Wealth Management Division develops plans that are customized and aligned to the financial goals and risk tolerance of each individual. Pictured with clients is SVP Managing Director Dave Geibel. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 47 ate 401k plans designed to attract and retain a solid workforce. The division as- sists in the design fund selection compli- ance and administration of these plans. In addition the company provides com- prehensive pension investment services to area government agencies through its Municipal Pension Services team. This specialized department fully understand the complexities of Pennsylvania munici- pal statutes. The team also comprehends the anxi- eties of consumers and vows to assuage their concerns regarding economic fluctu- ation. Its a plus to be able to tell a client not to worry when the market becomes volatile says Norris. Many people were nervous in January because of mar- ket conditions. They are emotional about what occurs on Wall Street and it is our mission to ease that feeling. Market con- ditions from earlier this year have recov- ered. Its not unusual for someone to want to be conservative when the economy is poor and aggressive when it is robust. But you cant time markets. Those indi- viduals who do are sitting by the side of the road with day traders. At the end of the day it is the financial plan that should be the driving force. Univests Wealth Management Division develops such plans that are customized and aligned to the financial goals and risk tolerance of each individual. Its invest- ment strategy blends the fundamentals of asset allocation and diversification with a long-term perspective. Clients are regu- larly updated and can also view their ac- count online and check available resourc- es. Clients receive monthly statements and larger quarterly reports which include market commentary portfolio perfor- mance and other information. When asked to comment on the ben- efits of becoming a client of Univests Wealth Management Division Norris jumped at the opportunity. While we manage more than 3B in assets un- der management across all lines of our wealth management division it goes deeper. We are part of a 2.9B financial institution which is soon to be nearly 4B once we complete the acquisition of Fox Chase Bancorp slated for later this year and a strong advocate of support- ing the community. But thats not all. The bank is local with a 140-year his- tory. Its small enough to care and large enough to be competitive. Its smart. In fact I think were the best kept secret in town. The talent we attract is amazing. Banks compete for human capital and we are attracting some of the best candi- dates in the area. Our management team is extraordinary from the top on down. And because were not the biggest fish in the pond we maintain one-on-one per- sonal relationships which is essential for clients of the Wealth Management Division. Choosing an organization to handle your hard-earned money takes a leap of faith and trust. We build that trust over time and once we have it our clients stay for life he concludes with a grin of pride. CCL Univest Bank and Trust Co. 109 N. High St. West Chester PA 19380 484.947.2751 Univest.net 48 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM A R T BY VERA PATRICK One of the most sought-after national juried exhibitions of plein air paintings will be on display at the Wayne Art Center from May 14-June 25. The juried artist painting festi- val where artists create 250 landscapes is from May 9-14. To honor the Wayne Art Centers 10th Anniversary several previous award win- ners have been invited to paint alongside the juried artists during the festival. Nationally acclaimed invitational artists include D. Ele- inne Basa NJ Stewart White MD Mark Boedges VT Valerie Craig PA and David Lussier CT. Their work will be featured with the juried artists in the Davenport and Vidinghoff Galleries. The festival begins with a private Artist and Patron Welcome Dinner at a local pa- trons farm on Monday May 9. Artists ar- rive with their blank canvases which will be stamped that late afternoon to ensure all work is completely executed during the fes- tival. Artists will then be ready to begin the challenge of executing a brand new body of work in just four-and-a-half days. Their art will then hang in the state-of-the-art Dav- enport and Vidinghoff Galleries. From Tues- day May 10 through Saturday May 14 these distinguished juried and invitational artists from around the country will create over 250 works of art that will be available for purchase at the 10th Anniversary Gala Opening on Saturday May 14 and for the duration of the show. The Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival is an exciting opportunity to bring valued tal- ent to our community. Over half of the artists 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION MAY 14 JUNE 25 Plein Air Festival Events March 1 Juried Artist Online Registration Deadline May 7 400 to 630 p.m. Wayne Hotel-sponsored Kentucky Derby Fundraiser May 9 500 to 700 p.m. Artist and Patron Welcome Dinner May 10-14 Artists Paint within 20 miles of Wayne May 13 Artist and Community Paint Out May 14 800 a.m. to 100 p.m. Artists Paint in Downtown Wayne May 14 600 to 1000 p.m. Anniversary Gala Opening and Sale May 15 100 to 300 p.m. Lecture by Juror T. Allen Lawson May 16-18 1000 a.m. to 400 p.m. Mark Boedges Three-day Plein Air Workshop Mid-June Private Patron Tour and Lunch come from other regions stretching up and down the East Coast and Midwest and West. With the growing awareness of the Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival there has been an increase in the number of applicants and the festival is attracting artists from as far away as California. Out-of-town artists will be housed by committee members and other gracious families in the community. Wayne Art Center is honored to have T. Allen Lawson jury the artists and awards David Lussier Ardrossan Farm PleinAir Festival WAYNE ART CENTER IS PROUD TO PRESENT CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 49 for the celebratory 10th Plein Air Anniver- sary. Lawson was born and raised in Sheri- dan WY where the vast beauty of Wyo- ming and the allure of the American West became part of him. From an early age he has been drawn to the quieter side of nature. Over time Tim has developed a discipline of patiently observing his world studying often unnoticed rhythms and subtleties of his surroundings. Tim studied drawing and portraiture at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He furthered his formal stud- ies attending the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme CT. A lifelong stu- dent with nearly constant struggle Tims dedication to and love of his craft is always evolving as his interests and influences con- tinue to challenge him. Over his career T. Allen Lawson has won numerous awards including The John F. Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Grant Red Smith Memorial Award National Museum of Wildlife Art Jurors Choice Award Buf- falo Bill Art Show Sale William E. Weiss Purchase Award Buffalo Bill Historic Cen- ter Artists Choice Award Buffalo Bill Art Show Sale and the Golden Thunderbird Mark Boedges Ardrossan Farm Valerie Craig Evening Prayer 50 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM A R T Award Best of Show Maynard Dixon Country. Beyond the awards he considers himself even more fortunate to have met and honored to be able to include among his friends many of the best artists working today. Tims work can be seen in many private collections throughout the United States and Europe as well as the following public col- lections Buffalo Bill Historical Center Cody WY Campbell County Public Library Gillette WY Denver Art Museum Denver CO Farnsworth Art Museum Rockland ME Florence Griswold Museum Old Lyme CT Forbes Magazine Collection New York NY Portland Museum of Art Portland ME Sheridan State Bank Sheridan WY The White House Washington DC Yale University Art Gallery New Haven CT Lawson has selected artists from across the country to compete in the Plein Air Festi- val. Artists will paint the luscious landscapes and beautiful architecture of the Delaware Valley. Lawson will join the Wayne Art Cen- ter in selecting the awards for paintings and he will offer a painting lecture. Best in Show plein air artist for the past two years Mark Boedges VT will conduct a three- day plein air painting workshop following the opening of the exhibition. Register for the workshop at WaynePleinAir.org or by calling 610.688.3553. Festival artists are directed to paint within 20 miles of Wayne during the first three days of competition. A combina- tion of pastoral scenes from nearby rural areas and parks as well as quaint scenes from historic Main Line neighborhoods will make for a pleasing variety of works that reflect the character of our area. On Friday May 13 painters and community participants will venture to a site-specific location or into Philadelphia to capture notable downtown scenes in Center City. On Saturday May 14 downtown Wayne becomes the hub for artists to paint on the final day of the festival. Artists can be seen capturing everyday life on the main thoroughfare and along the train tracks from early morning until 100 p.m. In past years participating artists have produced 250 to 300 pieces of fresh work. The exhibit commences with a 10th Anniversary Gala Opening and Art- ists Reception on Saturday May 14 in the Davenport and Vidinghoff Galleries from 600 until 1000 p.m. Doors open precisely at 600 p.m. for those with ear- ly patron viewing tickets and 700 p.m. for regular admission tickets. The event offers an opportunity to meet artists in a festive and elegant setting with open bar and heavy hors doeuvres. Martinis will flow from a hand-sculpted ice luge Little Black Dress wines will be poured and live jazz will create a festive environ- ment for over 150 collectors and patrons. Guests will have the initial opportunity to procure fresh paintings for sale. Juror T. Allen Lawson will announce awards and present 15000 in prize money. The Wayne Art Centers financial ef- forts are underwritten by several local major sponsors and private patrons and attendees who help raise funds for Plein Air that benefit Wayne Art Centers edu- cational outreach and exhibition pro- grams. The 10th Annual Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival will remain on display and open to the public from May 14-June 25. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday 900 a.m. until 500 p.m. and Saturdays 900 a.m. until 400 p.m. For more information regarding festi- val events contact the Wayne Art Center at 610.688.3553 or visit WayneArt.org or WaynePleinAir.org. CCL Plein Air Festival Artists Nancy Baker ME Al Barker NJ Eleinne Basa NJ Zufar Bikbov CT Mark Boedges VT Robert Bohne PA Brienne Brown PA Michelle Byrne PA Arcenio Campos PA Valerie Craig PA Paul George MA Ray Hassard OH Neal Hughes NJ Timothy Kelly MD Michael Kotarba MD Jim Laurino CT Patrick Lee PA David Lussier CT Chuck Marshall OH Kirk McBride MD Charles Newman NJ Kathie Odom TN Elise Phillips PA Crista Pisano NY Laila Raslan NY Julie Riker PA Monique Sarkessian PA John Slivjak PA Chad Smith NC Richard Sneary MO Jill Stefani Wagner MI Stewart White MD Pamela Lussier Stone Barn PLEASE CALL TO ARRANGE YOUR INITIAL CONSULT. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery of Chester County 460 Creamery Way Suite 110 Exton PA 610.524.8244 PlasticSurgeryofChesterCounty.com Plastic Reconstructive Surgery of Chester County PAUL S. KIM MD GARY F. 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Their children gushed over Jack Jill comic books from Curtis imprint Novelty Press and were fascinated by mechanical toys toboggans and Erector Sets. MONTGOMERY SCHOOL CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE BY APRIL ODAY All students work with teachers to prepare Chapel programs points out Sally Keidel Head of School. By the time they reach 8th grade being on stage is second nature. Graduates matriculate to outstanding schools thrive and are elected to numerous positions of leadership. As part of the calendar of centennial activities this school year alumni have been returning to speak at special Centennial Chapels to reflect on their time at Montgomery School and what lessons they took with them in life. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 73 Praise was abundant for the ingenuity of Henry Ford Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone. Everyone talked about Pennsylva- nia Railroads electrified commuter rail ser- vice between Paoli and Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Art Alliance unveiled that year by Christine Wetherill Stevenson. Topics concerning education took over dinner table conversations as well. Par- ents decried the lack of private schools in the suburban area. This deficiency changed when the Reverend Gibson Bell founded a boys preparatory school for grades one through 12 in 1915. He named it Montgom- ery School for the avenue on which it was located in Wynnewood. Montgomery School set on eight acres of a former residential property was com- prised of the renovated main house and a newly-erected classroom building. Grounds included football and baseball fields. Fami- lies appreciated the richness of a preparatory school education and after seven years the school moved to 22 acres of the Hopper es- tate on Old Gulph Road. Young lads scam- pered up a silver maple-lined drive to class- Montgomery School students have access to iPads and laptop computers at each grade level as well as two new 3D printers. Montgomery School parent Sally Keidel happily stepped into the role of Head of School two years ago. The essence of truth loyalty and compassion resonates for me she expresses. Our strong academic program challenges and motivates bright students. They celebrate a joy of learning every day. 74 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM E D U C AT I O N rooms and a science laboratory located in the brick tudor-style mansion. The barn was their gymnasium until a generous gift from Atwater Kent enabled the school to build an impressive physical education facility. Over the years changes in leadership occurred but what remained steadfast at Montgomery School was the spirit forti- tude and a depth of dedication to superior teaching. In 1938 Montgomery School be- came a co-ed elementary and middle school. Fifty years later a move to Chester Springs inaugurated a new era. As construction buzzed about them 83 children began the year in trailers. Decades passed bringing more classrooms and facilities to the devel- oping school. An Academic Center without peer features the schools library a technolo- gy center middle school classrooms and 8th grade locker space. Other recent additions are a state-of-the-art science laboratory and a Dining Room that is home to the schools family-style lunch program. Montgomery School parent Sally Keidel happily stepped into the role of Head of School two years ago. The essence of truth loyalty and compassion resonates for me she expresses. Our strong academic pro- Children keep their boots nearby there are 60 acres of land meadows and streams to discover on Montgomery Schools campus. Because of Montgomery School our graduates are inspired to explore and prepared to succeed. We allow them to be successful encourage them to enter new environments and plant a passion to pursue their dreams. Our mission equally emphasizes integrity respect responsibility and service to others. This has been true for 100 years. SALLY KEIDEL HEAD OF SCHOOL CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 75 gram challenges and motivates bright stu- dents. They celebrate a joy of learning every day.Children literally leap out of cars and run into school every morning adds Stacey Kley Director of External Affairs. Its fun to watch. The young people of Montgomery School receive an exceptional education spiced with math language arts social stud- ies foreign languages science technology physical education and fine and performing arts. They have access to iPads and laptop computers at each grade level as well as two new 3D printers which are set up in the li- brary. There are 60 acres of land meadows and streams to discover. Character-building is woven into the curriculum to prepare them for leadership landmarks and life. All students work with teachers to prepare Chapel programs points out Keidel. By the time they reach 8th grade being on stage is second nature. Graduates matriculate to outstanding schools thrive and are elected to numerous positions of leadership. As part of the calendar of centennial ac- tivities this school year alumni have been returning to speak at special Centennial Salads made to order from the freshest and healthiest ingredients everyday 610.594.9900 www.ronsoriginal.com 74 E Uwchlan Ave rt. 113 Exton Pa 19341 Hertiage Center just North of route 100 103 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 76 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM E D U C AT I O N Chapels to reflect on their time at Mont- gomery School and what lessons they took with them in life. Because of Mont- gomery School our graduates are inspired to explore and prepared to succeed says the Head of School. We allow them to be successful encourage them to enter new en- vironments and plant a passion to pursue their dreams. Our mission equally empha- sizes integrity respect responsibility and service to others. This has been true for 100 years. No one agrees with this philosophy more than Julia Krumenacker a Montgomery School parent and one of Chester County Lifes favorite writers. In a recent tribute in the schools magazine The Bell she elo- quently considers friendships found and kept. As Montgomery School commemorates a century of educating children much thought is given to history traditions and growing students in mind body and character. While these elements remain at the heart of a Mont- gomery education an important byproduct also comes to mind friendships. While learning how to solve an algebraic equation complete a Chapel presentation or delve into a Make a Difference project friendships at Montgomery just kind of happen. I think about my own experience at Montgomery. On graduation day in 2014 I While learning how to solve an algebraic equation complete a Chapel presentation or delve into a Make a Difference project friendships at Montgomery just kind of happen remarks Julia Krumenacker a Montgomery School parent. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 77 watched as my son Gene and his classmates marched out of the gymnasium not look- ing back but anxiously looking forward to the next chapter of their lives. It occurred to me that this was the last time they would all be together at school as they had been day in and day out for so many years. This was a group of students who knew every- thing about each other. They were capable of bringing out the best and the worst in each other much like siblings. They played together on the playground and later on the athletic fields. They were with each other during the carefree days of Lower School and through the somewhat tu- multuous years of adolescence in Middle School. They made mistakes together and learned from each other. They were there for each other when things went wrong and celebrated together when things went well. Outside of school they shared birth- day celebrations holidays summer camp and family vacations. I knew all of Genes classmates and most of their parents. Many of us shared the fun and the worries of parenthood through those years and still do. We too celebrated many wonderful milestones together navi- gated through uncharted parental territory together and supported each other dur- ing times when our children didnt always support our expectations. I admired and respected these parents many of whom I knew I could call upon for help when need- ed. Several of Genes friends became like my own kids to me and I remember feeling the same pride and happiness for them during occasions like their 8th grade Chapel re- ceiving their high school acceptance letters and graduation. As our children marched through the years at Montgomery my fellow parents and I spent many hours together. The common thread was our children and our dedication to their school but some- how along the way we developed meaning- ful friendships that continue to endure. The future promises to be fundamentally blessed with similar friendships and excel- lence of education. If youre searching for a setting to light up your children with a love of learning and the zeal to cherish chal- lenges Montgomery School is the perfect choice. CCL Montgomery School 1141 Kimberton Rd. Chester Springs PA 19425 610.827.7222 MontgomerySchool.org 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 78 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM E D U C AT I O N BY SUSAN I. SHIBER Judith A. Dwyer PhD President of the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur is thrilled to return home. Her impressive career as a higher education executive and internationally recognized scholar lecturer and author carried her from Chestnut Hill roots to leading institutions throughout the United States and abroad. When the Academys Board of Trustees determined to appoint an individual with university experience and the ability to infuse Notre Dame with global influence a vigorous national search was conducted. Dwyer who more than exceeded these criteria was committed to the values and mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame making her the ideal choice. She realized at once it was a match. With a New Strategic Vision and Academic Heritage the Future is Bright for the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur In 2015 Judith A. Dwyer PhD President of the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur and the Academys Board of Trustees launched Our Time to Inspire a strategic plan which will guide the Academy to 2020 and beyond. The plan builds on Notre Dames rich heritage to create an innovative state-of-the-art learning environment that recognizes the unique potential of each student encourages scholarship instills self-confidence and inspires leadership. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 79 I attended a high-quality all-girls school she fondly recalls. The teachers were extraordinary the environment built self-confidence and we were encouraged to strive to be our very best. There was such a joy of learning that I knew by 10th grade I wanted to be a teacher. The Acad- emy of Notre Dame de Namur attracted me because of the challenging academic cur- riculum commitment to the Catholic mis- sion trust in its students and celebration of Gods goodness. It is a privilege to lead this splendid school and have direct impact on so many future leaders. This commitment to academic excellence has guided Notre Dame since 1856 the year Saint John Neumann invited the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur to Philadelphia. The Sisters educated generations of urban boys and girls at the Rittenhouse Square location until 1944 when the Academy purchased 80 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM E D U C AT I O N The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur rooted in the faith tradition of the Catholic Church and the charism of Saint Julie Billiart provides its students with a challenging academic curriculum within a rich spiritual community. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 81 the Geist estate in Villanova. Notre Dame continues to educate empower and inspire young women in grades six through 12 for a lifetime of compassionate service to others. Now the vanguards of 21st century Notre Dame are the pioneers. In 2015 Dwyer and the Academys Board of Trust- ees launched Our Time to Inspire a strate- gic plan which will guide the Academy to 2020 and beyond. The plan builds on Notre Dames rich heritage to create an innova- tive state-of-the-art learning environment that recognizes the unique potential of each student encourages scholarship instills self- confidence and inspires leadership. A major component of the strategic plan is the es- tablishment of a Center for Leadership and International Studies designed to prepare students to succeed in a global society. Our intent is to network throughout the world with high-quality girls schools in order to establish an international com- munity says Dwyer. We are in the process of developing key relationships with excep- tional sister schools in Asia Australia and New Zealand and look forward to adding more in Latin America Africa and Europe. 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The Academy rooted in the faith tradition of the Catholic Church and the charism of Saint Julie Billiart provides its students with a challenging academic curriculum within a rich spiritual community in order to inspire them to live the prophetic nature of the gospel with a passion for justice and love for the poor. enable them to develop the skills and desire necessary for lifelong learning. empower them to be honorable compassionate leaders. Dr. Dwyer is thrilled to return home. The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur attracted me because of the challenging academic curriculum commitment to the Catholic mission trust in its students and celebration of Gods goodness. It is a privilege to lead this splendid school and have direct impact on so many future leaders. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 83 In the summer of 2015 Dwyer embarked on an exploratory trip to Zhuhai Girls Middle School in Guangdong Province Chi- na. A strong relationship formed as mutual ideals and interests such as a tradition of performing and fine arts were discovered. This is our first formal affiliation for joint learning with a school in Asia points out Dwyer. Through these and other relation- ships we will create cultural immersion op- portunities exchanges and shared learning experiences that will prepare our students to be leaders in a global community. Complementing global exploration are the Academys collaborative models of learning. Dwyer explains Notre Dame is placing great effort to demonstrate the in- tersections that occur within learning. In ar- chitecture dance physics or mathematics there are natural links students can explore to help them appreciate interconnectedness of learning. It forms a tapestry. Our school- wide initiative Project STREAM is a prime example. The theme Water Sustains All Life is both profound and simple. Students are analyzing water in depth through every discipline geography chemistry religion art and more. These vibrant interconnec- tions facilitate our students evolution into intelligent thoughtful and reflectively ana- lytical young women. The richness of our programs Dwyer adds is a direct outgrowth of the won- derful founding spirit of the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur. The Sisters were international thinkers. What we share with our students today is truly a tribute to them. It all taps back to their legacy and mission to promote justice and peace throughout the world. Our plans for Notre Dame are bold continues Dwyer. It is our vision that the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur will be recognized as the premier independent Cath- olic academy for young women in North America. We will achieve this goal through our emphasis on compassionate leadership global citizenship and academic excellence. Notre Dame alumnae are leading and thriving in medicine law the arts engineer- ing education business and sports. With a new strategic direction that builds on the Academys academic legacy the future is bright for Notre Dame. CCL Academy of Notre Dame de Namur 560 Sproul Rd. Villanova PA 19085 610.687.0650 NDAPA.org Notre Dame is placing great effort to demonstrate the intersections that occur within learning. In architecture dance physics or mathematics there are natural links students can explore to help them appreciate interconnectedness of learning. It forms a tapestry. JUDITH A. DWYYER PhD PRESIDENT 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. 84 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM S P O R T S R E C R E AT I O N AddictionWay TheTennis Welcome to Tennis Addiction Slants and singularity provide impetus for writers wishing to sidestep ho-hum narrative and recycled clichs. Therefore Tennis Addiction Sports Club is a welcome assignment. Never will anyone be bored or unmoved after a visit. You may be greeted by an affable dog bounding about in glee. Music always playing both off court and on will provoke a smile. Most of all theres a contagious energy that leaps into your spirit lightening the load brought with you. BY SUSAN I. SHIBER CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 85 Salads made to order from the freshest and healthiest ingredients everyday 610.594.9900 www.ronsoriginal.com 74 E Uwchlan Ave rt. 113 Exton Pa 19341 Hertiage Center just North of route 100 Pictured with members of the Junior Tennis Program are Anthony DeCecco and Jeff Rightnour a former student who is now a tennis pro and leads the Junior Tennis Program. 86 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM S P O R T S R E C R E AT I O N Right DeCecco views management as a collective effort. At Tennis Addiction everyones a leader he insists. Im in the middle. Pictured left to right Andi Beth Sutcliffe Anthony DeCecco Betsy DeCecco and Tara Wood Below Meet some of the pros and instructors of Tennis Addiction Wasyl Manko Jeff Rightnour Celes Panichelli Anthony DeCecco Matt Bonds Greg Barkley and Michael Simonetti AddictionWayTheTennisTennis Addiction blends non-tradition with tradition fun with forethought relaxation with resolve carefree contemplation with hard work and ease of decision-making with education and mentoring. Employees and students of all ages reap the benefits. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 87 Why is Tennis Addiction an eccen- tricity among clubs Perhaps the per- sonality and philosophy of its President Anthony DeCecco Jr. drives innovative differences. DeCecco views management as a collective effort. At Tennis Addic- tion everyones a leader he insists. Im in the middle. People surround me in a circle. The word hierarchy isnt a part of our vocabulary. Interaction is instru- mental. What may be off the mark else- where is right for us. Tennis Addiction attracts a certain type of person and someone who requires rigid discipline isnt a good fit. DeCecco compares his style to Sir Richard Branson the British entrepre- neur investor and philanthropist. Nei- ther of us finished college and there are other parallels in our background as well. We were both given creative lee- way in childhood and followed dreams rather than direction. Tennis Addic- tion doesnt have an employee hand- book. We encourage new ideas. I trust our people and rely on their judgment. Were accountable to each other. They wont hesitate to tell me if something isnt suitable. Im a firm believer in sec- ond chances too. I was provided many and developed my own path which has evolved into the Tennis Addiction Way. Another influence punctuating De- Ceccos company culture is his father a former executive with Johnson Mat- they. My dad was rarely in his office. He viewed employees on a higher level walked around the plant and built re- lationships. In fact he won awards for this interaction. Dad has a parable for everything and these thoughts are more important to me than any corporate rule book. Although the Tennis Addiction staff is comprised of DeCeccos relatives and other individuals to him everyone is family. He has known many employees for up to 40 years and watched others grow up at the club. His wife Betsy Club Manager helps to create an atmosphere that inspires others. Sisters-in-law Jody Yatcilla and Tara Wood are integral to the success and camaraderie that bring people back. Children Luc and Isabel also work at the club. We all spend countless hours at Tennis Addiction re- marks DeCecco. Sometimes when Betsy and I go home its like checking in at a hotel Patients come to Drs. Hiller and Verna of the NMS Spine Joint Institute in many ways Self-Referral contact us at 610.594.5502 Family Doctor Referral Surgeon Referral Pain Management Doctor Referral Patient-to-Patient Referral Physical Therapist Referral Chiropractic Referral PAIN INJURY AND REHABILITATION ... THE BEST FAMILY DOCTORS SURGEONS AND PAIN MANAGEMENT DOCTORS REFER PATIENTS TO DRS. HILLER AND VERNA OF THE NMS SPINE JOINT INSTITUTE. Drs. Hiller and Verna get results by using the absolute best evidence-based treatment protocols and technology within chiropractic and physical medicine for the treatment of pain and injury and physical rehabilitation. THE COMMONS AT OAKLAND 760 WEST LINCOLN HIGHWAY EXTON PA 610.594.5502 nmsspineandjointinstitute.com TREATING INJURED WORKERS TO OLYMPIC ATHLETES TREATING SIMPLE INJURIES TO THE MOST COMPLEX NMS Extended family members are numer- ous. Celes Panichelli a friend of four de- cades has played tennis with DeCecco since high school. Jeff Rightnour is a former student who is now a tennis pro and leads the Junior Tennis Program. Wasyl Manko another pro and instruc- tor met the Tennis Addiction owner at a tournament in 1989 and beat him in the semifinal round. Longtime employee Andi Beth Sutcliffe has enhanced fitness yoga and massage therapy at the club. I have an extensive history with these people says DeCecco. They and oth- ers are empowered to make decisions and solve problems on their own. There is no need to call me. New to Tennis Addiction is Andrea Napoli who is responsible for many of the marketing activities. A curtain rose and sun shone in when she joined the family. I came from a hostile work S P O R T S R E C R E AT I O N 88 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM Tennis Addiction Sports Club is proud to participate in this glorious event to benefit Camphill Special School. Visit CamphillSpecialSchool.org for details. Cirque du Camphill Gala Friday June 3 Enjoy the pizazz of a party packed with fun food and the chance to win raffle prizes and amazing auction items including an all-inclusive trip for two to Costa Rica. The gala will be held at Phoenixville Foundry. Village Racquet ProAm Saturday June 4 The annual fundraiser will be at Camphill Special School in Glenmoore. Plan to play or watch the matches. Either way the day is rewarding for all. SavetheDates AddictionWayTheTennis Tennis Addiction blends non-tradition with tradition fun with forethought relaxation with resolve carefree contemplation with hard work and ease of decision- making with education and mentoring. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 89 environment Tennis Addiction is so far on the other end of that spectrum. There is also a prime example of dont judge a book by its cover. If anyone evaluates Anthony DeCecco by his long hair swagger and rambling sto- ries they would miss a very bright kind smart businessman. There is so much more character and depth to him.I love how appreciative and posi- tive he is for staff patrons family and life. He fully grasps the business but he also understands people. He looks far into the person and somehow gives them confidence to see for themselves the potential he observes. Napoli and her co-workers are used to receiving calls from DeCecco on his way home from the club. I get my best ideas after a day of teaching Im in- vigorated. My mind is sharp. I turn on the ignition and ideas skyrocket. My office is my car yet another example of resisting what is expected and again a pattern of Richard Branson. His cor- porate office I believe is a rattan deck chair on Necker Island. As it is on Bransons tropical para- dise Tennis Addiction blends non- tradition with tradition fun with forethought relaxation with resolve carefree contemplation with hard work and ease of decision-making with education and mentoring. Em- ployees and students of all ages reap the benefits. Programs include a Junior Performance Academy Tournaments Match Play and a Summer Camp. Adults may choose from Private Les- sons Clinics Leagues Parties and Tournaments. An outstanding Fitness Program offers Personal Training Group Fitness Massage and Silver- Sneakers . Tennis Addiction is more than a club. It is an attitude one percent idea and 99 percent follow-up. We want our staff and programs to be first class avows DeCecco. The more people get to know us and our uncon- ventional approach the better they like us. This is the way it should be the Tennis Addiction Way. CCL Tennis Addiction Sports Club 202 Phillips Rd. 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ANTHONY DECECCO PRESIDENT 90 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM S P I N E J O I N T C A R E Why do the best Surgeons Family Doctors and Pain Management Doctors refer patients to Drs. Hiller and Verna of the NMS Spine Joint Institute PainInjuryand Rehabilitation When it comes to pain injury and physical rehabilitation the best surgeons family doctors and pain management doctors refer patients to Dr. Joseph R. Verna DC and Dr. Carl E. Hiller DC of the NeuroMusculoSkeletal Spine Joint Institute. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 91 BY APRIL ODAY Sometimes a cup of coffee is just a cup of coffee. On another day its serendipity. Thats what happened in 2001 when Dr. Jo- seph R. Verna DC and Dr. Carl E. Hiller DC met. A local hospital CEO who ob- served a philosophy shared by the two board-certified chiropractors intuited a pos- itive match. He was right. After the last sip of coffee action moved at lightning speed. The next day we went into practice together declares Dr. Verna. I rented a truck and moved the contents of my office and merged our successful offices together. Within a week we were open. Its a feat of chance that two guys with such parallel views were practicing in the same area. NMS Spine Joint Institute quickly gained renown for chiropractic medicine and physical rehabilitation. Outgrowing its original space in two years the practice dou- bled in size with the purchase of a suite in The Commons at Oaklands in Exton. We Drs. Verna and Hiller are highly regarded among medical colleagues. They have working relationships with some of the best specialists encompassing access to all of the regional hospital systems. We are patient-centered proclaims Dr. Hiller. We strive to avoid delays in diagnostics and delays in the delivery of necessary care. Our attention to detail from individualizing care to reviewing diagnostic testing with the patient often sets us apart and attracts referrals from physicians of various disciplines including our peers. 92 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM S P I N E J O I N T C A R E When it comes to sports injuries treatment and physical rehabilitation are tailored to the biomechanics and demands of a patients specific sport. envisioned a medical destination with us in the center notes Dr. Verna. Its a beautiful campus which is richly populated by other physicians and hospital service annexes. ABSOLUTE BEST TREATMENT PROTOCOLS Thousands of residents throughout the re- gion are beneficiaries of that bit of fate. NeuroMusculoSkeletal Spine Joint In- stitute NMS provides exceptional care to patients and ensures comprehensive clinical communication and co-management with all treating physicians. Its multidisciplinary approach offers a broad range of healing possibilities to fulfill patient needs and max- imize positive outcomes. With their focus on evidence-based protocols and cutting-edge technology Drs. Hiller and Verna deliver re- sults. As stated emphatically by Dr. Verna We provide the absolute best treatment CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 93 protocols algorithms within chiropractic and within physical medicine for the treat- ment of pain and injury and rehabilitation. OVER 20 YEARS BUILDING TREMENDOUS RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY Drs. Verna and Hiller are highly regard- ed among medical colleagues. They have working relationships with some of the best specialists encompassing access to all of the regional hospital systems. Dr. Hiller re- marks In the region we are always build- ing sound relationships with other physi- cians health care systems and outpatient diagnostic facilities. Patients are gratefully impressed when one of the doctors picks up In addition to numerous services offered Drs. Hiller and Verna frequently incorporate revolutionary back pain treatment using the FDA-cleared Axiom Worldwide DRX9000 True Spinal Decompression System. NMS imparts an exceptionally comprehensive multidiscipline approach for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. The two chiropractic physicians provide thorough medical histories detailed physical examinations accurate differential diagnoses and patient-centered treatment programs. With their focus on evidence-based protocols and cutting-edge technology Drs. Verna and Hiller deliver results. As stated emphatically by Dr. Verna We provide the absolute best treatment protocols algorithms within chiropractic and within physical medicine for the treatment of pain and injury and rehabilitation. 94 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM S P I N E J O I N T C A R E the phone and immediately reaches the best practitioner or surgeon to handle their case. We are patient-centered proclaims Dr. Hiller. We strive to avoid delays in diagnos- tics and delays in the delivery of necessary care. Our attention to detail from individu- alizing care to reviewing diagnostic testing with the patient often sets us apart and at- tracts referrals from physicians of various disciplines including our peers. We stabilize the problem and then send their patients back to them. Everyone wins. Drs. Hiller and Verna take immense pride in educating the market. Dr. Hiller proudly explains We excel in educating patients we do it extremely well. For example fol- lowing a thorough history examination and diagnosis the patient is educated on hisher condition and all available treatment op- tions. We firmly believe an educated patient improves once again the appropriate access to the right treatment at the right time. This also further supports strong relationships with local specialists for the same reason. Drs. Hiller and Verna value continuing medical education and deliver valuable Con- tinuing Medical Education courses to field doctors. Dr. Hiller served his profession as past President of the Pennsylvania Chiro- practic Association PCA and was awarded PCA Chiropractor of the Year following his service. TREATING INJURED WORKERS TO OLYMPIC ATHLETES NMS imparts an exceptionally comprehen- sive multidiscipline approach for the treat- ment of musculoskeletal disorders. The two chiropractic physicians provide thorough medical histories detailed physical exami- nations accurate differential diagnoses and patient-centered treatment programs. Their patients have access to conservative chiro- practic care rehabilitation interventional pain management and surgical options. These choices are centered on effective man- agement and treatment of conditions such as simple sprains and strains degenerative joint disorders herniated or bulging discs sports injuries work injuries automobile in- juries sciatic neuralgia acute and chronic pain as well as pre- and post-surgical care. In addition to numerous services offered Drs. Hiller and Verna frequently incorpo- rate revolutionary back pain treatment us- ing the FDA-cleared Axiom Worldwide DRX9000 True Spinal Decompression System. This equipment is designed to re- lieve pain from disabling neck and lower back conditions caused by disc herniation degenerative disc disease sciatica stenosis or posterior facet syndrome. They were the first doctors in Chester County to imple- ment the non-surgical procedure in an outpatient center. By combining proven scientific principles along with advanced technology the DRX9000 decompresses lumbar discs and facet joints to relieve pres- sure on spinal nerves. The DRX9000 applies forces to decrease intradiscal pressure and enhance fluid diffu- sion to the disc with the goal of improving healing. The treatment protocol depends on the individual needs of the patient and often includes a structured transition to physical rehabilitation. People in pain from mom to millwork- er dad to dentist golfer to hockey player weekend warrior to seasoned athlete rely on the team at NMS. Its on speed dial for local Division I and Division II student ath- letes. Getting individuals back to work school or the sports arena is important to us notes Dr. Hiller. We care more about people seeking resolution or a curative pro- cess and efficacy than insurance. We get re- sults for patients. Taking a moment to pose for Chester County Life are Chiropractic Assistant Rachelle Alverio and Rehabilitation Therapist Karen Verna. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 95 Several equestrienne athletes suffering from lower back and pelvic pain couldnt agree more. They were unresponsive to previous care so they were referred to Drs. Hiller and Verna for evaluation and treat- ment. Through sport-specific individualized treatment they got back in the saddle col- lecting ribbons. Treatment was tailored to the biomechanics and demands of their spe- cific sport they point out. Watch for the Equestrienne story in the SeptemberOcto- ber issue of Chester County Life. ATTRACTING SIMPLE INJURIES TO THE MOST COMPLEX As a testimonial to the breadth of patients they diagnose treat and rehabilitate Dr. Verna makes particular mention of the fact that he and Dr. Hiller attract patients with simple injuries to the most complex. In terms of complexity Dr. Verna cites a recent case. A hockey player was referred to us by another practice. His condition and diagnosis consisted of a spine sprain concussion fractured rib and suspected disc herniation. Not a simple case by any means. In the case of the hockey player for ex- ample time is of the essence when seeking proper diagnosis for acute situations. This strikes at their philosophy that the right treatment at the right time will expedite re- covery. Because of the individualized treat- ment offered the doctors invest the appro- priate time to meet the needs of the patient. We dont have a stopwatch stresses Dr. Verna. We also spend ample portions of patient visits on education and clarification. Someone is always saying Why didnt any- one ever tell me that On the flip side of the time topic a seg- ment of the population believes one ap- pointment with a chiropractor will result in a lifetime of return visits. The doctors concur it is a hot button in their discipline. However their primary mission is to see a patient diagnose the problem treat the inju- ry take the pain away and send them back to their lives outside of the doctors office. Yes we want to be our patients doctors says Dr. Verna often for more than a single condition or event. Were here to diagnose and correct whatever problems cause pa- tients pain. When it comes to pain injury and physi- cal rehabilitation the best surgeons family doctors and pain management doctors re- fer patients to Drs. Hiller and Verna of the NeuroMusculoSkeletal Spine Joint Insti- tute. CCL NMS Spine Joint Institute The Commons at Oaklands 760 W. Lincoln Highway Exton PA 19341 610.594.5502 nmsspineandjointinstitute.com Patients Come to Drs. Hiller and Verna of the NMS Spine Joint Institute in Many Ways Self-Referral 610.594.5502 Family Doctor Referral Surgeon Referral Pain Management Doctor Referral Patient-to-Patient Referral Physical Therapist Referral Chiropractic Referral NMS Spine Joint Institute is located in The Commons at Oaklands in Exton. We envisioned a medical destination with us in the center notes Dr. Verna. Its a beautiful campus which is richly populated by other physicians and hospital service annexes. 96 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM W O M E N S H E A LT H BY MICHELE STEFAN When most people think of womens health obstetrics and gynecology OB- GYN care annual exams contraception management and pregnancy support comes to mind. Yet womens health care encompasses so much more. Thats why Paoli Hospital part of Main Line Health MLH offers a complete line of com- prehensive and integrated services that address the unique health care needs of women and evolve and change through their every stage of life. Advances in technology screening and intervention have significantly im- proved the health care of women today more than ever before said Suzanne Pugh MD Campus Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology. This combined with the expertise of health care profession- als at Paoli and throughout the Main Line Health system we are able to offer the women in our community total care sometimes under the same roof that fo- cuses on healing education and support. There are countless benefits to receiv- ing high-quality gender-specific care at Paoli including access to specialists not available at every community hospital. Pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse are very common among women. As part of one of the larg- est and most comprehensive programs in the area Paoli Hospital has urogynecolo- gists on staff along with an experienced team of physical therapists and continence nurses who have developed expertise in the diagnosis of pelvic floor disorders and its treatment using cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical techniques. While these are not life-threatening conditions they can dramatically affect quality of life said Marc Toglia MD System Chief Urogynecology MLH. Yet many women may be too embarrassed to discuss a problem with their doctors just consider it a normal part of aging or dont know where to turn for help. Thats where we come in. Kathleen Delange 56 of Philadelphia suffered for many years from a prolapsed bladder a condition that causes the blad- der to drop or bulge into the vagina. I couldnt even walk without pain she de- scribed. After earlier treatment attempts failed to resolve the problem Kathleen turned to Dr. Toglia. I did my research Paoli Hospital Partners with Women of Every Age at Every Stage Tina Saurman MSN RNC-OB NE-BC Nurse Manager Family Centered Maternity Unit Paoli Hospital answers a new mothers questions about infant care following delivery. For more than 20 years Paoli Hospital has cared for mothers-to-be with compassion and clinical expertise. This tradition of excellence combined with the comfort and security of Paolis newly renovated Hattersley Family Centered Maternity Unit continues not only for today but for future generations. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 97 and as soon as I met him I knew I was in good hands she said. Dr. Toglia and Kathleen decided on a treatment approach that included surgery and medication to strengthen the blad- der. Today Kathleen couldnt be more pleased. Its amazing to go to the market and walk around without pain she said. Thanks to Dr. Toglia Im now able to enjoy my life. Uterine fibroids are another very com- mon condition in women. These noncan- cerous growths develop in the uterus wall and can lead to problems such as pelvic pain heavy bleeding and infertility. Tradi- tional treatment such as a hysterectomy required a long and uncomfortable recov- ery. Interventional radiologists at Paoli of- fer a safe non-surgical alternative treat- ment called uterine fibroid embolization UFE using highly sophisticated 3D im- aging. Paoli was the first in Chester Coun- ty and one of only a few in the region to offer this advanced technology. When it comes to breast health offering innovative technology like tomosynthesis 3D mammography is the cornerstone of The Holloway Breast Health Centers mis- sion to provide women with all the neces- sary tools to maintain good health. In addition to housing the most ad- vanced screening and diagnostic services the Breast Health Center also provides risk assessment second opinions and re- ferrals for genetic counseling all in one warm inviting setting within Paoli Hos- pital. This makes for a quick turnaround in diagnosis and facilitates collaboration with other specialties particularly the Cancer Center of Paoli Hospital when needed. Women are also treated by some of the areas most experienced board- certified physicians nurses and tech- nologists all specially trained in breast health and who understand the anxieties and emotions commonly associated with screening. As a specially trained nurse with a strong clinical background in cancer care breast health nurse navigator Meghan Walker RN MSN CBCN provides valu- able personal assistance education and emotional support to women who have experienced abnormal mammograms. In these cases I want to be sure patients know and understand all of their options and what to expect in order to make in- formed decisions she said. If breast cancer is later diagnosed I will be by their side to help provide peace of mind by guiding them through treatment recovery and beyond. Women facing other types of cancer such as cervical ovarian and colon can Paoli Hospital medical receptionist Mary Hartley and Ellen Lyons RT Paoli Hospital mammography technologist display the 3D mammography machine located at The Holloway Breast Health Center at Paoli Hospital. 3D mammography is the latest breakthrough in mammography and is recommended for all women. Specifically it is most effective for women between the ages of 40-50 and who have a personal history of breast cancer. There are countless benefits to receiving high-quality gender-specific care at Paoli including access to specialists not available at every community hospital. 98 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM W O M E N S H E A LT H also find a wide spectrum of care from prevention and diagnosis to surgery and treatment at Paolis Cancer Center. The Cancer Center is widely recognized for providing excellent outcomes a multispe- cialty approach and modern technology like the TrueBeam Linear Accelerator which precisely targets tumors minimiz- ing treatment side effects and offering faster results. Women considered at an increased risk of cancer due to family or personal his- tory also have access to the Paoli Cancer Risk Assessment Program. Following an initial evaluation it will be determined if a comprehensive cancer risk assessment including genetic testing is indicated. Some gynecological cancers are called silent killers because they are often dis- covered too late said David Holtz MD MLH System Division Chief Gynecologic Oncology. Risk assessments genetic test- ing and regular health screenings are im- portant tools to help physicians identify problems early when treatment may be most successful. If a cancer of the female reproductive system is suspected the Gynecologic On- cology Program at Paoli offers women the full scope of services from diagnosis treatment follow-up and recovery. And there is little wait to see a specialist be- cause all appointments are made within 24 to 48 hours of scheduling. Of course when a woman is ready to start a family she can always count on Paolis regional network of OBGYNs ob- stetrics and gynecologic physicians along with specialists in reproductive medicine high-risk pregnancy prenatal testing and genetic counseling to help every step of the way. Each year hundreds of families choose Paoli to have their baby. With the recent- ly renovated Hattersley Family Centered Maternity Unit each family can expect homelike amenities personalized care and the assurance that the health and well-being of mother and baby are top priority. Paoli also offers a Level II NICU childbirth education classes perinatal testing services lactation and breastfeed- ing support and outpatient mental health care through the Womens Emotional Wellness Center. Beyond family planning labor and de- livery Paoli Hospital physicians provide patients of all ages a comprehensive range of gynecological treatments from a girls first appointment with a gynecologist to preventive womens health services such as pelvic exams and routine Pap tests to care for the post-menopausal woman. Should the need arise for surgical care physicians have access to premier mini- mally invasive treatments and techniques including laparoscopic and robotic tech- nology. In addition to its full range of medical services Main Line Health as a whole has a variety of womens resources focused on a lifetime of good health and wellness. Womens Health Source WHS for ex- ample is a complimentary wellness news- letter and eNewsletter designed for wom- en who want to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Menopause and You is a web-based program offering a virtual library of informative articles and videos on the physical and emotional aspects of menopause. Yet another example is the Womens Heart Initiative which is a comprehensive health care program dedicated to educat- ing and raising awareness about womens heart care. Heart disease is the lead- ing cause of death among women in the United States though most women arent aware of it said cardiologist Donald Fer- rari DO Main Line Health Center at Ex- ton Square. Our goal is to help women recognize the warning signs and the im- portance of speaking with their physicians about cardiac care. Womens health care at Paoli Hospi- tal is continually evolving to help address this genders unique and changing needs through one network of leading special- ists and a focus on prevention education and well-being. For more information about womens health specialties at Paoli Hospital visit mainlinehealth.orgwomen. CCL Pictured from left to right are Paoli Hospital Cancer Center staff Vicki Hughes Social Worker Sue Zuk Program Director and Meghan Walker Breast Nurse Navigator celebrating together at Paoli Hospitals Unite for HER event which provides funding for programs for women with breast cancer. Womens health care at Paoli Hospital is continually evolving to help address this genders unique and changing needs through one network of leading specialists and a focus on prevention education and well-being. In the Paoli Shopping Center by ACME STOP IN OR CALL TODAY FOR ALL THE DETAILS 100 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM D R E A M S C A P E S THETURPINFAMILYTREE As a full-service innovator of paradises throughout the region Turpin Landscaping specializes in pond and waterfall design and installation fire falls underwater lighting and aquatic plantings. Landscape and masonry services include patios walkways retaining walls container gardens outdoor kitchens and fireplaces rainwater harvesting and more. BlossomsinBeauty CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 101 BY SUSAN I. SHIBER While most kids fill their rooms with toys and the latest collectibles Becky Turpin grew and harvested plants. Her thumb glowed green as early as third grade and a sunlit corner retreat with eastern and north- ern exposures advanced a budding pun in- tended hobby. Among the young gardeners leafy treasures were a Norfolk Island pine a rubber tree plant an asparagus fern plant and a spider plant. Decades later Fred and Aileen Scheid Beckys parents have descen- dants from the asparagus fern and spider cuttings in their glorious garden which is the heart of this story. Jason and Chad Turpin inherited an ar- dor for horticulture from their mom Becky and grandfather Fred. A high school Ponds for Kids project inspired Jason to design wa- ter features as a profession. The brothers lawn mowing venture flourished into Turpin Landscaping a thriving business recognized for artistically ingenious design. Jason attended classes and learned the fundamentals and techniques of pond in- stallation. I admit I thought he was crazy recalls Becky. He asked to create his first experiment for me and I wanted nothing to do with it. It took almost two years to con- vince my parents to be his guinea pigs and replace their vegetable garden with a pond. It was actually a small circle filled with pots and doubled as a fire pit. THROUGHOUTTHEREGIONTURPINLANDSCAPING SPECIALIZESINPONDANDWATERFALLDESIGNAND INSTALLATIONFIREFALLSUNDERWATERLIGHTING ANDAQUATICPLANTINGS. Asafull-serviceinnovatorofparadises 102 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM D R E A M S C A P E S Details abound at every curve of the 336-square-foot utopia. Fountains cascade out of stone walls and water flows over rocks and under bridges. Jason designed the pond on an old computer program and jumped right in to bring his concept to life. He dug a hole and shaped contoured shelves by hand. When the excavation was complete he spread a 45-millimeter fish-safe liner over the space added rocks and ran water from a hose to fill the nascent pond. The next steps were the addition of aquatic plants and fish. A landscape highlight is a Blue Atlas Cedar. Today that tree soars to 30 feet. Much to my delight boasts Becky it was gorgeous and fin- ished just in time for his great-grandmothers 94th birthday. Now I wanted one too but I never got my wish until 2006. The garden and pond are wonderful and were a perfect backdrop for Jason and Sarahs wedding photos that fall. In the 10 years since the wedding Turpin Landscaping has trans- formed countless backyards into magnificent dreamscapes. Becky who joined her sons in 2005 as the business began to prosper has become a valuable asset. Her exquisite taste vast knowledge of plants and garden design expertise are legendary. As a full-service innovator of paradises throughout the region Turpin Landscaping specializes in pond and waterfall design and installation fire falls underwater lighting and aquatic plantings. 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 CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 103 Landscape and masonry services include patios walkways retaining walls container gardens outdoor kitchens and fireplaces rainwater harvesting and more. Jason Chad and Becky are visionaries and their combined inventive imaginations make masterpieces. Fred decided to call on these talents to expand his original pond and garden into one of Turpins tranquil tapestries. Its four times the previous size and is con- toured into a one-of-a-kind shape to match our patio which was also completed by my grandsons. There is a new stream two fountain features and three stacked slate bubbling urns. In addition we have stone- stacked walls two bridges two benches lighting and plants shrubs and flowers galore. Details abound at every curve of the 336-square-foot utopia. Fountains cascade out of stone walls and water flows over rocks and under bridges. A negative edge upgrade saves time and utilizes rainwater retention. The idyllic expanse is illuminated by low-voltage LED landscape lighting. A walkway from patio to pond appears to be tumbled from loose pebbles. The surprise is that the pebbles are secured in place with a porous polyurethane adhesive which pre- vents winter heaving. One bridge is con- structed of a stone slab while the other is concrete-capped with cedar planks. The bridge is so heavy that it had to be set by machine notes Fred. A patio unlike any other was Freds as- piration. He and Chad searched until they uncovered rainbow flagstone which is quite mesmerizing. The unusual stone is matched in one of the benches. The other bench is hand-carved from Indonesian teak. Pathways have a distinct purpose thanks to Becky. My plan involves an interactive experience for 11 great-grandchildren to enjoy. A companion goal is to keep them safe and protect the gardens. This objective is made possible with a series of walkways where they can jump and frolic. We hid 250 eggs this past Easter for an amazing mean- dering hunt. Becky took a four-season approach to plant design. When flowers arent bloom- ing her parents have evergreens and attrac- tive shrubs to view. Crape Myrtle dwarf Nandina and native Rhododendron from the first installation mingle with stunning flora. Trees include Blue Atlas Cedar Jap- anese Cedar weeping Pine Japanese Ma- ples Bald Cypress and Coral Bark Maple. CONTACT US FOR A FREE DESIGN CONSULTATION 610.917.9119 DilworthsCustomDesign.com 175 North Whitehorse Road Phoenixville PA 19460 Minutes from Valley Forge PA Contractor 009417 LASTYEARSBRANDYWINEVALLEYWATERGARDENWEEKENDTOUR. CRIESOFAMAZEMENTMETTWINGESOFENVY. EVERYONEDESIRESABEAUTIFULRETREATONTHEIRPROPERTY. NOPROBLEM.JUSTCONTACTTURPINLANDSCAPING. TheScheidsanctuarywasunveiledat 104 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM D R E A M S C A P E S Jasons first pond 12 years ago from start to finish. Today this original pond has grown to the stunning dreamscape pictured on pages 100 to 105. 1 2 3 4 Its four times the previous size and is contoured into a one-of-a-kind shape to match our patio. There is a new stream two fountain features and three stacked slate bubbling urns. FRED SCHEID HUMBLE BEGINNINGS CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 105 Among deer-resistant annuals are rose-hued Angelonia and Agastache which attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Miniature daffodils and other perennials complete the grand garden. The Scheid sanctuary was unveiled at last years Brandywine Valley Water Gar- den Weekend Tour. Cries of amazement met twinges of envy. Everyone desires a beauti- ful retreat on their property. No problem. Just contact Turpin Landscaping. CCL Turpin Landscaping 287 Martins Corner Rd. Coatesville PA 19320 610.380.1119 TurpinLandscaping.com Horticulturalists and pond fans look forward to the annual Turpin Landscaping garden excursion as a source of ideas. A full weekend features self-guided tours of breathtaking gardens. The event concludes with a barbecue and silent auction. Proceeds benefit Chester County Food Bank. Since tour inception more than 80000 has been raised for the food bank. This years goal is to increase the total to beyond 100000. Call 610.380.1119 for tour details and tickets. Horticulturalists and pond fans look forward to the annual Turpin Landscaping garden excursion as a source of ideas. SAVETHEDATE JULY30-31 BrandywineValleyWater GardenWeekendTour 106 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM O U T D O O R L I V I N G Complete your outdoor living spaces with Tropicraft by Pavillon du Soleils designer furniture in resin wicker cast aluminum stainless steel or recycled polywood. Enjoy the beauty and com- fort of your space with our extensive line of umbrellas cushions fire pits and beautiful indoor and outdoor home dcor items. 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COST OF DESIGNING BUILDING Cost of designing and building custom out- door living space is dependent on a number of elements size and scope of areas type of structures incorporated topography condi- tions placement quality of materials and craftsmanship number and quality of stan- dard and special features equipment and furnishing choices. With that said below are some ballpark costs. For a basic outdoor living space patio walkways deck immediate area landscap- ing and furnishings costs are in the five to eight percent range of a homes market val- ue. Beyond basic outdoor living spaces ba- sic plus featuring multiple patios and struc- tures extensive landscaping and kitchen runs 10 to 15 percent of a homes market value. For exquisite distinctive and luxuri- ous outdoor living plan on investing up to 20 percent and more. FINANCING If financing is desired some standard options that can be pursued are a personal loan re- financing your mortgage increase mortgage and use difference for the project exercise a home equity loan or use a home equity line of credit. If your home is new construction rolling the cost of outdoor space and pool construction into the cost of the home first mortgage is a very viable option too. Many landscapers and builders have close alliances with financial lenders and material suppliers that are experts and spe- cialize in outdoor living space financing. BUILDING FAMILY QUALITY TIME PROPERTY VALUE Outdoor living spaces are an investment in family quality time entertainment fun relaxation and health. And well-designed spaces add spectacular curb appeal to prop- erty and increases property value. Experts suggest that outdoor living spaces increase salability and can easily add 10 to 20 per- cent to a homes value. Retreating outside your door has many valuable benefits CCL Weaver Mulch has been the exclusive mulch supplier for DeVoe Enterprises for the past seven years for one simple reason Quality. We have found no other mulch supplier that offers the selection of mulches and soils that Weaver Mulch offers with the excellent prices and incredible service that we receive. In the years that we have been with Weaver Mulch we have had no problems whatsoever. We are very happy to tell all our customers that we install only Weaver Mulch products on their properties and plan to continue to do so for many years. Shane DeVoe Owner 126 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM C H I L D R E N S D E N TA L BY AMY ALKIRE According to the American Academy of Pe- diatric Dentistry tooth decay is the number one chronic infectious disease among chil- dren in the United States It affects 42 per- cent of kids age 2 to 11 and can even appear as young as 12 months. This is why its so important to be- gin dental care early says Hilda Villegas DMD the principal dentist at Exton Pediat- ric Adolescent Dentistry EPAD. Good oral health begins with kids. And their parents. We educate them about home den- tal care and how to prevent problems such as tooth decay gingivitis periodontal dis- ease and other oral disorders. Cautionary safeguards should start with a visit to EPAD when one tooth appears or no later than the childs first birthday. The office is designed for fun. A large TV airs captivating cartoons and other entertain- ing shows. Ms. Pac-Man lights up the cor- ner attracting competitive pinball machine gamers. Slinky-like mobiles hang from the ceiling and walls pop with powerful per- sonalities from comic books and the silver screen. Tiny fingers intently point to Super- man Batman Captain America Spider- Man and other courageous luminaries. When its time to see Dr. Villegas the real superhero actually heroine they are eager and not at all afraid of what awaits in the child-size dental chair. Their initial observation is usually Dr. Villegas jacket. Interest is piqued by amusing illustrations of teeth and dental-related products or an array of dancing words floss brush smile OMG Doc Tooth and more. The dentist exudes calmness. Her voice is soft her touch gentle and her love for kids a joy to watch. She instills a sense of enthusiasm in young patients. Fear and apprehension do not ap- pear in the dentists lexicon thus children look forward to appointments. Cavity-Free Curriculum The office is designed for fun. When you enter Exton Pediatric Adolescent Dentistry EPAD a large TV airs captivating cartoons and other entertaining shows. Ms. Pac-man lights up the corner attracting competitive pinball machine gamers. Slinky-like mobiles hang from the ceiling and walls pop with powerful personalities from comic books and the silver screen. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 127 Dr. Villegas is supported by two dental assistants a hygienist and one EFDA ex- panded function dental assistant. Services include cleanings basic exams extractions metal-free fillings X-rays and baby pulp- otomy a procedure similar to a root canal performed when a permanent tooth is in- fected. Orthodontic care provides treatment for malocclusion or bad bite missing extra or crowded teeth and misaligned jaws. Dr. Villegas utilizes clear plastic aligners instead of metal braces. Cosmetic bonding is also provided at EPAD. This process involves the application of a tooth-colored composite to cover imperfections. Results range from brighter teeth to repaired chips or cracks to closed gaps between teeth. As part of her educational process Dr. Villegas is quick to assuage parental con- cerns and provide essential information. A mom dad or grandmother often won- der why so much care is devoted to baby teeth she reveals. They assume because the teeth arent permanent there is no need for preventative maintenance. Nevertheless these teeth have a purpose. They need to be brushed. They need to be flossed. They need to be examined. Baby teeth help with how a Dr. Hilda Villegas DMD and members of the Exton Pediatric Adolescent Dentistry team 128 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM C H I L D R E N S D E N TA L WORRELLS B U T C H E R S H O P Featuring Bell Evans Organic Poultry Loags Corner Turkeys ...Dietz Watson Meats ChesterCountys Finest Full-ServiceButcherShop Malvern Shopping Center 111W. King Street Malvern PA 19355 610.644.9266 For the busy shopper call in and pick up your order Beef Fresh Poultry Pork Lamb Veal Outdoor Grilling is in Full Stride Parents should begin a routine of tooth and mouth care before teeth actually erupt. Cleaning a babys mouth and gums with a soft cloth helps prepare the infant for dental maintenance in the future. Other tips include Never dip a pacifier in a sweet substance. Put nothing but water in a babys bottle before sleep. Beginning at age 2 schedule dental visits every six months. Discourage pacifier- or thumb-sucking by age 3 to avoid tartar gingivitis and improper upper teeth placement. Beginning at age 2 brush your childs teeth twice daily. A youngster can usually brush hisher own teeth after age 5 or 6. Supervise brushing until children are 7. Try to allow only three snacks a day. Discuss with your pediatric dentist regarding the correct amount of fluoride for your child and determine if toothpaste containing the element or a supplement is best. Introduce children to flossing when any two teeth touch. Avoid juices which literally bathe teeth in sugar sports drinks that can exacerbate acid levels or enamel-eroding carbonated beverages see IDLife Kids Nutrition article on page 130. Top Ten Tips for Good Pediatric Dental Health child speaks eats and appears to others. If a little boy has bad breath he isnt pleasant to be around. If a young girl is in pain due to a toothache she may have problems concen- trating in school. In addition Dr. Villegas alleviates alarm associated with X-rays and radiation. Par- ents want the best for their kids she al- lows and they are sometimes afraid of ra- diation exposure. I assure them the benefits are indispensable. Kids actually encounter more radiation on a two-hour play date at the park. One of the most valuable purposes of pe- diatric dentistry is establishing positive pat- When its time to see Dr. Hilda Villegas DMD children are eager and not at all afraid of what awaits in the child-size dental chair. The dentist exudes calmness. Her voice is soft her touch gentle and her love for kids a joy to watch. She instills a sense of enthusiasm in young patients. Fear and apprehension do not appear in the dentists lexicon thus children look forward to appointments. terns early in life. If you have a good child patient you have a good adult patient emphasizes Dr. Villegas. There is no better time than the formative years to acquaint kids with healthy dental habits that will last a lifetime. To launch this lifelong commitment schedule an appointment for your kids to visit the superheroes at EPAD. CCL Exton Pediatric Adolescent Dentistry 235 N. Pottstown Pike Exton PA 19341 610.363.8872 ExtonPediatricDentistry.com CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 129 130 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM K I D S N U T R I T I O N BY APRIL O DAY One day in fifth grade a classmate asked me if I thought she was fat. I was immediately met with a quandary. My mother taught me not to make hurtful remarks or observations. She also insisted telling lies was not allowed. In truth this girl was bordering on obese. My answer to her query Youre pleasantly plump. Our friendship ended that day Fast forward decades. Millions of school kids are struggling with more than an extra pound or two. According to the latest find- ings by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC approximately 12.7 mil- lion children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 are obese. CDC defines obesity as a body Its New Its Innovative Its the IDLife Kids Nutrition Line mass index at or above the 95th percentile of agegrowth charts. For example a 3-year- old boy of average height who weighs more than 44 pounds is considered obese. Problems for these overweight kids arent limited to low self-esteem bullying and depression. According to a report from the Mayo Clinic they are at risk for type 2 dia- betes asthma nonalcoholic fatty liver dis- ease high blood pressure high cholesterol and sleep disorders. These factors can lead to liver damage heart attack and stroke later in life. In response to this growing health dilem- ma among youngsters IDLife introduced a line of childrens products last fall. De- signed specifically for young growing bod- ies IDLife Kids Nutrition presents healthy nourishment in its best forms. The invest- ment our company made in the new line is largely driven by the national childhood obesity epidemic declares Frank Englund an IDLife Founding Partner. We hope to be part of the solution. Kids Nutrition gives parents peace of mind adds Franks wife Gretchen also a Founding Partner in the individually de- signed pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplement program which features adult products formulated to sustain energy maintain ideal weight induce natural sleep and control appetite. Mom no longer has to carry a magnifying glass to the supermar- ket or pharmacy to read labels on vitamins Parents all over the country are jumping on the Kids Nutrition bandwagon. Vicky Nelson the mother of three children ranging in age from 4 to 10 is one of them. The Masters-prepared nurse met Gretchen Englund at an event in Allentown. Ive always had a passion for wellness and clean eating. When Gretchen told me about the line I was very impressed. I went home and shared the news with Bryan my husband who felt IDLIfe was a perfect fit for me as a nurse and mother. The best part is our kids love the products. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 131 and other child-specific products. Ours are gluten-free and include essential amino ac- ids. The line also contains reduced proteins which are within the recommended daily intake suggested by American Academy of Pediatrics. The groundbreaking IDLIfe Kids line includes Kids Nutrition Kids Shakes Kids Bars and Kids Hydrate. Kids Nutrition is a daily vitamin created from a formula that offers the most effective ingredients avail- able while omitting sweeteners flavors ar- tificial coloring preservatives or additives. The easy-to-take mixed berry-tasting chew- able is comprised of 24 essential vitamins and minerals. Kids Shake is a tot and teen version of IDLifes adult shake. It is a delicious nutri- tion-packed alternative to popular soda and juice drinks dominating store shelves today. Because it is sweetened with natural stevia it is yum-worthy and kids adore it. The bar which is delicious as well is kosher 100 The groundbreaking IDLIfe Kids line includes Kids Nutrition Kids Shakes Kids Bars and Kids Hydrate. Vicky and children Juliet Sofia and Jonathan take a moment to pose with Frank and Gretchen Englund for Chester County Life. 132 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM K I D S N U T R I T I O N Kids Shake is a tot and teen version of IDLifes adult shake. It is a delicious nutrition-packed alternative to popular soda and juice drinks dominating store shelves today. Vicky notes I always have Kids Bars in my van. When were on the go and theyre hungry I pull one out. IDLife is a great health asset for our family. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 133 percent organic gluten-free and non-GMO. Chocolate Berry is rich in superfoods that deliver necessary nutrients. Kids Hydrate supplies vitamins elec- trolytes minerals and antioxidants needed by young bodies to perform at peak levels in correlation with respiratory rate mem- ory digestion and other vital functions. It supplies health benefits without some of the sugar normally associated with sports drinks. Several middle and high school teams have switched to Kids Hydrate notes Frank. In addition to its hydration advantage the cost per serving is reduced. Parents all over the country are jumping on the Kids Nutrition bandwagon. Vicky Nelson the mother of three children rang- ing in age from 4 to 10 is one of them. The Masters-prepared nurse met Gretchen at an event in Allentown. Ive always had a passion for wellness and clean eating. When Gretchen told me about the line I was very impressed. I went home and shared the news with Bryan my husband who felt IDLIfe was a perfect fit for me as a nurse and moth- er. The best part is our kids love the prod- ucts. Prior to Vickys introduction to IDLife Kids Nutrition she gave Juliet Jonathan and Sofia what she deemed to be best. She chose traditional hydration drinks chil- drens multivitamins and a variety of bars. The drinks were filled with sugar the bars had a lot of soy and I discovered my daugh- ter hiding vitamins in her room. This is no longer the case. In addition to liking the products our kids try to emulate us. They see Bryan and me enjoying a shake and they ask for one too. It all begins at home. They watch as I cook healthy meals and they want to eat better. We like kale and spinach and so do they. We take IDLife and now thanks to the line for kids its a family rou- tine. Vicky recently encouraged a friend to try the products for her daughter who has weight problems. A lot of kids are over- weight she says. Physicians prescribe certain diets but these are only short-term solutions. Parents think juice boxes are wholesome but our dentist told me that one serving is equivalent to a candy bar because of sugar and preservatives. Now we give the kids Hydrate instead of juice. I always have Kids Bars in my van. When were on the go and theyre hungry I pull one out. IDLife is a great health asset for our family. Another IDLife Kids Nutrition positive Vicky submits is behavioral improvement. Doctors frequently prescribe certain drugs for children with ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder that many parents are against. Instead of pills removing sug- ar and dyes from diets can help. Countless people have told me their kids were better behaved without sugary foods. Vicky feels if parents have healthier op- tions they will have fewer problems such as obesity and other conditions. If we attack concerns early and establish good habits when children are young the kids will carry them into adulthood. IDLife Kids Nutrition is an ideal habit to adopt she suggests in closing. CCL IDLife Frank Englund 610.466.5666 FrankIDLifeOffice.com EssentialHealth.IDLife.com WhyIDLife.info the best educational choice Looking to make for your child Choose Pennsylvanias most experienced tuition-free K-12 online public school. Wayne Art Center 413 Maplewood Ave Wayne PA 19087 610-688-3553 www.wayneart.org www.waynepleinair.org wayne art center 10th anniversary PleinAirFestival Mark Boedges Ardrossan Farm 2015 Best of Show Mark Boedges Ardrossan Farm 2015 Best of Show Juried Exhibition Fine Art Sale MAY 14- JUNE 25 2016 Juror T. Allen Lawson Preview Party Sat May 14 6 - 10pm Jurors Lecture Sun May 15 1 - 3pm Wayne Art Center 413 Maplewood Ave Wayne PA 19087 610-688-3553 www.wayneart.org www.waynepleinair.org 134 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM S E N I O R L I V I N G Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community PERSONIFIES QUALITY CARING Pictured are residents of Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community who are enjoying The Commons which was recently completed. A building dedication celebration will be held this summer. The 30000-square-foot multipurpose building is designed to encourage intergenerational engagements says Robert B. Hayward Jr. President and CEO. With an indoor swimming pool and an arcade that features Skee-Ball pinball and Pac-Man machines the entire family enjoys spending time together. Other amenities of The Commons include a walking track lounge and a terrace complete with outdoor fireplace and brick pizza oven. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 135 BY SUSAN I. SHIBER The year was 1948 and a mission-driven pastor devoted to his congregation at Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church in Quar- ryville was troubled. Reverend Franklin S. Dyrness had been blessed watching his older members thrive and raise wonder- ful families. Now many of them were frail and alone not sure where to turn as daily tasks and responsibilities became burdens. He was determined to find a way to provide them solace in a worry-free environment. As he pondered and prayed Reverend Dyrness pictured a haven where people of retirement age could live and flourish. Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community is the legacy of this man with a dream. The Long Building where children played on its site during church camp was home for the first 45 residents. Today it is one of the finest retirement communities in the region where individuals from all over the world choose to live. Its mission fulfills Reverend Dyrness vision to provide the spiritual physical emotional and social needs of residents through high-quality fa- cilities services and personal care in a man- ner faithful to the Bible and honoring Jesus Christ. This mission continues to drive our commitment to serve equip and enrich our residents and team members emphasizes Robert B. Hayward Jr. President and CEO of the community. Rich fertile land and the pacific beauty of southern Lancaster County embrace Quar- ryville Presbyterian Retirement Communi- tys 200-acre campus. Horse hooves clop- ping on country roads as they pull Amish buggies to shops and markets are welcome sounds. Quaint villages of Paradise and Bird-in-Hand are minutes away. Other near- by highlights include Lancasters famous Central Market the Fulton Opera House and a number of museums and art galleries. Big city life in Philadelphia and Baltimore is only a 90-minute drive. Trains an airport and major highways are easily accessible. As a continuing care community Quar- ryville Presbyterian Retirement Community provides Residential Living Personal Care Memory Support and Skilled Nursing Care. The medical staff is exemplary the rehabili- tation team remarkable and professional care givers exceptional. Support health care services such as dental vision podiatric and therapy are available. A Wellness Team meets with residents to discuss goals and create personalized exercise programs. More than 400 individuals ranging in age from In concert with residential options and excellent health and rehabilitation care we have innumerable opportunities on campus. There is a game room library meeting rooms model train room general store beauty and barber shops a spacious auditorium and more. MITCHELL HANNA DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS 136 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM S E N I O R L I V I N G The Commons features a wonderfully designed indoor track with an interior view of the lower-level indoor swimming pool and an exterior vista of Quarryvilles 200-acre campus and rolling hills of Lancaster County. Residents enjoying cappuccino with lunch in the new Bistro CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 137 62 to over 106 share an outstanding and healthy way of life. Our industry has changed dramatically over the seven decades since our founding notes Mitchell Hanna Director of Com- munications. In concert with residential options and excellent health and rehabili- tation care we have innumerable oppor- tunities on campus. There is a game room library meeting rooms model train room general store beauty and barber shops a spacious auditorium and more. Residents can enjoy lectures concerts and other fas- cinating events. Our Meet the Musicians Gershwin and Beethoven programs at- tracted great attendance so did a Sherlock Holmes feature. The Commons continues Hanna which is new exciting and recently fin- ished is highlighted by an indoor pool walking track lounge and a terrace com- plete with outdoor fireplace and brick pizza oven. Residents love it. They often have breakfast in the Bistro and stroll outside to relax. Hayward and Hanna are especially en- thusiastic about the communitys residen- tial expansion. Apartment floor plans from efficiency to large two-bedroom apart- ments consistently interest retirees. In ad- dition as a response to frequent requests for cottages the Great Rock neighborhood at Quarryville was designed. Initiated in 2010 Phase I construction is comprised of 36 cottages. Construction of Phase II is un- derway and includes 14 additional cottages and three villa-style apartment buildings housing a total of 36 apartments. Phases III and IV will add 30 cottages and a 64-unit apartment building to the mix. According to Hanna this is a 10-year plan. Quarryville Presbyterian Retire- ment Community residents may choose from four cottage floor plans with op- tions to finish second or lower levels. The 1404-square-foot Asher model features two bedrooms three full baths and a one- car garage. Finishing the upper level yields another 561 additional square feet. For those who prefer additional space the two- bedroom three-bath Beaumont is 1697 square feet with an option of finishing the upper level of 581 square feet and has a two-car garage. The Devonshire which is 1740 square feet includes two bedrooms and a two-car garage. By finishing the low- er level you can add over 1000 additional square feet. The largest model at 1930 square feet is the Craig which offers two bedrooms and a two-car garage. The lower level of the Craig can be finished as well accommodating another 1115 square feet. All cottages have commodious great rooms. Among plentiful cottage amenities are a first-floor laundry room with full-size washer and dryer and a well-equipped kitchen with electric appliances and maple cabinets. An array of other quality com- forts includes wall-to-wall carpeting vi- nyl floors in bathrooms kitchen laundry room and foyer and freedomRail closet organizers with opportunities to upgrade. This is a remarkable retirement com- munity that surpasses what is expected and gives people a place to RETIRE the ORDI- NARY and Live the Extraordinary Since our founding nearly 70 years ago we have been compassionately and graciously car- ing for people with the intent that they would have a place to continue to use their God-given gifts and be free from the bur- 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. 138 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM S E N I O R L I V I N G den of daily life challenges summarizes Hayward. Enjoy a leisurely drive through the Lan- caster County countryside to Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community and experience the inviting lifestyle for yourself. Dont miss Five Stones Pond where you can fish from the new dock or operate a remote control boat. CCL Writers Appreciation A story told to me by Mitch Hanna epitomizes dedication to residents of Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community. I believe Reverend Dyrness would light up with joy. A woman who lived to be 105 dressed to the nines and wore makeup every day. Another resi- dent loved Hersheys Milk Chocolate with Almonds. On her 105th birthday Hanna wanted to do something special for her and called The Hershey Company for ideas. A costumed Hersheys Bar character visited her presenting the happy chocolate fan with a gift basket brimming over in treats. Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community 625 Robert Fulton Highway Quarryville PA 17566 717.786.7321 Quarryville.com This summer Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community will hold a building dedication celebration for The Commons. The 30000-square-foot multipurpose building is designed to encourage intergenerational engagements says Robert B. Hayward Jr. President and CEO. With an indoor swimming pool and an arcade that features Skee-Ball pinball and Pac-Man machines the entire family enjoys spending time together. Visit Quarryville.com for additional information. PAOLI SHOPPING CENTER 29 Leopard Road Paoli PA 19301 610.640.2714 Visit us at Booth 15 at the Devon Horse Show Country Fair Photography by Brenda Carpenter Hair Make-up by Studio H Color Design Group www. shopatpolkadots .com facebook.comShopatPolkaDots 140 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 Chester County Life has enjoyed an opportunity to interview over 50 individuals savoring life to their fullest at home in senior living communities. We are happy to share some of our latest interviews as well as a cumulative summary of over 50 interviews conducted in the past three years. You may find the following introductory accumulative summary information and responses from the most recent interviews insightful and informative especially if considering a move to a senior living community. SHOWCASING SENIOR LIVING Priceless Insight and WisdomPriceless Insight and Wisdom CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 141 COMMUNITYEXPERIENCES... from over 50 Interviewsfrom over 50 Interviews BY SAMUEL PATRICK 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 142 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM Over 95 percent of the individuals in- terviewed volunteered and made it a point to express how friendly and pleasant they find fellow residents and staff members. Nearly 85 percent expressed the impor- tance of making a move to a senior living community earlier in life. With very few exceptions all individuals visited several communities before making a final selec- tion. The average number is four commu- nities. All individuals offered invaluable advice. Most emphasized the importance of being clear on core requirements under- standing thoroughly health care coverage and researching at least three to five com- munities. An evaluation technique nearly 80 percent suggested is to enjoy meals at a community and speak with residents. All of the individuals and couples I spoke with have been pleasantly surprised and highly pleased with the wide selection and qual- ity of activities programs and events avail- able to them. Everyone I interviewed has been pleased with their move. Frequently I heard comments like We waited too long. We didnt know what we were missing. I should have done this sooner. Chester County Life proudly shares the latest wonderful and inspirational experi- ences of individuals enjoying the rewards of senior living. Their keen insight and wisdom are invaluable whether to those whom are planning senior living or just wishing to be inspired. SANDY LINDA MCNEIL WHITE HORSE VILLAGE The McNeils original plan called for a move to a senior living community in ap- proximately five years giving the couple plenty of time to perform research and visit a variety of communities. This plan changed abruptly. Last March Sandy and Linda initi- ated their search. By August a house they liked in White Horse Village became avail- able. Shortly before Christmas they moved into the neighborhood. Linda made partic- ular mention that availability and waiting lists can be issues in the search for a com- munity which ideally meets specific needs and requirements. When they found the ide- al home the McNeils acted swiftly. Sandy a former history teacher and Lin- da a renowned watercolor artist for over 40 years were specific and clear in their search requirements. They desired a full-service re- tirement community where they would age in place with no maintenance a friendly and supportive environment beautiful facilities and landscaping and an ideal setting for in- spirational painting. What do the McNeils like most about White Horse Village Their list is extensive. They like the friendly environment and how staff and fellow residents are overwhelming supportive. Linda takes delight in the gift shop. She remarked This is a tremendous onsite convenience for selecting cards and gifts for family and friends. The McNeils made special mention of the excellent and convenient gym and wellness center. They enjoy the serenity of the country setting and yet find White Horse Villages loca- tion easy to access Philadelphia and nearby shopping areas. Linda says The food is too good to be true. Theres a wide variety of choices and a beautiful brunch every Sunday. Humorously Linda remarks The only thing I dislike is there is too much to do. Im too busy at times. Linda takes immense pride and pleasure in being in charge of the Garden Tour. She explains Residents put their gardens on tour for community members and guests. The tour is extremely popular and there is always a large turnout. Sandy enjoys bocce ball and he is responsi- ble for scheduling matches and tournaments with other communities. The McNeils offer a few recommenda- tions for those in the market for a senior living community. They believe in visit- ing a number of communities and taking a detailed tour and speaking with residents while enjoying a meal with them. The couple recommends planning early and not delaying research and visits. The McNeils also point out there are waiting lists at many commu- nities which underscores the importance of getting started years in advance. And Linda suggests that you ask yourself the following question What is it that I would really be upset with if I couldnt do it WHITE HORSE VILLAGE Sandy and Linda McNeil desired a full-service retirement community where they would age in place with no maintenance a friendly and supportive environment beautiful facilities and landscaping and an ideal setting for inspirational painting. The couple enjoys the serenity of the country setting and yet find White Horse Villages location easy to access Philadelphia and nearby shopping areas. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 143 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 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 144 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 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 WILLOW VALLEY COMMUNITIES John and Sally Gross 1800 square foot two-bedroom apartment easily accommodates their grand piano and prized antiques. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 145 JOHN SALLY GROSS WILLOW VALLEY COMMUNITIES Great place to live and Willow Valley made it so easy for us to make the tran- sition remarks Sally Gross. We lived in a large old stone farmhouse which was featured in a Chester County Day house tour. We had many antiques and it was very important for us to take many of these antiques with us. Willow Valley was very flexible in meeting our decorating needs for our antiques. Our apartment has two fireplaces and very nice textured walls. Everything fits and looks great. John and Sally moved to Willow Val- ley 11 years ago. Sally says Our desire at the time was to downsize while we were able sparing our children from any future last minute scrambling in assisting us if we needed to make an immediate move and were not able to move on our own. Before moving Sally and John evaluated approxi- mately 10 senior living communities. High on their list was a Lifecare community where they could age in place and where all needs are located on campus including memory care. A spacious apartment was also a priority. Their 1800 square foot two-bedroom apartment easily accom- modates their grand piano and prized an- tiques. The couple cant say enough concern- ing what they like about Willow Valley. Sally noted The most pleasant surprise has been the friendliness of people. Before moving we were uncertain as to what to really expect. We quickly made a lot of new friends. Residents and staff are very friendly. Its like living in a small town. Theres a lot of community spirit here we have so much fun there is just so much to do. Sally swims every day participates in water aerobics and is learning to play the dulcimer. She and John are members of the computer club and camera club. They marvel at the beauty of Willow Valley and the Lancaster area and Sally commented Although Lancaster is a small city it has some of the many amenities that you would find in a large city for example cultural activities and very good restau- rants. When asked what advice Sally and John would give to someone just beginning to search for a community Sally replied First of all make sure the community is financially stable and know in detail the cost of being a resident of the community the rest of your life. And know exactly where all aspects of your health care take place. We knew of a situation where a person needed to go outside of their com- munity for Alzheimers care. Thats not the case here at Willow Valley. Memory care is provided onsite. In closing the interview I asked Sally Knowing what you know now would you have made the move to Willow Val- ley sooner Sally responded emphatically Yes And further added People here of- ten comment that they should have moved here sooner. GREG JEAN GAUL HERSHEYS MILL When I asked Greg during the interview Why did they move to an active adult community Greg eloquently responded Heres the situation. Theres a tsunami of people moving into their senior years. We wanted to get ahead of the curve. For us it 625 Robert Fulton Highway Quarryville PA 17566 quarryville.com 888-786-7331 RETIRE the ORDINARY. the R Quarryville introduces 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 a walking track a fitness center a bistro and a 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 necessities and niceties of senior living. 146 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 was simple as that. The Gauls began their search relatively early from their perspec- tive and selected Hersheys Mill as an in- terim step in their long-term plan. When we reach the 75 to 80 age range we are likely to transition to a senior living com- munity that features the full range of ser- vices for aging in place. Before making their decision to move to Hersheys Mill the Gauls conducted a search over a six-year period up and down the Main Line and including Center City. Greg estimated they investigated nearly a dozen communities. What do the Gauls like most about Hersheys Mill With nearly 2500 indi- viduals residing in the community they relish the diverse mix of people and social environment. Greg explains You will find a wealth of knowledge and experiences here people of all imaginable careers and accomplishments people from around the world and individuals who have traveled the world extensively. The environment is inspiring and anything but isolating. Greg made particular note of the fact he is be- coming reacquainted with people he grew up with in the region. You would not be- lieve how many people are living here that we already know. Greg reports We are doing things we never did before. I acted in a play. My wife and I are politically ac- tive. At our age we find it refreshing and invigorating that we continue to grow in so many ways. Hersheys Mill is an envi- ronment that promotes growth and devel- opment. When asked what advice the Gauls would give to individuals just beginning to search for a community Greg replied with- out hesitation Develop a long-term plan take planning seriously and get started early. Everyone is different and has differ- ent situations. The plan is likely to include a number of steps. Like us we started plan- ning and searching early and decided on an interim step like Hersheys Mill. We are very pleased with our decision. TOM KERSTIN ROACH QUARRYVILLE PRESBYTERIAN RETIREMENT COMMUNITY Tom and Kerstin Roach relocated from Long Island NY to Quarryville Presbyte- rian Retirement Community in Lancaster County. Years before making the move to Pennsylvania Tom retired from a career of electrical engineering and sales however he soon decided to return to work. Ker- stin said amusingly He got bored and worked for another seven years. Upon retirement their motivation to leave Long Island was fundamental. Tom remarked Cost is exorbitant the value is not good. Kerstin stated Long Island is not a good place to retire. Facilities are poor and very expensive. And Kerstin added The time was right. We could make a move on our own so our children would not have to do it for us. The couple visited approximately seven communities before making their decision remarked Tom. Several trips were made to Quarryville Presbyterian. Kerstin pointed out We felt we could age in place here and it has everything one could need. And our sons are not too far away one lives in Boothwyn and another in Long Island. What do they like most about Quar- ryville Presbyterian Kerstin responded Its very open and welcoming here. Ev- eryone is so friendly and nice. Kerstin emphasized the timing was ideal because they could move immediately into a brand new cottage. She likes very much the ame- nities of The Commons gym indoor pool and track caf patio and social gathering 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 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 The remarkable staffs that attend to the needs of seniors throughout the many magnificent communities are extraordinary professionals who are highly dedicated and take extraordinary pleasure and reward in helping others. For over 30 years Willow Valley Communities in Lancaster PA has been engaging seniors as they pursue exceptional lives with our unique amenities and activities. Willow Valley is a vibrant and diverse community with engaging neighbors from nearly 40 states. Weve been nationally recognized as a leader in senior living and have recently been awarded two Gold Awards from the National Association of Home Builders NAHB. Willow Valleys Clubhouse won Best 55 Outdoor Lifestyle Amenity and its full-service restaurant Local Table won the Best 55 Dining or Caf Experience. And with the promise of Lifecare youll live a vibrant lifestyle while securing your financial future. Lifecare coverage entitles you to receive long-term care should it ever be needed without a change to your monthly fee. Willow Valley Communities commitment to excellence in service distinctive environments award-winning amenities and caring team members will give you an unmistakable sense of Life Lived Forward. WillowValleyCommunities.org WILLOW VALLEY COMMUNITIES 148 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM JOE BEV SULLI WELLINGTON AT HERSHEYS MILL A number of years ago Bev and Joe Sulli retired and moved from Bucks County to Southern Pines NC just a few miles down the road from Pinehurst. Joe worked as a golf ranger and starter at Pinehurst Re- sort. In speaking with Bev and Joe you could sense the enormous joy and plea- sure they experienced in the Pinehurst area. Joe observed and met many profes- sional golfers top amateurs and a slew of sports and entertainment celebrities. Bud- dy Hackett was one of his most memora- ble. After 17 wonderful gratifying years in North Carolina Bev and Joe retuned to Paoli to be near their children. After re- siding 10 years in their townhouse today they are happy residents of Wellington at Hersheys Mill. Before moving to Wellington at Her- sheys Mill Bev and Joe visited three se- nior living communities. Bev says Wel- areas which was recently completed. Tom and Kerstin also enjoy the convenience of the nearby Presbyterian Church and the spiritual life of the community. Tom is a singer and he cherishes the singing oppor- tunities afforded by the lifestyle of the com- munity. What has been their most pleasant sur- prise Kerstin quickly cited the outside tal- ent that performs at the community. She made particular mention of singers and musical groups and commented The talent is outstanding. Tom responded en- thusiastically The town is a surprise. The area is beautiful there are fairs and tractor pulls you dont see these in Long Island. Theres a hardware store in town it has ev- erything. Advice offered by Tom and Kerstin Roach to potential senior living community residents Research multiple communities dont delay we see that many people wait too long and make a move yourself while you are able. At the end of the interview Kerstin sum- marized their experience by saying We are very thankful. Quarryville has definitely exceeded our expectations. CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 149 Pool Party. Every Day. Daily fitness classes afternoon happy hours and superior accommodations plus 5-Star Rated Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation are just a few of the many reasons youll be living and loving life at Wellington at Hersheys Mill. Best of all Wellington is a rental retirement community which means no entrance fee. A security deposit equal to one months fees is required. Independent Living Personal Care Skilled Nursing Rehab West Chester PA WellingtonRetirement.com 484-401-7722 Wellington_CCLife_5_16.indd 1 3816 1244 PM lington is absolutely great. We are happy. Its the right place for us to be. What do Bev and Joe like most about Wellington at Hersheys Mill Bev re- sponded We are very close to our chil- dren and near to Paoli Pike and Route 202. Theres convenient access for friends and family to visit us. Bev further com- mented Wellington is very safe and very attractive. Joe added Services are excel- lent especially the medical services. All you need to do is sneeze and someone will be at your door immediately. Thats how good the staff is here. The medical security cant be beat. And if you want to make a medical appointment there is little to no wait. We cant say enough about the staff they are just great continues Joe. We eat breakfast and lunch in our apartment but always look forward to dinner in the dining room. Food is excellent friends are there and staff are exceptionally friendly and provide excellent service. Bev takes great pleasure in volunteer work with Surrey Services. She says They are the most wonderful organization in the world. Bev also takes enjoyment along with her husband in the number of entertainment activities and lectures pro- vided by Wellington reading and social- izing with their many friends. In closing the interview I asked Bev Knowing what you know now would you have made the move to Wellington at Hersheys Mill sooner Bev responded I dont think so we were ready it was the right time for us. VINCE MAE MOLLURE WELLINGTON AT HERSHEYS MILL What do the Mollures like most about Wel- lington at Hersheys Mill Well when asked this question the responses seemed nearly endless. For starters Mae remarked We really enjoy it everything has been beyond our expectations. We are meeting a lot of people everyone is just so nice and friendly. And although we are making new friends the friends we made over the years enjoy coming here to visit us. The Mollures daughter who lives a few minutes away encouraged her parents to move to a senior living community. She ex- plored two communities with her parents. Mae remarked We are very happy that we discovered Wellington. Mae is also pleased to say I dont have to cook. Mae further adds The dining room is outstanding. Waiters and waitresses are wonderful people very nice and accom- modating. And the food and selections are exemplary. In fact what I like is that you can always order a filet even if its not on the menu for that day. The Mollures are very pleased with their apartment. Mae stated We have a lot of room four rooms two baths and a kitch- en and our furniture fits just fine. Mae made it a point to emphasize We have only been here two months theres so much to explore and do yet weve only started. So far the Mollures enjoy movies swimming exercise classes billiards and the library. Beyond delight over their apartment friendliness of residents and staff activities and cuisine Mae made particular mention of Wellingtons indoor garage parking and the convenience of the nearby shopping center which is a five-minute walk away. After 17 wonderful gratifying years in North Carolina Bev and Joe retuned to Paoli to be near their children. After residing 10 years in their townhouse today they are happy residents of Wellington at Hersheys Mill. WELLINGTON AT HERSHEYS MILL DUNWOODY VILLAGE Lucy Irwin left admires the merchandise at the Dunwoody Village Gift Shop with fellow resident Bobbie Fischer. 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 150 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM 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 MayJune 2016 151 I asked Mae Knowing what you know now would you have made the move to Wellington at Hersheys Mill sooner Mae firmly replied Yes There are so many ser- vices so much is done for you and I dont have to cook. JOHN LUCY IRWIN DUNWOODY VILLAGE John and Lucy Irwin are finishing the un- packing and beginning to feel completely at home in their new apartment at Dun- woody Village. Lucy stated Getting older and leaving a home of many years is dif- ficult but moving to a retirement com- munity changes everything. You have the freedom to do what you want and its fun to meet new people and develop new rela- tionships a very stimulating and fun envi- ronment to be in at our stage of life. During their search the Irwins visited three senior living communities. High on their list a Life Care commitment and a friendly stimulating community. We felt most at home with Dunwoody. Our fi- nal decision really came down to this fact alone. When I asked what has been their most pleasant surprise at Dunwoody Village Lucy responded How easy it has been for us to acclimate. Everyone has been so helpful. The Dunwoody staff and the peo- ple living here have been just so nice and friendly. What do the Irwins like most about Dunwoody Village We like the freedom says Lucy. Theres no worry about an icy driveway keeping up with trash and we can close the door and leave. Theres a lot less stress. We love going to dinner every night. Dining is a great way to mix with people. One night we joined a table and met a psychiatrist and a physicist a won- derful stimulating conversation and expe- rience. The food is delicious and choices are wonderful. The Irwins take great com- fort in Dunwoodys health and wellness center. Lucy explains Knowing the health services are available 247 is a great stress reliever. A nurse is on duty all the time. This provides comfort and peace of mind. When asked what advice the Irwins would give to someone just beginning to search for a community Lucy replied im- mediately and emphatically Clean out way in advance people wait too long they really do. Lucy says the process of moving from a large home and property to a senior community is complicated takes 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. 152 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 a lot of time and is stressful. Theres so much to do shredding papers decid- ing what to take. Its hard and emotional deciding what to do with generations of items from parents and grandparents. All of these activities require time. Lucy has high praise for Dunwoody Village for the professional advice and services provided during their transition. And another piece of advice offered by the Irwins Visit a variety of communities many are simi- lar in terms of offerings. The difference is how you feel and at Dunwoody we are at home. CLOSING We are extremely fortunate to have so many excellent and convenient senior living communities across our region. The choices seem nearly endless. Residents of our com- munities embody the talent energy and heart of so many spirited thoughtful and inspirational people. These are individu- als who have contributed significantly and continue to add to the growth culture and rich heritage of the region. The remarkable staffs that attend to the needs of seniors throughout the many magnificent commu- nities are extraordinary professionals who are highly dedicated and take extraordinary pleasure and reward in helping others. CCL 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 QUARRYVILLE PRESBYTERIAN RETIREMENT COMMUNITY Quarryville.com 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. 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 AnIncredibleLunchBuffet LikeNoOther 154 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM D I N I N G UNRIVALED UNMATCHED UNBEATABLE ABSOLUTELY FRESH IMPECCABLE QUALITY Tuesday through Friday 1130 a.m. to 300 p.m. BY SAMUEL PATRICK Personally I stay away from lunch buffets however I make one exception I visit Caf Fiorellos at least three or four times per month. Id go more often but work travel gets in the way and the fact I reside and work over 10 miles away makes it somewhat inconve- nient to enjoy Fiorellos more frequently. But guess what I do find myself traveling 22 miles round trip just to lunch at Caf Fiorel- los located on the east end of West Chester one mile from the heart of West Chester. Im not alone in traversing such a distance. Ive discovered through conversing with other pa- trons that they too travel a distance. Just to savor the pleasures of Caf Fiorellos incred- ible lunch buffet people will travel from Mal- vern Chester Springs Paoli Berwyn Down- ingtown Wayne and Newtown Square. What is owner Danny Fiorellos secret He will emphatically tell you Freshness high- quality food and ingredients preparation only minutes or an hour or so beforehand no left- overs we throw away what little is not served many healthy selections excellent variety and nobody prepares a lunch buffet like we do nobody. Lunch buffet selections appear nearly end- less over 35 choices of which 80 are dai- ly staples while 20 vary day-to-day. Choose light and healthy heavy and hearty or some- where in between. Enough detail and acco- lades Whether youre a loyal or a potential Caf Fiorellos customer enjoy the six-page pictorial. And if you have not yet visited Caf Fiorellos my guess theres a seven out of 10 chance you will either visit Caf Fiorellos or put it on your bucket list CCL CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 155 Owner Executive Chef Daniele Fiorello Incredible Seafood Salad scallops shrimp crab calamari mussels and more The 1 reason I visit Brick Oven Tomato PieCioppino a meal in itself 156 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM D I N I N G Semolina freshly baked onsite Brick Oven Margherita Pizza CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 157 Wonderful Arugula Garden Salad Outstanding Sausage Peppers Sea Bass prepared to perfection 158 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM D I N I N G Broccoli Rabe at its best Delicious Pasta Fagioli Soup CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM MayJune 2016 159 730 E. Gay St. West Chester PA 19380 610.430.8941 FiorellosCafe.com Delightful Risotto Salad Fresh pasta calamari tomato and basil 160 Chester County Life CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM Gie Gie Lingerie Breast Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Guthriesville Tire Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Hersheys Mill Villages Golf Club . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Hill Cadillac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 IDLife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Jons Window Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Karen Boyd Long Foster Real Estate . . . . . . . . . 39 Key Financial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC KIYOKO Custom Interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Langs LawnCare TreeCare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Lankenau Heart Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Lindas Country Cleaners and Country Painting . 122 MAGIS Insurance Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Mattia Landscaping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Montgomery School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Moores Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 NMS Spine Joint Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Occasions Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Orangetheory Fitness Paoli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Ottos BMW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Paoli Blues Fest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Paoli Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital . . . . . . . . 11 Peters Salon European Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Pezzotti Brothers Landscaping Tree Service . . . 121 Phoenixville Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Plastic Reconstructive Surgery of Chester County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Polkadots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Posh Collections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 75 Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community . 145 ROLEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover Rons Original Bar Grille . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 85 Somerset Nursery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Studio H Color Design Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Tague Design Showroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Tennis Addiction Sports Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 The Integrated Healing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 The Kit Anstey Real Estate Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 The Moran Group Merrill Lynch . . . . . . . . . . . . . IBC The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School . . . . . . . 133 The Wedding Pavilion at Van Cleve . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 The Wright Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Tony Mastromatto Window and Door Repair . . . 118 Tropicraft by Pavillon du Soleil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Turpin Landscaping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Van Cleve Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Wagsworth Manor Pet Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Wayne Art Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Weaver Mulch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Wellington at Hersheys Mill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 White Horse Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Willow Valley Communities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Wolfes Decorative Hardware Unique Gifts . . . . 47 Woodlynde School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Worrells Butcher Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Crozer-Keystone Health System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 DNB First . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 DellaVecchia Reilly Smith Boyd Funeral Home . 102 Dental Distinction Jason Petkevis DMD . . . .83 137 Dilworths Custom Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 DiStefano Landscape Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Dunwoody Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Exton Dental Health Group David Kopecki DMD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Exton Dental Health Group Jonathan Scharf DMD FAACD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Allure Medi-Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Applecross Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 BAYADA Home Health Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 BENARI JEWELERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover Caf Fiorellos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Carlinos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Carole Lee Interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Childrens Dental Health Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Christine Hayes Physical Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Comprehensive Financial Advisors . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 County Corvette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 A D V E R T I S E R S 202 Philips Road Exton PA TennisAddiction.com 610.363.1052 Conveniently located one mile from PA Turnpike Exit 312 Downingtown and just minutes from Routes 113 and 100 Source Barrons magazine February 22 2016 Americas Top 1200 Financial Advisors list. Advisors considered for the Americas Top 1200 Financial Advisors ranking have a minimum of seven years financial services experience and have been employed at their current firm for at least one year. 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Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and CFP in the U.S. CRPC is a registered service mark of the College for Financial Planning. 2016 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved. AR37CQNC AD-03-16-1194 471003PM-1215 042016 Helping you achieve your goals has always been ours Congratulations to Robert P. Moran Jr. for being recognized on Barrons Top 1200 Financial Advisors list. Robert P. Moran Jr. CFP CRPC Senior Vice PresidentWealth Management Wealth Management Advisor Portfolio Manager 610.594.1131 robert_moranjrml.com The Moran Group Merrill Lynch 101 Arrandale Boulevard Exton PA 19341 800.925.8526 Lifes better when were connected OYSTER PERPETUAL SUBMARINER DATE IN 18 KT WHITE GOLD rolex oyster perpetual and submariner are trademarks.