b'SHOWCASING SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY EXPERIENCESand joining residents in community activities and events.What were Roger and Elaine looking for in a senior living community? Their top criteria in-cluded a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), a warm and friendly Christ-centered en-vironment, a country setting, and a wide variety of living options.What do the Dunkertons like most about Quar-ryville Presbyterian Retirement Community? Rog-er and Elaine have high praise for the community and the surrounding area. For starters, they relish their fellow residents. Roger emphasized, We find the overall community to be extremely welcoming, friendly, and supporting. The Dunkertons are im-pressed with the style and craftsmanship of their Great Rock cottage which features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a den, and a three-season room, which they have customized for all seasons. Roger and Elaine take great joy and pleasure in the com-munitys many activities. They both participate in Aquasize aerobics in the swimming pool and vari- Roger and Elaine Dunkerton have high praise for Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement ous games and programs with new friends. ElaineCommunity and the surrounding area. They relish their fellow residents and find remarked, Theres something very special aboutthe overall community to be extremely welcoming, friendly, and supporting. And, the activities. Staff members provide so much fromthe Dunkertons are impressed with the style and craftsmanship of their Great Rock arts and crafts to movie matinees, bingo to quilting,cottage which features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a den, and a three-season concerts to seminars, and more. Additionally, thereroom, which they have customized for all seasons.are a wide range of activities to encourage resi-Willow Valley Communities dents to get out and become involved. Roger pointed out, There is an abundance of activi-Located in Lancaster, PA, ties, more than you can possibly fit in. We also Willow Valley Communities like the food in the dining room, the Bistro, and is recognized as a nationwide Joyful Scoop for ice cream. While continuing leader in innovative senior to attend Sunday services at their home church, the Dunkertons enjoy the communitys Morn-living that breaks through ing Bible Study and Vespers.typical stereotypes.During the interview, I asked the question: At the forefront are award-winning, stunning What has been your most pleasant surprise homes and apartments in over 90 different living at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement floor plans. The meticulously landscaped Community? Roger cited how quickly they 210-acre campus is three miles outside of settled into the community, and emphasized downtown Lancaster, about an hour from the that a large part of the reason for being able Philadelphia area. Lancaster is also one of to do so was the overwhelming welcoming the top places in the country for retirement, as named by support of fellow residents and staff mem-U.S. News & World Report. Willow Valley Communities offers Willow Valley bers. Elaine with great enthusiasm and delight inspiring programming and an impressive array of amenities, Communities mentioned the impressive Wellness and Spiri-clubs, restaurants, and events. Willow Valley Communities Highlights tual Life departments.Lifecare promise provides short- or long-term careif neededWillow Valley CommunitiesElaine offered a perfect conclusion to without an increase to the monthly service fee because of the is located in one of theportray Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement need for increased support. Residents live a vibrant Life top places for retirementCommunity. I really sense a commitment Lived Forward lifestyle with peace of mind about their financial and features over 90 floorthat everyone wants to do all they can to help future. As one of only five communities in the U.S. to score an plans, award-winning A from Fitch Ratings, residents can count on Willow Valley programming and culinaryresidents enjoy their retirement years. The Communities financial stability. Residents from nearly 40 U.S. experiences, distinctivemotto says it bestI love it. Retire the Ordi-states help make Willow Valley Communities a diverse, environments, richnary and Live the Extraordinary! And Rog-engaging, and vibrant community. amenities, and the valueer added, I look forward to growing a little WillowValleyCommunities.org and security of Lifecare. garden of fresh snow peas and tomatoes this summer. Its refreshing not having to worry about a house and property. CCL96 Chester County Life /CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM'