In the short time since Don and Jennifer Pullano moved to Ann’s Choice, the Erickson Senior Living community in Bucks County, they say their overall health has increased tenfold.
With an abundance of amenities and resources to support their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, it’s no surprise that the Pullanos – and many others – are thriving at the continuing care retirement community.
“One of the reasons Ann’s Choice appealed to us,” Don explains, “is its large variety of clubs and activities that you can partake in.”
In addition to playing bocce regularly, they participate in the Italian Club and visit the fitness center three days a week.
Jennifer joined the Village Potters, a pottery club; a Catholic rosary and prayer group; and Color Me Calm, an adult coloring group comprised of about 20 women who gather, chat and create artwork.
Don says he enjoys the History Club, plans to join the veteran’s group, and might “dabble in the philosophy club.”
Just as Don and Jennifer found clubs specific to their interests, fitness coordinator Tara Beach says the fitness classes at Ann’s Choice are created with the same intention.
“We run the gamut of opportunity to get your body moving,” says Beach. “The classes are designed to be fun, too, so residents can make those important social connections. We meet people where they are and take them to the next level, based on their goals.”
Beach adds that she is always looking for ways to expand the community’s range of well-being offerings.
This year, Erickson Senior Living provided a multimillion-dollar investment, through its Well-Being Fund, to support the addition of enhanced health and well-being programs and services to residents.
Residents at all Erickson Senior Living communities now have greater access to tools and strategies that support resilience and overall health and well-being. Examples include Wellbeats, a new fitness app which allows residents to participate in on-demand and live exercise, yoga, and meditation classes from any location.
At Ann’s Choice, visitors at the upgraded fitness center now enjoy brand-new NuStep and Matrix elliptical machines, recumbent bikes, treadmills, strength equipment, Echelon rowers, and Reflect fitness mirrors.