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“You talk about an inspired life? Over 16 years my mother’s life was truly inspired
“You talk about an inspired life? Over 16 years my mother’s life was truly inspired

“You talk about an inspired life? Over 16 years my mother’s life was truly inspired by Rydal Park.” So says Helen Helmick-Waite, a second-generation Rydal Park resident who, in addition to her extensive volunteer work in the greater Abington Township, has spent these last two years involved with everything from committees like Residents Council to social programs and volunteerism.

“We used to have Thanksgiving for the family here. Her place at Rydal Park was the first stop for great-grandbabies on the way home from being born. She really was the matriarch of the family.”

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, Rydal Park has begun to welcome a growing number of second- and even third-generation residents

to its beautiful campus in Abington Township. As you listen to these residents’ stories, you
to its beautiful campus in Abington Township.
As you listen to these residents’ stories, you
start to understand what makes Rydal Park
such a desirable place to live, and just how
it earned its reputation as a well-liked and
well-established Continuing Care Retirement
Community.
twice a week. With each generation, I’ve seen
Rydal Park grow. Some of the staff from those
days still work here and they remember me,
which is neat.”
Kathe Grebe is a third-generation resident.“My
grandmother was here, and my mother lived in
the Woodside apartment building when it first
opened. I used to visit them at least once or
Kathe’s time at Rydal Park has been divided
between the computer lab, gardening,
swimming, chorus, program committee, and
being a Resident Ambassador.
“There’s just so much to do that I
sometimes have trouble prioritizing!”
– Kathe Grebe
Second-generation resident Jane Bunting prefers
a more relaxed pace of life, and recalls visiting
her mother often.
Parkside apartment home they selected. Her
husband John agrees, “Parkside is terrific. It’s
like living in the presidential suite of a good
hotel.”
“I hung out with her all of the time
we would sit together and just
talk and laugh. other times we’d
pick her up and go to the shore.”
– Jane Bunting
Now that she’s a resident, Jane enjoys her
privacy – which she feels they have
in
the
“Everyone’s got their own path, and that’s one of
the best things about being here,” says second-
generation resident Sue Castle. “You can come
here and be yourself.” She remembers visiting
her mother fondly, but at the same time, she
says, “I’m looking forward to improving all the
time. I feel like I’m my own generation.” On the other hand, 10-year resident Lorraine
time. I feel like I’m my own generation.”
On the other hand, 10-year resident Lorraine
Alexander came here with her husband, Ben,
“because my mom lived here, and we knew it
was top notch.”
“My mother had excellent taste! The
community has only improved over
the years and it is very financially
stable, a fact people should really
know about when they are shopping
around.”
– Lorraine Alexander
While her mom enjoyed playing bridge with
friends and spending time with family, Lorraine
also values the programming. In particular,
“the World Religions classes, Speaker Series,
and swimming pool classes are terrific,” she
states. She feels a deep sense of pride and
tradition.
In fact, a sense of pride is the common thread
among this diverse group of residents – pride
not only in their own family’s Rydal Park
tradition, but in the community, the amenities,
and above all, the people.
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1515 The Fairway
Rydal, PA 19046
Their OwnWords My favorite Rydal Park moment was 1. “…the New Year’s Eve Mummers’ strut.”
Their
OwnWords
My favorite Rydal Park moment was
1.
“…the New Year’s Eve Mummers’ strut.”
– Kathe Grebe
2.
Since opening in 1974, literally thousands of residents have called Rydal Park
home. In honor of our 40th Anniversary, we asked some current residents to
share some of their favorite Rydal Park memories.
“…when all of the furniture in our living room was in place
and my wife entered the apartment and said, ‘I love this place!’”
– Fred Malkin
3.
“…the camaraderie expressed during the
snowstorms this past winter.”
I’llI’ll nevernever forget…forget…
– Yvette Arian
1. “…posing for push-ups and pull-ups in the fitness
room last year for Rydal Park’s marketing photo shoot.”
What I really love about
Rydal Park…
– Jay and Donna Karfunkle
1.
2.
“…shortly after I arrived at Rydal Park during the
summertime, I went to the pool, sat on a chaise outside
to dry off, and felt like I was living at a resort.”
– Jane Haines
“The community of Rydal Park makes it possible
for us to recapture the diversity of our earlier
years. We benefit by sharing and discussing different
aspects of our own lives with fellow residents. Rydal Park
offers near-endless choices to explore and continue to be
engaged in the world; my favorite is working with our
personal trainer, Angie McNellis.”
3.
“…getting to know the staff at the Concierge Desk, in
the café, bar, and dining room.They are all so very nice,
and made my transition to Rydal Park that much nicer!”
– Gene Taylor
2.
“…Thursday evening concerts. Haven’t missed one
in 21 years!”
– Roz Ruskin
– Anna Pullar
4. “My favorite moment unquestionably came last year on
the morning of our Annual Bazaar. I had the pleasure
of observing our dedicated staff enjoying their own
time-window for shopping.This small gift of time
was a gift of joy to me as Bazaar Chairwoman.”
3.
“…meeting the staff and fellow residents. I am so
lucky to have been introduced to Rydal Park!”
– Morrie Shtatman
4.
“…all the exquisite birthday celebrations.”
– Sue Aemisegger
– Phyllis Bernstein
PHYSICAL FITNESS, BY THE NUMBERS Besides being outright amazing, these fitness facts & feats go
PHYSICAL FITNESS, BY THE NUMBERS
Besides being outright amazing, these fitness facts & feats go to show
that it’s never too late to get started on a path to better health.
FEELING INSPIRED? GOOD.
Physical fitness has changed a lot in the last 40 years.That’s why Rydal Park’s amenities include
a state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Besides a swimming pool, resistance training, and cardio
equipment, there are also fitness classes and an onsite certified personal trainer to help you
meet your personal fitness goals – whatever they may be.
POUNDS 63-YEAR-OLD ELLEN BITTNER DEADLIFTED
to become a 2011 National Female Powerlifting Champion. She’d begun training a year earlie r.
LARRY “MARATHON MANIAC” MACON’S AGE
when he set a Guinness World Record by completing
255 marathons by 2013. He ran his rst at age 63.
PERCENT OF WOMEN 65-74
PERCENT OF MEN 65-74
ROGER ALLSOPP’S AGE
exercise regularly*
exercise regularly*
when he swam the English Channel (21 miles)
and set a Guinness World Record in 2011.
MINUT ES IT TOOK 101-YEAR-OLD FAUJA SINGH
to complete the Hong Kong Marathon’s 10k (6.25-mile) course.
DALE DAVIS’ AGE
when he bowled a perfect game in 2008 –
even more amazing because he was legally blind.
SISTER MADONNA “THE IRON NUN” BUDER’S AGE
NUMBER OF RUNNERS 65 AND OLDER
when she became the oldest person to ever complete an Iron Man
(2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and 26.2-mile marathon run).
who nished the 2014 Boston Marathon.
We Have A Lot More Living To Do Sarah Jolles Executive Director, Sales & Marketing
We Have A Lot More Living To Do Sarah Jolles Executive Director, Sales & Marketing

We Have A Lot More Living To Do

We Have A Lot More Living To Do Sarah Jolles Executive Director, Sales & Marketing

Sarah Jolles Executive Director, Sales & Marketing sarah.jolles@presbysinspiredlife.org

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Visit us at rydalpark.org

ABOUT SARAH

215-376-6296 Visit us at rydalpark.org ABOUT SARAH From the Desk of Sarah It wasn’t long ago
215-376-6296 Visit us at rydalpark.org ABOUT SARAH From the Desk of Sarah It wasn’t long ago
215-376-6296 Visit us at rydalpark.org ABOUT SARAH From the Desk of Sarah It wasn’t long ago
215-376-6296 Visit us at rydalpark.org ABOUT SARAH From the Desk of Sarah It wasn’t long ago
215-376-6296 Visit us at rydalpark.org ABOUT SARAH From the Desk of Sarah It wasn’t long ago
215-376-6296 Visit us at rydalpark.org ABOUT SARAH From the Desk of Sarah It wasn’t long ago

From the Desk of Sarah

It wasn’t long ago that people were saying, “40 is the new 30.” Well with today’s growing population of adults 62-plus more vibrant and active than ever before,“80 is the new 60.”

You’re working and travelling longer than your predecessors. You’re far more involved with arts, culture, and technology. And you’ve brought the focus of health and wellness to the forefront. Continuing care retirement communities have had to revamp and revitalize to suit the interests, passions and needs of a proactive generation that’s on the move.

This milestone anniversary is a natural time to reflect on where we are headed. Plans continue to provide a fabulous and flexible environment for our residents, understanding that many are still working or volunteering in the greater community, have numerous outside interests, and seek fulfillment from within. Flexible dining options are just one recent way we’ve addressed the lifestyle of those who live here.

We also continue to look at both our programming and facilities. New offerings like continuing education courses, wine tastings, yoga, concerts, and a jazz brunch have become wildly successful. A fully renovated auditorium with state-of-the-art audio/visual technology is on tap for early 2015, and our apartment homes are being renovated to the highest standards sought by today’s market.

This “Ruby” anniversary is a celebration of not only Rydal Park, but of this new generation – your generation – of people looking to add years to their life and life to their years. I invite you to call me if you want to join “the party,” and see just what we’re all about these days.

party,” and see just what we’re all about these days. Sarah Jolles is the Executive Director
party,” and see just what we’re all about these days. Sarah Jolles is the Executive Director

Sarah Jolles is the Executive Director of Marketing for Presby’s Inspired Life’s Rydal Park and Rosemont communities. Sarah has held key leadership roles within the retirement living industry throughout

Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, and is knowledgeable in contract offerings, trends, and the many intricacies of this rapidly advancing industry.

Jersey, and is knowledgeable in contract offerings, trends, and the many intricacies of this rapidly advancing
Jersey, and is knowledgeable in contract offerings, trends, and the many intricacies of this rapidly advancing
Jersey, and is knowledgeable in contract offerings, trends, and the many intricacies of this rapidly advancing
MEET THE TEAM I “ KHAREEN ECKARD RESIDENT CONCIERGE love talking to the residents, staff,
MEET THE TEAM
I “
KHAREEN ECKARD
RESIDENT CONCIERGE
love talking to the
residents, staff, and guests.”
How long have you been at Rydal Park?
Since the Spring of 2010, so about four and a half years.
Do many residents use these services?
Most of them do, actually!
What does the Resident Concierge do?
My job is one part receptionist, and all parts customer
service! I answer the phone and greet residents, staff,
and visitors with a smile. But I also help connect
residents to any services they may seek.
What is your favorite part of working here?
That’s easy – I love talking to the residents, staff, and guests.
What has been the greatest challenge?
It can be challenging to juggle all the different
responsibilities of the job, but it’s a challenge I enjoy.
What kinds of services do you connect
residents to?
We have been asked to do anything from setting up
appointments, making reservations, and scheduling
personal transportation to calling maintenance, unlocking
doors, and making arrangements for overnight guests.
What does it mean for a community like
Rydal Park to offer concierge services?
It means that we care about hospitality and our residents’
happiness. By using this extra level of service, they can
focus on living well instead of worrying about minor
everyday things.
Chef’sCorner
Move over, pumpkin spice – this autumn, it’s all
about fresh flavors and real ingredients.This recipe
from Rydal Park Executive Chef (and Iron Chef
winner) David Stoltzfus makes a savory side dish
or a lighter entree. Be careful not to overcrowd
the pot when cooking your ravioli – or better yet,
become a Rydal Park resident and enjoy inspired
fare like this every day!
FALL RAVIOLI WITH GORGONZOLA AND CANDIED PECANS
INGREDIENTS:
DIRECTIONS:
2 packages
Butternut Squash Ravioli
1. Blanch ravioli for 3 minutes; reserve
1
cup
Pecan halves
2. Thin honey with water; then coat pecans
3
oz.
Honey
3. Roast pecans for 10 minutes at 350°; let cool
1
oz.
Hot water
and chop coarsely
8
oz.
Gorgonzola cheese
4. Combine cream, cheese, stock, chervil, ginger
4
oz.
Cream
and black pepper and bring to simmer
4
oz.
Chicken stock
5. Add ravioli for 1 minute
1tbsp.
Chervil, chopped
6. To serve, place 5 ravioli on a plate with
1/2 tsp.
Ginger
1 1/2 oz. of sauce, top with crumbled cheese
1/4 tsp.
Black pepper
and candied pecans
1/4 cup
Crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
Relive the celebration at our 40th Anniversary party. 2 1 3 4 (1) Presby’s Inspired
Relive the celebration at our
40th Anniversary party.
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(1) Presby’s Inspired Life Pres./CEO Judee Bavaria discussing the past, present and future of Rydal Park (2) Dr. Karen Wiley-Sandler, Chancellor, Penn
State Abington; Wayne Luker, Abington Township Commissioner, Ward 5 (3) Sarah Jolles, Rydal Park Exec. Dir. Sales & Marketing; Ben Sanchez,
Abington Township Commissioner; Daniel Kaye, Rydal Park Dir. of Life Enrichment (4) Ben Sanchez, Abington Twp. Commissioner; John Berges, Pres.,
Rydal Park Resident Council; Sarah Jolles, Rydal Park Exec. Dir. Sales & Marketing; Madeleine Dean, PA State Representative, 13th District; Josh
Shapiro, Chair, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners; Judee Bavaria, Presby’s Inspired Life Pres./CEO
5 7 6 8 9 10 (5) 2nd generation residents Claire Schafus, Carole Covert, Bill
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(5) 2nd generation residents Claire Schafus, Carole Covert, Bill McMenamin, Lorraine Alexander, Ben Alexander, Carol Magee, Esther Grier, Hal Grier,
Helen Waite and 3rd generation resident Kathe Grebe; John Berges (6) Carol Magee, Rydal Park 2nd generation resident, pictured on signage along
walkway into party area (7) Rydal Park Chef Ed Bremme serving guests (8) Musicians entertaining guests with classic tunes (9) 2nd generation
residents Esther Grier and Carol Magee (10) Jennifer Kappan,VP Finance; Michelle Bryk,VP Human Resources; Rydal Park Executive Director Stuart
Skinner; Maricel Glova, Director of Nursing
1515 The Fairway | Rydal, PA 19046 words from our residents: “With each generation, living

1515 The Fairway | Rydal, PA 19046

words from our residents:

“With each generation, living at Rydal Park is just getting more and more enjoyable.”

- Kathe Grebe

inside this issue A FAMILY TRADITION PHYSICAL FITNESS, BY THE NUMBERS RELIVE THE CELEBRATION and
inside this
issue
A FAMILY TRADITION
PHYSICAL FITNESS,
BY THE NUMBERS
RELIVE THE
CELEBRATION
and much more