After planning for a move to a senior living community for five years, Ron and Linda decided on a Woods Apartment on the Warwick Woodlands campus, and moved in mid-2019.
“After only a few weeks, and we already felt at home. The timing was perfect. We always lived in the area and wished to remain here. One daughter still lives in Lititz and another not far away in Wayne, Delaware County. We feel like newlyweds again, we really do. And the peace of mind we now have just can’t be explained, it’s an incredible feeling. We feel very secure.”
After maintaining a beautiful home and property for many years, right-sizing for Ron and Linda is their new beautiful 1,950-square-foot apartment in The Woods…with nine-foot ceilings, two bedrooms, customized features, the convenience of underground parking, the curbside appeal of the Woods’ brick exterior, and access to all the services and amenities offered by both Moravian Manor Communities’ campuses, as well as the conveniences of downtown Lititz.
If you’re just starting your search for senior living, Ron recommends properly assessing your current situation, determining your requirements, and then identifying the community that best meets your desires. “Be realistic about your needs, and talk to people like Linda and I who have experienced the entire process.”
~ Ron and Linda
After a career in community behavioral health at non-profit organizations, Mark and his wife, Fran, moved from Gladwyne, PA to our Hendricks Place townhomes in 2012.
While Moravian Manor’s “Community within a Community” approach to living and the connectivity to downtown Lititz was attractive to Mark and Fran, it was ultimately their personal experience with our staff and nursing care that brought them to Moravian Manor Communities. Back in 2000, Fran’s mother was diagnosed with Dementia/Alzheimer’s. They learned of Moravian Manor Communities’ specialized memory support program and were very impressed, and without hesitation placed the care of Fran’s mother, and for a short period for rehab, Fran’s father in the community’s care.
Because of their personal experience, Mark and Fran began to support our ministry through ongoing financial contributions. Years later when touring the Health Center renovation project, they were reunited with a team member who immediately recognized Fran and began reminiscing about time spent with Fran’s mother. Even after all these years, you can hear the emotion in Mark’s voice as he shares this story; an interaction Mark describes as a defining moment…the moment they knew without a doubt that there is no place they’d rather be than Moravian Manor Communities.
Mark’s love of creating and working with his hands, coupled with his passion for helping others, has led to his involvement in the community on and off campus. On campus, he spends time pursuing new hobbies and connecting with others through wood carving, woodworking and even learning how to play the ukulele.
“It took us a long time to settle on a retirement community. I was one of those that was a little reluctant at first. Once we went through the transition, it was like a huge sigh of relief. And honestly, I haven’t talked to one person in terms of our neighbors and friends here that would say anything different. Pippa loves spending her ‘golden’ years here!”
~ Rich, Step and Pippa
Residents enjoy pursuing their woodworking talents in the woodshop at Moravian Manor Communities. Join this conversation as residents Dale, Tom, and Mark discuss a favorite pastime and how being creative is one of the most exciting and rewarding thing a person can do.
Having worked at Moravian Manor Communities in the sales office for five years and 18 additional years at two other senior living communities, Marcie and her husband made a move into The Woods on the Warwick Woodlands Campus.
“We love the intimate side of Moravian Manor Communities, and that the CEO takes a personal interest in everyone here. EGStoltzfus is a quality builder and we decided to ‘upgrade’ to a home with two bathrooms after raising two daughters in a 3-bedroom, 1-bath home! After our first two weeks here, we felt like we were on vacation and couldn’t believe this was our new home…we are so happy with our decision.”
~ Marcie & Augie
Pursuing their inner musician, Ukelele club members Dick, Betty, Bob and Ed highlight the enjoyment they get from “powering up our brain cells and having fun laughing and learning a new skill.” Step into their class virtually to see first-hand this amazing community life group.
Pastor Rich joined Moravian Manor Communities in 2009 as chaplain and it was a mutual fit. It comes as no surprise that he and his wife decided to make our community their home as well.
“We were ready to downsize and after reviewing the current cost of lawn care and snow removal, it just made sense to move. Also, how many people are lucky enough to literally walk to work! The move was truly effortless with the sales team and maintenance staff making it a very easy transition.”
~ Chaplain Rich & Pam
“After visiting several other Life Plan Communities in Lancaster County, a friend suggested we check out Moravian Manor Communities and their new campus, Warwick Woodlands. We were not familiar with them so we did some research and made an appointment to visit…from day one we were very impressed! Everyone was so welcoming and The Woods apartment building seemed like the perfect fit for us! In April 2019, we moved in and have never regretted our decision; actually, it turned out to be the best decision we have ever made! Life at Moravian Manor Communities has certainly exceeded our expectations and we love everything about The Woods and our new home. We have a new extended family in a beautiful setting in a highly rated community – and we couldn’t be happier! Life is good!”
~ Don and Ed