June 18, 2013 |
Homer C. Curtis, 96, a retired psychoanalyst and leader in the analytic community, died of coronary artery disease on Tuesday, June 4, at Waverly Heights in Gladwyne. Before moving to the retirement village in 2011, he had lived in Haverford, Lower Merion Township, for almost 60 years. Dr. Curtis practiced in Haverford and Philadelphia, training therapists and psychoanalysts and treating patients until retiring several years ago. "His warmth, empathy, and insightfulness made him a much sought-after analyst, supervisor, and teacher," his family said in a prepared statement.
August 12, 2003
Seniors need to plan for the advance of age Concerning the commentary "Seniors shouldn't go into hiding" (Metro Commentary Page, July 30), I agree that we would all like to be part of a vibrant community, a community of all ages, supporting one another, volunteering, helping other neighbors, etc. But when you get old (beyond 75 or so) there comes a time when you must really consider different lifestyles. What happens if your spouse gets Alzheimer's, or you do? What if you can no longer take care of your lawn and garden chores, or home maintenance such as snow shoveling or painting?
November 28, 2000 |
"Tales From the County" is a weekly feature highlighting unsung heroes, odd occurrences, hidden treasures, and everyday interesting people of Chester County. At this point, it is a bit difficult to tell just who has adopted whom. All that's certain is that both the retirees living at Freedom Village of Brandywine and the teenagers of the Chester County Youth Orchestra are so enthusiastic about each other that they've nearly worn out the words nice and wonderful. The Freedom Village residents, it turns out, believe they've been taken under the wing of the orchestra.
May 19, 2000 |
To retirees such as Philip Heaver, the quiet grounds of Dunwoody Retirement Village are a sanctuary. Outside his door are thick woods and a brook draped with dogwoods; a young fox regularly comes by for breakfast. But Newtown Township officials have a different vision for this 83-acre landscape on West Chester Pike. They want to build a two-lane connector road to relieve traffic at the nearby busy crossroads of West Chester Pike and Route 252. In November, when Dunwoody filed plans to build a 41-bed assisted-living dementia unit that would serve Alzheimer's patients, the message from township officials came through clearly: Give us an easement through your property to build a connector road or your expansion plans will be turned down.
January 29, 2000 |
An overnight fire that claimed the life of Anthony "Bobby" Arenz, 65, of New Britain Borough, has left members of a large Doylestown retirement village in shock and grieving the loss of their friend. Arenz, who worked at the Pine Run Community as a driver, touched the lives of dozens of Pine Run residents and coworkers every day. Ken Confalone, executive director, described Arenz, 65, as "a once-in-a-lifetime kind of person, who greeted everybody with a big smile and a caring remark.
July 21, 1997 |
In Pennsylvania State University circles, there aren't many figures more prominent than alumnus and trustee William Schreyer, the former CEO of Merrill Lynch & Co. who has given millions to his alma mater. And if there is someone more appreciated, it's legendary head football coach Joe Paterno. So when Penn State President Graham Spanier proposed last year that the university lend its name and lease some college-owned land for a private real-estate venture - and when college officials selected a development partnership whose investors include Paterno and Schreyer - some members of the board of trustees were concerned.
July 3, 1995 |
On most days, it is remarkably quiet around the well-manicured lawns and spotless streets of Holiday City, a residential enclave built exclusively for senior citizens who want smaller homes, neighbors their own age, and, usually, a little silence. Come election time, though, they make themselves heard. They vote. Heavily. More than 80 percent of the neighborhood's 450 residents are registered, eclipsing the average in a township where one in two people sign up to cast ballots.
November 6, 1994 |
A Florida company is planning to build a five-story, 300-unit retirement village near Brandywine Hospital. If it wins approval from West Brandywine Township officials, the Freedom Group Inc. of Bradenton, Fla., plans to build the village on 31 acres at Reeceville and Caln Meetinghouse Roads. Freedom Group has an option to buy the property from Bradley Conquest of Morgantown, Berks County. The retirement village would employ about 300 people. Plans for the community, to be known as Freedom Village, are being shepherded through the approval process by James Burnham of Glenmoore, who resigned as president of Brandywine Hospital last June.
July 11, 1993 |
This township, with a population of 2,257, is about to decide whether to grow by about 25 percent over the next few years. The increase of 550 residents would come from a retirement community proposed for next to the township's hospital. The community is expected to employ 150 people. Southern Chester County Medical Center has put together a complicated series of partnerships and corporations to create a $40 million complex on 88 acres next to the hospital, to be known as Jenner's Pond.
May 6, 1993 |
Andrew Liston placed his hand on the rounded front fender of a 1930 Ford Fodor, then knocked on the deeply burnished metal and nodded appreciatively. "This is so thick, so heavy - now it's very light," said Liston. "You touch anything now and you get a dent. " Although they had stopped to admire the Ford, Liston and his wife, Adele, were actually looking for a 1932 Chevrolet with a rumble seat - "the car we went on our honeymoon in 58 years ago. " It was a second-hand car when they owned it, Adele Liston remembered.