October 17, 2019

Self-Expression: Saying it with Style

Inside This Issue: Self-expression: Saying It With Style Signature Space: Artistic Impressions Design Evolution – Changing Time, Changing Places Recent Happenings Read Newsletter   To learn more about life at Rydal Park, please fill out the below form and our team will be in touch.

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July 1, 2019

What Makes You – You?

W hy are there artists and writers? What makes one person an introvert and another an extrovert? What cosmic wheel of fortune determines the athlete, the scientist and the salesperson in the family? How much is written in the DNA, and how much is influenced by environment?

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June 18, 2019

Presby’s Inspired Life Announces Affiliation with HumanGood

– Affiliation to strengthen senior housing and services for older adults coast to coast- LAFAYETTE HILL, Pa. (June 17, 2019) — HumanGood, California’s largest non-profit provider of senior housing and services, and Presby’s Inspired Life (Presby), a regional leader of continuing care and affordable housing for seniors in greater Philadelphia, announced today that the two […]

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April 6, 2019

The Positive Power of Connection

Inside this Issue: The Positive Power of Connection Our New Travel Section: “Where in the World…” Recent Happenings Read Newsletter

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November 6, 2018

Pass It On – Traditions Matter

With the holiday season on the way, it’s easy to think of well-known traditions: hanging lights, exchanging gifts, sending greetings and gathering for celebrations. But while familiar and widely shared, these popular traditions are as unique and distinctive as the individuals who keep them going. So, what exactly is a tradition?

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September 24, 2018

Seeing Change in a New Light

It’s that time of year again, when a cool, crisp evening or an amber leaf prompts the realization that the endless days of summer will soon give way to autumn. Those harbingers of fall serve as an annual reminder that change is a constant — and that change doesn’t have to be scary.

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July 12, 2018

Presby to honor 5 women leaders at this year’s Inspired Service Recognition Dinner

Presby will honor the five notable women for their service to those 62 and better throughout the Philadelphia area on Oct. 25 during the 10th annual Inspired Service Recognition Dinner. Presby’s Inspired Life is pleased to announce that five notable women from the Philadelphia area – Lisa Thomas-Laury, Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, Irene Hannan, Dr. Ellyn […]

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June 22, 2018

Presby COO Tama Carey named LeadingAge PA’s 2018 Paul P. Haas Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

Presby’s Inspired Life Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Tama Carey was honored by LeadingAge PA as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Paul P. Haas Lifetime Achievement Award during a gala in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This prestigious award recognizes an individual for service and commitment to those 62 and better. LeadingAge PA, an organization […]

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May 24, 2018

Roads Well Traveled

Just about everyone can agree that it ’s good to get away, but the reasons to go — and the approaches to going — are as diverse as the individuals themselves. For some, getting away can be a short drive to a favorite spot; for others, it’s a long f light to explore new frontiers. The Rydal Park community has more than its share of seasoned travelers, and our conversations with them illuminate a multitude of experiences and insights.

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April 9, 2018

Haveners Headline Event at Rydal Park

The Haveners, one of Villanova’s most well-known all-female a cappella groups, was featured as the first headlining act of Rydal Park’s 2018 Women’s Empowerment speaker series on March 19. The group staged a show for a large crowd of residents and guests of the community, sharing musical talents as it performed its set list, which […]

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April 9, 2018

African-American Woman Highlights Six Decades of Service with Historic Sorority

Kathryn Cobbs, a resident at Rydal Park, a Presby’s Inspired Life community located in Jenkintown, has dedicated her life to helping others. When she’s not attending various events in the community, most likely she’s attending a meeting for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the sorority she’s been part of for 67 years. Kathryn joined the […]

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March 13, 2018

Superfoods Spark Culinary Inspiration

What do wheatgrass, chili peppers and go jiberries have in common? They’re all superfoods. But what does that “superfood” moniker really mean? At Rydal Park, our culinary team considers a superfood to be a nutrient-packed food that is particularly beneficial to health and well-being.

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January 17, 2018

Rydal Waters Receives Township Approval

Expansion to Rydal Park campus features exciting new amenities JENKINTOWN, Pa. (1/16/18) — Recently, Presby’s Inspired Life received unanimous final development approvals from Abington Township for the cottage home expansion of the Rydal Park Life Plan Community, to be known as Rydal Waters. Abington Township Commissioner Ben Sanchez is very much looking forward to the […]

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December 1, 2017

Holiday Season Unites Rydal Park

Helping those who are less fortunate, getting in touch with our spiritual sides, spending time with family and friends — there are so many ways to give at this time o f the year. For residents and team members at Rydal Park, the opportunities are endless, and the power of giving is ever present.

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November 13, 2017

Man Bakes up Smiles with Cake Making Talent

It started with baking birthday cakes for team members in his department, then grew into adding those team members in housekeeping. At the height of his generosity, he was baking up to 60 cakes a year.

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November 1, 2017

Rydal Park Resident Shares Love of Art

Perky Cohen, a six-year resident at Rydal Park in Jenkintown, is an accomplished sculptor and wood-carver who maintains a studio in Manayunk and has her creations on display in her home at the community.

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September 1, 2017

Which Moving Options Make the Grade

Many adults just like you are considering options for getting educated about their future choices. You may have started asking yourself questions such as, “Do we really need all this space in our house?” or “Do I want to deal with another winter of shoveling snow?” These questions may lead you to explore other living options, and you may be overwhelmed by all the choices.

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August 17, 2017

Religious Diversity and Inclusion Come to Life in Jenkintown Community

"We had nearly 100 people at our Seder meal this year,” says Irv Leventhal, a resident at Rydal Park in Jenkintown, “and you can bet that many of them weren’t Jewish."

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June 1, 2017

Rydal Waters Neighborhood Plan Underway!

With the planned Abington Township location on a gem of a parcel off of Old York Road at Rydal Way, Rydal Waters is our future cottage community. This new addition will feature 85 two-bedroom, two-bath beautifully appointed homes on 33 lush acres just above the Rydal Park campus.

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November 28, 2016

Winter 2016 – View From The Park

Sharing History As It’s Made A Rebel With More Than One Cause In Service of His Countrymen Download Newsletter

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November 10, 2016

Rydal Park hosts “Virtual Honor Flight” on November 11

JENKINTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA (NOVEMBER 10, 2016): Rydal Park, a premier continuing care retirement community in the Greater Philadelphia area, will host its first annual “Virtual Honor Flight” on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, in honor of area American veterans. At 10 a.m., a simulation of “Honor Flight” will take place in which Rydal Park will feature pictures and videos from different trip stops including Arlington Cemetery, Marines Memorial, Air force Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial. After the “tour” concludes, each veteran will receive an official certificate before being assisted through the halls to the outdoors for a HERO’s Welcome with Abington Police and Fire Departments.

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July 11, 2016

Rydal Park Resident Honored By Jefferson College of Nursing

JENKINTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA (JULY 11, 2016): Rydal Park, a premier continuing care retirement community in the Greater Philadelphia area, is pleased to announce that resident Joan Randolph is the recent recipient of Jefferson College of Nursing’s Special Achievement Award. This recognition honors significant, long-term achievement of Jefferson College of Nursing graduates. “I’ve felt that nursing was something that would be very rewarding and satisfying, and comes with a lifelong passion and sense of connection,” said Ms. Randolph. “There are disappointments, such as an individual succumbing to their illness, but there is always a positive. While you may not have been able to prevent certain outcomes for patients, you’ve helped their family through a devastating time. I always have said that nurses do for patients and their families what they can’t do for themselves.”

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March 30, 2016

Rydal Park Executive Chef Wins Regional Culinary Competition

JENKINTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA (MARCH 30, 2016): Rydal Park, a premier continuing care retirement community in the Greater Philadelphia area, is pleased to announce that its Executive Chef, Jason Porter, placed first overall in a regional culinary cook-off hosted by FLIK Hospitality Group and Bon Appetit of Compass Group at John Hopkins University. “After starting as a dishwasher at age 13 and with over 26 years’ experience in this industry, I am incredibly honored to have placed first in this competition,” said Porter. “It’s always fun getting to hone my skills and meet other chefs who have also dedicated their lives to this fulfilling profession.” Five teams from all different sectors - FLIK, FLIK Lifestyles, Restaurant Associates, Bon Appetit and Thompson Hospitality – were chosen from across the tri-state area to participate in the all-day competition.

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March 24, 2016

Rydal Park Hosts NBC10’s Hurricane Schwartz on March 31

NBC10’s Chief Meteorologist Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz, one of the Delaware Valley’s leading meteorologists, will visit Rydal Park to give a talk on his storied career. Throughout the program, Hurricane Schwartz will discuss his personal background, his decision to become a meteorologist, as well as several of his most memorable TV moments. Schwartz will also provide unique industry insights including what it’s like behind the scenes during major weather events, his future predictions and the impact of technological advancements. The talk will conclude with Q&A.

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February 9, 2016

Five Upcoming Free Events at Rydal Park in March

JENKINTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA (FEBRUARY 9, 2016): The public is invited to attend five free, upcoming events at Rydal Park, the non-profit, continuing care retirement community located in Abington Township, Montgomery County. Year- round, Rydal Park presents stimulating programming featuring a broad range of events, guests and topics. Events at Rydal Park feature noted authors, politicians and experts in diverse subject areas. More events will be announced throughout the year, with info available at

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February 9, 2016

Seven Upcoming Free Events at Rydal Park in February

JENKINTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA (February 9, 2015): The public is invited to attend seven free, upcoming events at Rydal Park, the non-profit, continuing care retirement community located in Abington Township, Montgomery County. Throughout the year, Rydal Park presents stimulating programming featuring a broad range of guests and topics. The events at Rydal Park feature noted authors, politicians and experts in varying subject areas. Additionally, more events will be announced throughout the year at

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