Posts by: Colby Forman

September 27, 2019

Extraordinary Outing to Lake Tobias Wildlife Park!

Blue Bell Place residents recently set out on an exciting adventure to Lake Tobias Wildlife Park for an unforgettable safari tour! We enthusiastically boarded the safari bus and ventured on an interactive, scenic drive on over 150 acres of land. As we took in the beauty of our surroundings, our tour guide educated us about […]

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September 25, 2019

October 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further! We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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September 24, 2019

Extraordinary Outing to Cape May

Just in time for the end of summer, Blue Bell Place residents ventured on an extraordinary journey to Cape May! Our adventurous group took a two hour ride as we traveled from Blue Bell, Pennsylvania to Cape May, New Jersey for an unforgettable experience. Once we arrived, we eagerly boarded the one-and-only Cape May Whale […]

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September 3, 2019

You’re Invited: Grandparents Day Celebration!

Calling all grandchildren and great grandchildren! We welcome you to join us on Saturday, September 7th at 1:30pm for a special Grandparents Day celebration! We will be sharing stories and learning about our loved ones.

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September 3, 2019

Bowling at Our Town Alley

Our bowling league got back into action this week and we couldn’t be happier about it. We had a blast at the newly renovated Our Town Alley in East Norriton, Pennsylvania! The competition was friendly but fierce. Our top bowler even bowled a 107 in his first game! Be sure to join us at our […]

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August 30, 2019

Hawaiian Luau, Part Two!

Aloha! Blue Bell Place hosted a spectacular summer Luau for Pathways residents to enjoy. Partygoers enjoyed a variety of delicious Hawaiian-inspired food including glazed meatballs, island wild rice, Key Lime pie, and more! Our entertainer, Jimmy Edwards, provided a live musical performance on his keyboard which was festively draped in a grass skirt and floral […]

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August 28, 2019

September 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further! We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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July 25, 2019

Congratulations to our Art Show Contestant Winners!

Thank you for all who participated in our art show. We are so proud of all the beautiful artwork created by our wonderful residents. Our top 4 winners of the art show had the opportunity to have their photo and artwork professionally photographed. We are so excited to share these photos with everyone! These talented […]

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July 24, 2019

Welcoming Our New Resident Council Board Members

We are so excited to welcome our new Resident Council Board Members who will be meeting frequently to discuss ideas and implement change at our community. The members include; President Alan Cohan, Vice President Sally Smith, Treasurer Susan Hassinger, Food Council Representative Myra Levick and Community Life Representative Joseph Koehler. Feel free to reach out […]

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July 23, 2019

August 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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June 25, 2019

July 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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June 17, 2019

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all of our wonderful dads! We are so thankful we got to celebrate Father’s Day with you. This year, we celebrated Father’s Day with all of our friends and family over a home cooked barbecue meal. We enjoyed ribs, burgers, hot dogs, mac and cheese, potato salad and more! It was […]

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June 17, 2019

Annual Art Show!

We had a wonderful time at our annual Art Show. Everyone in the community came together to display their beautiful artwork. We had 83 masterpieces on display at this years art show. The artwork included needle point, jewelry, paintings and more! In addition, we had our own wings displayed to take photos in front of. […]

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May 24, 2019

June 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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May 15, 2019

Uke Can Do It: An Introductory Ukulele Class

We kicked off our new Summer Watermark University semester with one of our new favorite classes, Uke Can Do It: An Introductory Ukulele Class. This class is taught by our friends at George’s Music School. We had a wonderful time at this fun, interactive and educational workshop on a great instrument – the ukulele! This class is […]

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May 15, 2019

The Reading Fightin Phillies Game

We had a wonderful time cheering on the Reading Phillies at the game last Thursday. We came ready to root on our baseball team with Phillies gear and cheer! We enjoyed an all you can eat buffet and seats right at the third base. The Reading Fightin Phillies played a great game and we enjoyed […]

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May 13, 2019

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful, selfless, caring moms! A mother is a very special woman who helps us learn and grow throughout life. We celebrated the love and joy of motherhood at our Annual Mother’s Day Tea Party. We enjoyed live musical entertainment by Tom Kasper who provided us with lovely music from […]

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April 25, 2019

May 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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April 22, 2019

Happy Pesach

Friday night was the first night of Passover. We celebrated here at Blue Bell Place with a delightful Seder. Cantor David Green, from Beth Or, lead the group through the Haggadah in song, prayer and reviewed the story of Pesach. Our dining team served us a delicious meal including fried matzo, matzo ball soup, brisket, rosemary turkey carved […]

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April 9, 2019

Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

Thank you to all who came out to our Annual Easter Egg Hunt! It was a hopping time. With over 500 eggs hidden throughout the community, we all had a basket of eggs to take home. Congratulations to our 4 raffle basket winners who found the 4 golden eggs! We also enjoyed spring crafts, delicious […]

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April 9, 2019

Volunteer With Us

According to a study by the nonprofit coalition Independent Sector, almost 44 percent of people age 55 and over volunteer at least once a year. Does this number include you? If you don’t already volunteer, now is the perfect time to get involved. April is a time for National Volunteerism. The celebration was established in […]

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April 1, 2019

Myra Levick, Blue Bell Place Resident, Featured on 6 ABC Art of Aging

The vision behind Watermark University is our commitment to mind and body fitness, overall well-being and creating meaningful connections as we learn and grow together. Myra Levick, resident at Blue Bell Place, is an inspiration with so much to offer the community. Last Thursday, Myra was featured on the 6 ABC News segment, Art of […]

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March 25, 2019

April 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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March 20, 2019

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The lucky leprechauns have been hanging around Blue Bell Place and spreading their cheer. We had a visit form The Emerald Isle Academy of Irish Dancing, and enjoyed an Irish themed lunch. We ate all sorts of Irish themed foods including corned beef, sausage, mashed potatoes and Guinness beer battered pollock. We made an assortment of foods […]

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March 18, 2019

Mardi Gras Celebration

This March, we embraced the southern festive soul of New Orleans with a Mardi Gras celebration. We enjoyed a delicious meal that included jambalaya and Louisiana smothered pork chops. We embraced all of the festive colors, flavors, music and fun!

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February 25, 2019

March 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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February 15, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! At Blue Bell Place, there is so much love to go around. This February we celebrated love of all kinds, all month long. The week of Valentine’s Day, we created beautiful flower arrangements, floral artwork, designed our own cookies and even created our own Valentine’s Day care packages that our residents delivered […]

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February 6, 2019

Happy Chinese New Year!

We welcomed in the year of the pig with an all day Chinese celebration! In the morning, we discovered our Chinese zodiacs and how they each will respond to the year of the pig.The dining room was transformed into a Chinese restaurant  filled with symbols, fortune cookies and soothing traditional Chinese music.We then enjoyed a […]

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January 30, 2019

Stress Management Class

Dr. Denise Felsenstein, volunteer at Blue Bell Place and instructor of Watermark University’s Stress Management class, has been using a variety of techniques to teach the residents how to handle stressful situations. This week, each participant created a picture to identify how they are feeling. Each participant shared their completed picture and explained how it […]

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January 29, 2019

Cold Weather Safety Tips 

We want everyone to be safe during this cold weather season. As part of Watermark Retirement Communities, we’d like to help you thrive by sharing a few cold weather safety tips. This article from Watermark and the National Institute on Aging offers useful information and advice to help you and your loved ones stay warm […]

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January 22, 2019

February 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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January 18, 2019

Blue Bell Place Presents: Casino Night!

The stakes were high as everyone came to win big! All the high rollers joined us for our fabulous Casino Night. We had luck on our side while we played Poker, Blackjack, Roulette and Pokeno. Appetizers such as sausage stuffed mushrooms, vegetable quesadillas, pigs in a blanket and chocolates were served. Our very own cocktail […]

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January 2, 2019

A Wonderful Week of Holiday Festivities!

Last week was filled with holiday cheer! We enjoyed a lovely night out on the town at Montgomery County College where we watched the Philadelphia Dance perform the winter classic, The Nutcracker. The Dancers were incredible and put us all in the holiday spirit. We then had the treat of Montgomery County Technical School students […]

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January 2, 2019

January 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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December 17, 2018

Annual Holiday Party!

‘Tis the season to celebrate and that’s just what we did! We started the December holiday celebrations with a First Night of Hanukkah Dinner complete with Potato Latkes and Matzoh Ball Soup. Blue Bell held its Annual Holiday Party on December 12th. We shared a lovely dinner with our dear friends and family while enjoying […]

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November 28, 2018

December 2018 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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November 13, 2018

Celebrating Our Veterans

Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served our country. Here at Blue Bell Place, we are so honored to be in the presence of these heroes on a daily basis. This Veterans Day, we celebrated the triumphs and lives of our veterans with a pinning ceremony. Blue […]

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November 6, 2018

We Salute Veterans

Words cannot express our appreciation of those who served our country. This Veteran’s Day at Watermark communities coast to coast, we continue our commitment to recording the advice, life lessons and video interviews of our veterans in residence. We welcome veterans, their families and friends to join us for our Veteran’s Day observations and upcoming […]

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November 1, 2018

Halloween Spooktacular and Halloween Day at Blue Bell Place

As the month came to an end, we got into the Halloween spirit. Family and friends joined us for a Spooktacular Celebration on October 27th! We trick-or-treated ourselves to some candy, temporary tattoos, and fun Halloween crafts! Everyone was dressed in the most boo-tiful and spooky outfits! And we took a stab at guessing the […]

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October 24, 2018

November 2018 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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October 22, 2018

Extraordinary Outing to Special Equestrian

We had a wonderful time at Special Equestrian. Equine Therapy is a form of experiential therapy that involves interactions between people and horses. The therapy horses created a relaxing environment for our residents. We enjoyed learning about the horses, how they became therapy horses and even found out what they will be for Halloween. Our favorite […]

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October 8, 2018

Active Aging Week

The last week in September was fun filled with Active Aging Programs! From Bag Bingo to Cheesecakes with Carmella there was certainly something for everyone to enjoy. Carmella Finnegan, Resident at Blue Bell Place, instructed us step by step on how to make her personalized famous cheesecake. After the baking was completed, all the residents […]

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October 8, 2018

Extraordinary Outing to Lancaster!

We had a wonderful time spending the day in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The day started with a beautiful scenic drive. When we arrived in Lancaster, we enjoy a delicious Amish Barbecue lunch. After lunch, all thirteen of us hopped on a horse and buggy ride. The ride was lead by a gentleman who was once Amish, […]

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September 26, 2018

October 2018 Community Life Calendar

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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September 21, 2018

Extraordinary Outing to Peace Valley Park

The Blue Bell Place gang took in the rest of the fresh summer air at Peace Valley Park. There we enjoyed a fresh seafood lunch including: Shrimp, Crab Cakes, Twice Baked Potatoes, Orzo and Applesauce. The day was spent taking in the beauty of the Lake Galena, a 365-acre lake created by the damming of the […]

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September 21, 2018

Extraordinary Outing to Point Pleasant Beach

The Blue Bell Place gang took in the rest of the fresh summer air at Point Pleasant Beach. We indulged in delicious seafood at Jake’s Crab House as we glanced out the windows at the ocean. We then took a walk down the boardwalk to Jenkinsons Aquarium where we saw penguins, fish, sea lions, sharks […]

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September 4, 2018

Lunch at the William Penn Inn

The William Penn Inn, founded in 1714 and located on beautifully landscaped grounds in Montgomery County, is the oldest continuously operated country inn in Pennsylvania offering continental country dining in an elegant setting. We had a wonderful day enjoying the fine dining experience that the William Penn Inn has been doing so wonderfully for the […]

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August 28, 2018

September 2018 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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August 28, 2018

National Relaxation Day

We had a wonderful time celebrating National Relaxation Day. Crystal Yost from Senior Helpers, taught us how to make our very own essential oil scented body scrub.

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