A beautiful life together

Bruce and Karen Gibson moved from North Carolina to be closer to their daughter in the middle of the pandemic. Despite social activities being limited, they were determined to meet new people, and Karen took the lead in cultivating friendships. 

Bruce appreciated Karen’s ability to strike up conversations and make friends so easily. “I ask them about themselves,” Karen reflected. “From there, we hit it off, have dinner, and do things together.”

Karen attends water aerobics on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, as well as balance classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She also joins the flower arranging group, attends book club, knits baby hats in the knitting group, and is chair of the Healthcare Volunteers committee.

Could it be that simple to make friends here? Karen and Bruce Gibson have proven it.

On the other hand, Bruce is a member of Harvesters, he has four plots to raise various vegetables such as tomatoes, beans, and radishes.

Bruce and Karen met in the seventh grade and have been married for 59 years. Even with their separate, busy schedules, the couple regularly sits outside to discuss their plans on a Google calendar. “We attend dinners and many social events together,” Karen said. Now that they are much closer to family, the couple looks forward to regular visits with their three children for dinners, Sunday brunches, and church.


Take the stress out of moving!

A Q&A with Matt Fetick, Keller Williams Realty

What is the Relocation Support Services (RSS) program at White Horse Village, and how does it work?

The idea of moving can be overwhelming for anyone, especially older adults. The RSS program is an all-in-one concierge service designed to help new residents make a smooth transition from their homes to their next chapter.

Whether you need to find the right mover, prepare a home for sale, or appraise a home for its current market value, we take care of all the details.

What can home sellers expect from the real estate market in the coming year?

We have seen historical appreciation and record-low inventory over the past few years. As we head into the holiday season, the number of available homes in our local market in the Main Line and Delaware County is still quite low. Because of that, prices should remain stable. In the coming year, however, expect that double-digit appreciation will decline, but the demand to buy homes in the Philadelphia suburbs to remain strong.

Matt’s number one tip: “Don’t wait. Even if you’re one or two years away from moving and aren’t clear yet on what’s next, a relocation specialist can help you identify your goals and create a timeline. No obligation.”

Speak with a relocation specialist at 610-675-2001 or by email.


You're invited! A webinar with Matt Fetick

Thursday, January 19th at 1:00 p.m. 

Hear about the current housing market from Relocation Support Program partner Matt Fetick. Stay tuned for more details!

The mission of the Relocation Services Program is to ensure a smooth transition to your new home at White Horse Village by incorporating trust, support, and confidence.

Starting Gate Club member events

Starting Gate Club members enjoyed special social events at the Ballroom at Ellis Preserve in September. Janice Maloney of Sawgrass Partners provided an update on the construction timeline of the new Coach Homes. Click here to view more photos.

It is not too late to join the Starting Gate Club!

Receive priority access and early-bird pricing for new Coach Homes with a fully-refundable deposit of $1,000. A limited number of memberships are available, contact Wendy Patton, Director of Sales, at 610-558-5789 or wpatton@whitehorsevillage.org

Tech committee solves your tech woes

What is the role of the Technology Committee at White Horse Village? “We are residents giving technical support to residents, says Don Homer, a member of the committee. “We also provide classes about technology subjects.” 

The committee is also involved in the testing and rollout of a campus-wide communication project and has provided computers and printers for the library, archives, gift shop, and woodshop.

Hungry for feedback

Home is where the heart is, they say. And there's no doubt that the way to one’s heart is through their stomach. That’s why the Food and Dining Committee has a big appetite for providing feedback to ensure exceptional culinary experiences for residents.

The committee meeting offers a forum that dives deeper than reading comment cards. The meeting agenda covers requests, suggestions, comments, and concerns, which are brought back to the Dining Service team and implemented.

“Many residents aren’t aware that select requests can happen fast, such as adding baby spinach to the salad bar,” explains committee member and Executive Chef, Rey Gayo. Since the kitchen already maintains this ingredient, it was added immediately. 

Residents also provide suggestions for international cuisines and cultures, which keeps the menu enticing. “Feedback is taken very seriously, and we want to keep improving,” says Rey.

A new model of care

There are exciting changes afoot in our Healthcare Center. While our community is well-known for providing exceptional services, a new model of care is on the horizon.

Thanks to a partnership with Action Pact, a community-focused agency that is a pioneer in person-centered care, we are embracing a new approach called the “Household Model,” where residents have a significant say in their daily lives, living environment, and care. This model aims to transform our healthcare services into a more homey environment, with residents at the forefront of the decision-making process.

The Household model also incorporates the flexibility to meet the different needs of residents. If a resident likes to sleep late and eat breakfast outside of regular hours, that can be accommodated. If someone prefers to eat lunch fare at breakfast, that can also be accommodated.

Pictured above are (left to right) Jeanette Quinones-Brau, Senior Director of Healthcare, and Megan Hannan of Action Pact.

Megan Hannan of Action Pact led training sessions with team members and residents this fall.

New Face at White Horse Village

Ryan Sager

Director of Dining Services

Ryan Sager recently joined our Dining Services team. A veteran in the food service industry for twenty years, he served as a corporate chef and a catering executive chef. He honed his fine dining skills by serving large weddings and corporate events for high-profile clients. Ryan served in management roles for companies such as Nutrition Management Services and Catholic Health Group.

Ryan earned his Bachelor's degree in Business and a Master's degree in Management Leadership from Immaculata University. 

Cheers to us!

White Horse Village celebrated its 33rd anniversary with a full weekend of events. We kicked off the celebrations with a wine & cheese social, including a champagne toast. Next, residents enjoyed walking the red carpet to an Oscar-themed dinner. And we topped it all off with a concert featuring the dynamic baritone vocalist Keith Spencer. Happy Anniversary to us!

Batter up!

Softball anyone? Residents and team members—experienced and new to the game—enjoyed a beautiful fall day with a pick-up softball game. There were a few big hits and lots of smiles and laughs.

Exterior renovations

If you visited campus this year, you saw a buzz of construction activity around the Garden Homes. We are excited to announce the exterior renovations are complete. The improvements included new siding, windows, and stonework on the homes and chimneys.

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