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Landscaping Committee in bloom at Jenner’s Pond

November 14, 2017

Along with its wide variety of clubs and activities, Jenner’s Pond is known for its beautiful campus, made all the more impressive by the lovely exterior landscaping. Sitting right at the intersection of these distinguishing attributes of the community is the Landscaping Committee, a small but dedicated group of residents who take pride in maintaining […]

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Take me out to the…Pickleball court?

“What in the world is a pickleball?” is what you might say upon hearing about the game with a funny name for the very first time. But as the fastest-growing sport among seniors, it’s no joke. This hybrid of tennis, ping-pong and badminton is a fun and fast-paced game that’s easy on the body and […]

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Step inside the cottages at Jenner’s Pond

The best part about Independent Living is right there in its name: independence. No matter where you choose to live within the community or what kind of floor plan fits you the best, you’ll love having the freedom to live your retirement your way. With so many amenities and activities, not to mention the nearby […]

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A look back at our platinum anniversary party

This past September, Jenner’s Pond celebrated 20 years of freestyle retirement lifestyles. To commemorate this incredible milestone, residents and staff, past and present, gathered together for an all-day event in honor of all things Jenner’s Pond. The day was filled with delicious food, good conversations, and two decades worth of great memories. “We started planning […]

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Is it always “party time” at Jenner’s?

August 4, 2017

It can seem like it. Over the past few months, Jenner’s Pond has been hosting “get to know us” events for  residents of nearby 55+ communities, including Ovations and Traditions at Longwood. These frequent cocktail parties provide an opportunity for friendly residents, including Jim and Shirley Lund, to answer questions about the Jenner’s Pond experience […]

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Make friends with Jim and Shirley Lund — IF you can catch up with them

“I love the convenience,” says Jenner’s Pond resident Shirley Lund. “We’re close to everything. Shopping, the hospital, even the vet (for their rescue dog, Maurice).” Without skipping a beat, her husband Jim Lund chimes in to say that right here on campus, they actively participate in Wii ® bowling and evenings at Morrie’s Pub that […]

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15th Annual Golf Classic helps keep fund “in the green”

On Thursday, June 1, Jenner’s Pond’s 15th Annual Golf Classic was held at Deerfield, a premiere golf club in Newark, Delaware. According to Diane Singley, our Director of Residential and Home Services, it was a huge success. “This is the Benevolent Care Fund’s main fundraiser of the year,” said Doris Petersen, Director of Life Enrichment, […]

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Resident health is looking up thanks to our new Manager of Health Services

She’s an artist. And a graphic designer. And a wife and mother. And a horsewoman (she and her husband have three Arabians). And a gardener. And a canner of yummy tomatoes. And, yes, she is also trained as an RN and an MSN, which is where our story should probably begin. This year, Jenner’s Pond […]

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From Nutrition to Hay Rides to Cello Concerts: It’s All in a Day’s Work for Jessica Rochester.

May 17, 2017

“We are all so passionate about what we do,” says Jessica Rochester, our energetic Administrator of Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living. “It’s true of everyone — from the therapists to the dining staff to the nutritionists and dieticians to the nursing staff to the social workers to the administrators to the activities folks to our […]

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Gentlemen … Start Your Engines

Jenner’s Pond resident Otto Linton was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1917, during World War I. At age 11 he experienced “the most beautiful thing I ever saw — a 1927 Amilcar driven by a neighbor wearing a leather helmet and flowing scarf.” By age 15 Linton was building racing bicycles. After completing engineering studies […]

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What Does it Mean to Be a Five-Star Skilled Nursing Facility

Just a few months ago, Jenner’s Pond was pleased to be awarded the highest rating possible for communities that offer Skilled Nursing. Here’s how it was achieved: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is responsible for surveying and certifying Skilled Nursing Facilities. Each state has professionals who perform annual inspections for the CMS […]

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Was There Always a Jenner’s Pond?

On a visit to our beautifully landscaped 88-acre campus, it’s hard not to notice the meandering trails and inviting benches that surround us. Especially this time of year, you’ll see residents and guests enjoying fresh air and exercise — perhaps taking pictures of nature’s beauty along the way. Most popular of all are the centerpieces […]

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Six More Weeks of Winter? No Problem at Jenner’s Pond

March 2, 2017

Residents don’t have to worry about icy sidewalks or shoveling the driveway when the maintenance team at Jenner’s Pond does it all for them. Our team is great at getting out ahead of the cold by weatherproofing homes and walkways — and plowing and shoveling when the snow falls. And when the warmer air rolls […]

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There’s a Good VIBE at Jenner’s Pond

This winter, our event calendar is filled to the brim with classes, workshops, outings, and activities that promote social wellness. Sometimes the colder weather and shorter days can persuade us to stay inside — but it’s important to stay connected and socially active for total wellness. Research has shown that social interaction is important to […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Senior Executive Chef Martin Lespier

Becoming a chef was his childhood dream. When Lespier was growing up his afternoon routine was to come home, make lunch, and watch “The Galloping Gourmet” with British Chef Graham Kerr. Lespier remembers loving the performance of cooking. Today, his work at Jenner’s Pond also calls for him to entertain as he loves thrilling residents […]

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Live life without worry and without compromise.

December 15, 2016

Travel light over the holidays. Getting your bag packed and hitting the road are the only things you need to worry about on your next trip because when you live at Jenner’s Pond we take care of the hassles for you.  Even when you’re gone, our staff will maintain your home with lawn care, upkeep, […]

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Discover the rhythm of a healthy life

September 13, 2016

At Jenner’s Pond, we believe in wellness. Feeling good, learning something new, and being connected makes life healthier and happier. That’s why we’re excited to announce our 2nd Annual VIBE Wellness Fair, featuring special classes, activities and prize giveaways. Whether you’re interested in learning something new, trying out some yoga, or just meeting and talking […]

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The dollars and sense of wellness

September 8, 2016

The dictionary definition of wellness is “the state or condition of being in good physical and mental health.” For some, that means daily exercise, healthy meals, and physical activity like walking or yoga. For others, wellness might mean a tight social circle, a reading group or attending talks on favorite subjects. Whatever it is, wellness […]

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Healthy & Happy: The 7 Dimensions of Wellness

Wellness is one of our favorite words here at Jenner’s Pond. We’ve woven it into the daily life of our community and have even implemented our VIBE program to help inspire people to live their best lives. The VIBE program is centered on the 7 Dimensions of Wellness that are the keys to pursuing life, […]

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Rehabilitation Services Not Just for Residents

March 4, 2016

If you, a family member or a loved one needs temporary care after an injury, illness or surgery, depend on the specialized care team at Jenner’s Pond. You don’t have to be a resident of this award-winning retirement community to take advantage of the short- and long-term rehabilitation services available at The Preston Residence at […]

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Something for everyone in West Grove, PA

February 2, 2016

The famous mantra in the real estate world goes, “Location, location, location.” Everyone knows how important of a factor location is when it comes to deciding where to live. Is it a safe neighborhood? Are the schools good? Is there shopping and entertainment nearby? How about churches? All sorts of questions like these play into […]

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Every bite matters: Quality and choice at Jenner’s Pond

June 24, 2015

“Jenner’s Pond is a fabulous place,” beams Senior Executive Chef Martin Lespier. “Choice is number one. We want to make everyone happy; that’s our goal.” And a lofty goal it is, with a community of around 450 residents. But it’s clear that Chef Lespier and his staff are more than up to the challenge. A graduate […]

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Jenner’s Pond residents grow fruits, vegetables and so much more

It’s summertime and the resident gardens at Jenner’s Pond are overflowing with a bounty of healthy, home-grown fruits and vegetables, and bright, beautiful flowers. And while the gardens provide plenty of healthy foods, there are also many other benefits to those who choose to exercise their green thumbs. Bert Pechhold, who moved to Jenner’s Pond […]

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Five tips for gardening as you age

It’s no secret that things change as we age. Activities you used to find easy may become challenging in ways you didn’t expect. Gardening is a prime example because it involves a great deal of physical exertion. But there are ways you can continue to reap the benefits of gardening without hurting yourself —just by […]

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The Ruston Residence at Jenner’s Pond achieves a deficiency-free rating in May

May 21, 2015

We’re pleased to announce that The Ruston Residence, which offers three distinct levels of care that include the East Wing, West Wing, and Memory Support, has received a deficiency-free rating from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. “We pride ourselves on the continuum of services and caring atmosphere that we provide for residents,” says Executive […]

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