After helping others discover White Horse Village, she moved here herself

Bonnie Scott knows this area inside and out—she worked in the real estate industry for more than 30 years. That’s how she became acquainted with White Horse Village, helping people settle into homes here. 

She would always follow up with them and see how they were doing. One client she recalls particularly—he was one of the most detail-oriented people she’d ever known, fastidious about making sure everything was right. And he loved White Horse Village. 

Interactions like these made an impression. “I just liked what I saw here,” Bonnie says. So when it came time to decide on her own future, White Horse Village was a natural choice. 


Living in a villa in Alydar Court, “I have wonderful neighbors,” Bonnie says. “I’m biased in the fact that I think that Alydar is the best neighborhood.”

She’s been a key part of the Alzheimer’s Walk, which will mark its fourth year at White Horse Village on June 21st. Bonnie has been a resident co-chair of the event with Duane Thurman since the beginning, and is amazed by how much the community raises every year. (Last year, it was over $30,000!) 

“I like to be active. I like to be involved,” she says, noting that at White Horse Village “There are all kinds of options for what we want to do.” 


Last call for Starting Gate Club memberships

Don’t miss the chance to get early-bird pricing on the new Coach Homes. The deadline to join the Starting Gate Club is Friday, March 31st, with the presale slated to begin in April. Schedule a meeting with your sales counselor or call 610-675-2054 to learn more.

Ask the sales director: Common questions about the move-in process

A Q&A with Wendy Patton

There’s a lot to look forward to about transitioning to an active senior living community, like letting someone else worry about housekeeping and maintenance, meeting new friends, enjoying community events, and savoring chef-prepared meals instead of worrying about cooking. 

But that transition can also raise a lot of important questions about what comes next and how it all works. In her role as sales director for White Horse Village, Wendy Patton hears a lot of these. Here are some of her answers to the most frequent queries about how the process works.

Once I reserve my home, how long will it take until I can move in?

Congratulations on selecting your home! The first step is to work together on a financial and medical review, which typically takes a few weeks. There’s also the exciting process of getting your home ready. We often do a thorough renovation, which means sometimes new residents get to pick out their cabinets, countertops, and all those touches that make it their home, which can be a really fun process. You can also get a good preview of how some of these changes will look by experiencing our virtual design model with the guidance of our move-in coordinator.  

What about selling the house I’m in now? How does that work?

The great news is that White Horse Village has a relocation support program. At any point in the process of picking out your new home, your sales counselor can connect you with our relocation specialist, whose team will walk you through resources for downsizing, making needed repairs to your house to sell it, and all the rest of the details. Our team will coordinate the details to make the process seamless. If you need the proceeds of your house to pay your entrance fee, we can work with you to figure out how to get that done.  

Wherever you are in your decision process, we are here to help. Call us at 610-675-2054 today with any questions or to schedule a visit. 


Handy gift shop offers necessities and more

Volunteer Mary Lou Dennis shows some of the merchandise available in the Gift Corral.

One of the conveniences on campus at White Horse Village is the Gift Corral, a shop in the Clubhouse run by a volunteer team of residents.

Inside, behind the glass display windows, residents can find a variety of items they might need without ever having to leave campus. It could be clothing, seasonal merchandise, or gifts like jewelry, blankets, or stuffed animals for grandchildren. There are items like those at a convenience store, too, such as holiday cards, candy, note paper, envelopes, or toiletries—the kind of things you suddenly remember you want, but forgot to pick up while shopping. 

A preview of the Gift Corral's offerings.

Volunteer Mary Lou Dennis explains that the Resident Association founded the Corral a number of years ago, and nearly 20 resident volunteers now help stock it and keep it staffed during the week. The schedule varies based on the volunteers, but the goal is to have it open five days a week. 

Resident Association volunteers also run a thrift shop with gently used items, The Stall, tucked down the hall past the woodshop. The items in the Corral, though, are new, selected by the volunteers at shows or from catalogs during the year. Profits go back to the Association. 

Some of the dedicated volunteers have put years into the work; Mary Lou herself has been involved for more than a decade. The residents often say they are glad to have the Corral, and Mary Lou says she enjoys meeting people and helping provide a useful resource. 

Save the dates!

Saturday, June 3rd: Garden Day 

See residents’ garden masterpieces with a tour around campus.

Garden Day photo by Jane James

Wednesday, June 21st: Alzheimer’s Walk 

Join us for a dance party with a beach theme and a DJ as we raise money for the fight against Alzheimer’s. 

Team Member Spotlight

Kathy Hynson

Outpatient Lead LPN

In her decades of service at White Horse Village, Outpatient Lead LPN Kathy Hynson has seen multiple generations of family members become residents, a testament to the service the community provides.  

Kathy has worked here for 25 years, long enough that several times children of former residents have recognized her when they move in themselves. She remembers them too—one looked just like his dad, she recalls.  

The reason she’s crossed paths with so many residents is that in her role, Kathy works to coordinate medical care with their doctors, and meets with incoming residents for their health assessments.  

“No two days are alike,” she says.


Around campus

As always, we’ve been busy with a wide range of activities! 

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we honored his life with a reading of his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. 

A New York-style steak dinner with wine and dessert brought sizzle to dining in January.  

Valentine’s Day was a chance for fun events and beautiful decorations!

The Eagles came up just short in the Super Bowl, but we still had a good time marking the occasion.  

Wellness News

Congratulations to the first Wellness University graduates! The 12 residents completed 120 or more credit hours and were awarded a “Master of Wellness” degree. The varied Wellness U curriculum offers opportunities to learn and apply whole-person wellness in the areas of emotional, environmental, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, and vocational health. Following the ceremony, the graduates celebrated with a social featuring a delicious lunch catered by our Dining Services team.

The 2023 graduates are Bunny Abbott, Joan Barnhart, Alicia Blessington, Susan Cotterall, Dorothy Elicker, Hogie Hansen, Anne Hansen, Marge Hayward, Dorothy Kadel, Rosemary Kuhlman, Scott Maclaughlin, and Shirley Orr.

Community Happenings

A new look for the Clubhouse

The project to install new carpet in the Clubhouse is slated to begin by the end of March. The work should take about a week, and we plan to replace the furniture around the same time. We’re looking forward to a fresh and updated space! 

Changes for the website too

We’ve added a new section to the website, Reimagining the Future, laying out key details of our Master Plan, including plans for Coach Homes and other campus enhancements, responsible environmental stewardship, and building on our core of creating an inclusive and welcoming community. The new section also explains how we embrace technology and expert partnerships to improve the senior living experience.

We're also launching a blog series, which you'll be able to find on the News & Insights page. To start off, we explored questions to ask when you research senior living options.

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