Posted by Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook on 08/09/2016

Coming Home

Coming Home

Henry and Marlene Kalankiewicz have been married for more than 40 years. Together, they raised a beautiful family and have many memories of traveling and enjoying their hometown of Kearny, NJ.

During retirement, the Kalankiewiczs loved to take care of their garden, relax outside and go out for social events. However, as they aged, they began experiencing increasing health issues. They realized that keeping up with the responsibilities of a home was too much for them.

Marlene was becoming weaker and everyday tasks were increasingly challenging. When she became ill and ended up in the hospital, she was discharged for a six-week stay at a nursing facility. That experience was a wake up call, and the couple realized it was time for a change.

Henry knew that he couldn’t take care of himself, let alone Marlene, who clearly needed assistance. After much thought, he decided that a personal care home would be the best option for them.

Henry would never settle for just any personal care home though. It had to be a community that felt like “home.” After touring three communities, nothing really captured his interest—until he stumbled across Spring Village at Pocono in East Stroudsburg, PA.

Spring Village at Pocono is the ideal personal care home for seniors. Residents and visitors alike describe the community as welcoming and comfortable, with a very homelike feeling. Whatever the season, residents can be found enjoying fun and enriching activities guided by a team of creative and energetic staff members.

A large personal care community, Spring Village at Pocono is able to offer a wide range of programs and services to meet the needs of any resident. The community is comprised of two neighborhoods, which allows residents to have all the advantages of living in a small, intimate setting among their peers.

With varying levels of support available, Spring Village at Pocono can meet the individual needs of each resident. Whether residents need minimal support and assistance, or help with every aspect of their daily lives, Spring Village can help. The community is a warmer, more affordable option than traditional nursing home care and enables residents to “age in place” in a cozy and homelike setting.

“I knew this was the community for us as soon as I walked in,” recalled Henry. “We have our freedom! My wife and I share a room, and we can come and go as we please. Everything about the community is a WOW factor.”

Henry and Marlene are now well known faces around Spring Village at Pocono. Marlene keeps everyone laughing with her daily jokes. Henry keeps everyone up-to-date on what’s going on in the community.

“It’s the best decision that I ever made,” Henry concluded. “I’ve gained many friends that make me laugh every day. From the time I get up, during every meal, and in every activity, everyone here is looking out for our best interest. That’s very comforting.”


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