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Foxdale Village Review

Foxdale Village State College, Pennsylvania, Retirement Community Review

The Foxdale village retirement community is a unique development in that it is a not for profit Quaker directed continuing care facility based on Quaker principles. Foxdale Village Community provides for the social, spiritual, nutritional, residential, wellness and health care needs of residents at very competitive cost. It also provides a supportive working environment for employees. The Foxdale community is based on Quaker values and Quaker conviction that all people are to be treated with dignity and loving respect.

The Foxdale Village was recently voted by AOL Money as one of the top 10 best places to retire. The article published online featured what was considered to be the most appealing, and all round best places to retire in the United States.

Foxdale Village State College, Penn.

Foxdale Village State College, Penn.

What is a Quaker Oriented Community?

There are often misconceptions around Quakers. Quakers are also referred to as the REligious Society of Friends. Their origins were from the 17th century when a group of Christians were dissatisfied with the existing denominations. The various branches of Quakers have widely divergent beliefs and practices, but the central concept to most Friends is the Inner Light or “Light of Christ within”. Accordingly, individual Quakers may develop individual religious beliefs arising from their personal conscience and revelation coming from “God within”; Quakers feel compelled to live by such individual religious beliefs and inner revelations.  The Foxdale Village is centred around Quaker principles, but specific belifs are not forced on residents or guests.

Foxdale Village Retirement Community is a member of ‘Friends Services for the Aging’, which is an association of 21 Quaker organizations that provides services to older adults in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. These not-for-profit senior service organizations and retirement homes are Quaker governed and provide services on the basis of Quaker values that uphold the worth and dignity of all people. They work together to enhance the quality of their services. On their behalf, Friends Services for the Aging provides information and referral services to anyone, regardless of religious affiliation or geographic location. This makes the Foxdale Village Retirement community unique and a very special place for seniors in retirement.

Location of the Foxdale Village

Foxdale Retirement Village is located on a spectacular 21-acre campus in central Pennsylvania, an area of beautiful mountains and valleys. Cultural and educational opportunities are available at Penn State University nearby main campus. Foxdale is within a short distance of downtown State College, an attractive town of tree-lined streets. State College has been recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a “Tree City USA.”

Community Facilities for an Active Retirement

The Foxdale has a wonderful compliment of community facilities and amenities. Central to the village is the Community Building. This is a gathering place for residents to pick up mail, eat meals, attend lectures, concerts, and meetings. Here active retirement residents can work in the computer lab or wood shop and participate in activities such as painting, needlework,reading, and playing bridge or other card games.

Also located in the Foxdale Village Community Building is the cafe, dining room, lounges, activity rooms, auditorium, meeting room, library, branch bank, exercise room with hot tub, outpatient health office, therapy room, administrative offices, woodworking shop, and beauty and barber shop.

Floor Plans of the Apartments at Foxdale Village

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home at Foxdale

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home at Foxdale

There are 5 different floor plans to choose fro at the Foxdale The smallest unit is a 518 square foot studio, there are alos one bedroom units available at 728 sqr feet. Some of the one bedroom plans also offer cozy Den which ads approx 200 square feet to the unit for a total of 920 square feet. The largest of the floor plans at Foxdale is the 2 bedroom plan, as shown above. This spacious plan is 1064 square feet, and has a layout that separates the bedrooms on each side of the main living room.  Another great feature of this floor plan is the large walk in closet. In total there are 148 apartments at Foxdale Village.

Independent Living at Foxdale

Foxdale offers independent apartment living.  Each apartment consists of a modern kitchen complete with microwave oven and dishwasher (no dishwasher in Studio), laundry facility, ample storage closets and quiet-running heat pump for heating and cooling. Curtains and wall-to-wall carpeting are furnished; residents provide their own furniture.

Bathrooms are designed with the safety of grab bars, 24-hour emergency call system and ample floor space. Special allowances and thought has been given to closet space and to maximum soundproofing between apartments.Outside, residents enjoy landscaped courtyards, a private entrance and their own patio with the opportunity to create their own landscaping if they desire. Open parking is included in the monthly fee: covered carports are available at extra cost.All utilities are included with the exception of electricity and telephone, which the resident pays. Cable television is available at no extra cost. Services to residents at Foxdale include weekly housekeeping, three meals a day at the Community Center and a range of health care services.

Unique Admission Requirements of Foxdale Retirement Village

Admission to Foxdale Retirement Village involves a number of steps in a process over time. The VIllage is in high demand with a waiting list for admission to this unique active retirement community. Foxdale Village offers residences for independent, active persons aged 65 and over who are in good physical and mental health. Residents are expected to be able to live independently and to attend to their own personal needs at the time of entry. Admission to Foxdale Village is open to all applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, familial status, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, religion, handicap, or disability. The staff at Foxdale encourage you to come to State College for a personal visit with a staff member and a tour of the site and facilities of Foxdale Village. A person or couple who wishes to be considered for residency at Foxdale Village should first register for the priority list by completing a Priority List Agreement, and submitting it along with a check for $1,200. Of this amount, $1,000 is a refundable priority list deposit and $200 is a non-refundable registration fee. This places the applicant’s name on the waiting list (priority list) to be considered for entry. Being on the priority list does not guarantee admission, which is contingent upon a medical and financial evaluation at the time of entry. Names are placed on the waiting list in order of the date on which the Priority List Agreement and deposit are received. Applicants on the priority list are expected to keep Foxdale informed of the earliest date they would be ready to move into the Village. It is typical to be on the waiting list for a number of years.

Foxdale is a unique and highly regarded retirement community, and worthy of its placement among the best retirement homes in the United States.

 

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