The Not So Silver Screen

by Charles “Ebbie” Alfree III, Director of Advancement  Every year about 600 films are released in the United States and millions of people are flocking to multiplexes and art houses to see them. However, I’ve heard some older adults say they don’t feel...

Finding Romance at Any Age

by Charles “Ebbie” Alfree III, Director of Advancement Recently, two seniors I know started dating. They are spending much time together – taking walks, dining, and playing games. It’s nice to see them enjoying their lives. We often think dating is an...

The Miracle of Vitamin D

By Pamela Leland, PhD, Executive Director  Spring has finally arrived and the sun is shining! We can now more easily get our required daily dose of Vitamin D. Sometimes referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” because your body naturally produces it when exposed to...

The Hickman celebrates completion of new 3-story building

On Friday, March 16, 2018 The Hickman Friends Senior Community of West Chester welcomed more than 100 guests to a ribbon-cutting and reception to celebrate completion of their new Anna T. Jeanes Building at the corner of North Walnut and East Marshall Streets.

Considering the Implications of “Aging in Place”

by Pamela Leland, PhD, Executive Director  The increasing desire and trend to “age in place” is well-recognized by those of us who support older adults, or, in other words, to stay in their current home versus move to another home as they grow older and their needs...

Forever Learning

by Charles “Ebbie” Alfree III, Director of Advancement I spent Super Bowl Sunday with my father, a lifelong Eagles fan, and like most families in the area, we had a great time watching the game and celebrating the team’s victory. During my visit, my 72-year-old...

I’m always recommending The Hickman. As long-time residents in the area, this is our community. Living here has given my Dad a sense of belonging... a feeling of home.”

The staff here really do care. I enjoy the social aspects, and the food is excellent.”

Within the first week, my Dad settled in. Not long after that, he said one day 'I'm glad it was my idea to come here.”

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