Ch­est­nut Knoll rec­og­nizes par­tic­i­pants of FOX Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Op­ti­mal Liv­ing Pro­gram

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BOYERTOWN » Ch­est­nut Knoll Per­sonal Care and Mem­ory Care re­cently cel­e­brated res­i­dents that par­tic­i­pate in the FOX Op­ti­mal Liv­ing Pro­gram, show­cas­ing their achieve­ments for fam­ily and friends.

The awards cer­e­mony was held on Jan. 29, 2017. This year roughly 75 Ch­est­nut Knoll res­i­dents were rec­og­nized, as well as 6 com­mu­nity mem­bers.

Ch­est­nut Knoll has been of­fer­ing its res­i­dents ther­apy and well­ness ser­vices pro­vided by FOX Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion since 2013, in the FOX Op­ti­mal Liv­ing Pro­gram. The pro­gram is de­signed to help each res­i­dent achieve his or her per­sonal goals of op­ti­mal strength, mo­bil­ity, bal­ance and over­all qual­ity of life by pro­vid­ing all res­i­dents with an ev­i­dence-based con­tin­uum of ther­apy and/or well­ness ser­vices.

At Ch­est­nut Knoll the pro­gram boasts 100 per­cent res­i­dent en­gage­ment, and pro­vides ser­vices to com­mu­nity mem­bers who can at­tend strength, mo­bil­ity and bal­ance classes at no cost.

FOX has con­tin­ued to col­lect data from the FOX Op­ti­mal Liv­ing pro­gram at Ch­est­nut Knoll, and is in part­ner­ship with Thomas Jef­fer­son Univer­sity to help an­a­lyze this data. Spe­cific func­tional out­comes mea­sures are col­lected on all Ch­est­nut Knoll res­i­dents, as well as study­ing falls, hos­pi­tal­iza­tions, and length of stay.

For more in­for­ma­tion about Ch­est­nut Knoll and the FOX Op­ti­mal Liv­ing pro­gram or the Strength, Mo­bil­ity and Bal­ance Ex­er­cise pro­gram con­tact Jodie Daniels at 610-473-8066.

For more in­for­ma­tion about Ch­est­nut Knoll Per­sonal Care, Mem­ory Care, or At Home Ser­vices, visit www.chest-nut­knoll. com.

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HOME >> If you are an empty nester or and just have more house than you need, the Planned Giv­ing Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil of the Mont­gomery County Com­mu­nity Col­lege Foun­da­tion can help.

The Coun­cil will host a break­fast sem­i­nar ti­tled “Down­siz­ing: Where do you Start?” on Fri­day, Feb. 24 from 8 to 10 a.m. in Room 151 of Col­lege Hall at Mont­gomery County Com­mu­nity Col­lege, 340 DeKalb Pike in

Blue Bell. The sem­i­nar and break­fast are free and open to the pub­lic.

A panel of ex­perts will dis­cuss pre­par­ing to sell a home, know­ing the worth of a prop­erty, tips to con­sol­i­date and sim­plify fi­nances and how char­i­ta­ble giv­ing can ben­e­fit you as you go through this process.

Panelists in­clude David A. Dzendzel, a fi­nan­cial ad­vi­sor and cer­ti­fied fi­nan­cial plan­ner for Ameriprise Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices, Inc. in Con­shohocken; Lena Tella Geten­berg, a real es­tate con­sul­tant for Re­Max in Blue Bell; and Amy Par­enti, vice pres­i­dent of trusts and

es­tates for Free­man’s of Philadel­phia.

Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired by Feb. 21. Those at­tend­ing are asked to sub­mit ques­tions for the panelists when reg­is­ter­ing. To reg­is­ter, email Jo-Ann Pso­ras at jp­so­ or call 215-641-6530.

For more in­for­ma­tion about MCCC, visit www.


Ch­est­nut Knoll re­cently rec­og­nized res­i­dents and com­mu­nity mem­bers for their suc­cess with the FOX Op­ti­mal Liv­ing Pro­gram. Shown here left to right are: Sarah Weller MS, OTR/L , oc­cu­pa­tional ther­a­pist; Ni­cole Gray OTR/L, oc­cu­pa­tional ther­a­pist; Olive Davies, Ch­est­nut Knoll res­i­dent; Michael Mel­nick PT, MS, CSCS, Fox Op­ti­mal Liv­ing re­hab di­rec­tor; and Eric Sar­tor EP, ex­er­cise py­s­i­ol­o­gist.


Estella Forge re­ceives the 2016 Dene Li­ott Award at Ch­est­nut Knoll fir her suc­cess with the FOX Op­ti­mal Liv­ing Pro­gram. Forge, through hard work and ded­i­ca­tion to her re­cov­ery, has re­gained the abil­ity to walk in­de­pen­dently af­ter ar­riv­ing at Ch­est­nut Knoll con­fined to a wheel­chair.

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