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Meet Resident Richard Foster“They say to plan based on your life expectancy. Well, I’m planning on living to 107. I’m not just bumming around!” Richard jests. At 64 years old, Richard Foster is the youngest resident living at Chapel Pointe. Never marrying or having kids, he wasn’t sure what to do or where to go after retirement. However, after a little research and only a virtual tour due to the COVID pandemic, Richard knew he wanted to move to C...
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“Invisible threads are the strongest ties.” - Friedrich NietzscheConnections weave us together, tying us to unexpected experiences and people. These connections paved the way for Don and Esther Weidemann to move to an independent living apartment at Chapel Pointe. Those same threads continue to enrich their souls as they dive into life at Chapel Pointe.   Years ago, Esther’s parents and two of her aunts worked at - and later moved to - Chapel Pointe.&nb...
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Don Weidemann, an independent living resident at Chapel Pointe, picked up bird watching as a missionary in Hong Kong and has continued birding ever since, making him an experienced international birder!Through birding, Don has met countless people, sparked many conversations, and learned much. There’s also a peaceful element of being surrounded by nature. “It is a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy some quiet time” Don says.The Cumberland Valley is a birdwatching paradi...
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Tuesday, September 14at the Pointe Place Community Center13 Pointe Place, Carlisle, PA 17013(GPS alternative: 1026 Ritner Highway) Small group tours begin at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. AND 1:30 & 2:30 p.m. Introducing our largest home ever: the Chapel Pointe apartment next to Pointe Place! At 1,686 square feet, this completely renovated home provides: open-concept floor plan two bedrooms & bathrooms sunroom one-car garage storage-conscious kitchen plenty of closet space an...
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“My grandson won a gold medal at the Paralympic Games in England!” Kitty exclaimed.Start a conversation with Kitty Forrest, an independent living resident at Chapel Pointe, and you'll know immediately that she loves her family.When looking for a continuing care retirement community 10 years ago, proximity to her daughter in Boiling Springs, Pa., carried much weight. Finding a new home so close to family was an answer to prayer, and her new family at Chapel Pointe added to her ble...
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(Just in case your conversational skills are a little rusty from COVID.)Kitty Forrest, pictured above and featured in our article, “Finding Family at Chapel Pointe,” has a heart for encouraging others and building relationships. The best way to get to know someone is by simply starting a conversation. If your conversation skills are a bit rusty after COVID, try using one of these tips to spark conversation:  Notice Something NiceFind something you have in common with the ot...
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We’ve heard from many people that downsizing is one of the most daunting challenges when it comes to moving. We want to help! Chapel Pointe partners with Dwell Happy to provide 20 hours of free downsizing, simplifying, and organizing support for residents moving into independent living apartments and townhomes. Dwell Happy Can Help With: Making a plan based on your vision, strengths, and frustration. Empowering you to keep only the things you love, need, and/or actually use. ...
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Community honored with SIX awardsIn 2021, “The Sentinel” newspaper awarded the distinction of "The Best of Cumberland County" to Chapel Pointe in more categories than ever before! Our winnings include 4 first-place categories and 2 runner-up categories: 55+ Community Nursing Facility Rehab Facility  In-home Care Provider (Chapel Pointe at Home) Runner-Up Non-Profit  Runner-Up Townhome Community (Pointe Place)After a pandemic full of heroes and heartache, earning t...
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Since toiling on a fruit farm for a mere 35 cents an hour at age 15, Don Group has worked every single day of his life, and the past few years have proven that neither retirement nor a worldwide pandemic could keep him from doing what he loves.The same year he retired, Don started his family business, the Midway Self Storage and Car Wash, where he works behind a desk and with his two sons, Don Jr. and Tony; daughter-in-law, Brenda; friend, Gretchen; and grandson and manager, Brent.“During ...
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Apartment resident Alden Lewis is always ready with a joke to spread smiles around Chapel Pointe. For April Fool's Day, he recorded a stand-up show (while sitting down) for everyone to enjoy. Click here to begin 5 minutes of laughter.
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