Turn Your Residence at Sherwood Oaks from a House to a Home

We don’t want your patio home at Sherwood Oaks to be just another house. We want it to truly feel like home, which is why we take every step we can in order to help you settle into a home that you feel is uniquely yours.

If you are moving into a Sherwood Oaks residence that isn’t quite finished, you are able to choose your own paint colors and carpeting. And when it comes time for you to get a new kitchen, which Sherwood Oaks replaces every few years, you are able to choose the style of your cabinets.

If you want to truly customize your home with a bigger project, like removing a wall to unite your kitchen and dining areas or replacing a sliding door with a French door, we can accommodate you! You will simply need to pay for the work yourself and run any project by us first.

Here are some other DIY projects that you can use to take your patio home from just another foundation, to the foundation of a happy life:

  • What truly makes a home is family. Display photos on your walls in unique ways, such as in memory boxes or thrifted frames that you can paint to match your décor. Sherwood Oaks residents are permitted to hang anything on their walls!

  • Speaking of family, invite friends and family over often to get that warm feeling of home that no piece of furniture will ever be able to bring you.

  • It’s amazing what a difference a comfortable throw, throw pillow, and rug can do to a space. If you want to add a new level of comfort to a space, reach for something cozy!

  • Memories can be displayed in a variety of different ways –not just pictures. Consider framing maps of places you’ve visited, tickets from you favorite concerts, and other things that are close to your heart.

We are always looking for ways to make our residents feel happy and comfortable in their homes. If you have any suggestions on how we can help you, please email us at marketing@sherwood-oaks.com.

Stay Healthy and Active in Retirement

It can be a struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle in your retirement, but we like to think we make it easy at Sherwood Oaks Retirement Community.

We have a fantastic fitness center available to residents at no additional cost to your package. The fitness center is run by Wellness and Health Promotion Manager, Mr. Bill Burtner. Bill is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania holding a master’s degree in sports science who is also a Certified health Fitness Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine.

Bill serves as a personal trainer to each of our residents. After their move-in, Bill contacts new residents and invites them to visit the fitness center, where he can evaluate their health and goals and design a personal workout plan just for them. Our other more structured work out options include weekly exercise classes, Tai Chi, yoga, aquacize, and therapeutic massage.

In spring, summer, and fall, Bill also conducts a walking program and walks with our residents around our 84-acre campus.

For those who like to do their workouts on their own, our fitness center includes top-notch Keiser strength machines which operate on pneumatic air pressure. We also have treadmills, steppers, bicycles, and rowing machines, all accessible 24/7 to fit the schedules of our residents. Our campus also includes wooded trails and paths around our lake, and connected covered walkways between patio homes that provide three miles of cement walkways, perfect for connecting with friends while getting a healthy workout in.

There is no reason that you cannot have a relaxing retirement that also involves regular, healthy workouts. For more information on the fitness options available to you at Sherwood Oaks Retirement Community, watch this short video or call us at (800) 642-2217.

A Note Recently Written to Sherry Cook, Client Advisor

Dear Sherry,
Thank you for all of the thoughtful ways you helped us in the decision-making process as we considered Sherwood Oaks.  We are sooo glad this community “won” in our evaluations, and the professionalism with which you met us and your desire to have us here played a large part in our decision.

Thank you again and may God bless you!

John and Harriet Burress

PS  – The Moving Seminar was great.  did i get oral herpes We recommend it as an ongoing marketing tool.

Campus Life Is Rich With Activities, Hobbies, and Fun

“Make the decision to come to Sherwood Oaks while you are young as active enough to enjoy it,” advises Loretta Pospistle, 67. Loretta and her husband Richard, 72, have been residents since 2006. They love the fact that the residents develop and run the activities at Sherwood Oaks and they are taking full advantage of them to match their energetic lifestyle.

Loretta participates in Tai Chi and yoga and shares a weekly walk as part of the Walk with a Friend program. She puts on her dancing shoes and joins husband Richard to take part in line dancing fun. “I enjoy games,” says Loretta, “and I play poker and dominoes. I also like to play Mah Jongg, but there wasn’t a play group here at Sherwood, so Richard and I started one!”

“I enjoy being active and helping others,” says Richard, who possesses many high technology skills. He volunteers weekly in the Sherwood Oaks computer center where he assists residents with projects like email, word processing and slide shows. As chair of the audio visual group, Richard manages the set up of projectors, microphones and sound equipment for campus movies, concerts and presentations. And Richard is involved with the organization of Sherwood’s summer games during which residents compete for bragging rights in games of croquet, golf putting, horse shoes, bocce and other sports.

Now that he has time to devote to it, Richard is getting back to painting as a member of the art group.  He spends time with the resident art instructor and is working in both acrylic and watercolors. He is part of the Program Committee that secures outside entertainment such as musical, comedy and guest speakers to perform at Sherwood Oaks. And as a member of the Dining Services Committee, he participates in determining healthful and appetizing food options and reviews resident comments.

As a member of the Health Affairs Committee, Loretta receives health care concerns of residents and helps develop educational programs, such as preventing falls. She felt honored when asked to create a permanent Sherwood Oaks historical display for the Oak Lodge.  “Richard and I love to be active and involved, but we make certain to set aside time each day to spend with each other.”

Helen Haberlein came to Sherwood Oaks in 2008.  “I am happy here at Sherwood Oaks and there is certainly lots of activity and enjoyable things to do,” says Helen, 77. She swims twice per week and plants and tends flowers as part of the Landscape Committee. She has high praise for the books she reads and discusses at the book club.

“I also make use of the ceramics and pottery studio,” says Helen. “I enjoy ceramics and the studio is fully equipped with a pottery wheel and kiln.” Helen also likes to work on her golf putting on the campus putting green.

Sherwood Oaks residents currently have over 50 committees and activities available on campus. They know that active people are happier, healthier and a whole lot of fun to be around.