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2018 Gingerbread Display Open Houses

Dec. 12, 19 & 26 / 5 pm-7pm The 2018 RLPS Gingerbread Display made its debut to the public on Wednesday, December 12th from 5 pm – 7 pm for the first of three public open house nights. You are also welcome to view the display on the following two Wednesday evenings: December 19th and…

2018 Gingerbread Open Houses

Public Open Houses: Dec. 12, 19 & 26 / 5 pm-7 pm Mark your calendars now, the 2018 Gingerbread Display is open to the public on Wednesday, December 12th, December 19th and 26th from 5 pm – 7 pm. No admission will be charged, but you will have the opportunity to donate non-perishable food items…

Masonic Village at Sewickley Clubhouse

Updates to the existing clubhouse focused on providing an appealing, contemporary center for the community while introducing more varied hospitality experiences. The extensive natural wood trim was maintained, but new finishes and furnishings create a brighter final result. The formal dining option is supplemented with a pub/coffee shop, grill room and outdoor dining with the…

Waverly Heights Community Center Updates

Renovations to the casual dining and coffee shop reflect a fresh approach to food preparation and a new attitude toward the dining experience. The transformation supports food service production changes allowing for an emphasis on farm-to-table ingredients and made-to-order selections, as well as increased chef engagement with residents including meals prepared tableside and “pop-up” events….

Urban’s Griest Building Boosted Lancaster PA into the Skyscraper Age

C. Emlen Urban Series – Part 20 On January 19, 1914, Milton S. Hershey wrote an unsolicited letter of reference to U.S. House of Representative William Walton Griest espousing the merits and talents of Lancaster’s young architect C. Emlen Urban.  Hershey concluded the endorsement by stating, “We have a great deal of confidence in his…

IQ Home: Purpose-Driven Technology Keeps Residents Connected

The mindful combination of technology and design keeps residents connected to their social networks while fostering independence in senior living. Nearly 20% of Americans age 62–91 report feeling lonely frequently. – Connect2Affect report It’s well documented that people who feel lonely are at greater health risk both physically and emotionally. Of the primary contributing factors…

IQ Home: Intentional Design for Resident Safety

Mindful design focuses on preventing falls, reducing hospitalizations and championing confidence in aging independently On an annual basis, more than one in four older adults will fall, and it’s the top reason for hospitalization in those age 65+. It’s also one of the top reasons why seniors have to leave their homes and enter assisted…

IQ Homes

IQ Homes The “IQ Home” is a smart home housing model designed from the inside out to support independence, confidence and an active lifestyle. The project is a partnership between RLPS Architects and Masonic Village, Elizabethtown, PA, to extend the time that residents can successfully and actively age in place before moving to a higher…