As a self-described “Type A personality,” Tom Fabian recalls his friends comments when he shared that he and wife Mary Lou were moving to Bethany Village. "They all said, 'Tom, what are you going... More »
It’s clear that Susan Stiller is someone who knows the importance of enjoying life.
In fact, it was Bethany Village’s snow tubing and water tubing trips that helped her decision to move to the... More »
For everyone who has thought about moving to a retirement community only to think again and again as the years tick by, Art Lindsay has one thing to say: “That’s a huge mistake.”
At age 72, Art... More »
Lowell Starling is a Bethany Village resident and member of the Asbury Communities, Inc. Board of Directors. He shared the following with us in October 2015.
What happens when a 71-year-old who... More »
In April, my first book of poems, Earth, Grass, Trees and Stone, was published, launching me into a whole new world of being a poet – a busy life, indeed.
(Read one of Mary Anne's poems below.)
When Bethany Village added its West Campus in 2004, a long covered porch flanking the main entrance was a key feature. Though people would stop to chat while entering or exiting the building for a... More »
When Ann Chance and her husband, Joe Kearney, decided to move to Bethany Village they were leaving behind a light-filled home they had built for their retirement situated on wooded lot in a West... More »
Co-housing communities is not a new concept, but it is a relatively new trend among older people. When Margee Kooistra and Jane Wilshusen moved to Bethany Village, they put their own unique twist... More »
For Marian Dornell, her newfound status as a published poet is one she would have never predicted. But in February, a slender book of poems called Unicorn in Captivity, will be published bearing... More »
As Bethany Village celebrates its 50th Anniversary this fall, we’d like to introduce Tom and Penny Coganto. We invited Tom to write this reflection on how they came to be the second generation of... More »
In The Giving Tree, the author Shel Silverstein tells of the lifetime relationship between a boy and a tree.
The tree gives and gives of itself to the boy through play, apples to sell, and... More »
Ann Lyon’s commitment to social justice and the political process began early. It isn’t everyone whose parents helped get Mrs. Rosa Parks out of jail after she refused to give up her seat for a... More »
Each summer for one week, Bethany Village looks a little bit like the Olympic Village, as residents pay homage to their heritage and put their fitness to the test during the community’s Senior... More »
It all began about eight years ago when Joan moved to Bethany Village. Challenged with poor vision for many years, Joan was thrilled when another resident helped set her up with a special computer... More »