Headed across Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland to the state of Delaware to check out three retirement communities under the management of ACTS.
Stopped in Bridgeville, DE, the hometown of artist, Jack Lewis, who painted murals in the Delaware Legislative Hall in the capital, Dover. He left two murals in Bridgeville.
|Jack Lewis mural on a former grocery store|
|Jack Lewis mural called Storybook (1976) that was on the|
public library, and is now inside the new Bridgeville Public Library
|Manor House, Seaford, DE|
|The bathroom in the guest room is the|
same as in most of the apartments
|Walk-in shower, as seen in bathrooms|
of all three ACTS communities in Delaware
|All units have a washer and dryer,|
some stackable, others of normal size
|A typical hallway|
|A lounge in each wing|
|Jigsaw puzzles with a measured board and trays|
|The dining room with buffet; waitstaff bring drinks, soup, and dessert,|
and serve meals to anyone who is unable to serve himself;
Manor House only serves dinner and has a café for those
who wish breakfast and/or lunch
They have a gift shop that also sells sundries, a beauty salon, a small library, a billiards/game room, a fitness room, a craft room, a meeting room, and an "auditorium-chapel."
|The "Aud-Chapel" (the group is doing brain exercises)|
|Swimming pool in the attached Wesley Wellness Center,|
where there are also physical therapy services
|Many of the apartment balconies have been enclosed;|
note the color scheme!
|A couple of the "cottages"|
|The allée down to the Point|
|The Point is a deck overlooking a curve in the Nanticoke River|
|An osprey nest in the middle of the river|
|The U.N.O.I (United Nation of Islam) Grain Mill is vacant now|
|We were going around the block, but ran into this sign|
(at the end of the dead end street!). Hopefully people
see the sign before they plunge into the Nanticoke River
|Downtown Seaford, DE|
|1887 building in Seaford, DE|
|Landscaping at the entrance to Manor House|
|Outside the dining hall during dinner|
The closest major airport is Baltimore-Washington International/BWI, 91 miles away.
Friday, June 3, 2016
After spending the night at Manor House, we had breakfast in the Poolside Café. Since it was National Doughnut Day, there were coffee and donuts provided in the main lobby.
We were given a tour of a two-bedroom apartment, and a two-bedroom cottage. Assisted living apartments were on hallways crossing halls of independent living apartments. Health care units were on the lowest level.
We had a two-hour drive up nearly the length of the state to the next ACTS retirement community, Cokesbury Village.