Thursday, October 25, 2012

Athertyn Pursuits Fall-Winter 2012-- Making the Lifestyle Move

Athertyn resident and prominent Philadelphian Eliana Papadakis
"If not now, when?" That's a common refrain we hear when visitors to Athertyn contemplate living here. They've come to the delightful realization that the right move could enable them to follow their passions more fully. That’s precisely how prominent Philadelphian Eliana Papadakis felt when she decided to move to Athertyn. Here is an excerpt from a recent interview with Eliana in which she shared her motivations and personal experience on making the lifestyle move:

What motivated you to move to a lifestyle community?

At this point in my life, managing a big house was out of the question. Athertyn has allowed me to right-size to a more convenient home — a condominium that fits all my favorite possessions, without the responsibilities of a large home. At Athertyn, I’m set-up for success. I have the freedom to pick up and go, with the knowledge that everything is secure within my domain. Especially as a single woman — Athertyn is a safe place where I can come and go as I please.

Why did you choose Athertyn at Haverford Reserve?

In addition to being the newest option in the area, Athertyn offers privacy, which is very important to me. I’m able to relax on my terrace and look onto a beautiful, wooded landscape that will never be developed. My home here is just a different scale of how I lived before, without the maintenance that my former house imposed.

What was the transition like, downsizing from a large home?

Other than the actual move itself, not much has changed. I'm still in close proximity to my friends and family. I’m actually closer to downtown Philadelphia than I was before — I can make it there in 15 minutes. And I’m still within my neighborhood — I even use the same dry cleaner.

Do you still have privacy in a lifestyle community?

Before I moved to Athertyn, my concern was lack of privacy, but it’s just the opposite. The buildings are built with steel and concrete — they’re solid. You don’t usually see anyone or hear anyone, Eliana Papadakis and Athertyn at Haverford Reserve residents socialize
unless you choose to. Sure, I can easily stop by and visit somebody, but here you have the option to be left alone if you so choose.





How would you describe the Athertyn community?

We are a very diverse community. Residents come from all different walks of life. Some individuals are still working and others are retired. It’s a unique group of professionals and intellectuals. And, it’s very social — many people do call each other up and go out to dinner or a movie.

Any advice for those thinking of about a lifestyle community move?

Put your energy into doing the things that delight you…what you couldn’t do before because you had to cut the grass or call the repairman. My philosophy is to be optimistic and make the best of what the world has given me. Make the decision to move and do not look back. Move forward — now is your time to live and do what you’ve always dreamed of.

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You may also enjoy these Pursuits Magazine Fall/Winter segments:


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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Health Fair - Presented by the Athertyn Condo Association

Health Fair presented by the Athertyn Condo Association  Images courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Health Fair presented by the Athertyn Condo Association
Images courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Please join us for our 1st Health Fair at Athertyn. We will be having speakers every 1/2 hour, starting at 4:30 pm.

Lots of freebies!

Wednesday, October 24th
Time: 4:00—7:30 pm
Location: Clubhouse
Friends and Family are welcome!

Presentation Agenda:

4:30: Celia Pardue, RN, LMBT & Advanced Master Medicinal Aromatherapist will do a brief discussion on the healing benefits of essential oils in a therapeutic massage session. She will discuss her journey with the plants & the many lessons that they are here to teach us. You will also get an opportunity to experience an essence personally.

5:00: Bill Frawley, “The Running Place”, we recognize that people have very different foot types & bio-mechanics. We also know that there is a great variety of shoes out there that provide different fits & different types of support. Our goal is to find footwear that will fit your foot properly & function well with your bio-mechanics. We will talk about some of those differences in footwear, & what you should look for when shopping for new shoes, including how
certain shoes will benefit different foot types, & how to properly judge the fit of a shoe.

5:30: Joe Van Thuyne, welcome you to join a 15 minute warm-up exercise session. It is very important to properly warm-up to prepare your body for exercise, in order to reduce chances for injuries. Joe will show you proper breathing, self-massage through the use of a foam roller, as well as lead stretching, & strengthening exercises to activate joints & muscles. Joe holds certification from the National Academy of  Sports Medicine in Personal Training & Corrective Exercise, as well being a Prankriya Yoga Teacher. Joe will be available during the Health Fair to conduct biometric measurements & to answer any fitness questions that you may have. (Feel free to wear your exercise clothes & bring a floor mat if you have one)


6:00: Carole DeJure, “Yoga & The Baby Boomer,” join me in learning that Yoga is a powerful tool for positive transformation. Transformation begins by practicing yoga postures that can be modified to honor your body. The yoga postures will encourage your attention to shift to the present moment. Practice, pay attention and evolving transformation will lead to enhancing wellness.

6:30: Chris Conway, owner of “Great Earth Vitamin Co.” in Wayne, retailer of nutritional supplements, including weight control, cardiovascular health  and more. Natural remedies for chronic disorders and ailments.

7:00: Evelyn Tejeda, homeowner at Athertyn, will speak on “Body Mechanics”


Also attending:

Bryn Mawr Hospital

Whole Foods

Blood Pressure Screening

Biometric Screening—Weight, Body Fat %, Body Water %, Muscle Mass, Physique Rating, Basil Metabolic Rate,
Metabolic Age and Bone Density

Breast Cancer Prevention




The Health Fair will be held at the Athertyn Clubhouse
The Health Fair will be held at Athertyn at Haverford Reserve
Wednesday, October 24th
Time: 4:00—7:30 pm
Location: Clubhouse
Friends and Family are welcome!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Actress and Author Tina Sloan Featured in the Athertyn Enrichment Series

The Athertyn Enrichment Series’ latest featured guest, actress and author Tina Sloan, delighted the audience with her show “Changing Shoes”. 

Tina's personal stories of transformation from screen star to grandparent entertained and inspired those who attended. Guests had the opportunity to mingle with Tina after the show.


Todd Pohlig, principal of The Pohlig Companies, introduces Tina Sloan
Todd Pohlig, principal of The Pohlig Companies, introduces Tina Sloan


Tina Sloan entertains the audience at the Athertyn Residents' Clubhouse with her presentation of "Changing Shoes"
Tina Sloan entertains the audience at the Athertyn Residents' Clubhouse with her presentation of "Changing Shoes"

Tina Sloan mingles with guests after her presentation of "Changing Shoes"
Tina Sloan mingles with guests after her presentation of "Changing Shoes"


Tina Sloan (center) with Athertyn builders Todd and Don Pohlig
Tina Sloan (center) with Athertyn builders Todd and Don Pohlig

Friday, October 12, 2012

Maintaining Excellence through Team Collaboration

One of the principles of The Pohlig Companies, the builder of Athertyn at Haverford Reserve, recently attended a Builder 20 NAHB Group Meeting.  This unique group of non-competing builders from across the country meets twice a year to share their knowledge of better building practices.


Todd Pohlig (fifth from the right) of The Pohlig Companies and the Builder 20 Group meet this fall in Santa Barbara to share knowledge to maintain building excellence
Todd Pohlig (fifth from the right) of The Pohlig Companies and the Builder 20 Group meet this fall in Santa Barbara to share knowledge to maintain building excellence

It is not easy for a builder to get involved with one of these groups.  A company has to be one of the top builders in the region so that their expertise can help others meet the same level of excellence and... a builder has to be invited.  The Pohlig Organization has been a participant of this group spanning the past two decades.

Todd Pohlig recently attended one of these meetings in California, gathering as well as sharing information with others.  Todd believes that participating in a nationwide network enhances the homes and communities that his company builds such as the innovative luxury lifestyle community of Athertyn which is the first of it's kind on the Philadelphia Main Line. 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Athertyn Pursuits Fall-Winter 2012 - The Main Line's Best Selling Community

UNLIKE ANY GENERATION BEFORE boomers are enjoying robust wellbeing through their sixties, seventies, and beyond. Instead of retiring in the traditional sense, they are choosing to embrace a vibrant lifestyle defined by their interests and a desire for greater freedom.




In the face of these attitude changes, demand continues to grow for homes that require less maintenance, making it easier than ever to fulfill lifelong dreams. More and more, boomers are looking for the environs of a ‘lifestyle community’ — a new concept that has taken hold as people look to trade in their expansive houses for a residence perfectly suited to this exciting phase of life.





Welcome to Athertyn at Haverford Reserve — The Main Line’s Best Selling Community.

It is more than the freedoms afforded by this way of life that people find so attractive. No other community on the Main Line offers the quality and value in homes of such thoughtful design and impeccable architectural detail. Clearly Athertyn sets the bar for the luxury lifestyle. And, these award-winning, single-level condominium homes can be personalized for your individual taste.



Upon arrival at the 200+-acre Haverford Reserve you are enveloped in the natural beauty of this setting in the heart of the Main Line. Peaceful woodland with miles of winding trails coincides with manicured landscapes. Within this bucolic setting the private enclave of Athertyn is situated on a plateau overlooking the park. Residents have exclusive access to numerous services and amenities, including the private clubhouse where activities and enriching programs abound. With understated elegance, Athertyn’s surroundings let you feel comfortably relaxed. It’s no wonder we call it Main Line Living Simplified.


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You may also enjoy these Pursuits Magazine Fall/Winter segments:


From the Spring Edition of Pursuits Magazine:

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pohlig Hosts Annual HBA Coat Drive 2012

Pohlig Hosts Annual HBA Coat Drive 2012


COAT DRIVE
October 1st through November 14th

Please drop off your clean and in good condition coats to Pohlig

 Collecting for Men, Women, and Children



Pohlig Hosts Annual HBA Coat Drive 2012

Benefits Salvation Army
Of West Chester and Chester City

Pohlig Office: 274 Lancaster Avenue, Malvern
610-647-4700 – Direct Questions to Carrie

Thank You!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Good News! You can now follow Athertyn on Pinterest

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