Intergenerational friendships thrived as residents of Brandywine Living at Pennington, a premier provider of quality care and services to seniors, and members of the Hopewell Valley High School football team spent the afternoon together at the residents’ “home field.” The students passed out holiday cards to the residents and everyone enjoyed lively discussions that ranged from famous football plays to life in Hopewell Valley.
The visit was extra special for Brandywine resident Sam Cortina, who officiated a variety of sports for over 60 years in Mercer and Middlesex counties. A lifelong local, Sam graduated from Trenton High School in 1942 and served as a teacher and principal in the Trenton school system from 1950 until his retirement in 1991.
“I enjoyed meeting and spending time with the young athletes in our community,” said Sam. “After spending my career in both academia and athletics it was nice to reconnect with the youth who are keeping high school football traditions alive in the Hopewell Valley. Go Bulldogs!”
“Developing relationships with our community is so important to our residents,” said Ellen Moyle, Executive Director of Brandywine Living at Pennington. “It’s truly rewarding to watch residents like Sam fully engaged as they share ’war stories’ from their youth and connect with the students.”
About Brandywine Living
Brandywine Living is a market leader in luxury senior living, including assisted living, memory care and independent living. Founded in 1996, and headquartered in Mt. Laurel, NJ, Brandywine currently operates 29 communities in six states (PA, NJ, NY, CT, VA & DE) with the capacity to serve over 3,000 residents.