Philadelphia

On the Mainline: Daylesford Crossing Senior Living Opens and I can’t wait to be a senior

Daylesford Crossing Senior Living
opened this past summer on the site of the popular Jim Duffy’s restaurant in
Paoli. The restaurant was a popular hot spot for the well to do on the
Mainline, as well as the celebrated in Philadelphia and the world. Shuttered in
2006, the property remained unchanged until 2012 when Sage Senior Living acquired
the property.

The grand opening party was held on Tuesday September 29, 2015 to
great fanfare. Residents, their families, elected officials, with Paoli and
Malvern Business associates

attended the party which was catered by their in
house chef Frank De Benedetto, who uses the Sous-vide method of cooking meals
for the residents (Sous vide means “under vacuum” and involves
preparing food under tightly controlled temperature, vacuum sealing it, and
then cooking it very slowly. The result is intense flavors and amazing texture.).
 

Daylesford Crossing offers 78 rentals
with 64 personal care apartments and 14 specialized memory care apartments;
they have studios, one and two bedroom apartments and a milkshake machine.  Daylesford has named their café after Duffy’s,
and holds a happy hour there every afternoon.

 Joan Sobel, Jeff Sobel and Peg Doyle
Donna Ferrazzi, Daylesford Crossing and Paul Duffy, Duffy’s catering. He owned the restaurant that was on this spot for nearly 18 years.

 In the stairwell was a gorgeous living wall of plants

 There’s an exercise room, it’s across from the train station, there’s parking, and the best part is they have folks to help you navigate the medical system and cut through the red tape.

   Kathleen Douglass, GM Daylesford Crossing, Sherri Laughlin and Nicole Absar, MD
 Quinn deMenna, Alberto & Associates, Evan Irving and Angelo Alberto
 Centerpieces on the tables consisted of residents family photos
 Jeff Silver, Jose Chora, Chora Leone Gallery (he did the metal sculture which is located in the garden and on the walls in the building) and Judy Chora

 Chora scupltures
 A Jr one bedroom

 John Hayes, Blackney Hayes Architects, Megan Hayes, Amanda Brahler with  Mike Andress, Director of Development of Daylesford Crossing.
 Duffy’s Cafe
 Diane Pancous, Joni Barnes and  Sanja Kunsupada, Executive Director at Daylesford Crossing.
 Debbie Shulski and Denise Yarnoff in a one bedroom unit at Daylesford Crossing. There are also studios and jr. one bedrooms for lease.

 Kelly Andress, President Daylesford Crossing with Peter MacDonald and Lorraine MacDonald.
 Sean Moir, Trip Lukens, Kristen Mayock, John Dibuonavanturo, Mike Heaberg and Paul Olsen all Tredyffrin Township Supervisors