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Good Food and Good Times at The Manor at York Town

July 18, 2022

Three older adults enjoy good food and a good time together.

Residents at The Manor at York Town love good food and a good time. The introduction of a new dining venue for residents, along with a brand new movie theater room, ensures more liveliness and fun in an already active and delightful community.

In March, The Manor introduced a new dining venue for residents. Every day, between 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M., the club room opens for dine-in or take-out orders. “We thought it would be nice to offer another room where residents could enjoy dining during the hours between lunch and dinner,” Wendy Petro, executive director of The Manor at York Town, says.

“Residents are enjoying the casual atmosphere and the additional menu options” shares Amy Ryan, dining room manager at The Manor at York Town. “They like that it bridges the gap between lunch and dinner in the main dining room, and they don’t feel rushed to get back in time for lunch, or have to wait until dinner if they are hungry.”

The smaller menu offers residents an alternative to the three-course or four-course meals served in the traditional dining room. As a bonus, the pub menu has made happy hours even happier. “So far, it’s been all positive feedback,” Amy says. Wendy adds that they will continue to make changes to the menu based on resident suggestions.

The Manor always considers resident feedback, which was one of the driving factors in the creation of the new movie theater room. The small, cozy room offers exceedingly comfortable reclining chairs, freshly popped popcorn, and movie showings every weekend. Movies play on an impressive 75-inch TV screen.

Lonnie and Lillian, residents of The Manor at York Town, enjoy the Sunday matinee movie each week. “The movies are always very entertaining,” Lonnie shares, “and if the scheduled movie is something we’ve seen before, we can choose something else. Netflix has a lot of choices.”

Residents may use the movie theater room any time they wish to watch a movie, a TV show, or a sports game. One resident couple uses the room to watch their grandson’s lacrosse team play. “Their grandson plays for Penn State lacrosse, so they subscribed to ESPN+ to watch the games, but their TV couldn’t accommodate the app,” Wendy shares, “so, we loaded the app onto our smart TV, and now they are able to watch their grandson’s  games on the big screen!”

With these exciting additions, Manor residents continue enjoying good food and a good time throughout the summer.