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Retirement community expands

Q: How long have you been around?

A: In 1960, the original Presbyterian Home moved into a building on Presquisle Street and provided skilled nursing care and personal care. The home remained at that location until 1987 when the skilled nursing center moved to its present location on Dogwood Drive above the Geisinger Medical Center. The personal care home remained at the original location until 2006 when it moved to a new addition built onto the skilled nursing center. Since that time, five cottages and Westminster Place, a 38-apartment building, have been added in order to offer continuing care to the community.

Q: What do you offer the community?

A: Windy Hill Village is a Continuing Care Retirement Community for people 55 and older offering skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, personal care, moderately priced senior apartments (income limits may apply) and beautifully designed cottages with attached garages. ... We have the ability to serve 174 seniors on our campus and employ full-time and part-time staff.

Q: What do you love about what you do?

A: We have been given the opportunity to work with seniors and to provide for them at all levels, from independent living to skilled nursing. Our residents are a source of enlightenment, knowledge, humor and inspiration on a daily basis. Our goal is always to provide excellent care and to assist each resident in maintaining or improving his/her quality of life.

Q: What makes Centre County a great place to live?

A: Centre County is such a diverse and unique area with an amazing assortment of things to do and see. A wonderful combination of rural and urban life, the area provides opportunities for all age groups and interests.

Q: What’s on the horizon for the coming year?

A: We are excited to be adding a 48-unit senior rental apartment building to the campus. Westminster Place at Windy Hill will be a Passive House building, one of less than 50 in the country, and will incorporate sustainable construction and green features. Total cost of the four-story building is expected to be $10 million and will include 37 one-bedroom and 11 two-bedroom units.

Windy Hill Village

Where: 100 Dogwood Drive, Philipsburg

Info: 342-8400, www .presbyterianseniorliving.org /windy-hill-village

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