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Village at LifeQuest opens with ceremony

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About 30 gathered at the Milford Township residential facility to celebrate a ribbon-cutting hosted by Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce and attended by community and chamber members Dec. 13.

“We are thrilled to welcome you and have you as community partners here in Upper Bucks,” said Danielle Bodnar, executive director for UBCC.

The Village at LifeQuest Phase I of Milford Village is part of a massive multi-use development fronted by Route 663 and bounded by Mill Hill and Portzer roads.

Officially opening Nov. 7, The Village at LifeQuest currently has five who call Cherry Blossom Lane home. The facility includes 123 units, and it can accommodate 141 people, with 18 double-suite apartments.

“It’s a rental model without a big upfront cost to get in,” said Sally Prior, LifeQuest chief operations officer.

A new pet policy provides for small companion animals, one cat per household, or a small dog weighing up to about 20 pounds, that may move in with residents upon acceptance.

The pet policy does not extend to residents who initially move in without pets, Prior said.

Twenty-four hour registered nursing coverage is provided, as are communal dining halls serving three meals daily.

The studio apartment with a single occupant costs $135 per day, or about $4,050 per month and includes three daily meals and snacks, weekly linen and housekeeping services, social and recreational programs, utilities, except cable phone and internet service, emergency response and available transportation, a rate sheet released by LifeQuest said.

Couples sharing a one-bedroom suite pay an additional $700 per month fee for the second person, the rate sheet said.

“The program gives residents versatility and levels of assisted living” as needed, Prior said.

That means additional care or assisted living services are available with additional fees, to allow residents to “age in place,” she said.

Assisted living daily care rates are offered with stepped services, ranging from $30 per day (about $913 per month) to $50 per day (about $1521 per month) to $60 per day (about $1825 per month), the Village at LifeQuest assisted Living Daily Care rate sheet says.

Couples sharing a suite would each pay individual assisted living rates, the rate sheet said.

Future plans include a banquet facility, which would be available for rental for weddings, special events, and corporate or non-profit organization rentals, said Shane McGuire, LifeQuest chief financial officer.

A roughly $1.5 million Pennsylvania Department of Transportation grant will be used to landscape frontage along Route 663 as well as build resident and public walking trails into the property, extending to Mill Hill and Portzer roads, McGuire said.

“We’re looking at a community pool and the intent would be a multi-use leisure and aquatic center” available to residents and the public through memberships, McGuire said.

No timeline for public walking trains or the aquatic center was released.


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