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Susan Cooper A Message from the President & CEO

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Susan Cooper

A Message from the President & CEO

My heart goes out to all who have been affected by this worldwide pandemic. During times of crisis, we often come together in ways we've never come together before. We set aside insignificant things and shift our focus to what really matters most in life...the people we love and care about. As I reflect on the past months since things began to unfold with the coronavirus (COVID-19), I am humbled by and grateful for the work of our local emergency responders, hospital professionals, and other workers who are making it possible for people to get health care services, food, supplies and medications. These "Community Heroes" lend courage, strength and sacrifice through their service to others.

Being in the retirement living business, we at Morningstar Living have a monumental responsibility to take care of and protect the people we serve..."in health and in sickness." Caring for and protecting the residents and the clients we serve is what we do. We are responsible for hundreds of residents living at our two campuses in Nazareth, and the clients we provide in-home support and care to, who are living in their homes throughout the Lehigh Valley. Our residents and our clients rely on us 24/7/365. For this reason, we've taken some very extraordinary measures to limit the risk of infection and prevent the spread of the virus in our communities:

As I think about these extraordinary changes that we've made in a short period of time, I am in awe of my team members, who come to work faithfully and work tirelessly around the clock to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve. Our team of Nurses, CNAs, Caregivers, Social Services, Wellness, Physical Therapy, Neighborhood and Community Life, Culinary Services, Maintenance and Security, Groundskeeping, Housekeeping, Transportation, IT and Administration...these are the Morningstar Living Heroes.

Yes, the world has certainly changed as a result of COVID-19, and so have we at Morningstar Living. Who knows how long we'll be dealing with this pandemic and its' aftermath? And while there may be more changes and uncertainty in the months that lie ahead, there is one thing of which I am absolutely certain...the mission and core purpose of Morningstar Living has never been more important.

"Making a difference...by enriching life's journey for all we serve."

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Heritage Village

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FAQ Live worry free in a life-plan community.

When will construction start?
Construction on Heritage Village’s first phase of approximately 20 homes began in April 2017.

When will it be completed?
Construction of the first phase is now complete.  Currently we are in the pre-sale of homes in phase 3, with several sites still available.  Phase 2 residents will be moving into Heritage Village in the fall of 2019.  If you are anticipating a move in 2020-2021, we suggest you talk to our Residency Counselor about phase 3.  Be sure to ask about our Heritage Village priority waitlist.  Additional phases will continue to be built until the 50 acre campus is complete.

How many dwellings are planned?
100+ plus homes are planned for the campus.

Can I place a deposit on a cottage?
A refundable Priority Deposit can be made for any Heritage Village home at any time.

What is a “life-plan community?”
A life-plan community is often referred to as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). This type of community is the only residential living option that combines both worlds: Active Adult Living (similar to 55+ Communities) with guaranteed provisions for health care accommodations that could be needed for short and long term care accommodations.

What does the Monthly Fee cover?
The monthly fee covers all interior and exterior maintenance of the home and grounds. This means landscaping, lawn care, snow removal, mechanical and structural repairs and replacements are included. Also covered by the monthly fee:

  • Property taxes and insurance
  • Some Utilities
  • Maintenance
  • Housekeeping
  • Security
  • Transportation
  • Life-enrichment programs, such as classes and entertainment
  • Clubhouse Amenities

What is the minimum age requirement at Heritage Village?
60 years old. Or, if you will be 60 years old by the time your cottage is built and ready for move-in.

How much is the deposit and is it refundable?
$5,000. Yes, it is fully refundable.

Are pets allowed?
Yes, residents may have dogs, cats and other traditional pets. However, exotic animals are not permitted.

How do I get more information about Heritage Village?
Call 484.298.5000 for a personal appointment.

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