Arnold Palmer is accustomed to being first. With 92 professional wins, the American sports icon is scoring another career victory with the development of the country’s first Palmer Park that will serve the health and recreational needs of residents at The Village at Penn State (VPS), a university-based, non-profit retirement community in State College, Pa. On Thursday, Sept. 12, Arnold Palmer will announce Palmer Park at a special invitational celebration at VPS.
The non-profit human services organization, which owns and operates VPS, Liberty Lutheran, and the Arnold Palmer Design Company, which has built more than 200 golf courses around the world, have teamed up to develop Palmer Park. This multi-purpose, outdoor park represents the culmination of expertise in landscape design and golf course architecture with a deep understanding of the needs and desires of older adults. A signature feature of Palmer Park incorporates areas for active and passive activities to create a unique gathering place for residents.
The first Palmer Park to be developed in the nation will give residents of VPS an exclusive new way to enjoy the outdoors, exercise and relax with neighbors, family and friends. Features include:
- Deluxe practice area with a 10,000 square-foot bentgrass putting green, chipping areas and grass swales
- A multi-purpose lawn for croquet, lawn bowling, gatherings and other activities
- Connected walkways and paths with areas for socializing, benches for relaxing and wellness areas
- Unique water features that offer tranquility and ambiance
- Beautiful greenway with elegant, country-club style entrance along Palmer Park
- A “town clock” as a central meeting spot and landmark for the Park
The Thursday, Sept. 12 invitational celebration will include a reception, turf grass exhibit, golf Q&A and demonstration, remarks from Liberty Lutheran CEO Luanne Fisher, viewing of Palmer Park concepts, live music, food and drink.
For more information, contact Karen Bergey: 267-464-7721 or 215-356-8625, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Village at Penn State
The Village at Penn State, founded in 2003, officially joined the non-profit Liberty Lutheran’s family of services in June 2012. A nationally recognized university-based, non-profit retirement community in State College, Pa., VPS provides a continuum of living options for adults 62-plus, including independent, personal care and skilled nursing services on site. Residents of VPS experience unique access to Penn State’s educational classes, cultural programs and sporting events, as well as many other opportunities through its proximity to the University.
About Liberty Lutheran
Incorporated in 2001 and headquartered in Ambler, Pa., the non-profit human services organization, Liberty Lutheran, with its more than 25 locations and combined service history of 300 years, faithfully provides vital resources to individuals and families facing life-changing situations. These individualized services include independent and assisted living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, hospice care, in-home supports, wellness services, children and family services, integration services for immigrants and political refugees, and disaster response. Liberty Lutheran’s team of dedicated employees serves individuals and families through their family of services in Eastern Pennsylvania, including Artman Lutheran Home, Paul’s Run Retirement Community, Liberty at Home, Lutheran Children and Family Services, Lutheran Congregational Services, Mary J. Drexel Home, and The Village at Penn State. www.libertylutheran.org