General Community Information
A Message from Springhill Executive Director Aaron Praetzel
Springhill is proud to be part of Asbury Communities, an aging services provider with a 90-plus year legacy of redefining the expectations of aging. Ensuring that we provide a safe and healthy environment for those who work and live at our communities is our highest priority.
We strive to provide transparent, accurate information on our infection prevention efforts, our response as it evolves with the latest clinical and public health guidelines, and the status of respiratory illnesses in our system of approximately 4,300 residents and 2,800 associates.
We are continuously monitoring and abiding by the recommendations put forth by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
- Those entering the community will be responsible for self-screening according to the guide below (which is posted at all entrances). It is the visitor’s responsibility to determine if they meet the criteria to enter, and to notify the proper individual if they do not.
- Visitors should not enter the community if they:
- Have had a positive viral test for COVID-19 in the last 10 days.
- Have had any signs or symptoms of illness in the past 48 hours, to include: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
- Have had a close contact exposure to someone with COVID-19 in the last 10 days. A close contact exposure is defined to mean that you were within 6 feet for 15+ minutes with someone during a 24-hour period that has COVID-19.
- If you do not meet the criteria to enter, please consider rescheduling your visit to another time when you can meet the criteria to enter. If your visit is urgent, please contact us, as we may be able to assist you in connecting with your loved one safely.
- Visitors should not enter the community if they:
Community Services & Amenities
The Four Seasons Dining Room Dining is open for lunch, and dinner. We encourage reservations but they are not required, unless it is specified as a theme dinner. Please call 814-860-7014. There is small charge for delivery when the Dining Room is open.
- Breakfast Limited Continental breakfast is available Monday through Sunday 8:00am- 10:00am and includes a cup of coffee or tea, a baked item and 1 piece of fresh fruit. Extra requested items will be charged at $1.00 per baked item and $0.75 per piece of fruit. If baked items and fruits are available and requested after 10 a.m., they will be charged accordingly. We can no longer deliver the continental breakfast, but residents can feel free to pick it up and be seated in the dining room if they wish.
- Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Dinner is served from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. We ask that you pre-order your dinner items by 3:30 p.m. and make a reservation if you are dining in. Saturday and Sunday Dinner is available as delivery only at 2:00 p.m. and orders must be placed by 10:00 a.m. that day.
- Brunch is served from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Sunday’s.
The Dining Department is currently offering free curbside pick-up to Garden Home Residents. Please call 814-860-7014 to place your order and coordinate a time for pick up. At the designated time, pull up to the front entrance, call the front desk at 814-860-7000 to let them your name and GH number, and a Springhill associate will deliver your order to your vehicle.
The Acorn Dining Room in OakView Personal Care is open.
The FountainView dining room is open for all three meals, while the Woodside Dining room is open for lunch and dinner.
The Fitness Center is open. Please follow the guidelines listed in the Fitness Center regarding cleaning the equipment. Exercise classes are available in person and to view on Springhill cable Ch. 108. For a current schedule or more information contact Wellness Manager Ryan Hetrick at 814-860-7046 or [email protected].
The Aquatic Center is open. Please see The Signal Newsletter or Connected Living Kiosks for a current pool schedule.
All guests to the Fitness and/or Aquatic Centers are required to sign a liability waiver prior to use. Visitors to the Aquatic Center must sign out a guest pass from the front desk and present it to the lifeguard upon entry. This includes those individuals who may be accompanying a residents as a “water-safe” person. Please return the guest pass to the front desk after each session.
Residential Common Areas & Amenities
All common areas on the Springhill campus are open and available for resident use.
Ecumenical services are being offered in-person for all residents across the Springhill campus
PS Salon is open for Residential Living, Garden Home, and OakView residents from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Hair and nail services are available. Call 814-860-7020 to schedule an appointment.
PS Salon at ForestView is open. Please call 814-860-7107 to schedule an appointment.
Housekeeping from external vendors for Residential Living apartments and Garden Homes is permitted.
Springhill offers transportation for medical appointments, as well as to local banks and shopping centers.
Medical transportation is available:
- Mondays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Banking is available:
- Tuesdays to Erie Bank and PNC, Bus departs @ 12:30 p.m.
- Fridays to First National Bank and Northwest Savings Bank, Bus departs @ 12:30 p.m.
Shopping is available:
- Tuesdays to Wegmans, Bus departs @ 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
- Wednesday to Millcreek Mall, Bus departs @ 10:30 a.m.
- Fridays to Walmart, Bus departs @ 1:00 p.m.
- Fridays to Giant Eagle, Bus departs @ 1:30 p.m.
Please sign up for transportation at the front desk or call 814-860-7000. Please provide at least 24 hours’ notice in advance of your medical appointment.
Mail, Deliveries & Groceries
Mail and Packages: Residential Living and OakView residents receive their mail in their neighborhood postal box. ForestView residents have their mail delivered directly to their room.
Online Groceries: When ordering grocery delivery, please use the Springhill address with the resident’s apartment number and have all deliveries come to the front entrance. We ask that no deliveries be made to resident apartments or patios to ensure the safety and security of our residents. Residents are permitted to pick up their groceries in front. Please notify the front desk if you are expecting a grocery delivery. Deliveries will be made by associates as their schedule permits. Garden Home residents can have groceries delivered directly to their Garden Home.
On-Campus Grocery Services: If you have an emergent need of grocery or personal items, please contact the front desk at 814-860-7000. Residents may place a weekly milk order at the front desk. Please complete your order by Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. Milk will be billed to the resident’s account and will be available for pick-up at the dining bar the following day on Wednesday. Please contact Executive Chef Patty Graziano at 814-860-7027 or [email protected] with questions.
Important Contact Information
Main Reception: (814) 860-7000
Virtual Visit Coordinators:
Resident Life Director at Springhill Katie MacKenzie at 814-860-7015 or [email protected]
Resident Life Supervisor at ForestView Health Care Center Brittany Hicks at 814-860-7120 or [email protected]
Resident Life Coordinator at OakView Lori Burek at 814-860-7016 or [email protected]
Executive Director Aaron Praetzel, 814-860-7002, [email protected]
Administrator OakView Personal Care Karen Karle, 814-860-7028, [email protected]
Administrator ForestView Health Care Center Sharon Belovarac, 814-860-7110, [email protected]