Pinecrest showcases recently completed renovations

Photo by Amy Cherry - Megan Bolden, Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home administrator (right), chats with residents Rose Scutella (left) and Agnes Schade (middle) inside the newly renovated lobby area of the facility.
Amy Cherry
Staff Writer

Pinecrest Manor recently underwent a facelift with noticeable renovations to the facility's entrance and lobby areas.
"First impressions are everything. We wanted to start with the front entrance as far as that first image of Pinecrest," said Megan Bolden, Pinecrest administrator.
The front entrance of the facility has not seen any significant renovations since it was constructed in 1970. That area previously included a large green canopy.
Renovations began in May in the lobby area and were completed in September, during which time work commenced on the entrance area.
The St. Marys nursing home facility is located next to Penn Highlands Elk hospital.
The outside area re-opened in late January and features a porte cochère, a large covered drive-thru entrance. This will aide residents in keeping them out of the weather as they are being transferred into vehicles.
Entrance area work included paving of the driveway circle, new cement for sidewalks for residents who enjoy sitting outside in that area, and new curbing aligned with the driveway to eliminate tall curbs.
Daghir Construction Inc. from St. Marys acted as the project contractor along with numerous local subcontractors.
Interior design work played a large role in the renovation of the Pinecrest lobby. RLPS Architects of Lancaster provided architectural renderings of the new lobby along with various design options.