Abington, PA — In the market for an alternative option to traditional senior living? Are you intrigued by living in one of Abington Township’s oldest remaining homes?
Look no farther than Royal Personal Care Homes, the vision of entrepreneurs Mark and Gloria Hunter, with an alternative approach to senior living with an “at home” feel will be opening in Abington in early September 2023. While enjoying what Gloria describes as “luxury living” in the historic home, residents will have individual suites and amenities such as a beauty barbershop and a computer room, as well as a personal chef on the premises.
Mark and Gloria Hunter are the CEO’s of Infinity Healthcare Services, which currently serves both PA and NJ as an outpatient senior care service. The residential living facility on Wheatsheaf Lane in Abington is their first location that hosts luxury senior living.
The Tyson House, the original historic home of Abraham Tyson located at the corner of Wheatsheaf Lane and Keith Road of Abington Township is one of the oldest remaining intact structures in Abington. The southern end of the house was built between 1720–1721, around the same time that the original Abington Presbyterian Church Meeting House was also constructed in the Abington.
Adjacent to the historic home is Tyson Green, a 0.3 acre park owned by Abington Township. Abraham Tyson Sr.’s parents were the part of a group who founded Germantown in 1683, and lime that was utilized for the building of Independence Hall came from Tyson quarries and limekilns.
“We’ve done all of this with a focus on the community,” says Gloria. “We could have opened a 100–200 bed facility, but we wanted to bring that luxury, personalized experience to our senior residents.”
Mark and Gloria are hoping that with a focus on the senior community and a new business model that combines an upscale experience, and a mindful eye to preserving the history of the house, that Abraham Tyson’s will endure for another 300 years.
In loving memory of my Grandfather and author, William J. Lynott.
Michael Thomas Leibrandt lives and works in Abington, PA.