While all communities have unique qualities, we believe Medford Leas has several we wish to share with you:
Vibrant, Engaged Residents
Medford Leas residents are truly our greatest asset, with their self-governing residents’ association and over 90 resident-directed committees and activity groups. Residents are diverse – coming from a variety of faiths and backgrounds – engaged with their community, and share a common dedication in employing their individual gifts and life experiences to enrich their own lives and the lives of others.
Medford Leas – together with our sponsor, The Estaugh – is guided in our philosophy and practices by the teachings and beliefs of Religious Society of Friends (Quakers
), particularly the basic tenet that there is “That of God” in everyone, and the respect for sanctity and value of every individual inherent in this belief. This leads to an open and caring community. As a not-for-profit, mission-driven organization, The Estaugh recognizes its relationship to the broader community as a responsible employer, community business, and neighbor.
The most common observation visitors share with us is that residents and staff are so friendly and enjoy such ease and warm relationships with one another.
Perhaps the most dramatic difference is the beauty of our setting. Both campuses are nestled into 250+ acres of open space that is the Barton Arboretum and Nature Preserve. All residences are open to green space; traveling to, from and through the campus is a joyful experience of nature. These extraordinary properties were intentionally developed as a beautiful setting where residents and employees can live and work. The Arboretum features landscaped gardens, meadows, and natural woodlands. More than 1,300 specimens of trees on the Medford campus alone are labeled with plaques designating their common and botanical names, along with their unique Global Positioning System (GPS) identifier. Residents enjoy activities utilizing the extensive trails and the Lois Forrest Nature Center.
In addition to Medford Leas’ natural beauty, our community is also known for its diverse range of residential neighborhoods
– from garden-level courtyard apartments
to clustered townhouses and spacious patio homes
– all uniquely arranged amidst the arboretum. Not only do we offer many choices in the location and style of your preferred home, you can truly personalize it by working with us to customize the features and finishing touches before you move in.
Wellness and Healthcare
The dream of personalized “healthcare for life” is a reality at Medford Leas. Our unique on-site program features full-time primary care physicians and nurse practitioners on staff. Together they personally coordinate care with the best specialists and treatment programs available – both locally and in Philadelphia. Our extensive array of additional on-site health and wellness services offers the perfect primary care complement. Finally, as a result of our “patient partnership” approach, residents enjoy close, participatory and enduring relationships with our healthcare team.
Emphasis on Mind and Body Fitness for Life
Medford Leas places great emphasis on the total integration of mind and body fitness and its importance in enjoying a high quality of life. As with our healthcare staff, we offer an impressive full-time team of dedicated and well-trained fitness professionals who facilitate optimum use of our facilities
– including two fitness centers, exercise studios, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and tennis courts. Additionally, they offer a comprehensive array of programming
featuring everything from water aerobics, to core strengthening classes, to providing personalized fitness regimens and instruction.
Complementing body fitness is Medford Leas’ award-winning “Cognitive Fitness Brain Gym” program – which utilizes the scientifically proven and nationally-acclaimed Posit Science Computer-based workout along with other specially designed techniques to help residents improve brain plasticity.