Seniors can now enjoy their favorite beverage and socialize with friends at The Pub at Phoebe Berks, a senior living community in Wernersville.

A bartender mixes drinks during the grand opening of The Pub at Phoebe Berks. (Courtesy of Phoebe Burks)

March 9 marked the grand opening of a new liquor and dining restaurant called The Pub.

Residents enjoy drinks during the grand opening of The Pub at Phoebe Berks.  (Courtesy of Phoebe Burks)
Residents enjoy drinks during the grand opening of The Pub at Phoebe Berks. (Courtesy of Phoebe Burks)

The pub, managed by Cura Hospitality, is a place where residents can enjoy a refreshing cold kvass, mix or a glass of wine from the full wine list, which complements the new pub menu.

Pub-style dining is a trend in senior living communities where baby boomers and seniors can continue to frequent their favorite watering hole right on campus while socializing with friends and family.

A cocktail awaits serving at The Pub at Phoebe Berks.  (Courtesy of Phoebe Burks)
A cocktail awaits serving at The Pub at Phoebe Berks. (Courtesy of Phoebe Burks)

Phoebe created this new dining room with a full liquor license and turned to its restaurant partner, Cura Hospitality, to provide food and liquor.

Kura designed a custom pub-style menu for Phoebe Burks based on popular dishes and local favorites, including: soups and salads with grilled chicken or shrimp; fresh pub burgers; Yuengling beer-battered haddock; french fries; desserts and more.

Cura’s signature spices have been used as much as possible to create a unique dining experience.

“Pub style and casual dining is becoming increasingly popular in senior living communities,” said Donna Schudel, Phoebe Ministries Community Relations and Grants Specialist. “Our aim was to create a safe and convenient place for our residents to stop for a drink and enjoy the pub.”

The much-anticipated pub, located alongside a pool table and games room, will be a hub of activity for Berks residents and their visitors.

“Residents can sit at the bar or at a table where they will be served by a Cura waiter,” Schudel said. “It’s a great way to catch up with friends and family, where the relaxed atmosphere can be enjoyable for everyone.”

Cura is a trendsetter, supporting and advising communities like Phoebe’s on how to best serve baby boomers by creating dining experiences that residents were accustomed to before moving to a senior living community.

“Our goal is to work with administrators to help develop customized menus and hospitality strategies that appeal to seniors in the communities we serve,” said Colleen Doughty, Cura District Manager. “As these baby boomers age, they expect a new worldly spirit and a desire for food, beverage and service options beyond traditional dining.”

The pub bar is open Monday to Friday from 4pm to 7pm. Food is available on Thursdays and Fridays during pub hours.

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