Joe has been a General Manager for over a decade, a career he started after serving as a school principal for 22 years. He has jokingly stated that the two positions are very similar, the only difference is that his “students” are a bit older now. Joe greatly enjoys his General Manager position, as it gives him the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of his residents, their families, and team members at The Pinnacle. In his free time, Joe enjoys woodworking, gardening, and camping.
- Joe Detzner, General Manager
My parents were among the first to move in to the newly constructed Pinnacle in Plymouth Meeting, PA. We encountered the expected uncertainties in terms of how such a move can be emotionally processed and moving in the throes of a global health emergency certainly added to it all. The staff at the Pinnacle were all aces from the start. They are the crème de la crème in helping residents feel safe, secure and most importantly, at home.
I had been to several personal care facilities both in Florida and in Pennsylvania. The setup at Pinnacle is lightyears ahead of most others. It is clean, welcoming, and the staff is friendly and top-notch. From the management on down, they made my mom's stay there an experience we will never forget. Thank you Pinnacle!
The Pinnacle is absolutely stunning! Everything is so clean and beautiful. The staff are so friendly. The first person I see when I walk in is Doreen, the concierge and she is so helpful and welcoming. The director Joe is so accommodating and really cares about the residence here. Chris, the activities director is fantastic and I can tell she really loves her job! This is a wonderful place to live and I highly recommend it.
The Pinnacle is the perfect place for my sister. They offer so much for their residents. The place is beautiful and the food is outstanding. I couldn’t be happier with the accommodations. I would highly recommend it.
Gerry and Natalie were very helpful when we moved in. Everybody’s been helpful but Gerry and Natalie went above and beyond, helping us get pictures hung, our belongings moved in and being kind and welcoming. I would definitely be willing to ask my friends to visit.
This place is full of kind and helpful staff. There's always someone here to fix anything I need, especially Gerry the Head of Maintenance. I enjoy being outside, there's a path outside the whole building and a nearby park that I enjoy. The security here is very good, with signing in and out and checking temperatures with regards to protecting us from Covid. I feel secure and valued.
I moved into The Pinnacle when it first opened in August of 2020. They thought of everything, there is a myriad of dining & activities. If guests or grandchildren visit, they can get age-appropriate snacks at the Pub. Or play pool or video games in the Game Room. The Library & Arts & Craft Studio are well-appointed & there is a beautiful grand piano in the Music Conservatory! The staff is attentive to every need, every whim!
The Pinnacle is close to parks, country clubs, dining, shopping, hospitals and health care clinics, and more. Our transportation services are available for residents to easily get around!
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