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Healthy seniors can enjoy traveling if they follow safety guidelines

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
JUNE 21, 2017
Seniors are among the fastest-growing segments of the tourism industry, according to Hotel & Restaurant Insider, due to more and more retirees each year and their overall better health. Travel can benefit seniors socially, physically and intellectually, so those in good health should continue to visit favorite sites or pursue new experiences. While doing so, ...

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Give your senior dad the best Father’s Day gift ever. (It’s what he really wants!)

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
JUNE 13, 2017
If you have a father in his senior years, you might have had an occasional conversation with him that goes something like this: You: “So, Dad, is there anything special you would like for Father’s Day?” Dad: “Oh, I don’t need anything. I have everything I need.” You: “Come on, Dad, there must be something ...

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Get our new guide to navigate the maze of senior living options

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
MAY 31, 2017
Retirement living offers a wide range of lifestyles and care options to seniors and families today. But understanding their differences and determining which is most suitable can be overwhelming. Families may feel like they’re in a maze with no end in sight. For some older persons, aging in place (in their own home) might be ...

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Container gardening during senior living helps people grow

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
MAY 17, 2017
Gardening in containers has been growing in popularity in the United States. That may be, in part, due to the growing number of seniors who want to continue gardening of some kind for as long as they can. Planting flowers, ornamental plants, vegetables, herbs and even shrubs and trees in containers can be the perfect ...

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Mom doesn’t know it’s Mother’s Day or who I am. Should I still get her a card or gift?

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
MAY 8, 2017
While your mother may not remember your name or even that you’re her child, she may know that you are someone who cares about her. So, consider Mother’s Day an opportunity to honor her, reminisce and thank her. People with dementia often have moments of clarity, so she might understand and appreciate your thoughtfulness. If ...

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Seniors and future seniors can boost memory and curtail memory loss

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
APRIL 19, 2017
When 1,000 Americans were surveyed on their top concerns about aging, more than twice as many said their greatest fear was losing mental capacity (62 percent) as opposed to losing physical ability (29 percent). Indeed, many of us will face some memory loss. We might forget an appointment, where we put something, the name of ...

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“Practice random acts of kindness” in April and all year long

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
APRIL 10, 2017
Country Meadows Retirement Communities has designated April as Practice Random Acts of Kindness Month at our campuses to honor the memory of its co-founder and former Pennsylvania First Lady, Mary Jane Leader. Mrs. Leader and her husband, the late Gov. George M. Leader, founded Country Meadows as a kind and hospitable senior living community for ...

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Senior living communities encourage retirees to walk for better health

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
MARCH 29, 2017
With warmer weather on its way, many fitness-minded seniors can’t wait for days of sunshine so they can once again head outside to pursue their favorite form of exercise—walking. Experts on both physical and mental health have long advocated the benefits of walking for one’s well-being. One advantage of walking as an exercise is that ...

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Validation therapy: a compassionate approach to memory support

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
MARCH 22, 2017
Dementia is a condition that impairs a person’s mental function and personality, interfering with the ability to interact with others and engage in daily living activities.  Symptoms may begin with forgetting names of family members and placing items in strange places, but as it progresses dementia’s effects can be much worse and even threaten a ...

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Seven ways for seniors to protect themselves from being scammed

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
MARCH 15, 2017
Seniors are often more concerned about security and protection at home than when they were younger, particularly if they live alone. That wariness is wise because one in four fraud complaints are from people 60 and older, the highest of any age group, according to the Federal Trade Commission. True Link, a financial services firm ...

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