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Smart financial planning for senior living

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
“We all make mistakes.” It’s a truism that comforts all of us at one time or another. And nearly all of us, at some point, make financial mistakes. Julia Valentine, author of Joy Compass: How to Make Your Retirement the Treasure of Your Life, says retirees make a lot of the same errors regarding financial ...

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Joint problems don’t have to hinder independent senior living

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
People of all ages experience chronic joint pain. Even young people, particularly athletes, may deal with serious joint issues that some of their elders haven’t yet encountered. But as we get older, the likelihood of such problems increases. Just as active young people aren’t content to live with joint pain, neither should those intent on ...

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It’s Grandparents Day—help kids connect to seniors with memory loss

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
National Grandparents Day was signed into law in 1978, and since then, the first Sunday of September after Labor Day has been designated as a day to honor grandparents and their contributions. In observance of Grandparents Day, Country Meadows Retirement Communities encourages families to express their gratitude to grandparents and, where possible, use it as ...

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New recipes for seniors can add zest and nutrition to senior living

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
AUGUST 29, 2016
“Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor.” As English poet William Cowper looked back on a half century of living, he discovered a truth he wished to share. As we get older, we may settle into monotonous routines when we could benefit socially, psychologically and physically from fresh approaches to ...

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Lessening the risks and dangers of mismanaging medications during senior living

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
AUGUST 15, 2016
As they age, many seniors take multiple medications every day for various symptoms and conditions. American Nurse Magazine reported in 2010 that about 44 percent of men and 57 percent of women over age 65 took five or more medications weekly; 12 percent of men and women took 10 or more. However, when they forget ...

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Personal care and assisted living homes provide seniors privacy and dignity

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
AUGUST 5, 2016
Retirees who move to senior communities generally opt for an independent living lifestyle if they can, with peace of mind knowing they can transition to an increased level of care if their daily needs change. Personal care and assisted living homes offer most of the same amenities as independent living communities, but with the addition ...

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Beware of scams targeting seniors. Those in need of memory care are most at risk.

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
JULY 27, 2016
More than 10 million Americans each year have their personal identity information stolen, according to the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. Retirees are particularly at risk. The Federal Trade Commission says that one in four fraud complaints are from people 60 and older—the highest of any age group. The economic cost of fraud targeting seniors ...

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Friendships develop from common interests at senior living communities

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
JULY 19, 2016
When families are choosing a retirement community, they generally start by looking for a clean, comfortable place offering safe, maintenance-free senior living. The best retirement homes, however, not only meet but far exceed that expectation. At Country Meadows, our residents and their families tell us that one characteristic that distinguishes us is our broad range ...

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How to keep cool amid summertime heat during senior living years

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
JULY 8, 2016
After a long winter and the much-awaited arrival of spring, we begin to anticipate “those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.” But even Nat King Cole would agree that when they become the roasting, toasting days of summer, they can be unbearable. Though everyone would be wise to exercise caution in hot, humid weather, seniors ...

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What makes for good food at our senior living communities? Nourishment, variety and great taste

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
JUNE 29, 2016
When the subject is food, seniors who reside in retirement communities are the like the rest of us. They want the choice of foods that they like—freshly prepared, nutritious and great-tasting—shared in fellowship with friends and family. That’s why, said dietitian Gretchen Robinson in the online magazine LeadingAge, many retirement homes have adopted an open ...

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