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This is a destination to learn more about life at Country Meadows, tips and advice for seniors and their families, caregiving support and ideas to keep senior minds and bodies active. Our new category “Through My Own Lens,” is written by a Country Meadows resident and provides a first-hand look into what it is like to live at one of our retirement communities.

5 Spring activities for residents in retirement homes

April 10, 2021

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Spring is a time of renewal. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, daylight hours are longer and everyone seems more chipper. Late actor Robin Williams once said, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” Spring feels even more liberating this year after a year spent indoors, isolating from one another, especially at retirement homes. …

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4 Reasons independent living care is the right choice

March 22, 2021

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What a year! The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all our lives in many ways. Now, thanks to available vaccines, society is taking steps to return to normalcy. Many older adults are starting to look into senior independent living communities following a year of isolation as the COVID-19 pandemic restricted family celebrations, closed businesses, cancelled activities …

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Affordable senior living at some of the best senior living communities in PA and MD

March 10, 2021

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In the past, senior care was focused on keeping older adults safe in clinical settings with little concern about mental and spiritual wellness. Today, senior living communities offer various levels of care delivered in elegant, upscale buildings and accommodations, boasting numerous amenities and ample life enrichment opportunities. When searching for senior living communities, the first …

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Caregivers, What Should You Do Next?

February 26, 2021

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For many people, being a caregiver for an aging parent can become complex. Gradually the demands of caregiving can overwhelm even the most dedicated families. But there are several solutions for these circumstances, and you don’t have to face them alone. In this post, we’ll share three recent comments from family members that our senior …

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How observing Random Acts of Kindness Week can benefit senior communities

February 17, 2021

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Kindness and compassion are important, perhaps even more so now during the pandemic. Many of us are busy trying to juggle the pressures of work, family and community while simultaneously adhering to COVID precautions. Sometimes it can be difficult to remember to be kind. As we observe “National Random Acts of Kindness Week” which is …

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Retirement communities help couples with different needs lead a life together

February 8, 2021

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Moving to a retirement community is a major life change. Many people assume that if two spouses have different care needs, they cannot live together. Being separated from a life partner can result in temporary feelings of stress and anxiety and, in the long term, develop into loneliness, which has been shown to affect health …

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Everything you need to know about deciding on the right level of care for a loved one in senior independent living

January 28, 2021

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Today’s senior living communities offer more care options than ever before. Despite this, misperceptions exist. Senior living communities are often mislabeled as “nursing homes,” sometimes referred to as dark, depressing places where residents sit around in wheelchairs with no one to talk to and nothing to do. This could not be further from the truth.

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How independent living communities limit fall risks

January 25, 2021

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Simply living in independent living communities can reduce a senior’s fall risk We’ve all taken a tumble and most times the only casualty is our pride. However, as we age, falling can result in serious injury and in extreme cases, lead to premature death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 million …

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How senior communities foster friendships and provide activities to keep seniors engaged

January 8, 2021

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Winter brings moments of seasonal beauty such as fresh snow draping tree branches and holiday lights, however, shorter days and cold weather also can bring on cabin fever. Despite the additional challenges that we all face during the COVID-19 pandemic, senior communities continue to offer opportunities for older adults to stay engaged and help make …

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How seniors in retirement communities can minimize stress during the holidays

December 24, 2020

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The holiday season is always surrounded by excitement. And although it’s nicknamed the most wonderful time of the year, there are many stresses that come with it as well. This year, the world is facing new stresses brought on by the pandemic. While many of us are adjusting to restrictions for the holidays, seniors in …

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Talking to your parents about independent living communities

December 23, 2020

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For adults with aging parents, there are several difficult – although necessary – conversations that must be had around planning for the future. One of those conversations is about making the transition to senior living. And with multiple care factors to consider and a range of options for independent living communities to choose from, this …

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What makes Country Meadows one of the best independent living communities in Pennsylvania and Maryland

December 11, 2020

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When reaching retirement age, seniors have many options to consider to optimize their senior living experience. From independent living amenities to assisted living and personal care, rehabilitation services and the ability to remain active in social circles, there are many factors that seniors look for to make their final decision. Our goal as one of …

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Older driver safety awareness: How independent living seniors can test if they’re still road-ready

December 8, 2020

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The phrase, “driving is a privilege,” takes on new meaning as you age. This stern conversation is usually had with teenagers first getting their license as parents fear they may speed or be careless on the road. Older drivers, however, should focus on a set of concerns all their own as they pass retirement age. …

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An Interview with retirement community executive Angus Patterson of Lifesong Hospice & Palliative Care

November 13, 2020

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Every November, National Hospice and Palliative Care Month is observed. A sometimes uncomfortable topic of discussion, end of life care is a critical part of the retirement community industry, and an important part of retirement planning. In 2019, Country Meadows Retirement Communities recently debuted Lifesong Hospice & Palliative Care, a care option to give retirement …

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Understanding the term “level of care” in assisted living care or personal care at Country Meadows

November 10, 2020

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We know that retirement living may not look the same for all seniors. This is all the more true when it comes to assisted living care options or personal care services. At Country Meadows, our dedicated and caring co-workers work with new residents to determine what level of care is best for them. From medication …

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How independent living seniors can improve their mind, attitude, energy levels and more through a good night’s sleep

October 30, 2020

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A good night’s sleep is so vital that the average healthy person will spend nearly one-third of their lives sleeping. As we age, it’s common that sleep patterns will change – although for some seniors, unfortunately, these sleep changes can prove to be harmful. Staying educated on the importance of sleep and healthy sleep patterns …

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How independent living communities can help seniors stay healthy as we move closer to the cold and flu season

October 16, 2020

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Cold and flu season has always been a time of year to take extra health precautions. With unique risks this year due to the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to know exactly how to protect against common colds, the flu and any other illnesses that could affect the most vulnerable. For seniors in independent …

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How a senior living community can be a safe living community

October 10, 2020

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This week, from October 4th through October 10th, is National Fire Prevention Week. This annual observance is meant to highlight the importance of safety in the home and provide tips on how to prepare for an emergency. At Country Meadows, we take the safety of our residents very seriously. And 2020 has shown that safety …

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The value of pet-friendly independent living communities

September 25, 2020

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As part of Country Meadows’ Home Sweet Home Promise, our residents are encouraged to make their senior living experience as comfortable as possible. This can often mean having items in their new independent living apartment that remind them of home, including family pictures, treasured heirlooms, and even four-legged friends. That’s correct – Country Meadows is …

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The heroes behind senior living communities

September 18, 2020

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National Assisted Living Week is an annual observance of the great value of personal care and assisted living services within senior living communities around the country. Not only does this week, falling on September 13th – 19th this year, recognize the importance of such care for our seniors, it exists to thank the many amazing …

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