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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.

Why retirement communities with gardening and other outdoor activities are growing in popularity

June 11, 2021

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Summer is particularly welcome this year after the months of cold weather and time spent isolating during the pandemic. Many of us are itching to enjoy outdoor activities and time together in warmer weather. Seniors can find many benefits spending time in nature. Retirement communities with gardening, outdoor games, fitness programs and walking trails provide …

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What services seniors can expect from a personal care facility

June 2, 2021

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When searching for senior care options at the best retirement communities, families often find themselves overwhelmed. There are plenty of options to choose from including senior assisted living, personal care, nursing care, independent living, etc.  A personal care facility like Country Meadows provides help to older adults who require non-medical assistance to live healthily and …

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Celebrating veterans within our retirement communities: An interview with Country Meadows residents

May 28, 2021

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The men and women who served in World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam and other conflicts protected America’s freedom during our nation’s most difficult periods. Their willingness to volunteer and serve, and their courage throughout these conflicts, laid the foundation for America’s most prosperous era on record. Sadly, according to the National WWII Museum, …

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How Country Meadows takes senior living dining to the next level

May 15, 2021

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One of life’s joys is good food. Most people LOVE to eat! Breaking bread is also profoundly social. Families and neighbors gather for conversation at the table, and food is an occasion for sharing celebrations and making connections. In addition to opportunities for companionship and celebration, food is life-sustaining, and senior living dining teams work …

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How seniors in a personal care facility can reduce stress

May 11, 2021

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Are you feeling more anxious? Depressed? Constantly exhausted? You are not alone. Many of us are feeling increased stress because of changes we’ve experienced during the pandemic. Stress is a normal reaction the body has when we are exposed to pressure, resulting in physical, emotional and intellectual responses. Many things induce stress. Older adults, including …

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Retirement homes that allow pets offer seniors more opportunities for personalized living

April 27, 2021

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For many people, one of the day’s biggest joys is opening the door to be greeted by wagging tails, wiggly behinds and whimpers of joy from our pets. If you have a pet, you know the special relationships that can form with furry, feathered and finned friends. And we return the love. Last year, Americans …

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Living in a senior living community can give you just as much independence as living on your own

April 19, 2021

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What could you do with your weekends if you didn’t have to worry about lawn care, landscaping, home repairs or running household errands to the local big box home store? The possibilities are nearly endless! People are living longer, staying more active and leading healthier lifestyles. And they want to spend time during their senior …

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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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