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Seniors can breathe easier with supportive, trained staff at senior communities

October 10, 2017

About one in seven older U.S. Americans has a lung disorder such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Breathing difficulties can make everyday physical activities, such as walking up a flight of stairs, difficult for some seniors. Pulmonary challenges can arise from changes in lung tissue, the nervous […]

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Senior living communities help manage fatigue and improve quality of life

September 28, 2017

Though we may tire more easily as we get older, chronic fatigue in older persons shouldn’t be accepted as a normal part of aging. Most people over 65—many of them in their 80s or even 90s—are living active, fulfilling lives in retirement. A Columbia University study of fatigue in seniors, average age 74, showed: Fatigue […]

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10 tasty snacks to promote health and improve senior living

September 19, 2017

Many seniors, particularly those who live alone, don’t eat enough or as healthily as they once did for a number of reasons. Medications could affect their appetite. Their teeth might have difficulty chewing some foods. A chronic medical condition could limit their diet. While changes in our eating habits and appetite are to be expected […]

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Create a memorable Grandparents Day—How to interview grandparents about their lives

September 8, 2017

Grandparents Day was declared a national celebration in 1978 by then President Jimmy Carter with the intent to “…to honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children’s children, and to help children become aware of strength, information, and guidance older people can offer.” What a better way to honor them […]

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Assisted living or personal care? What’s the difference in Pennsylvania?

August 24, 2017

Assisted living residences and personal care homes offer seniors many of the same services as independent living communities, but with the addition of assistance with daily needs. These long-term care options provide senior community residents with personalized support for daily activities such as dressing; bathing; dental, skin and nail care; shaving; laundry; housekeeping and medication […]

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Simplify during senior living: downsize, organize, personalize and enjoy

August 18, 2017

Just as college freshmen pack for their new adventure, deciding what to take and how to personalize their new living space, many retirees are doing the same. And like those students, older adults moving to a retirement community may feel a similar mix of excitement and uncertainty. Downsizing and relocating can cause anxiety for even […]

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Sharing our senior living recipe for enjoyable dining

July 26, 2017

Even though seniors’ nutritional needs and appetites may change as they get older, what doesn’t change is their desire for great-tasting food. Recognizing this, the best retirement communities prepare and serve meals that surpass expectations of taste, while prioritizing residents’ dietary needs as well. In the culinary spirit, then, here is the perfect recipe for […]

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Five ways to prevent loneliness in loved ones during senior living years

July 18, 2017

Many American retirees today lead busy, socially active lives, more so than those of any previous generation. But that’s not the case for millions of American seniors. The Pew Research Center has reported that one in six Americans over 65 described their lives as lonely. Though both men and women are affected by loneliness, statistics […]

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Summer day trips are close to home for residents of Country Meadows Retirement Communities

July 6, 2017

From Pittsburgh, PA to Frederick, MD to Easton, PA, our Pennsylvania and Maryland retirement homes are located within an easy drive of historical, cultural and entertainment destinations. The close proximity of these sights is a bonus for residents of our senior communities and their out-of-town families and friends who are visiting them at Country Meadows. […]

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Reading with kids can help them understand grandparents receiving dementia care

June 28, 2017

With summer vacation season in full swing, many families will include trips to visit grandparents in their vacation plans. Whether grandparents live in their own home or at a senior living community, it’s an opportunity to spend family time with grandchildren from out of town. Sometimes, children who see grandparents infrequently observe changes that are […]

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Healthy seniors can enjoy traveling if they follow safety guidelines

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!)

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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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