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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.

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 … Continue reading “How senior communities foster friendships and provide activities to keep seniors engaged”

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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 … Continue reading “How seniors in retirement communities can minimize stress during the holidays”

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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 … Continue reading “Talking to your parents about independent living communities”

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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 … Continue reading “What makes Country Meadows one of the best independent living communities in Pennsylvania and Maryland”

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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. … Continue reading “Older driver safety awareness: How independent living seniors can test if they’re still road-ready”

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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 … Continue reading “An Interview with retirement community executive Angus Patterson of Lifesong Hospice & Palliative Care”

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

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

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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 … Continue reading “How independent living communities can help seniors stay healthy as we move closer to the cold and flu season”

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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 … Continue reading “How a senior living community can be a safe living community”

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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 … Continue reading “The value of pet-friendly independent living communities”

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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 … Continue reading “The heroes behind senior living communities”

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How you can safely visit with your Grandparents in their senior living community

September 8, 2020

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Family being unable to visit with their loved ones has been a difficult aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic. And as national Grandparents Day, September 13th, 2020, quickly approaches, many families are anxious to reconnect with those currently living at Country Meadows retirement communities in Pennsylvania and Maryland. With direction from the Department of Health, we have … Continue reading “How you can safely visit with your Grandparents in their senior living community”

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In Honor of Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Thank a Caregiver

August 31, 2020

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The world may look a little different right now, but one thing hasn’t changed: our commitment to ending Alzheimer’s disease. Country Meadows and Ecumenical Retirement Community will be fundraising and holding a Walk to End Alzheimer’s on our campuses for our co-workers and residents. We are asking our family and friends to leave a comment … Continue reading “In Honor of Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Thank a Caregiver”

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Why the best independent living communities need a strong technology team working behind the scenes

August 24, 2020

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At Country Meadows, quality care and a family-like atmosphere are two attributes that will always remain constant. But as the world changes, some of our work behind the scenes has to evolve as well. One particular department that has had to stay on top of several aspects of this health crisis is our Information Technology … Continue reading “Why the best independent living communities need a strong technology team working behind the scenes”

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What’s the next step after choosing a senior living community?

August 18, 2020

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The period between finding the right senior living community and moving in can be an emotional one. It’s a transformational time for any individual or couple as the next stage of life begins and a new lifestyle awaits. For many seniors, choosing a senior living community means making arrangements to sell a home – one … Continue reading “What’s the next step after choosing a senior living community?”

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Online and social media tips for senior independent living community residents

August 7, 2020

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Older generations can benefit greatly from being online and utilizing social media platforms. But because of its fast nature – between how quickly it keeps evolving and how savvy one needs to be to keep up with those changes – technology can seem incredibly overwhelming. Often times, it can leave new users frustrated or feeling … Continue reading “Online and social media tips for senior independent living community residents”

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What is assisted living like within Country Meadows?

August 3, 2020

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Making the decision to enter a retirement community can be daunting. Between assisted living communities, memory support neighborhoods, active senior living communities and senior independent living, there are many different types of senior living to consider. And even when the right community is found, it can be difficult to understand what care options will be … Continue reading “What is assisted living like within Country Meadows?”

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Independent living versus assisted living and personal care

July 14, 2020

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At every Country Meadows campus across Pennsylvania and in Maryland, there is one common goal: to give residents the best senior living experience possible. That experience can look and feel different to many residents, however, which is why Country Meadows offers several different types of senior living arrangements, a variety of care options, and amenities … Continue reading “Independent living versus assisted living and personal care”

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Slowly and safely reopening our Maryland and Pennsylvania retirement living communities

June 26, 2020

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Maryland and Pennsylvania retirement living communities, including Country Meadows, have been tirelessly working on how to give the best and most reliable care to residents during this fragile time. Thanks to our compassionate co-workers and our executive team members’ dedication, several of our campuses are ready to bring some normalcy back to our senior independent … Continue reading “Slowly and safely reopening our Maryland and Pennsylvania retirement living communities”

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