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10 relaxation techniques for more stress-free independent living

August 30, 2019

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We all can take steps to reduce stress in our lives, but doing so takes time and effort. At any age, and no matter how busy our schedule, we can assume some control over our stress levels by learning ways to relax. Doing so in retirement allows us to better enjoy our independent living lifestyle. … Continue reading “10 relaxation techniques for more stress-free independent living”

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Four-legged friends offer companionship to senior independent living residents

July 18, 2019

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Retirement communities in Pennsylvania vary in their policies regarding pets, but here at Country Meadows we believe that animals provide a significant contribution to emotional therapy and welcome them. We feel that the benefits of keeping animals as companions on our senior independent living campuses in all levels of care are worth the extra costs. … Continue reading “Four-legged friends offer companionship to senior independent living residents”

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Safety on the road makes for healthier, happier senior independent living

July 12, 2019

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People who retain their vision, hearing and physical reflexes are driving today at ages beyond those of previous generations. But no matter how long you have been driving, you’re never too old to heed advice for safe driving. Follow these tips for safe driving (with input from the Mayo Clinic and HelpGuide.org): Stay physically active … Continue reading “Safety on the road makes for healthier, happier senior independent living”

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Financial recordkeeping (done right) can simplify senior living

April 10, 2019

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Ben Franklin knew a bit about organization and time management—at least, his words suggest as much. He said, “a place for everything and everything in its place.” He also said, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” We think both are good advice. Many seniors could benefit from heeding these wise words … Continue reading “Financial recordkeeping (done right) can simplify senior living”

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Focusing on sense of sight opened my eyes to my campus…places and people

February 25, 2019

Judy Wolfman / Resident Author

I don’t recall exactly when I learned about the five senses – sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch, but I often refer to them as I go through the day. Recently I became aware of the many beautiful sights connected to Country Meadows. As I approached the main building at the York South campus, I … Continue reading “Focusing on sense of sight opened my eyes to my campus…places and people”

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Active senior living helps maintain heart health and prevent disability

February 11, 2019

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This message may not be adorned with lace or ribbons, nor set within a big, red heart, but it is sent with love from us to you and all seniors—consider it our valentine to you! Here at Country Meadows Retirement Communities, Valentine’s Day prompts thoughts of healthy hearts during National Heart Month. We want our … Continue reading “Active senior living helps maintain heart health and prevent disability”

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Pursuit of lifelong learning is an asset to active senior living

August 24, 2018

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Though your formal education might have culminated with high school, college or graduate school, none of those marked the end of your learning. As you progressed through young adulthood and middle age, you continued to learn about people, places, current events and so much more. In your senior years, ongoing learning remains as important as … Continue reading “Pursuit of lifelong learning is an asset to active senior living”

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Finding my way around my new digs, and a new lifestyle

August 9, 2018

Judy Wolfman / Resident Author

Resident shares her experience as a new resident, learns how to make new friends Once I was all moved in and could breathe again, I toured Country Meadows so I’d know where things were and how I could get from one place to another without getting lost. I tried in vain to figure out why … Continue reading “Finding my way around my new digs, and a new lifestyle”

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Bocce promotes active senior living at Country Meadows Retirement Communities

July 27, 2018

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Bocce, in one form or another, has been played as far back as the Roman Empire, and possibly earlier. Two millennia later, it is still tremendously popular with some residents at the Lehigh Valley campuses of Country Meadows Retirement Communities. And yes, it really can get intense at times. Brenda Kennedy, community life and fitness … Continue reading “Bocce promotes active senior living at Country Meadows Retirement Communities”

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The night the movers left me at Country Meadows I discovered good food, nice neighbors and tons of amenities

July 25, 2018

Judy Wolfman / Resident Author

The day I had long waited for finally arrived. It was a hot August day, and the movers arrived early in the morning before the real heat of the day came. I was amazed at how efficient the four men were as they traveled from room to room, carrying the furniture from the house. Not … Continue reading “The night the movers left me at Country Meadows I discovered good food, nice neighbors and tons of amenities”

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Social activities at top retirement communities offer friendly competition and fun

April 24, 2018

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 From the time we’re children, most of us enjoy competing with others in games, contests and sporting events. We may gravitate away from competition as we get older, but many seniors continue to enjoy golf outings or card games with friends. Most competition is physically and psychologically healthy because it motivates us to perform at … Continue reading “Social activities at top retirement communities offer friendly competition and fun”

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Seven myths about modern retirees and the senior living experience

February 2, 2018

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Many Americans don’t have an accurate image of older adults or the experience of senior living. They may readily accept fictional portrayals of seniors on TV or in movies as fact. Or, maybe they have known just a few older persons and base their perceptions on those alone. In reality, retirees today are defying stereotypes … Continue reading “Seven myths about modern retirees and the senior living experience”

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What should you look for in a retirement community?

January 30, 2018

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If you have decided that retirement community living could meet your needs or those of a loved one, you have several options to consider. You may even feel a bit overwhelmed by your choices and concerned about making the right one. Seeking recommendations from friends or relatives is fine, but your priorities may be different … Continue reading “What should you look for in a retirement community?”

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Seniors downsize and wonder, “What do we do with all this stuff?”

January 4, 2018

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The headline of a New York Times article in August 2017 summarized the dilemma perfectly: “Aging parents with lots of stuff, and children who don’t want it.” As older parents retire and choose to downsize by moving into a smaller home, a senior apartment or a retirement community, they may discover that they and younger … Continue reading “Seniors downsize and wonder, “What do we do with all this stuff?””

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Veterans Day: Honoring seniors living in Pennsylvania and Maryland who served our country

November 7, 2017

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More than 800,000 Pennsylvanians and 400,000 Marylanders are military veterans, and over half are age 65 and older. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs lists many of them as serving in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War or the Persian Gulf War. With countless senior veterans now living in retirement homes, it’s … Continue reading “Veterans Day: Honoring seniors living in Pennsylvania and Maryland who served our country”

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Maintain a sense of balance, whether at home or at a retirement community

October 26, 2017

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One in seven adults regularly experiences imbalance or dizziness, which becomes more common with increased age. Good balance is necessary for good health, because it prevents us from injuries we could suffer if we fall. Following prevention strategies and seeking medical help when needed can help balance-challenged seniors stay safe, walk on their own and … Continue reading “Maintain a sense of balance, whether at home or at a retirement community”

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Senior living communities help manage fatigue and improve quality of life

September 28, 2017

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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 … Continue reading “Senior living communities help manage fatigue and improve quality of life”

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Boomers: today’s senior communities want you and they’re changing to fit your needs.

May 25, 2015

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If you’re a member of the Baby Boom generation, it probably won’t surprise you to know that the senior communities are readying themselves for you at a near frenetic pace. Just as boomers played a critical role in the counterculture, civil rights movement and feminism…they are having a drastic effect on the future of retirement … Continue reading “Boomers: today’s senior communities want you and they’re changing to fit your needs.”

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What are the top cities for senior living in PA?

April 15, 2015

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According to the U.S. Census, Pennsylvania has one of the highest concentrations of seniors in the country, with just over 16 percent of its population over 65 and a median age of 40.4. With so many reasons to retire here, it’s no wonder that Pennsylvania is a favorite for senior living. Pennsylvania’s tax structure is … Continue reading “What are the top cities for senior living in PA?”

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Moving to a Retirement Home: A Checklist for a Successful Transition

January 21, 2015

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Moving from a lifelong home to a retirement home is a significant change. For example, our experienced team at Country Meadows of Allentown has helped many families over the years make successful transitions to their new homes. To assist your family, they’ve shared these helpful tips to make moving to a retirement home a positive … Continue reading “Moving to a Retirement Home: A Checklist for a Successful Transition”

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