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Planning For Retirement

The Best Time to Move into Retirement Housing

August 15, 2022

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Moving into retirement housing is a big decision. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 70 percent of seniors over the age of 65 will need long term care services as they age. So, when is the best time to move to a retirement community?

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What are Advance Directives and Health Care POAs?

March 2, 2020

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Medical emergencies can happen to anyone. From paying unexpected costs to making quick decisions, they can also bring a mountain of stress. For seniors and their loved ones, life-threatening emergencies …

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Fulfilling Country Meadows’ promise of Home Sweet Home

February 28, 2020

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Our promise of Home Sweet Home begins long before a resident moves to Country Meadows. In a blog earlier this month we spoke about how important it is, not only to …

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To move or not to move? The cost of senior living communities

February 21, 2020

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In a recent blog post, we looked at factors involved in deciding to move to a senior living community, namely health, home maintenance, transportation, meals and social life. Now, we’ll …

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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, …

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What motivates seniors to begin choosing a retirement community?

September 5, 2018

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Personal decisions such as moving to a retirement community depend on many factors, varying from person to person and family to family. Still, we see several common situations that spark …

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What to expect when you move to a retirement community

July 24, 2018

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After seniors, along with their families, have completed the process of choosing a retirement community, they will need support to make the transition as smooth and stress-free as possible. For …

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A relaxing retirement requires lifestyle planning, decision-making

June 1, 2018

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What could be easier than retirement? You stop working and wake up every day free to do what you want, when you want and with whomever you choose. It sounds …

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Choosing a retirement community? If so, ask the right questions

February 23, 2018

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Moving to a retirement community is a major life decision, with many lifestyle and financial implications. So, prospective residents should ask communities a lot of questions before deciding on the …

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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 …

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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 …

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

August 18, 2017

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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 …

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There are more retirement homes in Lancaster, PA than ever. But finding affordable senior housing can be a challenge.

June 8, 2015

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The population in Lancaster, PA, has been growing steadily for years. It’s also no surprise that the Central PA community is one of the most popular places to retire in …

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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. …

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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 …

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Retirement in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton: PA towns gaining in popularity among seniors.

March 11, 2015

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Retirement in Allentown, along with Bethlehem and Easton, which make up the region known as the Lehigh Valley, is gaining in popularity among seniors in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The …

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Medicare Tips for Seniors: Where to Start.

February 25, 2015

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably about to become eligible for Medicare. Congratulations! You may have heard stories about how challenging it can be to enroll, how complicated the system …

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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 …

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Mom and Dad are considering a retirement village. What should they look for?

December 15, 2014

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Your parents just told you that they’re considering moving to a retirement village. What does this mean? The truth is, it can mean a lot of different things, depending on …

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Why should you plan ahead for a retirement home?

December 1, 2014

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These days, it seems like everyone is talking about the concept of “aging in place.” The baby boom generation is approaching the age at which they will likely require retirement …

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