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Home-related chores seniors don’t have to worry about in independent living communities

October 8, 2021

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Several residents at our independent living communities say they feel like they’ve hit the lottery. Not literally, but the freedom from household chores is almost as sweet. Enjoying true maintenance-free living in independent living communities As the weather turns colder, private homeowners are busy undertaking fall landscaping tasks, making outdoor home repairs and winterizing their properties in …

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Celebrating the co-workers that work with our assisted living residents

September 18, 2021

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Country Meadows is blessed to have the best co-workers in the field of assisted living. Yes, we know we are biased. While we celebrate our co-workers year round, September is our chosen time to host events to honor and recognize long-term co-workers celebrating milestone service anniversaries in assisted living. Our senior communities have many success …

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Enjoy the summer sun by choosing a retirement community with gardening and more outdoor activities

August 5, 2021

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Getting outside during the warm summer months is cathartic. And nice weather provides many opportunities for older adults to enjoy many retirement community activities. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that more and more seniors are looking for a retirement community with gardening and other outdoor activities to bring even more joy and relaxation …

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Free retirement community referral sources may come at an unexpected high cost

June 29, 2021

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You’ve probably seen advertisements for senior care referral services promising to find the best retirement community care for you or a loved one at “no cost to you.” Some of these services even utilize paid celebrity spokespersons to pitch their senior living placement services. However, these services do have a high cost in the form …

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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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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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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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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 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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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