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Sharing our senior living recipe for enjoyable dining

July 26, 2017

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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 … Continue reading “Sharing our senior living recipe for enjoyable dining”

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

July 18, 2017

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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 … Continue reading “Five ways to prevent loneliness in loved ones during senior living years”

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

July 6, 2017

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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. … Continue reading “Summer day trips are close to home for residents of Country Meadows Retirement Communities”

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Reading with kids can help them understand grandparents receiving dementia care

June 28, 2017

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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 … Continue reading “Reading with kids can help them understand grandparents receiving dementia care”

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Healthy seniors can enjoy traveling if they follow safety guidelines

June 21, 2017

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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, … Continue reading “Healthy seniors can enjoy traveling if they follow safety guidelines”

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Give your senior dad the best Father’s Day gift ever. (It’s what he really wants!)

June 13, 2017

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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 … Continue reading “Give your senior dad the best Father’s Day gift ever. (It’s what he really wants!)”

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Get our new guide to navigate the maze of senior living options

May 31, 2017

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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 … Continue reading “Get our new guide to navigate the maze of senior living options”

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Container gardening during senior living helps people grow

May 17, 2017

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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 … Continue reading “Container gardening during senior living helps people grow”

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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

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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 … Continue reading “Mom doesn’t know it’s Mother’s Day or who I am. Should I still get her a card or gift?”

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Seniors and future seniors can boost memory and curtail memory loss

April 19, 2017

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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 … Continue reading “Seniors and future seniors can boost memory and curtail memory loss”

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“Practice random acts of kindness” in April and all year long

April 10, 2017

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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 … Continue reading ““Practice random acts of kindness” in April and all year long”

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Senior living communities encourage retirees to walk for better health

March 29, 2017

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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 … Continue reading “Senior living communities encourage retirees to walk for better health”

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Validation therapy: a compassionate approach to memory support

March 22, 2017

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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 … Continue reading “Validation therapy: a compassionate approach to memory support”

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Seven ways for seniors to protect themselves from being scammed

March 15, 2017

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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 … Continue reading “Seven ways for seniors to protect themselves from being scammed”

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Country Meadows ready for major snow storm

March 13, 2017

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When a major weather event such as the potentially heavy snowstorm forecast to hit the Northeast, Country Meadows is prepared. Every campus has back-up generators on-site to maintain core systems such as heat, cooking, refrigeration and care equipment. Our retirement communities in PA and MD have campus teams who create and maintain emergency procedures and … Continue reading “Country Meadows ready for major snow storm”

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Sensory stimulation benefits seniors in need of memory support

February 28, 2017

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Many older persons with advanced dementia can improve their communications and connections with those around them by using a therapeutic technique known as multi-sensory stimulation. Therapists use everyday items that these seniors can see, smell, hear, taste and touch to create more positive feelings and express themselves, either verbally or non-verbally. By drawing attention to … Continue reading “Sensory stimulation benefits seniors in need of memory support”

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Link to dementia is another reason to manage blood pressure during senior living

February 22, 2017

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New evidence links high blood pressure to a greater risk of dementia, so knowing all there is about both conditions is especially important for older adults. High blood pressure, or hypertension, results when the blood’s force against artery walls remains high over time. This makes the heart work harder, and the extra force can damage the arteries. … Continue reading “Link to dementia is another reason to manage blood pressure during senior living”

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Retirement communities can help seniors protect heart health

February 14, 2017

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With matters of the heart being top of mind in February, it’s only fitting that we observe National Heart Month with a few words about cardiovascular health during the senior living years. Let’s start with the good news: you can reduce the risk of heart attacks substantially with lifestyle changes and medication. Now, the bad … Continue reading “Retirement communities can help seniors protect heart health”

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Hearing-impaired seniors reconnect at senior living communities

January 31, 2017

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About one in three people ages 65 to 74 and nearly half of those 75 or older have difficulty hearing, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Men tend to have greater and earlier hearing loss than women. Hearing loss can be part of the natural aging process or due … Continue reading “Hearing-impaired seniors reconnect at senior living communities”

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Winter weather safety tips for active senior living

January 18, 2017

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When “the weather outside is frightful” during wintertime, all of us, but particularly seniors, need to exercise caution. Despite the silent beauty of falling snow, we sometimes underestimate its capacity to do us harm, particularly when accompanied by low temperatures and ice. The key is to be prepared and cautious when facing risky weather-related conditions. … Continue reading “Winter weather safety tips for active senior living”

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