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Country Meadows Retirement Communities shine with holiday cheer

December 21, 2015

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A classic Christmas song proclaims, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” and it certainly looks that way at all of the Country Meadows retirement communities in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Our halls have been decked and lights have been strung to celebrate the season of peace and goodwill. The Country Meadows staff takes great … Continue reading “Country Meadows Retirement Communities shine with holiday cheer”

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Country Meadows remains a “Best Place to Work in PA”

December 16, 2015

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Country Meadows Retirement Communities is honored to be selected as one of the “Best Places to Work in PA” for 2015. This occasion marks the 12th time that we have been awarded the designation. Country Meadows and its affiliate organization, Ecumenical Retirement Community, are the only Pennsylvania retirement communities in the commonwealth to receive the … Continue reading “Country Meadows remains a “Best Place to Work in PA””

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Family members with Alzheimer’s can enjoy the holidays too

November 30, 2015

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As we approach the holidays and begin planning festivities with family and friends, some of us must decide how best to include a family member receiving Alzheimer’s care. Holiday activities mean a departure from the daily routine and can be upsetting for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementia, who may feel confused, frustrated or fearful. … Continue reading “Family members with Alzheimer’s can enjoy the holidays too”

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Families play vital role in senior living communities

November 16, 2015

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The presence and participation of family can make a major difference in the lives of seniors residing in retirement communities. Though our residents enjoy and appreciate the fellowship of friends they make here, most also have strong family connections that they value and want to nurture during senior living at Country Meadows. Writer and historian … Continue reading “Families play vital role in senior living communities”

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Love to volunteer? Your retirement community can find a place for you

November 4, 2015

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People enjoy sharing their time and talent with organizations that provide services to benefit the community. We all like to make a difference. But while volunteers are giving, they’re receiving as well, and that’s evident in the large number of people who give of themselves at senior living communities. The health benefits of volunteering The … Continue reading “Love to volunteer? Your retirement community can find a place for you”

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National Family Caregivers Month: We have resources for you and your family

November 1, 2015

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One of every six American adults is a family caregiver1. More precisely, 43.5 million family members care for someone age 50 or over, and nearly 15 million provide Alzheimer’s or dementia care2. The personal cost of caregiving The impact on loved ones receiving care is positive and reassuring, but what does it mean for caregivers? … Continue reading “National Family Caregivers Month: We have resources for you and your family”

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Pursue your hobbies at your retirement community

October 20, 2015

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One key advantage to retirement and senior living is more time to devote to activities that you love or have wanted to try, if only you could fit them into your schedule. No more excuses. Now is the time. Whether you remain in your own private residence or have moved into a retirement home community, … Continue reading “Pursue your hobbies at your retirement community”

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Many senior living options offer exercise for brain and body

October 7, 2015

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As we get older, we can become more forgetful—usually with minor, everyday matters like remembering names of acquaintances and occasionally misplacing items. These are common occurrences, resulting from a decline in brain activity, and should not be alarming. Fortunately, we can laugh them off as “senior moments” that may begin to surface in our ‘50s … Continue reading “Many senior living options offer exercise for brain and body”

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Pets can thrive (and receive care) in retirement communities, too

September 25, 2015

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Caring for a beloved pet shouldn’t have to end with a move to a retirement home—and fortunately, it doesn’t have to at many retirement communities today. Country Meadows is among the senior living communities that welcome pets and encourage new residents to bring them along as part of their life in a senior living community. … Continue reading “Pets can thrive (and receive care) in retirement communities, too”

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Find retirement freedom in independent living communities

September 18, 2015

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Many people, as they get older, begin to yearn for more carefree, less stressful living. Consequently, they’re increasingly drawn to the idea of residing in a senior independent living community. For some, the attraction is leaving behind the hassles of home ownership and maintenance; for others, it’s the friendly camaraderie with peers to share similar … Continue reading “Find retirement freedom in independent living communities”

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Be open and honest when helping children understand dementia

September 4, 2015

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Dealing with a loved one’s dementia is difficult for everyone involved, including children. Adults may become so consumed with the emotional and physical challenges of dementia care that they may neglect to notice that children are upset, frightened or confused. In observance of Grandparents Day, we offer to you our tip sheet, “Talking to Your … Continue reading “Be open and honest when helping children understand dementia”

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Retirement communities in Pennsylvania offer four seasons of pleasure

August 31, 2015

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Those of us who relish the varied beauty and weather of the four seasons enjoy living in the temperate climate of the northeastern United States. Among those states, Pennsylvania distinguishes itself all year long in its popular appeal to vacationers and residents alike. For more than 50 years, Country Meadows has recognized the benefits of … Continue reading “Retirement communities in Pennsylvania offer four seasons of pleasure”

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Just forgetfulness or serious memory issues? How to know if memory support services could help

August 26, 2015

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As we grow older, we shouldn’t be surprised to experience some degree of memory loss. Normal age-related memory issues include occasionally forgetting where we put something, a name of an acquaintance, an appointment and/or what we’re preparing to say. Though these occurrences may be frustrating, they’re a relatively normal part of aging. With simple adaptability, … Continue reading “Just forgetfulness or serious memory issues? How to know if memory support services could help”

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Seven Keys to Happy Senior Living

August 18, 2015

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Everyone’s idea of happiness is different. Some of us are happier at the beach, while others prefer the mountains. Some enjoy having a large circle of friends, while others opt for a few close ones. When it comes to happy senior citizen living, however, a few factors seem to be important to everyone’s happiness. Based … Continue reading “Seven Keys to Happy Senior Living”

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Seniors are taking exercise to new levels

July 28, 2015

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We can’t all be Harriette Thompson, the three-time cancer survivor who, at age 92 in May 2015, became the oldest woman to complete a marathon. You might be thinking, “Wait—isn’t a marathon 26.2 miles?” That’s right, and she set a record by running the race more than two hours faster than the previous record-holder. While … Continue reading “Seniors are taking exercise to new levels”

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Pennsylvania welcomes you, and so do we

July 22, 2015

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Though Pennsylvania is called the Keystone State for its central location among the original 13 colonies, we at Country Meadows also think of it as the Senior State for its hospitality and friendliness to the nearly 2 million retirees who call it home. What draws seniors to Pennsylvania, and what keeps its native residents here? … Continue reading “Pennsylvania welcomes you, and so do we”

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Be prepared with advance directives

July 13, 2015

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As you grow older, you tend to pay more attention to health care issues, mainly out of necessity. One area of concern for seniors is how you would be cared for if you experienced a life-threatening or terminal medical condition. Seniors living in their own home, in assisted living, in a retirement home or in … Continue reading “Be prepared with advance directives”

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Dementia can cause financial confusion early on

June 28, 2015

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Recognizing when a senior loved one might be ready for dementia care can be difficult on many levels, but a recent article in the New York Times shows that, often, financial competency is the first thing to slip. You may still be a long way from looking into dementia care or Alzheimer’s facilities for your … Continue reading “Dementia can cause financial confusion early on”

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Senior living in the Pennsylvania summers

June 18, 2015

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Just as PA winters can be brutal, our summers can be hot, hot, hot. And, no matter how active seniors are, their bodies just can’t handle the heat as well as they used to. According to AgingCare.com, about 400 Americans die from heat waves each year, and many of them are elderly. But, don’t worry, … Continue reading “Senior living in the Pennsylvania summers”

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Considering retirement homes? When is the right time to move?

December 23, 2014

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We’ve talked before about the trend today for seniors to age in place. But sometimes needs change and the time comes to begin to look at retirement homes or assisted living or personal care facilities. A conversation with your loved one’s doctor may be the catalyst that brings about the decision to begin searching, but … Continue reading “Considering retirement homes? When is the right time to move?”

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