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This is a destination to learn more about life at Country Meadows, tips and advice for seniors and their families, caregiving support and ideas to keep senior minds and bodies active. Our new category “Through My Own Lens,” is written by a Country Meadows resident and provides a first-hand look into what it is like to live at one of our retirement communities.

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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Yoga for seniors: Discovering the physical, mental and emotional benefits

January 19, 2018

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More and more seniors are practicing yoga for its low-impact movements, which help improve their flexibility, mobility, strength and balance, as well as their mental and emotional health. Those benefits …

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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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10 resolutions to improve senior living in 2018

December 31, 2017

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As we anticipate a new year, some of us consider meaningful ways to improve our lives—physically, mentally, spiritually or socially. But the tradition of setting New Year’s resolutions predates modern …

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Vision-impaired seniors can gain brighter outlooks at senior living communities

December 20, 2017

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We begin to notice changes in our vision as we get older, generally beginning in our 40s. That’s normal, and most of us can enjoy our senior years without experiencing …

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Active senior living communities buzz with holiday excitement and anticipation

December 11, 2017

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Whether we’re normally a pollyanna or a scrooge, and regardless of our age, the holidays really can bring out the child in all of us. Beginning around Thanksgiving, we see …

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November is Family Caregivers Month—our new guide helps caregivers with care for themselves too

November 30, 2017

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More than 40 million Americans provide unpaid care for family members or friends age 65 and over. This can be difficult for anyone, but especially so for those who also …

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Encourage multigenerational interaction at your family Thanksgiving gathering

November 22, 2017

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Thanksgiving is Americans’ second-favorite holiday, following Christmas, according to a national Harris Poll of a cross section of adults in 2015. Travel statistics back that up, with Thanksgiving also coming …

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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 …

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Dental care is a vital part of assisted living and personal care services

November 1, 2017

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With Halloween just behind us and all the holiday sweets just ahead of us, now is the perfect time to discuss oral health in seniors. Oral health can change during …

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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 …

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Seniors can breathe easier with supportive, trained staff at senior communities

October 10, 2017

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About one in seven older U.S. Americans has a lung disorder such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Breathing difficulties can make everyday …

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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 …

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10 tasty snacks to promote health and improve senior living

September 19, 2017

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Many seniors, particularly those who live alone, don’t eat enough or as healthily as they once did for a number of reasons. Medications could affect their appetite. Their teeth might …

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Create a memorable Grandparents Day—How to interview grandparents about their lives

September 8, 2017

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Grandparents Day was declared a national celebration in 1978 by then President Jimmy Carter with the intent to “…to honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for …

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Assisted living or personal care? What’s the difference in Pennsylvania?

August 24, 2017

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Assisted living residences and personal care homes offer seniors many of the same services as independent living communities, but with the addition of assistance with daily needs. These long-term care …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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