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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.

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Be smart when preparing to lose weight in your senior living years

January 11, 2017

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After overloading on too many holiday goodies, many of us see losing a few pounds as our number one New Year’s resolution. If this sounds like you, take some comfort …

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Better nutrition for better health—a key benefit to seniors at retirement communities

December 28, 2016

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Most of us need fewer calories to sustain us through the day as we get older, but the content of those calories is important. If we hope to remain active …

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Take sleep problems during senior living seriously

December 21, 2016

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While sleep problems may increase with age, they shouldn’t be simply accepted as an unpleasant aspect of aging. Sleep issues can have serious consequences including depression, lack of attention, memory …

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