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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.

Tips for traveling with aging parents—carry a photo, plus other keys to good preparation

May 17, 2016

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Traveling with senior loved ones can be a great family bonding experience that creates lasting memories for everybody. The secret to having an enjoyable trip is to properly prepare, keeping …

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I want to find a retirement community near me—one that’s close, comfortable and caring

May 11, 2016

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Location, location, location … it’s one of the main considerations for people who are in the process of choosing a retirement community. Older retirees generally want to remain in close …

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Our nursing home in Bethlehem, PA, offers Lehigh Valley residents a skilled care alternative

April 29, 2016

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Country Meadows Retirement Communities is best known in the Lehigh Valley for its senior homes for independent living, personal care and memory support in Allentown and Bethlehem, PA. And our …

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My mother loves spring. What could she do outdoors at a retirement home?

April 25, 2016

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She certainly isn’t alone. As we mature, we seem more eager to welcome the return of chirping birds and colorful blooms following a long, cold winter. If she were to …

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Retirement communities for baby boomers? Already?

April 18, 2016

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Baby boomers—whether among the first, born in 1946, or the last, born in 1964—have either thought about or begun their retirement journey. And, what they and their boomer friends expect …

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Country Meadows will open new retirement community—Forks in Easton—in summer 2016

April 11, 2016

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Country Meadows Retirement Communities is eager to open the doors in June 2016 to its 11th senior living community and the third in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. Located less than five …

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51 Random Acts of Kindness Toward Seniors

April 1, 2016

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Think about the last time you experienced random acts of kindness. It probably put a smile on your face. While we may be busy in our day, there’s a very …

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When is it time for a senior to stop driving? How to have this difficult conversation

March 21, 2016

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Regardless of our age, driving a car conveys feelings of freedom and independence. So, it’s understandable that stopping driving, due to mental or physical impairment, can be a major disappointment …

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Moving to a senior living community: allow time to adjust—it’s normal

March 16, 2016

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As difficult as choosing a retirement community may be, making the move and adjusting to a new style of senior living can be equally challenging for some new residents. However, …

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Is a senior living community the right choice? How do we decide?

February 24, 2016

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For many seniors and their family members, choosing a retirement community lifestyle is an easy decision. They like the prospect of having less responsibility for home maintenance and feel a …

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Wintertime cabin fever? Not at retirement communities!

February 19, 2016

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Wintertime can be difficult—the cold, snow and ice may cause us to retreat indoors for several months, coming out just for necessary trips to the grocery store and doctor’s office. …

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Falls prevention programs make life better in senior communities

February 8, 2016

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Seniors living with changes in vision, strength and balance can develop a greater risk of falling. Falls also result from fainting, due to cardiac or blood pressure problems, or other …

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Restorative care—an option for our seniors recovering from illness or injury

January 27, 2016

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Older adults, whether residing in independent living or in an assisted living or personal care home, may face health care situations requiring a temporary change in their senior living status. …

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Senior living communities prioritize wintertime safety

January 20, 2016

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As we get older, most of us have a love-hate relationship with winter. Though we enjoy the quiet beauty of falling snow and pristine, white fields, we frown on heavy …

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Do a post-holidays assessment. How were Mom and Dad doing?

January 6, 2016

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The holidays, while offering families time to reunite and reminisce, also enable younger family members to see how their elders are faring. Holiday visits home can raise concerns among adult …

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Seniors keep in shape with fitness opportunities at Country Meadows

December 30, 2015

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Many studies show that exercise is the single best action we can take during senior living to reduce our odds of developing dementia, diabetes, heart disease and obesity and avoiding …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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  • Bethlehem: 610-865-5580
  • Forks of Easton: 484-544-3880
  • Frederick: 301-228-2249
  • Hershey: 717-533-1880
  • Mechanicsburg: 717-975-3434
  • Nursing & Rehab Center: 610-844-9003
  • South Hills of Pittsburgh: 412-257-4581
  • Wyomissing: 610-374-3122
  • York South: 717-741-5118
  • York West: 717-764-1190