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Welcome to our blog.

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.

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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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