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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.

How you can safely visit with your Grandparents in their senior living community

September 8, 2020

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Family being unable to visit with their loved ones has been a difficult aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic. And as national Grandparents Day, September 13th, 2020, quickly approaches, many families are anxious to reconnect with those currently living at Country Meadows retirement communities in Pennsylvania and Maryland. With direction from the Department of Health, we have …

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In Honor of Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Thank a Caregiver

August 31, 2020

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The world may look a little different right now, but one thing hasn’t changed: our commitment to ending Alzheimer’s disease. Country Meadows and Ecumenical Retirement Community will be fundraising and holding a Walk to End Alzheimer’s on our campuses for our co-workers and residents. We are asking our family and friends to leave a comment …

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Why the best independent living communities need a strong technology team working behind the scenes

August 24, 2020

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At Country Meadows, quality care and a family-like atmosphere are two attributes that will always remain constant. But as the world changes, some of our work behind the scenes has to evolve as well. One particular department that has had to stay on top of several aspects of this health crisis is our Information Technology …

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What’s the next step after choosing a senior living community?

August 18, 2020

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The period between finding the right senior living community and moving in can be an emotional one. It’s a transformational time for any individual or couple as the next stage of life begins and a new lifestyle awaits. For many seniors, choosing a senior living community means making arrangements to sell a home – one …

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Online and social media tips for senior independent living community residents

August 7, 2020

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Older generations can benefit greatly from being online and utilizing social media platforms. But because of its fast nature – between how quickly it keeps evolving and how savvy one needs to be to keep up with those changes – technology can seem incredibly overwhelming. Often times, it can leave new users frustrated or feeling …

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What is assisted living like within Country Meadows?

August 3, 2020

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Making the decision to enter a retirement community can be daunting. Between assisted living communities, memory support neighborhoods, active senior living communities and senior independent living, there are many different types of senior living to consider. And even when the right community is found, it can be difficult to understand what care options will be …

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Independent living versus assisted living and personal care

July 14, 2020

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At every Country Meadows campus across Pennsylvania and in Maryland, there is one common goal: to give residents the best senior living experience possible. That experience can look and feel different to many residents, however, which is why Country Meadows offers several different types of senior living arrangements, a variety of care options, and amenities …

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Slowly and safely reopening our Maryland and Pennsylvania retirement living communities

June 26, 2020

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Maryland and Pennsylvania retirement living communities, including Country Meadows, have been tirelessly working on how to give the best and most reliable care to residents during this fragile time. Thanks to our compassionate co-workers and our executive team members’ dedication, several of our campuses are ready to bring some normalcy back to our senior independent …

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More than training: How Country Meadows supports co-workers within their senior independent living community

June 17, 2020

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Now under the third generation of family ownership and management, Country Meadows has consistently strived for one goal: caring for others. At each senior independent living community we own, fostering the well-being of residents is carried out on a daily basis, but behind-the-scenes, Country Meadows has worked hard to make all our co-workers feel supported …

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How to ensure our senior independent living residents are getting proper nutrition in this current health climate

June 3, 2020

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Country Meadows is home for hundreds of seniors across eleven senior living communities in Pennsylvania, plus one in Frederick, Maryland. And during this time where home means something more, the teams at Country Meadows have been working hard putting new measures in place so residents don’t have to leave their independent living apartments for anything …

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How seniors can maintain a peaceful environment to combat COVID-19 related stress

June 2, 2020

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There are many ways that seniors can protect themselves against the coronavirus, and in doing so, they can be at peace knowing they’re lowering their risk of getting the virus. One unintended symptom of avoiding COVID-19 that seniors are not so easily protected against is the stress surrounding the illness. Self-isolating and social distancing to …

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How Country Meadows blends thoughtful dining in an active and social lifestyle retirement community

May 21, 2020

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When Katherine Thomas began her role as Vice President of Dining and Culinary Services at Country Meadows, she had a big task on her hands. The senior independent living community had decided to move all dining services in-house, parting ways with their outsourced dining contractor. Of course, creating a nutritious, well-balanced menu that worked for …

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How seniors can stay socially connected during COVID-19 precautions

May 5, 2020

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced stay-at-home mandates across the state, it is a challenge to stay connected to family and friends as we remain separated. For seniors, especially those in active senior living communities with visitor restrictions like Country Meadows, finding ways to connect with others can be particularly difficult. With the help of …

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How Country Meadows remains a community in times of crisis

April 24, 2020

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As a family-owned senior independent living community, Country Meadows thrives on the core values instilled by generations of leadership that came before us. We treat our residents and our co-workers as family. We also believe that the variety of senior living options we offer is part of what makes our residents feel more at home …

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Director of Career Outreach discusses the family atmosphere at Country Meadows before, during, and after COVID-19

April 22, 2020

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We recently had the opportunity to speak with Grace Vazquez, the Director of Career Outreach at Country Meadows, about how her role contributes to the Country Meadows experience. Grace is an employee that truly embodies the spirit of our Home Sweet Home Promise. Her passion for the community, residents, and career opportunities makes her unique …

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Random Acts of Kindness for seniors in independent living communities

April 14, 2020

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April has always been a special month for Country Meadows. Each year, we observe Practice Random Acts of Kindness Month throughout April to honor Mary Jane Leader, one of the retirement community’s co-founders. In the wake of COVID-19, Mary Jane’s message of being kind to others rings truer than ever. It’s always encouraging to have …

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How Design Group manager Sue Seiple turns house to home and campus to community at Country Meadows

March 31, 2020

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There are a range of details that come to mind when you think of home: favorite furniture, picture frames, flowers from a loved one in a vase on the table, trinkets and personal items arranged to be perfectly in place. But what are the feelings that accompany the thought of home? For many of us, …

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How to talk to children about the Coronavirus pandemic: A guest blog by Executive Director of Spiritual Life at Country Meadows, Rev. Howard West

March 25, 2020

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America is in the midst of a pervasive disruption of life as the country battles an unprecedented health crisis, the likes of which few of us have ever seen before. COVID-19, or coronavirus as it’s commonly called, has become a global pandemic and Americans are bracing for the trauma a health crisis of this scale …

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A Flavor of Home

March 12, 2020

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People use many words when describing what makes a place feel like “home.” Many cite home-cooked meals and delicious desserts as a big reason! Mealtime is at the heart of good company, good conversation and good food. At Country Meadows, we couldn’t agree more! We include resident input and regional favorites in our dining program. …

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What are Advance Directives and Health Care POAs?

March 2, 2020

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Medical emergencies can happen to anyone. From paying unexpected costs to making quick decisions, they can also bring a mountain of stress. For seniors and their loved ones, life-threatening emergencies can bring challenges that go beyond medical bills. To bring peace of mind to you and your family, you want to be sure you know …

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