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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 to Look for in a Personal Care Home

April 26, 2022

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Are you noticing signs that your older loved one may need a personal care home?  Maybe you are living alone and realize you need some help with everyday activities. It …

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Right Memory Care Services Can Reduce Stress in Seniors

April 14, 2022

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Caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia can be frustrating. At times caregivers may be challenged to stay calm when coping with difficult behaviors while …

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What is occupational therapy and when is it necessary?

April 5, 2022

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One of the most difficult aspects of aging is losing the ability to complete everyday tasks we never had trouble performing. This can cause people in retirement communities to feel …

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What seniors in independent living communities should know about diabetes

March 25, 2022

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Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions affecting older adults. According to the CDC, 33% of adults over 65 have diabetes. Independent living communities offer numerous opportunities to …

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How independent living seniors can have a better relationship with their doctor

March 15, 2022

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Maintaining good relationships with family and friends is critical to our happiness at every age, especially when living at independent living communities. But did you know your personal care doctor …

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ADLs and IADLs: essential senior communities guide

March 3, 2022

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We all get older. While we may feel like we are still youngsters in our minds, our bodies remind us that we are aging. Aging comes with challenges. It may …

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Heart healthy routines for seniors in retirement communities

February 24, 2022

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Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined. High blood pressure, high cholesterol and coronary heart disease are among the …

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Living a happy life in independent senior living residences

February 15, 2022

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There’s no place like home. This popular saying is rooted in the truth that people are most comfortable in the place they call home. Home is where many people raise …

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How to prevent falls in your retirement living apartment

February 3, 2022

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As we age, taking a tumble carries with it many more risks than embarrassment. Every year millions of people over the age of 65 experience a fall whether residing in …

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Understanding the difference between continuing care retirement communities and other senior living options

January 27, 2022

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There are many choices in senior living. Some older adults choose to live in continuing care retirement communities, also known as CCRCs, to lead an all-inclusive lifestyle. CCRCs provide many …

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There is a good “Vibe” happening at Country Meadows

January 18, 2022

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To help residents better understand the full array of social events, fitness opportunities, spiritual enrichment programs, lifelong learning courses and entertainment events scheduled at every campus, Country Meadows is introducing …

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Understanding all costs associated with services within a personal care home

January 11, 2022

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The world’s population is aging at a faster rate than ever before and people are living longer. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, seven out of …

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Five questions about senior citizen housing to consider before you decide to age in place

January 4, 2022

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Home is where the heart is. True, but as we get older and children go their separate ways, home can become a lonely place chock full of chores, upkeep costs …

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Moving parents to a retirement community without feeling guilty

December 15, 2021

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Encouraging a parent to move to a retirement community can be a difficult decision riddled with feelings of guilt, anxiety and grief. At the same time, many caregivers report feeling …

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Holiday happiness for residents in independent living communities

December 8, 2021

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The holidays are a joyful time of year at the best retirement communities. But for some older adults, the winter holidays may not be the most wonderful time of the …

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Creating art can improve memory and benefit those in senior communities

November 11, 2021

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For hundreds of years, people have found ways to express themselves through art. Today research is demonstrating that creating art has benefits for residents in senior communities living with Alzheimer’s …

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What senior independent living women over the age of 65 need to know about breast cancer

October 10, 2021

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Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in older women. According to the National Cancer Institute, a woman’s risk of breast cancer increases with age.  Residents in …

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Home-related chores seniors don’t have to worry about in independent living communities

September 29, 2021

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Several residents at our independent living communities say they feel like they’ve hit the lottery. Not literally, but the freedom from household chores is almost as sweet. Enjoying true maintenance-free living in …

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Celebrating the co-workers that work with our assisted living residents

September 18, 2021

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Country Meadows is blessed to have the best co-workers in the field of assisted living. Yes, we know we are biased. While we celebrate our co-workers year round, September is …

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How an active and social lifestyle retirement community can help seniors regain their strength and maintain health through activities and physical therapy

September 8, 2021

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“If you don’t use it, you will lose it.” Co-workers at Country Meadows often hear that piece of advice from residents when asked to share the secrets to longevity. An …

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