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July 22, 2015

Pennsylvania welcomes you, and so do we

By: Country Meadows | Uncategorized

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 hospitality and friendliness to the nearly 2 million retirees who call it home.

What draws seniors to Pennsylvania, and what keeps its native residents here? Among its attributes are the beautiful, rolling hills and valleys, the arts and cultural offerings of its cities, its many professional and semi-pro sports teams and 150 campuses of higher learning.

Pennsylvania’s hospitality to seniors
For seniors, the most important distinction for Pennsylvania may be the state’s financial hospitality toward retirees. According to the 2010 U.S. census, Pennsylvania has the fourth-largest percentage of people 65 and older. Those Pennsylvania seniors have the good fortune to live in one of the most tax-friendly states for retirees, says Kiplinger, the publisher of business forecasts and personal finance.

Pennsylvania is one of a few states that offer retirees generous exclusions from state income tax on many sources of retirement income, including Social Security, public and private pensions, 401(k)s and IRAs. In addition, the state also has one of the lowest income tax rates at a flat 3.07 percent.

Our retirement communities
More than 50 years ago, Country Meadows’ founders recognized the large population of seniors living in Pennsylvania and their need for caring, comfortable senior living communities. That’s why eight Pennsylvania cities are now home to Country Meadows retirement home communities—Allentown, Bethlehem, Hershey, Lancaster, Mechanicsburg, Pittsburgh (South Hills), Wyomissing and York (South and West), with a new one planned for Easton (Forks Township). While we are proud of our Pennsylvania heritage, we also want to recognize our good neighbor to the south, Frederick, Maryland, which hosts a Country Meadows community, as well.

Notably, one of our retirement communities is located in “one of the best places in the United States to retire,” according to Forbes, the financial publishing and media company. Forbes once again granted that designation this year to Pittsburgh, the City of Bridges. Among the city’s assets noted by Forbes were its cost of living, median home price, the number of physicians per capita, its walkability and volunteerism.

Of course, each of our County Meadows hometowns has their unique distinctions and qualities, among them Chocolatetown USA (Hershey), Pennsylvania Dutch Country (Lancaster) and Christmas City USA (Bethlehem).

Talk with us
We invite you to talk with us about the Country Meadows location of most interest to you. We can tell you about everything the region has to offer, as well as our own services, including independent living, assisted living, retirement homes, memory support and nursing homes. We proudly uphold our state’s tradition of welcoming retirees and offering them all of the best that life continues to offer.


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