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May 2, 2024

Country Meadows

May 5: Cinco de Mayo Social 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm May 8: Chair Fitness 10:30 am – 11:30 am May 11: Intergenerational with Notre Dame 10:00 am -12:00 pm …

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When is Long Term Care the Right Choice?

May 27, 2022

Country Meadows

When searching for a senior living community, terms to describe available levels of care, such as long-term care, may be confusing. What is long-term care? Long-term care includes a spectrum …

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What seniors in independent living communities should know about diabetes

March 25, 2022

Country Meadows

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

Country Meadows

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

January 4, 2022

Country Meadows

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

Country Meadows

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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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

Country Meadows

“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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Seniors in independent living communities should focus on these tips to stay hydrated

July 16, 2021

Country Meadows

We cannot survive without water. In fact, sixty percent of the human body is made up of water, so it makes sense we need to take in lots of fluids …

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How seniors in an active and social lifestyle retirement community can stay safe from the sun in the summer months

July 6, 2021

Country Meadows

One of life’s pleasures is enjoying the great outdoors. And it is more than just fun in the sun. Science has proven the sun offers numerous health benefits for the …

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Why retirement communities with gardening and other outdoor activities are growing in popularity

June 11, 2021

Country Meadows

Summer is particularly welcome this year after the months of cold weather and time spent isolating during the pandemic. Many of us are itching to enjoy outdoor activities and time …

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How independent living communities limit fall risks

January 25, 2021

Country Meadows

Simply living in independent living communities can reduce a senior’s fall risk We’ve all taken a tumble and most times the only casualty is our pride. However, as we age, …

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Older driver safety awareness: How independent living seniors can test if they’re still road-ready

December 8, 2020

Country Meadows

The phrase, “driving is a privilege,” takes on new meaning as you age. This stern conversation is usually had with teenagers first getting their license as parents fear they may …

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How independent living seniors can improve their mind, attitude, energy levels and more through a good night’s sleep

October 30, 2020

Country Meadows

A good night’s sleep is so vital that the average healthy person will spend nearly one-third of their lives sleeping. As we age, it’s common that sleep patterns will change …

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How independent living communities can help seniors stay healthy as we move closer to the cold and flu season

October 16, 2020

Country Meadows

Cold and flu season has always been a time of year to take extra health precautions. With unique risks this year due to the pandemic, it’s more important than ever …

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Online and social media tips for senior independent living community residents

August 7, 2020

Country Meadows

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 …

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For American Diabetes Month, learn about potential warning signs and treatment for seniors with type 2 diabetes

November 19, 2019

Country Meadows

It’s inevitable—as we get older, our health begins to change. We often spend our lives focused on caring for those around us, but it’s equally important to care for ourselves, …

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Hope for seniors with incontinence, on their own or in personal care homes

October 9, 2019

Country Meadows

Incontinence is a topic of embarrassment for many seniors who experience it. And that’s an awful lot of people. Between a quarter and a third of adults in the United …

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The increasing prevalence of adult-onset asthma and the related symptoms

September 26, 2019

Country Meadows

The changing seasons bring bright fall foliage, happy holiday celebrations and time with loved ones. As the temperatures dip, however, a myriad of health concerns can arise in older adults …

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10 relaxation techniques for more stress-free independent living

August 30, 2019

Country Meadows

We all can take steps to reduce stress in our lives, but doing so takes time and effort. At any age, and no matter how busy our schedule, we can …

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How personal care services support seniors with activities of daily living

June 27, 2019

Country Meadows

Adults perform six primary activities of daily living, generally without assistance. If at some point they can no longer do them on their own, personal care services at a retirement …

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