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Consider a Pet-Friendly Senior Living Community

May 5, 2022

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Whether furry and four-legged, feathered or finned, pets help make life better. In fact, last year Americans spent an estimated $109.6 billion on animal companions. As a pet-friendly senior living community, Country Meadows welcomes pets. If you have pets, you understand the power of a cuddle and the joy of coming home to a tail …

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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 confused, frustrated and even embarrassed. Help is available. One of the best things a person can do is occupational therapy. Ok, so what is occupational …

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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 learn how to manage chronic illnesses as well as fitness programs to boost health. What is diabetes? Diabetes affects how your body turns food into …

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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 relationship should be just as important? Taking an active role in your health is key to wellness, especially as we age. Seniors who live in …

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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 top common chronic conditions for adults over the age of 54 according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA). While heart disease risks increase with …

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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 and responsibilities. Many older adults choose to move to senior citizen housing communities to find freedom from home maintenance and relieve loneliness. There are many …

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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 active and social lifestyle retirement community such as Country Meadows offers many opportunities for residents to maintain or achieve physical fitness, participate in therapies to …

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

July 16, 2021

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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 to maintain our health. Among its many benefits, water is critical as it regulates body temperature, cushions and protects vital organs, eliminates toxins and aids …

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How observing Random Acts of Kindness Week can benefit senior communities

February 17, 2021

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Kindness and compassion are important, perhaps even more so now during the pandemic. Many of us are busy trying to juggle the pressures of work, family and community while simultaneously adhering to COVID precautions. Sometimes it can be difficult to remember to be kind. As we observe “National Random Acts of Kindness Week” which is …

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How seniors in retirement communities can minimize stress during the holidays

December 24, 2020

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The holiday season is always surrounded by excitement. And although it’s nicknamed the most wonderful time of the year, there are many stresses that come with it as well. This year, the world is facing new stresses brought on by the pandemic. While many of us are adjusting to restrictions for the holidays, seniors in …

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

December 8, 2020

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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 speed or be careless on the road. Older drivers, however, should focus on a set of concerns all their own as they pass retirement age. …

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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

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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 – although for some seniors, unfortunately, these sleep changes can prove to be harmful. Staying educated on the importance of sleep and healthy sleep patterns …

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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

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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 to know exactly how to protect against common colds, the flu and any other illnesses that could affect the most vulnerable. For seniors in independent …

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The joy of conversation and socialization and their importance for seniors

December 12, 2019

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Mom and Dad haven’t been the same for some time. As their kids grew older and moved hours away, and they sold their family business, many of the joys of conversation and socialization were lost. They now watch hours upon hours of television—Mom occasionally works on some of her favorite pastimes, like crafting and sewing. …

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

November 19, 2019

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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, too. Luckily, older Americans are remaining more active and fit longer, engaging in a wider variety of exercises than generations before them. Increased activity and …

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10 relaxation techniques for more stress-free independent living

August 30, 2019

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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 assume some control over our stress levels by learning ways to relax. Doing so in retirement allows us to better enjoy our independent living lifestyle. …

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Discover summer’s bounty of local produce at our retirement home communities

June 12, 2019

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Summertime is quite possibly the favorite season for nutritious, flavorful eating. While the best retirement communities serve tasty and healthful meals all year long, we look forward to the midyear months when we can offer our residents fresh local fruits and vegetables. Just in time for this summer, we have revised the menus and introduced …

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Honor Mom with tips for good health from the senior communities at Country Meadows

May 8, 2019

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Mothers tend to put their family’s needs ahead of their own, and that can include health issues. So, on Mother’s Day this year, show Mom how much you care about her (just as she has through the years) and help her safeguard her own health and future. The life span of U.S. women continues to …

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Reinventing healthy cuisine for senior living dining at Country Meadows

April 30, 2019

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Katherine (Kathy) Thomas, our new VP of Dining and Culinary Service, joined Country Meadows in November 2018. She has spent nearly all of her career managing food and nutrition services for seniors. She loves working with seniors, hearing their stories and serving them healthy, tasty meal selections. What is your vision for the dining experience …

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Laughter—a common sight and sound at the best retirement communities

April 16, 2019

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Does a laugh a day keep the doctor away? While we can’t promise that, we can confidently say that laughter is definitely good for the body, mind and spirit. That’s why it’s often referred to as “the best medicine.” “I love people who make me laugh,” said actress Audrey Hepburn. “I honestly think it’s the …

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