After moving to a retirement community, many people are surprised by just how much takes place there on any given day. They find daily opportunities awaiting them that were never available before. New friendships, hobbies and activities give their senior years new meaning and purpose.
“Getting older is fine,” said American writer John Byrne. “There is nothing you can do to stop it so you might as well stay on the bus.” While Byrne might not have meant it literally, we think that staying on the bus or, rather, “getting on the bus” is excellent advice.
Country Meadows residents enjoy the social outlet provided by bus trips
At the best senior living communities, including Country Meadows, residents enjoy leaving campus from time to time to try new experiences or make return visits to favorite destinations.
From weekly trips for shopping or dining to special trips to view fall foliage or holiday lights, senior community residents enjoy the ease of hopping on a tour bus for a day of entertainment and socialization. Travel destinations vary from one Country Meadows community to another but include museums, zoos, casinos, concerts, sporting events, and the rural countryside. Residents of our senior communities have traveled to a flower show, visited a horse farm and toured covered bridges in their area.
These trips not only serve to entertain or educate, but they provide a social outlet that encourages discussion of new experiences and ideas. Seniors deserve the highest quality of life, and our focus on socialization helps them remain physically and mentally active.
Our active senior living programs are planned with everyone in mind
At Country Meadows, our residents and their families have told us that we are distinguished by our broad range of active senior living opportunities. We view that as part of our mission because social activities at retirement communities are a catalyst for friendship. They unite the Country Meadows community, allowing seniors to meet others with shared interests and develop valuable, lasting friendships. That’s why you will rarely find people alone at Country Meadows.
Residents make and maintain friendships through activities related to arts and crafts, music, spiritual faith, plants and gardens, baking and cooking, sports and fitness, games, movies, volunteer opportunities and, yes, bus trips, too. We strive to plan programs to meet everyone’s needs–not just for those in our independent senior living communities.
Our residents lead active and fulfilling lives, whether living in personal care, assisted living or senior independent living at one of our 11 Pennsylvania retirement communities or our Maryland retirement community. We also plan programs for residents receiving memory support services to the extent that they can participate.
Have you thought about choosing a retirement community? If you’re looking to explore your hobbies and interests with friends at an active senior living community, we hope you will pay us a visit. We invite you to look at our retirement apartments, where you will find residents with full lives in a family-oriented, caring environment. Please contact us for information or to schedule a tour so that we can acquaint you with our complete range of services.