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Pittsburgh-area folks worked hard all their lives, and of all the retirement homes in Pittsburgh, Pa., the residents at Country Meadows Retirement Communities in South Hills have many opportunities to play hard, too. On any given day, residents can choose to go on an outing to a sporting event, historical site, shopping or other points of interest; challenge their neighbors on campus though a variety of card and creative games; help community members by collecting and assembling items to donate or simply enjoy the day’s entertainment.

Picture life with our residents and co-workers at Country Meadows of South Hills.

“Life got better when my mother became a resident.”
~ Son of a Resident

“We’re very happy here and with everything about Country Meadows.”
~ A Resident

Scouts Donate Dementia Pets

The residents from our Connections memory support program received such a special gift from the Girl Scouts! This troop took funds from their cookie sales to purchased mechanical dementia pets for the residents. The residents had so much fun playing with the robotic pets, singing songs and eating snacks with the scouts.

 

Phipps Conservatory Visit

It doesn’t take a green thumb to enjoy gardens! Residents visited Phipps Conservatory and spent the day viewing all the beautiful flowers and exhibits.

Major League Memories

Our campus recently hosted “Major League Memories,” a partnership between the Alzheimer’s Association and Major League Baseball. Former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Kent “Teke” Tekulve, came out and spoke the residents in our Connections memory support program, family members and co-workers about his baseball days. This event truly captured the spirit of baseball and everyone enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs and tons of picnic food cooked on grills which filled the air with delicious scents.

Gateway Clipper Connections Cruise

All aboard! Residents from our Connections memory support program took an outing on the Gateway Clipper to see the steel city’s sights and sounds.  Even on an overcast day, the view was something special!

Crossroads Church Visit

Our residents had an awesome day with Crossroads Church Group who visited for a service project! Every year they come to prepare our gardens before we plant. This year their visit also including trivia and volleyball with our residents and passing out “Kindness is Catchy” goodies to our residents and coworkers. We’re already looking forward to next year for their annual visit!

Sweetheart Craft & Vendor Fair

Sugar, spice, and everything nice! The Sweetheart Craft Fair brought in vendors selling woodwork crafts, jewelry, ceramics, art, candy, food and more. Sweeter still? All of the proceeds benefited the Alzheimer’s Association!

Vitals Check with Future EMTs

The EMT class of Parkway West came to South Hills to give free vitals checks to 120 residents & coworkers! Our residents were happy to help these future EMTs put their training into practice.

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Residents formed teams of two to compete in a balance relay. One resident worked on a cardio machine while his/her teammate completed an obstacle course while holding a narrow cup with a ball on top. Exercises helped strengthen balance, endurance, gait stability and problem-solving.

Hanukkah Observance

Residents and co-workers prepared a traditional Hanukkah meal and gathered to enjoy it while learning about the Jewish holiday. The menu included potato latkes, gelt, noodle kugel and many other mouhtwatering dishes. Mazel tov!

Painting with a Purpose

Co-workers joined with Painting with a Twist to co-host an art fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. 50% of the proceeds were donated to the cause!

Project Linus

A group of residents meet every Tuesday to knit, crochet and/or quilt blankets for Project Linus. The charity provides blankets to neonatal intensive care units, pediatric burn unitys, the Children’s Home of Pittsburgh and the Lemieux Family Center.

Mattress Factory Museum

Residents and co-workers enjoyed an outing to the Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art.

Dog Wedding

Residents and co-workers were honored to be guests at a doggie wedding. The bride, groom and wedding party members are pooches from Keystone Canine Training Club, who also celebrated with residents at a fun reception that featured dancing, dogs playing the piano and dunking a basketball. Congratulations to the “yappy” couple!

Easter Bunny

Country Meadows of South Hills welcomed community members to celebrate the Easter season at an egg hunt and Easter Bunny visit.

Pretzels

Making chocolate dipped pretzels is almost as much fun as eating them!

Random Acts of Kindness

Every April Country Meadows residents make an extra effort to practice random acts of kindness. One of the many ways residents touched lives this April was making bags of “bunny bait” snack mix for local postal carriers.

Contact us today!
  • Allentown: 610-395-7160
  • Bethlehem: 610-865-5580
  • Forks of Easton: 484-544-3880
  • Frederick: 301-228-2249
  • Hershey: 717-533-1880
  • Lancaster: 717-392-4100
  • Mechanicsburg: 717-975-3434
  • Nursing & Rehab Center: 610-844-9003
  • South Hills of Pittsburgh: 412-257-4581
  • Wyomissing: 610-374-3122
  • York South: 717-741-5118
  • York West: 717-764-1190