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Residents and co-workers pay it forward with kindness

By: Country Meadows |

In honor of our organization’s co-founder, Mary Jane Leader, Country Meadows Retirement Communities designated April as Practice Random Acts of Kindness month. Mrs. Leader and her husband, the late Gov. George M. Leader, founded Country Meadows upon treating people with kindness. Residents and co-workers spent the entire month of April making efforts to truly brighten someone’s day. And their efforts continue throughout the year.

At our west York location, residents from all levels of care gathered in groups to pack more than 100 bagged lunches. The next morning, a group of residents travelled to downtown York to hand out the free lunches to people in need. Click here to watch a video of their hard work.

Check out other kind acts from around Country Meadows.


Allentown—Residents surprised students with sunshine boxes packed with fun and delicious items. The Emerging Health Students visit Country Meadows throughout the year from Lehigh Career & Technical Institute. Another day, residents delivered homemade cupcakes and goodie bags to local police and took a tour of the station.

Bethlehem—Residents from all levels of care visited kindergartners at St. Ann school to read, help plant seeds and share healthy snacks.

Forks of Easton—Residents cooked up kindness to show appreciation for local emergency responders. When the meal was prepared, residents delivered it to the police station and enjoyed getting to know their local officers.

Frederick—Residents delivered blessing bags to American Red Cross, Olson House for Men in Recovery, Frederick Rescue Mission and Serenity Treatment Center.

Hershey— Country Meadows of Hershey residents showed appreciation to the local volunteer fire department by making and delivering homemade treats.

Home Office— The Country Meadows corporate office collected and assembled 100 care kit bags for families and patients at the neighboring Hershey Medical Center. Neighbors helping neighbors.

Leader Heights—Residents handed out flowers to people at York Hospital. On another day, residents packed and delivered goodie bags for local service personnel.

South Hills—Lion Heart Club hosted a “Kindness is Catchy” parade handing out flowers to residents and co-workers. Residents made thank you packages for co-workers for holding a “nightclub” night. Other kind acts included making treats for the mail delivery person, put money into parking meters in Bridgeville and purchasing lunch for a family.

Wyomissing— Wyomissing campus residents made dog biscuits and toys and delivered then to the Golden Retriever Rescue. Residents met the dogs and learned more about rescue. Another day residents packed “Grandma’s Goodie” boxes for Penn State Berks students who regularly hold events with residents at Country Meadows. The boxes, which went like hotcakes, were filled with granola bars, pens, pencils, candy, lip balm, tissues and other items to help students get through finals.

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