Country Meadows residents are proud to don their sneakers for Active Aging Week the first week in October. Initiated by the International Council on Active Aging, this holiday promotes and celebrates the positivity of aging today. It also challenges society’s diminished expectations of aging by showing that older adults can live full, rewarding lives regardless of age or health.
When asked what it means to “redefine aging,” resident responses included, “trying new things,” “doing things that young people think we can’t do,” and “living each day well and being fearless!”
Below are just a few highlights from around our Country Meadows campuses.
Country Meadows of Allentown
Residents and Fitness and Community Life teams set out on a pine cone hunt to find just the right ones to make Pine Cone Bird Feeders. The fun hunt provided some quality outdoor exercise time.
On a rainy day, Allentown residents brought their Active Aging Week fun indoors where they competed in games that required movement, strategy and cognitive challenges. Their reward? The campus’s famous yogurt parfaits!
Country Meadows of Frederick
Our Frederick residents got active taking a walk at Carroll Creek Park. They enjoyed being outside in the crisp fall air under cloudless blue skies.
Indoors at our Frederick campus, our Fitness Director created a pass with five stations—all with physical and cognitive components. As residents moved through the stations, each staff facilitator checked off completion. Residents who completed all five stations were entered into a basket raffle drawing.
Country Meadows of Forks in Easton
Residents were challenged to complete a “tough mudder” course, requiring them to answer a trivia question, walk through a ladder and tires, balance across a balance beam, make a bed as fast as possible and, finally, enjoy some H2O!
Country Meadows of South Hills
Residents competed in a fall scavenger hunt. What a great way to enjoy the beautiful season!
Country Meadows of York-West
York campus co-workers partnered with residents to square off in a pool tournament. The event was so well-received that plans are being made to establish a monthly pool league.
Country Meadows of West Shore and Ecumenical Retirement Community (Country Meadows non-profit sister community)
Residents participated in a “Five Senses Scavenger Hunt” at a local park. Teams of two were given detailed instructions and clues as they walked a half mile loop exploring, locating and experiencing the five senses. Residents enjoyed the fresh air, camaraderie, teamwork and exploration on a beautiful day!