Fast Facts about Country Meadows Retirement Communities
Country Meadows Retirement Communities offers a broad range of choices for seniors including independent retirement living, assisted living and personal care options, memory care programs, rehabilitation and restorative care and 24-hour skilled nursing and rehab center at our Bethlehem campus. Country Meadows is family-owned and operated by the Leader family.
With residents’ goals in mind, Country Meadows’ focus is to help make life a little better each day for every individual at Country Meadows.
Country Meadows operates a total of 11 retirement communities—10 in Pennsylvania and one in Frederick, Md. Pennsylvania campuses are located in Allentown, Bethlehem, Forks Township of Easton, Hershey, Lancaster, Mechanicsburg, the South Hills of Pittsburgh, Wyomissing and two locations in York.
As a whole, Country Meadows can serve up to 2,440 residents.
Country Meadows employees approximately 2,000 co-workers.
Maximum Numbers of Residents Served per Location
|Forks Township of Easton||115|
|Mechanicsburg (West Shore)||275|
|South Hills of Pittsburgh||315|
Country Meadows Retirement Communities’ mission is to serve our residents with meaning, offer our co-workers purpose and lead our company with innovation.
- Compassion: Promote a genuine sense of community and show kindness to all every day
- Respect: Honor the rights and independence of our customers
- Education: Support wellness in all of its dimensions and encourage lifelong growth and development
- Service: Provide leadership to our team and pay attention to the small details that make life better
- Integrity: Practice professional and social responsibility and establish a culture of integrity
- Quality: Create the standard for quality
Over 50 years ago, the late Pennsylvania Governor George M. Leader and his wife Mary Jane began their family’s commitment to helping older adults maintain and enjoy personal independence and the highest possible quality of life. In 1982, the Leader family founded Country Meadows Retirement Communities, and the company remains family owned and managed today by the founders’ children, grandchildren and their spouses.
- G. Michael Leader, President and CEO (son)
- Theodore Janeczek, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (son-in-law)
- Jane (Leader) Janeczek, Special Projects Coordinator (daughter)
- Meredith (Janeczek) Mills, Vice President of Strategic Planning, MHA, PCHA (granddaughter)
- Daniel Mills, Vice President of Business Development, MHA, PCHA (grandson-in-law)
- Alex Janeczek, Project Manager of Capital Projects (grandson)
- Kristin Leader, Director of Resident Services at Country Meadows of Hershey (granddaughter)
For more about the Leader family and their tradition of caring, visit here.
Senior Living Experts
Country Meadows Retirement Communities strives to lead the senior living industry. To do so, our organization has numerous experts in areas related to senior care who are involved in national efforts to address senior needs. Our experts are interested in sharing their knowledge and a valuable resource to reporters working on stories about senior care.
The following lists some of the many areas on which Country Meadows can provide an expert interview source. To connect with a Country Meadows senior care expert media interview source in your local area, please email Kelly Kuntz, Executive Director of Communications at KKuntz@CountryMeadows.com.
Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia
- Building and maintaining relationships with loved ones with memory loss
- Understanding dementia and what to expect
- Determining the need for a memory support program
- Talking to children about dementia
- Providing safe care at home
- Resources to connect with other caregivers
- Caring for the caregiver
- Ways to cope and find balance in the caregiver journey
Senior Living and Care
- Navigating the maze of senior living options
- Financial resources to help pay for senior care
- Understanding Medicare and long-term care insurance
- Senior fitness
- Maintaining balance to avoid falls
- Importance of socialization to enjoy a fulfilling life
- Opportunities for validation through volunteer service
- Spirituality in one’s senior years
- Talking to parents about senior care