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In the news

Country Meadows is honored to have dynamic residents and co-workers in all our communities. Frequently news stories capture these individuals as well as initiatives in our organization. Below are links to some of these stories from our media friends.

  • Retired Lancaster firefighter receives surprise honor

    Country Meadows of Lancaster resident, PJ McCracken, served the city of Lancaster for 37 years as a professional firefighter. He rose to the rank of captain and also trained many “probes” on firefighting techniques to graduate into the city program. He is receiving hospice care from Caring Hospice Services who contacted the Lancaster City Fire Department to bring a truck to campus to celebrate his life and service. Not only did a truck come, it was one he served on. Several dozen current and retired firefighters attended to honor him. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house, including PJ.

    WGAL News 8
    April 10, 2018

  • Meet local "stellar senior" Major Nathan Kline, 93

    At 93, age is nothing but a number to Country Meadows of Allentown resident Major Nathan Kline.  Five days a week he can be found working out at the local Planet Fitness. He remains a active member of the Lehigh Valley community serving on numerous boards of directors and swears in and signs contracts for all recruits for the Air Force Reserves in the Lehigh Valley. Click to read more about this amazing man.

    Lehigh Valley Style magazine
    March 9, 2018

  • Retirement communities continue to fight off flu despite decline in cases

    Country Meadows prepares for flu season long before the first cases begin to appear in the US. Our efforts including offering free flu shots to every co-worker, hosting on-campus flu clinics for residents to get a flu shot, educating housekeepers on how to properly clean to reduce flu germs, to name a few. Click to watch a story from Fox 43 News about efforts to keep seniors safe from flu at local communities.

    WPMT Fox 43 News, York, Pa.
    Feb. 26, 2018

  • Pets an important part of retirement living

    More and more, seniors choose to bring their pets with them when moving to a retirement Community. Did you know Country Meadows is pet friendly? Click to read more about Country Meadows’ pet program which provides services to help seniors keep their animal companions as long as possbile.

    The Reading Eagle
    Feb. 11, 2018

  • Music studio students perform concert for Country Meadows residents

    Check out photos from a holiday harp music concert performed at Country Meadows of Allentown. The concert helped put residents in the mood to celebrate the holiday season.

    East Penn Press
    Dec. 27, 2017

  • Sharing love is essential for celebrating Christmas

    Written by Country Meadows residents, this essay shares how love of animals helps a couple cope with the loss of their daughter. Click to read how “Gem” the dog helps make the holidays bright.

    Reading Eagle
    Dec. 25, 2017

  • Alzheimer's cure would be Christmas miracle

    Country Meadows resident Grace Ketner knows the challenges facing those caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Her husband, Irv, was diagnosed 11 years ago, and show wishes for a cure. Click to read her essay.

    Reading Eagle
    Dec. 23, 2017

  • 'War bride' remembers first taste of turkey

    Country Meadows resident Gertrude Greenawalt met her husband during his service in her native Germany. Living in America nearly 70 years, she misses some of the German traditions she enjoyed during her youth.

    Reading Eagle
    Dec. 21, 2017

  • Program at Country Meadows remembers Pearl Harbor day

    Veterans gathered at Country Meadows of South Hills near Pittsburgh to share experiences from World War II and remember those lost at Pearl Harbor in 1941.

    The Almanac, Bridgeville, Pa.
    Dec. 8, 2017

  • Country Meadows women knit blankets for children in hospitals

    Every Tuesday morning, residents at Country Meadows of South Hills near Pittsburgh gather to knit. While they enjoy the craft and getting together, the group is making blankets as part of a nationwide initiative called Project Linus. The organization provides homemade blankets to sick children.

    The Almanac, Bridgeville, Pa.
    Sept. 18, 2017

  • Country Meadows featured on Pennsylvania Newsmakers TV Show

    (Corporate office) Pennsylvania Newsmakers, Pennsylvania’s premier politics and public policy interview and commentary television show hosted by Terry Madonna, features Michelle Hamilton, Senior Vice President and Chief of Senior Living Operations of Country Meadows, and W. Russell McDaid, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Health Care Association. They discuss 2017 National Assisted Living Week and how to choose a personal care home and an assisted living residence.

    WGAL News 8
    September 10, 2017

  • On D-Day, local World War II veteran remembers time overseas

    Country Meadows of South Hills near Pittsburgh commemorates D-Day every year by inviting veterans to a luncheon event. Click to read some of the veterans’ memories and observations about their time fighting overseas more than 73 years ago.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    June 7, 2017

  • Finding a new home in Allentown

    (Allentown) In an interview with her daughter, a Country Meadows of Allentown resident shares her positive transition of moving in and her appreciation for the varied activities, especially the monthly Shabbat services, luncheons sponsored by Jewish Family Services and weekly Torah talks attended by residents of all faiths. 

     

     

    Hakol (Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley community newspaper)
    July 1, 2017

  • Hershey man’s book on dementia teaches kids about memory loss

    (All campuses) Country Meadows’ memory support expert authors a book about an awesome, cape-wearing grandma who bakes the best chocolate cookies and has a “forgetting” disease. Check it out!

    WGAL News 8
    May 10, 2017

  • Butterflies at Country Meadows of York

    (York-West campus) Residents get schooled about butterflies, enjoy an up-close experience meeting the beautiful bugs. Check out some beautiful photos from a fun afternoon.

    York Dispatch
    April 13, 2017

  • 100 candles—Lehigh Valley centenarians

    (Allentown campus) Ruth Van Leer is a proud centenarian with great advice for younger people. Click to read about her exceptional life.

    Lehigh Valley Style magazine
    Feb. 28, 2017

  • At 100, Country Meadows resident enjoying an independent life

    (Frederick campus) Resident enjoys 100th birthday party, shares secrets to her longevity.

    The Frederick News Post
    Feb. 20, 2017

  • Bloodhounds train to find “missing” elderly residents

    (York-West campus) Drill helps bloodhounds practice search and rescue skills seeking older adults.

    York Dispatch
    Jan. 14, 2017

  • Bloodhounds train at York retirement community

    (York-West campus) Click below to see York residents help train bloodhounds to seek “missing” seniors.

    York Daily Record
    Jan. 13, 2017

  • “Medicare: In Plain English” workshop held

    (Frederick campus) Country Meadows expert shares insight for seniors to understand Medicare.

    WHAG-TV
    Jan. 11, 2017

  • Puppies ‘tie the leash’ in wedding at Country Meadows of Wyomissing

    (Wyomissing campus) Do we need a reason to share a story about puppies? Check out the happy “puptials”!

    WFMZ-TV News
    Sept. 26, 2016

  • Bocce ball is serious business at local retirement community

    (Bethlehem campus) The first-ever Lehigh Valley Senior Bocce Ball League gets underway at Country Meadows of Bethlehem, and competition is fierce!

    WFMZ-TV News
    July 11, 2016

  • Rolling Thunder honors Country Meadows vets

    (Bethlehem campus) Veterans living at Country Meadows moved by visit from organization dedicated to helping veterans. Click the link to read more about Rolling Thunder.

    The Morning Call
    June 6, 2016

  • Seniors lead singing flash mob in Easton

    (Forks in Easton campus) Seniors entertain and inspire farmer’s market customers during surprise flash mob to celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day.

    The Morning Call
    May 2016

  • Book helps kids understand their grandparents suffering from dementia

    (All campuses) Country Meadows teams with senior illustration students to create book for children to help them understand dementia.

    Lancaster Newspapers
    March 18, 2016

  • What is love? Senior citizens define the word (and melt our hearts)

    (All campuses) Videographers from a local newspaper met with Country Meadows residents to learn about love. Grab a tissue and click the link.

    Pennlive.com
    Feb. 10, 2016

  • Fox 43 News


Media Contacts:

Primary Media Contact:

Kelly S. Kuntz,
Executive Director of Communications
Email: KKuntz@CountryMeadows.com
Office: 717-533-2474, ext. 10105
Cell: 717-460-7023

Secondary Media Contact:

Mandi Block,
Vice President of Communications & Advertising
Email: MBlock@CountryMeadows.com
Office: 717-533-2474, ext. 10168
Cell: 717-673-4467

Contact us today!
  • Allentown: 610-395-7160
  • Bethlehem: 610-865-5580
  • Bethlehem Nursing Center: 610-882-4110
  • Forks of Easton: 484-544-3880
  • Frederick: 301-228-2249
  • Hershey: 717-533-1880
  • Lancaster: 717-392-4100
  • Mechanicsburg: 717-975-3434
  • South Hills of Pittsburgh: 412-257-4581
  • Wyomissing: 610-374-3122
  • York South: 717-741-5118
  • York West: 717-764-1190