Recent Blog Articles

  • Residents’ technology services are a priority at the best independent residential communities

    The best independent residential communities are always improving and upgrading their facilities and services to benefit current and future Residents. Take a walk through and around an active independent residential community, and you will see campus additions and renovations in process or newly completed. Some of these improvements, however, aren’t so easily seen by the … Continue reading Residents’ technology services are a priority at the best independent residential communities

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  • Retirees find creative opportunities at active senior living communities

    Have you ever been to an arts and crafts show or a county fair, seen the handiwork of skilled artisans, and thought, “I wish I could do that”? Well, if you’re in or near retirement, now is the time when you can stop wishing and start doing. Creative expression in senior living has benefits for … Continue reading Retirees find creative opportunities at active senior living communities

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  • Six tips to help seniors communicate more when seeing their doctors

    Most seniors today are members of what sociologists call the Silent Generation, born between the years 1925 and 1945. They are called the “Silents” because they were raised to quietly conform to societal expectations and, in their youth, children were to be “seen and not heard.” As adults, their focus was on work and the … Continue reading Six tips to help seniors communicate more when seeing their doctors

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  • Finding a long-term care facility: you have a choice, so ask questions

    If you have a loved one in need of long-term care services, how do you select the skilled care facility that is right for him or her? What features and qualities do you consider, and what questions do you ask to make your selection?  Lancaster County has many long-term care facilities, and deciding on the … Continue reading Finding a long-term care facility: you have a choice, so ask questions

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  • Generational ties and love of music motivate gift for The Courtyards Residents

    Janet A. Booz lived in Village Manor and the Courtyards from 2008 until 2017. After she died, her son Larry Booz, and daughter Linda Booz Klein reached out to the Courtyard’s Director of Therapeutic Recreation, Lori Schoener, to express their appreciation for the care that their mother received, and to inquire if there was a way for them to make a gift that would tangibly express their appreciation.

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  • Whisperglide swing for The Courtyards

    After Ken’s wife Kathleen died in November 2016, he wanted to do something that would honor her memory, and express his appreciation for the care that she received during the time that she lived in the Courtyards. Katie – as she was known by her family and friends – had herself been an extraordinarily caring person. A loving wife, mother and friend, she had worked her entire career as a nurse.

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  • Northside Court: The latest in privacy, comfort, and contemporary senior living

    Northside Court, Brethren Village’s new senior independent living community, is now open and fully occupied by residents enjoying contemporary apartment living. The 72 private apartments within the complex offer privacy, style, and plenty of space inside and outside. With Northside Court, Brethren Village introduces a new retirement lifestyle choice to its continuing care retirement community … Continue reading Northside Court: The latest in privacy, comfort, and contemporary senior living

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  • Rivals, best friends, and much more: Jack and Jim, a dynamic duo for 88 years

    Jack and Jim Forsha now live at Brethren Village Retirement Community with their wives, Billie and Jean. Remarkably, their individual paths through life have been strikingly similar, with one rarely making a major decision without the other one. It’s who they are, it’s what they know, and neither of them would have it any other way.

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  • Is spring fever real? Yes, judging by senior enthusiasm for outdoor wellness activities

    “The beautiful spring came; and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” (Harriet Ann Jacobs, American writer) What is it about spring that seems to revive the soul—and body, too? Do we really get spring fever? Clinical psychologist Michael Terman says that what we call spring fever is an … Continue reading Is spring fever real? Yes, judging by senior enthusiasm for outdoor wellness activities

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  • Seniors join in the fun of tour bus trips at retirement communities

    The best continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) plan entertaining, enlightening tour bus trips that offer new experiences for seniors all year long in comfort and style. Residents enjoy socializing on these fun-filled trips to museums, concerts, shopping destinations, and other places of interest. At Brethren Village Retirement Community near Lancaster, PA, we organize and host … Continue reading Seniors join in the fun of tour bus trips at retirement communities

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