Recent Blog Articles

  • Brethren Village Retirement Community, from generation to generation

    For Joan and Harry Hershey, Brethren Village Retirement Community has been a way of life in their family for many generations. Joan (pronounced Joanne) and Harry recently moved into Brethren Village in June, after Joan served on our Board of Directors. But Joan’s family has been an important part of both leadership and residency at … Continue reading Brethren Village Retirement Community, from generation to generation

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  • In glorious autumn, pursue active senior living safely when outdoors

    The beautiful season of fall has arrived, and it’s a great time to savor cooler outside temperatures before winter’s cold chases us indoors. So, enjoy this season of splendor with active senior living while being mindful of your health and safety. Although the striking colors of autumn leaves may awe and inspire, raking them can … Continue reading In glorious autumn, pursue active senior living safely when outdoors

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  • Active senior living communities offer help for those with arthritis

    Though people of any age can be afflicted with joint pain, it is far more common in seniors than in any other age group. Chronic joint pain in older adults is often related to arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of people age 65 and older say they have … Continue reading Active senior living communities offer help for those with arthritis

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  • Wellness for seniors begins with making healthy food choices

    Eating healthy foods is vital to older adults’ energy, strength, and well-being. At a time when metabolism slows and fewer calories are needed, good nutrition remains as essential as ever to overall health. Generally, this means a diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and protein. The dietitians at Brethren Village, with input from the National Council … Continue reading Wellness for seniors begins with making healthy food choices

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  • Sleeping better means feeling better: Follow these 7 tips for better rest

    Sleep issues might increase with age, but that doesn’t mean you must resign yourself to restless nights and tired days. In fact, sleep problems can seriously affect your health and disrupt active senior living, so finding a solution is important to your well-being. The National Sleep Foundation found that 44 percent of seniors deal with … Continue reading Sleeping better means feeling better: Follow these 7 tips for better rest

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  • Hot weather tips for preventing dehydration to enjoy active senior living

    Senior adults have a higher risk of dehydration, particularly during hot, humid weather. That’s why they need to increase their intake of water during active senior living in the summertime. Water, which makes up about 60 percent of the human body, is vital to health. It carries nutrients, protects tissues and organs, flushes toxins, maintains … Continue reading Hot weather tips for preventing dehydration to enjoy active senior living

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  • Short-term rehabilitation for seniors: physical, speech, occupational, and respiratory therapy

    When Rose, at age 78, suffered a debilitating stroke, she found her path back to near-normalcy through therapy—but not physical therapy alone. Her condition required a combination of physical, speech, and occupational therapy, each restoring her in different ways. Today, while subtle signs of the stroke remain, she is fairly independent, requiring just mild assistance … Continue reading Short-term rehabilitation for seniors: physical, speech, occupational, and respiratory therapy

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  • Active senior living can continue even if driving stops

    Many adults love to drive, and it’s a pleasure that extends into the senior years for some. Maybe it’s the sense of control, the feeling of independence, or just the means to get where they want to go. Most older adults are good drivers, and both AARP and AAA agree that ability and health, not … Continue reading Active senior living can continue even if driving stops

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  • “We’re winning on both accounts!”

    Earl and Vivian Ziegler knew that they wanted to give to support Brethren Village’s ministry. Vivian’s mother lived at Brethren Village and both Vivian and Earl appreciated the special care she had received. When they learned that they could have Brethren Village as the beneficiary of their Charitable Gift Annuity, it was an easy decision.

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  • Boredom is not an option here: the joy of senior residential living

    Senior residential living at the best continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) offers independent older adults multiple choices in how they want to live and spend their time. At Brethren Village, our hope is to enrich the life of each person who decides to reside in our vibrantly social senior community. Words spoken by Eleanor Roosevelt … Continue reading Boredom is not an option here: the joy of senior residential living

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