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  • Water activities at retirement communities can be key to wellness for seniors

    More and more seniors are finding aquatic exercise to be their favorite and most beneficial way to maintain fitness. While physical activities in water can have advantages for anyone, they have notably favorable results for seniors with certain health challenges. Water therapy can provide soothing relief for chronic condiditons including arthritis, joint pain, and circulatory … Continue reading Water activities at retirement communities can be key to wellness for seniors

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  • Volunteers find proven health benefits in lending a hand to help others

    “Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more,” said writer H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Those of us who work year-round with hundreds of Brethren Village Volunteers can attest to the truth of that statement. We see their broad smiles and witness the camaraderie among them. A national survey of Volunteers a … Continue reading Volunteers find proven health benefits in lending a hand to help others

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    Dining choices abound in taste and atmosphere for seniors at Brethren Village

    Eating at the best continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) means abundant and healthy choices served in venues that accommodate your mood, be it a cozy café, a casual restaurant, or a formal candlelit dining room. CCRCs today recognize that they serve seniors with varied backgrounds and differing tastes in food. The culinary staff at Brethren Village, led by professional chefs, offers high quality experiences that rival those of fine restaurants. By providing choices to satisfy everyone’s palate, CCRCs help Residents feel comfortable, content and at home while eating.

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    Brethren Village Residents become detectives, bringing joy to Virginia family

    Two Residents at Brethren Village Retirement Community were the key sleuths in bringing joy to a family 300 miles away whom they had never met. You might call this “The Case of the Lost Testament.” Nick agreed with Leon, who said, “I am thrilled to have a part in finding the rightful owners of this valuable New Testament. After over 73 years, the mystery has been solved.”

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    You’re moving to a retirement home? Great! Here’s how to manage your move

    Once you have decided to make the big move and have chosen your retirement home, what do you do next? The thought of moving may be exciting but possibly overwhelming as well. Adopting the philosophy of “short-term inconvenience, long-term improvement” might be helpful. Like many transitions in life, any current stress will give way to contentment. So, keep your goal of a more relaxed, simplified lifestyle fixed in your mind.

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    Seniors can nurture and expand spirituality at retirement communities

    The best continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) support Residents’ spirituality by respecting their religious beliefs and ministering to their spiritual needs. They do that with an active, supportive Pastoral Services team, along with programs and events that reflect Residents’ faith, not just at Christmastime but the whole year long.

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    Culture and education open new worlds for seniors at retirement communities

    Over the past year, we have been working to expand and diversify the cultural and educational activities available to members of the Brethren Village community. Among our many programs for Residents and their families are musical performances, educational talks and opportunities for creative self-expression. These activities do more than simply entertain—they expand our Residents’ minds and spirits as well.

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    Jessie Eckhart has her head in the clouds—and that’s just the way she likes it

    In the 1930s, Jessie Eckhart was the middle child in a non-traditional Lancaster family for that era. Her parents raised her and her sisters to participate in activities generally reserved for young men at the time, namely piloting airplanes and hunting. What’s even more surprising, though, is that Jessie, who moved to Brethren Village in … Continue reading Jessie Eckhart has her head in the clouds—and that’s just the way she likes it

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    The Extraordinary Give is Lancaster County’s way of saying “we care”

    Lancaster countians will come together for the sixth straight year on Nov. 17 to raise money to support vital good works accomplished by more than 400 charitable organizations throughout our community. And, as in the past, we expect that the response will be truly extraordinary.

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    Area sights and scenes draw retirees to senior living in Lancaster County

    The U.S. News & World Report list of best places to retire in the United States has ranked Lancaster, PA as—drum roll, please—#2 in its 2018 edition! In evaluating criteria that promote a high quality of life, U.S. News highlighted Lancaster’s lower tax rates for retirees, high-quality health care, happiness of local residents, housing affordability and low unemployment.

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