Recent Blog Articles

  • 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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  • Giving through Will and IRA reflects lifelong commitment to Brethren organizations

    Earl Redner is well known in the region for the chain of supermarkets that bear his name. During his lifetime he directed significant community support through his stores. Through his will he directed the proceeds from his estate to five Church of the Brethren organizations — including his home for the last ten years of his life, Brethren Village.

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  • Springtime in Lancaster County offers these 6 entertainment and lifestyle amenities

    Lancaster County is home to an abundance of quality retirement communities, contributing to its 2019 US News & World Report ranking as the top retirement location in the nation. Our humble county edged out other previously reigning geographic regions, including Fort Myers and Sarasota, Florida, following an increase in housing affordability and the overall happiness … Continue reading Springtime in Lancaster County offers these 6 entertainment and lifestyle amenities

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  • Mother’s Day and Father’s Day ideas from Brethren Village CCRC

    Americans are expected to spend a record $25 billion to honor their mothers on May 12, according to the National Retail Federation. For fathers, more than $15 billion will be spent for their day on June 16. The most frequent ways to celebrate both are with cards, gift cards, and outings (dinner, concerts, sporting events), … Continue reading Mother’s Day and Father’s Day ideas from Brethren Village CCRC

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  • Help for “mature” brains: from practical tips to memory support

    Have you ever had your keys one moment, only to misplace them the next? “I had them just a minute ago!” Have you struggled to remember what’s-his-name? “Oh, come on, it’s on the tip of my tongue!” Most people have experienced those slips of memory and absentminded moments, and not just in their senior years. … Continue reading Help for “mature” brains: from practical tips to memory support

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  • Short-term rehab increases independence and enjoyment of daily life

    People of all ages today, including seniors, can rely on the proven benefits of rehabilitation therapy to help them regain physical mobility and ease back into a normal life at home. Rehabilitation services support seniors in managing and recovering from pain while improving strength, endurance, and balance. In these ways, therapy services reduce seniors’ risk … Continue reading Short-term rehab increases independence and enjoyment of daily life

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  • Brian and Wendy Albright—the new kids on the block at Brethren Village

    When Brian and Wendy Albright got married in Brethren Village’s chapel in 1989, they didn’t foresee moving here nearly 30 years later. But that’s exactly what they did in November 2018. They relocated to Brethren Village’s independent living Village Townhouses on Brian’s 62nd birthday—the very first day they were eligible to reside here—making them among … Continue reading Brian and Wendy Albright—the new kids on the block at Brethren Village

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