Recent Blog Articles

  • 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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  • 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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