Recent Blog Articles

  • senior living

    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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  • personal care

    Piano man Don Roland says “there’s always something to do”

    When Don Roland was a kid growing up in the city of Lancaster, he loved listening to music and longed to play the accordion. The odds were stacked against him as those were the years of the Great Depression, and family finances wouldn’t allow the luxury of a musical instrument and lessons.

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  • senior living communities

    Autumn, an ideal time to explore the outdoors at retirement communities

    If you stop by for a visit to Brethren Village during autumn, you likely will see our resident seniors outdoors during temperate fall days—walking, biking or sitting and chatting with neighbors. You might also find some practicing on our putting green, competing on our bocce court or doing some pre-winter gardening.

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  • memory support

    Seniors with dementia benefit from professional memory support programs

    As we age, we may experience some degree of change in our memory. That’s common and isn’t necessarily cause for concern. It’s part of the aging process, and we learn to adapt to and accommodate these changes—and even make light of them in conversation with friends.

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  • senior living communities

    Our top ten safety and security guidelines for seniors not living in retirement communities

    Many seniors living in their private homes are at greater risk of being injured or harmed by safety and security hazards. Understandably, loved ones may be concerned about their well-being and check on them daily.

    To further guarantee their safety, family members also can help by ensuring seniors follow these “top ten” safety and security guidelines:

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  • senior independent living

    Our most popular outdoor activities for senior independent living Residents

    From spring through fall, many retirees enjoy spending time outdoors, savoring either the mid-day sunshine or the cooler air of dawn or dusk. Newcomers to senior residential living soon discover that their new home offers an array of outdoor recreational activities, with various interests in mind.

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  • retirement home

    Celebrate your senior dad with a gift that’s just right for him

    For many families with older parents, deciding how to celebrate Dad on Father’s Day is a bigger challenge than how to honor Mom on Mother’s Day. But fathers appreciate special remembrances, too. Here are a few more ideas for gifts or special activities that Dad might appreciate, whether he still lives in his private home or in a cottage or apartment at a senior living community.

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  • senior living

    Fitness and wellness options for seniors abound at Brethren Village

    Brethren Village Residents find it rewarding to stay active in the sports and activities they enjoy. They understand the importance of keeping the body energized and strong during senior living. So, we would like to recognize the efforts and achievements of some of our most physically active Residents.

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  • physical therapy

    Rehabilitation services improve physical functioning and wellness for seniors

    Rehabilitation services assist older adults in improving their quality of life by helping them recover from the effects of injury, illness or surgery and regain their independence. Rehabilitation is focused on making the daily activities of life easier—getting out of bed, bathing, walking, going up and down stairs, and shopping. “Rehab” can have significant value as part of an ongoing wellness program as well.

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  • retirement community

    How to select the retirement community that fits you best

    If you have asked considered all the relevant factors and decided to move to a retirement community, how will you decide on the right one for you? What will you look for and what questions will you ask to arrive at your decision?

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