Active senior living can continue even if driving stops

By / June 20, 2019 Community, Lifestyle, Senior Living , , ,

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

By / June 7, 2019 Community, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Food, Lifestyle, 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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Brian and Wendy Albright—the new kids on the block at Brethren Village

By / February 28, 2019 Community, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Lifestyle, Residential Living , , , , , ,

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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Tips for winter weather safety from our senior residential living community

By / January 28, 2019 Community, Residential Living, Senior Living , , , , ,

We hope the current winter won’t rival 1996 when a blizzard on Jan. 7-8 dumped a record 30 inches of snow on Lancaster County. Nor would we welcome the sub-zero days of 1994—particularly Jan. 21, with a record low of minus 18 and a high of 9 degrees. Still, we can anticipate some very cold … Continue reading Tips for winter weather safety from our senior residential living community

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Retirees find creative opportunities at active senior living communities

By / October 5, 2018 Community, Lifestyle , ,

Have you ever been to an arts and crafts show or a county fair, seen the handiwork of skilled artisans, and thought, “I wish I could do that”? Well, if you’re in or near retirement, now is the time when you can stop wishing and start doing. Creative expression in senior living has benefits for … Continue reading Retirees find creative opportunities at active senior living communities

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Rivals, best friends, and much more: Jack and Jim, a dynamic duo for 88 years

By / June 14, 2018 Community, Family, Lifestyle, Skilled Care , , , ,

Jack and Jim Forsha now live at Brethren Village Retirement Community with their wives, Billie and Jean. Remarkably, their individual paths through life have been strikingly similar, with one rarely making a major decision without the other one. It’s who they are, it’s what they know, and neither of them would have it any other way.

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Brethren Village Residents become detectives, bringing joy to Virginia family

By / January 31, 2018 Community, Lifestyle, Residential Living , ,
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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

By / January 17, 2018 Community, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Lifestyle, Residential Living, Senior Living , , ,
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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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Culture and education open new worlds for seniors at retirement communities

By / December 21, 2017 Community, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Lifestyle , , ,
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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

By / November 30, 2017 Community, Lifestyle, Residential Living, Senior Living ,
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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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