Each generation of seniors is faced with an abundance of choices when it comes to retirement planning. All of those choices have one common factor: future care needs. It can … Continue reading What Is a CCRC? How Brethren Village Helps Seniors Live Life Fully
Featured Photo: Brethren Village Campus When you dream of retirement do you picture beautiful white sandy beaches, deep blue waters and the feel of a warm, sea breeze? For years, … Continue reading The best Senior living is in Lancaster, PA at a CCRC like Brethren Village!
Falls are the main cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries in people age 65 and older. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), one in four older Americans … Continue reading Stay safe during senior living by following these 6 steps to prevent falls
The holidays are right around the corner, and it’s a good time to discuss dental health. Vibrant cheer and merriment hangs high in the air in senior living, along with … Continue reading Quality dental care is essential for those in senior living communities
The growing population of today’s seniors is more active, healthier, and will live longer than any generation in history according to a 2019 Forbes magazine article, “A New Snapshot of … Continue reading When is the right time to consider personal care?
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, … Continue reading Help for “mature” brains: from practical tips to memory support
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.
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.
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.
We often hear from seniors and their families that they feel relieved following the move to a personal care residence at our continuing care retirement community (CCRC). We get comments like “I’ll never have to move again,” “This feels like home” and “Everything I need is right here.”