The sweet smell of freshly baked cookies, warm and right out of the oven. The excitement and anticipation of surprises waiting beneath the Christmas tree. Lighting the menorah on each night of Hanukkah. We treasure our memories this time of year. Often, we sit with family and friends and take time to reflect and reminisce … Continue reading Holiday Memories cherished by our CCRC Senior Living Residents
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 falls each year, often suffering dislocations, bone fractures, or head injuries. As seniors age, they become increasingly prone to falls for a number of reasons: … Continue reading Stay safe during senior living by following these 6 steps to prevent falls
The beautiful season of fall has arrived, and it’s a great time to savor cooler outside temperatures before winter’s cold chases us indoors. So, enjoy this season of splendor with active senior living while being mindful of your health and safety. Although the striking colors of autumn leaves may awe and inspire, raking them can … Continue reading In glorious autumn, pursue active senior living safely when outdoors
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
As we observe Christmas at Brethren Village, we identify with the sentiment of Winston Churchill, who said, “Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing, but of reflection.” Like Christmases over several centuries and in many countries, our senior living celebrations blend merriment and meditation, marking both the secular and sacred significance of the holiday … Continue reading The spirit of Christmas is in the air at our senior living community
Almost 400 years after Thanksgiving was first observed in Plymouth Colony, we still gather with family and friends for fellowship and to show gratitude for our abundant blessings. As we anticipate another Thanksgiving, the staff of Brethren Village Retirement Community has much to be grateful for, both on-campus and off. We would like to share … Continue reading Brethren Village Retirement Community is blessed and thankful
However, as we study the impulse to found Brethren Village, and the stories of care throughout the past 120 years, we see the continuity of our mission. For it is the desire to serve – and to care for those who can no longer care for themselves – that Brethren Village was founded upon 120 years ago, and is still the same impulse that guides our daily work today.