Stay safe during senior living by following these 6 steps to prevent falls

By / December 12, 2019 Continuing Care Retirement Community, Lifestyle, Personal Care, Residential Living, Senior Living, Skilled Care, Uncategorized, Wellness , , , , , ,

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

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Quality dental care is essential for those in senior living communities

By / November 25, 2019 Continuing Care Retirement Community, Health Care, Lifestyle, Personal Care, Senior Living, Wellness , , , , , ,

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 acts of giving, spending time with loved ones, and yes—the promise of lots of sweets and treats. According to the National Center of Health Statistics, … Continue reading Quality dental care is essential for those in senior living communities

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When is the right time to consider personal care?

By / November 22, 2019 Continuing Care Retirement Community, Health Care, Lifestyle, Personal Care, Senior Living , , , , , , ,

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 Older Adults in the U.S.” But there are times when life brings change to active, healthy seniors requiring them to look for support in an … Continue reading When is the right time to consider personal care?

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Brethren Village Retirement Community, from generation to generation

By / October 22, 2019 Community, Family, Residential Living , , ,

For Joan and Harry Hershey, Brethren Village Retirement Community has been a way of life in their family for many generations. Joan (pronounced Joanne) and Harry recently moved into Brethren Village in June, after Joan served on our Board of Directors. But Joan’s family has been an important part of both leadership and residency at … Continue reading Brethren Village Retirement Community, from generation to generation

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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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Springtime in Lancaster County offers these 6 entertainment and lifestyle amenities

By / May 29, 2019 Continuing Care Retirement Community, Lifestyle, Residential Living, Senior Living ,

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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Short-term rehab increases independence and enjoyment of daily life

By / March 28, 2019 Health Care, Senior Living , , ,

People of all ages today, including seniors, can rely on the proven benefits of rehabilitation therapy to help them regain physical mobility and ease back into a normal life at home. Rehabilitation services support seniors in managing and recovering from pain while improving strength, endurance, and balance. In these ways, therapy services reduce seniors’ risk … Continue reading Short-term rehab increases independence and enjoyment of daily life

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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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Social activities at retirement communities can dispel holiday loneliness

By / December 20, 2018 Family, Lifestyle, Senior Living, Wellness , , , , , , ,

Though wishful greetings of “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays” may be sincere and heartfelt, they might have little effect on people who are lonely, including those in their senior years. Most seniors live full, active lives, but one in six Americans over age 65—around 8 million people—describe themselves as lonely, according to the Pew Research … Continue reading Social activities at retirement communities can dispel holiday loneliness

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