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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The Extraordinary Give is Lancaster County’s way of saying “we care”

By / November 8, 2017 Community, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Residential Living, Senior Living , , ,
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Lancaster countians will come together for the sixth straight year on Nov. 17 to raise money to support vital good works accomplished by more than 400 charitable organizations throughout our community. And, as in the past, we expect that the response will be truly extraordinary.

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Area sights and scenes draw retirees to senior living in Lancaster County

By / October 30, 2017 Continuing Care Retirement Community, Lifestyle, Residential Living, Senior Living , , ,
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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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Seniors with dementia benefit from professional memory support programs

By / September 11, 2017 Continuing Care Retirement Community, Personal Care , , ,
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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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Our top ten safety and security guidelines for seniors not living in retirement communities

By / August 4, 2017 Community, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Lifestyle, Residential Living, Senior Living , , , , ,
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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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Our most popular outdoor activities for senior independent living Residents

By / July 24, 2017 Community, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Lifestyle, Residential Living, Senior Living, Wellness , , , , , , ,
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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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Considering a move to a retirement community? Ask yourself these questions

By / March 30, 2017 Lifestyle, Residential Living, Senior Living , ,
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“Is this the right move for me?” is a question asked by thousands of retirees as they contemplate the benefits of remaining in their private residence versus the advantages of moving to a senior living community. At Brethren Village Retirement Community, we realize that it’s a major life decision and one that should be made with plenty of thought and preparation.

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We’re glad to partner with Brethren Village on its new Village Center Bistro!

By / November 30, 2016 Campus Updates, Community, Food, Residential Living , , , ,
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Hello, Brethren Village! My name is Zach Fisher, and I’m a Project Engineer for Warfel Construction Company. I’m in charge of managing the Village Bistro project, which many of you knew as the Village Center Coffee Shop. Warfel Construction has been hard at work on renovations for several months, and we’re excited to be a … Continue reading We’re glad to partner with Brethren Village on its new Village Center Bistro!

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