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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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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Celebrate your senior dad with a gift that’s just right for him

By / June 16, 2017 Community, Lifestyle, Senior Living , , ,
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For many families with older parents, deciding how to celebrate Dad on Father’s Day is a bigger challenge than how to honor Mom on Mother’s Day. But fathers appreciate special remembrances, too. Here are a few more ideas for gifts or special activities that Dad might appreciate, whether he still lives in his private home or in a cottage or apartment at a senior living community.

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Giving thanks for the many good people of Brethren Village

By / November 23, 2016 Community, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Lifestyle , , , , , ,
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Our Residents, the lifeblood of our retirement home, never cease to show their dedication to vibrant Village life. Their caring spirit is demonstrated through daily acts of neighborly kindness and extraordinary commitment to volunteerism within and outside Brethren Village.

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