Shared hobbies and interests bring friends together in CCRC senior living communities

By / December 19, 2019 Community, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Residential Living, Senior Living , , , , , ,

Growing up, you always had a friend you could call to go to the mall at a moment’s notice. Or, a neighborhood friend who was ready for an impromptu game of one on one. But, as we get older, how we interact and make friends and social connections change. Fast forward 50 years and staying … Continue reading Shared hobbies and interests bring friends together in CCRC 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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In glorious autumn, pursue active senior living safely when outdoors

By / September 30, 2019 Health Care, Lifestyle, Senior Living, Uncategorized ,

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

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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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Brian and Wendy Albright—the new kids on the block at Brethren Village

By / February 28, 2019 Community, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Lifestyle, Residential Living , , , , , ,

When Brian and Wendy Albright got married in Brethren Village’s chapel in 1989, they didn’t foresee moving here nearly 30 years later. But that’s exactly what they did in November 2018. They relocated to Brethren Village’s independent living Village Townhouses on Brian’s 62nd birthday—the very first day they were eligible to reside here—making them among … Continue reading Brian and Wendy Albright—the new kids on the block at Brethren Village

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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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Retirees find creative opportunities at active senior living communities

By / October 5, 2018 Community, Lifestyle , ,

Have you ever been to an arts and crafts show or a county fair, seen the handiwork of skilled artisans, and thought, “I wish I could do that”? Well, if you’re in or near retirement, now is the time when you can stop wishing and start doing. Creative expression in senior living has benefits for … Continue reading Retirees find creative opportunities at active senior living communities

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Is spring fever real? Yes, judging by senior enthusiasm for outdoor wellness activities

By / June 7, 2018 Lifestyle, Wellness , , , ,

“The beautiful spring came; and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” (Harriet Ann Jacobs, American writer) What is it about spring that seems to revive the soul—and body, too? Do we really get spring fever? Clinical psychologist Michael Terman says that what we call spring fever is an … Continue reading Is spring fever real? Yes, judging by senior enthusiasm for outdoor wellness activities

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Seniors join in the fun of tour bus trips at retirement communities

By / April 26, 2018 Lifestyle, Residential Living, Senior Living , , ,

The best continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) plan entertaining, enlightening tour bus trips that offer new experiences for seniors all year long in comfort and style. Residents enjoy socializing on these fun-filled trips to museums, concerts, shopping destinations, and other places of interest. At Brethren Village Retirement Community near Lancaster, PA, we organize and host … Continue reading Seniors join in the fun of tour bus trips at retirement communities

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Volunteers find proven health benefits in lending a hand to help others

By / February 28, 2018 Lifestyle, Senior Living, Volunteers , , , ,

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more,” said writer H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Those of us who work year-round with hundreds of Brethren Village Volunteers can attest to the truth of that statement. We see their broad smiles and witness the camaraderie among them. A national survey of Volunteers a … Continue reading Volunteers find proven health benefits in lending a hand to help others

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