Meadowood Blog

July 24, 2018

Why a Life Care Contract Just Makes Sense

For you and your family, the combination of a Life Plan Community and a Life Care contract has benefits that simplify your life and increase your comfort now and into the future. A few types of Life Care contracts are available at Life Plan Communities; however, this article focuses on the benefits of a “Type A” Life Care contract. What a Type A Life Care contract provides—on a level that neither standard long-term insurance policies nor Medicare plans can match—is stability, certainty and savings.
June 29, 2018

The Ashton: A Beautiful Home That Has it All

If your idea of a perfect home has an abundance of space, ample storage and an attached garage, the Ashton, a Meadowood Carriage Home, may be the perfect fit for you. In addition to a spacious main level, the Ashton features a flexible second-floor living area that can be used as storage, a guest space, a den, an office, or a hobby room! Some homes even feature basements. The first thing you’ll notice as you enter the Ashton is the covered entry. Protected from the elements, you can decorate this […]
March 7, 2018

30 Years

In May, Meadowood will officially turn 30 years old, however the inspiration for this unique community happened over 36 years ago. A community of neighbors, set on a large, sprawling campus enjoying each other’s company and thriving in a collegiate atmosphere. That was the vision that sparked the initial Board of Directors in 1982 where residents, board and management would come together to create and operate a dynamic community. Bill and Sylvia Strasburg, the founders of Meadowood Senior Living, took great care when developing Meadowood, which incidentally was named for […]
August 22, 2017

Living WELLNESS at Meadowood

When Jim Mangol, Meadowood’s Senior Director of Fitness and Wellness, spoke to a group of prospective residents at a recent marketing event, he was vibrating with enthusiasm. Jim not only oversees the program at Meadowood, he and his team live it. The fitness and wellness team is comprised of credentialed and experienced professionals. There are seven employees, including three full-time Bachelors and/or Masters prepared, nationally certified personal trainers as well as lifeguard-certified aquatics staff. Rounding out the team of 11 are four contracted specialists who teach Yoga, Tai Chi, high-intensity land […]
May 4, 2017

All in the Family

When you visit Meadowood you hear the same sentiment over and over…everyone is so warm and friendly. We’re like one big family! We agree and not only do many people that live and work here feel like family, a lot of our staff are family! One of our more notable groups of siblings are the Griffin quintuplets. They all work in dining services and will be graduating from high school this year. They live locally, in Harleysville, and will be graduating from Souderton High School this spring. One of their […]
January 27, 2017

True Life Enrichment

Angelique Riley is the Director of Life Enrichment at Meadowood Senior Living. She oversees the programs and activities for our residents in personal care, memory care and skilled nursing care. A total of about 105 people are served on any given day. Angelique sat down with me to answer a few questions about her background and what brought her to a career in therapeutic recreation.   Q: I hear you are an Army brat. How many times did you have to move? A: I lived in so many places both […]
November 23, 2016

Giving Thanks

Every year, family and friends gather to share a special meal and give “thanks.” For some people they are thankful for their health, their friendships, and their family or maybe they are thankful for the ability to give back to their community. At Meadowood, our residents, board and staff share a special bond. Each group is thankful for the other as they all work together to not only keep Meadowood operating at a high level every day, but also thankful for these special relationships. Over our 28 year history, the […]
August 19, 2016

What’s for dinner?

Sharing a meal is often a time of happiness, laughter and the enjoyment of the company of family and friends. Gathering together and “breaking bread” is beneficial in many ways. This fulfills the social, emotional and intellectual aspects of the six dimensions of wellness. There comes a time when the preparation, cooking and cleanup after meals becomes overwhelming, especially when someone lives alone. What was once a happy time becomes a chore. This is why malnutrition in older adults who live alone is common. A few quick statistics about malnutrition […]
June 30, 2016


Everyone is looking for motivation. Some are looking for a healthier lifestyle while others are just looking for a reason to get out of bed every morning to face a new day. So what does motivation have to do with senior living? A Retirement Counselor at a Life Plan Community feels motivated to help someone live a healthier lifestyle and to have a lot of reasons to get out of bed every morning. Every person that visits a community has different factors that are driving a move. Some are tired of […]