Meadowood Blog

The People, Places and Perspectives of Meadowood

Interviews with residents and team members. The latest trends in retirement living and real estate. Fun things to do in the area. Tips on wellness and aging well. Just a few reasons to check out the biweekly Meadowood blog. Happy reading!

May 27, 2021

Summer Teaser

As I write this blog post, the sun is shining brightly and the temperature outside has climbed to 82 degrees. Yesterday, it was 90.And… it’s only May. I know this sultry weather won’t last–at least not for a while yet–but it has given us a little taste of summer at Meadowood. And with the return of normal activities and programming after Covid-19, it’s absolutely glorious! It’s a great time to live (and work) at Meadowood. Familiar faces are reappearing in our classes. The walking path is in full use once […]
May 26, 2021

Get to Know Our Newest Sales Counselor

Today we’re excited to introduce you to JoAnn Gilvary, Meadowood’s newest sales counselor. JoAnn joined Meadowood recently after working as a client experience manager at WayForth, a company that helps seniors handle the move process. Q: Can you talk about your experience working with WayForth? A: We had just gone through something with my grandfather, and in trying to find a place for him to live, I came to realize that there are so many people in that situation who wait too long to make that decision to move. It […]
May 10, 2021

A Hopeful Adventure

The model we use for the Six Dimensions of Wellness defines Emotional Wellness this way: “On the wellness path, you’ll be able to express feelings freely and manage feelings effectively. You’ll be able to arrive at personal choices and decisions based on a combination of feelings, thoughts, philosophies, and behavior…You’ll be able to form relationships with others based on a foundation of mutual commitment, trust, and respect. You’ll take on challenges, take risks, and recognize conflict as being potentially healthy. “Managing your life in personally rewarding ways, and taking responsibility […]
May 10, 2021
view of bar at Bistro

Meadowood Dining Is Coming Back With a Bang

Today, Senior Director of Dining Services Christine Pacitti is discussing big changes that Meadowood is making to its dining experiences. The team had been planning changes before this past year, and closing during the pandemic gave them the opportunity to transform their dining venues. “We have had a year-and-a-half to look at our programming, and ask, “What can we do differently to improve our dining experiences?” Christine says. All of the changes have been based on resident feedback, including comment cards, input from the Meadowood Dining Committee and resident satisfaction […]
May 6, 2021

This June, Meadowood is in Full Bloom

16 talented residents will display colorful blooms and artistic plantings in the first annual Resident Garden Tour, to be held Wednesday, June 16, 10 a.m.- noon. Resident Tom Lynch, who is helping organize the tour through the Resident Garden Group, says there are several great reasons for people to turn out at this resident-only event. “You’ll meet your neighbors, appreciate their gardens, and get some ideas for your own gardening,” he explains. “Normally you don’t go around peeking into people’s gardens … it’s a private thing,” Tom says. But on […]
April 21, 2021
Seniors socializing in room

With 60+ Clubs and Groups, Every Day is Rich in Experiences

Today we’re talking to Gail Klein, vice president of the Meadowood Resident Association, an organization to which every Meadowood resident belongs, and in which all are encouraged to participate. This organization is the hub of Meadowood, playing a central role in activities, groups, committees, teams and many other Meadowood projects. “One of my responsibilities is to maintain a list of committees and chairpersons, and have that information printed in a booklet, which is distributed to all of the residents,” says Gail. “The president and I also meet regularly with the […]
April 14, 2021

Spring Programming In Full Bloom

I’d like to interrupt our regularly scheduled blog post about the Dimensions of Wellness to share some of our exciting upcoming programming for the spring! Imagine you’re a resident here at Meadowood Senior Living, joining us for your favorite activities. Or, maybe trying out some new ones like these: We’re running for the roses on April 30th with our Kentucky Derby Happy Hour! The Fitness and Wellness team will be traveling from courtyard to courtyard with big hats, seersucker jackets and our very own version of horse racing in honor […]
April 1, 2021
Spiritual dimension

Exploring the Spiritual Dimension

At Meadowood Senior Living, the Spiritual Dimension of Wellness doesn’t just come out at Halloween. Okay, okay. Bad joke, but it’s true! Meadowell programming is designed to welcome spiritual exploration and nurturing every day. It is important to note that while spirituality and religion often exist in tandem, they are not the same thing. While religion is a particular system of belief and worship, spirituality is a guiding force. A set of values that give direction to your life. It is the willingness to seek meaning and purpose in life. […]
March 16, 2021
Beautiful sunrise over Meadowood

A Banner Day

The Meadowood Fitness and Wellness Department had a great day yesterday! Although we opened up our facilities in varying degrees throughout the pandemic, this time feels different. This time it feels like we are approaching permanence. What was so normal just a little over a year ago now seems as if it should be heralded with fireworks and a parade. It has been a long year. I don’t think anyone would argue with that. But throughout all of it, our residents handled the uncertainty, the ever-evolving rules, and the sometimes-challenging […]