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!

November 1, 2018

Fall in love with Autumn at Meadowood

A crisp wind blows, leaves stir and, if you live at Meadowood, you can simply sit back, sip your coffee or tea and enjoy the fall weather. That’s because you never have to worry about seasonal maintenance here! Without having to do yard work, annual home maintenance or winterization, you’ll have more time to spend as you choose, enjoying the beautiful Meadowood campus with your friends and family. At our community, it can be as simple as enjoying a morning on your own patio, balcony or porch, taking a trek […]
September 19, 2018

What’s included in my monthly service package? More free time, enhanced wellness and compelling connections!

When you move into your new home as a part of Meadowood’s welcoming community, you gain so much more than an ideal place to retire. While your entrance fee secures your residence and guaranteed healthcare if needed, your monthly service package covers a host of valuable benefits that serve to enhance and encourage your active lifestyle. Time on your terms Life at Meadowood is maintenance-free, and your monthly service package covers all the services that will enable you to spend your time how you choose – not on yard work, […]
September 12, 2018

Discover everything you need, and more, in the Durham residence

As one of several of our well-designed apartment homes available, the Durham floor plan at Meadowood offers an excellent balance of space and convenience. This welcoming residence, which is slightly more than 900 square feet, includes a roomy bedroom, an inviting living area, a flexible den and a contemporary kitchen. When you enter the Durham’s door, you’ll first notice how the main hallway smoothly expands into the living area, creating a naturally inviting home. Moving through the spacious entryway, you’ll see the modern kitchen to the left.
September 6, 2018

The Berkshire: A Cozy, Customizable Home

One of today’s biggest living trends is small spaces, tiny houses and simple lifestyles focused most on family, friends and experiences. Many people, especially seniors, are finding that embracing a smaller space is just what they need as they transition to an easier, uninhibited lifestyle. At Meadowood, one of the best opportunities to enjoy the benefits of “living small” is in the Berkshire residence, which can be found in our two-story Founder’s Village and Center Bridge buildings and our Courtyard homes.  No matter which Berkshire you choose, you’ll be able […]
August 27, 2018

Meadowood is a pet-friendly community!

It’s an exciting time in your life when you’re choosing a Life Plan Community. While you will have the opportunity to enjoy an easier, more carefree lifestyle, you also should consider the move’s impact on your loved ones. For many, we know that this includes how moving will affect the four-legged members of the family. With this in mind, we’re pleased to share that Meadowood is a pet-friendly community! Not only do we welcome pets as part of our community – but we also believe that the environment at Meadowood […]
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 […]