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!

December 14, 2020

An Early Look at the Visionary New Meadowood Memory Care Center

It’s still in the planning stages, and it doesn’t have a name yet, but there’s something very exciting coming to Meadowood. A new memory care center with a highly innovative design is underway. To learn more about what’s happening behind the scenes, we talked to Stephanie Messler, director of personal care at Meadowood. According to Stephanie, the need for more memory care space at Meadowood has opened up the opportunity for a whole new type of program. Slated to break ground next spring, this new memory care center, attached to […]
December 2, 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions From Our Virtual Resident Panels

During COVID-19, we’ve replaced our on-campus events with virtual resident panels and other online events. These interactive sessions really get to the heart of what life is like here at Meadowood. One of the best parts of the panels has been the great questions participants are asking. Here are a few of the questions our residents most frequently get asked — and their forthright answers. 1. How’s the food? (Really, how’s the food?) “We have a bistro here, and the food is absolutely magnificent. If you go to the dining […]
November 20, 2020

10 Little-Known Facts About Meadowood At Home

Today, we’re talking to Lynn Perugini, director of sales and marketing at Meadowood At Home. Lynn has been helping seniors make choices about their future care for 25+ years, and knows how overwhelming the decision process can be. In this post, she’ll explain 10 little-known facts about the Meadowood At Home program. It’s not home care. It’s more than that. Meadowood At Home and other continuing care at home programs are not just home care (although they include it). Meadowood At Home is a complete plan for your future, offering […]
November 10, 2020
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Team Meadowood Surpasses Its Fundraising Goal for Alzheimer’s Walk

Even as COVID-19 takes the headlines, Alzheimer’s is still a critical health issue we all need to battle. The annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s will happen this year, but because of the pandemic, it’s not walking as usual. To learn more about how our community is participating, we talked to Stephanie Messler, director of personal care at Meadowood and chairperson of the Philadelphia Walk to End Alzheimer’s. “Even though we’re not having a large physical event in Philly, Alzheimer’s has not gone away during COVID-19,” Stephanie stressed. “It’s still very […]
November 2, 2020
Bloody Mary and shrimp cocktail

Delivering Extraordinary Culinary Experiences During Extraordinary Times

Meadowood’s dining team has gone above and beyond to provide an excellent culinary experience to residents during these challenging times. To celebrate the team’s efforts and learn how it’s adapting to the current situation, we’re talking to Meadowood’s Senior Director of Dining Services, Christine Pacitti. Meadowood has always been known for its gourmet dining experiences. How are you adapting to these unusual times? It’s a new way to think about dining. For instance, we’ll do outdoor specialty meals, serving courtyard to courtyard simultaneously. We put on an Oktoberfest cocktail party […]
October 26, 2020
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Celebrating Brain-Friendly Living at Meadowood

To celebrate Longevity Month, we’re talking to Eileen Joseph, Meadowood’s nationally recognized fitness guru, certified dementia care specialist, and resident and staff educator. Her passion at Meadowood? It’s all about strengthening the brain. “I’ve come to understand how important brain fitness is,” Eileen says. “As much as physical fitness, it’s at the very core of a healthy and independent life.” “One of the things that we know about getting older is how important it is to really maintain one’s quality of life so one can remain as independent as possible,” […]
October 5, 2020
Playground at Meadowood

10 Things Grandchildren Love About Meadowood

To help us celebrate Intergenerational Awareness Month last month, we turned to the experts: Meadowood residents John and Joan Kratz, who may win the award for having the most grandchildren who are the closest to Meadowood. Their three sons, three daughters-in-law and six grandchildren all live within 12 miles of campus. The couple has made countless memories with their grandchildren in just the five years they’ve lived here. Their six grandchildren range in age from one to 16. And there’s one on the way! “Our kids are still making children,” […]
September 8, 2020
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Top 10 Reasons to Retire in Montgomery County

Meadowood is tucked away in the heart of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, an area packed with an incredible array of things to do, see and experience. Natural beauty, historic sites, outdoor adventures, cultural opportunities, shopping, dining and family-friendly attractions are all within easy reach. Here are the top ten reasons to retire in Montgomery County: 1. Financial advantages As a Montgomery County resident, you are, of course, a Pennsylvania resident, and the Keystone State is one of two states in the country that does not tax any of its residents’ retirement […]
August 20, 2020

Wellness for the Fun of It—Even During COVID-19

August is National Wellness Month, a good time to reflect on what we can do to get stronger and healthier. But Doris Peck, a 20-year resident of Meadowood, doesn’t need a reminder to focus on wellness—she does it every day of the year. Since she moved to Meadowood with her husband at age 75, Doris has been active in the community’s wellness programs. Now a widow, she will celebrate her 95th birthday in November, and as the Meadowood program has grown over the years, so has her interest in fitness. […]