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 6, 2020

National Nurses Week: Celebrating Those Who Bring Health and Happiness to Others

National Nurses Week begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. If Meadowood Director of Nursing Catherine O’Gorman had her way, she would celebrate every day of the year. She would also tweak the name of the event slightly. “It’s ‘Nurses Week,’ but it should really be ‘Team Week’ to acknowledge nursing assistants and all of the other team members,” she says. “Everyone works so well together.” This week, Meadowood has a special celebration planned. “We’re going to recognize our nurses and invite everyone else in […]
April 13, 2020

How Meadowood Volunteers Are Going Above and Beyond During COVID-19

The response was immediate and overwhelming. It began when restrictions were put in place to keep Meadowood safe during COVID-19. Executive Assistant to Meadowood President and CEO Paul Nordeman, Susan Hughes was inundated with offers of assistance. “A lot of residents stopped me and asked if they could help,” she says. So, Susan put a volunteer list out and saw it quickly fill up. She appointed two lead resident volunteers, Tom Lynch and Janet Kovacs, to assign residents to the jobs that needed to be done. Residents who raised their […]
April 2, 2020

Meadowood Raises Wellness Engagement During COVID-19

An Interview with Meadowood’s Fitness & Wellness Director Becky Anhorn, Meadowood’s fitness & wellness director, sat down and shared her thoughts on how the team is finding creative ways to engage residents during the coronavirus crisis. How is Meadowood handling wellness differently than other communities right now? In talking to people from other senior communities, it seems that a lot of them just shut down the programs, and they’re just redistributing their staff to other areas of the community or focusing on the bare essentials. We aren’t going to do that. […]
March 6, 2020

Resident Calls Life at Meadowood “a Wraparound Hug.”

Today, we’re talking with Janet Kovacs, a Meadowood resident of 3½ years. Janet is helping organize “The Residents of Meadowood,” the third session of our Smart Planning series. In an open forum on Wednesday, April 8, participants will hear directly from residents why they made the move to Meadowood. We’re asking Janet to share some of her personal insights about life here — and what she thinks people should consider as they make their decision. When we ask Janet about her experience at Meadowood, she says, “You know, it just […]
February 26, 2020

Four Tips for Bird-watching at Meadowood

February is National Bird-feeding Month! In celebration, we wanted to share some tips to enhance your bird-watching experience at Meadowood. Here on our sprawling, 131-acre campus, we’re fortunate to host an abundance of wildlife. Residents of our senior living community in Worcester, PA, have spotted all kinds of creatures, from foxes to deer to rabbits, when they’re out walking our trails or exploring the Meadowood Nature Preserve. Of all of the fascinating varieties of wildlife, though, there’s one species that’s very near and dear to the Meadowood mission: our diverse […]
February 20, 2020

Smart Planning for an Easier Move

At Meadowood, we understand how daunting downsizing can be. Every one of our residents has had to go through it, and we often hear how nice it is to have gotten rid of the house and the yard and, especially, all the “stuff.” But to get to the serenity of going smaller, you first have to go through an overwhelming multi-step process. It’s downsizing your possessions, fixing up the house, finding a realtor and on and on. It’s stressful, tiring and — for many people — drags on for months […]
May 21, 2019

31 Years and Growing

This month, Meadowood turns 31 years old, however the inspiration for this unique community happened over 37 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 for older adults. Bill and Sylvia Strasburg, the founders of Meadowood Senior Living, took great care when developing Meadowood. Bill wanted to create […]
December 13, 2018

Your Home, Your Design at Meadowood

Once you have made the easy decision to move to Meadowood, the real fun begins! Now, you get to design your new home from the ground up. Our Move-In Coordinator, Jenna, will sit down with you and guide you through the process of perfecting your new residence. Your colors, your floor choices, your design and your individual style and taste will all be reflected in your new home at Meadowood. At Meadowood, we offer all the finish and design options you would expect from a custom builder without the hassle […]
November 15, 2018

Let Meadowood Help Make Your Travel Adventures Worry-Free

You’ve likely put a lot of thought into what you want to do when you retire, and often that includes travel plans that last longer than a week or two. Maybe you want to spend time driving an RV around the USA, or you want to take an extended tour across Europe. Maybe you want to go to Italy for a month and learn how to make pasta. Or perhaps you want to go and spend time with new grandchildren or spend winter in a warmer climate. Travel industry writers […]