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!

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 […]
November 8, 2018

Live Large and Luxuriously in the Dunbarton Residence

Of all of the spacious and luxurious West Hill English Carriage Homes at Meadowood, the Dunbarton residence is the largest at 2,750 square feet with space to enjoy and make your own. Like all of our Carriage Homes, the Dunbarton is an ideal place for an active, independent lifestyle – surrounded by Meadowood’s thriving community and park-like campus. Ready to explore the Dunbarton residence? Let’s take a look!
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 […]