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As humans, we rarely welcome suffering and grieving. Yet, they are a real part of life. God can redeem even our darkest of seasons for His glory. In a very practical sense, we can also learn much from our suffering, even if it doesn’t feel like it at the time. Read More ...
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If you’re a natural planner—and even if you aren’t—you may be wondering how to approach retirement planning, especially as it relates to your living situation. Particularly if you’re hoping to take some of the stress and cost out of your senior living equation, you may be considering moving into a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). But how much will this cost? Can you afford a CCRC? What is the best way to save for senior living? Read More ...
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If you care for a loved one, you’ve probably experienced one of life’s highest honors and simultaneously greatest challenges. An estimated 53 million adults in the United States are caregivers. Of those, 26% have experienced difficulty coordinating care. One in four caregivers find it difficult to care for their own health. Remember, you’re not alone. You may have more options than you realize.A personal care respite stay can benefit both the caregiver and the person receiving ...
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Emma Neights and Nelly Petersen once shared the same last name, Beierle, and are sisters by blood, but even more importantly, they share an immense bond and lasting friendship.Born in the country now known as Moldova only years before World War II, Emma and Nelly were forced to grow up quickly and to take care of each other. “I never had a childhood,” Emma chuckles. With a quiet disregard for their childhood heroism, the sisters recount stories like watching Nazis take their dad...
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If you’re a senior in your own home who’s planning ahead—or have adult children who have raised questions about your future—you may think that your choices consist of either staying where you are or moving into a nursing/assisted living community.Not so! More and more of today’s seniors plan to age in place in a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). In these senior living communities, they enjoy independent living, meaning that they live in their own private ...
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One of the best parts of retirement is that you have plenty of time to partake in the hobbies you already love—and try out new ones as well. If you count gardening on your list of interests, you stand to benefit from improved physical fitness, mental health, social opportunities, and even a healthier ecosystem. You don’t even need acres of land to do it: you can enjoy small-scale gardening in your senior living community, free of heavy lifting. Gardening can even boost your quality o...
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Consider these eight key factors to find the retirement community that’s right for youFred and Janice Widders moved to Chapel Pointe from a dairy farm where the closest thing they had to neighbors walked on four legs and mooed. They now have a vastly different experience. “What I have loved here is being able to socialize,” Janice said.From the very first time she walked through the doors (when her mother was a resident) Janice said “it just felt like home.”If you d...
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Long-term care community Chapel Pointe at Carlisle and HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, and have partnered together to provide education and real-life experience to the next generation of certified nursing assistants (CNAs).The daunting challenge of finding professionals for our nation’s healthcare system has only intensified as healthcare heroes continue to carry the burden, trauma, and burnout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Raising up a new generation of healthcare profes...
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February 19, 2022 is National Caregivers Day, when we honor each remarkable caregiver, whether a family member, friend, volunteer, paid home care worker, or professional in a senior living community.If you’re a caregiver for someone at home, we applaud you for showing your love in such a tangible way. On challenging days, give yourself grace and remember that teamwork is key.Be compassionate to yourself and your loved one by planning for the future. As your loved one’s needs increase...
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Meet Resident Richard Foster“They say to plan based on your life expectancy. Well, I’m planning on living to 107. I’m not just bumming around!” Richard jests. At 64 years old, Richard Foster is the youngest resident living at Chapel Pointe. Never marrying or having kids, he wasn’t sure what to do or where to go after retirement. However, after a little research and only a virtual tour due to the COVID pandemic, Richard knew he wanted to move to C...
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