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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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“Invisible threads are the strongest ties.” - Friedrich NietzscheConnections weave us together, tying us to unexpected experiences and people. These connections paved the way for Don and Esther Weidemann to move to an independent living apartment at Chapel Pointe. Those same threads continue to enrich their souls as they dive into life at Chapel Pointe.   Years ago, Esther’s parents and two of her aunts worked at - and later moved to - Chapel Pointe.&nb...
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Don Weidemann, an independent living resident at Chapel Pointe, picked up bird watching as a missionary in Hong Kong and has continued birding ever since, making him an experienced international birder!Through birding, Don has met countless people, sparked many conversations, and learned much. There’s also a peaceful element of being surrounded by nature. “It is a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy some quiet time” Don says.The Cumberland Valley is a birdwatching paradi...
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“My grandson won a gold medal at the Paralympic Games in England!” Kitty exclaimed.Start a conversation with Kitty Forrest, an independent living resident at Chapel Pointe, and you'll know immediately that she loves her family.When looking for a continuing care retirement community 10 years ago, proximity to her daughter in Boiling Springs, Pa., carried much weight. Finding a new home so close to family was an answer to prayer, and her new family at Chapel Pointe added to her ble...
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(Just in case your conversational skills are a little rusty from COVID.)Kitty Forrest, pictured above and featured in our article, “Finding Family at Chapel Pointe,” has a heart for encouraging others and building relationships. The best way to get to know someone is by simply starting a conversation. If your conversation skills are a bit rusty after COVID, try using one of these tips to spark conversation:  Notice Something NiceFind something you have in common with the ot...
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