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On Wednesday, December 21, 2022, Aida Hovetter will turn 105! Anyone who has met Aida may be surprised by this significant birthday, as she is often described as sharp as a whip. In July of 2018, The Shippensburg News Chronicle honored Aida in an article, recognizing her as the town’s oldest living veteran. In that article her daughter shared how she is in awe of her mother, as Aida continues to look forward in life, almost like she is ignoring her age.  Aida served as a corporal in t...
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Just like each person has their own personality, each group of people has its own unique culture. Within the Chapel Pointe family, our culture unifies us and sets us apart from the crowd. Keep reading to discover five reasons why the Chapel Pointe culture is special.
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Downsizing your home for retirement has many benefits. However, it’s often only a short-term solution, since it doesn’t address the increasing health concerns that can arise as we get older. Seniors and their adult children can find it difficult to know when it’s time for a senior living community that will offer skilled medical care and personal care or assisted living. Learn about some of the most common signs you or your children can use to help you make this decision.
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If you’re retired or starting to think about retirement, you may (wisely) be considering a move to a senior retirement community in order to save yourself the stress of moving later, when you’ll likely be less equipped to do so. If this is the case, you may be debating whether to join a 55+ community or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). Here’s what each of these retirement community types offer their senior residents.
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Looking at life through the lens of thankfulness can improve your physical and mental health. In fact, regardless of the circumstances around you, simply taking the time to appreciate the good things in life can significantly change your perspective and give you a more positive outlook. Gratitude is a worthwhile practice for people of all ages, but can be especially helpful for seniors seeking to maintain independence and longevity. Reflecting upon many years of blessings sharpens the min...
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“The Sentinel” newspaper announced that non-profit senior living community Chapel Pointe was voted the Best of Cumberland County in four categories: Best Place to Work Best Nursing Home Facility Best 55+ Community Best In-Home Care Provider (Chapel Pointe at Home)The community also selected Chapel Pointe as the: Favorite Nonprofit Favorite Apartment/Townhome Community (Pointe Place)“We’ve been abundantly blessed at Chapel Pointe, and we’re honored that the local com...
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CARLISLE Pa. (WHTM) — A big milestone for Alden Lewis who turned 100 years old today in Carlisle, Cumberland County! “I can’t get over it. I have never had this much fuss made up over me,” Lewis remarked.Click to watch the ABC 27 News clip and read the full article. 
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Anyone who knows Chapel Pointe resident, Alden Pope Lewis, knows he can often be found walking near home, sharing jokes with friends, or gazing at the stars through his eight-inch telescope. Alden turns 100 on July 24, 2022.He welcomes change and is excited by new technology. His apartment, where he has lived for 20 years, is filled with curios and gadgets plus all kinds of hand tools including a vise attached to the dining room table; he loves to fix things. He has a 3-D mirror, a 1960(!) radio...
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If you’ve made the wise decision to spend your golden years in a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) or Life Plan community, you’ll find that of these, there are two types of retirement communities: for-profit and not-for-profit or nonprofit organizations. For-profits currently make up about 80% of senior residential care communities in the US. It’s essential to do your research on any CCRC—and your financial assets—before making a senior living decision. Le...
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Sometimes, moving to a senior living community is stigmatized with the idea of losing independence or freedom. Chapel Pointe residents Don and Esther Weidemann moved to their independent living apartment with the exact opposite mindset.When moving to a new place, it becomes home.They knew that moving to Chapel Pointe meant that Carlisle, Pa., would also be their new home. With that excitement, Don grabbed his camera and headed out with Esther to explore Carlisle, which USA Today named the fourth...
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