The Elephant in the Room

By- Christine Hughes

Retirement living is one thing, but moving to retirement community living is quite another. The subject can generate a lot of resistance – the “elephant in the room.” The elephant in the room points to an issue that is not being addressed. The elephant in the room is a hard subject that is easier to avoid. Aging: The Elephant in the Room As it turns out, in the matter of aging, there is a huge elephant in the room. We

Helping in the Community, One Lunch at a Time

By- stannesretirementcommunity

When it comes “community,” the care and compassion one finds at St. Anne’s Retirement Community reaches far beyond our doors along Columbia Avenue. Over the past four years, our Catholic-Centered senior living community has been involved in the Brown Bag Lunch program at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Located in Downtown Lancaster, St. Anne’s Catholic Church distributes lunches, free of charge, to community members in need. The Brown Bag Lunch program serves approximately 80 to 120 individuals, Monday through Friday, with

New Friends for Kids at Schreiber Circle of Friends Academy

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Courtesy of Schreiber Pediatric Alice “Skip” Steudler sat in the middle of a circle of toddlers leading them through musical games. Over with the preschool-age kids, Betty Kuhn watched in one corner as a boy sprawled out on the floor with dozens of toy cars. Next to them, Joe Finger and his little buddy Grayson Pavlichko worked on pictures they were painting together. Several kids lined up to talk with Loretta Drolet about their little toy animals. And out on the

Fraud Against Seniors:
Turn “Why Me?” into “Not Me!”

By- stannesretirementcommunity

Money doesn’t grow on trees. After years of building up bank accounts and investment funds, why let hard earned money fall into the hands of deceptive criminals? Why are Seniors a Likely Target for Fraud? While fraud can affect people of all ages, seniors are often a prime and common target. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, older Americans are more likely to be a victim of fraud for the five reasons: Senior citizens are most likely to have

Tips on Downsizing for Retirement

By- stannesretirementcommunity

Winter is here, and with it comes cold weather causing you to spend more hours indoors than out. Rather than let Old Man Winter give you the blues, use your time inside free up space and begin to downsize for retirement. While scaling down may seem like a daunting task, there are many obvious places to start, like spare closets, garages and extra bedrooms. Sort through items carefully to identify family mementos to pass onto younger generations and things that

Resolve to Get Involved in 2017

By- stannesretirementcommunity

The New Year is often a time we reflect on the past year and set expectations for the twelve months ahead of us. Gym memberships, a fresh pair of sneakers, a scenic neighborhood route to walk or run, or a promise to be thankful for the things around you are a great way to focus on a healthier, happier YOU in 2017. As you look for ways to make positive changes in your life, consider how you can use your

Are You Dreaming of a GREEN Christmas?

By- stannesretirementcommunity

Turn your GREEN dream into reality with these environmentally-friendly tips! While Christmas is sometimes white with snow, it generally isn’t “green.” All that one-time-use wrapping paper and packaging, fuel spent traveling and shipping presents, and energy used to light up houses and trees means the holiday season takes a toll on the environment. In fact, according the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans produce about one million extra tons of trash around the holidays! The agency reports that the volume of

Furry, Feathery Fundraiser

By- stannesretirementcommunity

As a pet-friendly retirement community, St. Anne’s allows furry and feathery companions in our villas and cottages. Residents in our apartments, personal care and skilled care can also enjoy the company of two dogs, four cats and a bird who call St. Anne’s “home.” While our residents provide daily affection, it is our Pet Committee who handles the financial responsibility of caring for the pets owned by St. Anne’s Retirement Community. Help keep tails wagging and feathers flapping at St.

Consider Where to Retire, Before it’s Time to Retire

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If you’re like most people, you have probably been thinking about retirement since the first day of your first, full-time job. As you embark on the journey, or find it just within your grasp, you should consider how and where you want to spend your time. When considering a retirement community, it’s helpful to understand your options to find the place that best suits your lifestyle now as well as in the future. Five Things to Consider in a Retirement

People Come Here to Live and Thrive –and Pets are a Part of That

By- stannesretirementcommunity

St. Anne’s is a special continuing care community in that it understands the benefits pets bring to people. While the campus is home to 250 human Residents, it is also home to several furry and feathered companions. When people move to the community, they can be comforted by the knowledge that animals will remain a part of their lives. Pets weren’t always part of the St. Anne’s atmosphere. In the 1990s, Dan Lytle, administrator of personal care, brought two rescue