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5 Big Tips for Staying Active in Retirement

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A little while ago, we published a post here on the blog that introduced some of the fantastic activities that we enjoy as a community right here on our all-inclusive Calvary Homes campus in Lancaster, PA. Whether you enjoy exercising, arts and crafts, music and concerts, or Bible studies with friends, you will have ample opportunity to pursue your passions every day at Calvary Homes.

But what if you need a little help filling your time and keeping active once you’ve retired? It’s true that retirement presents a change of pace that not all individuals are ready for—even if they think they will be. Today, many seniors find the extensive free time suddenly available to them in retirement can be challenging to fill with meaningful or productive activities.

You’ve earned this time, and you should spend it how you want instead of having others constantly dictating your schedule. But how?

Today’s blog post offers a few ideas for the newly retired—or their loved ones looking out for them—on how to make sure the transition from “the daily grind” to “the golden years” is a happy one.


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Encouraging Faith in Retirement: How Calvary Homes Tends to the Spiritual Needs of Older Adults

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At Calvary Homes, we are committed to providing an enriched community environment centered around Christian senior services that help older adults continue to embrace their faith in retirement. Our faith-based approach to care allows us to serve our residents in a manner that glorifies our Lord Jesus Christ, and we tend to the spiritual needs of older adults through our programs and community activities.

By definition, the term “spiritual needs” may mean something different to everyone, as does the term “faith.” Similarly, spirituality—the connection between humans and something bigger than themselves—may also be up for interpretation. But one thing is sure—people have spiritual needs and benefit significantly from having a strong faith throughout their lives. At Calvary Homes, our spiritual connection is with the Lord, and our goal is to present opportunities for our residents to connect with Him based on our Christian faith.

Today’s blog post shows just some of the ways that actively practicing one’s faith in retirement can lead to joy and peace in the later seasons of life.


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5 Big Advantages of Faith-Based Retirement Communities

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Finding the right retirement community is one of the most important decisions many seniors face today. There are so many factors to consider—including what the social support structure and senior care options available at a given community are like—that the choice can feel overwhelming.

However, beyond a great location, comprehensive levels of care, and desirable amenities, many seniors and their families are also adding abundant faith and fellowship opportunities to their list of criteria for finding the best place to spend retirement. And, they have a lot of options when it comes to faith-based retirement communities that fit their spiritual needs.

Statistics compiled in 2014 showed that about 81% of continuing care retirement communities are owned and operated by non-profit organizations. Of those non-profit communities, about 75% were affiliated with faith-based organizations, which included several Christian denominations and many with non-denominational values, as well. These numbers were projected to grow steadily as demand has increased.

Here at Calvary Homes, we are proud to be among the growing ranks of faith-based retirement communities, as we believe an approach to retirement living and senior care that glorifies God truly enriches lives.


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Understanding the Differences Between Assisted Living and Personal Care Facilities

Retired couple chatting with caregiver at their personal care homeWhen considering retirement living options, seniors have more choices in types of facilities today than ever before. Of the many choices—and the two that frequently get confused—are assisted living and personal care. These terms are often used interchangeably, but they are actually different.

In this post, we want to go over the differences between assisted living and personal care facilities to clear up some of the confusion. (more…)

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Is Worry-Free Senior Living Still Possible in These Unprecedented Times?

Woman in front of laptop wondering if worry-free senior living is still possibleIt’s true that we are currently living in unprecedented times. As the world is working to combat the COVID-19 virus pandemic, which has disproportionately affected older adults, we’ve begun wondering if a worry-free senior living experience is still possible. After all, continuing care retirement communities like ours here at Calvary Homes have long promoted a carefree lifestyle for retirees living on their campuses.

In short, there are many reasons why the answer to this question is absolutely “yes.” However, worry-free senior living is perhaps something we have to work a little harder to maintain now. That means making an intentional effort to take care of our mental, physical, and spiritual needs to keep stress levels down.

Luckily, keeping stress in check remains easier to accomplish in a caring retirement community setting. Today’s blog post gives you a little insight into why keeping your plan of moving to a high-quality and faith-centered retirement community like Calvary Homes is a good idea, even as the world faces significant challenges. (more…)

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About Pet Therapy for Older Adults and the Best Dogs for Seniors

Older adult hanging outside with his dogFor many seniors, one of the biggest challenges at home or in a retirement community is keeping active both physically and mentally. At Calvary Homes, we understand just how important it is for seniors to stay active through social interactions and faith-based community events. And, having a pet or participating in pet therapy for older adults is an excellent way for seniors to stay active and be a part of their community! (more…)

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Sunday Church Services – 

Sunday Live Services are:

CHANNEL 956 (channel 95 in HC)

9:00am Live Stream of Calvary Church

10:15am  CFH Service with Chaplain Brown

11:00am  Live Stream of Westminster Presbyterian

*Channel 957 will be running Touchtown announcements for non-HC residents.






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GLEANINGS – Fall 2020

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Some of Our Senior Living Activities Right Here in Lancaster

Senior activities at retirement communities should be more than just bingo and card games. As you age, it’s important to continue to be able to have fun and enjoy life no matter what your age or where you live. When you consider moving into a retirement community, asking about what activities are offered should be just as important as asking, “Where will I move?” or “Will I have access to full-time emergency care?”

At Calvary Homes, we offer our residents a faith-based, tight-knit community in Lancaster, PA, with ample opportunities for lifelong learning on our 38-acre campus. From golfing, arts and crafts, to devotion and worship hours, the activities we offer to our residents will maximize your quality of life while still glorifying our Lord Jesus Christ. (more…)