Heart of the Home Opens

Heart of the Home Opens

United Zion Retirement Community had its ribbon cutting and chapel dedication on Thursday September 9th. This event marked the finished of the construction of the Heart of the Home project, which included a larger chapel and renovated entrance. Liz Ackerman from the Northern Lancaster Chamber welcomed…

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Meet the New Director of Culinary Services

Meet the New Director of Culinary Services

Christopher Aguillard has joined the team at United Zion as the new leader of culinary services. With over 25 years in the food industry with almost 15 years of experience in long-term care culinary services, Aguillard with the support of Forefront Healthcare is delighted to be bringing great ideas…

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10 Key Things to Look for in a Retirement Community

10 Key Things to Look for in a Retirement Community

Two of the most significant questions you ask yourself in life are when to retire and where to retire to.  Once the when is taken care of, you need to determine where. Options for senior living communities are growing every day. Asking the right questions will help you make up your mind and find the…

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New Chief Financial Officer

New Chief Financial Officer

Matt Musser, CPA has returned to United Zion as the Chief Financial Officer. During the last several years, Musser was the controller at Community Action Partnership and then the controller at Mennonite Home. Prior to that Musser was the controller at United Zion and a senior manager at Baker Tilly.…

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The CARES Act and Your 2020 Taxes

The CARES Act and Your 2020 Taxes

From Ambassador Advisors Would you like to have your tax liability for 2020 completely wiped out? What would it feel like to pay Uncle Sam zero dollars in taxes for this calendar year? It is possible for this scenario to happen, if you’re strategic in your charitable giving. BOTTOM LINE: Limits for…

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Tips for Avoiding Nighttime Falls

Tips for Avoiding Nighttime Falls

From SlumberYard and United Zion Retirement Community's Therapy Department Falls are a well-known and documented danger the senior population faces. The month of September is National Falls Prevention Month and the National Council on Aging hosts a Falls Prevention Awareness Week each year in September…

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Lexington Restaurant Opens

Lexington Restaurant Opens

United Zion Retirement Community is thrilled to announce the opening of its Lexington Restaurant Wednesday, August 12th after a three month renovation project. The renovation updated the look of the space, expanded the area for dining and created a gathering space for residents. The brand new kitchen…

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Indoor Gardening for Seniors

Indoor Gardening for Seniors

By Jim Blake Indoor activities such as doing puzzles, trying new recipes, and do-it-yourself hair styling are enjoying a widespread resurgence. But will these at-home pastimes persist after the COVID-19 pandemic passes? One hobby that could keep you engaged until it’s time to get ready for the holidays…

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Speech Therapy: It’s More Than It Sounds

Speech Therapy: It’s More Than It Sounds

Did you know that May is Speech Language Pathology Month? Speech Language Pathology includes voice, fluency, language, and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). Seniors may have many reasons for speech therapy. Here are a five conditions where speech therapy is used: Aphasia: Seniors who suffer strokes…

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