4 Levels of Care in a Life Plan Community

4 Levels of Care in a Life Plan Community

Senior living has evolved significantly over the years and has many options. With this in mind, many baby boomers frequently ask themselves: What senior care services will I need moving forward? Is a particular senior living community right for me? Life Plan Communities, also known as Continuing Care…

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UZRC Adds Two New Board Members

UZRC Adds Two New Board Members

We are pleased to announce two new board members, Esther Keyser and Shannon Sensenig. Board president Jess Musser states, “Not only do they have deep commitment to the local community and philanthropy, they bring a wealth of financial and healthcare experience and expertise to our board which will…

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How to Become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in Central PA

How to Become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in Central PA

Certified nurse aides (CNAs), often referred to as certified nursing assistants, work under the supervision of a licensed nurse. These positions are an important part of the healthcare team here at United Zion Retirement Community, as CNAs have significant resident contact as they work to keep residents…

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Why Retire to Lititz in Lancaster County?

Why Retire to Lititz in Lancaster County?

#1 Place to Retire in the US – it’s not just our retirees claiming Lancaster County as a fantastic place to retire to, U.S. News & World Report ranked Lancaster #1 in its 2019 list of Best Places to Retire in the United States. Housing affordability, overall happiness of residents, quality of…

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5 Tips for Making Time to Exercise

5 Tips for Making Time to Exercise

Regular exercise improves mood; helps prevents chronic diseases; boosts immune function; aids long-term cognitive function; protects against bone loss; decreases pain; maintains strength and range of motion, and reduces the risk of injury. The CDC recommends 150 minutes of moderate endurance activity…

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Benefits of the Neighborhood Model for Healthcare Centers

Benefits of the Neighborhood Model for Healthcare Centers

Why Consider a Healthcare Center using the Neighborhood Model United Zion Retirement Community (UZRC) has over 110 years of serving the Lititz community with caring and compassion with a focus on providing personalized care and strengthening a resident's independence. We are often asked why did…

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Experienced Nursing Home Administrator Joins UZRC

Experienced Nursing Home Administrator Joins UZRC

We are thrilled to announce the Nursing Home Administrator (NHA), Ellen Haupt, has rejoined the team. Haupt was the Director of Nursing at United Zion several years ago. In the interim, she has served as an NHA at various nursing homes including Luther Acres, Frey Village and St Anne’s. Most recently,…

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United Zion Retirement Community Opens Latest Expansion

United Zion Retirement Community Opens Latest Expansion

United Zion Retirement Community (UZRC) is celebrating the opening of its latest expansion. The not-for-profit continuing care retirement community has not only added 10 new independent living apartments but, also, enlarged its healthcare center for short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. The…

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UZRC Names New Chief Executive Officer

UZRC Names New Chief Executive Officer

United Zion Retirement Community (UZRC) is excited to bring on Sue Verdegem as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective July 1, 2018. Verdegem comes to United Zion Retirement Community with over three decades of experience in the non-profit, faith-based, senior-living sector. She previously served…

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How to Visually Plan Your Retirement Lifestyle

How to Visually Plan Your Retirement Lifestyle

In a recent blog article, you encountered 4 questions designed to put you on the path to your perfect third age (or “retirement”) lifestyle. Here’s another helpful approach especially for the more visual, artistic, and right-brained among us. What to Keep in Mind Keep in mind (1) what you…

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