United Zion Retirement Community Expands

United Zion Retirement Community Expands

During a May 4 groundbreaking, United Zion Retirement Community announced plans for a $9+ million expansion on its 11 acre campus in Lititz. Executive Director, Philip Burkholder, spoke of the organization exercising its wings while staying grounded in its mission of more than a century of Christian…

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Have You Hugged a Volunteer Lately?

Have You Hugged a Volunteer Lately?

Did you know that April is National Volunteer Recognition Month?  It is observed during the third week of April in both the United States and Canada and used to promote and show appreciation for volunteerism.  Here in the U.S., National Volunteer Recognition Week was first established in a…

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Journeying with Grief and Loss During the Holidays

Journeying with Grief and Loss During the Holidays

The holidays are in full swing; Christmas music sounds from the radio, homes are decked out in colorful lights, shoppers at the mall hustle past Santa’s workshop and decorations that seem to have popped up overnight. It’s a time for food and traditions. Everyone around you seems to be in the Christmas…

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Looking Down the Trail – Planning Ahead for Retirement

Looking Down the Trail – Planning Ahead for Retirement

I’ve been a mountain biker for more than a decade and a half. Every hour on the trail is an hour I anticipate and treasure. I’ve learned many things over the years, such as to mentally focus on where you want to go rather than one where you don’t want to go. But one thing I’ve struggled to overcome…

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Why is Not-for-Profit Important?

Why is Not-for-Profit Important?

At United Zion Retirement Community, where loving and caring walk hand in hand, our primary concern is for individuals rather than shareholders, owners or the bottom line. For over 110 years, United Zion has held the mission of providing superior quality services, based on Christian principles, as our…

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How to Know When You Are Ready to Move Into A Retirement Home?

How to Know When You Are Ready to Move Into A Retirement Home?

The best time to making a move to a retirement community is while you are an active adult, engaged with life, and able to make sound and informed decisions that consider the lifestyle, home environment and the community that you want to be part of. Making life-changing decisions becomes more challenging…

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When Is a Retirement Community Too Large?

When Is a Retirement Community Too Large?

Lancaster County is blessed with nearly two dozen Life Plan (also know as continuing care) retirement communities. Many of these communities are home to 400, 800, and even thousands of residents! On the other side of the scale is a retirement village like United Zion, with about 150 residents.…

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Reserving Your Retirement Home

Reserving Your Retirement Home

The coordination of when to sell a home, packing life’s accumulated mementos and setting up your ideal retirement nest can be mind boggling. Doing this while juggling the financial requirements, tours and open houses with potential purchasers and the timing of sales agreements can make a decision to…

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Making the Move

Making the Move

Transitioning to a retirement home can be daunting at first. There are many decisions to make.  How will you sell your house? Real estate agent or public auction? Whose services will you choose? What is needed to get your house ready for sale?  What do you want to bring along to your new residence?…

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Retirement Financial Planning

Retirement Financial Planning

When considering your financial eligibility senior living, United Zion considers factors such as sources of income, assets and insurance coverage. With the completion of a simple preliminary application, United Zion’s financial software can verify current financial eligibility. This feedback will…

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