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 United Zion Retirement Community’s Healthcare Center switch to a […]

November 12th, 2018|Healthcare|

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 as Senior Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration at Tel […]

August 14th, 2018|Retirement Advice|

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 value most and (2) what keeps you […]

January 15th, 2018|Retirement Advice|

4 Questions to Ask When Planning for “Retirement”

You survived your growing up years, you navigated career and household responsibilities, and you’re perched on the edge of your Third Age – recently called “retirement” but now more likely to be a time of full engagement. You’re considering a future that may offer: flexibility, financial freedom or financial constraint, travel, spending more time with […]

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 spirit. Why aren’t […]

February 6th, 2017|Retirement Advice|

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 on where you don’t want to go. But one thing […]

February 6th, 2017|Retirement Advice|

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 110 years, United Zion has held the mission of providing superior quality services, based on Christian principles, as our primary focus. As an continuing care community where […]

September 6th, 2015|Retirement Advice|

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

Making a move while being an active adult and engaged with life affords the best opportunity to make sound and informed decisions about your lifestyle, home environment and the community in which you will engage. Making life changing decisions becomes more challenging and uncertain for elders, especially if sudden health needs arise affecting you emotionally, physically […]

August 6th, 2015|Retirement Advice|

When Is a Retirement Community Too Large?

Advantages of a Large Retirement Community

Lancaster County, in particular, is blessed with nearly two dozen 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. The larger communities have the […]

August 6th, 2015|Retirement Advice|
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