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12 Wonderful Gift Ideas for Aging Parents

November 2nd, 2020

For the parents who have everything, the gift-giving season can be a difficult time of year. What can you possibly give them that will put a smile on their face and a twinkle in their eye? For inspiration, consider our suggestions below. There are gift ideas from the practical to the sublime. From stocking fillers […]

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6 Documentaries to Watch for Veteran’s Day

October 1st, 2020

Parades, flags and writing letters to the troops are great ways to recognize the service of our active duty soldiers on Veterans Day. November 11 is also a good time to revisit the conflicts and consequences veterans have faced throughout our country’s history. To bring veterans’ stories to life, we’ve put together a list of […]


Intergenerational Pen Pal Program Brings Local Students and Residents Together

September 16th, 2020

As a sophomore at Valley Regional High School, Hannah Clark began serving Essex Meadows as a waitress in the Food & Beverage department in 2016. She formed lasting friendships and enjoyed her comradery with the residents at Essex Meadows. When the COVID-19 pandemic brought Hannah home from college at Roger Williams University last spring, she […]


Teamwork at Meadows Mart

September 3rd, 2020

This year has brought much change, uncertainty, and in some cases, growth for the team at Essex Meadows. As a work family, we have seen the best in our team members and colleagues. When protocol required social distancing and quarantine for residents, the Environmental Services and Transportation teams stepped up to the plate to ensure […]

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Activities for Seniors with Limited Mobility

September 1st, 2020

Around 30% of older adults have limited mobility due to conditions such as stroke, arthritis or fall-related injuries. Because mobility is a factor in quality of life, it’s important to find new ways for those with limited mobility to stay engaged, have fun and be social. These activities for seniors can help you get started. 5 […]


Thank You to Our Team Members

August 27th, 2020

For the Essex Meadows Administration the health and safety of residents and staff has always been a concern. This concern, made paramount during the COVID-19 pandemic, was eased knowing we had a dedicated Environmental Services team ready to help face the virus and its many challenges. Essex Meadows was very fortunate to have Sharon DeGroat […]


What do you need? Featuring Registered Nurse Sandy Puckett

August 20th, 2020

  As a registered nurse of more than 25 years, Sandy Puckett knew she wanted to work at Essex Meadows for many years prior to joining the organization in November 2019. “Once you start working at Essex Meadows, you never leave,” Sandy said, as she reflected on her personal experience. “It’s an honorable company that […]


Why You Should Get on a Retirement Community Wait List

August 1st, 2020

After thorough research and comparison, you’ve found the retirement community that offers you the lifestyle and care services that will enhance your days. If it’s a very popular community with high occupancy, you may be asked to join a wait list. At this moment, many people wonder whether it’s worth it to join a waiting […]

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Supporting Your Aging Parent When You Can’t Visit

July 1st, 2020

As precautions to stop the spread of the coronavirus continue to be necessary, families are missing their senior loved ones and considering new ways to stay in touch that still allow everyone to stay safe. With caution in mind, many children of aging parents are looking for fresh ways to connect. The importance of socialization […]


Opening Up Our Community — 6/24/2020

June 24th, 2020

Many state and county governments are releasing plans to reopen the economy to essential businesses. While this is an encouraging sign, please know this process will be thoughtfully considered at Essex Meadows. We will implement a multiphased approach when reopening our community. As we serve vulnerable adults throughout our community, Essex Meadows reopening phases may differ […]