Glen Meadows Retirement Community Creates “College Experience” for Residents with Masterpiece Living®

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Baltimore County Community Becomes First in Maryland to Offer Masterpiece Living; Approach is Based on MacArthur Foundation Research that Shows How We Age is 70% Dependent on Lifestyle and Only 30% Dependent on Genetics

Glen Meadows Executive Director Yolanda Johnson Describes "Masterpiece Living" to the Local Media

Masterpiece Living is our way of ensuring that seniors living at Glen Meadows and other Presbyterian Senior Living communities have the opportunity to challenge themselves across all aspects of their lives, creating stronger balance and fulfillment.

Glen Meadows, a Presbyterian Senior Living retirement community, today announced that it has become the first retirement community in Maryland to offer Masterpiece Living®, a new approach to senior living that helps residents lead more robust and fulfilling lifestyles. Glen Meadows is the first of Presbyterian Senior Living’s 24 locations, all located in the mid-Atlantic region, to launch Masterpiece Living.

“Research shows that aging well – both physically and mentally – is largely dependent on lifestyle,” said Steve Proctor, President, Presbyterian Senior Living. “As Baby Boomers continue to reach the age of retirement in record numbers, Masterpiece Living is our way of ensuring that seniors living at Glen Meadows and other Presbyterian Senior Living communities have the opportunity to challenge themselves across all aspects of their lives, creating stronger balance and fulfillment.”

The launch event at Glen Meadows featured remarks from special guest Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore County Executive. Residents participated in activities that represent each pillar of Masterpiece Living – social, physical, spiritual and intellectual fulfillment. Events included a “Zumba Gold” fitness class, Brain Health cocktail party, resident drum circle, and lecture from local author Frances Bond on “The Modern Grandparent.”

Based on a 10-year Study on Aging by the MacArthur Foundation, the Masterpiece Living approach provides stimulating, life-enriching, measurable programs designed to enhance the lives of residents, staff and the entire culture of the community. Rooted in the finding that how we age depends more on lifestyle choices (70%) than genetics (30%), Masterpiece Living strives to enact change within and by the community, aiming to challenge and motivate residents to discover new hobbies, set and achieve new goals, and ultimately lead healthier, more fulfilling lifestyles.

Dr. Roger Landry, President of Masterpiece Living, offered this insight, “If a community can provide the environment and culture that believes in the growth of their residents, the residents will respond to that. That is what Masterpiece Living is all about – a philosophy that believes in the growth in all areas of our lives and achieving this potential.”

For more information about Masterpiece Living at Glen Meadows, please visit http://www.glenmeadows.org or contact Jessica Callahan with Abel Communications at 717-329-0167 or JCallahan(at)abelcommunications(dot)com.

About Presbyterian Senior Living
Presbyterian Senior Living is a not-for-profit organization, providing retirement and senior care services for more than 80 years. Headquartered in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, Presbyterian Senior Living provides services to more than 5,400 seniors in 24 locations in the mid-Atlantic region of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and Delaware.

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