Entries by Mountain Meadows

A New Year…Imagine

“There is life after retirement, and it is BETTER.”  (Catherine Pulsifer) It is 2015!  Some will welcome the New Year with promises or resolutions to be kept.  Some will start this New Year with the addition of new family members.  Some will plan a vacation trip of a lifetime.  No matter how we “ring in […]

IMAGINE…

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” -William Arthur Ward Imagine…early December and you enter the doors of an exquisite clubhouse and walk into the lobby. To your left is a beautiful, sparkling Christmas tree welcoming you to the inviting, warm room. A resident […]

Home for the Holidays…

Yes.  It is that time of year again.  Time when family and friends gather together to enjoy one another, to partake in fabulous holiday menus and perhaps tell stories of years gone by.  The cause of these gatherings may be for different reasons but the end result is the same — special time with people […]

New Moves, Good News

by Diana O’Farrell and Linda Doren Just a short year ago, the Mountain Meadows community shared some important information about the early signs of Parkinson’s disease.  As one might expect, this is not a happy subject to talk about and our article was received with mixed emotions. Now, we are pleased to tell everyone about […]

Are You Ready?

When was the last time you had to make a big decision?  You probably came up with an idea, researched the product or idea, viewed it in person then made a final decision.  Do I go ahead?  Should I wait?  Maybe I am not ready to do this yet…you are just not sure if you […]

It is All About Freedom…

Having the freedom to make choices is part of what makes living in the United States of America and Oregon so appealing to so many people. Freedom of worship; freedom of speech; freedom from want; freedom from fear –Just some of our freedoms. Throughout history we have fought for and won our freedoms. Our flag […]

Dads Deserve the Best Too!

Growing up on 200 acres was the best thing I could have imagined when I was a child.  The only part of the ranch life I did not like was changing irrigation pipe and fixing fences.  Work, work, work…Ugh!  My Dad would tell me that chores were good for me and that I would appreciate […]

Moms Deserve the Best

The month of May – for most of us, our thoughts go to Mother’s Day.  We naturally associate May with our moms, and for those of us fortunate enough to still have our mothers here with us, it is a time to celebrate life. Our mothers play a very important role in the people we […]

Spring into a New Life…

Vibrant colors are everywhere reminding us that Spring is here and, with it is new life.  The trees are forming bright green new buds and the dogwood trees are breaking forth in all their glory.  Spring makes us smile and puts a song in our hearts as we come out of the dreary, cold winter […]

Life is About Choices

Maintaining your lifestyle when you retire is on the hearts and minds of most of us.  We want to continue to enjoy life the way we have come to know and love it.  For many people, the retirement years may be a frightening and uncertain spot on the horizon and the move to a 55+ […]

Home is Where the Heart Is…

A happy home is a home where there is laughter, joy and family togetherness.  A happy home is often “where your heart is.”  So, where is your heart?  Perhaps you long to live in Ashland and maybe it is “home” to you.  Perhaps you want to be closer to your family who lives in the […]

A New Beginning…

It is hard to believe but another new year has begun.  Welcome 2014!  Some will welcome the new year with promises or resolutions to be kept.  Some will start this new year with the addition of new family members.  Some will consider this year the year to repent of sins of the past and start […]

Home for the Holidays…

Yes..it is that time of year again.  Time when family and friends gather together to enjoy one another, to partake in fabulous holiday menus and perhaps tell stories of years gone by.  The cause of these gatherings may be for different reasons but the end result is the same — special time with people we […]

Just the Right Time…

“What will I do when I get there?” “How will I ever make friends?” “I just can’t imagine not having my favorite organic store to go to anymore.” Does this sound familiar?  Maybe you or someone you know is considering a life changing move from the known and comfortable to the unknown and frightening.  Re-locating […]

Help Along the Way…

By Linda Doren For some of us, cultivating in a community garden or even a leisurely walk through a park may be less than enjoyable and easy. In fact, it may even be difficult. One might say it is hard to imagine not being able to do even the simple things. Not so for those […]

Just a Walk in the Park…

In Ashland, when you talk about a walk in the park, one thinks of beautiful Lithia Park and the Shakespeare Theatre attraction.  If you visit Ashland and do not take time to stroll through this incredible park, you have not experienced the fullness of the city. In Mountain Meadows 55+ Community, the residents refer to […]

Just a Walk in the Park…

In Ashland, when you talk about a walk in the park, one thinks of beautiful Lithia Park and the Shakespeare Theatre attraction.  If you visit Ashland and do not take time to stroll through this incredible park, you have not experienced the fullness of the city. In Mountain Meadows 55+ Community, the residents refer to […]

Gardening is Fun…and Easy!

Raised garden planting beds and rich, compost soil! What a great idea! You mean — one does not have to crawl around on hands and knees or do deep knee bends to enjoy a beautiful garden? Not at Mountain Meadows 55+ Community in Ashland. Our beautiful garden is a resident-run cooperative type of garden and […]