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Vibrant, Senior Retirement Community Living at Bethany Village, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Though the weather’s still lovely and there’s plenty of green – and gold and orange – to be seen, winter is around the corner. The season is not just tough on your house. It can also take a toll on your lifestyle. With shorter days, frigid temperatures, ice and snow, we spend more time indoors, become less active and see friends less.

Winter is the time when the benefits of a continuing care retirement community hit home the most. You'll find fitness classes, events, clubs and friends just outside your door, transportation, health care services and above all, no winter chores. 

Here is a look at one continuous learning program underway this fall at Bethany Village. 

Resident Mary Anne Morefield is a Chautauqua Institute fan and speaker – she shared her newly published book of poems there this summer – and is now bringing some of the famed arts and educational Institute’s programs to Bethany Village via a DVD series. (Click here to read a poem by Mary Anne, as well as her reflections on writing poetry.)

The weekly series began in September and runs through November with the following line-up:

  • Michael Thompson, co-author of Raising Cain on “Boys and the Challenges Presented during Boyhood”
  • Ian Golden, Former World Bank VP, on  “How Migration Shaped our World and Will Define our Future”
  • Timothy Snyder, Professor of History, Yale University, on “Ukraine: The End of Europe”
  • Jon Krakauer, author, on “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town”
  • NBC’s Tom Brokaw, on “Talking About End of Life Issues"

Interested in attending one of these events or learning about others? Contact our marketing team to find out about attending one.



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