News stories from Rolling Fields

20 Feb: Tips to Avoiding Financial Planning Mistakes

Whether you just landed your first job or nearing retirement, it’s never too early or too late to plan for your long-term future. Unfortunately, studies show that only about 33 percent of US households have an IRA designed to help save for post-retirement life and less than half of those people have a 401k set up. Kiplinger.com lists five common…

21 Jan: Simple Stretches to Keep You Moving This Winter

During the winter months, inactivity can take a toll on the physical and mental health of seniors. Staying active during the colder months is vital to maintaining good health. Senior living communities like Rolling Fields offer wellness and fitness programs and we encourage community members to remain involved and engaged during the winter months. Here are six simple stretches you…

06 Jan: Improving Eating Habits

Changing the way you eat doesn’t sound too difficult. But, if you’ve been doing something for most of your life, and now you’re in your 60s or older, that can be pretty daunting. What helps is to have a partner to help you. Those residing within retirement communities that provide three nutritious and delicious meals each day enjoy such a…

16 Dec: Staying Active in the Winter Months

Hibernation is not an option for seniors during the winter! While the cold, the snow, and the lack of sun can be depressing, you cannot let that cause you to curl into the fetal position and count the days until spring arrives. It’s no joking matter either. Being inactive is unhealthy for you physically, mentally, and socially. Therefore, it’s recommended…

02 Dec: Tips to Fighting Cold and Flu Season

Winter – also known as cold and flu season – can leave you more prone to falling ill in the cold months. There are over 200 different cold viruses, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults average two to three colds each year. Both the common cold and the flu are contagious, but cold symptoms…

25 Nov: Grief During the Holidays

The holiday season can be an especially difficult time to grieve the loss of a loved one. Your sense of loss can be magnified during family gatherings, holiday traditions and meaningful events. The need for support is the greatest during the holidays. Focus on good memories and take comfort with family and friends. There are a number of ways you…

19 Nov: Different Types of Therapy

There are different types of therapy available at Rolling Fields! Our partnership with HealthPRO/Heritage, a progressive industry leader providing world-class therapy management services, helps provide world-class therapy management services, for skilled, outpatient, acute care, and home care settings nationwide. HealthPRO/Heritage works with local staff at to achieve a unique balance of delivering the optimal quality of care with exceptional resident…

29 Oct: Sunlight May Not Be Enough to Avoid Vitamin D Deficiency

Calcium and vitamin D are two of the most important nutrients for bone health, but vitamin D deficiency is common among seniors. Because seniors typically drink less milk and spend fewer hours outside, they often aren’t getting all the vitamin D they need. For most people, sunlight is the most important source of vitamin D, as sunlight converts cholesterol to…

18 Oct: Rolling Fields Elder Care Named Top Nursing Home by Newsweek

Rolling Fields Elder Care Community by Heritage in Conneautville, PA ranks among the top nursing homes in America, according to a recent report from Newsweek. The publication identified the Best Nursing Homes for 2019-2020 and also released the nursing home finder by ranking more than 15,000 homes across the nation. Tonya Moyer, Rolling Fields Interim Administrator, said the recognition was…

14 Oct: Tips to Staying Active In the Winter Months

Cold weather forces many seniors inside during the winter months, but you don’t have to limit your activities until spring. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recommends 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week. That’s just 30 minutes, five days a week. Rolling Fields offers a wide range of physical and mental activities and varied programs and events…

02 Oct: Tornado Anniversary News Stories

See below for news stories highlighting Rolling Fields tornado anniversary. Celebrating Tornado Recovery – Erie News Now – click here Rolling Fields Eldercare Community Residents and Staff Thank Community for Help One Year After Tornado – Your Erie – click here Quick Thinking, Cooperative Efforts Remembered a Year After Tornado Hits Rolling Fields – The Meadville Tribune – click here…

29 Sep: One Year Anniversary Thank You!

October 2, 2019 will mark the one year anniversary of the Conneautville Tornado. Your assistance on that fateful day was a tremendous support to Rolling Fields to ensure the care and safety of 161 Elders. While there was damage to our property and buildings, we were blessed to come away from this disaster with no injuries to Elders or Care…

23 Sep: Reap the Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Research has shown that a more plant-based diet may help prevent, treat, or reverse heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. While you may not want to give up steak and chicken for good, you can still adopt a plant-based diet while consuming modest amounts of fish and lean meat. People who averaged eight-plus servings of fruits and…

16 Sep: Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Pets not only can improve the lives of seniors, but they also have a positive impact on their health too. People of all ages benefit from having a pet, but this is especially true for seniors. Walking a dog not only provides an opportunity for exercise, but also the chance to socialize thanks to increased interactions with neighbors. Studies show…

09 Sep: Brain Games

Do you think that crossword puzzles and word search games are nothing more than mild entertainment that help pass the time? Think again. Those affordable and easy-to-find games are likely one of the keys to staying mentally sharp as you age, at least that’s what numerous studies have shown. Brain games, as well as other mentally stimulating leisure activities play…

26 Aug: Are You Practicing Safe Medication Management?

As we age, it becomes more likely that additional medicines are being used which can increase the chance of harmful drug effects or interactions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration urges older adults to use caution when taking prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Physical changes as you age can affect the way medicines are handled by your body. Rolling Fields offers…

06 Aug: Stretching Exercises

Seniors who reside at Rolling Fields enjoy numerous amenities and scheduled activities, including exercise classes. These community members can literally walk from their home and join their peers in working up a sweat, socializing, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It’s just one of the many reasons why Rolling Fields is a great choice for senior living. Outside of exercise classes,…

29 Jul: Three Fun DIY Projects for Grandchildren

One of the most important relationships in our lives is the one between grandparent and grandchild. When you live at a maintenance-free community like Rolling Fields, grandparents have the space, freedom, and lifestyle that allows them to connect with their loved ones! You can create memories and bridge the generation gap with these three fun DIY projects to do with…

21 Apr: Rolling Fields Announces New Not-for-Profit Status

David Smeltzer, President and CEO of Heritage Ministries, announced today that Rolling Fields Elder Care Community by Heritage in Conneautville, Pennsylvania, was recently granted the designation of 501 C-3 not-for-profit corporation. This unique shift of a for-profit to not-for-profit based organization is not something that is commonly seen in business organizations in the lucrative senior care industry, but it signifies…