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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: 8 Ways to See Lancaster County

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: 8 Ways to See Lancaster County

Here at Explore Retirement Living, we're always looking for fun things to do in Lancaster, PA, that showcase the special beauty and character of this place. Today's blog post offers up eight unique tour and local travel ideas that allow you to experience Lancaster...

See How It’s Made: The Lancaster Area’s Best Factory Tours

See How It’s Made: The Lancaster Area’s Best Factory Tours

Perhaps because the native people of Lancaster County and the wider south-central PA area are such an industrious lot, many well-known products have long been made here. Hershey's Chocolate is probably the most famous example of a product that was "born and raised"...

How Lancaster County’s Retirement Communities are Different

How Lancaster County’s Retirement Communities are Different

And, Why You Should Consider a CCRC or Life Plan Community Yourself In many of our posts here on the Explore Retirement Living (ERL) blog, you have likely encountered the term "Life Plan Community," and perhaps you have wondered what that actually means. We realize...

How to Successfully Enjoy Retired Life

How to Successfully Enjoy Retired Life

It seems counter-intuitive that after decades of working, raising children, taking care of housework and home maintenance chores, and just living the “daily grind,” it can be challenging to step back and actually ENJOY retired life. But many seniors today find the...

4 Big Retirement Myths You Should Stop Believing

4 Big Retirement Myths You Should Stop Believing

A little while ago, we shared five big priorities you should work on as you are nearing retirement. We looked at retirement income planning, touched on considerations for your investments and sources of income, and even explained why giving your home some attention...

[INFOGRAPHIC]: Tips for Staying Active While Staying at Home

[INFOGRAPHIC]: Tips for Staying Active While Staying at Home

It’s true that we are all going a little stir crazy this month due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders from our government. Here in Lancaster County, PA, it’s perhaps even more challenging to stay inside to help “slow the spread,” since beautiful spring weather is...

What’s On Stage at the Fulton Theatre in 2020?

What’s On Stage at the Fulton Theatre in 2020?

If you’re well-acquainted with the attractions and institutions that make Lancaster, PA, a unique place to visit, play, and live, you’re likely familiar with the Fulton Theatre—the city’s fantastically historic yet thoroughly modern performing arts venue. If not, it’s...

9 Great Museums in Lancaster, PA That You Need to Visit

9 Great Museums in Lancaster, PA That You Need to Visit

As we’ve often discussed here on the Explore Retirement Living blog, the Lancaster, Pa. region is a treasure trove of culturally rich things to do and see. Today’s post focuses on a few of the best museums in Lancaster County, highlighting the impressive diversity and...