Category: Embracing Aging

Embrace Your Reason

Gifts come in all shapes and sizes.  And although I enjoy unwrapping and discovering what’s inside, the gifts I love receiving are not tangible items.  The gifts I value most relate to meaningful experiences and being present in the moment to cherish them. I view growing older as a gift. With the blessing of each […]


Help Your Aging Be Better

Aging is inevitable.  Yet most of us don’t plan for what we want our lives to be like in the future, beyond possibly saving for retirement.  We settle for life as it is, without considering how our needs and desires might change, or how this might impact how we live in our homes and communities. […]


Aging – Why I Do This Work

My earliest memory about aging occurred during a car ride with my family. I was old enough to understand what was being said, yet too young to comprehend the concept of aging. To pass the time, my mom asked my older brother, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I remember turning […]


York County: a Livable Community for All

York County’s Age-Friendly Action Plan Receives AARP Endorsement The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to announce the approval of York County’s Age-Friendly Action and Evaluation Plan – a requirement for enrollment into AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. Bill Armbruster, Senior Advisor, AARP Livable Communities said, “The plan is amazing!  It has […]


York County’s Age-Friendly Action Plan Receives AARP Endorsement

(YORK, PA, August 19) – The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to announce the approval of York County’s Age-Friendly Action and Evaluation Plan – a requirement for enrollment into AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. Bill Armbruster, Senior Advisor, AARP Livable Communities said, “The plan is amazing!  It has everything and more […]


YCCF’s Embracing Aging Helps You Be Proactive

For Joel Conway, his decision to get involved with YCCF’s Embracing Aging stemmed from his desire to be more proactive about his own aging and to be more mindful of his interactions with older adults. Joel is only in his 50s but says the group discussions have helped him become a better listener. Hearing others […]


Thriving As We Grow Older

Margaret Manning was extremely excited to turn 70 on March 6, 2020. Little did she know that less than two weeks later, our state and much of the world would be going into lockdown. Margaret, who is usually busy doing things for others, found herself having little contact with friends and family. Her excitement of […]


YCCF’s Embracing Aging Helps You Be Proactive

For Joel Conway, his decision to get involved with YCCF’s Embracing Aging stemmed from his desire to be more proactive about his own aging and to be more mindful of his interactions with older adults. Joel is only in his 50s but says the group discussions have helped him become a better listener. Hearing others […]


York County Takes Action to Improve Livability

You deserve to live more easily in your home and community. That’s why York County Community Foundation’s Embracing Aging, with the support of the York County Commissioners, is excited to announce the enrollment of York County in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for all of […]


Embracing Aging Grant Offers Retired Adults A Second Chance with the Second Career Service Entrepreneurial Project

What would you do If you were given the opportunity to start a second career after retiring? A few lucky participants of a local program at Crispus Attucks had the opportunity to answer that question last year thanks to a grant from the York County Community Foundation’s Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging. The grant […]