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Bailey Park is named after the community in the film, "It's A Wonderful Life". Developer Rick Iddings of Innovative Building and Design Inc., wanted to create the warm feeling the movie depicts, that of a lfe where the community is close, people are treated with honesty, respect, and dignity. Bailey Park will offer 44 single family homes that span over 11 acres located just west of Benton. Come view our model home and check out what Bailey Park has to offer you today!

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7 Dangerous Products

7 Dangerous Products

Step Stools—Losing your balance and slipping off one of these can cause back injuries, knee injuries and bone fractures, so make sure yours in stable.  Look for a stool with sturdy legs, fitted rubber tips and a base that’s wider than the top.  When using, hold on to something stationary.

Dryers—These appliances start about 6,000 home fires every year.  The culprits may be defective dryers or excess lint that was never cleaned out.  Check the lint traps after every load.

Lawn Mowers—They cause some 80,000 injuries each year.  Wear sturdy shoes and eye protection, and check your yard for stones and other debris that can be thrown by your mower.

Bed rails—Designed to enhance safety, they can injure children or older people if improperly installed or badly designed.

Humidifiers—Keep your humidifiers clean.  If they’re not properly maintained, you can get sick from the buildup of mold and bacteria.

Blenders—From lacerating blades to the risk of scalding when hot liquid is splashed, beware the blender.  The government logged 9,000 blender injuries in 2014.

Toasters—These everyday devices cause thousands of fires—including several fatal ones—each year, according to federal watchdogs.  Clean out the crumbs and unplug when not in use.  Ditto for toaster ovens.

(as written in the April 2016 edition of AARP Magazine)


8 Steps to a Safer Backyard

Be an inspector—Take a close look at balconies, porches, railings and outdoor furniture to see  if there are any missing or rusted nails or fasteners.  Also check for splinters, buckled or loose boards, and uneven stair treads and discolores areas.  Make sure there are no cracks or gaps in your pathways that could trigger a fall.

Say so long to slick surfaces—Keep your driveways, walkways and garden paths clear of leaves, branches and other debris.  After a heavy rainfall, be attentive to puddles and slick surfaces, and wear shoes or boots with good treads.

Give your lawn a once-over—One misstep on uneven surfaces and you can lose your balance.  Ask a friend or family member to walk around your yard with you to check for hazards such as roots, fallen branches, rocks or bumpy ground.  They may see something that your missed.

Don’t try to be Mr. or Ms Fix-it—If your mower or weed whacker breaks, take it to a professional repair shop.  Throw away broken garden tools.

Keep it handy—If you have to root around the shed or garden, or reach up on high shelves, accidents are more likely to happen.  So place within easy reach the yard equipment that you use most frequently.

Follow this step—We are at the highest risk of ladder injuries during fall months when we clean gutters, hang outdoor lights or do yard maintenance, according to a study by the Oregon Health & Science University Trauma Program.  Climb a ladder only when someone can be there to spot you.  If you’re at all wary about climbing, don’t do it.

Get slip-resistant— Add abrasive strips or rubber stair treads and use deck paint that has a rough texture.

Install outdoor lights—Put in the ones that are motion-sensitive.  Don’t neglect the porch, pathway, driveway and backyard.

(as written in the April 2016 edition of AARP Magazine)

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Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Geo Thermal Heating and Cooling - Standard feature at Bailey Park 55+ Community in Benton, PA

Using geothermal heating and cooling is a great way to lower your home's operating costs and lessen your impact on the environment.  Geothermal systems leverage the fact that below about 10 feet, the Earth's temperature remains fairly constant from season to season, at about 50-56 F.  A reservoir of water in your geothermal well is used to help heat your home in the winter, and cool your home in the summer.  This simple system can save you 30-70% in heating costs and 20-50% in cooling costs.

You can also claim a tax credit for 30% of the cost of your geothermal heat pump.  Click here to read more about this federal tax incentive.

 Best of all, a geothermal heating and cooling system comes standard in all homes at Bailey Park.  That's just one of the reasons living at Bailey Park 55+ Community really is "A Wonderful Life".

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Bailey Park 55+ Community
406 Shickshinny Road
Benton, PA 17814

Telephone: 570.925.2077

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Benton, PA

Telephone: 570.925.2077