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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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Keep Healthy Habits During the Holidays

It is possible to enjoy the holiday season without losing sight of your exercise and nutrition programs.  By setting ground rules, you can enjoy holiday parties and celebrations without overdoing the food - or starving yourself.  Consider these simple ideas:

1. Don't succumb to peer pressure.   If you'll be around other people indulging in sweets, treats and other unhealthy delights, be prepared.  If you do choose to partake in some less healthful options, do it because you decided to, not because someone else talked you into it.

2.  Good prep leads to a well-balanced party.  Completing a workout prior to a dinner party or other event can help you better metabolize the food you're about to eat.  While you likely won't burn more calories than you consume, exercise increases insulin sensitivity and powerfully prepares your body to store more glycogen, meaning more of those carbohydrates will likely be stored in your muscle instead of being converted to fat.

3.  Water, water and more water.  Constantly sipping on water is a great way to stay "full."  A couple of glasses before a meal can be a great way to keep a lid on food intake.  In fact, a recent American Chemical Society presentation said drinking two glasses of water prior to a meal can produce greater weight loss than consuming the meal alone.

4.  Go for the veggies first.  Besides being loaded with nutrients, the considerable fiber and water found in vegetables can help you avoid overeating.  If you're dining out, start with a salad.  If you're at a party, look for the vegetable tray.

5.  Got protein? Keep it lean.  Some fat in the diet is important.  And the fat found in pasture-raised or grass-fed animal protein even has some health promoting effects.  Chances are, however, when you're at a party or going out for dinner, the meat wasn't raised that way.  Loof for a lean source of protein, such as grilled chicken, fish, turkey or lean cuts of beef.

6.  Save the sweets and carbs for last.  If you stay true to the ideas above, you'll likely feel pretty satisfied.  Sweet potatoes, regular potatoes and rice are good sources of carbohydrates and they're gluten free.  If you still crave the occasional high- carbohydrate treat, be sure to consume a balanced meal of vegetables and protein first.

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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

It's a wonderful life
at Bailey Park!
Benton, PA

Telephone: 570.925.2077