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Pursuit of lifelong learning is an asset to active senior living

August 24, 2018

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Though your formal education might have culminated with high school, college or graduate school, none of those marked the end of your learning. As you progressed through young adulthood and middle age, you continued to learn about people, places, current events and so much more. In your senior years, ongoing learning remains as important as … Continue reading “Pursuit of lifelong learning is an asset to active senior living”

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What to expect when you move to a retirement community

July 24, 2018

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After seniors, along with their families, have completed the process of choosing a retirement community, they will need support to make the transition as smooth and stress-free as possible. For while the selection of a community may provide relief, the move and adjustment to a new lifestyle can be challenging for some seniors. But like … Continue reading “What to expect when you move to a retirement community”

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13 tips to help seniors stay hydrated in the summer time heat

June 25, 2018

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The sage who observed, “Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine,” knew what he was talking about eons ago. Modern science has confirmed that a simple way to help safeguard our health is to drink plenty of water. Though important advice year-round, it’s vital to heed that counsel during the hot, humid days … Continue reading “13 tips to help seniors stay hydrated in the summer time heat”

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Retirees find computers enhance healthy, active senior living

May 25, 2018

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Use of the Internet, smartphones and other communication technology is increasing among retirees, and many active senior living communities are encouraging that practice. A Pew Research Center’s 2017 report, “Tech Adoption Climbs Among Older Adults,” featured these survey results: Two-thirds of seniors 65 and older use the Internet. Four in 10 own smartphones. A third … Continue reading “Retirees find computers enhance healthy, active senior living”

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Close to home or far away, we still depend on Mom’s words of wisdom

May 9, 2018

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Long after children have grown, mothers continue to have a strong influence on their children’s lives. Adult children, particularly daughters, often reach out to Mom, by phone or with a visit, when they need a sympathetic ear or the voice of experience. Research has shown that when daughters are facing challenging situations, they generally have … Continue reading “Close to home or far away, we still depend on Mom’s words of wisdom”

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Co-workers at the best retirement communities are driven by making a difference

April 30, 2018

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Q: What is the key factor in the happiness and comfort of seniors residing at the best retirement communities? A: The quality of the staff. Words from families about staff members at our senior communities From co-workers in health care and therapy services to those in food services and maintenance, they arrive each day with … Continue reading “Co-workers at the best retirement communities are driven by making a difference”

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Creative arts benefit body, mind and spirit at retirement communities

March 23, 2018

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The typical retiree today isn’t content to simply live longer—he or she wants to age well. Many seniors are doing exactly that by remaining involved in favorite activities for as long as they can. Some enhance the quality of senior living by embracing creative arts. These might be activities they have enjoyed for years or … Continue reading “Creative arts benefit body, mind and spirit at retirement communities”

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Choosing a retirement community? If so, ask the right questions

February 23, 2018

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Moving to a retirement community is a major life decision, with many lifestyle and financial implications. So, prospective residents should ask communities a lot of questions before deciding on the one that’s right for them. Just as people are different, with individual needs, likes and dislikes, so are retirement communities, offering a range of services … Continue reading “Choosing a retirement community? If so, ask the right questions”

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Seniors anticipate celebrating love and friendship on Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2018

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In the middle of winter, it’s nice to warm our hearts with a day that celebrates love and friendship. Though we tend to think of Valentine’s Day as one of romance, it began as a day to honor saints. The romantic association came later, and while it remains the holiday’s focus, we now recognize love … Continue reading “Seniors anticipate celebrating love and friendship on Valentine’s Day”

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What should you look for in a retirement community?

January 30, 2018

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If you have decided that retirement community living could meet your needs or those of a loved one, you have several options to consider. You may even feel a bit overwhelmed by your choices and concerned about making the right one. Seeking recommendations from friends or relatives is fine, but your priorities may be different … Continue reading “What should you look for in a retirement community?”

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Seniors downsize and wonder, “What do we do with all this stuff?”

January 4, 2018

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The headline of a New York Times article in August 2017 summarized the dilemma perfectly: “Aging parents with lots of stuff, and children who don’t want it.” As older parents retire and choose to downsize by moving into a smaller home, a senior apartment or a retirement community, they may discover that they and younger … Continue reading “Seniors downsize and wonder, “What do we do with all this stuff?””

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November is Family Caregivers Month—our new guide helps caregivers with care for themselves too

November 30, 2017

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More than 40 million Americans provide unpaid care for family members or friends age 65 and over. This can be difficult for anyone, but especially so for those who also work full time. The dual responsibilities often conflict, causing employed caregivers to miss an average of seven hours of work weekly. According to a 2017 … Continue reading “November is Family Caregivers Month—our new guide helps caregivers with care for themselves too”

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Boomers: today’s senior communities want you and they’re changing to fit your needs.

May 25, 2015

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If you’re a member of the Baby Boom generation, it probably won’t surprise you to know that the senior communities are readying themselves for you at a near frenetic pace. Just as boomers played a critical role in the counterculture, civil rights movement and feminism…they are having a drastic effect on the future of retirement … Continue reading “Boomers: today’s senior communities want you and they’re changing to fit your needs.”

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Looking for a nursing home for mom? Here are five things to consider.

May 10, 2015

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This week marks the beginning of the American Health Care Association’s National Nursing Home Week. So, in the spirit of celebrating the nursing home, we bring you a list of important things to consider when researching a nursing home for your loved one: Is the nursing home conveniently located? Chances are you will want to … Continue reading “Looking for a nursing home for mom? Here are five things to consider.”

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What are Assisted Living Facilities? Not Personal Care, in Pennsylvania.

March 27, 2015

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The differences between assisted living housing and personal care housing are some of the things that our senior care team outlines with prospective residents and their families all the time. Up until 2011, the terms were interchangeable, but the licensing regulations in Pennsylvania have changed, causing a need for clarification between the two types of … Continue reading “What are Assisted Living Facilities? Not Personal Care, in Pennsylvania.”

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Retirement in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton: PA towns gaining in popularity among seniors.

March 11, 2015

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Retirement in Allentown, along with Bethlehem and Easton, which make up the region known as the Lehigh Valley, is gaining in popularity among seniors in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The Lehigh Valley’s proximity to Philadelphia (just 60 miles north) and New York City (just 90 miles west) makes it a central location with plenty of … Continue reading “Retirement in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton: PA towns gaining in popularity among seniors.”

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Long-Term Care for Seniors: Understanding the Basics

February 6, 2015

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Some of the most frequently asked questions that our Senior Care Experts receive have to do with affording senior care. When people begin their research, navigating the maze of long-term care for seniors can seem daunting. We have compiled some resources to help. What is long-term care? Technically speaking, the US Government’s Department of Health … Continue reading “Long-Term Care for Seniors: Understanding the Basics”

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Considering retirement homes? When is the right time to move?

December 23, 2014

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We’ve talked before about the trend today for seniors to age in place. But sometimes needs change and the time comes to begin to look at retirement homes or assisted living or personal care facilities. A conversation with your loved one’s doctor may be the catalyst that brings about the decision to begin searching, but … Continue reading “Considering retirement homes? When is the right time to move?”

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Mom and Dad are considering a retirement village. What should they look for?

December 15, 2014

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Your parents just told you that they’re considering moving to a retirement village. What does this mean? The truth is, it can mean a lot of different things, depending on the facility that they are choosing. Typically, when seniors talk about moving to a retirement village, they are talking about a Continuing Care Retirement Community, … Continue reading “Mom and Dad are considering a retirement village. What should they look for?”

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