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Fun & Fitness: Independent Senior Living in Bethlehem, PA

January 5, 2024

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Choosing independent senior living in Bethlehem, PA that prioritizes both fun and fitness is a great way to ensure an active, enjoyable retirement. The best exercise for seniors to prevent health problems and stay independent are aerobic activities and muscle strengthening. Leading an active lifestyle helps maintain and improve muscle strength, which is essential for balance and mobility, and weight bearing exercises can help preserve bone density and reduce the risk of fractures and osteoporosis.

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Therapeutic Modalities: Enhancing Mobility and Physical Health

October 27, 2023

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Physical and occupational therapy can be valuable tools to help older adults stay active and maintain independence. These therapeutic modalities focus on improving mobility, strength and functionality, and they can have a positive impact on a senior’s overall quality of life.

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The Benefits of Speech Therapy for Seniors

June 16, 2023

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Aging can bring about various changes that affect communication abilities such as changes in speech clarity, language skills and cognitive function. Speech therapy can help address these issues and improve overall communication and quality of life for older adults. Here are some ways speech therapy can help older adults.

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Choosing Senior Living Housing to Overcome Loneliness

June 9, 2023

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For some, aging brings challenges such as learning to live without loved ones who may have passed on or physical inabilities to continue some activities. Loneliness is a significant concern that can impact overall well-being. That’s where senior living housing can help.

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Dynamic Living: Tips for Senior Fitness in Wyomissing, PA

January 13, 2023

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According to experts, the best way to prevent health problems and stay independent as we get older is to engage in weekly exercise and strength training. Country Meadows offers a robust program for senior fitness in Wyomissing, PA. Our on-campus fitness programs provide one-on-one personal training, weight training and group classes provided by our professional fitness staff.

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Grief: Tips for Helping Seniors with Loss

September 30, 2022

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Grief is the natural reaction to loss, whether it is the death of a loved one, lost physical ability or any life changing event. While everyone experiences loss, seniors may experience serious health effects when coping with grief. Helping seniors with loss is important to maintaining their health.

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Nursing Care Tips to Help Seniors with Dysphagia Live Better

September 9, 2022

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It is estimated that approximately 15 percent of older adults have difficulty swallowing. This condition is called dysphagia, and it can cause serious health issues including malnutrition, dehydration or even aspiration pneumonia. Seniors living in retirement communities may receive nursing care to help them manage their difficulties with swallowing.

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Retirement Homes Help Seniors with Driving Retirement

July 8, 2022

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Seniors contemplating living in retirement homes should consider the pros and cons of choosing not to drive, not just whether they are still capable of driving.

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Summer Activities in Assisted Senior Living Communities

June 22, 2022

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Summer time is fun time especially at assisted senior living communities. Active adult communities have many different amenities for residents to enjoy with their neighbors, visiting family members and friends. …

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What is occupational therapy and when is it necessary?

April 5, 2022

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One of the most difficult aspects of aging is losing the ability to complete everyday tasks we never had trouble performing. This can cause people in retirement communities to feel …

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What seniors in independent living communities should know about diabetes

March 25, 2022

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Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions affecting older adults. According to the CDC, 33% of adults over 65 have diabetes. Independent living communities offer numerous opportunities to …

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How independent living seniors can have a better relationship with their doctor

March 15, 2022

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Maintaining good relationships with family and friends is critical to our happiness at every age, especially when living at independent living communities. But did you know your personal care doctor …

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Heart healthy routines for seniors in retirement communities

February 24, 2022

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Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined. High blood pressure, high cholesterol and coronary heart disease are among the …

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How to prevent falls in your retirement living apartment

February 3, 2022

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As we age, taking a tumble carries with it many more risks than embarrassment. Every year millions of people over the age of 65 experience a fall whether residing in …

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Five questions about senior citizen housing to consider before you decide to age in place

January 4, 2022

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Home is where the heart is. True, but as we get older and children go their separate ways, home can become a lonely place chock full of chores, upkeep costs …

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Holiday happiness for residents in independent living communities

December 8, 2021

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The holidays are a joyful time of year at the best retirement communities. But for some older adults, the winter holidays may not be the most wonderful time of the …

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What senior independent living women over the age of 65 need to know about breast cancer

October 10, 2021

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Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in older women. According to the National Cancer Institute, a woman’s risk of breast cancer increases with age.  Residents in …

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How an active and social lifestyle retirement community can help seniors regain their strength and maintain health through activities and physical therapy

September 8, 2021

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“If you don’t use it, you will lose it.” Co-workers at Country Meadows often hear that piece of advice from residents when asked to share the secrets to longevity. An …

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Seniors in independent living communities should focus on these tips to stay hydrated

July 16, 2021

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We cannot survive without water. In fact, sixty percent of the human body is made up of water, so it makes sense we need to take in lots of fluids …

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How seniors in an active and social lifestyle retirement community can stay safe from the sun in the summer months

July 6, 2021

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One of life’s pleasures is enjoying the great outdoors. And it is more than just fun in the sun. Science has proven the sun offers numerous health benefits for the …

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