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We hope you enjoy this resource about tips and guidance for seniors and their families for their journey, ideas for living actively and well and insights into living at Ecumenical. Visit often as we share information regularly. And feel free to comment on any that interest you most.

How to determine when memory care is the right care for your loved one

September 24, 2020
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

The discussion around moving into a retirement community can be a difficult one. This decision may become all the more challenging when considering memory support as part of that retirement care. Between finding a community that has the proper memory support programs to finding an affordable option and also considering quality of life, there are…Continue Reading

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Selecting a senior retirement community that fits your budget

September 11, 2020
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Many seniors find it difficult to begin planning for the later years in their retirement. Between committing to moving from a beloved home and understanding what senior living options are best, choosing the right community is a daunting task. And even after deciding to research different senior retirement communities, there can also be an added…Continue Reading

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What’s the next step after choosing a senior living community?

August 18, 2020
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

The period between finding the right senior living community and moving in can be an emotional one. It’s a transformational time for any individual or couple as the next stage of life begins and a new lifestyle awaits. For many seniors, choosing a senior living community means making arrangements to sell a home – one…Continue Reading

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Providing the peace of mind you need for moving into senior living retirement communities

July 20, 2020
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

As COVID-19 continues to be on the minds of many during the summer months of 2020, senior living retirement communities are doing all they can to provide a safe and peaceful environment for current residents and new residents as well. Ecumenical Retirement Community is no exception. Over the past several months, ERC, along with its…Continue Reading

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How residents of senior living retirement communities can practice good dental care amidst stay-at-home orders

June 9, 2020
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Dental care isn’t the health topic that’s on the minds of many in senior living communities at the moment. But with COVID-19 keeping residents at home and many offices closed, there is a possibility that teeth cleanings and other dental hygiene related appointments have either been missed or rescheduled for the future. And as the…Continue Reading

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The connection between blood pressure and dementia in seniors

May 7, 2020
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

May is National Blood Pressure Awareness Month, and 2020 is bringing a different perspective to healthy senior living. With connections between high blood pressure and dementia on the rise, seniors are being urged to take new precautions by medical experts. To help those within independent living retirement communities understand all of the factors surrounding this…Continue Reading

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How seniors in independent living retirement communities can fight symptoms of fatigue

March 13, 2020
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Now and then everyone gets a little tired. As a senior, you may start feeling the effects of aging in ways like losing energy, needing more sleep, and not having the same spring in your step. These feelings are completely normal and are to be expected as you get older. Fatigue, however, is different. It…Continue Reading

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Seniors with vision problems benefit from cautionary measures and personal care

February 14, 2020
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

February is Low Vision Awareness Month, so we are using this occasion to advise seniors to protect their eyes and urge them to seek early detection and treatment for any vision problems. The National Eye Institute (NEI) estimates the number of people with the most common vision problems will double from about 37 million in…Continue Reading

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How to find affordable retirement communities

January 22, 2020
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Like many people, you may feel that a high-quality senior living community, staffed by round-the-clock health care professionals, is financially out of reach. But you may be surprised and relieved to discover otherwise—we see that over and over as one of central Pennsylvania’s most affordable retirement communities. Learning to compare costs when considering senior living…Continue Reading

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Your aging parents are changing. How to have those tough conversations about independent living, personal care, and nursing home care.

December 24, 2019
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

The last time you visited mom and dad, everything seemed ok. Dad was still tinkering in the garage with small woodworking projects and doing his outside chores. Mom was involved in everyday activities like cooking and baking and performing light chores around the house as well as getting together with her weekly bridge group. But…Continue Reading

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