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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.

Friendship Suites Bring Companionship to Harrisburg, PA Memory Support

November 17, 2022
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Life is better with a friend. That’s what residents of Ecumenical Retirement Community’s Harrisburg, PA Memory Support community are discovering.

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What’s the Difference Between Dementia Care Homes and Skilled Nursing Facilities?

October 15, 2022
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Do you have a loved one with memory loss who needs long-term support? When considering your options, it is important to know that there is a difference between dementia care homes and skilled nursing facilities.

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Strategies for Transitioning Parents to Assisted Living

September 19, 2022
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

When transitioning parents to assisted living, ideally there is time to discuss details and plan for the move, and everyone is on board. But in reality, that isn’t always the case. Often, a health setback sends an ailing parent to the hospital, and then it is apparent that they simply cannot return to their old life. If family members are unable to provide the daily care that is needed, a move to an assisted living community may be necessary.

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The Importance of Managing Medications for Seniors

August 19, 2022
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Managing medications for seniors is vital to maintaining the health and safety of residents in places like Ecumenical Retirement Community. There are many reasons why older adults need assistance managing their medications, including vision loss or impairment, memory loss and confusion, swallowing and dexterity issues.

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Benefits of Music in Senior Living Communities

July 22, 2022
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Music is powerful. It can relax, excite, make you happy or sad, inspire movement and bring people together. In senior living communities, music can be a vital part of social activities, used as therapy or simply a part of everyday life.

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How Retirement Communities in Pennsylvania Celebrate The Longest Day

June 13, 2022
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

June 21, 2022 is The Longest Day. Not only is it summer solstice, the day with the most light, but also the day when people around the world fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through fundraisers and awareness campaigns.

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Stroke awareness tips for residents in senior independent living communities

May 5, 2022
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of long-term disability, according to the CDC. Yet many strokes can be prevented and…Continue Reading

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How to research care for dementia or memory loss of loved ones

April 11, 2022
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

When a diagnosis of dementia or memory loss of loved ones begins to affect everyday activities, it may be difficult to know where to begin when looking for care that…Continue Reading

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Everything you need to be happy, stay active and build friendships within a senior independent living community

March 3, 2022
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Living a long, healthy life is the goal of so many who are starting to plan their retirement journey. There are stacks of factors that seniors believe will help them…Continue Reading

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Tips for seniors downsizing to a retirement community

February 26, 2022
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Choosing a retirement community is an exciting decision – but also one that comes with many to-dos. One of the biggest tasks seniors are faced with when moving into a…Continue Reading

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