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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.

Why consider memory support or assisted living homes for a loved one with dementia

December 24, 2021
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Nearly 10 million new cases of dementia are diagnosed every year, and currently more than 55 million people are affected by dementia worldwide. It can be difficult to determine when it’s time to consider a higher tier of care for a loved one with dementia. And although contemplating care options for dementia can be an…Continue Reading

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The difference between nursing home care, senior living and assisted living

November 22, 2021
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Seniors are provided with many different living options as they age. And while this should give great reassurance to those beginning their research, it can also be difficult to know which option is the right one. From nursing home care to independent living, long term care and assisted living, there are several factors to consider…Continue Reading

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Oral hygiene and the best practices for residents in senior independent living communities

October 10, 2021
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

October is National Dental Hygiene Month and this year’s theme is “celebrating resilience.” Although it’s always recommended that adults schedule a check-up with their dentists twice a year, most dental hygienists understand there were difficulties keeping dental appointments over the past eighteen or so months due to the pandemic. Due to practices temporarily closing and…Continue Reading

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Financial planning tips to use when considering independent living communities

August 31, 2021
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Researching independent living communities can be an emotional experience. Between entering a new stage of life to downsizing out of a beloved family home, there are many aspects that can make the process of choosing a senior living community difficult. But on top of all of the emotional influences, figuring out what works for you…Continue Reading

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How seniors benefit from moving into an active and social lifestyle retirement community

July 26, 2021
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

There’s a common misconception about retirement that suggests seniors living in retirement communities are often leading sedentary lives. And while it is true that some seniors may no longer have the same mobility they did in younger years due to illness, injury or other difficulties that come with aging, seniors can still have an active…Continue Reading

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Health and safety tips for retirement community seniors during the summer months

June 21, 2021
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

As we approach the official start of the summer season, it’s natural to want to head outside and enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. But spending more time outdoors can have harmful consequences for retirement community seniors if they don’t take proper precautions to protect themselves. From what to do during a heatwave to how…Continue Reading

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How retirement homes can help residents manage the effects and possible prevention of arthritis

May 15, 2021
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Arthritis is an ailment that affects many seniors as they age. In the U.S. alone, twenty-three percent of all adults – over fifty four million people – suffer from arthritis, according to the CDC. And although arthritis is common, having it does not mean missing out on a full senior living experience. For seniors in…Continue Reading

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Signs that it’s time to consider an assisted living facility

April 14, 2021
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

When deciding the right time to plan for retirement, age is certainly one factor of the conversation. But there are several other factors that need to be considered when planning retirement, including what type of care is necessary. Aging effects everyone differently. For many seniors, extra help with daily tasks like dressing, showering, or medication…Continue Reading

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

March 12, 2021
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 shine in their golden years, such as taking the right vitamins, avoiding alcohol, and maintaining a thin physique, but those may not actually be the…Continue Reading

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New year, new choices. Downsizing tips made easy for moving into a retirement community.

February 18, 2021
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Downsizing, like aging, is an inevitable part of life. Whether you want to lead a lifestyle with less maintenance, or you’ve become an empty-nester and find you just have too much space, there are many reasons to downsize into a smaller space that occur throughout the span of a typical adult’s life. One of the…Continue Reading

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