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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.

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 those caught early can often be treated. The best senior independent living communities help residents manage their stroke risk and provide services to help those…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 meets their needs. It can be an emotional process, but the best retirement communities provide information and resources in a caring way to ensure 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 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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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 retirement community is deciding what to take along. From large family heirlooms to smaller, everyday items, many seniors are surprised at just how many items…Continue Reading

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When to consider an assisted living facility

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

As we grow older, our essential needs for a healthy and happy life will change as well. And for some seniors, the changes that come with growing older may require extra supervision or assistance with daily care. In these instances, assisted living can offer both the help needed in day-to-day activities as well as the…Continue Reading

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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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