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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.

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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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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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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How retirement communities can be a perfect solution when downsizing

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

After years of turning house to home and collecting not only memories but cherished heirlooms, making the decision to explore smaller housing options can be bittersweet. There are many reasons why downsizing, however, can be the right move for seniors. And for those looking to make the best possible choice for overall quality of life,…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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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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