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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.

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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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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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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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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Tips for retirement community seniors on how to maintain eye health

January 27, 2021
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. And for any adult over the age of 65, this is an important reminder to check on your eye health. Glaucoma, what the Glaucoma Research Foundation deems “the sneak thief of sight,” is just one of several eye conditions that can affect seniors in the later years of life….Continue Reading

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Hearing loss linked to increased risk of dementia – how independent living retirement communities are equipped to handle both issues

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

Dementia is a disease that currently affects over five million Americans, mostly seniors. From memory loss to a decline in physical health, many seniors choose to enter independent living retirement communities to better deal with all of the aspects dementia, and other health issues can bring. There are several warning signs that seniors in independent living…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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