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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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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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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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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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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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Are nursing homes the same as retirement communities?

December 17, 2020
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

There are many people who use the terms nursing homes and retirement communities interchangeably. However, these two types of senior living options come with different services and care options. This is an important distinction when seniors – or children on behalf of their parents – begin their research into retirement communities. Here, we’ll explain the…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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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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