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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.

Our top 10 questions to ask a potential retirement community

August 16, 2018
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Downsizing to a retirement community is one of the biggest decisions many people make, with various lifestyle and financial considerations. Seniors who have decided to make the move have to then decide, “Which community is right for me?” We realize that many factors enter into the important selection of the best retirement community to meet…Continue Reading

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Maintaining balance helps prevent dangerous falls for seniors—at home or in a retirement community

July 18, 2018
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

The leading cause of injury, both non-fatal and fatal, to seniors is: Strokes Falls Heart attacks Car accidents If you selected “b,” you might already know how common falls are and how dangerous they can be to older persons. One in four Americans age 65 or older—and one in two who are 80 or over—falls each…Continue Reading

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Friendship is important for the well-being of senior men

June 13, 2018
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

In the United States, one in seven men age 65 or older lives alone, and a lot of them are lonely. In fact, about two-thirds of older men surveyed report they don’t have a close friend. But men can be lonely for friendship even if they don’t live alone. Now that they are retired, and…Continue Reading

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10 ways to honor Mom on Mother’s Day at a senior community

May 9, 2018
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

A family-focused senior community, such as Ecumenical Retirement Community, welcomes relatives of residents every day of the year. But, Mother’s Day is definitely one of the most popular days for visiting. Families want to make the day memorable but are sometimes at a loss as to what to do beyond the traditional cards, gifts and…Continue Reading

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Walking outdoors at retirement communities offers multiple health benefits

April 11, 2018
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Days are getting warmer, and after spending months mostly indoors, many seniors can’t wait to go outside and walk in the sunshine. That’s good because health experts recommend walking to improve both mental and physical well-being. Mental health researchers have linked walking to less anxiety and depression, better memory and a lower risk of Alzheimer’s…Continue Reading

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An active lifestyle at a retirement community benefits hearing-impaired seniors

March 8, 2018
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Hearing loss is one of the most common medical conditions that retirees experience. A third of adults from age 65 to 74, and almost half of those 75 and older, have hearing difficulty, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Causes of hearing impairment include the natural aging process, repeated…Continue Reading

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What can personal care at a retirement community provide for you or your loved one?

February 9, 2018
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Older persons and families searching for a retirement community for support with daily living often prefer the option of personal care over a skilled nursing facility. They discover that personal care will provide the necessary support while letting seniors remain as independent as possible. Personal care provides residents with individualized support for daily activities such…Continue Reading

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Food choices at retirement homes can be both nutritious and delicious

January 12, 2018
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Our dietary needs usually change as we get older, but we continue to look forward to enjoying great-tasting food. The best retirement communities recognize that and provide a choice of meals that offer variety and delicious flavors. Many older persons who live alone have diets lacking in nutritious foods, with an excess of unhealthy ones….Continue Reading

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Retirees welcome holiday visitors to their senior living communities

December 12, 2017
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

“The greatest gift of all is to spend Christmas with those you love.” Most of us would agree with this sentiment expressed by an unknown writer. And the best retirement communities not only agree but encourage and welcome family visits with residents over the holidays. No matter our age, we approach the holiday season with…Continue Reading

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Validation offers compassion and understanding to seniors needing memory care

November 16, 2017
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

One in nine people age 65 and older, approximately 5.4 million Americans, have Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. In Pennsylvania, one in eight seniors are afflicted—more than 270,000 people. In observance of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in November, Ecumenical Retirement Community wants to increase family awareness of the Validation Method of communicating with a…Continue Reading

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