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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.

Ecumenical Retirement Community residents choose how to be vital and vibrant

March 23, 2016
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Ecumenical Retirement Community in Harrisburg, PA, is home to adults who find senior living to be full and fulfilling—and who would agree with George Bernard Shaw: “We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” At our retirement community, our residents know how to play, work and relax in…Continue Reading

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Wintertime safety is priority #1 at senior living communities

February 15, 2016
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

As we age, we often lose the enthusiasm we had for falling snow when we were younger and played in it for hours on end. Though we may still appreciate its pretty-as-a-picture beauty, we dread an over-abundance of snow and icy conditions that make walking and driving hazardous. But seniors residing in an independent living…Continue Reading

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Ecumenical is named a “Best Place to Work in PA”

January 18, 2016
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Ecumenical Retirement Community is honored to once again receive the designation as one of the “Best Places to Work in PA” for 2015. Ecumenical is one of 74 companies from throughout Pennsylvania to be selected in the “small/medium-sized” category. Our affiliate organization, Country Meadows Retirement Communities, was chosen for the honor as well, but in…Continue Reading

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My parents would consider a senior community, but only if they could bring their dog.

December 20, 2015
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

We have good news for your parents: they can bring their dog with them if they select a pet-friendly senior community. Many retirement homes today, including Ecumenical Retirement Community, welcome pets because they have a positive effect on the lives of their senior caregivers. The benefits of pets in retirement homes Studies show that pets…Continue Reading

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“I’m concerned about my mother’s memory. She may be showing signs of dementia.”

November 8, 2015
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Memory loss and dementia may be the most difficult aspects of aging, for both the affected person and the family. Though everyday memory lapses are a common part of getting older, serious memory loss can disrupt daily life and pose a safety risk. That’s why—during November, National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month—we’re joining in the nationwide…Continue Reading

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I see on your website the message, “Bring Your Life with You.” Exactly what does that mean?

October 26, 2015
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Most of our residents have chosen Ecumenical Retirement Community because they can enjoy senior living while staying connected to the area where they have lived an active life with family and friends. Ecumenical Retirement Community is located in suburban Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in Susquehanna Township. These seniors want to maintain a vibrant life close to home,…Continue Reading

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What is restorative care, and how is that different from assisted living services?

September 16, 2015
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Today, when retirees decide they no longer want the responsibility of maintaining a home, they have several options as they consider their next move. For example, while some seniors choose to reside in an independent living community, others realize their need for personal care services to supplement their measure of independence. With both lifestyles—independent living…Continue Reading

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I’m looking for an affordable retirement community. How can I know what’s in my price range?

August 18, 2015
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Perhaps you’re thinking like many people who feel they might benefit from being part of a senior community—that they “just couldn’t afford it.” If so, don’t jump to that conclusion without a little research. You may be surprised at what you discover. Talk with people in the know In making your decision, you will need…Continue Reading

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What makes assisted living facilities in Harrisburg PA different from Personal Care Homes?

July 1, 2015
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

The differences between assisted living facilities in Harrisburg PA and personal care housing are some of the things that our senior care team outlines with prospective residents and their families on a regular basis. Up until 2011, the terms were interchangeable, but the licensing regulations in Pennsylvania have changed, causing a need for clarification between…Continue Reading

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Mom and Dad are considering independent living communities. What should they look for?

June 1, 2015
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Your parents just told you that they’re looking at independent living communities. What does this mean? The truth is, it can mean a lot of different things, depending on the facility that they are choosing. When seniors talk about comparing independent living communities, they may be referring to a continuing care retirement community, or CCRC….Continue Reading

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