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Welcome to Our Blog

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.

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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Have you ever wondered: what is a senior living community?

May 6, 2015
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

This question: “What is a senior living community?” is usually followed by “…and is a senior living community right for me?” We hear both questions often enough that we were inspired to create a post that would help to answer the question, and also help you understand what kinds of services are available to seniors….Continue Reading

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