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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.

How to determine when memory care is the right care for your loved one

September 24, 2020
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

The discussion around moving into a retirement community can be a difficult one. This decision may become all the more challenging when considering memory support as part of that retirement care. Between finding a community that has the proper memory support programs to finding an affordable option and also considering quality of life, there are…Continue Reading

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Selecting a senior retirement community that fits your budget

September 11, 2020
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Many seniors find it difficult to begin planning for the later years in their retirement. Between committing to moving from a beloved home and understanding what senior living options are best, choosing the right community is a daunting task. And even after deciding to research different senior retirement communities, there can also be an added…Continue Reading

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Depression shouldn’t be part of senior living—support is available

November 20, 2019
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) says that about 6.5 million people—nearly one in five—of the 35 million Americans age 65 or older deal with depression. While depression can strike at any age, many seniors are first afflicted in their 80s or even 90s. According to the NAMI, symptoms in seniors can differ from…Continue Reading

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Restorative care—a promising alternative to nursing home care

October 16, 2019
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

After surgery for a broken hip, Mary was by no means ready to return to her home, even with her children regularly visiting and helping. She was weak, in pain and required physical therapy before she could even think of resuming her formerly active schedule. Her family was looking into nursing home care until her…Continue Reading

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On Grandparents Day, help kids connect to loved ones with memory loss

September 5, 2019
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

National Grandparents Day is observed on the first Sunday of September after Labor Day to honor grandparents for their love and support. Ecumenical Retirement Community encourages families to express their gratitude to grandparents and, where possible, use it as a day of visitation and connection. We recognize that visits and communication can be challenging when…Continue Reading

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The top 3 reasons for deciding to move to a retirement community

August 26, 2019
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Have you or a loved one begun considering a move to a retirement community but aren’t sure whether it’s the right step? Making the decision can depend on a number of factors. However, we observe three recurring situations that most often prompt seniors and their families to start thinking about a senior living community. Health…Continue Reading

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Dealing with insomnia as you age should not be taken lightly

July 18, 2019
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Sleep problems can plague healthy people at any stage of their lives, but they’re often prone to increased disruptions during their senior living years. That fact should not be minimized or taken lightly; sleep issues can lead to serious ailments if left unchecked. Depression, lack of attention, memory problems and nighttime falls are only some…Continue Reading

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Guidelines for thorough preparation when traveling with aging parents

June 28, 2019
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Traveling with older family members can be a pleasant, memorable family bonding experience. The success of the trip, however, may depend on proper preparation to meet the particular needs of older travelers. This is especially important for those who are challenged by memory loss or receiving dementia care. For a smoother journey, plan with these…Continue Reading

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Joint problems don’t have to hinder independent senior living

May 15, 2019
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in American adults, according to the Arthritis Foundation, with at least 54 million people diagnosed with the condition. While a person of any age can experience arthritis, the likelihood increases with age, and it can occur in nearly all parts of the body.

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Friendships at senior living communities help counter loneliness

April 18, 2019
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Seniors today live fuller, more active lives than ever. They travel, participate in fitness and social activities and volunteer for their favorite causes. But that’s not true of all of them—one in six older Americans says he or she is lonely. Women are more likely to be lonely than men. According to the U.S. Administration…Continue Reading

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