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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.

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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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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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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How to manage your weight healthily on your own or at a senior living community

March 21, 2019
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

If you are like many people and trying to lose a few pounds, you might take comfort in knowing you have plenty of company. More than 100 million American—nearly half of those age 20 and over—try to lose weight each year.

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Managing cholesterol in retirement is vital: senior living communities can help

September 17, 2018
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, which reminds us to be attentive to our cholesterol levels. One of the best measures that seniors can take to safeguard against heart disease is monitoring these levels. With increased age, the risk of heart disease grows, particularly if cholesterol is high or other risk factors are present: elevated…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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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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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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