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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.

Stroke awareness tips for residents in senior independent living communities

May 5, 2022
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of long-term disability, according to the CDC. Yet many strokes can be prevented and those caught early can often be treated. The best senior independent living communities help residents manage their stroke risk and provide services to help those…Continue Reading

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Oral hygiene and the best practices for residents in senior independent living communities

October 10, 2021
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

October is National Dental Hygiene Month and this year’s theme is “celebrating resilience.” Although it’s always recommended that adults schedule a check-up with their dentists twice a year, most dental hygienists understand there were difficulties keeping dental appointments over the past eighteen or so months due to the pandemic. Due to practices temporarily closing and…Continue Reading

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How seniors benefit from moving into an active and social lifestyle retirement community

July 26, 2021
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

There’s a common misconception about retirement that suggests seniors living in retirement communities are often leading sedentary lives. And while it is true that some seniors may no longer have the same mobility they did in younger years due to illness, injury or other difficulties that come with aging, seniors can still have an active…Continue Reading

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Health and safety tips for retirement community seniors during the summer months

June 21, 2021
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

As we approach the official start of the summer season, it’s natural to want to head outside and enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. But spending more time outdoors can have harmful consequences for retirement community seniors if they don’t take proper precautions to protect themselves. From what to do during a heatwave to how…Continue Reading

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How retirement homes can help residents manage the effects and possible prevention of arthritis

May 15, 2021
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Arthritis is an ailment that affects many seniors as they age. In the U.S. alone, twenty-three percent of all adults – over fifty four million people – suffer from arthritis, according to the CDC. And although arthritis is common, having it does not mean missing out on a full senior living experience. For seniors in…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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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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