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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 Retirement Communities in Pennsylvania Celebrate The Longest Day

June 13, 2022
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

June 21, 2022 is The Longest Day. Not only is it summer solstice, the day with the most light, but also the day when people around the world fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through fundraisers and awareness campaigns.

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How to research care for dementia or memory loss of loved ones

April 11, 2022
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

When a diagnosis of dementia or memory loss of loved ones begins to affect everyday activities, it may be difficult to know where to begin when looking for care that meets their needs. It can be an emotional process, but the best retirement communities provide information and resources in a caring way to ensure that…Continue Reading

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Why consider memory support or assisted living homes for a loved one with dementia

December 24, 2021
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Nearly 10 million new cases of dementia are diagnosed every year, and currently more than 55 million people are affected by dementia worldwide. It can be difficult to determine when it’s time to consider a higher tier of care for a loved one with dementia. And although contemplating care options for dementia can be an…Continue Reading

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Hearing loss linked to increased risk of dementia – how independent living retirement communities are equipped to handle both issues

October 22, 2020
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Dementia is a disease that currently affects over five million Americans, mostly seniors. From memory loss to a decline in physical health, many seniors choose to enter independent living retirement communities to better deal with all of the aspects dementia, and other health issues can bring. There are several warning signs that seniors in independent living…Continue Reading

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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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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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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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Seven steps to good daily memory care for seniors and seniors-to-be

November 30, 2018
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Most people in or approaching their senior years are more concerned about losing their mental health (62 percent) than their physical health (29 percent). That was the result of a survey of 1,000 Americans on their primary concerns about aging. We can expect that aging family members will experience some memory loss, but with little…Continue Reading

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10 ways to honor Mom on Mother’s Day at a senior community

May 9, 2018
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

A family-focused senior community, such as Ecumenical Retirement Community, welcomes relatives of residents every day of the year. But, Mother’s Day is definitely one of the most popular days for visiting. Families want to make the day memorable but are sometimes at a loss as to what to do beyond the traditional cards, gifts and…Continue Reading

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Retirees welcome holiday visitors to their senior living communities

December 12, 2017
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

“The greatest gift of all is to spend Christmas with those you love.” Most of us would agree with this sentiment expressed by an unknown writer. And the best retirement communities not only agree but encourage and welcome family visits with residents over the holidays. No matter our age, we approach the holiday season with…Continue Reading

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