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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.

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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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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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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Seniors at retirement homes can use computers to stay connected

February 19, 2019
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Retirees are increasing their use of the Internet, smartphones, virtual assistants and other communication technology, and leading retirement homes recognize the benefits and encourage it. The following survey results were highlighted by the Pew Research Center in its 2017 report, “Tech Adoption Climbs Among Older Adults”: Two-thirds of seniors 65 and older use the Internet….Continue Reading

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Freedom and peace of mind at senior independent living communities

January 29, 2019
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Imagine the freedom of rising each morning, knowing you are your own boss; enjoying your favorite interests as much as you want; resting assured that home maintenance is no longer your duty; having meals prepared for you and taking comfort that any support you may need is close at hand. That lifestyle doesn’t have to…Continue Reading

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Find the two essentials in a senior living community: quality and affordability

October 24, 2018
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Most central PA families looking for a senior living community for an older family member have two main requirements: it must be affordable for their family and provide excellent care for their loved one. Families often feel they could never afford a high-quality community offering several senior living care levels. But nearly as often, after…Continue Reading

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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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Our top 10 questions to ask a potential retirement community

August 16, 2018
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Downsizing to a retirement community is one of the biggest decisions many people make, with various lifestyle and financial considerations. Seniors who have decided to make the move have to then decide, “Which community is right for me?” We realize that many factors enter into the important selection of the best retirement community to meet…Continue Reading

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Friendship is important for the well-being of senior men

June 13, 2018
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

In the United States, one in seven men age 65 or older lives alone, and a lot of them are lonely. In fact, about two-thirds of older men surveyed report they don’t have a close friend. But men can be lonely for friendship even if they don’t live alone. Now that they are retired, and…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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