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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.

When to consider an assisted living facility

January 26, 2022
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

As we grow older, our essential needs for a healthy and happy life will change as well. And for some seniors, the changes that come with growing older may require extra supervision or assistance with daily care. In these instances, assisted living can offer both the help needed in day-to-day activities as well as the…Continue Reading

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The difference between nursing home care, senior living and assisted living

November 22, 2021
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Seniors are provided with many different living options as they age. And while this should give great reassurance to those beginning their research, it can also be difficult to know which option is the right one. From nursing home care to independent living, long term care and assisted living, there are several factors to consider…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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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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New year, new choices. Downsizing tips made easy for moving into a retirement community.

February 18, 2021
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Downsizing, like aging, is an inevitable part of life. Whether you want to lead a lifestyle with less maintenance, or you’ve become an empty-nester and find you just have too much space, there are many reasons to downsize into a smaller space that occur throughout the span of a typical adult’s life. One of the…Continue Reading

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How retirement communities can be a perfect solution when downsizing

November 20, 2020
The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

After years of turning house to home and collecting not only memories but cherished heirlooms, making the decision to explore smaller housing options can be bittersweet. There are many reasons why downsizing, however, can be the right move for seniors. And for those looking to make the best possible choice for overall quality of life,…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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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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