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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.
Health and safety tips for retirement community seniors during the summer months
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
How retirement homes can help residents manage the effects and possible prevention of arthritis
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
New year, new choices. Downsizing tips made easy for moving into a 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
How retirement communities can be a perfect solution when downsizing
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
Hearing loss linked to increased risk of dementia – how independent living retirement communities are equipped to handle both issues
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
How to determine when memory care is the right care for your loved one
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
The top 3 reasons for deciding to move to a 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
Friendships at senior living communities help counter loneliness
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
How to manage your weight healthily on your own or at a senior living 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.
Seniors at retirement homes can use computers to stay connected
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