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Seniors at retirement homes can use computers to stay connected

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT ECUMENICAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
FEBRUARY 19, 2019
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. ...

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Freedom and peace of mind at senior independent living communities

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT ECUMENICAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
JANUARY 29, 2019
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 ...

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Seniors and driving: Ecumenical Retirement Community’s advice for concerned families

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT ECUMENICAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
DECEMBER 20, 2018
The satisfaction of being behind the wheel, free to go where you please, can be a powerful, life-affirming feeling at any age. So we shouldn’t be surprised when a parent or grandparent resists the suggestion to discontinue driving. Many seniors equate driving with independence and control, and giving it up is disappointing, at least, and ...

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

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT ECUMENICAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
NOVEMBER 30, 2018
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 ...

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

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT ECUMENICAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
OCTOBER 24, 2018
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 ...

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Managing cholesterol in retirement is vital: senior living communities can help

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT ECUMENICAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
September is 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 ...

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Our top 10 questions to ask a potential retirement community

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT ECUMENICAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
AUGUST 16, 2018
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 ...

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Maintaining balance helps prevent dangerous falls for seniors—at home or in a retirement community

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT ECUMENICAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
JULY 18, 2018
The leading cause of injury, both non-fatal and fatal, to seniors is: Strokes Falls Heart attacks Car accidents If you selected “b,” you might already know how common falls are and how dangerous they can be to older persons. One in four Americans age 65 or older—and one in two who are 80 or over—falls each ...

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Friendship is important for the well-being of senior men

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT ECUMENICAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
JUNE 13, 2018
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 ...

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

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT ECUMENICAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
MAY 9, 2018
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 ...

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