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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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Walking outdoors at retirement communities offers multiple health benefits

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT ECUMENICAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
APRIL 11, 2018
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 ...

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An active lifestyle at a retirement community benefits hearing-impaired seniors

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT ECUMENICAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
MARCH 8, 2018
Hearing loss is one of the most common medical conditions that retirees experience. A third of adults from age 65 to 74, and almost half of those 75 and older, have hearing difficulty, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Causes of hearing impairment include the natural aging process, repeated ...

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What can personal care at a retirement community provide for you or your loved one?

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT ECUMENICAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
FEBRUARY 9, 2018
Older persons and families searching for a retirement community for support with daily living often prefer the option of personal care over a skilled nursing facility. They discover that personal care will provide the necessary support while letting seniors remain as independent as possible. Personal care provides residents with individualized support for daily activities such ...

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Food choices at retirement homes can be both nutritious and delicious

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT ECUMENICAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
JANUARY 12, 2018
Our dietary needs usually change as we get older, but we continue to look forward to enjoying great-tasting food. The best retirement communities recognize that and provide a choice of meals that offer variety and delicious flavors. Many older persons who live alone have diets lacking in nutritious foods, with an excess of unhealthy ones. ...

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