Staying Safe Online

Staying Safe Online

By Alicia Harvey Although technology yields many benefits for older adults, from staying connected with loved ones to accomplishing tasks online, it can also make them vulnerable to fraud or identity theft. Crime can affect people of all ages, but those 60 and older are frequent targets of cybercrime.…

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Benefits of Physical Therapy for Seniors

Benefits of Physical Therapy for Seniors

Physical therapy can help you maintain and retain your independence. It works to help restore and improve functionality, reduce chronic pain, maintain bone density, increase mobility, range of motion,  and improve muscle strength and balance. All of which support mental health. Therapy can help: Reduce…

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Hearing is Key to Living Well

Hearing is Key to Living Well

Hearing loss is very common – one in three people over sixty are living with hearing loss. As we age, hearing loss becomes more prevalent for many reasons. Untreated cases (those not wearing a hearing aid) have been linked to a wide range of side effects that decrease quality of life; increased depression,…

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Cooking Around the World for National Nutrition Month

Cooking Around the World for National Nutrition Month

By Forefront  In March, we celebrate national nutrition month and the flavors of the world. Flavor is the combination of appearance, smell, texture, and taste. Flavors can provide excitement to eating as well as revive memories.  New dishes can serve as reminders about the importance of enjoying our…

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Tips for Avoiding Nighttime Falls

Tips for Avoiding Nighttime Falls

From SlumberYard and United Zion Retirement Community's Therapy Department Falls are a well-known and documented danger the senior population faces. The month of September is National Falls Prevention Month and the National Council on Aging hosts a Falls Prevention Awareness Week each year in September…

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Indoor Gardening for Seniors

Indoor Gardening for Seniors

By Jim Blake Indoor activities such as doing puzzles, trying new recipes, and do-it-yourself hair styling are enjoying a widespread resurgence. But will these at-home pastimes persist after the COVID-19 pandemic passes? One hobby that could keep you engaged until it’s time to get ready for the holidays…

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Speech Therapy: It’s More Than It Sounds

Speech Therapy: It’s More Than It Sounds

Did you know that May is Speech Language Pathology Month? Speech Language Pathology includes voice, fluency, language, and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). Seniors may have many reasons for speech therapy. Here are a five conditions where speech therapy is used: Aphasia: Seniors who suffer strokes…

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Local Trails in Lititz, PA & Surrounding Lancaster County

Local Trails in Lititz, PA & Surrounding Lancaster County

There are so many great walking, running, hiking, and biking trails in Lancaster County, PA (where we're located). With the current restrictions during the COVID-19 crisis, now is a great time to explore them. To start, make sure you have everything you need: water, snacks, mobile phone, and light layers…

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14 Things to Do During this Time of Social Distancing

14 Things to Do During this Time of Social Distancing

Are you feeling bored, isolated while trying to abide the social distancing recommendation? Here are 14 ideas on how to take advantage of this time at home.   Downsize – Whether you see a move in your next 3 months or your next 10 years, this is a great time to review what you have. Start to…

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Precautions & Preventive Measures for Coronavirus

Precautions & Preventive Measures for Coronavirus

September 7, 2022 On Tuesday, a team member tested positive during routine testing. We continue to take precautions including periodic testing of residents and team members to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Visitors should wash hands before and after visits and must wear masks for the entire visit. …

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