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

Updated June 1, 2021 We are excited to announce that starting today, June 1st, Personal Care residents that have been FULLY vaccinated will no longer need to wear masks on-campus (excluding Healthcare areas). Also, Personal Care residents that are fully vaccinated will also no longer need to have…

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10 Things to Do with Grandkids in Lancaster County, PA

10 Things to Do with Grandkids in Lancaster County, PA

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is an amazing place to explore especially for kids of all ages. Retirees in Lancaster County have countless of activities and places to explore with their grandchildren. Here are a just a few examples of places to go: 1. Explore Pennsylvania History Ephrata Cloisters…

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An Art Lover’s Guide to Lititz, PA

An Art Lover’s Guide to Lititz, PA

In vibrant historic Lititz, there is a plethora of small shops selling various handmade goods, artist studios and art galleries. It's one of the reasons, Lititz was named Budget Travel's Coolest Small Town in 2013. Take some time to check them out and then check them out again as the artwork changes.…

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7 Quick Tips for Reducing Caregiver Stress

7 Quick Tips for Reducing Caregiver Stress

Stress often sneaks up on us from caregiving for loved ones. When you are feeling overwhelmed, consider trying a few of these techniques to lift yourself out of that funk. According to research from the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP in 2015, over 34.2 million American provide unpaid care…

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Dementia Care Tips

Dementia Care Tips

There are over 50 million people worldwide living with dementia and its symptoms of cognitive impairment, with nearly 10 million new cases every year1. In Pennsylvania alone, 280,000 people 65 and older have Alzheimer's2. The most common types of dementia are: Alzheimer’s DiseaseLewy Body DementiaVascular…

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