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 and surrounding Lancaster County

Local Trails in Lititz and surrounding Lancaster County

There are so many great walking, hiking and biking trails in Lancaster County. 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 (such as a windbreaker). We also…

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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 determine…

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Precautions & Preventive Measures for Coronavirus

Precautions & Preventive Measures for Coronavirus

Update: July, 1, 2020 United Zion continues to be vigilant in response to COVID-19.  The Pennsylvania Department of Health mandated skilled nursing centers implement a mass testing plan for residents and staff by July 24, 2020. Last week, we implemented the mass testing for residents and…

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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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United Zion to Dedicate Expansion

United Zion to Dedicate Expansion

Join us in celebrating our expansion and renovation. See the new expansion and learn how it fits the mission of United Zion Retirement Community. Dedication Ceremony Friday June 7 5 - 5:30 PM Tours of the Healthcare Expansion and United Zion Church Archives 4 - 5 PM and 5:30 PM - 6 PM Light refreshments…

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4 Levels of Care in a Life Plan Community

4 Levels of Care in a Life Plan Community

Senior living has evolved significantly over the years and has many options. With this in mind, many baby boomers frequently ask themselves: What senior care services will I need moving forward? Is a particular senior living community right for me? Life Plan Communities, also known as Continuing Care…

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5 Tips for Making Time to Exercise

5 Tips for Making Time to Exercise

Regular exercise improves mood; helps prevents chronic diseases; boosts immune function; aids long-term cognitive function; protects against bone loss; decreases pain; maintains strength and range of motion, and reduces the risk of injury. The CDC recommends 150 minutes of moderate endurance activity…

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