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 Disease Lewy Body Dementia …

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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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Levels of Care in a Life Plan Community

Levels of Care in a Life Plan Community

Senior living has evolved significantly over the years and there are many options when it comes to senior living. 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,…

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UZRC Adds Two New Board Members

UZRC Adds Two New Board Members

We are pleased to announce two new board members, Esther Keyser and Shannon Sensenig. Board president Jess Musser states, “Not only do they have deep commitment to the local community and philanthropy, they bring a wealth of financial and healthcare experience and expertise to our board which will…

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7 Tips for Reducing Caregiver Stress

7 Tips for Reducing Caregiver Stress

According to research from the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP in 2015, over 34.2 million American provide unpaid care to those over the age of 50. Nearly 1 in 4 caregivers spends 41 hours a week or more providing care and the average duration for caregiving is 4 years [National Alliance for…

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7 Quick Ways to Reduce the Feelings of Stress

7 Quick Ways to Reduce the Feelings of Stress

Stress often sneaks up on us from caregiving from love ones to work. When you are feeling overwhelmed, consider trying a few of these techniques to lift yourself out of that funk. Try deep breathing -Taking deep breaths increases the amount of oxygen in your blood which helps you relax. Take it one…

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How to Become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in Central PA

How to Become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in Central PA

Certified nurse aides (CNAs), often referred to as certified nursing assistants, work under the supervision of a licensed nurse. These positions are an important part of the healthcare team here at United Zion Retirement Community, as CNAs have significant resident contact as they work to keep residents…

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Why Retire to Lititz in Lancaster County?

Why Retire to Lititz in Lancaster County?

#1 Place to Retire in the US – it’s not just our retirees claiming Lancaster County as a fantastic place to retire to, U.S. News & World Report ranked Lancaster #1 in its 2019 list of Best Places to Retire in the United States. Housing affordability, overall happiness of residents, quality…

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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; boost immune function; aids long-term cognitive function; protects against bone loss; decreases pain; maintains strength and range of motion; and reduces risk of injury. The CDC recommends a 150 minutes of moderate endurance activity a…

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Meet the New Director of Nursing

Meet the New Director of Nursing

United Zion Retirement Community is excited to announce Maria J. Pascoe the new Director of Nursing. Pascoe is a Register Nurse with over 20 years of experience. She was most recently the Assistant Director of Nursing at Susquehanna Valley Nursing and Rehab in Columbia, PA.  She received her nursing…

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