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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Benefits of the Neighborhood Model for Healthcare Centers

Benefits of the Neighborhood Model for Healthcare Centers

Why Consider a Healthcare Center using the Neighborhood Model United Zion Retirement Community (UZRC) has over 110 years of serving the Lititz community with caring and compassion with a focus on providing personalized care and strengthening a resident's independence. We are often asked why did United…

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Experienced Nursing Home Administrator Joins UZRC

Experienced Nursing Home Administrator Joins UZRC

We are thrilled to announce Nursing Home Administrator (NHA), Ellen Haupt, has rejoined the team. Haupt was the Director of Nursing at United Zion several years ago. In the interim, she has served as an NHA at various nursing homes including Luther Acres, Frey Village and St Anne’s. Most recently,…

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United Zion Retirement Community Opens Latest Expansion

United Zion Retirement Community Opens Latest Expansion

United Zion Retirement Community (UZRC) is celebrating the opening of its latest expansion. The not-for-profit continuing care retirement community has not only added 10 new independent living apartments but, also, enlarged its healthcare center for short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. The…

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