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Reflections & Leadership

Reflections on Leadership: Creating Community

By: Steve Proctor
November 15th, 2018

Like many other faith based not-for-profit senior care providers, creating a sense of community is a central feature of Presbyterian Senior Living’s mission. Our mission statement references creating “vibrant, compassionate and supportive communities” as the primary way we “promote wholeness of body, mind, and spirit.”

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Miscellaneous

3 Things Every Adventurous Senior Needs to do in Philly (At Least Once)

By: Emily Shoemake
November 8th, 2018

Having a day where you are itching for something to do but just can't think of anything? We've all been there. If you're around Philadelphia, you're in luck! Philadelphia's rich history and vibrant downtown make it great for all ages. The city is full of such a wide variety of activities it's almost impossible to run out of new things to do and try. Here are 3 neat spots that are entertaining and accessible for fairly active to adventurous seniors.

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Are You Asking the Right Questions?

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Caregiver Support

5 DIY Craft Activities for Caregivers to do with Seniors

By: Emily Shoemake
November 1st, 2018

  As the weather gets colder and the holidays come closer, the season of giving begins. Are you searching for a budget friendly gift for family and friends or just looking for some easy crafts to do with your senior loved one?  We have compiled 5 do-it-yourself (DIY) projects that are fast, fun, and functional for everyday life. These DIY's can be made for yourself or made to be given as an affordable gift!

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Caregiver Support

A Daughter's Perspective: When Your Best is Not Enough

By: Barbara Dickens Albert, M.Div.
October 24th, 2018

My mother first showed the signs of mild cognitive loss around 2008. She had retired to Mechanicsburg, PA from Westchester County, NY in 1995 and lived in a senior apartment complex.

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Reflections & Leadership

Reflections on Leadership: Contemplating Change

By: Steve Proctor
October 18th, 2018

As you might imagine, with the Presbyterian Senior Living Board announcement of my intended retirement in June of 2019, the subject of change has been on my mind.When I think of my history with Presbyterian Senior Living, I am immediately struck by how much things have changed over time.

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Active Aging Week at Presbyterian Senior Living

By: Emily Shoemake
October 11th, 2018

The last week in September marks Active Aging Week (AAW), which was founded in 2003 by the International Council on Active Aging. The goal of AAW is to call attention to, and wholeheartedly celebrate, the positivity of aging today. During AAW, many senior healthcare providers participate by hosting various physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational and environmental centered events. During these events, the hope is to provide seniors with the opportunity to experience wellness activities and exercise in a safe, supportive environment and promote the benefits of a healthier, more active lifestyle. The primary objective of this week-long campaign is to diminish the societal stigma around aging by showing that seniors can live just as fully as anyone else in all areas of life-- regardless of age or health conditions. Every year, Presbyterian Senior Living embraces AAW by providing engaging opportunities for residents to participate in! 

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