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What to Look for in Senior Living Communities in PA

By: Emily Shoemake
January 30th, 2019

Are you considering different senior living options for yourself or a loved one? With so many communities to choose from throughout Pennsylvania, it can be difficult to determine which one is the best fit. To make sure you’re selecting the best senior living community in PA, look for one that has the following features.

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Health & Aging

Glaucoma: The Sneak Thief of Sight- Are You at Risk?

By: Emily Shoemake
January 23rd, 2019

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time for getting the word out about this disease that is the top cause of preventable blindness. Have you had your eyes checked lately? More than 3 million Americans currently suffer from glaucoma, a disease that is alarming for its stealth and severity. Known as “the sneak thief of sight,” glaucoma often shows no symptoms until some portion of vision is permanently lost.

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Health & Aging

6 Best Senior-Friendly Ways to Travel in Allentown, PA

By: Emily Shoemake
January 16th, 2019

Moving to a new city can be an experience that’s both exciting and a little uncomfortable, especially for seniors. If you’ve recently moved to a senior living community, you may have had to leave a familiar area behind for an unfamiliar place. Finding new ways to navigate your surroundings can be a challenge, but if you have moved to an area like Allentown, PA, you can find a number of senior-friendly travel options.

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Reflections & Leadership

Reflections on Leadership- Happy New Year

By: Steve Proctor
January 10th, 2019

“Happy New Year!” is the standard greeting that is exchanged in the first few days of January. We all wish the best for our friends and family in the months ahead – that they will experience happiness and good health.

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Miscellaneous

The SMARTer Way to Make New Year's Resolutions

By: Emily Shoemake
January 3rd, 2019

Each year, millions of people vow to better themselves in the new year—whether it's setting new fitness goals, taming the bulge, quitting smoking, or living a stress-free life. Unfortunately, while we all mean well, 88% of all new year resolutions end in failure. If you are amongst the millions of those falling into this category, it's time to think twice, plan better, and make smarter goals for yourself. Why do 88% of all resolutions end in failure? Most people start the year with aspirations that aren't necessarily realistic. Losing weight, quitting smoking and living a stress-free life all at the same time is not a realistic goal for most. Even those goals individually can be very difficult to attain. The best way to ensure that you are able to meet the goals you set for yourself is to make them SMART.

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15 Celebrities You Won't Believe Are Turning 65 in 2019

By: Emily Shoemake
December 27th, 2018

As time goes on the face of aging is continuously evolving. A hundred years ago a 65-year-old would be considered elderly. Today, a 65-year-old may live the same vibrant life that a 40-year-old does. As technology and healthcare advance, so does the length of quality of life. As an example of this, here are 15 celebrities turning 65 in 2019 that are still living vibrant and active lifestyles! 1. Jackie Chan- April 7, 1954 Jackie Chan is a martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman and singer. Chan is most famous for his appearances in The Karate Kid, The Spy Next Door, Rush Hour, and most recently, The Foreigner.

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