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Emily Shoemake

As the Digital Content Assistant at Presbyterian Senior Living, Emily produces content for the PSL blog and engages with our audience on social media. Emily is a Shippensburg University and Delta Zeta alumna from Bedford County, Pennsylvania.

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Caregiver Support

Take the Stress Out of Long Distance Caregiving

By: Emily Shoemake
February 13th, 2019

Trusting in long-distance care for your senior loved one can be tough. How do you know your loved one will be well cared for? How do you know what questions to ask the caregiver, and how will you know if they will actually carry out you and your loved one's wishes?

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Health & Aging

10 Out of the Ordinary Valentine's Day Date Ideas For Seniors

By: Emily Shoemake
February 7th, 2019

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, many couples are trying to come up with the perfect way to celebrate each other's love. If you are a couple who has been together for a long time, it may feel like you are running out of new and exciting things to do together. This Valentine's Day, why not try something out of the ordinary you may not have thought of doing before? We've put together 10 date ideas sure to impress your loved one!

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Presbyterian Senior Living

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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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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