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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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Health & Aging

Presbyterian Senior Living Communities Celebrate Active Aging Week

By: Emily Shoemake
October 10th, 2019

Active Aging Week (AAW) was founded by the International Council on Active Aging in 2003 and is celebrated annually from October 1 to 7. AAW's objective is to call attention to today's aging positivity and to celebrate it wholeheartedly. The main goal of this week-long campaign is to reduce the societal stigma about aging by demonstrating that seniors can live as fully as anyone else in all fields of life, regardless of age or health.

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Miscellaneous

Cybercriminals, Hackers, and Spies: Are You Really Safe Online?

By: Emily Shoemake
September 26th, 2019

With more and more consumers deciding to do their shopping online, and for good reason, identity theft is at an all time high. Learn how you can protect yourself from these sneaky swindlers and safeguard your private information.

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Health & Aging

5 Life-Altering Effects of Occupational Therapy for Seniors

By: Emily Shoemake
September 19th, 2019

What Is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapy  is a treatment that teaches purposeful techniques you can use to overcome physical, emotional, or social problems experienced in the context of daily living. The techniques taught by occupational therapists benefit the whole person—body, mind, and spirit.

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Finance & Planning

The Top 5 Things You Need To Know About Social Security Benefits

By: Emily Shoemake
September 12th, 2019

The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays out billions of dollars every month to retirees, disabled workers, and their family members. But what are social security benefits and how do you know if you qualify for them? By knowing and understanding how social security benefits are calculated and paid out, you may be eligible for more than you think.

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Health & Aging

Heart Health and Aging: Coronary Heart Disease and How to Prevent it

By: Emily Shoemake
August 29th, 2019

Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. This fact is a scary reality that far too many have to face. To start, let's talk about what coronary heart disease is.

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Health & Aging | CCRC

Measured in Miles Not Years: 86 Year Old Hikes Across the Globe

By: Emily Shoemake
August 22nd, 2019

Since 1988, the United States has recognized National Senior Citizens Day on August 21. President Ronald Regan declared this day a national holiday to show senior citizens our appreciation and support and acknowledge their accomplishments. Today, senior citizens are more active than ever in their communities and the workforce. They still contribute heavily to our society, and for what they have achieved and continue to achieve, they deserve our thanks.  At Presbyterian Senior Living, we are blessed to be able to serve thousands of seniors, all of whom bring their own unique set of knowledge, stories, talents, and abilities.

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