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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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Are You Living It?

By: Emily Shoemake
June 14th, 2018

Presbyterian Senior Living has been a partner of Masterpiece Living (MPL) since 2011. MPL is a group that focuses on successful aging— specifically on four components of wellness: Physical, Social, Intellectual and Spiritual. PSL has embraced multiple campaigns by MPL in the past and continues to actively participate in current campaigns.

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Travel Destinations for Seniors

By: Emily Shoemake
June 7th, 2018

As summer approaches, so does the most popular time for travel. Choosing where to visit during your vacation can often be overwhelming, particularly for those with reduced mobility. Throughout the United States, there are thousands of vacation destinations which accommodate guests of every ability and are jam packed with activities sure to satisfy the whole family. Check out four popular travel destinations and some must-do activities at each below. 

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Are You Asking the Right Questions?

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Health & Aging

Skin Protection for Seniors

By: Emily Shoemake
May 31st, 2018

As the weather gets warmer, people often find themselves spending more time outdoors than they did in the past months. Summer is right around the corner, which brings the promise of afternoon walks, water activities, and picnics. The opportunities are endless! With these activities also come the dangers of the sun's harmful rays. In this blog post, we look at some easy ways to protect your skin during the summer months, along with some common misconceptions about skin protection!

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Health & Aging

How to Keep Your Mind Sharp to Help Prevent Dementia 

By: Emily Shoemake
May 17th, 2018

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. The disease affects 43 percent of people ages 75 to 84. Over 800,000 Americans are estimated to be living with Alzheimer's, and women are more likely to develop the disease than men. Dementia is a scary topic, and a growing concern for many people. The best way to avoid experiencing the effects of dementia is to take as many steps as possible to keep your brain sharp and exercise your neural connections on a daily basis. We have compiled a comprehensive list of ways to exercise your mind and keep yourself sharp below.

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Miscellaneous

National Nurses Week: Recognizing PSL Nurses

By: Emily Shoemake
May 7th, 2018

Each year from May 6 to 12, the American Nurses Association celebrates National Nurses Week. This week was first brought to life in the early 1950s to recognize the honest and ethical profession of nursing. The week was officially deemed National Nurses Week by the White House in 1974 when President Nixon issued a proclamation. The week ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who is widely known as the founder of modern nursing.

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Caregiver Support

Create a Caregiving Plan for Your Senior Loved One

By: Emily Shoemake
May 3rd, 2018

For many people, there comes a time in life where you may transition from a family member or friend to a caregiver for a senior loved one. As this sometimes stressful transition begins to occur, it is a good idea to come up with a plan that allows you to be proactive rather than reactive in a crisis situation. The first steps to creating a caregiving plan can often be the hardest, but the best way to begin this process is to be informed. By making sure you are familiar with all that goes into caregiving and how to approach your senior loved one with the topic, you set yourself up for success. 

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