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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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Miscellaneous

14 of the Best Apps for Seniors

By: Emily Shoemake
February 27th, 2020

In a previous blog post about the best technology for seniors, we said a smartphone is probably the number one piece of technology a senior can own. Smartphones can give seniors the ability to stay in contact with loved ones in a huge variety of ways, but the real reason to get a smartphone or tablet instead of a regular cell phone is the apps. With the right collection of apps, smartphones and tablets can promote major life improvements.

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Health & Aging

Pet Power: The Many Benefits of Pet Ownership for Seniors

By: Emily Shoemake
February 20th, 2020

Anyone who’s ever owned a pet knows that animals offer incomparable companionship. But they offer even more than that, particularly for the elderly. There’s no better time to highlight the value of pet ownership for seniors than with today's observation of National Love Your Pet Day Let’s take a closer look at why your aging loved one and a pet may be the perfect pair, along with tips for helping seniors find a Fido or Mittens of their own.

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Health & Aging

Celebrate American Heart Month Together: Join the #OurHearts Movement

By: Emily Shoemake
February 6th, 2020

February is American Heart Month! Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we join forces with others. NHLBI launched the #OurHearts movement to inspire us to protect and strengthen our hearts with the support of others. Here are some facts, how-to tips, and resources to inspire you to join with others to improve your heart health. 

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Miscellaneous

6 Activities for Seniors Near Hollidaysburg, PA

By: Emily Shoemake
January 30th, 2020

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 Hollidaysburg, you're in luck! Hollidaysburg's rich history, dating back to 1796, and its vibrant landscape makes it easy to find something to do. The town is full of a wide variety of activities, so there's always something new to do and try.

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Health & Aging

Searching For Senior Living: 6 Tips To Consider

By: Emily Shoemake
January 16th, 2020

Perhaps we should have titled this post "Searching for Love" instead of "Searching for Senior Living." After all, you want to fall in love with your senior living community—not just like it.

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Finance & Planning

5 Risks of Putting Off Retirement Planning

By: Emily Shoemake
January 9th, 2020

It’s no secret that Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement. According to Forbes, if we do nothing in the next 12 years, 40 percent of middle-class older workers will be poor and near poor elders. 

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