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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 | Housing & Development

Is a Patio Home the Right Choice for Your Retirement Lifestyle?

By: Emily Shoemake
April 4th, 2019

Do you feel like it’s time to make a change in your living situation, but you’re not quite ready to give up your independence? You’re not alone. AARP estimates that 77% of seniors plan to stay in their own homes as they age. While this is a comfortable option, it isn’t always the safest, healthiest choice for seniors. A retirement patio home is the perfect compromise between staying in your own home and an apartment rental designed with seniors in mind. Continue reading to learn more about what a patio home is, and why this could be the perfect choice for your season of retirement.

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Masterpiece Living | Health & Aging

The Secret to Staying Healthy

By: Emily Shoemake
March 27th, 2019

It has been well publicized in recent years that a sedentary lifestyle can increase the likelihood of adverse medical conditions. Some of these conditions include diabetes, heart attack, certain cancers, stroke, cognitive decline, and osteoporosis.

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Are You Asking the Right Questions?

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Masterpiece Living

Lessons in Happiness: An Interview with Barbara Herrera

By: Emily Shoemake
March 20th, 2019

The following is republished with permission from the Masterpiece Living Mosaic. To learn more about Masterpiece Living at Presbyterian Senior Living, click here. Written by: Danielle Palli

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Masterpiece Living

Children and Seniors: How Intergenerational Programs Bridge the Gap

By: Emily Shoemake
March 13th, 2019

Seniors and children may be at opposite ends of the age spectrum, but they still have plenty in common. Recent studies have found evidence that points to the profound mutual benefits of intergenerational interactions between these two groups. There are many advantages of promoting relationships between children and seniors, and Presbyterian Senior Living is passionate about providing activities to bridge the generation gap.

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Cathedral Village Celebrates Black History Month with 5th Annual Black Art Festival

By: Emily Shoemake
February 27th, 2019

Black History Month has origins dating back to 1926 when Negro History Week was observed during the second week of February. The initial reasoning for instituting a black history recognition was due to the lack of African American history in the public education system.

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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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