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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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8 Best Restaurants Near Glen Arm, Maryland, for Seniors

By: Emily Shoemake
June 13th, 2019

For seniors, it can be a challenge to find the right restaurant. Maybe parking isn’t easy, and you’re unable to walk far. Perhaps you’re just unfamiliar with an area and aren’t sure what options are available.

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Masterpiece Living | Health & Aging

The Top 5 Reasons Why Retirement Stinks

By: Emily Shoemake
June 6th, 2019

Have you reached retirement age? Perhaps you have already retired, but you're finding that it's not all it's cracked up to be. Everyone says that once you retire, you'll never look back. They say retirement improves health and well-being. They even say it's the best decision you'll ever make. Well, here's what we have to say to that, "Not true!"

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Health & Aging | Caregiver Support

The Sandwich Generation: Caring for Everyone, but Who’s Caring for Them?

By: Emily Shoemake
May 30th, 2019

One in seven middle-aged adults are part of what we’ve frequently begun to call the “Sandwich Generation.” It’s a term that was first coined in 1981 by social worker Dorothy A. Miller and originally meant to describe women in their thirties and forties caring for their young children and aging parents. Fast forward some 34 years and 71% of those sandwiched between their parents and children fall between the ages of 40 and 59—consisting of both men and women caregivers.

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16 Wellness Classes for Seniors in Bethlehem, PA

By: Emily Shoemake
May 23rd, 2019

Are you looking for classes focused on senior wellness in the Bethlehem, PA, area? For seniors, it can be a challenge to balance staying active with having physical limitations. You may want to stay healthy, but you don’t want to choose a workout regimen that’s too demanding. Here are some senior wellness Bethlehem, PA, area classes designed specifically for you and your fitness needs.

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Personal Care/Assisted Living | Affordable Senior Housing | CCRC | Senior Apartments

What Makes Lehigh Valley an Ideal Place for Retirement Communities?

By: Emily Shoemake
May 9th, 2019

Many seniors are looking for a relaxing, yet active place to retire. You want to ensure that the community and the senior living option you choose still affords you the opportunity to get out and try new things. If you’re looking for a place to retire that offers enough amenities to keep you busy, the Lehigh Valley, PA area is the perfect spot.

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Finance & Planning | CCRC

Independent Living and CCRCs: Clearing up the Differences

By: Emily Shoemake
May 1st, 2019

There are many types of senior living communities, but two of the most popular are Independent Living and Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), also known as Life Plan Communities. While neither is inherently better than the other, you may find that one will be a better fit for you and your individual needs.

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