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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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Active Aging Week at Presbyterian Senior Living

By: Emily Shoemake
October 11th, 2018

The last week in September marks Active Aging Week (AAW), which was founded in 2003 by the International Council on Active Aging. The goal of AAW is to call attention to, and wholeheartedly celebrate, the positivity of aging today. During AAW, many senior healthcare providers participate by hosting various physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational and environmental centered events. During these events, the hope is to provide seniors with the opportunity to experience wellness activities and exercise in a safe, supportive environment and promote the benefits of a healthier, more active lifestyle. The primary objective of this week-long campaign is to diminish the societal stigma around aging by showing that seniors can live just as fully as anyone else in all areas of life-- regardless of age or health conditions. Every year, Presbyterian Senior Living embraces AAW by providing engaging opportunities for residents to participate in! 

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CCRC | Miscellaneous

4 Best Senior Activities Near Glen Arm, Maryland

By: Emily Shoemake
September 19th, 2018

Have you ever found yourself sitting at home on a Saturday morning just wishing you could think of something fun and different to do for the day? If you're a senior living in Glen Arm, Maryland there may be a plethora of things to do right in your backyard that you may not even realize! From outdoor activities to wine tastings, the opportunities are endless. Glen Arm is located only a short drive from both Baltimore and Towson, which makes this an excellent place to retire.

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PSL Residents Remembering 9/11

By: Emily Shoemake
September 10th, 2018

September 11, 2001 is a day that forever changed our nation. From the increase in security screenings nationwide to the enactment of the Patriot Act, a tragedy that brought with it fear and grief, ultimately fostered an environment for unity and strength. On the 17th anniversary of 9/11, we live in an age where many people were not even born on the day of this event. As the years continue, we must not leave the memories of this tragic day behind. The best way we can honor the 2,977 people who lost their lives that day is to remember and tell your story. Today, six Presbyterian Senior Living residents tell their stories.

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Health & Aging

The Benefits of Meditation for Seniors

By: Emily Shoemake
September 6th, 2018

What is meditation? Meditation is an extremely ambiguous term that we often hear thrown around frequently in our society. If you ask someone to define meditation, you are bound to get many different answers, but the central concept to take with you is that it's all about finding awareness and perspective through mindfulness. But, what is mindfulness? When you are practicing mindfulness (which I've found lends itself hand and hand to meditation) you are present, rested in the here and now, and fully engaged in the moment. 

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Caregiver Support

7 Questions to Ask Before Moving Your Loved One Into a Nursing Home

By: Emily Shoemake
August 23rd, 2018

Reasons to move your senior loved one into a nursing home can vary from high and low. For whatever reason you have chosen to seek out a nursing home for your senior loved one, it is important to know that you are moving them into a place where they will get the best care possible.

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How to Tell Mom It's Time to Stop Driving

By: Emily Shoemake
August 8th, 2018

You love your parents. You don't want anything to happen to them. When you see your mom getting behind the wheel, you feel scared every time she heads out to run an errand. What if she misses a red light? Or doesn't hear a siren coming up behind her?

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