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Communities Moving Towards Environmental Sustainability

By: Emily Shoemake
March 29th, 2018

Here at Presbyterian Senior Living, we believe in being stewards to the environment, as everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. 

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How You Can Fight Senior Loneliness

By: Stephen Juliano
March 22nd, 2018

Loneliness is not something people often think about, but it is unfortunately common among older adults. In 2014, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 11 million, or 34 percent, of people aged 65 or older lived alone. Loneliness is a risk factors in seniors that may cause illness, depression or even death, particularly in the winter months. Although loneliness is a serious concern, there are several easy ways to prevent your senior from feeling lonely. By combining as many of the following steps as possible, you will have the best chance of fending off loneliness for your senior loved one.

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Reflections on Leadership: Integrity in Leadership

By: Steve Proctor
March 15th, 2018

Integrity is the cornerstone of all human relationships. Integrity is also the central ingredient in trust, honesty, credibility, self-control, courage, and a host of other virtues that we ascribe to great leaders. The absence of integrity is a fatal leadership weakness. But if integrity is such an essential element in human relationships and the behavior and attitudes of leaders, why does it seem to be lacking in so many situations in modern life?

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What To Do If You Think Your Parents Need Extra Care

By: Stephen Juliano
March 8th, 2018

Sometimes, age can surprise us. You may have noticed it in your own body; one week you’re doing fine, and the next you have some unexplained back or knee pain. Or maybe you keep forgetting where you put your keys. With seniors, these changes can come even quicker. If you don’t see your senior loved ones often, it’s possible the issues started a while ago but you didn’t notice until a recent visit. You may be wondering what you can do to help.

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Effectively Managing Pain to Improve Quality of Life

By: Stephen Juliano
March 1st, 2018

When you are in pain it’s safe to say you're not enjoying that part of your day and you are looking for relief. Unfortunately, preventing pain 100% of the time is not possible. The good news is that it is possible to effectively manage pain. That was the goal for staff at Presbyterian Senior Living’s Windy Hill Village in Phillipsburg, PA. This goal was established after an annual survey in which some residents at Windy Hill Village reported higher than average long-term moderate to severe pain. 

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Reflections & Leadership

Reflections on Leadership: Learning From Failure

By: Steve Proctor
February 22nd, 2018

When I was working my way through nursing school I had the opportunity to work as a 3-11 chauffer and personal assistant for Cecil Runyan, the CEO and Board Chair of Southeastern Michigan Gas Company. It was a great job for a person working their way through college as I could study in between my various duties. As an 18 year old college student I spent a great deal of time with this 80 year old, cigar chomping, benevolent autocrat. The unexpected blessing was that I had a front row seat to the business world and the philosophical musings of a truly colorful character.

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