Senior Living Blog

Presbyterian Senior Living : Blog

Giving voice to the topics that mean the most to those who matter the most.

Blog Feature

Health & Aging

10 Out of the Ordinary Valentine's Day Date Ideas For Seniors

By: Emily Shoemake
February 7th, 2019

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, many couples are trying to come up with the perfect way to celebrate each other's love. If you are a couple who has been together for a long time, it may feel like you are running out of new and exciting things to do together. This Valentine's Day, why not try something out of the ordinary you may not have thought of doing before? We've put together 10 date ideas sure to impress your loved one!

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

Health & Aging

Glaucoma: The Sneak Thief of Sight- Are You at Risk?

By: Emily Shoemake
January 23rd, 2019

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time for getting the word out about this disease that is the top cause of preventable blindness. Have you had your eyes checked lately? More than 3 million Americans currently suffer from glaucoma, a disease that is alarming for its stealth and severity. Known as “the sneak thief of sight,” glaucoma often shows no symptoms until some portion of vision is permanently lost.

Read More

Share

Community evaluation checklist

Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Subscribe to the Presbyterian Senior Living blog and receive our free Community Evaluation Checklist to ensure you ask what’s most important to you.

Blog Feature

Health & Aging

6 Best Senior-Friendly Ways to Travel in Allentown, PA

By: Emily Shoemake
January 16th, 2019

Moving to a new city can be an experience that’s both exciting and a little uncomfortable, especially for seniors. If you’ve recently moved to a senior living community, you may have had to leave a familiar area behind for an unfamiliar place. Finding new ways to navigate your surroundings can be a challenge, but if you have moved to an area like Allentown, PA, you can find a number of senior-friendly travel options.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

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. 

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

Health & Aging

A Timeless Solution to Loneliness

By: Emily Shoemake
July 12th, 2018

Loneliness. It’s a feeling that just about everyone is familiar with. I’m sure we’ve all had a time where we’re just feeling lonely and wish we had someone to talk to. For some people, particularly seniors, this feeling is a way of life. According to the 2014 U.S. Census, 34 percent of people aged 65 or older live alone. There are many people in this world that do not have close family or a support system in place. In this case, living alone can become incredibly difficult when there are no friends or family to reach out to. Loneliness is a risk factor in seniors that may cause illness, depression or even death.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

Health & Aging

Skin Protection for Seniors

By: Emily Shoemake
May 31st, 2018

As the weather gets warmer, people often find themselves spending more time outdoors than they did in the past months. Summer is right around the corner, which brings the promise of afternoon walks, water activities, and picnics. The opportunities are endless! With these activities also come the dangers of the sun's harmful rays. In this blog post, we look at some easy ways to protect your skin during the summer months, along with some common misconceptions about skin protection!

Read More

Share