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Central PA’s Summer Activities that are Perfect for Senior Adults

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Jun 2018

Central PA’s Summer Activities that are Perfect for Senior Adults

At the Middletown Home, we are proud to provide our residents with a full calendar of activities each and every month that are tailored to all different skill levels as well as interests. Particularly in the summer months, we feel that our campus really comes alive with activity as people spend more time outside and look for evening activities to enjoy the lovely weather. Take...

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Happy seniors talking while taking a walk in the park

07

Jun 2018

How Continuing Care Retirement Communities Improve Quality of Life

A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is a retirement community that offers accommodations for independent living, personal care as well as rehabilitation services. CCRC’s provide residents with a seamless continuum of care where a person can spend the rest of his or her life, moving between levels of care as needed. CCRC’s offer quite a few advantages that could be just what you’re looking for...

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Tips for Helping a Senior Adult Maintain Personal Health

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May 2018

Tips for Helping a Senior Adult Maintain Personal Health

As our loved ones age, it can become more and more difficult to maintain personal health such as showering, brushing teeth, combing hair, getting the right nutrients and much more. Keeping up with personal hygiene can be a matter of pride for most people, so it can be challenging to help a loved one recognize when they are no longer meeting their own basic needs...

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Middletown Home’s Pet Friendly Continuing Care Retirement Community is a Win Win!

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May 2018

Middletown Home’s Pet Friendly Continuing Care Retirement Community is a Win Win!

The Middletown Home is proud to offer beautifully appointed independent living apartments on our campus that are also pet friendly! Pet lovers can certainly understand the importance of this feature because it means they are welcomed to bring their furry or feathered friends with them when they move to our continuing care retirement community. Even if you don’t currently have a pet, it’s still important...

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5 Signs of a Good Caregiver

09

Apr 2018

5 Signs of a Good Caregiver

When you have a professional caregiver taking care of an aging loved one, it can be difficult to find someone you fully trust with this great responsibility. After all, the care of someone you deeply love is in their hands. What should come as a relief is that there are a few clear signs that indicate you have found a good caregiver, someone you can...

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Senior woman standing outside front door of house

05

Apr 2018

How to Talk to an Aging Loved One About Moving

It may be one of the hardest conversations you will ever need to have with an aging family member or friend. It’s the conversation about moving from their home, the home they likely have known for many, many years, and asking them to consider transitioning into a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). There are many challenges you face: the fear of the unknown, desire to...

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8 Ways Seniors Can Stay Involved in the Community

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Mar 2018

8 Ways Seniors Can Stay Involved in the Community

8 Ways Seniors Can Stay Involved in the Community Staying involved in the community is beneficial at any age. Especially for our seniors, having an active role in the community can add purpose and meaning while building new and lasting friendships. Best of all, community involvement builds stronger and healthier communities in which we all thrive! So how can we encourage seniors to stay involved...

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Fun Spring Craft Ideas for Seniors

05

Mar 2018

Fun Spring Craft Ideas for Seniors

Spring is the time of year when everything seems to come alive again! The flowers begin to bloom, grass and leaves grow and the birds start singing again. Spring is also the perfect time to make your home feel alive, and a great way to do that is to decorate it with some spring crafts. For our seniors, we have quite a few spring crafts...

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10 Ways to Support an Aging Loved One

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Feb 2018

10 Ways to Support an Aging Loved One

Do you have an aging friend or family member who needs your support? Do you ever find it challenging to show your support in the right way at the right time? You’re not alone! Many people find it difficult to know how to best support an aging loved one in a way that means the most to them. It’s important to consider their personality and...

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A view of the chapel before the big game. People are starting to come in!

06

Feb 2018

The Middletown Home Celebrates Super Bowl Sunday

Whether you are an Eagles fan, a Patriots fan, or you’re just there for the food, you were probably at a Super Bowl Party on February 4th. If you were at the Middletown Home you might have been at our Super Bowl Party in the Chapel, or if you weren’t there you at least might have heard us cheering! Preparation started the week before with...

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