The aging process affects each person differently, exaggerating strengths and weaknesses. However, medical research has found that memory and attention are most affected by aging, since, according to Dr. Charles Duffy, a neurologist at Penn State Health's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, "memory requires attention and attention requires memory."
Although social distancing means you can’t visit and spend quality time with your elderly loved ones in assisted living and long-term care facilities right now, you can still stay in touch via phone and video chats.
We welcome children, family members and anyone interested in showing they care to send cards, drawings and letters that can be shared with residents, especially those who have few family connections.
After her father’s passing in March 2016, Carol Olnick knew she wasn’t ready to say goodbye to the hospice team. Now she volunteers in honor of her father.
To truly understand someone, you must walk a mile in their shoes. This is why Masonic Village Hospice has begun pairing patients who are veterans with volunteers who have also served.
Rental apartments offer the same benefits and amenities as an entrance fee apartment without the “up-front” fee. As part of Masonic Village’s continuum of care, residents have access to personal care and nursing care services, should they need them in the future, giving them a life lease guarantee.
Finding the most useful gifts for a family member who lives in a long-term care community to enjoy can be challenging. Older adults have received a lifetime of gifts, but over the years, their needs may have changed, according
Resident Lin Jones believes his life has come full circle. He was born in the small, historic town of Star Junction, located in Fayette County. Now, he resides in the Star Points Building at Masonic Village at Sewickley. “I think
Losing a spouse is often one of the most difficult experiences a person can go through. Spiritual Care staff at Masonic Village at Elizabethtown established the Hope Share program to help individuals continue to live with hope.
As summer is upon us, so are thoughts of fun in the sun. However, when the weather gets warmer and vacations and outdoor activities are planned, seniors should also keep something else in mind: safety. It is important to make