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Getting Back to Life and Each Other

Denise and Gerald “Jerry” Francis were not planning to move, but sometimes life doesn't go as planned. In early May 2021, Jerry became critically ill, and after multiple surgeries, he was given little hope of survival. Rehabilitation at Masonic Village at Lafayette Hill gave him hope for recovery and the possibility of reuniting with his wife of more than 50 years.

Give Your Immune System a Boost

What are you doing to try and stay healthy during the pandemic? “During times like these, it’s easy for some of the basics to get away from us,” recreation coordinator Jodi Wendl, Masonic Village at Lafayette Hill, shared during a

July 14, 2020|Care, Health, Wellness|

Healthy Brain Aging

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."

June 19, 2020|Care, Health, Wellness|

The Genetics of Parkinson’s Disease

Approximately 1% of individuals age 65 and older, and 3% to 5% over age 85, develop Parkinson's disease, a neurogenative disorder that affects dopamine production in the brain. Learn more from Dr. Thomas Tropea, a neurologist, movement disorder specialist and assistant professor of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

January 30, 2020|Health|
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