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."
Farmer Frank Stoltzfus is as much of an institution at the Masonic Village Farm as the farm itself. For a third of the farm's 110-year history, he's served as farm manager. That tenure ends on June 5 as Farmer Frank retires.
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.
During this time of social distancing with COVID-19, Masonic Villages residents in nursing care and personal care areas may feel lonely or isolated from largely staying in their rooms and not being able to visit with their loved ones.