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Doug Atkinson

After graduating from college, Doug worked at a local TV affiliate before coming to Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL). He is now the Social Media Marketing Assistant at PSL, and writes for the blog, produces videos, and creates content for PSL's social media sites.

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9 Tips for the Move to Senior Living

By: Doug Atkinson
February 15th, 2017

Moving into a senior living community can be stressful, but there are ways to make the transition go smoothly. Follow these simple tips before, during, and after the move to ensure the process is as easy as possible.

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Caregiver Support

14 Ways to Spend Valentine's Day with Your Senior Loved One

By: Doug Atkinson
February 7th, 2017

It can be hard for seniors who have lost their life-long partner, especially on the one holiday of the year meant to celebrate that love. But Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a day of sorrow for the senior in your life, there are ways you can share the love and turn the holiday into a celebration of the bond between your family.

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Finance & Planning | CCRC

Lower Your Heating Bill Without Lowering Your Heat

By: Doug Atkinson
February 2nd, 2017

Seniors on fixed incomes might find themselves looking for quick and easy ways to save money, and one of the first places people look is to the heating bill. While turning down the heat can save a few bucks, it’s not always the best course of action for seniors. And, as it turns out, there are other, more efficient ways you can lower your monthly bill.

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Miscellaneous

A Senior's Guide To Emojis

By: Doug Atkinson
January 26th, 2017

If you have a smartphone, or use social media regularly, you’ve probably noticed those little yellow faces popping up every once in awhile. They’re called emojis, and are used constantly in text communication these days. Emojis can be very useful, and even funny sometimes, but if they're not used properly they can also lead to misunderstanding and embarrassment. If you’re not sure that you’re using an emoji properly, have no fear! This guide (and the infographic at the end) will help you master the emoji, so you can understand what everyone is saying.

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Finance & Planning | CCRC

The Best Places for Senior Living in Pennsylvania

By: Doug Atkinson
January 11th, 2017

There are so many important factors that come into play when picking a place to call home, and location will be near the top of the list. The good news is Pennsylvania is a great place for senior living, with a lower-than-average cost of living, beautiful scenery, and more. But what is the best place for senior living in Pennsylvania? It ultimately depends on what you want to do, so we’ve compiled a list to help you figure that out.

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Health & Aging

7 Ways to be an Active Senior During the Cold Winter Months

By: Doug Atkinson
January 5th, 2017

It’s easy to fall into a sedentary lifestyle in the winter. With the cold weather and snow, it can be hard to get outside or stay active. We all know that staying on the couch all day can be bad for you, but the good news is there are several easy and fun ways to stay fit in the winter.

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