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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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Health & Aging

What Is (and Isn’t) Normal Aging

By: Doug Atkinson
May 18th, 2017

As we age, many of us will start to experience subtle changes in our body. Most of us might not want to admit it, but these changes are part of the normal aging process and are nothing to be ashamed of. There are, however, some changes that are not part of the normal aging process. If you start to notice those changes, you may want to consider taking action to protect your health.

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Caregiver Support | Miscellaneous

10 Fun Mother's Day Activities for Seniors

By: Doug Atkinson
May 11th, 2017

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and hopefully this blog post is just a reminder and not the first time you’re hearing about it! At Presbyterian Senior Living, we understand the importance of celebrating Mother’s Day, and want to help everyone show their love for their mothers, too. If you’re still looking for ways to show your mother how much you appreciate her, the activities listed below might be able to help.

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Are You Asking the Right Questions?

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Finance & Planning

What Makes a Great Senior Living Community

By: Doug Atkinson
May 4th, 2017

Moving in to a senior living community means going to a completely new home. This might seem like a scary transition, but it doesn’t have to be! While you may feel like you’re giving up a part of your life, the opposite is actually true. By finding the community that is right for you, you add community, friendship and much more to your life. But how do you know if the communities you’re considering are truly great?

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Health & Aging

What Rehabilitation Looks Like for Common Injuries in Seniors

By: Doug Atkinson
April 20th, 2017

Injuries and surgeries are not things most older adults want to think about, but the unfortunate truth is that injuries can become more common as we age. Many seniors experience injuries like fractures from falls due to deteriorating bone health, or arthritis from normal wear and tear on the body. A hospital stay can repair the immediate damage, but what happens afterwards?

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Masterpiece Living

Westminster Woods at Huntingdon Residents Host Hobby Show

By: Doug Atkinson
April 19th, 2017

The following article originally appeared in the Huntingdon Daily News, written by April Feagley:

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Don't Get "April Fooled" - Common Scams to Watch Out For

By: Doug Atkinson
April 13th, 2017

Scammers and fraud are nothing new, unfortunately they’ve been around for a long time. However, as technology gets more advanced and complicated, the scams people can come up with also get more complex. But even just a little knowledge can help you spot and outwit a scammer. Below are some of the most common scams, and what you should look out for in each of them.

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