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Health & Aging

Preventing Senior Falls in the Fall

By: Doug Atkinson
November 16th, 2017

Fall is here, and it brings crisp air, colorful leaves, and pumpkin spiced everything. But it can also mean an increased risk of falls for seniors. Falls are a common issue many seniors face, and usually, a fall isn’t as simple as it seems. There can be many underlying factors that lead a senior to fall, from balance issues to unseen hazards.

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Reflections & Leadership

Reflections on Leadership: Leadership in Times of Tragedy

By: Steve Proctor
November 9th, 2017

The past several months have been marked by a number of events that are accurately described as tragedies. Hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, the mass shooting in Las Vegas, and the wildfires in the western states of Montana and California are combined into a string of events that is unparalleled in my memory. Some of these are called “natural disasters” while others reflect premeditated, evil intent directed toward an innocent population. Seeing each of these situations on the television screen leaves an indelible mark on each of us, especially if children or the elderly are involved.

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Presbyterian Senior Living Mourns the Passing of Former CEO

By: Steve Proctor
October 27th, 2017

To the PSL Family; I am saddened to report that Al Schartner, former CEO of Presbyterian Homes has died after a short illness.

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Caregiver Support

How to Prepare for Sudden Senior Hospital Visits

By: Doug Atkinson
October 26th, 2017

Getting a call that your mom or dad is in the hospital is usually not something you want to have happen. If it’s unexpected, you can have a million thoughts flying through your mind at once. Questions about what happened, how serious it is, or what might come next will likely come to mind. With all this initial confusion, it’s possible you might forget something important in your rush to the hospital. Knowing what to bring and what calls to make ahead of time can help you stay calm and focus on what’s really important: your loved ones.

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6 Pennsylvania Cities Ranked in Top 100 Places to Retire

By: Doug Atkinson
October 19th, 2017

The latest rankings on the best places to retire are out from U.S. News and World Report, and six Pennsylvania cities made it on the list, with three landing in the top 20. Based on data like the happiness of local residents, housing affordability, tax rates, healthcare quality, and more, these were the PA cities that were ranked highest:

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Senior Bullying: How a Caring Community Can Prevent the Behavior

By: Doug Atkinson
October 12th, 2017

Bullying is bad. There’s no way around that. Kids today learn from a young age what bullying is and how they can handle it. But bullying isn’t confined to school hallways and playgrounds. Adults are just as prone to the behavior as children, and you can find bullying in the office, and even among friends. Sadly, it can also be common at senior living communities, and more often than not those involved aren't aware they are engaging in the harmful behavior.

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