From happenings in and around our community to useful senior living news, our blog can keep you up to date.

The Best Summer Day Trips for Seniors in and Around Pittsburgh

Summertime is here in Allegheny County, and if you’re like most older adults, you’re looking for ways to enjoy all the summer has to offer. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of summer activities in and around Pittsburgh to choose from, especially if you’re looking for a day trip. However, here at Friendship Village of South Hills, …

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Tips for Older Adults to Safely Enjoy the Summer

There’s just something special about summertime. At Friendship Village of South Hills, a senior living community in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, we help our residents celebrate the season by providing plenty of opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine. Getting outside and staying active in the warm weather are great ways to maintain your …

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How to Know When It’s Time for Memory Care

Finding the right place for your aging parent or loved one with memory care needs is extremely important. You want to know they will be cared for, comfortable, and able to live with dignity regardless of their condition.  For a better understanding of what memory care at a unique senior living community like Friendship Village …

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6 Tips for Preparing for a Move to Senior Living

You’ve sold your home to a wonderful buyer and are ready to experience a stress-free lifestyle at your new senior living community. But there’s one last step to complete before you can move on to your new adventure: preparing to move! It may feel overwhelming to decide what to pack, donate or take with you. …

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What Are Your Independent Senior Living Must-Haves?

After much thought and planning, you have decided that independent living at a retirement community is the right choice for you. Now, as you weigh your options, you find that there are numerous communities out there all competing for your valuable time and attention. It’s overwhelming. The easiest way to narrow down your options when …

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How Friendships Later in Life Impact Our Well-Being

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of happiness that comes from engaging in conversation with a close friend. If even the thought of reconnecting with a friend makes you feel more positive, you’re not alone. In fact, a recent study published in The Journals of Gerontology highlights how everyday contact with friends can result in …

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5 Reasons Now is the Best Time Find a Senior Living Community

We all know that our health needs change as we age, but how many of us are fully prepared for that future? When planning for retirement, it can be difficult to acknowledge that at some point we may need a little extra help, or may find our households and social lives more difficult to manage.  …

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Benefits of Living in a Life Care Community

What is Life Care? It’s exactly what the name suggests: care for life. There’s more to it than that, and we can help you better understand what Life Care is and why a Life Care community should be at the top of your list if you are considering making the move to a retirement community. …

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Healthy Holiday Eating Tips for Seniors

“Just one more,” is a phrase we tell ourselves all too often around the holidays. Just one more tasty treat and then we’ll be satisfied. But if you’re like us, it’s easy to throw healthy eating habits to the wind and give in to temptation. The good news is that there are ways you can …

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Understanding Why Holidays Can Be Difficult for Older Adults

Holidays can be difficult for anyone, but this is especially true for older adults. In a 2017 AARP Foundation survey titled “The Holiday Season: Joy, Love & Loneliness,” 31% of adult respondents said they felt lonely during the holiday season at some point during the past five years. Meanwhile, 41% of adult respondents said they …

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