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

10 Ways for Pittsburgh Seniors to Celebrate Fall

Fall is upon us and it brings no shortage of fun festivities. At Friendship Village of South Hills, we’re looking forward to all that the changing of seasons brings. The Beauty of Fall in Upper St. Clair On the list of our favorite things about living in a Mid-Atlantic state like Pennsylvania, getting to experience …

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What Does Friendship Village of South Hills’ 5-Star Medicare Rating Mean for You?

Whether you have decided to move into a senior living community or are just starting to weigh your options, the search for information online can quickly become overwhelming. Beyond the official websites of individual communities where can you go online for reliable information? One research tool we recommend checking out is Nursing Home Compare, a …

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Retirement Living Options Near Pittsburgh

As you look towards retirement, what do you picture? The answer is deeply personal and differs for everyone. Common factors that can color your response might include location, community and required care, as well as the number of times you are willing to move — if you choose to move at all. At Friendship Village …

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What is Respite Care?

A caregiver can be a spouse, partner, family member or anyone involved with assisting others with activities of daily living (ADL) or medical tasks. Paid caregivers tend to have formal training that allows them to provide a higher level of care than someone who just stepped into the role. At some point in time, all …

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Services & Amenities Enhance the Senior Living Experience

When a person begins their search for a senior living community they often first look toward location, the availability of health services and whether the community fits within their budget. These are all important considerations, but we also encourage you to think about lifestyle. We know that services and amenities play a significant role in …

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How You Can Support a Loved One Showing Signs of Alzheimer’s

Millions of Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, many of whom are age 65 or older. When an older adult begins showing signs of Alzheimer’s, it can be especially difficult for the friends and family around them. You may not know what to do or what they need from you, especially since the disease affects …

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Benefits of Living in a Life Care Community During Stroke Recovery

At Friendship Village of South Hills in Upper St. Clair, we understand the importance of Stroke Awareness Month. As a senior retirement community, our residents are especially vulnerable to strokes. Every year, 800,000 strokes occur in the United States, and nearly three-quarters of them happen to people who are age 65 or older. Strokes are …

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