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

Improve Chronic Pain with Occupational Therapy

At Friendship Village of South Hills, our residents and their quality of life is our top priority. From the moment you sign a contract, it is our goal to meet and even anticipate your needs to help you live life to the fullest. For some residents, chronic pain from arthritis or surgery can make even …

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9 Benefits You Probably Didn’t Know Community Gardens Provide

Have you ever considered that tending a garden is actually good medicine? Research has confirmed that the benefits of a community garden are all-encompassing; it’s great for the emotional, mental and physical well-being of seniors. The best retirement communities have their own garden programs as part of their overall wellness focus. If you live in …

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The Benefits of VitalStim Therapy for Swallowing Difficulties

Swallowing difficulties are always frightening and can be deadly. The medical term for loss of swallowing function is dysphagia, and approximately 15 million people in the U.S. are affected by the condition. Medical professionals consider dysphagia a critical health concern among our aging population. Among the most popular therapies approved by physicians for treating dysphagia …

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Why Should You Choose a Life Care Community Over Other Senior Living Options?

Where do you want to live in your retirement years? These days, there are many more alternatives for senior living than ever before. Active adult communities are for those ages 55+, and most simply offer a place to live like a free-standing home, apartment, or townhome. Many independent living communities provide a residence with additional …

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12 Tips to Keep Your Heart Healthy as You Age

Your heart is an amazing organ. It beats 100,000 times a day and about 35 million times in a year. It circulates six quarts of blood through your body three times every minute. Oxygen-poor blood flows into the heart, out to the lungs where it picks up oxygen, back to the heart, and out to …

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What Your Loved One Should Expect in Memory Care

There are at least 5 million people living with dementia in the United States currently and that number is expected to double by 2060.  That means the need for memory care will also increase. The signs of dementia can be easy to dismiss at first. Repeating things. Mishandling of bills and money. Mild memory loss. …

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Top 5 Reasons to Consider Retiring in Pittsburgh, PA

If you live in the Pittsburgh area or you’ve visited here, you understand what people mean when they say the city blends the best of small-town friendliness with the benefits of big-city living. That welcoming atmosphere is also what makes the Steel City an attractive retirement destination. It offers all the three C’s – culture, …

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What is a Life Care Community?

If you’re one of the millions of older adults considering a move to a senior living community, or an adult child helping to find the best options for a parent, you should know about a trending term in senior living called Life Plan Communities. It’s worth noting that Friendship Village of South Hills has embraced …

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How Do You Tell A Parent It’s Time for Assisted Living?

Adult children of aging parents are all too familiar with what it means to have those “difficult conversations.” There’s the one where you ask Dad to stop driving. Or try to convince Mom she needs a walker. Perhaps one of the toughest conversations to have is talking to your parents about assisted living. Many seniors …

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