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

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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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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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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How to Support Alzheimer’s Family Caregivers

Caregiving for a person with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other memory loss diseases can be challenging. Rather than a team of people to support their needs, it’s often left to a single friend or family member to provide care. If you have a person in your life who serves as caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s, it’s …

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Friendship Village of South Hills Veterans Reflect

Veterans Day is an important day at Friendship Village of South Hills. Not only does it afford us the opportunity to pay our respects to the men and women of the armed forces, but it also allows us to honor the veterans in our own community who have served their country. We’re happy to be …

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The Difference Between Assisted Living and Independent Living

What if you could retire in an active, vibrant community that also lets you plan for your future healthcare needs – many, many years down the road? That’s the distinct advantage of Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), also known as Life Care communities, that offer customizable independent living homes while also allowing you to plan …

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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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