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

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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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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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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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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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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6 Facts About Living in Retirement Communities During COVID-19

We’re living in worrisome times as we all deal with the effects of COVID-19. Seniors, as we’ve learned, are in one of the highest risk groups, so it’s natural that there is a strong focus on how to keep them safe. Adding to the concerns, the myths and rumors about how this pandemic  is impacting …

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