Caring for an aging loved one can put physical, emotional, and financial strain on a caregiver. Physically assisting an adult can be very demanding on a caregiver’s own body. The emotional strain of caring for a loved one who may not have the mental capacity they once had can be incredibly draining. And if a caregiver has to take off work to help their loved one or place them in an appropriate facility to meet their needs, ensuring that aging relatives have the care they deserve can, unfortunately, put financial pressure on the caregiver as well. In an age where everyone is always hustling, making the time for self-care can seem daunting. Here are a few simple reminders for caregivers to help them live their best life in potentially trying circumstances.
With a huge surge in popularity of websites like Etsy.com and television shows like “Making It”, crafting has gone mainstream. At Manors of the Valley, crafting has always been a big part of our activities calendar and we have some very talented residents in our midst. We love changing up our crafts for an upcoming holiday or season. Mostly, we enjoy using our hands to make fun items to enjoy or gift to others. Crafting is great for the mind and we have a lot of exciting projects planned for 2020! Take a look at our latest gallery for some of our residents’ crafty creations and some other fun activities!
Here at Manors of the Valley, we know that holiday traditions are important. Every family has its own set of beloved activities, and since we’re a family here, we like to enjoy lots of family fun and outings during the holiday season. We dine on delicious, healthy meals, make holiday crafts, and meet up for parties and socials. As another year comes to a close, we have a lot to celebrate. One delightful outing was a trip around the neighborhood to see the Christmas lights! We’re lucky to be part of such a beautiful community. Take a peek at our latest gallery for some of the highlights of the light tour and other fun, family holiday celebrations!
Once again, the Manors of the Valley residents are enjoying a day out on the town! Today’s fun was a lovely outing and lunch at the beautiful Lehigh Valley Hotel in Bethlehem, PA. Our residents enjoy their own luxury living back at the Manors, so an overnight stay was unnecessary. However, everyone took the time to enjoy the gorgeous dining room and delicious food. Sometimes we all need a day out and a relaxing meal in a new setting. Take a look at our latest gallery to get a taste of our day out!
Every season is fun and exciting at the Manor! Fall offers a lot of opportunities for activities. Every month we have games, trips, exercise, and much more, but Fall brings Halloween snacks and socials, changing leaves, and thoughts of our upcoming Thanksgiving feast. Check out our latest gallery to see what our residents have been up to in October!
On September 25th, 2019, Manors of the Valley opened its newest location, the beautiful Parkland Manor. Many proud members of the Manors family attended the Grand Opening event, along with local dignitaries, residents, and other guests. The exciting occasion marked another milestone for the Manors of the Valley as they continue to offer premier senior living in the Lehigh Valley.
We are always being fed the newest fitness trends to follow for a healthy life. The kinds of movement being promoted to us as we age are significantly different than what is pushed for the younger crowd, but the way you work out may not necessarily have to change much from what you were used to after all!
Let’s have a chat about the “good ole days”. Days were filled with crowded classroom activities, noisy team drills, family meals, movie dates, and sleepovers with friends spent whispering until 3 AM. Whether you prefer to be alone or are you thrive off a deep conversation, when we are younger, we are inevitably thrown into more social situations.
We’re always searching for new ways to improve our health and live a longer life. There are plenty of studies showing new diets to implement, exercises to try, and medications to incorporate into our daily lives. It sometimes gets a little overwhelming thinking about all the things we “should” be doing. But who would have thought that one of the ways to achieve this fuller life would be something as easy as simply being social? This is something we’ve done our whole lives and dare I say, it’s something we actually enjoy?!