Manors of the Valley Awarded Best Of 2018 by Senior Adviser

The annual’s Best of 2018 Awards recognize exceptional senior living care providers who have received high ratings from residents and their families. Bethlehem Manor is proud to be one of the top one percent of senior care facilities to win the Best of 2018 Award this year.

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Keeping Your Largest Organ Healthy: Everyday Skincare Tips for Seniors

According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), taking good care of your skin is essential for good overall health as you grow older. As we age, our skin becomes thinner, exposing veins and bones. Skin problems like scratches, cuts, and bruises can take longer to heal, and some medications can cause bruising. Years of exposure to the sun can begin to take a toll on elasticity as well as cause wrinkles, age spots, and dryness, and smoking can further exacerbate these issues.

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Living With Diabetic Neuropathy: Helping Seniors Cope

More than 25 percent of Americans aged 65 or older have diabetes, and between 60 and 70 percent of people with diabetes have some form of neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is a family of nerve disorders that can produce pain, tingling, and numbness in the hands, feet, arms, and legs. The risk of neuropathy increases with age, with the highest rates of neuropathy among those who have had diabetes for 25 years or more.

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Top 4 Falling Hazards for Seniors

According to the Centers for Disease Control, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries among seniors, with more than 2.8 million fall-related injuries treated every year. Keeping your loved one safe from falls should be a major priority. Here are the top four falling hazards in the home and what you can do to keep your favorite senior safe.
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Saucon Valley Residents Unlock Holiday Spirit Through Art Therapy

This week at Saucon Valley Manor, the activities staff held a holiday painting event. The event, similar to popular public painting classes, consisted of the activities instructors helping the residents to paint a similar piece of Winter artwork – all with their own unique, personalized twist.

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10 Helpful Gadgets for Seniors with Arthritis

 According to the Centers for Disease Control, 49.6 percent of people over the age of 65 report having been diagnosed with arthritis, making even the simplest tasks painful and difficult.
Here are ten great gadgets available on Amazon that can help your loved one struggling with arthritis complete a variety of  everyday tasks.
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Manor Residents Celebrate Thanksgiving Eve at Parkway Lanes

Today, the activities team at Saucon Valley and Whitehall Manor brought a group of excited seniors to the newly re-opened Parkway Lanes of South Allentown.

The resident’s had a great time with some friendly competition and filling meals prepared at the alley.  Below are some photos of our residents showing off their bowling skills!

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