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Travel Tips for Older Adults with Special Needs

If your aging loved one struggles with mobility or certain health issues that make traveling difficult, taking a trip can seem like an insurmountable task. But the truth is, it doesn’t have to be. With a little planning ahead, you and your loved one can enjoy a wonderful, trouble-free vacay and make some great memories to cherish. These special tips can help.

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2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Lehigh Valley

We were excited to team up with the Alzheimer’s Association during their annual Walk To End Alzheimer’s. This is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

With the help of our amazing walkers, donors, and sponsors we have managed to raise over 90K dollars. Registration might be closed but the fundraising is still open. Click here to learn more about the walk and be sure to help us reach our fundraising goal.

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The Opening of Saucon Valley Manor Building II

Saucon Valley Manor is proud to announce the opening of Building II. Saucon Valley Manor is the premier in Independent Living, Personal Care, Assisted Living, Advanced Care, and Secured Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care. We are pleased to expand our services to meet the needs of the community.

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New Advances in Treatment for Cataracts

Cataracts are the clouding of the eye’s lens. In order for our vision to be clear, the lens, through which light travels to the retina, must also be clear. Initially, as cataracts begin to develop, you may not notice any change in your vision. But as it progresses, your vision will become blurry or cloudy, as though looking through a dirty window, and colors won’t be as bright as they once were.

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Ready to Grow? How Seniors Can Prepare for Gardening Season

The Centers for Disease Control recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week to reduce the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, depression, high blood pressure, and colon cancer. Even better, the CDC cites gardening as a moderate-intensity activity, which means that an avid gardener can catch two birds with one net and enjoy good health and a beautiful green space.

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Effects of Exercise on Alzheimer’s

More than five million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and while a number of breakthroughs have occurred over the past few years, there is currently no cure for this devastating disease.

It’s well known that regular exercise can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, but two recent studies have found that regular vigorous physical activity can also positively impact the symptoms of the disease and improve the quality of life of those who suffer from it.

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Living With Diabetes as a Senior

Diabetes disproportionately affects older adults, and it can lead to poor overall health and a number of serious complications if it’s not kept under control. Small lifestyle changes can have a major impact on diabetes, and the most important of these involve diet and exercise.
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Saucon Valley & Whitehall Manors Announce Dual State & Local Certification For Assisted Living Facilities

Saucon Valley Manor (Hellertown, PA) and Whitehall Manor (Allentown, PA) recently became the only locally and state approved Assisted Living Facilities (ALRs) in Pennsylvania. Assisted Living Facilities allow a resident to “age in place” for a longer period of time and receive patient centered care, giving them control of their care. Assisted Living Facility certification recognizes that a community offers extra levels of care. Personal Care Facilities that seek certification as an ALR undergo a strict accreditation process that takes into account concept, construction, and levels of care offered.

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