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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7 Apps Tech-Savvy Seniors Love

More and more, seniors are turning to technology, from joining social media to reduce feelings of isolation to using their smart phone for event reminders and for navigating the Internet in search of information on any range of topics.

Here are seven popular apps for the tech-savvy senior in your life.

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How to Help Your Aging Loved One Adjust to a New Home

When the time comes that your aging loved one can no longer take care of herself in her own home, moving her into a facility will be one option. Whether she’s suffering from dementia or at a high risk of falling at home, moving her into a high quality assisted living facility will help keep her safe and ensure she has the help and support she needs to continue living as independently as possible.

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