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How Marjorie P. Lee Resident Kate Powers Lives Purposefully

The maintenance-free lifestyle of an Episcopal Retirement Services community means residents have greater freedom and flexibility to pursue their interests and hobbies. For many residents, pursuing new passions means finding opportunities to benefit the well-being of others—both in their residential community and also in the community at large. Here’s how one Marjorie P. Lee resident is living with purpose in creative, passion-filled ways. 

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What Adult Children & Their Senior Loved Ones Should Know About Long-Term Care Insurance

Surely you know about life insurance, and you likely have homeowner’s or renter’s insurance, car insurance, and health insurance. But have you ever heard of long-term care insurance? Many believe this type of coverage is a type of health insurance—especially when it’s used to help someone receive skilled nursing care—but it isn’t. 

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How to Plan for Your Loved One's Senior Care in the New Year

The start of a new year is probably the most common time for goal setting and resolutions. There’s something about that feeling of a fresh start that inspires many of us to think about our lives and determine what we’d like to accomplish over the course of the next year. Many of these goals and resolutions typically revolve around things like weight loss or personal development, or maybe even saving for an upcoming vacation.

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How to Prepare Your Senior Loved One for a Move Into Long-Term Care

Moving is never easy. However, for seniors and the people who love them, the move to long-term care comes with its own unique challenges. In a recent blog, we discussed how to manage the emotional aspects of moving. In this entry, we’ll look at the issue from a different angle by identifying and addressing the practical challenges that may arise during a move. Read on for a roundup of seven tips aimed at helping your aging loved one prepare for a smooth move and transition to senior living.

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How to Cheer Up Elderly Loved Ones Who Are Moving Into Long-Term Care

Long-term care communities can help seniors make the most of their golden years. Unfortunately, many older adults perceive the move to long-term care as a threat to their independence. This can lead to negative attitudes which further complicate the transition. The good news? If your aging loved one is struggling with the transition into long-term care, there are some things you can do to make the situation better.

Read on for a roundup of tips aimed at helping adult children of aging parents support them emotionally during this life change.

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Connecting with Nature: The Benefits of Horticultural Therapy at Marjorie P. Lee

A growing body of evidence attests to the many benefits of gardening for older adults. Enter ERS’s Horticultural Therapy program. Aimed at helping our community members remain healthy and independent, it is a natural extension of our commitment to the six dimensions of wellness and positive aging.

Here’s a closer look at why horticultural therapy matters, along with how we’re putting it to work at Marjorie P. Lee.

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Learn More About MPL’s Household Setting With Memory Support Household Coordinator, Susannah Jonas

Could your aging loved one benefit from quality, person-centered care in a household setting? If so, you likely have plenty of questions. We sat down with Marjorie P. Lee’s Memory Support Household Coordinator, Susannah Jonas, to address some of these concerns.

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Marjorie P. Lee Nears Completion of Master Plan With 3 New Long-Term Care Households

At Marjorie P. Lee (MPL), we are very aware that different people have different care needs as they age. As such, we offer a range of senior living options aimed at providing the optimal environment to support the unique wants and needs of aging loved ones. We’re also committed to meeting the needs of our community members as those needs evolve, which is why we’re especially excited to announce the achievement of a major milestone in our $20 million, three-year master plan: the addition of three new long-term care households. Here’s a closer look at what to expect with these reimagined MPL communities.

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10 Warning Signs Your Aging Loved One May be at Risk

Family gatherings provide a built-in opportunity to check up on elderly parents and other loved ones and determine how well they are managing to age in place.

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Holiday Travel Tips for Older Adults With Memory Loss

Millions of people hit the roads, rails or airways every holiday season. If you’re traveling with an older adult with dementia or another form of memory loss, however, you may have extra concerns this year. The good news? Although some extra planning and preparation may be necessary, holiday travel is still possible for many people in memory care. Read on for a roundup of tips aimed at helping you enjoy happy holidays while traveling with your aging loved one.

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