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As we age, the importance of heart and cardiovascular health escalates. It is crucial that older adults learn and practice effective methods to preserve and enhance the condition and function of the heart.
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The new year holiday often brings new goals or resolutions for the year. Learn how you or your loved one can prioritize wellness this year.
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Retirement is a glorious time for kicking back, having fun, and doing all the things you’ve never had time to do as a working adult. However, in order to keep the good times going, it’s also important to set yourself up for preventing injuries. Senior safety in the home is especially important, given that seniors over 65 account for 71% of home product-related deaths per year, with falls being by far the most common cause.
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If you love working with people and need to decide on or change your profession, it’s well worth exploring some senior living careers. There are retirement community jobs to suit almost any schedule, interest, and skill set, and they can set you up for a lifetime of success. Here are just a few of the benefits of working with senior citizens.
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On Wednesday, December 21, 2022, Aida Hovetter will turn 105! Anyone who has met Aida may be surprised by this significant birthday, as she is often described as sharp as a whip. In July of 2018, The Shippensburg News Chronicle honored Aida in an article, recognizing her as the town’s oldest living veteran. In that article her daughter shared how she is in awe of her mother, as Aida continues to look forward in life, almost like she is ignoring her age.  Aida served as a corporal in t...
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Anyone who knows Chapel Pointe resident, Alden Pope Lewis, knows he can often be found walking near home, sharing jokes with friends, or gazing at the stars through his eight-inch telescope. Alden turns 100 on July 24, 2022.He welcomes change and is excited by new technology. His apartment, where he has lived for 20 years, is filled with curios and gadgets plus all kinds of hand tools including a vise attached to the dining room table; he loves to fix things. He has a 3-D mirror, a 1960(!) radio...
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Sometimes, moving to a senior living community is stigmatized with the idea of losing independence or freedom. Chapel Pointe residents Don and Esther Weidemann moved to their independent living apartment with the exact opposite mindset.When moving to a new place, it becomes home.They knew that moving to Chapel Pointe meant that Carlisle, Pa., would also be their new home. With that excitement, Don grabbed his camera and headed out with Esther to explore Carlisle, which USA Today named the fourth...
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Emma Neights and Nelly Petersen once shared the same last name, Beierle, and are sisters by blood, but even more importantly, they share an immense bond and lasting friendship.Born in the country now known as Moldova only years before World War II, Emma and Nelly were forced to grow up quickly and to take care of each other. “I never had a childhood,” Emma chuckles. With a quiet disregard for their childhood heroism, the sisters recount stories like watching Nazis take their dad...
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Meet Resident Richard Foster“They say to plan based on your life expectancy. Well, I’m planning on living to 107. I’m not just bumming around!” Richard jests. At 64 years old, Richard Foster is the youngest resident living at Chapel Pointe. Never marrying or having kids, he wasn’t sure what to do or where to go after retirement. However, after a little research and only a virtual tour due to the COVID pandemic, Richard knew he wanted to move to C...
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“My grandson won a gold medal at the Paralympic Games in England!” Kitty exclaimed.Start a conversation with Kitty Forrest, an independent living resident at Chapel Pointe, and you'll know immediately that she loves her family.When looking for a continuing care retirement community 10 years ago, proximity to her daughter in Boiling Springs, Pa., carried much weight. Finding a new home so close to family was an answer to prayer, and her new family at Chapel Pointe added to her ble...
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