Evergreen Memory Care Opening in Palmerton

front view palmertonFor seniors and families dealing with memory issues, including Alzheimer’s and dementia, care options have been sparse in Carbon County. Now there is another option.

The Village at Palmerton, a personal care home in Palmerton, is converting an area of their existing senior living building into a secure memory care community called Evergreen. This is good news not only for Carbon County but also northern Lehigh County residents in Schnecksville, Slatington, Walnutport and other towns that trust the care of their loved ones to the Village at Palmerton.

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The Value of Hobbies

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Recharge
When you engage in hobbies you can leave your worries behind and recharge your batteries. Whatever your hobby it can take you away from everyday issues that can have a detrimental effect on your body and mind. A relaxing hobby can have a calming effect that allows you to get yourself back on track.

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Help with Aging Parents

Help with Aging Parents

When is it time to call a certified care manager?
The pride and perseverance that made the Greatest Generation great, may be a detriment to them as they age. Seniors, like the rest of society, desire to remain at home and independent for as long as possible. In many cases they fail to recognize or admit that they need help. Additionally, their children may not live close by or are overwhelmed with their parent(s), and do not know where to seek help. A good recommendation is to call a certified care manager.

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Dealing With Neck Pain

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You wake up one morning with a very stiff neck. You figure you must have slept wrong and the pain will work itself out during the day.  

But after three weeks of increasing pain and stiffness, you also notice you are losing the ability to turn your head to do the simplest of things – like changing lanes while driving or looking at someone who is talking to you.

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Colonoscopy Saves Lives

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month
The prospect of getting cancer strikes fear in the hearts of most people. Yet, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one third of people age 50 to 75 fail to get a colonoscopy, a screening that test that significantly reduces one’s risk.

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Benefits of Playing an Instrument

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Scientists have measured music’s effect on brain activity. While functions like math and reading affect specific parts of the brain, listening to music sets off multiple areas of the brain. But the more interesting part is that when you actually play an instrument your brain has what is often called a “full body workout”.

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