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Living with Alzheimers Disease: What Families Need to Know
Rebecca Kikendall Posted on
It’s never easy to watch a loved one experience changes that he or she didn’t ask for. When the cause of the changes is Alzheimer’s disease or another..
10 Early Signs of Dementia - Living Branches Retirement Communities
Rebecca Kikendall Posted on
Providing senior memory care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia isn’t an easy task, but caregivers can make the process much more effective and beneficial..
Music & Memory at Living Branches
Kathleen Roberts, Director of Dementia Care Strategy Posted on
We are pleased to announce that Living Branches is embarking on a new dementia care journey. This spring we are rolling out the Music & Memory initiative for residents..
Personal Care vs. Assisted Living: Do You Know the Difference?
Rebecca Kikendall Posted on
Personal Care vs. Assisted Living The terms Personal Care and Assisted Living are often used interchangeably; however, in 2011 the State of Pennsylvania instituted legislation that separated care communities..
Living U
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It is no secret that Living Branches residents enjoy learning something new. When someone from the community offers to share about a vacation or mission trip, the auditorium is..
My Life. My Plan. My Community.
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Living Branches is proud to be part of a nationwide initiative to rename “Continuing Care Retirement Communities” as Life Plan Communities. This initiative is designed to help communicate to..
Leading the Way: Open Hearts and Minds Create Possibilities in the Evolving World of Memory Care
Danielle Leheny Posted on
The days Kathleen could make her mom laugh were her favorite. A giggle might be won through continuous banter and large doses of family humor that Kathleen conjured up..
A Unique Career Journey
Danielle Leheny Posted on
Kathleen’s father was always her favorite career counselor. He supported her smart choices throughout her successful corporate career with AT&T, including the startup of her own IT security company..
Helpful Apps for Seniors:
8 Tech Solutions to Maintain Independence and Give Caregivers Peace of Mind
Jeff Salter, for Next Avenue Posted on
Every day for the last 24 years, I’ve worked with the elderly and, by extension, with their families. As the founder of Caring Senior Service, a non-medical in-home care..
4 Myths About Brain Health and How to Stay Sharp
Leslie Kernisan, MD for Next Avenue Posted on
Want to stay mentally sharp for as long as possible? I certainly do, and I’m guessing you do, too: an AARP survey found that 87 percent of respondents reported..
Rightsizing: Creative Solutions for Retirement Living
Rebecca Kikendall, Marketing and Communication Specialist Posted on
Moving from a four bedroom home with a basement, an attic, and a two-car garage to a two bedroom villa with a one car garage can seem overwhelming. Moving..
Getting Fit Means Getting Together
Danielle Leheny Posted on
Brent Daubenspeck may be the leader of the fitness program at Dock Woods, but he’ll be the first person to tell you that it’s the residents who guide many..
Spirituality and Aging
An interview with Margaret Zook
Donna Godshall, Sales Counselor Posted on
“Growing old is not for sissies!” We’ve heard that phrase – maybe even declared it ourselves. Often we think of aging as a season that comes with challenges; it..
Fine Tuning Your Diet: Three Tips to Help You Age Well
Maureen Callahan for Next Avenue Posted on
A bowl of oatmeal every morning, a handful of nuts, five servings of fruits and vegetables a day — researchers seem to be slowly compiling a grocery list of..
Life & Growth at Living Branches
Rebecca Kikendall, Marketing and Communication Specialist Posted on
Together we empower older adults and families to lead lives of purpose and joy, guided by the Mennonite tradition of care and service to others. The Living Branches mission..
Living and Growing - Regardless of Age
Ray Hurst, Director of Pastoral Care and Service Posted on
Living and groaning together is sometimes the script given by the broader culture to those living in retirement communities. And while growing older often does include experiences of “groaning”..
Pumpkin Gnocchi
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A Living Branches chef’s demonstration Recipe yields 4 servings 1.5 lb Idaho potatoes 2 lb Baby pam sugar pie pumpkin ¼ cup Parmesan cheese – grated 2 Tbs Parmesan cheese..
Autumn Dinner Party
Ryan Burcik, Executive Chef, Souderton Mennonite Homes Posted on
Colorful menu choices for an evening with friends All recipes serve four. BEET SALAD ½ lb golden beets ½ lb beets 2 heads frisee lettuce 4 tbsp..
Why Are You Tired All the Time?
Jeanne Dorin for Next Avenue Posted on
Although she typically sleeps soundly and has good "sleep hygiene" — no coffee after 3 p.m., a quiet, darkened bedroom and a reasonable bedtime — Rose D. always feels..

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Spirituality and Aging
An interview with Margaret Zook
“Growing old is not for sissies!” We’ve heard that phrase – maybe even declared it ourselves. Often we think of aging as a season that comes with challenges; it..


Pumpkin Gnocchi
A Living Branches chef’s demonstration Recipe yields 4 servings 1.5 lb Idaho potatoes 2 lb Baby pam sugar pie pumpkin ¼ cup Parmesan cheese – grated 2 Tbs Parmesan cheese..


Life & Growth at Living Branches
Together we empower older adults and families to lead lives of purpose and joy, guided by the Mennonite tradition of care and service to others. The Living Branches mission..