Tag: Retirement

Volunteers Bring Holiday Spirit to Paul’s Run (with photos)

What do you get when you combine residents of Paul’s Run Retirement Community in Northeast Philadelphia and volunteers from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Lafayette Hill with melted chocolate, pretzels, cookies, and candy? A lot of happy people making a lot of tasty treats! The event was the concoction of Paul’s Run Community Life staffer Julie […]

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Senior Fitness Testing: What’s in it for me?

By Jennifer Conway, MS, CSCS, RCEP Resident Wellness Coordinator The Becoming Center, a service of Liberty Lutheran, is committed to the health and wellness of older adults. Please join us Thursday, May 29, 2014 for Senior Fitness Testing! The Senior Fitness Test is offered yearly at the Becoming Center in May in celebration of National […]

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Becoming Center Breeds Tenacity and Determination

When it comes to determination, Charles Moyer is demonstrating he’s got what it takes. The 86 year old Lansdale man is one of the newest members of The Becoming Center, Liberty’s health and wellness center for older adults on the campus of Artman in Ambler. He is taking on a fitness routine for the first […]

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Being a Grandparent is Good for Your Health

Many parents look forward to the day their adult children will have children of their own. That’s because becoming a grandparent is a way to touch the future and an opportunity to bring all the generations in a family closer together. Studies by organizations like the Society for Research in Child Development show grandparents have […]

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Acupuncture: Fear No More, Seniors

Getting a vaccination shot or having your blood drawn isn’t necessarily a pleasant experience. In fact, many of us may even try to avoid needles as much as possible, due to terrifying experiences at the doctor’s office during childhood. But Acupuncturist Lynn Littman tried to put the fear of needles to rest on Wednesday, as […]

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Wearing a Red Hat Can Change Your Life

By Barbara Russell, West Philadelphia Senior Community Center A few years ago, I went to a conference and saw a sea of women over 60 years old, dressed in the crazy colors of purple and red. Each one was wearing a red hat, some classy and some as crazy as a hat can get. These […]

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Mary J Drexel Transformation Underway! (Photos & Video)

For the last 150 years, Mary J Drexel on Belmont Avenue in Bala Cynwyd has been a symbol of excellence for the nursing care of older adults. It joined the Liberty Lutheran Family of Services in 2008 and today is in midst of a major transformation that will allow for a new model for care […]

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Intergenerational Prom: Senior Citizens & High School Seniors

The scene was set for a senior prom in West Philadelphia Tuesday morning. Guests arrived in sequined gowns, colorful party dresses, suits and tuxedoes. The room was decorated with balloons and signs, and a table was stocked with food and refreshments. “They love to dance and to dress up,” said Alicia Conquest-Bulgin of her students […]

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