How Rehabilitation Help Seniors with Parkinson’s

More than 1 million Americans, and 6 million people worldwide, have Parkinson’s disease. At least 60,000 people are newly diagnosed every year, making Parkinson’s disease one of the most common brain diseases, second only to Alzheimer’s disease. Yet there are currently no lab tests to accurately diagnose Parkinson’s disease, and there is no cure. The …

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Why We Won US News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes Award

All of us at Fellowship Senior Living are proud to have earned U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Best Nursing Homes Award. It’s a pretty big deal, because of the 364 nursing homes in New Jersey, only 63 – or about 17% – received an overall rating of 5 out of 5.  Also, our superb …

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Why Basking Ridge Is The Best Place to Retire In New Jersey

Why Basking Ridge Is The Best Place to Retire In New Jersey If you consult lists like U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Best Places to Retire in the U.S., you’ll notice those perennially sunshiney states – not New Jersey – tend to top the list. But New Jersey towns like Basking Ridge in Bernards …

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The Benefits of Doing Speech Therapy at Home

Five benefits of doing speech therapy at home   If you’ve recently had an extended hospital stay, you’re probably not too keen to go right back to the hospital for any sort of rehabilitative therapy. That’s understandable: An overwhelming majority of seniors say their number one goal after a hospital stay is to return home …

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4 Fun Things To Do This Summer in Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Summer in New Jersey is just around the corner – and that means warmer temperatures, longer days, and ample opportunities to enjoy sunshine and fresh air. After a long winter, you’re eager to get outside with friends and family, and embrace summer in all its glory. What you need are ideas of things to do in …

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What Assisted Living is Like at Fellowship

The benefits of assisted living from a family member’s perspective – a daughter’s testimonial Susan Putman knows the value of assisted living at Fellowship Village. She knows, because she’s seen the positive difference it’s made in her mother’s life – and in her own.  Susan’s mother originally moved to Fellowship Village as an independent living …

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Why Flexibility is Important for Senior Health

Senior flexibility: Why it’s important – and how you can improve yours We all know the feeling. That soreness and stiffness in our backs, hips, knees, and shoulders when we have been inactive for too long or have just gotten out of bed.  Sometimes the discomfort goes away as we move around; for others the stiffness …

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Why Physical Therapy is Important Following Surgery

After most major surgical procedures, seniors usually spend time recovering in a hospital bed or temporarily immobilized. There may also be pain and weakness due to the surgery. Physicians often prescribe a course of physical therapy for a complete recovery, to help seniors get back to their normal activities as quickly as possible. The Benefits …

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How Meditation Improves Senior Wellness

The Benefits of Meditation for Seniors More and more people are into meditation these days. Even before the pandemic, the number of adults practicing meditation more than tripled between 2012 and 2017, according to a National Institutes of Health survey. Why the surge in popularity? And what might meditation offer older adults who may be …

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How to Find a Geriatrician for Your Loved One

Many older adults are healthy, vigorous and mentally sharp, with no need to change doctors. But for adults with multiple chronic health conditions that make day-to-day activities a challenge, a geriatrician might be the best choice. What is a geriatrician? Geriatricians are doctors who are trained to care for older people. They focus on quality …

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