Lifestyle

The Health and Wellness Experience at Luthercare

No matter your age, experts agree it’s important and essential to stay physically active. But physical activity isn’t the only key to good health and well-being. A comprehensive approach to wellness involving several other factors adds up to a full and satisfying life.

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An Unexpected Journey Through the Luthercare Continuum

Meet David Karl. Research shows a great majority of people 65 and older will need long-term care services at some point in their lifetimes, which is a big reason why Continuing Care Retirement Communities have soared in popularity over the past few decades.

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The Many Benefits of Our Disaster Response Work

You know that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you give the perfect gift to a friend or family member? Perhaps you experienced that feeling again this past Christmas season. The recipient of your thoughtfulness expressed joy and excitement because of your generosity. It is such a blessing to experience! Well, it turns out that it is also good for your health!

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The Luther Acres Volunteer Program Offers Comfort During End-of-Life Journey

At Luther Acres, a group of dedicated volunteers provides a steady, reassuring presence to campus residents as they near their final hours of life.

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Building Confidence in Children Through Strategic Play

Most people are aware that practicing yoga has many positive impacts on adult health and wellness. But did you know there are countless benefits for children as well? According to Nikki Waldron, Director of Luthercare for Kids – Lancaster, even children as young as one and two can benefit from yoga.

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Fighting Against Seasonal Affective Disorder

With clouds, snow and cold temperatures, winter days are often short and dreary. Combined with less natural light, the symptoms for depression can be exacerbated, making winter a daunting and difficult time of year for people of all ages. Seniors are at an even greater risk of developing depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Roughly six percent of those in northern U.S.

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Living Life to the Fullest: Welcome to Luther Acres

On a dreary rainy weekday this past September, Beth Bucher, Community Enrichment and Wellness Manager for Luther Acres, was relaxing on a luxury bus liner along with nearly 20 Luther Acres residents, family members and friends. The group was en route to the Finger Lakes region of New York, hoping that the gloomy forecast would not impact their planned activities of hiking, touring and wine tasting.

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Best of Both Worlds: Life at St. John's Herr Estate

Longtime Lancaster County residents Jerry and Dottie Boas love life at St. John’s Herr Estate – where they are able to do what they want, when they want and know that everything is taken care of for them.

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Short-Term Rehabilitation Program: Rehab to Home

Sometimes all it takes is a missed step, a minor fall or an unexpected surgery to turn your life upside-down, and your hospital stay is only the first step on the road to recovery. Luthercare’s short-term rehabilitation program, Rehab to Home, is the perfect place to restore your health and get back to doing all the things you enjoy!

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The Evolution of Luthercare's Artist-in-Residence Program

When internationally known, Lancaster-based artist Freiman Stoltzfus started the popular Luthercare Artist-in-Residence program, the goal was to spark the residents’ interest inart further. While the program has evolved since it began nearly five years ago, Freiman says the one thing that remains unchanged is the unbridled joy that art and creativityinspires in residents.

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