A team from Friends Life Care headed to the trails, paths and walks on November 14.  They took this step to join the annual “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” event raising money and bringing awareness to this devastating health issue.
“Today, as I completed my 5k, I felt hopeful.  I think about the money raised, all the people walking, and the tireless work of employees and volunteers at the Alzheimer’s Association and I am overwhelmed with the feeling that together, we will end Alzheimer’s.”
— Katie Starrantino, Friends Life Care Wellness Coordinator

Everyone walked on…

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It is October.  The first 9 months of 2020 have served up many challenges and hardships. And there does not seem to be an end in sight.  All the world has been affected. And personally, we have had to deal with so much.  Truly, this has forced us to dig in and call upon our ability to be resilient.
Strength against adversity.
The image of a single tree growing in a desert illustrates what being resilient can feel like.  Resilience helps us survive, and even thrive, during such difficult times.

This video from Friends Life Care’s Director of Wellness Initiatives spe…

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COVID-19 Is Threatening
This pandemic has ramped up anxiety for those who already struggled with it. And it has ignited new anxieties for those who have not dealt with it before.  It makes sense.  The purpose of anxiety is to alert us to a threat.  And COVID is certainly threatening.  It is important to understand that this emotion we label “anxiety” is normal right now.  Despite it being normal, I know it can feel upsetting and uncomfortable.  That’s why I want to teach you about managing your anxiety in the time of coronavirus.

Ways to Help Manage Anxiety
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Did you know that there are health benefits to the practice of gratitude?

This is the second post in the new VigR Chat series.  This series is created by the Friends Life Care Wellness and Care Coordination team.  Katie Starrantino, Wellness and Care Coordinator, presents on how to implement gratitude in your life.  She explains the benefits you can gain from doing so.

Watch this video. And you will hear about research on the topic of gratitude. In addition, you can learn some simple and straightforward practices.  You will see how you can implement gratitude in y…

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On Sunday, July 31, 1994, the Philadelphia Inquirer published an article about the recent launch of a new company in Blue Bell. It was entitled “Friends Life Care assists people who don’t want to live in a retirement village” and “Friends Life Care: Helping people enjoy retirement at their homes”.

Some things have remained the same since this article was written so long ago. Friends Life Care continues in its commitment to Quaker-based values and is dedicated to serving older adults who wish to remain in their own home as they age. And “each member is assigned a …

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