Oak Leaf Manor Blog

  • Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Oak Leaf Manor

    This St Patrick’s Day, Oak Leaf Manor residents and employees are joining together to celebrate, enjoying fun, laughter and companionship. Residents began delighting in all things Irish earlier in the month by baking and decorating shamrock cookies and then putting their artistic talents to work on shamrock-inspired art projects. On St. Patrick’s Day all residents and

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  • Tips for Making the Most of Your Move to Personal Care and Assisted Living

    Moving to Oak Leaf Manor provides residents with comfort and security, enjoyment and support. It is a move that brings ease and peace of mind to both residents and their families. At Oak Leaf Manor, we understand that even the best changes come with an adjustment period and that every move is a big move.

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  • 7 Key Benefits to Personal Care Living at Oak Leaf Manor

    There are so many benefits to living in a Personal Care setting.  Personal Care living provides residents with the care and support they need, while offering the privacy, freedom and flexibility they desire. For those individuals who would benefit from a bit more care than independent living, but who are not candidates for nursing home

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  • 2016 Millersville Community Parade Salute to Korean War Veterans

    Oak Leaf Manor was pleased to be a major sponsor of the 20th annual Millersville Community Parade. This year’s parade, held on Saturday, October 22nd, was an exciting and joyful event.  In addition to sponsoring the parade, Oak Leaf Manor was delighted to be the sponsor of the Korean War Veterans transportation brigade and to

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  • Memory Support Groups at Oak Leaf Manor

    From time to time, all of us can benefit from the the support and encouragement of others.  For those coping with dementia or memory loss in their families, the need can be great. There are many ways to obtain this type of support, they include speaking with a counselor or therapist, meeting with a religious

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  • Quilts of Valor Presented to Two Members of the Korean War Veterans Club

    The Red Rose Quilt Guild recently bestowed Quilts of Valor to two members of the Korean War Club.  The presentation took place during the Club’s monthly meeting, held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at Oak Leaf Manor North. Recipients of the Quilts were two veterans of the Korean War who were awarded Purple

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  • Local Korean War Veterans Club President Elected to National Board

    Paul Cunningham, President of the local Korean War Veterans Club, General John H. Michaelis, Chapter #327, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Korean War Veterans Association. Paul’s term begins June of this year and runs through 2019. He has also been appointed as Chairman of the Veterans Day 2017 Committee

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  • Downsizing – Tips and Tricks for Making it Happen

    Downsizing can be a daunting task.  However, if approached early and with the right attitude, it can be a manageable process resulting in simplifying your life and giving you a new perspective on the future. Pete Shaub of Life Transition Service recently gave a seminar at Oak Leaf Manor North on the topic of downsizing. 

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  • Six Easy Ways to Connect with Someone Experiencing Dementia

    Patience, warmth and courtesy go a long way when communicating with a person struggling with dementia.  Slowing down, taking your time and interacting in a purposeful manner can make a very big difference to the outcome of interactions with your loved one who is memory impaired. The following suggestions may improve your communication with anyone

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  • Miniature Horses Make Friends and Win Hearts at Oak Leaf Manor North

    Once again this year, the Oak Leaf Manor Communities were delighted to host a Mother’s Day Tea at our Millersville and Landisville locations. This year’s Tea had a Kentucky Derby Theme with residents and guests sporting hats of all shapes and sizes, enjoying a tasty selection of finger sandwiches and desserts, listening to musical entertainment,

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  • Happy 1st Year Anniversary to the General John H. Michaelis, Chapter 327 of the National Korean War Veterans Association

    Oak Leaf Manor was honored to host the 1st Year Anniversary Celebration of the local Korean War Club, Chapter #327 on April 6, 2016. The celebration took place at the Club’s monthly meeting, which is held on the first Wednesday of each month at Oak Leaf Manor North in Landisville. The Club grew to 90

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  • Improving Your Physical Health May Help Your Brain Health!

    There are so many advantages to living a physically healthy life. But, does a healthier lifestyle affect your brain health? This is a question that is of special concern to our senior population. Much research is being done to determine how diet, exercise, and social interaction may impact the health of your brain and possibly

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  • WWII Encampment Returns to Lancaster County and Oak Leaf Manor is pleased to once again sponsor this powerful and moving event!

    Whether you are a history buff, desire to pay tribute to someone who served in the armed services or just appreciate experiencing something new, you will enjoy the WWII Encampment at LancasterHistory.org. Held on the organization’s lovely grounds on N. President Avenue in Lancaster, this year’s Encampment takes place May 21 and 22. Encampments, often

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  • Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

      Honoring our Mothers and Grandmothers is something we love to do, especially when it comes to Mother’s Day. But, when it comes to gift ideas, it is often a challenge to know what to choose. Here are some fun and easy suggestions for Mothers and Grandmothers who might be living in a Personal Care

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  • Non-profits Earn Funds and Friends through Shop for a Cause Expo

    Mindy DeGreen of the Healing Journey Foundation with Lynette Trout, Oak Leaf Manor President.   Oak Leaf Manor North was pleased to host the “After Party” to celebrate the success of the 2016 Shop for a Cause Expo.  All teams and their representatives were warmly encouraged to attend the lively event in Landisville on April

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  • Traveling with a Loved One Suffering from Dementia

    Thoughtful planning of any vacation is a good idea.  Careful planning of a vacation when traveling with a person with dementia is more than a good idea, it is a necessity. Prior to planning a trip, it is always wise to consult your loved one’s physician. Find out if travel is advisable for your family

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  • Honor Flags Sought for Indiantown Gap National Cemetery

    Oak Leaf Manor is proud to serve as a collection site for Military Honor Flags to be flown on the “Avenue of Flags” at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Lebanon County, PA. What is the Avenue of Flags? If you visit Indiantown Gap National Cemetery on a national holiday or anytime between Memorial Day and Veterans’

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  • Improving Your Physical Health May Help Your Brain Health!

      There are so many advantages to living a physically healthy life. But, does a healthier lifestyle affect your brain health? This is a question that is of special concern to our senior population. Much research is being done to determine how diet, exercise, and social interaction may impact the health of your brain and

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  • Diabetes and Travel—Staying Safe and in the Know

    Anyone with Diabetes will tell you that managing the disease is not always black and white. It can be complicated.  And throwing traveling into the mix can make it that much more complicated.  This article from “Diabetes Forecast” explains in detail the dos and don’ts for having successful travel, while keeping your diabetes in check

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  • 10 Summer Tips for Seniors

    Summer is a wonderful time! The leaves are back on the trees, flowers are abundant and the weather is finally warm enough to get out your shorts and short-sleeve t-shirts again.  Unfortunately, however, summer poses many risks to senior citizens. They often have a much harder time regulating their body temperature in hot or cold

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