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It’s Great for Seniors To Get Out into the Great Outdoors

Summer is working its way through the Lehigh Valley, and many citizens are working their way out of the doldrums of isolation and boredom. Getting outside is healthy for both body and mind. The bright sun, the bright colors, and the bright sounds of birds and bugs beckon for our attention.

We at South Mountain Memory Care in Emmaus make resident care and safety a priority. The quality of life we offer extends to the design of our buildings and grounds, using the small house model that promotes happiness and connectedness. We also offer a safe and secure outdoor environment that fosters health and fun.

Spending time in the sun helps residents cope with sundowning, the tendency to get confused as the afternoon light diminishes, that is especially prevalent during the winter months. South Mountain’s design also provides plenty of natural light indoors as well.

South Mountain has a fenced-in garden that residents can help tend. This gives them a sense of purpose as well as a connection to Creation that can be calming and soothing, also giving them something to look forward to. When appropriate, our residents can dine al fresco. Again, our outdoor areas are fenced in for your loved one’s safety.

A secure, covered outdoor patio lends itself to community socialization and participation in crafts and other planned and monitored activities.

Of course, when appropriate, residents will be able to leave the premises for visits with friends and family, who can involve them in their favorite activities, even if it’s just to stop and smell the roses!

South Mountain Memory Care focuses on high-quality, personalized care. South Mountain Memory Care is proud to offer a wide range of resident-focused daily activity programming to our residents. Each neighborhood offers activity space for group and one-on-one activities.

The brand-new building is a stand-alone memory care community, meaning that the entire building, staff, and programs, are designed to serve residents with cognitive issues. To ensure person-centered care and attention, we have accommodations for up to 28 residents. The building is divided into two neighborhoods (wings), each offering 10 private suites and 2 semi-private suites. South Mountain Memory Care is located in the Allentown suburb of Emmaus, Pennsylvania, and is easily accessible from the Lehigh Valley, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. For more information, go to

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