Exercise is important for people of all ages, but it offers numerous benefits for older adults, including lowering the risk of falls, improving mental health and cognitive function, reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and helping muscles grow stronger.
Before coming to Masonic Village at Lafayette Hill, Ed Campbell was living on his own in a rowhouse in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. As he got older and developed some health problems, he came to the realization that, sooner rather than later, he was going to need more help.
Denise and Gerald “Jerry” Francis were not planning to move, but sometimes life doesn't go as planned. In early May 2021, Jerry became critically ill, and after multiple surgeries, he was given little hope of survival. Rehabilitation at Masonic Village at Lafayette Hill gave him hope for recovery and the possibility of reuniting with his wife of more than 50 years.