Senior Living Advertising Section May 2012


Advanced Audiology Services
Troy Medical Plaza; 270.5802
Patients often ask, “Can I get just one hearing aid?” I answer by simply saying that we function at our best when both ears are working for us, as nature intended.

Unfortunately, not everyone can enjoy the benefits of listening with two ears. Sometimes the hearing loss is so great that a hearing aid is of no value. Sometimes an ear is so prone to middle-ear infections that the use of a hearing aid only exacerbates the condition.  Sometimes the way an ear processes sound is so poor that what is heard is basically garble and of no benefit for communication. However, when both ears are capable of benefiting from the use of a hearing aid, then two hearing aids are always recommended.

Still, what are the benefits of using two hearing aids? One of the most obvious advantages is greater accuracy in telling where sound is coming from. If everything is being heard by just one ear, it is extremely difficult to tell where a sound came from.  One might serve adequately under quiet, face-to-face conditions, but make the listening situation more complex, throw in noise or have several people talking simultaneously, then the person relying on a hearing aid in just one ear is in an impossible situation.  The use of two hearing aids creates a psychological sense of being balanced and reduces the need for either hearing aid to be used at as high a volume as would be needed if only one hearing aid were worn.
Falcon Trace
1 Sparrow Hawk Circle, Halfmoon
 664.5464; visit
Falcon Trace is Southern Saratoga County’s finest new active adult community nestled in a beautiful wooded setting, but located within two miles of Exit 9 of the Adirondack Northway. Falcon Trace offers a country setting that is close to shopping and an abundance of activities.

Our community consists of 124 luxury one-and-two bedroom apartment units complemented with amenities to enable you to have a carefree and maintenance-free lifestyle. While you are a resident, take advantage of our on-site exercise room, activity rooms and in-house library with wi-fi connections. Stroll our wooded lanes and enjoy the peaceful serenity of Falcon Trace.

Additionally, come and try to break par at our affiliated Fairways of Halfmoon 18-hole golf course. Your rounds are free while you are a tenant of Falcon Trace.
Also, experience the benefits of the Halfmoon Town Park, located 1/4th mile from our entrance, where you can take advantage of seasonal activities sponsored by the Town of Halfmoon.

We encourage you to visit us soon. Our friendly and courteous staff are here to answer any questions you may have and provide you with a tour if requested.
Come experience Falcon Trace!

Kingsway Community
“Caring in the Family Tradition” since 1975, Kingsway offers a continuum of care  and services on one 25-acre campus located in a residential section of Schenectady.

Don’t want to take care of a big home anymore? Kingsway has independent living apartments without the worry of maintenance, mowing or shoveling. These apartments come with all services – or none at all. There are different floor plans available, executive chef-prepared meals served restaurant-style, activities and outings to a movie theater and bank.

Need a little help with activities of daily living? Kingsway Manor offers gracious living without the worries – including personal care assistance, medication supervision, housekeeping, laundry and activities/social programs. Private rooms, studio and one-bedroom apartments – some with golf course views – allow for comfort and peace of mind.

Want a fun day program for a loved one? KingsDay Adult Day Service is a supervised, structured program offering a safe, stimulating and supportive environment. 
Does a family member need more care than you can give? Kingsway Arms Nursing Center focuses on improving quality of life with dignity and respect for each resident. On-site therapy services provide sub-acute, short-term rehabilitation.

Don’t want to leave home? Kingsway’s tradition of caring extends into the home through Kingsway Home Care Service where dedicated professionals come to your home, whether for short or long-term.

Give Kingsway a call at 393.8800 to schedule a tour so you can see for yourself why so many people call Kingsway home.


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