Loss of a loved one, a terminal illness diagnosis, a child who makes poor decisions — many things in life are out of your control. Avoiding stressful, unpleasant, sad or otherwise negative situations is natural. Unfortunately, some things can't be avoided, no matter how much you try. Accepting those things and finding peace can help you process the situation and move past it. This guide can help you find peace in acceptance when you find yourself in difficult circumstances.
Avid readers understand the magic that's available at any local library, but even older adults who don't read often can benefit from regular library visits. Heading to the local library offers many perks for older adults beyond enjoying the latest fiction book or learning something new. With 17 locations, the Phoenix Public Library system gives older adults many convenient location options for enjoying the benefits of regular library visits. Here are some reasons you might want to visit one of those locations or the on-site library and reading room at Bethesda Gardens Phoenix.
Unfortunately, many seniors can’t get out of the house as easily as they used to, which means they give up a lot of their favorite restaurants. And grocery shopping is even more of an undertaking — one that can be completely impossible or extremely draining.
It's no secret that pets come with a range of benefits to your mental, emotional and physical health. After all, it's pretty hard not to smile and talk in a baby voice when your dog comes bounding up to you as soon as you walk in the door. But studies have also shown that when you have a pet as a source of companionship and comfort, they can help with issues such as depression, loneliness and anxiety.
It's not difficult to stay occupied in a city like Phoenix. With its abundance of views, activities and attractions and its rich history and culture, the city makes it easy to fill up a day out on the town or an entire weekend. The most populous state capital in the United States with a population of over 1.6 million, the city bustles with movement and excitement around the clock.
Life insurance can be a complex financial consideration, and older adults might wonder if they even need it — or whether it's too late for them to buy it. Find out why you might still want life insurance as a retired senior below and whether you can still buy it.
There's nothing more comforting than curling up with a good book, and reading high-quality fiction with a Christian perspective can help you explore new spiritual viewpoints. Fortunately, there are many fantastic Christian authors to enjoy in your assisted living apartment in the Bethesda Gardens Phoenix community. Whether you're looking for light-hearted Christian comedy or want to get sucked into a classic, there should be a novel by the authors below to whet your appetite.
At Bethesda Gardens Phoenix, we work hard to keep our residents warm and healthy this time of year. Winter is here again, and dropping temperatures aren’t the only thing that are sure to accompany it. Winter also has a tendency to make air dry, both outdoors and indoors. Dry air can be potentially hazardous to your health and has been known to irritate skin and cause (or worsen) respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis. Fortunately, if you’re finding your house too arid this season, a humidifier may be just what you need to maintain a comfortable level of humidity and moisture in the air. Here’s a look at some benefits air humidifiers can have on your health.
Life: it’s the most miraculous and astounding gift from God himself, a constant reminder pointing to him as your Creator and confirming that you are indeed made in his image. Every new day you are blessed to wake up and draw breath once again, you have the beautiful opportunity to play a role in God’s plan, to be an active vessel carrying out his will and sharing his love with all of creation. But it doesn’t always feel that way.
Christmas is one of the most important celebrations of the Christian calendar, and many people take the opportunity to enjoy good food, gifts, and time with loved ones. However, modern festivities and a hectic schedule can often dilute the true meaning of the season and take focus away from the birth of Jesus and the revelations of the nativity. While it's important to enjoy everything Christmas has to offer, it's also essential to make room for faith and contemplation during the festive season. Below, you can find five simple and effective ways to celebrate the reason for the season.