Did you ever have a journal growing up? Maybe one that you've kept since childhood or maybe you picked up the hobby as an adult? Whether you're familiar with journaling or want to start the habit of recording your life experiences, you may want to consider writing a memoir. Writing is a great way to promote retention and memory and can be a rewarding creative outlet for seniors. With age comes the opportunity for older adults to share their past memories or family legacy with their loved ones and reminisce in the recollection of life's most important moments. This activity can seem intimidating at first, so here are four tips to help you in starting your memoir this year.
The practice of mindfulness is generally associated with Eastern religions and philosophies, such as Buddhism and Hinduism. However, the value of being present is actually found in almost all religions and belief systems, including Christianity.
The Thanksgiving holiday and surrounding weeks and months can be a great time in any community. As the holidays approach, many people are friendlier and there are often plenty of activities to take part in. And while it’s lovely when people plan or do things for you, one of the best ways to imbue your assisted living community lifestyle with holiday spirit is to exude it yourself. Here are a number of ways you can put the thanks into Thanksgiving in your assisted living apartment and throughout the Bethesda Gardens community in Phoenix, AZ.
According to The Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders impact around 18% of the American adult population. That's roughly 1 in 5 adults, so if you're dealing with anxiety, you're not alone. In fact, there's a high likelihood that numerous other people within the assisted living community are also engaged in this battle.And even if you don't have a diagnosed—or diagnosable—anxiety disorder, it's completely natural to have situational anxiety or even seasons of anxiety.
Moving into an assisted living community is a big decision. At Bethesda Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona, our staff makes it a point to communicate often with family and new residents and ensure that individuals settle happily in their new home. But we also know that making the choice to migrate to assisted living means you have to deal with a lot of details. One of those details might be what to do with your existing home if you own it.
For Christians, hope means hope in God through Jesus Christ. It's the belief we have that God is faithful and that He will complete whatever he has started. As Christians, we trust in His plan and have faith that God knows what is best for us. We wait with both hope and patience for God's purpose to be fulfilled.
In Phoenix, Arizona, the daytime temperature often exceeds 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months. If you're looking for a way to beat the heat and brighten up your day, check out one of these classic comedies. Have even more fun by inviting friends to your assisted living apartment and throwing a theme party. All you need is some popcorn, beverages and a comfortable place to sit.
If you've spent some time traveling the country in an RV or other type of camper, you know what it's like to live in small spaces. From stowing things in cabinets or under furniture to adding height with stackable shelves, there are plenty of options when it comes to finding places to put things in cozy spaces. Here are 11 tips for making the most of your assisted living apartment space.
Laughter isn't the best medicine for every illness or issue. It's not going to cure your toothache, for example. But it can help you forget your woes for a moment, and it actually does have some physical benefits for your body. Find out more about the benefits of laughter below, and then get out and take part in some of the fun assisted living community activities at Bethesda Gardens in Phoenix. They're sure to provide the opportunity for laughing with friends.
The emergency room is not an ideal place for anyone. First, you visit the ER when you're not feeling well or are hurt. But it's also full of other people who are having the same issues, which means it can be dangerous for those who are vulnerable to germs and other issues. That's not to say that seniors who have experienced a sudden health issue shouldn't seek the proper attention; staying out of the ER if you're dealing with something serious can be equally dangerous. But seniors can also take actions throughout their daily life to reduce their potential exposure to the ER.