There may be nothing more difficult in life than having a true, deep inner knowledge of yourself, and yet, there's nothing more necessary and essential to living a full, satisfied and enriched life. Perhaps this type of awareness is so difficult to attain and master simply because many people misunderstand what's meant by the phrase "knowing yourself." It's easy to misinterpret it as meaning you know your likes and dislikes, your preferences and opinions.
Here's a new vocabulary word for you: epidemiology. One of the many topics epidemiologists have put years of study into is how unresolved personal conflict can contribute to a myriad of chronic diseases. Research has consistently shown that neglecting unsettled emotions towards someone in your life can result in long-term consequences, while resolution and reconciliation can actually boost your physical, mental and spiritual health. Here's a closer look at how practicing forgiveness can benefit your quality of life.
Bethesda Gardens in Arlington operates by a code of faith and servitude to our residents. In addition to promoting their physical and mental health, we also encourage and stimulate their spiritual growth anytime we get the opportunity to.In Luke 14, one of Jerusalem's leading Pharisees invites Jesus to a banquet he's hosting in his home on the Sabbath. Luke never clarifies if the 12 disciples attend this banquet with Jesus; however, he does say in verse 1 that the Pharisees "were watching him closely" as he ate and interacted with other guests.
Seniors that want to strengthen their bonds with God and their fellow believers this summer may find the perfect way to do both in their next worship service. Singing hymns and praise songs, as an individual and a group, has the extraordinary ability to propel believers into the presence of God and unify their hearts as the Body of Christ.Here at Bethesda Gardens assisted living community in Arlington, we love singing with our residents and schedule a calendar activity with hymns each Sunday morning after church services with Diane.
It’s easier to stay connected with the whole world now than at any other time. Social media lets you connect with people all over the world instantly. Learn how to start taking part in the new world of social media with this quick guide.
Hearing loss can be a troublesome part of getting older, but you don't have to struggle to cope with hearing loss alone. Seeking help from your doctor and the people around you can help you manage hearing loss and improve your symptoms. Below, you can find out whether hearing loss is normal in seniors and when to seek medical assistance.
Boredom can be disheartening at any age, but it carries specific risks for senior citizens. According to the International Centre on Aging, feeling bored and understimulated in later life can cause various physical and mental health problems, including decreased functional abilities and feelings of frustration. Fortunately, there are plenty of enjoyable ways that seniors can stave off boredom in an assisted living apartment or in the Arlington area near Bethesda Gardens.
When the grandkids visit, it can be fun to explore zoos and enjoy other outdoor activities. But sometimes those plans get rained out and you have to come up with some indoor excitement. Arlington gets five more inches of rain on average than the rest of the country, so here are some rainy-day activities to try when you and your grandkids get stuck at home.
Each winter, the news cycle on influenza picks up. From vaccinations to pneumonia, it's common to hear about the flu often during the colder months. While the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly held center stage the past couple of years, older adults should remain mindful about flu viruses and what they might mean for ongoing respiratory health.
Modern gadgets range from kitchen wonders that turn veggies into noodles to veritable computers you can wear on your wrist. For older adults, one of the best uses of gadgets might be to stay in touch with those they love.Whether you're a resident in an assisted living community like Bethesda Gardens in Arlington, Texas, or an older adult living at home in a community where many people have moved away, staying in touch with others can be as easy as tapping a mobile device. And if you're the family or loved one of an older adult, these gadgets may make a great holiday gift, because they come with the assurance that you want to stay in touch too.