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    Easy Thanksgiving Crafts to Do with the Grandchildren

    Art is a delightful way to engage young minds and fingers during moments that can potentially cause restlessness, such as a chilly fall day or the long wait for Thanksgiving dinner. If you aren't used to organizing projects, there are plenty of step-by-step tutorials with suggested lists of materials on the internet. To help you get started, here are a few easy Thanksgiving crafts to do with your grandchildren this season.Corn WreathThis DIY decoration lets you and your grandchildren greet holid...

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    Being of Service with Mobility Issues

    It can be easy to become discouraged when we believe that by needing help ourselves we can't properly assist others.This is especially true for seniors when mobility issues make it difficult to leave their apartments or pain decreases the amount of time that they can spend with friends and family before becoming fatigued.But these physical limitations don't have to prevent individuals from sharing their hearts with others, there are many ways that seniors with mobility issues can be of s...

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    Tips on Writing Your Memoir

    A memoir is a fun and creative way to reminisce on parts of your life and to share a lesson you've learned along the way. It also provides a way for you to share your accomplishments and story with family and friends. As a senior citizen, memoir writing encourages you to embrace a single theme through each stage of your life and create a historical family record that can be passed down through many generations.

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    Seven Tips for Communicating with Caregivers

    For seniors to receive the best care possible, everyone involved must work together as a cohesive team.Each member must understand their role and be able to complete it efficiently, and proper communication is one of the most important tools to furthering this goal.Seniors can take steps to nurture positive discussions and exchanges with their caregivers by considering these seven tips for communication.1. Listen CarefullyGood communication often begins with listening and paying careful attentio...

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    8 Travel Tips for Seniors

    Just because you're getting older doesn't mean you have to stop traveling. While changes in conditions can quickly take their toll on the elderly and traveling caregivers, there are a few things that can be done to make the experience a more pleasant one. Consider the following travel tips for seniors.Plan AheadStart planning in advance so there are no surprises in the itinerary.

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    Four Places Seniors Can Show Off their Talents

    The Bible teaches us that every individual was formed by God's hand (Psalm 139:13-16) and given gifts to serve God and other people (1 Peter 4:10).Often seniors have already identified many of their natural abilities and used these skills over the years to help take care of their families, work in a career or relax through a favorite hobby.The planned activities and programs each month at Bethesda Gardens are designed to provide our residents with the opportunity to enjoy using their talents...

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    Who Is The Appropriate Person To Make Decisions About Your Care?

    For many seniors, the first answer to this question is themselves. You should never be afraid to advocate for your own health care, ask questions to ensure you understand treatment options and voice your concerns and desires. In fact, the law protects your rights to some of these things, such as the ability to access copies of your medical records so you can remain as informed as possible.If you're ever confused about your health care options, your medication or other issues, you can reach o...

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    What Hope Do Seniors Have in Jesus?

    The blankets of Texas wildflowers in the fields and ditches surrounding our Arlington community each April create a fitting backdrop for National Hope Month. The spring weather, plentiful blooms and holiday activities give seniors many reasons to feel hopeful for good things, but in the face of difficulties or illnesses, these emotions are often fleeting and easily lost.Unlike feelings, true hope provides perseverance and strength that allows Christians to outlast life's hardships. However, ...

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    What Does the Bible Say About Springtime?

    Spring is a time of year that often brings to mind renewal and fresh starts. During winter, we may hole up in our homes, away from the cold weather. But when spring comes, many people open their doors and windows, let in the outside air and engage in spring cleaning — a way of clearing out the winter doldrums and beginning again, even if it's only with a clean house.While many of the maintenance tasks are handled by staff at Bethesda Gardens in Arlington, seniors may find that spring i...

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    5 Ways Seniors Can Prevent Falls

    Did you know that approximately one in four senior adults experience a significant fall every year? Significant means the fall is enough of an issue to be reported to a medical provider, so experts estimate that the number of falls is actually much higher. But with the proper care and prevention, you can stay on your feet in your assisted living apartment and avoid some of the more unpleasant effects of a fall.Here's a look at what seniors should know about falls and how to prevent them.Why ...

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    A Fun Look Through the Decades

    It seems there is an observed holiday for every day in a calendar year. Some of these may seem a bit outlandish, like National Kazoo Day (yes, this is a real thing). Others are just plain fun, like National Pizza Day.

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    4 Ways to Make the Season Merry and Bright in Your Assisted Living Community

    Want to shower fellow assisted living residents in Arlington with kindness and joy over the holidays? You don't need to come bearing a sack of gifts to make the season merry and bright for yourself and others, but it does help if you get ready to shed any Grinch-like habits. Here are four ways you can celebrate the Advent season at Bethesda Gardens in Arlington, Texas.

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    4 Things to Know About Diabetic Eye Health

    November is National Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness month, which is a great time for diabetics (and anyone else with vision concerns) to schedule an appointment with their eye doctor. It's also a good time for seniors who have a long-term or new diabetes diagnosis to learn more about how their condition may impact their eyes. Here are four things you should know about diabetic eye health.1.

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    Starting the Day Off Right: 6 Morning Habits for Good Health

    September is National Better Breakfast Month, making it a great time to start a new habit of heading to the dining room to score a healthy meal to start your day off right. Anytime dining and an Always Available menu mean you can start the day off right no matter when that works for you in our Arlington assisted living community.

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    Being a Peacemaker in Your Senior Living Community

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    4 Ways to Bust Boredom This July

    July is Anti-Boredom Month, and for good reason. School's now been out long enough that children have played all their video games, jumped on the trampoline, swam in the pool and are now whining about boredom to their parents. It can be equally easy to fall into a rut in your assisted living community and let the heat of summer lull you into inactivity and boredom.

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    3 Scams to Avoid as A Senior

    At Bethesda Gardens in Arlington, TX, we want all our assisted living residents to stay safe — whether that means keeping up with good health habits, taking advantage of the security of our community or avoiding scams that exploit seniors. To that end, we've provided details about three common tactics scammers are currently using to steal money and identities from people. Many of these scams purposely target seniors, and while you don't have to live in constant fear of scammers or h...

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    WWJD If He Lived in an Assisted Living Community?

    The term Christian literally means "follower of Christ." As His followers, it's important to ask ourselves what He would do and would have us do in each step of our life's journey.

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    4 Tips for Nurturing a Garden Hobby in Your Assisted Living Apartment

    Science has long seen a connection between people’s moods and the presence of indoor plants in their living and working areas. NASA research even shows that indoor plants filter the air in your space, which could lead to more comfortable and healthy apartments.Whether you’re seeking some of these benefits of indoor plants or you simply want to keep indulging your green thumb, growing things in your assisted living apartment doesn’t have to be hard. Here are a few tips for getting started with a ...

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    Bethesda Gardens Recognized in the 2018 Best of Senior Living Awards

    The team at Bethesda Gardens Assisted Living is excited to announce our community has been recognized with a top-rated 2018 “Best of Senior Living” award from SeniorAdvisor.com. SeniorAdvisor.com is the leading consumer ratings and reviews site for senior living communities and home care providers across the U.S. and Canada.

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    Meet Chef Mandy Thompson and Mark Your Calendars for Our Culinary Event

    Home is where the heart is, yet as so many of us who love a good meal know, the quickest way to the heart can be through the stomach—or taste buds. Our culinary services team is dedicated to nourishing our residents, body and soul, with tasty, heart-healthy meals.To celebrate, we’re hosting a special “Caring is a Work of Heart” culinary event, and invite you to join us for a delicious meal and to learn about the benefits our residents receive from our nutritional strategy...

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    Bethesda Gardens' team member makes significant impact on residents dealing with memory change.

    Our very own Roberta Price, Health Services Director, is making a notable impact on the lives of our residents, while inspiring other staff to do the same! She is one of the many Bethesda Senior Living care givers training in Teepa Snow's POSITIVE APPROACH™ - a progressive therapy for helping seniors and their families recognize and manage the early signs of memory change. As the Health Services Director at Bethesda Gardens Arlington, Roberta and her team have worked diligently t...

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    Bethesda Gardens Arlington donates $2,500 to Meals on Wheels

    Bethesda Gardens Arlington is pleased to announce it has donated $2,500 to Meals on Wheels. As a faith-based nonprofit, Bethesda Gardens strives to make an impact by giving back to the local community it serves. Meals On Wheels, Inc.

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    Exclusive Screening: Voices of Grief

    We are pleased to share the critically acclaimed documentary Voices of Grief on Wednesday, April 6 at 4:00 p.m. The film, a Britt Penrod Audience Award Winner and Roy W. Dean Film Grant Finalist, offers a fresh perspective on how to honor, transform and integrate grief.  "This film brings grief out of the darkness and into the light of hope and healing," said Rev.

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