At Bethesda Gardens in Arlington, TX, we encourage residents to get out and enjoy the activities and fellowship afforded by vibrant life in the assisted living community. But we also know everyone needs their own downtime, and sometimes a nice way to relax is to settle into a comfortable chair for a good episode of television. Classic shows are great, but if you're looking for something new to add to your list, here are some recent television shows that you might find interesting.
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.
It can be easy to become discouraged when we believe that by needing help ourselves we can't properly assist others.
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. While it may seem like a big undertaking, here are tips and tricks to help get you started.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.