At LifeStream at Glendale, we provide several care choices to meet residents’ needs. For many individuals, independent living is a convenient option that allows them to enjoy privacy and independence without the hassles and worries of living alone. Even in this maintenance-free environment, activities that used to be easy, such as bathing, dressing and driving to doctor’s appointments, eventually become more difficult.
Do you have lots of old photos tucked away where no one can see them? Turning them into a scrapbook preserves those precious memories, but it can also benefit older adults cognitively, emotionally and physically. Explore the benefits of scrapbooking for older adults as well as how to scrapbook and some ideas.
During his four missionary voyages, the apostle Paul visited several of the burgeoning churches scattered throughout the Mediterranean region, preaching the gospel of salvation and encouraging new Christians. The congregations in Galatia (modern-day Turkey) were among the first he visited during his primary voyage. Following his departure, a group of dissidents began leading believers astray by claiming that following the law of Moses was still an essential component of salvation.
Technology is advancing so quickly, and there are so many new phone features it’s hard to keep up. There are a lot of things your smartphone could be doing for you that you may not even know about. Here are seven things your smartphone can do for you that even the grandkids might not know about yet.
You’re never too old to learn something new. At our assisted living community, we provide enriching programs and spaces that encourage learning and self-growth. Seniors are welcome to spend time in the creative arts room or get familiar with technology in the library/computer center. Another way to embrace learning as a senior is to take online classes. That might sound scary to some at first, but it’s easier than you might think.
To say that the Bible makes for a fantastic retirement companion would be an understatement. With all the richness, truth and variety available throughout the Word of God, it's a consistent source of hope, joy and peace for older adults who study it regularly. If you're in between devotional studies right now and wondering which book to delve back into next, here are a few ideas of some books you might consider revisiting alone or with neighbors in your assisted living community.
Making the move to a senior living community can be a huge change — often one that's filled with positives. Many older adults who make such a move find that they're able to spend more time living their best lives and less time taking care of a home with rooms they don't need or worrying about their own safety and security. But even those who are excited about the opportunities in an assisted living community, such as plenty of social activities and beautiful grounds to enjoy, may be nervous about making such a big change. One of the things people may wonder about is what to bring with them. For many older adults, a move into an assisted living community does mean a downsize — which isn't a bad thing, but it does mean making some choices.
It's common to feel a little blue during the winter, and holiday-related stress and being stuck indoors because of winter weather can often worsen the problem. Some people also experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a mental health condition that occurs in the winter due to shorter daylight hours. If you or a loved one are suffering from the winter blues, there are several effective and scientifically proven ways to improve your mood. Below, you can find out how to tackle the winter doldrums in your assisted living community.
Despite its reputation for being unhealthy, candy is a beloved and often nostalgic treat for many seniors. A favorite variety is usually associated with a treasured memory or person from the past, such as the type of gum your parents always chewed or a lollipop your children always requested as a reward. Holidays also frequently feature sweets, which can cause seniors to crave specific treats during celebrations.
Medicine can be complicated and overwhelming, especially for those outside of the medical field. With so many treatments and courses of action available for diseases and conditions, it can be hard to know what’s right for you. And if you add in the concept of alternative medicine, it can be easy to just throw up your hands and think you can’t keep up with it all.