It happens to everyone. People move away or change careers, and it's all too easy to lose track of one another as the years progress. Whether it's an old schoolmate or your neighbor from childhood, we've all wanted to reconnect. But without their contact information, reaching out feels impossible. Luckily, finding long-lost friends online is easier than you might think.
Studying the Bible has many benefits for believers, including teaching God's commands and providing comfort in difficult times. Older adults who regularly study the Bible may also experience improvements in their memory thanks to the natural stimulation offered by reading and contemplating passages.
Whether you're in the early stages of a memory care diagnosis and looking at long-term care options for yourself or you're a caregiver trying to navigate coverage for a loved one, the process can be complex and overwhelming. It's always important to work with care teams and your insurance company to understand what options are covered, as individual circumstances can change those answers.
After decades of hard work and careful saving, retirement years should be well-deserved golden years when you can kick your feet up, enjoy time with loved ones, pursue passions and otherwise live a vibrant life. However, as lovely as that concept may seem, retirement is not cheap. Health care alone costs the average retired American couple almost $300,000 a year.
"Do not marry a Canaanite girl."This was Jacob's one command from his father Isaac regarding finding a wife for himself. (Genesis 28:1) Jacob heeded his father's words and instead sought a wife for himself among his uncle Laban's daughters. (Apparently, pickings were pretty slim back then and options were limited to Canaanites and cousins.)
At Bethesda Gardens in Loveland, we love to see our residents keeping their minds and bodies stimulated by pursuing leisurely activities that they enjoy. On that note, reading is one of the best hobbies for keeping your mind sharp and leaving it feeling refreshed and energized.
When you’re meeting several new faces at once, it can be easy to feel a little overwhelmed and not know exactly where to start conversationally. Conversation starters can help you break the ice and find your footing in new social situations and potentially even initiate new friendships with those around you. Here’s a look at conversation starters you can use to help you get to know other residents of your community.
Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit. 3 John 1:2 NLT The health benefits of faith have been a hot topic of discussion for many years. Numerous medical studies on the subject have been conducted. Several have concluded that evidence suggests faith does provide many health benefits, including longer life spans, enhanced mood and reduced dependency on addictive substances.Here are additional potential health benefits these studies have discovered over the years.
Studying the Bible can be a source of strength and comfort at any age, including for people living with dementia. Sometimes, loved ones and caregivers can feel nervous or unsure about how to approach Bible study sessions with seniors experiencing dementia or memory loss.
Saving for retirement is a financial consideration for people of all ages. And if you're able to get a decent amount in your retirement funds before turning 65, it can provide a lot of peace of mind. The peace of mind those funds bring can be big enough that some older adults don't want to take out too much too early; they would rather know the money is there if they need it.