Music has been around since the Stone Age, and for good reason — it's a powerful force that has reached into people's hearts since the first notes were ever played. But there are a multitude of benefits to listening to music besides the cathartic release it stirs within the spirit. Here are six positive effects that actively listening to music can have on your life.
Gardening is a rewarding hobby at any age, as medical studies have discovered in recent years. Getting hands on with nature offers a host of benefits, including increased peace, physical strength and mobility, which is why we at Bethesda Gardens encourage our residents to exercise their green thumbs both indoors and out. Whether you grow them for their beauty, aroma or edible offerings, tending plants and enjoying the results can provide a great deal of satisfaction and accomplishment. It's easy to get started with as little as a few herbs or sprouts on your windowsill inside your assisted living apartment. However, with the right tools, gardening outdoors can be just as accessible and offer many more possibilities.
Whether you're someone who has paid attention to fashion magazines your entire life or you like to find comfy clothes for bargain prices, style is part of who we are. And seniors that enjoy remaining stylish don't have to give that pursuit up when they retire.
Keeping your lungs healthy is vital to keeping your entire body healthy. So, we put together a few important things seniors need to know about lung health.
World War II impacted countless lives around the globe, bringing to the surface incredible stories of human courage, strength, and resilience.
February is American Heart Month, but cardiovascular health is important year-round. Here are some ways seniors can help keep their hearts healthy all year.
Whether you're enjoying a vibrant life, or you're contemplating a move, here are few tips for stepping back from the stress of the world to find a bit of peace
Anger is a natural emotion that everyone has felt before. But unchecked, lingering or chronic anger can be bad for your mental and physical health. In fact, one study indicates that anger can be especially dangerous for older adults.Find out more about the impact of anger on your health. Then, check out some Bible verses to discover what God has to say about anger and how you might deal with it.
The holiday season has started to land, with gift-giving a potential consideration on many people’s minds. This year, when not everyone will be able to travel to see loved ones due to limitations from COVID-19, sending small tokens of love and appreciation might be even more important for some families. If you’re wondering what you could send a loved one at The Gardens assisted living community in Springfield, MO, we’ve got a few suggestions below. Remember that personal gifts that indicate you thought about the person and care for them are often the best options, so use our senior gift guide as a starting point for your own shopping list
Aristotle said, “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”Shakespeare said, “To thine own self be true.”Carl Jung said, “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”The great thinkers and writers of every time had something to say about our true identities — about our sense of self and how we define that self.It’s something the entire world can be preoccupied with, and it’s easy to fall into the habit of defining yourself according to worldly, temporary and sometimes fals...