You never have to worry about finding delicious meal options with the culinary amenities at The Gardens, including restaurant-style dining, a 50's-style diner, catering for special events, a private dining room and a country kitchen. But sometimes you might get a sweet craving you want to satisfy quickly. Microwave desserts are easy to make in your assisted living apartment and perfect when you don't have a full kitchen. Most microwave desserts make one serving, so you get just enough to satisfy your craving. Try these delicious microwave dessert options for an occasional treat.
A good laugh feels great in the moment, and regularly finding reasons to chuckle may be good for your health. Laughing may relieve stress, ease tension, boost immune system function, alleviate pain, and improve mood and overall quality of life, according to the Mayo Clinic. One jim-dandy way to get a regular dose of laughter is to watch a comedy film. Whether you're watching in your own home or via the cable TV and free Wi-Fi internet offered as lifestyle amenities at The Gardens senior living communities in Springfield, the following classics are a good choice for a laugh-filled movie night.
At The Gardens community, our residents are frequently encouraged to deepen their walk with God by devoting time to prayer and Bible study. Our staff facilitates their spiritual health, as well as physical and mental, at every opportunity we're given.
At the Gardens living community in Springfield, we take every opportunity we can to help our residents in their spiritual walk with God by delving into his Word with them. Before the time of kings and prophets, before the conquests of David and the golden age of Solomon, Israel was led by a series of righteous men and women called by God to guide, defend and serve his people with their lives. The Old Testament refers to these shepherds of Israel as judges.
A common misconception regarding older adults is that with age, people become more set in their ways and resistant to change. While this may have some accuracy to it, it's not completely true 100% of the time. No matter what stage of life you're at, there's always time to recognize negative or unhealthy mental habits and behaviors and improve your quality of life by addressing them.
At The Gardens assisted living community in Springfield, MO, older adults of faith can turn to a variety of resources to continue growing their relationship with God. An onsite chaplain provides spiritual care and can offer advice about matters of faith or help understanding Bible passages. And you'll find group Bible study and worship opportunities on the community activity calendar.
Socializing and living in a community is important for people of all ages. Having strong ties to others reduces the risks of isolation and loneliness, and it can even help you live longer. One study concluded that individuals with lasting ties to friends and family had a 50% greater chance of outliving those that were not as steeped in community.
Chicken soup and related recipes have been a go-to concoction for treating colds and other ailments for centuries. But does this home remedy really work, and if so, why? And should seniors take any precautions when cooking up and enjoying batches of chicken soup when they don't feel well? We've got the answers below.
When asked where the true source of happiness lies, accomplished scholar and practiced meditator Karma Trinlay Rinpoche replied, “In clarity of thought.” It’s common to instinctually associate meditation with its religious origins, but sometimes in doing so, it becomes easy to overlook its scientifically proven health benefits. Exercises in daily mindfulness are not solely reserved for followers of Krishna, Buddha or Lao Tzu. They can be a chance to find a moment of internal stillness in an external world filled with noise and chaos, and when implemented as a habit in your daily life, the effects can be surprising and positive.
The third largest city in Missouri, Springfield is a gorgeous and exhilarating destination in the southern United States with an abundance of fun activities for people of all ages. In addition to countless cultural attractions such as the Springfield Art Museum and the Route 66 Visitor Center, the plethora of parks, trails and rivers throughout the city have earned Springfield the well-deserved title of “the Gateway to the Great Outdoors.” With a total of almost 100 unique parks in Springfield-Greene County alone, it’s a perfect place to inhale fresh air, stretch your limbs and take in the majesty of God’s creation. Here’s a look at some of the most awe-inspiring and stimulating natural destinations in Springfield, MO.