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...
On average, the temperatures in Springfield, MO, during July days hovers around 88 degrees F, but residents at The Gardens assisted living community know that the heat can easily rise to 97 degrees F or so in the hottest part of the summer day. Late July and August can be some of the hottest parts of the summer in the area, but we’ve put together some tips for beating the heat and staying comfortable and cool around the assisted living community.1. Stay hydrated.The Centers for Disease Control a...
Crises like the current global COVID-19 pandemic bring out both the best and the worst in human nature. In the latter column, unfortunately, we've seen a rise in scam activity trying to take advantage of the difficult circumstances created by the virus. Some of the most insidious schemes are specifically targeted at seniors, and for residents of The Gardens at Barry Road assisted living community, a little vigilance will go a long way.
Seniors living at The Gardens who have physical challenges may find dressing and undressing easier by wearing adaptive clothing. There's no need to sacrifice style for convenience when you shop clothing manufacturers that cater to those with special needs, and there are plenty to choose from.
Many seniors believe that heart disease comes as an inevitable development as you age. And an estimated 85.6 million adults have one or more types of cardiovascular disease, of which 43.7 million are estimated to be individuals 60 years of age or older. But there are plenty of things seniors can do to help keep their hearts in great shape.
Spring is coming, and for many people, that's a time of refreshing and reorganizing. Seniors in assisted living apartments at The Gardens in Springfield might find that spring is a great time to refresh their interior decor.
Ephesians 6:18 reminds us to "pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests." The verse goes on to say that we should be alert and always be praying for all of God's people. Paul gives this reminder about prayer right after the Armor of God section, effectively saying that we should arm up with the weapons God has given us and then go into battle. And we go into battle by praying.
No matter how long you've been a Christian, prayer is something you may work at continually. It's listed as one of the spiritual disciplines for a reason — because it takes discipline, practice and intention to achieve a strong prayer life. And whether you've been praying continuously for years, are new to the practice or just want to get better at spending time with God, you can leverage a few tips to enhance your prayer life.
According to a report by AARP, approximately 22 percent of people 65 and older are considered solo seniors, or those without a spouse or adult children to care for them. Without this support system, many seniors feel lonely and don't have anyone to call when it comes time to go on errands or just to chat about daily events and emotions. The good news if you are one of these seniors is that there are many ways you can build a solid support system even when your extended family doesn't live close.
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