Grab a drink and some popcorn! Although a visit to your local cinema may not be an option for the time being, you can bring the movie theater into your assisted living apartment and plan a movie night. Whether you enjoy sharing the fun with friends and family or are looking to enjoy a quiet evening with a good film, there's nothing quite like the nostalgia you feel when you watch a classic movie. Here are seven of the best old-school films you can watch for your next movie night.
February and March are odd months, no matter where you live in the country. They can bring milder weather and the chance to get outdoors. But they can also bring wild late-winter winds and even an ice storm—even in Fort Worth. But for seniors in the Bethesda Gardens assisted living community (or those considering a move to assisted living), these odd months between the shortest day of the year and the first blooms of spring can be active times of anticipation. Here are just a few things you can do to get ready for the coming spring.
Finances are a fact of life, and that's something that doesn't change as you age or when you retire. Whether you're considering your options (staying in your current home or moving to an assisted living community, for example) or just managing your income while enjoying life in your assisted living apartment, money is still an important factor. One tool seniors might find helpful, no matter where they are, is a zero-based budget. Find out more about this option below.
With COVID-19 limiting some of the ways people can meet and be with friends and loved ones, social media might be more tempting to many seniors. Whether you were on Facebook before this year or are venturing into social media waters for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic, there are some rules that can help you stay safe online.
If you're a senior of long-standing faith, you are likely very familiar with at least part of the first chapter of Luke's gospel. The good doctor begins his story before the birth of Christ and the celebration of the shepherds and the heavens. He begins even before Mary is visited by the angel.He begins with an older couple who have lived long enough to believe that they will never have the blessing of a child.The first passages of the Gospel of Luke are heavy with meaning for people of all ages...
July 28 is National Milk Chocolate Day. July is also home to other chocolate-related days, including National Chocolate Wafer Day (July 3), National Chocolate with Almonds Day (July 8) and National Hot Fudge Sundae Day (July 25).According to the National Day calendar website, chocolate gets celebrated a lot — an average of three times every month. They aren’t official holidays.
Even though Fort Worth, Texas, has plenty of warm weather throughout the year, summer days and evenings have a certain quality that encourages people to get out and experience the outdoors. Residents at Bethesda Gardens assisted living community are no exception, and you'll often find them basking in the warm sunlight and enjoying the sounds of nature.
Losing a beloved pet to illness, injury or old age can be an emotionally traumatic experience. Whether your cherished companion was a dog, cat, bird, fish or guinea pig, the special bond you shared was deep and irreplaceable.For some people, the grief and sorrow associated with losing a pet can be equally as intense as the emotions experienced when a human loved one dies. Even if the death was expected, the loss of the pet's daily presence can leave a huge hole in the heart that feels irreparable.
The last week in April is National Every Kid Healthy Week. During the week, schools across the nation make an effort to aim a spotlight on health. Teachers and others might talk about concepts such as nutrition, exercise and medicine to help kids of all ages understand the relationship between all these concepts and overall good health.
One of the biggest benefits of residing in an assisted living community is that you know someone will come if you call for help. If you scratch yourself deep enough to draw a concerning amount of blood while going about normal household tasks or engaging in your favorite hobby, you can have a trained staff member take a look almost immediately. That offers a great deal of peace of mind for seniors who never know if a cut or abrasion is something to treat at home or seek emergency assistance for.