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.
As human beings, we're not made to go it 100% alone. The Bible is fairly clear that God created people to support and fellowship with each other. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, "Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing."
Online shopping can be a great boon to seniors who want to send gifts to others during the holidays, but getting a good deal can be confusing and that is why we have put together these tips
"But love your enemies, do good to them and lend to them without expecting anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked." Luke 6:35
For many pastors, life revolves around the church. Though you may only see your pastor once or twice a week during worship, pastoral duties often extend far beyond the preparation and delivery of sermons. Your pastor may spend hours praying for churchgoers and their loved ones each day, and lead Bible studies, conduct weddings and provide individual or marital counseling throughout the rest of the week. A good pastor commits his life to serving others, and he demonstrates his love for the heavenly Father by loving you and your community.
When President Ronald Reagan signed the proclamation designating August 21 as National Senior Citizens Day in 1988, he did so in the hopes that it would encourage our nation's communities to give older citizens the love, respect and support they need to live life to the fullest.
Seniors who are retired may find that they miss their careers, but it's not always practical to return to the office, store or field as you age. That doesn't mean you can't fan the flames of your entrepreneurial spirit, even from your own assisted living apartment.
Contrary to popular belief, seniors need just as much sleep as younger adults in order to wake up feeling well rested and refreshed. According to the National Sleep Foundation, seniors need approximately seven to eight hours of sleep, even though they tend to go to bed earlier and rise earlier. Unfortunately, insomnia tends to affect adults 60 and older often. This can make it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep, and it means you may feel more tired and sleepy throughout the day.
Seniors moving into a new senior community have likely already experienced many transitions in their lives. While these past moves can help seniors know what to expect during a transition, such as new sounds, smells and sights, it can still take a while for them to adjust to a different home environment.