Instagram is a popular social media platform that makes it easy for people of all locations and backgrounds to connect online. Whether you’re looking for a way to connect with others on your smartphone in your assisted living apartment or you’re already on Instagram and always ready to follow someone new, we’ve got some suggestions.
Retirement can free you from the bounds of a career, allowing you to spend your time doing many of the things you enjoy or simply resting and enjoying time with friends. But it doesn't free you from making decisions — big or small.For many seniors in later life, major decisions can be related to situations such as medical issues or needs, managing financial resources and choosing where to make a home. One decision many seniors might face is whether to downsize from their existing home into an in...
The staff at Bethesda Gardens assisted living community in Frisco, TX, is always ready to help a new resident move in. From choosing the right assisted living apartment to meeting new people and taking part in activities, we’re here to help with whatever you need.And something we’ve realized over the years is that many people worry about what to bring to their assisted living apartment. Yes, you’re probably downsizing from your existing home.
One of the many amenities we provide at the assisted living community of Bethesda Gardens in Frisco is designed to help our residents keep connected with friends, loved ones and the fast-evolving world of the internet. The free Wi-Fi internet our community supports is, however, difficult to enjoy fully if you're not comfortable with computers or smartphones. Even where income constraints, visual impairment or other physical conditions don't make the use of technology more difficult for them, more than a few seniors still struggle with feeling a little lost in the hyper-technological 21st century.
Residents of the Bethesda Gardens community enjoy convenient access to everything Arlington has to offer, including world-class health care facilities. Arlington Memorial, Medical Center of Arlington and Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital are all nearby, giving local residents the peace of mind of knowing they can get the care they need for acute and chronic health conditions. If you have any health concerns, you'll be pleased to know that several recent medical discoveries could change the standard of care for senior citizens in Arlington, Texas, and beyond.
When it comes to keeping you healthy, your kidneys do a lot more than you may realize. In addition to producing urine, the kidneys filter waste from the bloodstream, help maintain normal blood pressure, produce red blood cells, maintain normal pH balance in the body and manufacture the active form of vitamin D needed to keep your bones strong. Although kidney function starts to decline at middle age, there's plenty seniors can do to keep their kidneys in good health.
National Physicians Week falls at the end of March. It's a time to honor the people who provide excellent medical care, tending to our minor and major illnesses and injuries. But it's always a good time to show gratitude to the men and women who care for you, and your busy doctor might appreciate a kind word or gesture.
The holidays have come and gone for the year. Even the New Year is not so new anymore. It's begun to pick up a bit of the dirt and dust that comes with living life, and much of the shine of celebration may have waned. That's true for seniors in an assisted living community as it is for people of all ages around the nation (and even the globe).You might have heard of the holiday blues. It's not uncommon for people to experience stress or depression during the holiday season. Anxiety about gifting or getting together with others, or loneliness if you don't feel really connected to anyone at that time of year, can lead to feeling sad.
Did you ever dream about learning or doing something, but simply run out of time every week due to the hectic pace life can take? Retirement can be an ideal time to spend effort on some of the things you always wanted to learn or hone secret talents for your own enjoyment. And despite what you might believe, it's never too late to enjoy bettering yourself, and engaging in this type of activity can actually keep you mobile or help protect your cognitive health.Here are just a few talents you're never too late to train for and can start enjoying right from your assisted living apartment at Bethesda Gardens in Frisco or in the community.
Ending a relationship is rarely an easy task, especially if it is a family member or someone you've known for a long time. While God sends people into your life to help build you up and encourage you, some people enter your life as a lesson. Amos 3:3 states, "Can two walk together, except they be agreed?"If you know someone who constantly fills your life with stress or leaves you feeling guilty and unhappy each time you speak to them, it may be time to cut ties. November 17th is National Unfriend Day, which is the perfect time to celebrate healthy relationships and let go of ones that seek to cause you emotional pain.