According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, walking is a great way to get a variety of health benefits no matter what age you are. At least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity a week is recommended for older adults. But when your feet hurt because you're not wearing the right shoes, walking for exercise or even as a mode of transportation can be unpleasant. Find out more about the importance of the right shoes below and get some tips for selecting the right footwear for you.
No matter how old you are, it's important to take care of your vision. Even if you don't need corrective lenses, there are several eye conditions that can develop as you age, making it important to get regular vision care. Cataracts are especially common, but they're highly treatable. Here's what you should know about cataracts and the most common treatment methods.
Of all the seasons, winter may be the easiest one to have mixed feelings about. On one hand, it’s majestic in its own remarkable ways that are completely distinct from spring, summer and fall. The air is cold and crisp, mountains go white with snow, holiday celebrations reunite you with loved ones and a new year begins.
The knowledge that good sleep is important is on par with the idea that broccoli is good for you. It’s undisputed common knowledge. But that doesn’t change the fact that an estimated 30 to 48 percent of seniors experience some symptoms of insomnia. The problem is that while most people know sleep is important, information about how to actually get good sleep is not common knowledge. At Bethesda Gardens assisted living community in Frisco, we want residents and all seniors to be as healthy as possible, so we created this small guide with five tips for getting better sleep.
Video chatting has been around for a while now, but the COVID-19 pandemic brought it to a new level. Businesses, churches, social clubs, medical offices and families have put video calls to increasing use in the past few years. Whether you've experienced a few video chats yourself or are new to the process, we've got some helpful tips below.
Osteoporosis affects more than 3 million people per year in the U.S. However, it’s often referred to as a “silent disease,” because you may not recognize the symptoms until they become severe. Here’s a look at what osteoporosis is, its signs and symptoms and common treatments.
The days are shortening, and winter is coming. For people of all ages, it's a time of year that encourages adding extra blankets to the living area or settling in near the fireplace with a warm beverage. And while residents at Bethesda Gardens in Frisco, Texas, and elsewhere might be looking forward to warm days spent inside this winter, the benefits of getting outdoors do still remain. Find out more about some of the benefits of spending time in nature below, as well as some tips for doing so as the weather turns cooler.
Summertime sunshine makes it almost impossible to resist the beauty of God's creation, but it can get too hot to get out. Here are ways to enjoy nature indoors
One of the great things about modern life is the convenience of mobile devices. While face-to-face interaction is a big part of life at Bethesda Gardens assisted living community in Frisco, these handheld devices can be a great way to interact in other ways. Both inside and outside our community, mobile devices can be helpful for everything from visiting family to window shopping.
Retirement isn’t the end of a journey, but it can be the start of one. Just because you’re not working full-time anymore doesn’t mean you don’t want to keep active and maybe earn some extra spending money. But barring going out and getting a part-time job somewhere, what is a retired senior to do? Thankfully, members of the Bethesda Gardens assisted living community in Frisco, TX — or any other seniors — have never had more options for earning a little extra dough. Maybe you’re comfortable enough with technology to want to utilize the more tech savvy options and find an opportunity through an app. Or, maybe you’re more comfortable asking around to find out if anyone needs anything. No matter what your preferred method is, you may be able to monetize it easier than you think.