It's common to feel a little blue during the winter, and holiday-related stress and being stuck indoors because of winter weather can often worsen the problem. Some people also experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a mental health condition that occurs in the winter due to shorter daylight hours. If you or a loved one are suffering from the winter blues, there are several effective and scientifically proven ways to improve your mood. Below, you can find out how to tackle the winter doldrums in your assisted living community.
Despite its reputation for being unhealthy, candy is a beloved and often nostalgic treat for many seniors. A favorite variety is usually associated with a treasured memory or person from the past, such as the type of gum your parents always chewed or a lollipop your children always requested as a reward. Holidays also frequently feature sweets, which can cause seniors to crave specific treats during celebrations.
Medicine can be complicated and overwhelming, especially for those outside of the medical field. With so many treatments and courses of action available for diseases and conditions, it can be hard to know what’s right for you. And if you add in the concept of alternative medicine, it can be easy to just throw up your hands and think you can’t keep up with it all.
Art can be a rewarding pursuit at any age, but it may be especially worthwhile for seniors. From lifting your mood and encouraging playfulness to improving your concentration, expressing yourself artistically can deliver a multitude of surprising benefits. So, regardless of whether you're an accomplished artist or a casual doodler, here are seven compelling reasons why you may want to consider keeping — and using — a sketchbook.
With modern technology constantly getting upgraded, it’s hard to stay up to date with all the new scientific breakthroughs happening every month. If you’re behind on what’s new in the world of research, here are four recent and fascinating developments seniors may want to read more about.
The COVID-19 pandemic mitigated eating out in a big way, making restaurant outings a thing of the past — at least temporarily. Many people got their fix by ordering food to go, having it delivered or picking it up from the safety of their vehicles. However, there have been points in this pandemic where even take-out has been questioned for its safety measures. But seniors in assisted living communities such as Park Regency in Thornton, CO, and those living in their own homes can get safe takeout even in 2021. Find out more below and learn about some measures you can take to stay safe.
It's no wonder that online shopping is growing in popularity. All you need is a laptop or tablet and you can browse your favorite stores from the comfort of your assisted living apartment. With a few clicks, you can place your order and have it delivered right to you at Park Regency Thornton.
Social, extroverted seniors are probably yearning for some semblance of life before COVID-19, but many activities simply aren't possible or safe during a pandemic. However, social distancing and other safety measures don't mean you can't still keep busy and enjoy life. Here are 11 things you can enjoy and occupy yourself with right here in the Park Regency Thornton assisted living community.
Many people look toward the retirement years as a time when they can slow down a bit. Children they may have had in the home are usually grown and out on their own, and retired individuals don't have to worry about the schedules and hustle associated with a career. But it is possible for seniors in retirement to say yes to so many things and fill their schedules with activities, creating stress and exhaustion at the end of each day.
Popular YA books tend to have huge followings, and we're not just talking about teenagers. Adults of all ages also enjoy many of these books because they're well-written and have characters you can cheer for. But one reason that seniors in an assisted living community might want to delve into YA books is because they could help you understand your grandchildren better.