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.
Sending a snap. Posting a story. Tweeting. These are all phrases that mean a similar thing—posting a message of some type on a social media platform. But with all the platforms available and what seems like a whole new vocabulary to go with each one, it’s easy to get lost if you’re not familiar with these apps.
September 27 is National Scarf Day, and September 30 is National Hot Mulled Cider Day. These are just some of the unofficial events that help demonstrate that September is a month that’s about the changing of the season. During this time, the winds shift a bit, the temperatures start to drop and the world around the Park Regency Thornton assisted living community typically moves into autumn.Whether you’re ready each year to embrace the pumpkin spice flavors and falling leaves or you wish summer ...
At Park Regency Thornton assisted living community in Thornton, CO, we offer many choices to ensure you or your family member can live vibrantly in retirement with the level of care necessary to ensure safety. From assisted living to hospice care, our compassionate staff delivers quality service that takes the entire person into account.Check out some of the care levels, floor plans and amenities available at our assisted living community. Then, contact us to schedule a virtual or in-person visi...
Seniors of faith who spent much of their life as part of a church congregation may already know that it’s important to support pastors and other spiritual leaders. But even if we know this intellectually, it can be easy to overlook this important work as a Christian. Spiritual leaders often seem to know the answers and have things under control, so it can be easy to forget that these are human beings who are dealing with all the same things we are.
Are you an over-apologizer, someone who chronically says "I'm sorry" or expresses regret for things you can't control? Many people share this trait, and often they have no idea how habitual apologizing has become.It's important to differentiate between unnecessary over-apologizing and offering appropriate expressions of regret when you've hurt someone or made a mistake. Having enough humility and compassion to apologize when warranted is an invaluable character trait that strengthens all your relationships. It's also a way to demonstrate your faith-based values.
Some seniors enter their golden years with only one or two daily medications, while others find they need a daily chart to keep track of their pills, inhalers and vitamins. And, it's not unusual for prescriptions to range from a few dollars to staggering high sums. The increasing costs of medications may cause some residents in an assisted living community to worry about how they can keep up.
National Certified Nurses day is March 19, and National Nurses Week falls in early May each year. But you don't have to wait for one of these "official" times to show appreciation to nurses in your life. Seniors in assisted living communities may have reason to appreciate a wide range of nurses who work to help them keep up with medical issues and live as healthy and vibrant a lifestyle as possible.