James 5:13 says, "Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise."It's a theme that repeats throughout the Bible. We're supposed to come before God with all things — the good and the bad. Even the mediocre and the seemingly nothing! Bring everything to God, the Scripture says.And yet many people struggle with prayer. Even seniors of faith who have been praying for years or decades may find their prayer life waxing and waning. Sometimes, a small change in habit or environment can make a big change in your prayer life. Seniors at the Park Regency Thornton assisted living community might consider some of these ideas for getting the most from prayer time in their assisted living apartments.
Whether you're working from a tight budget or you simply don't have room in your assisted living apartment to accommodate great bundles of gifts, you can still bring a smile to people's faces with thoughtful small presents. The ideas below make great gifts for loved ones as well as service providers and professionals you want to show appreciation to this holiday season.
The holidays are an excellent time of year to share special moments with grandchildren and to create lasting annual traditions. Whether you live close or you want to connect across a distance, there are many ways you can interact and celebrate the season with young ones during the holidays.
MAKING PEACE WITH THE NEED FOR HELPAsking for help can be difficult, no matter who you are or what age you're at. But as humans, we're not designed for a solitary existence. In fact, the Bible is pretty clear that we need each other, that we are built for fellowship and that God purposefully gives us things we can't handle on our own so that we will turn to him. Making peace with the need for help as you age — and understanding the freedom that can come in turning to God and other people for assistance — can help you enjoy your retirement so much more.
August 18th is International Homeless Animals Day. It's the perfect time to volunteer your time and increase awareness of the available pets in the area. Opening your heart to a dog or a cat in need creates bonds with animals who are in desperate need of love and attention. It's also an excellent way to meet other animal lovers and improve your health and overall mood. Consider the following ways volunteering can help seniors find purpose while benefiting animals in need.
The 1828 Webster's Dictionary defines patriotism as the love of one's country and a passion which aims to serve it. The word is further explained by a statement that patriotism is the characteristic of a good citizen and that this trait can propel individuals into action.Patriotism isn't limited to a specific season or holiday. While displaying flags, wearing themed clothing and attending events can help seniors celebrate their nation during times such as 4th of July, Memorial Day or Veteran's Day, there are many methods that they can use to show off their feelings of patriotism and to make a difference in their community year round.
Reading has been a popular form of entertainment for centuries. A good book invites readers to watch a true story unfold before their eyes or to explore fictitious worlds where anything can happen and dreams become realities. The diversity of available genres ensures that individuals perusing library shelves and bookstores can often quickly find something that piques their curiosity or matches their areas of interest.At Park Regency Thornton, we know that pleasure and knowledge aren't the only reasons for seniors to consider increasing the amount they read. Studies have proven avid readers enjoy reduced risks of dementia, lower levels of stress and improved focus and concentration. Here are just a few more benefits of reading regularly our residents can enjoy today.
Mother's Day provides a great opportunity for believers to begin a personal or group study on some of the amazing moms from the Bible. There are many resources to be found in books and online devotion sites to help seniors get started, especially on the well-known stories of Mary, Sarah, Hannah and Eve.The possibilities don't end there, however. Seniors around Park Regency who want to dive deeper into their Bibles have many fascinating stories they can read alone or discuss with friends. To help them get started, here are a few more moms that they might enjoy adding to their study plans this month.
In the average day, a person may take as many as 20,000 or more breaths in an often-unnoticed process that involves the airways, lungs and upper-body muscles. Caring for your respiratory system is a vital part of maintaining health and improving quality of life during daily activities, and seniors can take many simple steps today to begin safeguarding their ability to breathe.
The first official day of spring is March 20, but residents at Park Regency assisted living community in Thornton may still experience some brisk winter days as the warmer season moves in. On days when it's too cold to venture outside and you want to spend your time bundled up in a favorite chair with a cup of hot chocolate, consider working these fun and creative Bible study tips into your routine.