At The Gardens at Barry Road assisted living community, we want residents to be healthy physically and mentally. Meditation can help with both, so we put together a quick guide.
It's now a few months into 2021, and there's a good chance you haven't been back to church since things shut down in 2020. One of the benefits residents in assisted living communities have is that they may be able to take part in worship opportunities right in their community. The Gardens at Barry Road in Kansas City, MO, offers a number of faith-based activities, including Sunday services and Bible study, for example.
The sound of silence can be deafening—or at least Simon & Garfunkel think so. However, listening to their 1964 classic on vinyl through a Hi-Fi system just isn't as practical as it used to be, especially for seniors who might be downsizing to a smaller living space.
The Bible is full of so much information and so many stories that it’s impossible to run out of relevant lessons for life regardless of how many times you read it. Maybe that’s why many residents here at The Gardens at Barry Road enjoy reading it over and over. There are so many wise kings, humble servants, and faithful prophets, each with their own things to teach us—but with so many to choose from, it can be easy to lose track of the lessons that are only mentioned briefly.
For seniors of faith, prayer time may be an ongoing work in progress or cherished moments with God throughout the day. But whether you've been practicing the spiritual discipline of prayer for decades or you're recently able to make more time for God in your life in an assisted living community, there are times when you might not know what to pray. There are also times in any person of faith's life when it seems harder to call on the Spirit through prayer.
The Gardens at Barry Road assisted living community offers a wide range of care options and three floor plans to choose from. You can choose:A studio, which is 295 square feet and includes a combo living/bedroom space, a bathroom, closet and a kitchenette.A studio deluxe, which is 370 square feet and includes a larger combo living/bedroom space, closet, bathroom, kitchenette and small porch.A one-bedroom apartment, which is 510 square feet and includes a separate bedroom and living room, bathroo...
It's natural for your brain to slow down a little as you age, but that doesn't mean significant cognitive decline is inevitable. Stimulating your brain helps new connections form between nerve cells, improving your thinking abilities and staving off cognitive decline as you get older. Brain training is a fun way to develop these new connections. Instead of going to the gym to build up your muscle strength, you use brain-training apps to build up your cognitive abilities. With many brain-training apps on the market, you don't even need to leave the comfort of your assisted living apartment to improve your cognitive skills. Download one of these apps and learn how fun it can be to exercise your brain.
Thanks to brain plasticity, or neuroplasticity, your brain can change, adapt and grow new cells, even as you age. "Structural plasticity" refers to the brain's ability to alter its physical structure as a result of learning and experience, which can help keep your mind sharp and flexible as you get older.
Moving into an assisted living community can be the beginning of an exciting and vibrant chapter in life. The Gardens at Barry Road offers residents a wide variety of amenities and activities to choose from, making it easy to create a lifestyle and schedule that works for you.But we also know that moving into an assisted living community can be a daunting task, in part because it's such a major change in life. Change sometimes holds an element of the unknown, and that can be scary.