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.
National Crayon Day is March 31. And while this is definitely a less-than-official holiday, it's big enough that Crayola usually uses it to announce retired colors. Find out more about this day and get some ideas for fun ways to celebrate it in the assisted living community this year.
Whether you think Valentine's Day is a frivolity of commercialism or you've enjoyed the 14th of February for decades, you can celebrate the season of love easily from your assisted living community. And that's true regardless of your romantic status. Check out the tips below for making Valentine's Day uplifting for yourself and others throughout The Gardens at Barry Road assisted living community this year.
The time for the flipping of the calendar is almost upon us, and residents at The Gardens at Barry Road may be starting to contemplate the new year.If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed by the thought of a whole new decade, don't worry. Due to a technicality of the calendar, the new decade doesn't actually start until 2021. It works like this because there was no year 0. The first year on this side of the BC/AD divide was 1 AD. That makes 1 through 10 AD the first decade, and the second decade started with 11 AD.