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    7 Ways to Keep Your Mind Young and Lively

    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.In a 2014 study, researchers compared memory test results from older adults that learned a variety of new skills, ranging from digital photography to quilting, with those from control groups tha...

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    5 People in the Bible That Remind Seniors to Keep Doing Things

    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.But seniors wh...

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    Celebrate National Crayon Day in the Assisted Living Community

    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.Celebrating CrayonsWax crayons have been around for some time, and the concept of crayons potentially dates back to the mid-17th century.

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    Tips for Enjoying Valentine's Day Regardless of Your Romantic Status

    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.Get to Know the History Behind the HolidayThe original inspiration for the...

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    3 New Year Resolution Ideas for Seniors

    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.

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