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.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines tolerance as "sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one's own." The Gardens at Barry Road in Kansas City, Missouri, is a vibrant senior living community and welcomes visitors, staff and residents from all cultures, backgrounds and religions in an environment of tolerance. While the community provides faith-based assisted living, memory care and respite care services, God — through His Word in the Bible — provides guidance on how to exercise tolerance in this and all settings.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, close to three-quarters of a million people in the United States are diagnosed with a stroke each year. Stokes can occur in individuals of any age, but the risk increases as a person gets older. The good news is that the chances of recovery and survival are greater if you know the warning signs and react quickly to these symptoms, whether it is happening to you or someone you love. To support World Stroke Day, which is an annual event on October 29 devoted to creating awareness of the condition, we're sharing some symptoms of a stroke that you should know.
Millions of people age 65 and over fall each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and over 3 million of these seniors are treated in the emergency room for injuries. The staff members at The Gardens at Barry Road understand the importance of fall prevention programs and education, and we work proactively to increase the safety of our residents. While methods to prevent falls have already been put in place in our senior living apartments, such as grab bars in the shower areas and a 24-hour emergency call system, there are also many easy steps that you can take to lower your fall risk.
Aromatherapy is a natural and holistic tool that provides a wealth of benefits for seniors and individuals of all ages. Increasingly popular over the past few years, aromatherapy is easy to incorporate into a daily care routine and can be used to address many areas of your life. There are a wide variety of essential oils to choose from, all with different mood-boosting benefits.
The number of available social events naturally goes up in summer when the weather is warm and school is out, which gives seniors plenty of opportunities to spend time with their families and friends. At the Gardens at Barry Road, we encourage our residents to live their lives to the fullest, and this includes building memories and meeting new people.
In the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated the second Sunday in May. It was proclaimed a holiday in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson as a proclamation of love and appreciation for moms. This special day usually consists of honoring mothers with cards, flowers, candy or a special meal or gift.
Psalm 46:1 promises us that the Lord is ever present in times of trouble, and Christians know this truth to be one of the greatest comforts in our walks with Him. However, it can also become one of our greatest sources of joy when we realize that God is present in our moments of celebration too.