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.
Home is where the heart is, yet as so many of us who love a good meal know, the quickest way to the heart can be through the stomach—or taste buds. Our culinary services team is dedicated to nourishing our residents, body and soul, with tasty, heart-healthy meals.
The letters written by Paul to Timothy are often categorized by many as lessons pertinent to youth. After all, it’s clear that Paul is writing to a younger person in these letters and that he’s seeking both to share some wisdom he has acquired in his lifetime (and on his mission) as well as the message of the Gospel. But Timothy being young doesn’t mean that people of all ages can’t learn from a letter that was written to him. After all, some favorite Bible stories, including the calling of Samuel and David slaying Goliath, are about younger people. Here are a few potential lessons seniors in an assisted living community can take from 2 Timothy.