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.
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.