Christian writer C. S. Lewis said, “You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream.” What better time to chase new dreams than after moving into a vibrant new home where you’re surrounded by community and support? Here are six dreams you might consider chasing in your assisted living community in Monument, Colorado.
Whether you’re a long-time reader with a favorite genre or you have years of anecdotes to tell, consider capturing your stories on paper. Writing a book is a great way to explore your own memories or pass information on to future generations, and creating your own fictional worlds is a fun way to keep your mind active. Becoming an author is a worthy dream, whether or not you want to seek traditional publication.
Words not your forte? Explore other creative expressions, including painting, drawing or sculpting. Art recreation can be therapeutic for the mind and soul, and keeping fine motor skills in action whenever possible can be good for your body. Talk to Bethesda Gardens staff about arts and crafts classes, and check out opportunities to participate in or attend local cultural programs.
Dancing is a great way to stay physically active at an appropriate level for your body. Almost anyone can learn a variety of dances, and you can customize the flexibility and aerobic requirements to meet your needs. Explore exercise and dance opportunities within your senior living community, or talk to the staff or other residents about regular outings for dancing.
If you’re up to traveling outside of your assisted living facility for a few days or weeks at a time, consider seeing far-away sites you’ve dreamed of in the past. Talk to your medical providers about any health care concerns that may need to be addressed during travel, and consider traveling with a tour group or companion for security and safety.
You don’t have to travel the world to make new friends. At Bethesda Gardens, you’ll live among a vibrant community of like-minded people, making it easy to find friends with similar interests. Start or join a community book club, gather for movie nights or just pick a walking buddy to chat with as you get your morning exercise.
We bet C. S. Lewis also believed you’re never too old to learn. Learning a new language might be more difficult at an older age than in the formative younger years, but it’s not impossible. With the right computer software or tablet applications, it can even be fun. Invest in a gadget or book to help you learn a new language, and consider choosing something grandkids or others are studying in school so you can have practice conversations with them.
Nothing on this list that piques your interest? That’s okay; find something else you’re interested in or check out all the recreational activities available at Bethesda Gardens to guide you in dreaming new dreams.
Posted on Mon, April 9, 2018
by Bethesda Gardens