Seniors need to remain active participants within that larger community. And thankfully, there are plenty of ways to do that regardless of age.
The world sometimes seems like a fast-paced and never-ending cycle of daily chores, appointments and social obligations. It can be easy to become lost in the day-to-day activities that concern us and lose track of things going on in the world around us. At one time, evening news programs and daily papers were enough to keep up with the outside world. But now, with more connectivity, more events are gaining exposure, and it’s good to be able to know what’s going on.Thankfully, modern life is such that information is literally at our fingertips. With smartphones, tablets and even smart TVs, there’s a plethora of information just waiting to be accessed. Sometimes that information can seem like a firehose rather than a fountain, though, and it can be tough to know where to look to stay informed. Despite how overwhelming it might seem, there are some easy ways to stay on top of current events without much effort. Here are some tips to help seniors get started.
There are many benefits to interactions between seniors and animals. From pet therapy to the enjoyment of a long-term pet companion, the benefits are significant and can make a difference in physical, emotional and mental well-being for seniors.
It can be hard to stay connected with family and friends, especially if they live in another city or another state. Fortunately, applications like Google Meet make it possible to see and talk to one another at any time of the day. At Bethesda Gardens Monument in Monument, Colorado, we offer free Wi-Fi for easy access to your loved ones.
Sugar can be sneaky. We know it's there in scrumptious foods such as cakes, pies and candy, but it's also tucked away in many drinks in astonishing amounts. Is the beverage you're sipping on adding hidden sugar to your diet? Let's play detective and see if that thirst-quenching beverage in your hand may contain more sweet stuff than you expect.
The Bethesda Gardens assisted living community in Monument, CO, offers nutritious meals and snacks, which is one of the great perks of choosing assisted living. You don't have to cook if you don't want to, which also means you don't have to worry about cleaning up. And our staff works hard to offer balanced meals for seniors who want to enjoy delicious food while also staying on top of their health.
You may have heard confusion centered on the distribution of two recently approved COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna. With many older Americans eager to receive their vaccinations, busy websites and phone lines are making it difficult for seniors to schedule appointments for the vaccine. If you have been having issues securing your spot in line for the COVID-19 vaccine, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment offers state residents a helpful webpage dedicated to informing the public about updates on the rollout of the vaccine for Coloradans.
Valentine's Day is the time to express your love not just to your significant other but to your family as well. Parents are often the most important people in our lives and deserve all the love we can offer them! Many of our residents at Bethesda Gardens in Monument, CO, are proud mothers and fathers, and for this Valentine's Day, we're encouraging younger relatives to spread the love with some of these tips.
For older adults with diabetes, food can be an ongoing challenge. You want to limit certain foods, but you might also need to eat small meals and snacks throughout the day to keep your blood sugar balanced.Residents of Bethesda Gardens in Monument, CO, get a leg up in regard to dietary care — whether they're diabetic, dealing with other health issues or simply want to eat right to support ongoing wellness. The services and amenities at the assisted living community include restaurant-style dining as well as a daily from-scratch menu and healthy options that are always available. That means you can get food for small meals or snacks throughout the day and don't have to wait until the dining rooms open during special hours.
With COVID-19 keeping many people home much of 2020 and families taking precautions to keep each other safe, seniors might be looking for new ways to connect with those outside of their community. Whether you want to keep up with the grandkids or you’re looking to connect with people who are interested in the same things you are, Instagram is an option to consider.