Seniors of faith have likely experienced the value of Bible study and Scripture throughout their lives. Whether you remember your years in Sunday school fondly or you're just starting to dig more into God's word during retirement, consider the benefits of selecting theme Scriptures to support certain days, weeks or even seasons.
Many considerations go into choosing where you want to live during retirement. On top of practical concerns, such as whether you can afford it and if it will offer safety and security, you might also consider whether you can find fellowship in a new home. If you're a senior of faith, you might want to consider a faith-based assisted living community. Find out more about these options below.
In 2021, a research poll conducted by the Pew Research Center indicated that only 45% of adults in America pray every day — that's despite the fact that 63% of adults identify as Christian. Some common reasons people of faith give for not praying regularly include busy schedules or simply forgetting to spend time with God. But many people find the concept of prayer daunting and don't know how to approach it, which keeps them from forming strong prayer habits.
Whether you're living an active life and enjoying the amenities of a senior living community or working out ways to stay in your existing home, you know the world isn't perfect. Seniors of faith are especially attuned to this truth. They've seen good and bad come and go through the years, and they have a peace and hope in things that aren't of this world.
Getting older can come with its share of worries, but your golden years are no time to slow down or let life pass you by. Living your best life can happen at any age. It can improve your quality of life. These tips can help you get more out of your life to stay healthier and happier for your remaining years.
Many senior living communities under the Bethesda Senior Living Communities umbrella offer on-site chapels or spiritual services with a chaplain so you can experience fellowship. Some residents also enjoy attending online church services to study the word of God and grow in their faith. If sitting in your living room instead of in church pews makes you feel disconnected from the community, try these tips.
Think assisted living is just a bunch of boring people playing bingo all day? You might be surprised at how vibrant and engaging assisted living communities are. The assisted living communities under the Bethesda Senior Living Communities umbrella offer a wide range of amenities and activities that can help you feel young again. If you're on the fence about moving to assisted living, these benefits that help you feel young and vibrant could help you make your decision.
Our prayer life can be a source of comfort and inspiration. Prayer is an essential component of the Christian journey. However, there are times when prayer is tough and it's hard to gather the words to articulate what's on our hearts.
As you get older, maintaining relationships can become more challenging. Retiring means you don't see your colleagues as much, and moving to a senior living community could put more distance between you and your friends or family members. As a senior of faith, maintaining healthy relationships means keeping your faith in focus and sometimes setting boundaries. Here are some tips to help grow healthy relationships with friends and family members as you age.
If there's one thing that life teaches us, it's that joy comes in the morning. But what happens if the morning simply never comes? When you're going through rough times and it just seems like there are too many events that rob the joy from every moment, it can be difficult to feel the sun rise over your life. If you have enough of these years, you can become disillusioned with life, and joy becomes a distant, unattainable dream.