Memorizing Bible verses has a host of benefits, from recalling your favorite one when you need comfort to sharing them with others in need of some added faith. There are even some health benefits to this exercise, as memorizing new things as an older person helps reinforce cognitive functions. While retaining new information with an older brain can be challenging, there are ways to make it fun. Consider some tips on how to memorize your favorite Bible verses and why seniors of faith should keep at it.
The Book of Leviticus is one of the most serious books of the Bible, in part because of the laws it imparts to followers. Part of the Old Testament, the book emphasizes the sanctity of the Christian religion. It is split into five sections: the laws of sacrifice, the guidelines for the priesthood, ceremonial rules, guidelines about holiness, and rules governing religious vows.
Safety is an important consideration when inviting older relatives to your home. From reducing fall risks to providing additional comfort and convenience for someone who might be less mobile, taking a few proactive steps can help you support a senior's independence and wellness when they visit you. Consider a few tips from Bethesda Senior Living Communities to make your home safer for older relatives.
Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. Hebrews 1:1 (NLT) Much of the Old Testament was written through God's prophets. As His messengers, they relayed instructions, warnings, and future predictions to anyone willing to accept the message.
To whom can you compare God? What image can you find to resemble him? Isaiah 40:18 (NLT) Though He is the invisible, infinite God, the Lord has revealed Himself in many ways throughout the course of history, including through Jesus, the scriptures and creation itself.
For centuries believers have turned to the Book of Psalms to help them express their deepest sorrows and greatest joys. The verses found within its pages are some of the most quoted and memorized portions of the Bible, and many of them have been transformed into the beloved hymns that seniors and their families sing during worship services.
The temperature is rising around the country, and our Bethesda Senior Living communities are shaking off the last remnants of winter. The change in seasons is an exciting time, with opportunities to engage in beloved hobbies without the extra layers of clothes and added aches and pains that typically come with cold weather. The great outdoors beckons, and we are busy preparing warm-weather activities specially designed for seniors.
Do you ever wonder how to best pray for an older loved one? If they're still living on their own, you may worry about their health and safety. And if they've made a move to an assisted living community, you might worry that they're getting the right level of care or that they're happy and not lonely in their new home.
Big changes can be hard or scary for people of any age. Even if you're excited about the change, there's a little bit of unknown that comes along, and that's true of moving into an assisted living community. You may have done the research, spent time visiting your community of choice, and planned out many of the steps. But that doesn't let you see into the future with a crystal ball to know exactly how the change will go down.
Bethesda Senior Living Communities is a faith-based organization. We have a heart for the Lord and for service to all the residents in our care. While you don't need to be someone of a certain faith to choose to make one of our communities your home, we do have many residents who are Christian and profess a heart for the Lord. But what does it mean to be a senior with a heart for God? We explore that concept below to find out what the Bible has to say and how that might impact seniors living a faith-based lifestyle in or out of an assisted living community.