Sharing your faith with others is something you can do year-round in many different ways. However, the holidays offer unique opportunities to connect with others over your faith. If you're not comfortable starting direct conversations about your religion, there are plenty of subtle ways to give of yourself while sharing your faith in God. Try these ideas for sharing your faith this holiday season.
Christmas gift baskets offer a festive gift option for seniors, but deciding what to include in the basket can be challenging. You can choose a theme, such as tasty foods or movie night, or gather various gifts you know the recipient will love. Since space is often limited in an assisted living community, choose items that are useful and small enough to fit well, and place those items in a basket or container they can reuse for storage. Here are some options to include in a Christmas gift basket for older loved ones.
Change is an unavoidable part of life. Even if you tried to control life and stop change from happening, such as by clinging to an environment that was familiar and comfortable, the world would go on around you. Many older adults realize this is true, and they begin to make plans for their future. They may decide moving out of their home and into an independent living community or assisted living community is the right move for them. Whatever change you decide on, knowing it's a good move doesn't make it any less scary.
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. If you are new to assisted living and have been feeling less than grateful, it's important to consider taking a new perspective. Gratitude can change the way you feel and be a real gift for yourself and your community.
When you live in a senior living community, that doesn't mean you want to be separated from your family. In many ways, you may still be able to do the things you always could — you might just need a little extra assistance.
At Bethesda Senior Living Communities, we encourage residents to continue practicing their faith and learning about the origin of their most sacred religious principles. Aside from Jesus, Simon Peter is one of the most prominent figures in the four gospels of the New Testament. Here's what we know about Peter and his journey from simple fisherman to leader of the 12 disciples.
Everyone has experienced it — the feeling that there’s nothing to do, no one to see. Nothing grabs your attention, and you feel frustrated by the emptiness. That’s right, we’re talking about boredom. While small bouts of boredom are inevitable from time to time, it’s not a feeling you want to sit with too long. Luckily, there are several easy ways to battle boredom even before it strikes.
Got a craving for chow mein, tacos, lasagna or a juicy steak? You no longer have to head to a restaurant to enjoy your favorite foods. Food delivery apps make it possible to enjoy takeout from your favorite fast food, casual and fine dining restaurants without having to leave home. With more residents of the independent living communities under the Bethesda Senior Living Communities umbrella discovering the delicious benefits of these apps, we want to introduce them to everyone. Read on to learn more about food delivery apps and get some handy tips on how to use them.
National or global moments that strike the emotions also breed shared memories. It's not that everyone has the same memory but that people commonly recall with each other their memories of a shared event.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16 KJV