In faith-based communities like those under the Bethesda Senior Living Communities umbrella, you can find many ways to get closer to God. And since maintaining spiritual health is just as important as maintaining physical health, it's a good idea to explore these opportunities. This is one of the reasons our communities exist: to facilitate all manner of assistance both physically and spiritually. We want the residents of our communities to have energetic, fulfilled spiritual lives to go with their material ones. An excellent way to foster this level of vibrant spiritual growth is with the practice of mindfulness.
As autumn moves in, the changing season often brings on a time of reflection. The daylight hours grow shorter, the cooler weather sends people indoors to rest near fires or cuddle under blankets, and many people find they have a desire to read, learn new things or return to beloved hobbies. Perhaps, this seasonal spirit is a throwback to school days, when cooler weather meant returning to the classroom. Whatever reason for it, it can impact people of all ages, including adults in retirement. Whether you're living a vibrant lifestyle in an assisted living community or living in your existing home, if you're a senior of faith, a new devotional might be just the thing you need to spend a quality hour or so of each fall day with the Lord.
It's never too early to shop for the holidays, and given the off-and-on efficiency of shipping services during the COVID-19 pandemic, being prepared ahead of time may be an especially good idea this year. Loved ones with older relatives and friends in assisted living communities might wonder what would make a good gift this season — or for any special occasion. You also don't need to wait for a holiday or birthday to send someone a gift to show your love and appreciation for them. A small care package can be a great way to show an older adult that you're thinking about them.
Many people are surprised to learn that the Bible includes a passionate, romantic love poem. Song of Songs, or Song of Solomon in some editions, is more than that, though. While the story that unfolds in that book of the Bible is about romantic love between a man and woman, the metaphors and meaning that come out of that book are about more. They're about the love God has for his people, but they also show us how we can share love of all types with others as people of faith.
David made mistakes, but the way he returned to God over and over can inspire other people who are living their imperfect lives while seeking God.
While a move to an assisted living community is personal, there are questions everyone should ask when considering a specific community. Here are some
A study from Baylor University found that seniors who have a secure attachment to God experience enhanced well-being, happiness, and hope for the future.
The entire Bible has been translated into more than 700 languages and the New Testament into more than 2,000 languages. What should seniors know?
For Christian seniors, a faith-based assisted living community can be a wonderful place to retire. And here are some ways to get closer to God in one.
Whether you're a senior wanting to get more active in your church or considering how you can live out your faith, the epistles have a lot of knowledge to offer