Moving into an assisted living community can be a difficult time. Leaving your home of many years can cause sadness or worry. However, the move to an assisted living community can also help you develop your walk with God. Assisted living communities under the Bethesda Senior Living Communities umbrella are faith-based, with many offering on-site chapels and spiritual care. Embracing those amenities and exploring other opportunities can help you strengthen your walk with God.
As you get older, there may be times when you have to make major life decisions fairly quickly. At the same time, you don't want to make a decision you'll regret or that may not be right for you and your life.
Proverbs from the Bible are a good place to turn when you're setting yourself up for a positive new year. In your elder years, it's always helpful to remind yourself of God's love and grace, and reviewing Proverbs can help. If you're starting to get interested in praying more often or building a relationship with God after moving into one of the assisted living communities under the Bethesda Senior Living Communities umbrella, Proverbs might get you on the right path for having conversations with the Lord.
Twinkling lights, holiday parties, endless gift shopping — the holidays can be so busy that it's easy to forget the true reason for the season. Sharing Jesus during the Christmas season can help remind yourself and others about the true meaning of the holiday. It might seem more challenging to share your love of Jesus actively if you live in an assisted living community, but you can make a positive impact no matter where you live. Here are some ideas to help you share Jesus this holiday season.
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.
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