Retirement comes with a lot of potential perks. One of them is that you can take a break from making many decisions. From what to wear to the office to deciding whether you should talk to someone at work about an issue, you're off the hook from many of these types of details.
There's no doubt in anyone's mind we're living in uncertain times. Seniors and their families are facing the effects of the coronavirus outbreak in assisted living communities and across the world, and there are many unknowns associated with that.When we feel scared or uncertain, we can turn to Scripture and the Lord for guidance and strength. The Bible has several great examples of individuals who prove that you can go through difficult times and make it through to the other side with God as your guide...
Every April, the Stress Management Society supports Stress Awareness Month. The goal is to make people more aware of stress and the dangers it can bring as well as to provide some education about healthy ways to deal with stress. Unfortunately, stress isn't something that goes away when you retire. Even if you make the move into an assisted living community, thus reducing many of the daily stressors that can take up your time (and your money), you aren't 100% free of stress.
With coronavirus headlines proliferating the news cycle, seniors and their family members have probably heard about the importance of good hand washing. But this seemingly easy task can be difficult to remember to do correctly, especially when you aren't used to incorporating it frequently during your day. And many people — of all ages — don't wash their hands long enough or correctly.
Many seniors living in faith-based assisted living communities are well-versed in Scripture and the stories of the Gospels. But many others are just learning some of these stories for the first time or have forgotten some of the stories over the years. No matter what your familiarity with the Bible is, Easter provides an amazing story that you can learn and relearn every year with new wonder.
Fear is something that many people downplay or attempt to hide. They might feel like they're being silly or don't want to appear weak in front of others. But the truth is that fear is a natural part of being human, and if you don't have some capacity for being afraid, you can't adapt.
Bethesda Senior Living Communities has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation and will continue to monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites, Local Health Departments and State agencies for updated information related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We will continue to adjust our emergency response plan as new information becomes available from the above-mentioned agencies. We will continue to provide updates through this web page as things change.
Making the decision to move into an assisted living community can be big, and seniors and their families shouldn't be pressured to make it quickly if they don't have to. When you have the ability to be leisurely about this change in life, you can consider all the options and make the best possible choice for you or your loved one. By asking and answering — or seeking answers to — the questions below, you can help rule out options and find a location you'll love.
In Matthew 28:16-20, Jesus conveys the great commission to his disciples. He says that they have been given authority to disciple others in the name of Christ, and that he expects them to go out and do so. In fact, he even tells them where they should do so.
Rest. The dictionary defines it as a cessation of work. The Bible says that God will go with us and give us rest (Exodus 33:14), and that if we bring our weariness to Jesus, he will give us rest (Matthew 11:28-30).Clearly, rest can mean a lot of different things.