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    Quick Compliments to Encourage the People Around You

    It takes just a few moments to compliment someone, but your kind words may linger in their thoughts for a while — possibly even years. A quick compliment shows someone you value them, and it provides a reminder that God has blessed them with wonderful qualities. Make it a habit to encourage your loved ones regularly with kind words, and feel free to dole out compliments to strangers, too.

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    The Importance of Privacy on Social Media Accounts

    According to a Pew Research study, approximately 34% of seniors 65 and older use social media to reconnect with old friends and to stay in touch with family. Social media is also an excellent way to learn about new hobbies and interests, connect with people with similar interests and to stay up to date on new trends. If you're one of those seniors who enjoy being on social media or if you are interested in joining a site like Facebook or Instagram, you should understand the importance of pri...

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    Natural Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

    Cholesterol is a waxy substance in your blood used to build healthy new cells. As you age, you are at an increased risk for high cholesterol levels. With high cholesterol, fatty deposits develop in the blood vessels that can cause a host of medical issues.

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    Exercises for Seniors with Limited Mobility

    It's no secret that exercise is a critical part of ongoing health. The right levels of movement can stave off some medical concerns and help treat others. And while aerobics or weight training aren't a magical answer to all that ails you, staying active can help improve your quality of life as you age.

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    Creative Project Ideas for Seniors to Beat the Summer Heat

    During the hot summer months, seniors are especially vulnerable to heat stress and the risks of extreme heat exposure due to the body's natural aging process and underlying conditions. The good news is that there are several fun activities and crafts that seniors can take part in to make it easier to keep cool while still have fun and fellowship.Stay Hydrated with IceAccording to Harvard Health Publishing, the average healthy adult should take in around four to six 8-ounce glasses of water e...

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    Five Teaching Opportunities for Seniors

    The act of teaching can be as uplifting and beneficial to the teacher as it is to the student. Seniors who feel led to teach or simply enjoy helping others don't have to look very far for opportunities to get started. There are many instances seniors can share their knowledge with others without ever leaving their own senior living apartment or community.

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    Embracing Elderhood

    Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.

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    What Seniors Should Know About Digestive Health Basics

    Digestive health is important for people of any age. A strong digestive system helps ensure our bodies are able to process good food and benefit from as many of those nutrients as possible. Plus, it makes it easier to enjoy the food we eat and the dining experience, which can enhance social opportunities.

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    6 Ways to Encourage Faith in Younger Relatives

    We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the LORD, about his power and his mighty wonders.so the next generation might know them — even the children not yet born — and they in turn will teach their own children.So each generation should set its hope anew on God, not forgetting his glorious miracles and obeying his commands. Psalms 78:4, 6 and 7 NLTFor Christians, the greatest reward we can have is to see the ones we...

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    How to Talk to Grandkids on the Phone

    Being isolated from friends and family is a common concern seniors have when moving into an assisted living community. In reality, living in a vibrant community actually makes it less likely you'll feel isolated. The staff at ViewPointe make it a priority to schedule a variety of fun activities so residents with all types of interests can engage with each other and make new friends.

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    Songs of Christmas: Carols in Your Assisted Living Community

    The holiday season is upon us! And with the holidays comes winter. The winter months can bring cold and inclement weather, making it difficult for seniors to get on the roads for travel.

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    4 Beverages for the Holidays

    Whether you're having a small glass of wine regularly on doctor's orders or staying away from the hard stuff for personal reasons (or also on doctor's orders), you don't have to stick with plain water or a simple glass of red all through the holidays. Here are some fun ways to add delicious refreshment to your season besides the traditional eggnog.

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    How Many Meals Should You Eat a Day?

    Three meals a day is a long-lasting tradition among Americans, but where did the arbitrary number come from, and is it even good for you? We look at some facts and myths about how many meals you should be eating daily.

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    10 Ways to Put Old Photos to Use

    Throughout the Bible, we see God's followers set up monuments to remember specific moments of His presence and deliverance. In similar fashion, we can collect photographs of our loved ones and favorite memories to serve as reminders of God's past faithfulness and goodness. These photos can help encourage us when we're down or to share our faith and memories with visitors. September is National Save Your Photos Month, so to celebrate these snapshots of our lives, here are 10 ways to pu...

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    Tips for Personal Bible Study in Your Assisted Living Apartment

    Reading the Bible can be a great source of wisdom, understanding and comfort. To come to the Word with obedience and humility, you need a quiet place to study. Choose a corner of your ViewPointe apartment with good natural light and assemble the tools below to create an inviting Bible nook.

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    7 Ways to Protect or Improve Mobility

    Here at ViewPointe, we know that mobility is a crucial component of physical health and mental and emotional well-being. Limited mobility can hinder seemingly simple tasks, such as getting out of a chair or joining friends for a walk in the assisted living community, which can disrupt normal routines and peace of mind. Fortunately, seniors have many options when it comes to improving and protecting their mobility, and here are seven easy ways to get started.

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    What Does the Bible Say About Friendship?

    One of the best things about moving into an independent assisted living community is the chance to make new friends. At ViewPointe, you have the chance to meet neighbors from a variety of backgrounds and with numerous interests and stories to tell, which can be exciting. 

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    3 Things to Do With Stuff When You're Downsizing

    Downsizing your precious belongings can be one of the most daunting tasks to face when you’re preparing to move into an assisted living community like ViewPointe. These are items you’ve had for decades — maybe even generations. They're part of your memories through the years. Fortunately, you have many options to consider when rightsizing your belongings as you get ready to move into your new apartment. Here are three ways you can share your precious memories with others whil...

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    4 Ways to Protect Your Hearing as You Age

    Age-related hearing loss happens to nearly all of us as we get older. In fact, age is the most prevalent factor in hearing loss not associated with a trauma or illness, though demographic factors do come into play.

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    Active Living at ViewPointe with Marge

    Tom and his wife, PK, were exploring senior living communities for Marge, Tom’s mother. Marge had a few hard and fast rules. Her apartment had to have high-speed Internet.

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    Meet Chef Bernice Erwin and Mark Your Calendars for Our Culinary Event

    Home is where the heart is, yet as so many of us who love a good meal know, the quickest way to the heart can be through the stomach—or taste buds. Our culinary services team is dedicated to nourishing our residents, body and soul, with tasty, heart-healthy meals.To celebrate, we’re hosting a special “Caring is a Work of Heart” culinary event, and invite you to join us for a delicious meal and to learn about the benefits our residents receive from our nutritional strategy...

  • What Colorado's End-of-Life Act Means for BSLC

    In November 2016, Colorado voted on Proposition 106, known as the "End of Life Options Act," which enables competent adults who are terminally ill to request and self-administer medication for the purpose of ending their life. Participation under the Act is voluntary for both residents and long-term care facilities, including Bethesda Senior Living Communities. Because we are a faith-based organization guided by scriptural teachings that all life is sacred and a gift from God, our organization h...

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    Strategically Build a Financial Plan for Your Next Phase of Life

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