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. The cashier at the supermarket may appreciate your praise, and you can also offer kind words to your mail carrier, ViewPointe staff and fellow residents.
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 privacy to keep your information secure.
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. The good news is high cholesterol can often be controlled naturally or without the use of medications. While it's necessary to see a physician before starting any medical program on your own, consider the following natural ways to lower your cholesterol.
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. At the very least, a use-it-or-lose-it effect does apply to various parts of your body, and exercise helps you avoid losing muscle or functionality unnecessarily.
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.
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.
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. Proverbs 9:9-11 KJV
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. Residents at ViewPointe assisted living community can enjoy good food and conversation in our restaurant-style dining room, for example.
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.
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. And, you're always welcome to have family and friends visit you in the community.