The concept of living a minimalist lifestyle is simple: get rid of unnecessary clutter so you have more time and space to focus on the things that matter most to you. Who doesn’t want that? At Collinwood assisted living community, we follow a similar concept: provide assistance with daily tasks so that you have more time to spend with family and loved ones.
Keeping your mind and body in tune with one another becomes more and more vital with age. At a certain point in life, you probably realized that physical health and mental health often go hand in hand. However, implementing the necessary habits in order to procure and sustain a state of psychosomatic harmony is easier said than done, especially as a young adult. When you're making your way in the world, life can have a way of making you feel stretched thin and overwhelmed. Your primary goal is simply to survive, to make it to work on time and keep your bills paid.
A garden full of beautiful flowers can serve as the perfect backdrop for a get-together with friends or a private oasis to relax with a good book.
The Old Testament is divided into four major sections: books of law (commonly referred to as the Pentateuch), books of history, books of poetry and books of prophecy. Of the five books of poetry — Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs — the last three are written by none other than King Solomon.
God's Word is a treasure trove of unlikely heroes. Throughout the Bible's extensive roster of characters, some of the fiercest titans of faith and most compassionate proclaimers of truth were also, upon closer examination, the most obstinate, reluctant and egotistical people you could ever dream of meeting. God has always chosen surprisingly unexpected vessels to carry out his will; he turns even their biggest shortcomings and failures into beautiful depictions of what it means to be a flawed human serving a flawless God.
Recent studies have shown older adults are more victimized by fraudsters. At Cambridge Court, we strive to support the physical, mental and financial well-being of our residents by informing them about scams that may seek to target them.The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports that financial schemes are becoming an increasingly common issue among adults aged 65+. According to Consumer Affairs, older adults are scammed out of an annual total of $3 billion. This equates to an average loss of $34,200 per victim. Even if you’ve been fortunate enough to not have been personally affected by fraudulent online activity, it’s likely you’re close to someone who has been. Read on to learn more about the most common types of scams among this demographic and what you can do to prevent becoming a victim.
Knowing how to spot shingles symptoms and what to do if you develop the condition is essential for protecting your health, especially as an older adult. Seeking medical advice as soon as you suspect you have shingles could reduce the chances of severe illness and complications. Below, you can find out what shingles is, how it affects seniors and what to do when you notice shingles symptoms.
Maybe you have days you don’t feel (or even act) as spiritual as you’d like to be. It’s only human to get tired or discouraged from time to time. However, no amount of off days or dampened spirits can change the fact that God longs to be at your side — and to have you at His. Your relationship with Christ is just like any other relationship; the more time, care and effort you invest into it, the deeper and closer the relationship will get.
Occasional bouts of loneliness and feelings of isolation are a natural part of life and a common challenge that arises with aging. In fact, experiencing lonesomeness as you get older is completely understandable. Perhaps members of your immediate family leave town and move away, or close lifelong friends pass on. Feelings of forlornness are a normal reaction to circumstances such as these, but you don’t have to let loneliness become so pervasive that it begins to consume your daily life. There are many things you can do to keep feelings of social rejection and isolation at bay and keep your life fulfilling as you age. Take a look at some ways to reduce loneliness in yourself and help others experiencing it as well.
It's getting close to tax season again, and if you're an older adult who still has to report an income to the Internal Revenue Service or owns property in Colorado, you might wonder if there are ways to save on your tax bill this year. Taxes can be complicated, and that doesn't change with retirement. If you're not sure if you need to file taxes or what credits and deductions you can claim, it may be a good idea to consult with a tax professional. You might also use tax preparation software that walks you through the process and asks questions to help determine whether you should claim certain expenses. Make sure you're prepared for tax season this year by starting with some basic information about common deductions, credits and exemptions for seniors in Colorado below.