Have you ever had your keys one moment, only to misplace them the next? “I had them just a minute ago!” Have you struggled to remember what’s-his-name? “Oh, come on, it’s on the tip of my tongue!” Most people have experienced those slips of memory and absentminded moments, and not just in their senior years. … Continue reading Help for “mature” brains: from practical tips to memory support
Jack and Jim Forsha now live at Brethren Village Retirement Community with their wives, Billie and Jean. Remarkably, their individual paths through life have been strikingly similar, with one rarely making a major decision without the other one. It’s who they are, it’s what they know, and neither of them would have it any other way.
As we age, we may experience some degree of change in our memory. That’s common and isn’t necessarily cause for concern. It’s part of the aging process, and we learn to adapt to and accommodate these changes—and even make light of them in conversation with friends.
Rehabilitation services assist older adults in improving their quality of life by helping them recover from the effects of injury, illness or surgery and regain their independence. Rehabilitation is focused on making the daily activities of life easier—getting out of bed, bathing, walking, going up and down stairs, and shopping. “Rehab” can have significant value as part of an ongoing wellness program as well.
We often hear from seniors and their families that they feel relieved following the move to a personal care residence at our continuing care retirement community (CCRC). We get comments like “I’ll never have to move again,” “This feels like home” and “Everything I need is right here.”
The comedian George Burns practiced what he preached when he said, “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” At the age of 96, he signed a lifetime contract to perform stand-up comedy at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. While few of us are as funny as Burns was, or would … Continue reading Retirees find joy and meaning at vibrant senior living communities