Advent this year starts on Sunday, November 29 and runs through Thursday December 24. While we have more than a month to go before Advent even starts, the end of October and throughout November are great times to plan ahead for this season. For seniors of faith in an assisted living community, Advent may bring numerous desires and wishes. If this is your first year in your assisted living apartment, you might be longing for Advent traditions from past years. And with COVID-19 constantly changing the landscape of what people are willing and can safely do together, some traditions you were hoping to engage in this season may be off the table or altered. But that doesn’t mean Advent can’t be a special and enjoyable time. Here are some tips for celebrating Advent in your assisted living apartment and community with some options that you can start preparing today.
At Autumn View Gardens in Creve Coeur, we work with residents in our memory care level of service to promote cognitive function and provide stimulating activities and social opportunities. These are important to helping individuals with dementia and other cognitive concerns maintain what memory and function they have.But stimulating activities also serve a number of other purposes. They help ensure someone stays as mobile as possible to protect other functions in their body.
You might have heard your children or grandchildren talking about Spotify, or maybe a music-loving neighbor at the Autumn View Gardens assisted living community in Creve Coeur recommended this app to you. Perhaps you�re just considering a move into an assisted living community, and you�re worried about how your music collection might fit into your new space. Spotify could be an answer.Find out more about this app below and why seniors who love music and podcasts might want to incorporate it into...
You probably know that regular movement and exercise is important to health. This is true for people of all ages, but for older adults the benefits can be critical to living a vibrant life. Minding your physical body, no matter where you are in your life journey, can help you maximize your strength, mobility, balance and other functions.Increasing all those things helps ensure you can live as independently as possible in your assisted living apartment.
The media landscape of today is constantly changing and offering new ways to connect with content that matters to you. While our Autumn View Gardens assisted living community in Creve Coeur provides no shortage of stimulating events, no doubt there will be quiet times when you'll want some listening material to inspire, inform or entertain you. One great way of accessing that kind of material is known as the podcast.
Headphones can be extremely helpful for seniors who want to enjoy their favorite music, movies or audiobooks. After all, a quality pair of headphones can help you focus on the sounds you want to hear and drown out the sounds you don't. And for seniors who may experiencing hearing loss, headphones make it easier to hear whatever they're listening to.
We understand seniors have diverse dietary needs and preferences, which is why we offer numerous dining options at Autumn View Gardens. Throughout the day, Creve Coeur seniors savor restaurant-style meals, including delicious made-from-scratch meals and refreshing beverages. Residents can also gather in our cozy country kitchen for cooking classes or family meals.
If you're an avid — or even periodic — reader, you might have noticed something about tangible books. Their prices have really increased in the past decade. Even a paperback can run you $15.99, and hardbacks are $30 or more. You can still find great deals on new books at outlets stores and bargain bins, and thrift stores are an ideal place to score books for under a few bucks. But another option for seniors who want to feed their reading habit without worrying their wallets is ebooks.
Choosing to retire to an assisted living community can often be a solid financial decision for seniors. While you do pay to live in a community such as Autumn View Gardens, the price of residence comes with a wide range of benefits, including a safe and secure place to live, meals, housekeeping and a schedule full of activities. Our assisted living community also offers a number of benefits related to health and wellness, including care plans, 24-hour trained team members, medication management, health assessments and onsite rehabilitation, podiatry and pharmacy services.
When you hear the term "alternative medicine" you might think of old wives tells, but alternatives to traditional western medicine are actually recognized by the medical community. Johns Hopkins notes that complementary and alternative medicines are used by around 38% of adults in the United States to help treat a wide array of conditions and problems.