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Books Popular With Seniors

Books Popular With Seniors

Here are some books that are popular with seniors according to Goodreads

If you’re looking for the very best assisted living in Phoenix; SLS Communities can help!  We have 5 locations in the Phoenix Valley that seniors and their families can choose from. With great amenities such as meticulously manicured landscaping, swimming pools, theater rooms, on-site salons, and much more! SLS Communities delivers today’s seniors the very best assisted living care services in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

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New Years Resolutions For Seniors

New Years Resolutions For Seniors

Happy New Year from all of us. New years resolutions are not just for young people. Check out these resolutions everyone (but especially seniors) can benefit from!

  • Seniors need at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night and should avoid napping in the daytime.
  • Around twenty percent of seniors suffer from anxiety or depression. Some symptoms can include tiredness, lingering sadness, not enjoying activities you used too and a lor of appetitie. You may also want to spend more time alone, be more irritable and find sleeping more difficult. If any of these last longer than two weeks, speak to a fmaily member or healthcare provider.
  • Quitting smoking will more than half your chances of getting heart disease. it wil lallow you to breate easier, sleep better and have more energy. Remember it can often take four or five attempts. But never give up!
  • Engage your mind more by playing games like Sodoku or crossword puzzles. Read more or join a discussion group.
  • Make sure you are doing all you can do to guard against falling over. Working out with an elastic band and/or walking more can greatly benefit your health as well as your strength and balance.
  • Keep an eye on your alcohol habits and consider drinking smaller glasses of your favorite tipple. Remember, it is advisable not to have more than 14 alcoholic drinks per week for men and 7 alcoholic drinks for women.
  • Ensure you regularly see your medical providers for routine screeningsand follow up visits with any specialists. understand the medications you are taking what what effect they have on you.
  • See if your insurance plan has a silver sneakers program that can get you into exercise classes that can help improive every physical aspect of your life as well as improving your mental health!
  • It may be time to start taking a multivitamin. Your healthcare provider can advise you which one would be best to get the most out of life.

If you’re looking for the very best assisted living in Phoenix; SLS Communities can help!  We have 5 locations in the Phoenix Valley that seniors and their families can choose from. With great amenities such as meticulously manicured landscaping, swimming pools, theater rooms, on-site salons, and much more! SLS Communities delivers today’s seniors the very best assisted living care services in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

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For more information about assisted living and senior living services please call 480-348-0300.

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Christmas Ideas In Assisted Living

Christmas Ideas In Assisted Living

Have a senior friend or family member in assisted living. here are some ideas to celebrate Christmas with them!

  • From classics like It’s a Wonderful LifeMiracle on 34th Street and White Christmas to more contemporary favorites like The Santa ClauseElf, and Scrooged, there are near-endless movies to choose from when it comes to planning a day or night of film viewing fun.
  • Many seniors enjoy arts and crafts, and there’s no better time todo this than during the holidays. Host a class or workshop on wreath-making, gift-wrapping, gingerbread house-making or an alternate holiday-themed activity.
  • While their physical and financial capabilities may have changed, many older adults still enjoy shopping for gifts for the special people in their lives. For residents who are mobile, a group trip to the local shopping mall can be a fun and fulfilling outlet. But even residents who aren’t up for venturing off-premises can still get in on the shopping action thanks to the internet and some assistance from caregivers, if necessary. Some assisted living communities even host their own holiday stores offering residents the experience of shopping without the hassle of dealing with crowds and long lines.
  • Many older adults feel isolated from friends and family members during the holiday. Prevent this situation by welcoming loved ones to join in the fun whenever possible. Family members can help with everything from decorating common spaces to sharing in special meals.
  • Encourage seniors to don Santa hats and Christmas sweaters while coming together for a holiday-themed sing-along featuring everything from cheerful ditties like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” to nostalgic oldies-but-goodies like, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” Hand out the lyrics so everyone can sing along — even if they’ve forgotten the words.
  • Even the most “bah humbug”-inclined seniors will be unable to resist the mood-boosting impact of Christmas music. Spinning holiday tunes in the dining hall and other communal spaces is a simple way to lift spirits while also promoting a sense of community among residents.
  • Who doesn’t love a beautifully decorate mantle or sparkling string of twinkle lights? Just because older adults may no longer be living independently doesn’t mean they can’t benefit from some holiday cheer in the form of Christmas decorations. Small artificial trees, sprigs of mistletoe, and stockings are just a few of the way to dress up senior living spaces for the holidays.

If you’re looking for the very best assisted living in Phoenix; SLS Communities can help!  We have 5 locations in the Phoenix Valley that seniors and their families can choose from. With great amenities such as meticulously manicured landscaping, swimming pools, theater rooms, on-site salons, and much more! SLS Communities delivers today’s seniors the very best assisted living care services in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

Check out our locations below

For more information about assisted living and senior living services please call 480-348-0300.

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Great Jokes For Seniors

Great Jokes For Seniors

Have a senior friend or family member and want to make them laugh? Tell them one of these rib ticklers!

The local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old lady because she had just gotten married for the fourth time. The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 80, and then about her new husband’s occupation.. “He’s a funeral director,” she answered. “Interesting,” the newsman thought… He then asked her if she wouldn’t mind telling him a little about her first three husbands and what they did for a living. She paused for a few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years. After a short time, a smile came to her face and she answered proudly, explaining that she had first married a banker when she was in her 20’s, then a circus ringmaster when in her 40’s, and a preacher when in her 60’s, and now – in her 80’s – a funeral director. The interviewer looked at her, quite astonished, and asked why she had married four men with such diverse careers. The local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old lady because she had just gotten married for the fourth time. The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 80, and then about her new husband’s occupation.. “He’s a funeral director,” she answered. “Interesting,” the newsman thought… He then asked her if she wouldn’t mind telling him a little about her first three husbands and what they did for a living. She paused for a few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years. After a short time, a smile came to her face and she answered proudly, explaining that she had first married a banker when she was in her 20’s, then a circus ringmaster when in her 40’s, and a preacher when in her 60’s, and now – in her 80’s – a funeral director. The interviewer looked at her, quite astonished, and asked why she had married four men with such diverse careers. – She smiled and explained, “I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go.”

A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything. They had talked about everything. They had kept no secrets from each other, except that the little old woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about. For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day, the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover. In trying to sort out their affairs, the little old man took down the shoe box and took it to his wife’s bedside. She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box. When he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of money totaling $95,000. He asked her about the contents. “When we were to be married,” she said, “my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doll.” The little old man was so moved; he had to fight back tears. Only two precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him two times in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with happiness. “Honey,” he said, “that explains the dolls, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?” “Oh,” she said. “That’s the money I made from selling the dolls.”

Last year, I replaced all the windows in my house with those expensive double pane energy efficient kind. But this week, I got a call from the contractor complaining that his work had been completed a whole year and I had yet to pay for them. Boy, oh boy, did we go around! Just because I’m blonde doesn’t mean that I am automatically stupid. So, I proceeded to tell him just what his fast-talking sales guy had told me last year. He said that in one year, the windows would pay for themselves. There was silence on the other end of the line, so I just hung up, and he hasn’t called back. Guess he was embarrassed.

A wife was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her husband. Suddenly, her husband burst into the kitchen. ‘Careful,’ he said, ‘CAREFUL! Put in some more butter! Oh my gosh! You’re cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter. Oh my gosh! WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER? They’re going to STICK! Careful. CAREFUL! I said be CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when you’re cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you CRAZY? Have you LOST your mind? Don’t forget to salt them. You know you always forget to salt them. Use the salt. USE THE SALT! THE SALT!’ The wife stared at him. ‘What in the world is wrong with you? You think I don’t know how to fry a couple of eggs?’ The husband calmly replied, ‘I just wanted to show you what it feels like when I’m driving.’

A guy is reading his paper when his wife walks up behind him and smacks andim on the back of the head with a frying pan. He asks, “What was that for?” She says, “I found a piece of paper in your pocket with ‘Betty Sue’ written on it.” He says, “Jeez, honey, remember last week when I went to the track? ‘Betty Sue’ was the name of the horse I went there to bet on.” She shrugs and walks away. Three days later he’s reading his paper when she walks up behind him and smacks him on the back of the head again with the frying pan. He asks, “What was that for?” She answers, “Your horse called.”

An out-of-towner drove his car into a ditch in a desolated area. Luckily, a local farmer came to help with his big strong horse named Buddy. He hitched Buddy up to the car and yelled, “Pull, Nellie, pull!” Buddy didn’t move. Then the farmer hollered, “Pull, Buster, pull!” Buddy didn’t respond. Once more the farmer commanded, “Pull, Coco, pull!” Nothing. Then the farmer nonchalantly said, “Pull, Buddy, pull!” And the horse easily dragged the car out of the ditch. The motorist was most appreciative and very curious. He asked the farmer why he called his horse by the wrong name three times. The farmer said, “Oh, Buddy is blind and if he thought he was the only one pulling, he wouldn’t even try!”

I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor’s permission to join a fitness club and start exercising…. I decided to take and aerobics class for seniors. I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour. But, by the time I got my leotards on, the class was over.

 A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon. As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird’s chest. After a moment or two, the vet shook his head and sadly said, “I’m sorry, your duck, Cuddles, has   passed away.” The distressed woman wailed, “Are you sure?”   “Yes, I am sure. Your duck is dead,” replied the vet. “How can you be so sure?” she protested. “I mean you haven’t done any testing on him or anything. He might just be in a coma or something.” The vet rolled his eyes, turned around and left the room. He returned a few minutes later with a black Labrador Retriever. As the duck’s owner looked on in amazement, the dog stood on his hind legs, put his front paws on the examination table and sniffed the duck from top to bottom. He then looked up at the vet with sad eyes and shook his head. The vet patted the dog on the head and took it out of the room. A few minutes later he returned with a cat. The cat jumped on the table and also delicately sniffed the bird from head to foot. The cat sat back on its haunches, shook its head, meowed softly and strolled out of the room. The vet looked at the woman and said, “I’m sorry, but as I said, this is most definitely, 100% certifiably, a dead duck.” The vet turned to his computer terminal, hit a few keys and produced a bill, which he handed to the woman.. The duck’s owner, still in shock, took the bill. “$150!” she cried, “$150 just to tell me my duck is dead!” The vet shrugged, “I’m sorry. If you had just taken my word for it, the bill would have been $20, but with the Lab Report and the Cat Scan, it’s now $150.”

A man is dining in a fancy restaurant and there is a gorgeous redhead sitting at the next table. He has been checking her out since he sat down, but lacks the nerve to talk with her. Suddenly she sneezes, and her glass eye comes flying out of its socket towards the man. He reflexively reaches out, grabs it out of the air, and hands it back. Oh my, I am so sorry, ” the woman says as she pops her eye back in place. “Let me buy your dinner to make it up to you, ” she says. They enjoy a wonderful dinner together, and afterwards they go to the theater followed by drinks. They talk, they laugh, she shares her deepest dreams and he shares his. She listens. After paying for everything, she asks him if he would like to come to her place for a nightcap and stay for breakfast. They had a wonderful, wonderful time. The next morning, she cooks a gourmet meal with all the trimmings. The guy is amazed! ! Everything had been SO incredible! !! ! “You know, ” he said, “you are the perfect woman. Are you this nice to every guy you meet? ” “No, ” she replies… “”You just happened to catch my eye.”

Hospital regulations require a wheelchair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student  nurse, I found one elderly gentleman–already dressed and sitting on the bed with a  suitcase at his feet–who insisted he didn’t need my help to leave the  hospital. After a chat about rules being rules, he  reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator.  On the way down I asked him if his  wife was meeting him. “I don’t know,” he said.  “She’s still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown.”

A middle aged woman had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. While on the operating table, she had a near death experience. Seeing God, she asked, “Is my time up?” God said, “No, you have another 43 years, 2 months and 8 days to live.” Upon recovery, the woman decided to stay in the hospital and have a face lift, liposuction and tummy tuck. Since she had so much more time to live, she figured she might as well look even nicer.After her last operation, she was released from the hospital. While crossing the street on her way home, she was hit and killed by an ambulance. Arriving in front of God, she demanded, “I thought you said I had another 40 plus years? Why didn’t you pull me out of the path of the ambulance!?” God replied, “My child, I am sorry, I didn’t even recognize you!

An elderly gent was invited to his old friends’ home for dinner one evening. He was impressed by the way his buddy preceded every request to his with endearing terms-Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart, Pumpkin, etc. The couple had been married almost 70 years, and clearly they were still very  much in love. While the wife was in the kitchen, the man leaned over and said to his host, “I think it’s wonderful that, after all these years, you still call your wife those loving pet names. “The old many hung his head. “I have to tell you the truth,” he said, “I forgot her name about 10 years ago.”

If you’re looking for the very best assisted living in Phoenix; SLS Communities can help!  We have 5 locations in the Phoenix Valley that seniors and their families can choose from. With great amenities such as meticulously manicured landscaping, swimming pools, theater rooms, on-site salons, and much more! SLS Communities delivers today’s seniors the very best assisted living care services in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

Check out our locations below

For more information about assisted living and senior living services please call 480-348-0300.

Written by craig braddick

Christmas Quotes For Seniors

Christmas Quotes For Seniors

Here are some great christmas quotes from the past to share with older friends and family this holiday season.

  • “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” – Roy L. Smith
  • “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” – Hamilton Wright Mabie
  • “Teacher says every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.” – Zuzu Bailey, “It’s A Wonderful Life”
  • “The world has grown weary through the years, but at Christmas, it is young.” – Phillips Brooks
  • “I believe… I believe… It’s silly, but I believe.” – Susan, Miracle on 34th Street
  • “That’s what Christmas memories are made from, they’re not planned, they’re not scheduled, nobody puts them in their blackberry, they just happen.” – Deck the Halls (2006)
  • “Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance—a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.” – Augusta E. Randel
  • “Christmas now surrounds us, Happiness is everywhere. Our hands are busy with many tasks as carols fill the air.” – Shirley Sallay
  • “It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” – W.T. Ellis
  • “Christmas is forever, not for just one day. For loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away.” – Norman Wesley Brooks
  • “Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.” ― B.C. Forbes
  • “Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance — each beautiful, unique, and gone too soon.” – Deborah Whipp
  • “Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.” – Winston Churchill
  • “What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.” – Agnes M. Pahro
  • “Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” ―Peg Bracken
  • “Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever.” – Richelle E. Goodrich
  • “Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.” ― Eric Sevareid
  • “Mankind is a great, an immense family… This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.” ― Pope John XXIII
  • “Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” – Theodor Seuss Geisel, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • “Love the giver more than the gift.” – Brigham Young
  • “Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” – Dr. Suess
  • “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” – Norman Vincent Peale
  • “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” — Burton Hills
  • “Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” — Alexander Smith
  • “A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” – Benjamin Franklin
  • “Christmas, my child, is love in action.” – Dale Evans
  • “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” – Will Ferrell, Elf
  • “I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.” – Harlan Miller
  • “There’s nothing cozier than a Christmas tree all lit up.” ― Jenny Han
  • “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” – Andy Rooney
  • “Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality.” — Washington Irving
  • “Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered.” – Phyllis Diller
  • “I heard the bells on Christmas Day / Their old familiar carols play / And wild and sweet, the words repeat / Of peace on earth, good-will to men.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • “Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.” — The Polar Express
  • “At Christmas, all roads lead home.” – Marjorie Holmes
  • “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” – Charles M. Schulz
  • “I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another.” — Carrie Fisher
  • “Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day.” – Helen Steiner Rice
  • “Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.” – Margaret Thatcher
  • “Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’.” – Bing Crosby
  • “No man is a failure who has friends.” — It’s a Wonderful Life
  • “Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • “Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind.” – Mary Ellen Chase
  • “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” – Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
  • “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” – Calvin Coolidge
  • “Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” —Edna Ferber
  • “My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” – Bob Hope
  • “May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.”
  • “I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.” – Shirley Temple

If you’re looking for the very best assisted living in Phoenix; SLS Communities can help!  We have 5 locations in the Phoenix Valley that seniors and their families can choose from. With great amenities such as meticulously manicured landscaping, swimming pools, theater rooms, on-site salons, and much more! SLS Communities delivers today’s seniors the very best assisted living care services in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

Check out our locations below

For more information about assisted living and senior living services please call 480-348-0300.

Written by craig braddick

Birthday Quotes For Seniors

Birthday Quotes For Seniors

Here are some great birthday quotes to share with older friends and family members to help them celebrate their special day. Find some special words to make them smile, maybe a quote from a well known person and more, all to say “Happy Birthday!”

  • “Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.” – Anon
  • “Life really does begin at forty. Up until then, you are just doing research.” – Carl Jung
  • “Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard, there is nothing you can do about it.” – Golda Meir
  • “Birthdays mean going through another year of one’s life. It means growing another year older. For me, human birth is the purpose of Gods realization. A birthday simply means another year to complete that goal that we were sent to achieve.” – Mr. Benjamin
  • “If every year is a marble, how many marbles do you have left? How many sunrises, how many opportunities to rise to the full stature of your being?” – Joy Page
  • “The years are ticking away, so let this birthday be the day that you set your goals to accomplish the things you are currently only dreaming about for your life! – Catherine Pulsifer
  • “Have you ever considered that your birthday is truly a day of celebration? A day to recognize the special gift we all received on the day you were born; the gift of you. You are appreciated, you are loved. As another year begins for you may you be filled with the thoughts of how special you are to all of us! Thank you for sharing your life with us.” – Robert Rivers
  • “We turn not older with years, but newer every day.” – Emily Dickinson
  • “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw
  • “Each year as our birthday comes, our thoughts and beliefs may change a bit from year to year. But believe our wish for you is always the same, may you find happiness and blessings all of your days!” – Catherine Pulsifer
  • “Birthdays come but once a year, celebrate and be of good cheer.” – Robert Rivers
  • “Birthdays are among the most awaited day for children since it evokes fun and games that they can enjoy with their family and friends.” – Hal Jordan, Birthday Party Ideas and Party Supplies on a Budget
  • “Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.” – Jean Paul Richter
  • “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” – Lucile Ball
  • “Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.” – Francis Bacon
  • “A child whose birthday is coming up is so excited, they count down the days. But as we get older we seem to lose the excitement. We need to rethink and be happy we have reached another birthday.” – Theodore W. Higginsworth
  • “Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” – Franz Kafka
  • “Happiness may come from some achievement, whether big or small, a sense of self-empowerment at work or in a social setting or a pleasant gesture like a birthday surprise from family and friends.” – Amit Ahlawat, Seven Ways To Sustained Happiness
  • “A milestone birthday usually means taking the time to consider your life, your goals and what you have accomplished or not accomplished in your life up to this point.” – Jenny Mays
  • “A birthday is the anniversary of your birth. It’s the time most of us reflect over the past year and what we hope for in the coming year.” – Claudia T Hudson
  • “A birthday is not a day to fear. It is a day to celebrate and look forward to the coming year.” – Byron Pulsifer
  • “To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent – that is to triumph over old age.” – Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • “The way I see it, you should live everyday like its your birthday.” –  Paris Hilton
  • “May you receive many gifts, and may your day be joyous, and best of all may you be surrounded by family and friends. May all you wish for come true.” – Theodore W. Higginsworth
  • “Birthdays are inevitable, beautiful and very particular moments in our lives! Moments that bring precious memories back, celebrate the present times and give hope for the future.” – Bsbr Arish, Birthday wishes
  • “A birthday is a day that brings
    Much celebration and so we sing,
    A very Happy Birthday to You
    Our life would not be complete without You.”
    – Catherine Pulsifer
  • “New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.” – Charles Lamb
  • “You are a very special person to us and on this day you were born we are remind of the unique and wonderful person that you are. Believe in yourself, be all that you were born to be!” – Kate Summers
  • “Just remember, once you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.” – Charles Schulz
  • “How you celebrate your partner’s birthday will tell them a lot about what they mean to you, and how important the relationship is to you.” –  Denise Brienne, 250 Romantic Ideas For Couples: Volume 1
  • “Live everyday like your birthday and drive your life with all varieties of appreciation. A life live with thanksgiving every day is never tired of being lived again and again!” – Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365
  • “Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again.” –  Menachem Mendel Schneerson
  • “A birthday is just another day where you go to work and people give you love. Age is just a state of mind, and you are as old as you think you are. You have to count your blessings and be happy.” – Abhishek Bachchan
  • “The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.” – Oscar Wilde
  • “You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.” –  John Mason
  • “There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.” – William Barclay
  • “Today you have added another candle of knowledge and wisdom to your life. May it give you the power to enlighten the whole world. On your birthday, I wish you joy and happiness.” – Debasish Mridha
  • “You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.” – Woody Allen
  • “In other words, live vicariously, beautifully, and excitingly, discover, love, dare and act as there is nothing to lose.” – Andy Hertz, Life, The Best Birthday Gift
  • “Today is the oldest you have been, and the youngest you will ever be. Make the most of it!” –  Nicky Gumbel
  • “I am long on ideas, but short on time. I expect to live to be only about a hundred.” – Thomas Edison
  • I believe that no matter what condition you are in when someone close to your heart remembers your birthday and wishes you a happy birthday, you feel happy. – A. Singla
  • “Don’t just count your years, make your years count.” – George Meredith
  • “A birthday is like a new year and my wish for you, is a great year full of happiness and sunshine!” – Catherine Pulsifer
  • “Don’t regret another birthday, the good news is that you are alive and can celebrate it.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  • The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. – Oprah Winfrey

If you’re looking for the very best assisted living in Phoenix; SLS Communities can help!  We have 5 locations in the Phoenix Valley that seniors and their families can choose from. With great amenities such as meticulously manicured landscaping, swimming pools, theater rooms, on-site salons, and much more! SLS Communities delivers today’s seniors the very best assisted living care services in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

Check out our locations below

For more information about assisted living and senior living services please call 480-348-0300.

National Senior Games Association
Written by craig braddick

National Senior Games Association

 

If you enjoyed playing sports as a professional or amateur in your younger days, there is no reason you cannot continue to enjoy some form of sport as a senior. To that end, the National Senior Games Association hosts bi-annual games in the United States, welcoming all seniors to as the Olmpic motto has it: “Citius, Altius, Fortius” “Swifter, Higher, Stronger.” Read on to learn more.

Currently, the National Senior Games Association offers the following sports:

  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Horseshoes
  • Pickleball
  • Power Walk
  • Race Walk
  • Rqcquetball
  • Road Race
  • Shuffleboard
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Triathlon and Tri Relay
  • Volleyball

Qualifiers for the games are held all over the country, You can check out locations near you, here.

To qualify for the 2021 National Senior Games, an athlete must be at least 50 years old by December 31, 2020.

It is important to be aware of the ruels for events and you can read up on them here.

If you are not able to qualify, the national Senior Games always enjoys having volunteers to help the games run smoothly and you can read more about those opportunities here.

You can learn more about the National Senior Games Association, here.

Written by craig braddick

New Grandparents Quotes

New Grandparents Quotes

Do you have friends or loved ones about to become grandparents for the first time and are looking for something witty and/or meaningful to say or write to them? Read on for some ideas as you celebrate this milestone in their lives.

For New Grandparents

  • Enjoy your grand-bundle-of-joy!
  • I know you will be a great grandparent.
  • I’m wishing your new addition to the family much love and happiness.
  • I don’t know who is luckier, you for having a new little grandchild, or your grandchild for having you as grandparents.
  • I know you’ll try to spoil your grandchild so much!
  • You have a new bundle of joy, whom I am sure you will thoroughly enjoy!
  • May your new grandchild provide you with hugs, love, smiles, and much joy.
  • Now you can give your grandchild candy and toys that make a lot of noise. It’s payback time!
  • Every step and event in your life has been leading up to your most important role and calling, being a grandparent!

Quotes About Grandchildren

  • “Grandparents, so easy to operate, even a child can do it.” —Author Unknown
  • “A grandchild fills the empty space in your heart that you never knew you had.” —Author Unknown
  • “The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy.” —Sam Levenson
  • “Grandchildren are the gifts of yesterday, the pride of today, and the joy of tomorrow.” —Author Unknown
  • “If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I’d have had them first.” —Lois Wyse
  • “Grandchildren are God’s way of compensating us for growing old.” —Mary H. Waldrip
  • “Grandchildren: the only people who can get more out of you than the IRS.” —Gene Perret
  • “My grandfather is great. He’s a great grandfather.” —Chico Marx

Original Phrases

  • Grandchildren are a blessing to grandparents just as grandparents are a blessing to grandchildren.
  • Grandchildren are the reward for those who have labored as parents.
  • Grandparents are parents with more experience.
  • A small grandchild is always big enough to fill a grandparent’s entire world with joy!
  • Grandchildren are made to be spoiled by grandparents.
  • Studies show that people who have at least one grandchild are much happier than people who have none.
  • No one can spoil you like a grandma!
  • Grandparents are prone to being wrapped around tiny fingers.
  • Being a grandparent means spoiling the grandchildren and sending them home with noisy toys and a sugar high.
  • Grandmothers are the best type of mothers (or grandfathers are the best type of fathers).
  • Except for their grandchildren, grandparents are the most blessed people in the world.
  • Every moment with your grandchild is a blessing. Enjoy all the little things.

Find Quality Assisted Living Care With SLS Communities

If you’re looking for the very best assisted living in Phoenix; SLS Communities can help!  We have 5 locations in the Phoenix Valley that seniors and their families can choose from. With great amenities such as meticulously manicured landscaping, swimming pools, theater rooms, on-site salons, and much more! SLS Communities delivers today’s seniors the very best assisted living care services in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

Check out our locations below

For more information about assisted living and senior living services please call 480-348-0300.

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Pets In Assisted Living

Moving from your home to assisted living can be overwhelming especially if you are going to lose your beloved pet. But some assisted living facilities are pet friendly. There may be some restrictions as to the kind of pet, the size and the number of pets, so read on to learn more.

Pet Ownership Benefits For Seniors

It is a fact pets are good the emotional and physical wellbeing of a senior. it helps them to live longer, happier and healthier. Pets give seniors a further sense of purpose, helps them retain an active lifestyle and has proven social benefits. Other pet ownership benefits include:

  • Stress reduction
  • Depression reduction
  • Greater spontaneity
  • Mental stimulation
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Decreases loneliness
  • Increased learning
  • Higher survival rate following a heart attack
  • Higher spirits for those with a memory impairment
  • Better self-esteem

Pet Friendly Senior Housing

As of the fall of 2017, 78% of senior communities welcomed pets and that number is increasing for assisted living communities as well. More senior comunities and assisted living facilities are realizing pet ownership is important and some even have “community” cats and dogs and even pet chickens! Some are even starting to offer grooming anda pet care among its extra services. However there may be weight limits for your pet and a maximum number of pets allowed as wel las a fee or additional deposit.

Pet-Friendly Community Questions

  • What are current ruels regarding pets?
  • Is there a safe area to take your dog or cat for a walk?
  • Is there a place for your pet to do its business?
  • Is the pet area well-lit at night?
  • How much of a deposit or fee is required upon move-in?
  • Are the rooms in your unit large enough for a pet?

Find Quality Assisted Living Care With SLS Communities

If you’re looking for the very best assisted living in Phoenix; SLS Communities can help!  We have 5 locations in the Phoenix Valley that seniors and their families can choose from. With great amenities such as meticulously manicured landscaping, swimming pools, theater rooms, on-site salons, and much more! SLS Communities delivers today’s seniors the very best assisted living care services in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

Check out our locations below

For more information about assisted living and senior living services please call 480-348-0300.

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Ten Fun Things To Do With Someone In Assisted Living

Are you searching for activities for seniors? This post should help.

1. Group Exercise Classes

Group exercises, such as yoga, Tai Chi or Feldenkrais, are social and fun ways to enhance flexibility, balance and is essential in helping prevent accident and/ or falls in seniors. Some facilities even provide chair exercise programs, and some other facilities, water exercise programs, which may appeal to seniors dealing with arthritis.

2. Walking Clubs

Walking throughout the community is an easy way for seniors to keep active, and when walking with others it’s an easy way to make friends. Some facilities can even arrange transportation so that walking club members can walk in nearby parks or designated walking areas.

3. Gardening Clubs

Gardening is an excellent way for seniors to get outdoors, stay active and socialize with others. When gardening, planting and weeding can help seniors unwind and relax; but not only that, they get to reap the benefits of their efforts: gorgeous flowers and scrumptious veggies.

4. Book Clubs

If the senior in your life is has been or is an avid reader, chances are they will love the opportunity to share their opinions about books they’ve read with other seniors. Not only do book clubs help seniors stay sharp, mentally alert and in touch with the rest of the world, they also add a huge social element.

5. Life Story Exercises

There can’t be a more substantial activity for seniors than capturing their life story, by writing them down in a journal or by collecting their pictures and keepsakes together in a scrapbook — not only does it let them keep a part of their story, they get the opportunity to look back on their own life experiences.

6. Lectures and Continuing Education Classes

Increasing one’s knowledge base is a great way for seniors to keep themselves mentally alert and involved. To help with this, some facilities offer on-site lectures or continuing educational classes while others can arrange for their residents to utilize the academic and offerings of nearby colleges or universities.

7. Art Classes

For seniors who have worked hard all of their lives just to make a living, retirement usually opens the door to newly discovered creativity. Using watercolor and acrylic painting as well as sketching and drawing are all top priorities on the list of artistic expression and making art in a group type setting can be a pleasant way to socialize with others.

8. Pottery and Ceramics Classes

Crafts such as pottery or ceramics are also usually high on the activity list of retirement facilities. Shaping wet clay allows seniors a release for their creativity and gives them inspiring hands-on learning opportunities that can be perfect for seniors that have low vision.

9. Jewelry Making

Designing and making jewelry is another enjoyable craft that can help seniors enhance their fine motor skills and gives them an outlet for their creative side – as an added bonus the seniors get the benefit of wearing, giving them as gifts, or maybe even selling the jewelry they create.

10. Music

What can be more refreshing for seniors than making or listening to music? Senior retirement communities integrate music into the lives of their residents in a lot of ways. Not only do they bring musicians in for on location concerts, and they like their seniors to make their own music by singalongs or through karaoke.

11. Music Therapy

Music has great healing power, but particularly for those who suffer from dementia. Some assisted living facilities, specifically those dedicated to memory care, hire trained musical therapists to entertain its residents and provide small-group mental stimulation. In some facilities, seniors that have a background in musicianship can even partake in to provide entertainment or music therapy for their friends, family, and neighbors.

12. Pet Therapy

Rubbing a dog’s belly typically makes a lot of us feel warm and fuzzy inside, and it’s especially comforting to those who had to give up their pets when they had to move into a retirement facility. Pet therapy plans that bring in dogs to snuggle with seniors can fill that gap.

13. Outings

Even though there is a lot to do inside a senior living facility, plenty of seniors love the chance to participate in group outings. To help with this, retirement facilities take seniors on day trips to libraries, concerts and sports events as well as arranging seasonal trips such as viewing the holiday lights prior to Christmas.

14.Wii Sports

The senior in your life may not be able to shoot a basketball anymore, but the Nintendo’s Wii allows your senior move their body instead of pushing buttons or using a joystick, is a nice alternative. There are a ton of games your sports-minded senior can play, including tennis, bowling, golf and the previously mentioned basketball.

Find Quality Senior Living SLS Communities

These are just some of the reasons people love retiring in Arizona.  Share with us the reasons you’ve loved visiting Arizona or why you love living in the state!  If your considering retiring in Arizona don’t forget to check out the senior living services we provide.  In addition to assisted living we offer independent living, memory care, and home care services in the state of Arizona.  All of our service are rendered by the highest trained and skilled senior care providers whether at one of our locations or in senior’s own homes.

Source:

Pollock, Kris. “Beyond Bingo: 14 Activities for Elderly People That Aren’t Boring.” Beyond Bingo: 14 Activities for Elderly People That Aren’t Boring, The Arbor Company, 13 Apr. 2018, blog.arborcompany.com/14-activities-for-elderly-people-that-arent-boring.

Find enjoyable activities for seniors at Desert Winds Retirement Community.

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