There’s something about the tangible feel of a book in your hands that drives many people to buy or collect paperbacks and hardbacks. But that feeling comes at a cost: the need for space. One book is compact enough, but when you have physical copies of your entire to-be-read list, it starts to add up. With an e-reader, you get the same joy of reading, but you can keep all your books on a device that's only a little bigger than your phone. This can be a great advantage for avid readers who are downsizing into an assisted living community.
At Cambridge Court in Kearney, Nebraska, we believe it's important for seniors to know about the latest trends in health and medicine. Although addiction is typically thought of as a problem that affects young and middle-aged adults, it's actually a major concern for older Americans, with the National Institute on Drug Abuse reporting that nearly 1 million adults aged 65 and older were living with a substance use disorder in 2018. Once you understand the scope of the problem, you can start taking steps to reduce your risk.
Mental well-being is important at all ages. This is especially true during major lifestyle shifts, such as those that can happen during retirement. One of the most important things to know about mental health is that the more open you are about your struggles with your providers, friends and family, the more they can help you overcome these obstacles. If you feel you are dealing with psychological health issues, let the caring staff at Cambridge Court assisted living community know what you're going through. Or, if you're not yet a resident of the vibrant community, reach out to someone you trust or your own doctor.
Fingernails, eyes, and hair represent more than just window dressing for the body. They are sometimes important markers of senior health, indicating the presence of potential issues that may not have manifested in other ways. Find out more about what your nails, eyes, and hair can tell you below, but remember that this isn't medical advice. If you have any concerns, make sure to see your medical provider or reach out to the staff at the assisted living community for help.
According to the NAMM Foundation, music has numerous cognitive and wellness benefits for older adults. Studies have shown that playing or listening to music stimulates certain parts of the brain, and that can help maintain or even build on cognitive functions including focus and memory. Plus, music can simply be enjoyable. It's a great way to worship, set your mood or simply create a lovely ambience in your assisted living apartment. Check out these ways you can enjoy music in your assisted living apartment or other small space.
Cambridge Court assisted living community in Kearney, NE, offers residents a variety of on-site services and lots of community fun. Among the many lifestyle amenities available, Cambridge Court schedules transportation to appointments, shopping and cultural events around the local area. But if you're looking to better enjoy your time indoors, why not get a few close friends together for a game night in your assisted living apartment or one of the common areas? Games are a great way to create your own fun if you've been stuck at home a lot during the winter or any other time. Here are seven games to try out.
The human body needs sugar to survive. Your brain actually uses sugar to perform all of its operations, such as remembering, learning and contemplating, so you literally can’t even think without the sweet stuff.The amount of sugar you take in and where it comes from can be a problem, though, and for many people, it's all about moderation. At Cambridge Court in Kearney, NE, we want to help seniors be healthy, and the caring staff are on hand to answer questions, help with diet plans and assist with anything else you need. You can also find out more about moderating sugar in your diet below.
Kierkegaard once said, “Boredom is the root of all evil — the despairing refusal to be oneself.” Even if you don’t share his radical and romanticized dislike of boredom, everyone can probably agree that being bored is, at the very least, super annoying. In extremes, this frustrating mental state can lead to — or be a sign of — mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Luckily, boredom can be easy to cure: All you need to do is discover the amazing and exciting possibilities all around you. At Cambridge Court, we want life to continue being adventurous (and not boring) for our residents, so here are five ways to cure boredom on the spot.
The floor plans at Cambridge Court offer 347 or 453 square feet of living space. While that might seem small if you’re moving from a larger family home, the intelligent floor plans ensure you have plenty of room for a bedroom, living area, kitchenette, bathroom and closet. And don’t forget that you’re able to spread out and spend time enjoying common areas, dining areas, and other amenities throughout the community.
For people of all ages, September often brings back-to-school vibes. Even if you're long out of school, when the weather starts to cool and the very first hints of fall arrive, you may foster memories of new shoes, new school supplies, and returning to the hustle of studies and school friendships.Even in 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic has set school districts scrambling for safe ways to open, you may have seen signs of this back-to-school season. Grandchildren or others in your life may have r...