The following is republished with permission from the Masterpiece Living Mosaic. To learn more about Masterpiece Living at Presbyterian Senior Living, click here. "Merry Stressmas!” It should come as no surprise to learn that the holiday season (November through December) is often considered the sixth most stressful life event. Of people surveyed in a national study, 65% admitted to being anxious during the holidays, and 45% would rather skip it altogether. What can we do when the “most wonderful time of the year” is anything but? Brain expert, Dr. Rob Winningham, weighs in with some valuable tips for staying calm during the busy season and preserving memories in the process.
The following article originally appeared in the Huntingdon Daily News, written by April Feagley:
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The buzz at Kirkland Village a Presbyterian Senior Living continuing care retirement community, is only now starting to calm after Kirkland's first ever Collection Show. The show was an opportunity for seniors living at the CCRC to display collections that are near and dear to them. Staff at Kirkland Village say it was a great success.
Seniors and children may be at opposite ends of the age spectrum, but they still have plenty in common. Not only that, but an abundance of evidence points to the profound mutual benefits of intergenerational interactions between these two groups. Let’s take a closer look at the advantages of promoting relationships between children and seniors, along with highlighting how Presbyterian Senior Living is bridging the generation gap.
At Green Ridge Village, a Presbyterian Senior Living community, we are committed to giving residents an abundance of interesting experiences. An example of this is Masterpiece Living Week, which was a travel themed week hosted throughout the community in May, complete with a passport showcasing the many “destinations” that residents experienced throughout the week. Read below to learn what seniors enjoyed during this weeklong adventure:
Kirkland Village participated in National Humor Month by hosting "Humorcon", which had the senior audience cracking up at the stand-up comedy routines of their fellow residents. Laughter is an important part of living, no matter what the age. When younger, it's a sign of happiness and enjoying life. Laughing helps us get through the hard spots in life by laughing at ourselves instead of taking everything so seriously. But as we get older, the act of laughing helps reduce stress, can help in coping as well as healing and relieving symptoms of certain diseases.