Healthy Aging: Tips for Seniors on How to Begin Practicing Meditation

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jun 27, 2017 11:00:41 AM

How often do you take time in your day to just sit and be present?  Even setting aside just five minutes to meditate can offer many benefits for one’s wellbeing.

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Topics: Healthy Aging Tips, Spiritual Wellbeing

Innovations in Senior Living: The Importance of Spirituality for Seniors

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jun 13, 2017 4:45:29 PM

The definition of spirituality can be expansive. At Goodman Group managed properties, we recognize the various ways individuals express faith and spirituality, and encourage residents to explore past and new experiences. We talked with Hutch Walch, National Director of Spirituality, and our Spiritual Directors more about this the Soaring program.

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Topics: Healthy Aging Tips, Spiritual Wellbeing

How Senior Living Residents Create Impact Through Volunteering

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jun 8, 2017 4:10:20 PM

“Through serving others, these acts help raise our sense of purpose and meaning,” says Hutch Walch, Director of Spirituality for The Goodman Group.

“Friendships and spirits seem to soar when our residents are volunteering and giving back.” Volunteering is mutually advantageous, offering both those serving and those being served a benefit. Residents have reported they feel happier and healthier when volunteering.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Spiritual Wellbeing

Grandma's Roundtable: Connecting Seniors with Young Adults

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jun 1, 2017 3:16:13 PM

It all started with an extended conversation between Gretta Freeman and her 18-year-old granddaughter, Jenny. She was about to leave home for college and filled with the excitement of new experiences, friends, and learning. She was also uncertain about leaving behind friends and family, meeting the challenges of a higher education, and “about a million and ten thoughts and emotions I couldn’t begin to articulate,” as she later wrote. But the conversations she had with her grandma Gretta put those concerns to rest. As Jenny put it, “by talking through things with grandma, I went to college more relaxed, more focused on what I wanted, and above all, more confident that I would be OK.”

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Spiritual Wellbeing

Spiritual Care at The Goodman Group [VIDEO]

Posted by Hutch Walch on Apr 20, 2017 1:34:19 PM

Spiritual Directors and Chaplains work to nurture and develop the spiritual needs of our residents. It's our goal to provide compassionate care and relevant, life-enriching experiences.

As the 76-million person baby boomer generation crosses the over-65 threshold, many of our aging loved ones may feel alone in the crowd. One of the primary reasons for this is that social contact tends to decrease as one ages for a variety of reasons, including retirement, the death of friends and family, or lack of mobility. Many may discover themselves searching for renewed purposes.

Hutch Walch, our Director of Spirituality, is excited about the possibilities.

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Topics: Videos, Spiritual Wellbeing