Research continues to show that music can play an important role in connecting with those suffering from dementia. The Baptist Home continues to use music as a form of therapy and connection with residents. To learn more check out the resources below: Music: Bridging the Memory Gap An article in The Baptist Home newsletter about […]
Below is advice from Baptist Home residents and staff to potential residents on: “What to look for in a facility?” Staff: Observe the attitude of the staff and how they interact with residents and their families. This is especially noticeable during mealtimes. Look for a list of planned activities: Are there enough options? Are the […]
Chillicothe Campus by Becky Barton Close your eyes for just a moment and think back to the first time you heard music. How old were you? What was your favorite song? How did that song make you feel? Music has an amazing ability to transport us to a specific time and place, to evoke emotions […]
Things My Kids Need To Know A review of the essential information every parent needs to communicate to his/her adult children so the children can fulfill the biblical mandate to “Honor you father and mother.” Each participant will receive an “Important Information Workbook.” (TBH also offers a similar program for the adult children entitled “The […]
Tips for Staying Independent as We Age This conference is based on the latest research on the practices of those who are maintaining an independent lifestyle well into their late older adulthood. Participants will gain an understanding that in making the right lifestyle decisions today will enable a person to maintain maximum control of her/his […]
Reaching and Ministering with Emerging Adults Adult ministries are in transition between ministry models. This conference examines the changes that are occurring and the steps congregations are taking to more effectively reach and minister to the large and growing population of active “age 55-plus adults.”
Caring for the Caregiver Practical ways in which a congregation can minister to the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of the primary caregiver of a homebound person. Participants will gain insight into the world of volunteer caregivers and a vision of how the church can minister to this “often neglected” group of people.
Avoiding Fraud and Scams as We Age Older adults are the main targets of consumer fraud and scam artists in our country. Conference participants will learn the common types of fraud, steps to take to elude scams, who to contact it fraud is suspected and community resources working to prevent fraudulent business practices.
Tips for Avoiding Mental Confusion as We Age This is a presentation of the facts about mental confusion and memory loss in older adulthood. Subjects covered include: the relationship between aging and mental functions, common causes of memory loss, tips to limit confusion and memory loss and the indicators of serious memory problems.
Move It or Lose It: Maintaining Physical Fitness as We Age This is a presentation of activities and exercises designed to help aging adults maintain and build physical endurance, flexibility, balance and strength. Participants will learn the benefits and importance of regular exercise and will get “to practice” some beneficial activities.