With over 75% of Americans self-identifying as religious in some sense, it should come as no surprise that it is of interest to researchers how spirituality affects various aspects of life. One particularly stressful aspect of life comes as we age. While retirement brings plenty of freedom, it can also bring alongside plenty of stress and challenges to overcome. But what makes the difference between people who adapt well to these challenges and those who don’t? Here are three of the top ways that spirituality makes a difference in the view of healthy aging.
All in all, spirituality in any sense can be beneficial to your health and happiness especially during some of the stressful changes that may arise during retirement years. At University Village, we want to help you improve your overall retirement living. Tour our beautiful community to get a sense of what life is like here!
Bob Childers was the oldest of 4 children born to Carrie and Bud Childers on January 7, 1926 in Tulsa, OK.
During his childhood, Bob went through tough times with his family because of the depression. But fondly remembers going to see Grandpa who owned a Country Store and getting candy. It always made his day!
“I went to grade school at Park Elementary in the early 30’s and it’s now being closed in 2017, that’s something to think about, explains Bob. “I continued at Clinton and wrapped up high school at Webster in 1944. I was always bashful and didn’t like to get up in front of folks. That all turned around when I went to Oklahoma School of Business where classes required me to turn that around. Once I graduated I got a job at Otha H. Grimes Oil Company to do accounting but my boss put me keeping track of his registered animals, which were many. That was not easy keeping track of all that livestock. It wasn’t what I thought I’d be doing, so I worked there only until I could get another job.”
“Through all of my jobs I worked as a helper or a leader,” explains Bob. “At that point, I learned to love people and care for them. I met a friend at church and she became my wife, Mozelle Crouch. I was offered a job with Williams Brothers Pipeline Company, and I told Mozelle that I wouldn’t take it unless she went with me. So, we got married in 2 days and off to Minnesota to lay pipelines. That job took us to many cities, states and even Old Mexico which carried many dangers and we needed to have a body guard 24 hours a day, for 3 years of our marriage. When we returned from Mexico, I was hired TD Williamson and stayed with them until I retired at 65 as their Benefits Plan Administrator where I enjoyed working with the people one on one. Mozelle and I were blessed with a son, daughter, a grandson and a granddaughter. We were married for 44 years before Mozelle passed.”
Bob moved to University Village October 2013 into a cottage. “It allows me the opportunity to meet some wonderful people. I enjoy the parties like our Goodbye for the Summer Luau for the ORU students. I’m doing things I didn’t think I’d be doing and enjoying them! I truly believe God brought me here. My life has been uneventful, but I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.”
We are honored to have Bob in the University Village Community! He is making a difference and sharing the love of life.
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A common concern in retirement living is the costs associated with it. And why not? You’ve worked too hard all your life to simply throw away your money on unnecessarily overpriced expenses. Naturally, a seemingly large price tag for monthly rent is a big deterrent for many people when it comes time to explore options for retirement communities. But monthly rent at a retirement community, especially University Village, includes so much more than simply a roof over your head!
Annette is the “go to” person for our cottage residents. As part of UV’s Resident Services department for about a year and a half, she assists the cottagers by planning “get out and go” activities and Club House events. The cottagers say she always has lots of new adventures up her sleeve and always has a “can do” attitude. She is a great team player to her co-workers as well. Annette appreciates being selected as the June EOM and states, “I always wake up happy to go to work. I feel like I have learned so much about life from our residents, and I hope to enrich their lives each day.”
More often than not, seniors would prefer to “age in place”, or stay in their own home throughout their retirement years. Naturally, this seems the easiest way… after all, you’ve worked for most of your life to finally get to the point where you finally get to relax! There are many services available to you to help out when you something gets to be too much to handle, including at-home nursing services, but is aging in place always the best option? Here are eight reasons to consider the option of moving to a retirement community, courtesy of seniorliving.com.
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Shanaena always helps everyone with a smile! Our recognized staff member for May has been employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the UV Health Center for a little over 6-months. Her nomination says that this hard worker does more than just her job, she communicates well with peers, families and residents. And of course, she warms the hearts of others with her cheerful smile! Thank you Shanaena for all you do!
At University Village’s retirement homes in Tulsa OK, we seek to provide you with the highest care possible to meet your needs for assisted living Tulsa OK. Contact us here!
University Village is many things: a retirement community full of kind and loving staff and a social community of like minded people. But more than that? University Village is home.
The options for choosing assisted living in Tulsa OK are many, but we believe University Village is the best! Contact us here and our staff will contact you regarding our retirement home Tulsa OK community.