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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.

  1. Spirituality provides a bigger picture. Part of the wisdom that comes with age is the ability to see beyond the current circumstances to a bigger, grander picture. This is only increased when one adds in their personally held beliefs. Suddenly something that seemed disastrous in the moment may not seem so terrible anymore.
  2. Spirituality provides a sense of purpose. Viktor Frankl was an Austrian-Jewish psychiatrist who spent three years imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, during which time he refined some of his ideas relating to his professional field. He stressed the importance of having a purpose in life during troubling times. In many cases, spirituality goes hand in hand with a sense of purpose.
  3. Spirituality provides a sense of belonging. Those who are spiritual oftentimes feel as if they are part of a bigger community. Similar beliefs and thoughts are a strong bond between people, and a sense of belonging is an important aspect of happiness.

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!

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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!

  • Peace of Mind: Retirement living means no more worrying. Our caring staff does their best to serve our residents in any way they can, so that you can truly relax and enjoy your retirement.
  • Community: Who can put a price on friends? Being surrounded by a community of people has numerous benefits, including improving physical health. Besides, friends make life more fun!
  • Nutrition: No need to rush around to the grocery store for a last minute ingredient for dinner, our chefs have got you covered. Delicious, nutritious food is made easily available to you in our beautiful dining rooms.
  • Activities: There is always something happening at University Village, from exercise classes to day trips to various local places.
  • Care Tailored to Fit Your Needs: Should the time come when you need a higher level of care, University Village has you covered. We have multiple levels of care to make the transition easy.
  • A Safe, home-like environment: Gone are the days where you need to spend every day working hard to keep up the cleanliness of every inch of your home. In addition to your personal space, there are many public spaces available to you to enjoy throughout our campus as well.

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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.”

 

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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.

  1. Current or potential changes to your physical health. Whether you are in excellent or less-than-ideal health right now, taking a full perspective of your overall wellbeing is important, especially as you age. At-home nursing care is available should you need it, but some retirement homes, including University Village, offer a wide range of care options from independent living to full-time nursing care, bringing you peace of mind no matter what your health may be.
  2. Subtle hints about changes to your mental health. Deteriorating mental health is a scary thing. Seniors can be at risk of developing depression or a degenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s. Once again, considering the full perspective of mental health is vital to making sure you are safe and happy for a long time to come.
  3. Capability in everyday tasks. Taking care of the house is a bigger task than it seems, especially as we begin to slow down as we age. Cleaning, cooking, keeping up with the yard… the tasks can really pile up. And if your health deteriorates to the point where you can no longer participate in normal hygiene upkeep, a home health aide will be necessary. Retirement homes can offer you a lot of help in all of these areas, without the additional costs of hired help adding up on your monthly bills.
  4. Security concerns. Seniors ought to feel secure in their own homes. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and safety is sometimes an issue. Retirement homes offer safer options, often complete with security guards and plenty of emergency measures should a situation arise.
  5. Friends and Community. While retirement offers you plenty of time to pursue your own interests independently, it also dwindles your social circle in many ways. Maintaining daily (or even weekly) interactions with others can be difficult as you “age in place”, but retirement communities offer built-in options to meet and spend time with your neighbors and friends when you want to.
  6. Nutritional needs. Keeping up with your dietary needs can be difficult, depending on how much you enjoy grocery shopping and cooking. Eating a healthy diet is important to maintaining health, and retirement communities make it easier by offering menus specially curated for seniors.
  7. Transportation. Often seniors find themselves in need of transportation as they no longer feel comfortable or unable to drive themselves. Retirement communities offer an easier solution to begging friends and neighbors for a ride… for one, they often have everything you need available to you right on the same property. They also offer shuttles to take you where you need to be, allowing you to have all the freedom you need.
  8. Negates the need for home modifications. Once again, as you age your mobility changes, requiring in some cases major home modifications, such as grab bars and ramps. Retirement homes are designed specifically with accessibility in mind, so you won’t find yourself needing to remodel anytime soon.

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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!
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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.

 

 

 

 

 
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