Spiritual Guidance and Worship for Seniors

Enhancing Residents’ Spiritual Wellness

For those desiring a retirement lifestyle that includes opportunities for spiritual growth, counseling, and support during life’s challenges, Peabody Retirement Community is an excellent choice. To enhance the spiritual wellness of our residents, Peabody’s chaplain is available when needed, offering support and services.

Additionally, our community offers a variety of spiritual services for seniors. The main Sunday Service at 2:30 p.m. for residents and families is held in the Peabody Memorial Chapel, equipped with a working pipe organ. Chapel services are led by our director of spiritual services or by a community religious leader. Other worship services are held twice weekly in each Peabody neighborhood.

Peabody also recognizes retired pastors who have led a life of service with move-in discounts on the retirement lifestyle they deserve.

To learn more about Peabody spiritual outreach for seniors and residents, contact us today!

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Spiritual Services for Seniors – The 3 B Program

The 3 B Program is a holistic exercise program that focuses on the body, the brain, and one’s beliefs (thus The 3 B Program). Designed especially for older adults, the focus in on moving muscles, using the brain, and nurturing one’s faith. Along with improving both physical and spiritual wellness, the program also enhances social wellness, another of the eight dimensions of wellness. Studies show that spending time with others improves one’s general attitude toward life and overall disposition.

How the 3 B Program Works

The 3 B Program is designed for those of all abilities and can be easily adapted to those utilizing wheelchairs or walkers. Exercises can be done primarily sitting in a sturdy, well-balanced chair,with the option of some exercises done standing and some on the floor. The aim is always to increase muscle strength and flexibility while improving balance. Although the creators have not yet done so, they believe it would also be possible to adapt the exercises to be done by those now confined to a bed.

The 3 B Program uses 153 different exercises and 7 routines (incorporating the exercises into a music pattern) in 11 different sitting, standing or on the floor positions. The exercises are divided to focus on specific areas of the body:

  • Feet and toes
  • Legs, knees, thighs and hips
  • Back
  • Arms, shoulders and elbows
  • Neck
  • Fingers and wrists

Relaxation is also taught, along with activities used as “rest time” or transition from one activity to another. Among those activities are those that challenge the brain, such as riddles, brain cross-training, teachable moments (body facts, good nutrition, and general healthy living tips), and thinking problems. Each class includes a daily scripture and short devotional designed to and enrich one’s faith.. There is also a “laugh a bit/joke” offered each day.

This one hour class has been designed to ideally meet three times a week. Contact us today to learn more about The 3 B Program classes offered at Peabody.

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