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. Peabody’s chaplain is available when needed and 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.
To learn more about Peabody spiritual outreach for seniors and residents, contact us today!
Peabody also recognizes retired pastors who have led a life of service with move-in discounts on the retirement lifestyle they deserve.
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. A side benefit has been the discovery that being with others improves one’s general attitude toward life and overall disposition.
The 3 B Program is designed to 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. The beauty of the program is that it can be adapted to use with individuals in wheelchairs and/or walkers. 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; and fingers and wrists. Relaxation is also taught. In addition, there are many other activities used as “rest time” or transition from one activity to another in the one hour class (designed to ideally meet three times a week.) Among those activities are those that challenge the brain – riddles, brain cross-training, teachable moments (body facts, good nutrition, and general healthy living tips), and thinking problems; and enrich one’s faith with daily scripture and a short devotional. There is also a “laugh a bit/joke” offered each day.
Contact us today to learn more about The 3 B Program classes offered at Peabody.