May Book List for Senior Housing Residents
Even with technological advancements, reading continues to be one of the favorite pastimes of young and adults alike. Nothing beats a good book, one that can take you places, experience adventure, and learn consistently without leaving home. There is no better way to welcome the month of May than having a new collection of books. Just in time for Mother’s Day, give your loved ones in senior housing facilities one of the recommended books for seniors this month of May.
Benefits of Reading for Senior Housing Residents
Reading is more than just enjoying good and indulging stories. According to scientific studies, reading provides numerous benefits for senior adults. Some of these satisfactory favors include reduced stress, better sleeping habits, boosted analytical thinking, improved focus, and delayed onset of Dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Reading can relieve stress and anxiety according to research from the University of Toronto. So, people who frequently read have a lesser tendency to act impulsively. Frequent readers relax more as they get into a good book.
Bedtime rituals, like reading, alert the brain that it is time to sleep. Residents in senior housing communities who read put their bodies and mind in the mood to sleep.
Reading is a brain exercise, allowing readers to identify patterns and view different perspectives. Regardless of the type of book you are reading, this activity improves analytical thinking.
Whether you are reading classics, fantasy, or fiction, reading requires focus to remember the details of the story and imagination to process the characters and story scenarios. Reading stimulates the brain.
Light Reads for the Light Reader
Confess by Colleen Hoover
Confess is a romantic story about Owen and Auburn who met at a Dallas art studio. Both have difficult pasts they both want to keep secret, something that will hamper the mutual attraction they felt for each other.
Their instant attraction is hard to ignore and Auburn is ready to take a chance. But then she discovered that Owen also has his own secrets. Will Auburn walk away or take a shot at love?
The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
This psychological thriller is the story of Rachel Watson who was fired from her job for being an alcoholic. Afraid to tell her roommate Cathy the truth, Rachel continues to take the train from home to work every day.
Rachel, a regular commuter, watches a particular couple along the train route. One day, she sees something shocking that prompted her to go to the police. How deeply will Rachel get involved in the investigation?
Last Thing To Burn by Will Dean
The book tells the intense and terrifying story of a woman who was kidnapped and trapped on an isolated farm. Upon learning she is pregnant; she meticulously planned her escape to save her life and her unborn child’s life. But another woman was taken to the farm. Will she push through her plans or stay with this other victim?
Deep-Dives for the Committed Reader
Stay Close by Harlan Coben
The story is about Meghan, her husband Ray, and Broome, living lives they never wanted. The secrets they’re hiding and the past they’re trying to bury are about to crash their lives. Behind the pretty facades lurk dark secrets that will keep senior housing residents turning the page.
Out of Love by Hazel Hayes
This book is a romance story about a couple who spent five years together but ended up falling out of love. The story is told in reverse, from the break up to the magical first kiss. Each chapter brings you back to the past, understanding the love, how it happens, and why some fall out of love.
The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo By Taylor Jenkins Reid
The book is about a fictional Hollywood character, Evelyn Hugo, who tells the story of her glamorous yet scandalous life.
Reporter Monique Grant grabs the opportunity to write Hugo’s biography to jumpstart her career. Grant slowly feels a real connection to Hugo as the story unfolds, but the later discovered her own life intersects with Evelyn’s.
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