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Summer Reading List for Residents in Assisted Living Facilities

Oh, the beautiful days of summer when the weather is warm, and the sun is out. If you have a loved one living in one of the assisted living facilities near you, summer is the perfect time for them to sink their teeth into one of these books.

These will not only entertain them throughout this season but also help them work their brains out, so they can slow down the process of Alzheimer’s:

The best summer reading list

The Last Resort by Sara Stodola.

  • What better way to enjoy the longer days of summer than a book that explores beach resort culture? The author talks about how people are drawn to the beach and the good and bad that come with being on it.

Afterlives by Abdulrazak Gurnah.

  • This book seeks to tickle the imagination by telling the story of two people who were part of a war in their own ways. Tied together by their circumstances, their love will be tested by a new war that will seek to keep them apart.

Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty.

  • Telling twelve stories surrounding families in a Native community, this book seeks to understand the benefits and consequences of inheritance, and what it’s like to survive after a tragedy.

The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager.

  • Another riveting thriller by a New York Times best-selling author, this book revolves around Casey Fletcher, a widowed actress. She retreated to her family’s lake house in Vermont in pursuit of peace and escape from bad press. But her stay will have different twists and turns that will surely keep anyone on the edge of their seats.

Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson.

  • This debut novel focuses on two siblings who always had differences but most now come together after the death of their mother. As they explore their inheritance, they also discover the secrets, memories, and betrayals from their mother’s hidden past.

The Benefits of Reading During the Summer

Summer days are longer than other seasons, so residents in assisted living facilities may get bored over time. But with reading, they can easily spend an entire day digging into one of these books and not mind the time at all.

Reading also helps with memory retention, which helps slow down the brain deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s disease. Instead of doing activities that might harm these senior residents, reading will keep them entertained for a long time without any risks to their health or safety.

So, if you have a loved one living in an assisted living facility, surprise him or her with a stack of books for a summer full of good reads, great memories, and relaxing times.

Reading is one of the best ways to spend the long days of summer instead of going out, watching television, or just doing nothing. Grab one or more of these books for your loved one in one of the assisted living facilities today.


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