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Shepard's Crook Nursing Agency

Shepard's Crook Nursing Agency has its heart in the Panhandle of Texas, but strives to provide quality Home Health Care to the entire localty.

Adult Coloring - Not Just for Kids Anymore

 

 

Research has suggested that coloring can have beneficial results for adults suffering from stress.  Returning to the childhood pasttime has gained poplularity both in Europe and North America to aid wellness and relaxation.

According to the study, coloring relives stress by helping individuals to aim their focus on an activity that allows them to take their mind off their concerns or worries. Coloring also subconsciously reminds  people of their childhood, typically a low-stress period of most people's lives, whcih leads to comfort.

The action involves both logic, by which we color forms, and creativity, when mixing and matching colors.  This incorporates the areas of the cerebral cortex involved in vision and fine motor skills.  The relaxation that it provides lowers the activity of the amygdala, a basic part of our brain involved in controlling emotion that is affected by stress.

Some designs can be simple and some are extremely detailed and complicated.  This activity can be done with friends, family or alone.  And the end product gives a great sense of accomplishment.  Finish one and selcet a new design.  This project can be done at your own pace as slow or quickly as you would like.

 

Submitted by,

Mike Crump, BSN, RN

 

 

 

 

Please Come Join

Matt in BINGO

Wednesday's at Pampa Senior Citizen's Center 500 W Francis from 1 - 2

 

 

 

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Owner Suzie Wilkinson and Her Llama Luke

 

Pets Being Used for Therapy

 

Pictured are owner Suzie Wilkinson and her pet Llama Luke which occasionally visits the Assisted Living and Nursing Home facilities in the Panhandle area.  Luke was born in May of 2011 and was left an orphan.  Suzie Wilkinson has taken care of and still cares for Luke.  For more information about Luke or our services please contact us by clicking here

 

A recent article in the AARP Bulletin cited that Many Alzheimer's and Dementia patients have benefited from the use of pets for Therapy.  The pets have a calming effect on the patients.  To read more on this subject please click on the link below.

AARP Bulletin Pet Therapy   (to enlarge the article simply click on the picture)

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Exercise Classes

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Shepard's Crook Nursing Agency offers exercise classes at The Canyons Retirement Community in Amarillo and Meredith House in Pampa