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Offering Choice to Older Adults Yields Positive Results

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Sep 26, 2018 11:07:14 AM

As people age, the ability to remain independent in their homes and make decisions regarding their care may diminish. The causes may be due to physical reasons such as medical conditions or cognitive dysfunction. Social determinants of health, like safety in the home, community support, or economic status, also impact an older person’s autonomy and quality of life.

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Topics: Baby Boomers, Senior Nutrition, Nutrition

Health Benefits for Senior Volunteers serving Seniors

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Feb 1, 2018 12:50:28 PM

The Benefits of Volunteering: Senior Volunteers Enjoy a Better Quality of Life

Volunteering is altruistic– a gift we give to others. Research reveals it’s also something great we do for ourselves! The benefits of volunteering are varied and even more pronounced for senior volunteers.

Senior volunteers are already more motivated than many of their younger community members. Therefore, senior volunteer recruitment and senior quality of life is a perfect match.

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Topics: Baby Boomers, Aging Well, Volunteers, Volunteerism

How to Recruit Volunteers for Seniors

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Jan 24, 2018 1:04:00 PM

The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is the lifeblood for most seniors in the United States today. The AAA has the mission of helping seniors age in place, and they face a growing senior population to serve.

These organizations have to care for more seniors with smaller budgets and increasingly are turning to volunteers to get the job done. Volunteers are quickly becoming the backbone of the agency, but volunteering across the US is declining.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Volunteers, Baby Boomers, Volunteerism

What are the Nutrition Strategies for Baby Boomers and Wellness?

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Aug 30, 2017 11:00:00 AM

This is the fourth article in a 4-part series on the role that nutrition plays in the health of Baby Boomers. Click here to read more articles about Baby Boomers.

Often, the terms "health" and "wellness" are used interchangeably. Do these terms mean different things? As a matter of fact, they do. Whereas most of us have a pretty good grasp of what it means to be healthy or fit, wellness is a bit more elusive and hard to pin down. How do you know you've achieved it? 

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Topics: Aging Well, Baby Boomers, Nutrition, Senior Nutrition, Chronic Disease Management

Baby Boomers and Functional Foods - Myth vs. Facts

Posted by Elizabeth Keegan MS, RD, LDN on Aug 23, 2017 11:00:00 AM

This is the third article of a 4-part series on the role that nutrition plays in the health of Baby Boomers. Click here to read part one and here to read part two.


Functional foods, sometimes called nutraceutical foods, are foods that offer health benefits that go beyond providing basic nutrition. They contain health-boosting nutrients or additives that have in many cases been shown to possess medical benefits.

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Topics: Baby Boomers, Senior Nutrition, Nutrition

What are the Strategies for Boomers Managing Chronic Disease?

Posted by Joann Pierre, MS, RD, LDN on Aug 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

This is the second article of a 4-part series on the role that nutrition plays in the health of Baby Boomers. Click here to read part one.

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Topics: Baby Boomers, Nutrition, Senior Nutrition

Why Should Baby Boomers Care About Nutrition?

Posted by Levinia Clark, RD, LDN on Aug 9, 2017 2:03:54 PM

This is the first article of a 4-part series on the role that nutrition plays in the health of Baby Boomers. 

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Topics: Baby Boomers, Advice from Dietitians, Senior Health, Senior Nutrition

How Baby Boomers are Changing the Way We Plan Menus

Posted by Chef Michael Thrash, CEC, CCA, WCEC, PCII on Apr 20, 2017 11:20:21 AM

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Topics: Baby Boomers, Menu Planning, Healthy Meals for Seniors, Senior Nutrition, Aging Well, Home Delivered Meals

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