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Fall Into Better Health: Part I: Keeping Your Brain Sharp

Posted by John Siegel on Oct 9, 2019 1:13:27 PM

 

This is the first in a series of four articles in our Fall Into Better Health series.

Maintaining our health as we age ensures wellness, happiness, and longevity. Through routine checks of our blood pressure, heart, eyes, and even bones, doctor visits are a must, but we tend to forget about checking in on one critical part: Our brain. The good news, however, is that there are many ways to ensure it stays healthy and sharp, and with the new discoveries surrounding brain aging, there are many important reasons.

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Topics: Senior Health, Aging Well, Senior Nutrition

Diabetes: What You Need To Know!

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Sep 12, 2019 11:10:00 AM

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes occurs when blood glucose levels are above normal. With diabetes, the body may not make enough insulin, use the insulin in the right way, or both, causing blood sugar levels to be too high.

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Topics: Chronic Disease Management, Diabetes, Healthy Meals for Seniors

Celebrating National Senior Center Month

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Sep 4, 2019 11:17:06 AM

September is National Senior Center Month,  and this year's theme is "Senior Centers: The Key To Aging Well."  Senior Centers offer ways to keep older adults active, social, and provide programs to help them to continue to learn and grow. Sharing meals is a popular activity at Senior Centers and provides a vital social interaction that is so important to older adults.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Senior Nutrition, aging in place

Tired of Living Alone? Get a Boommate!

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Aug 29, 2019 12:20:21 PM

 

Retirement is supposed to be one of the most celebrated stages of life. However, today, older adults are facing more challenges than opportunities when it comes to finances, companionship, health and, ultimately, quality of life – and this is especially true for women. From lower earnings and savings to higher debt, financial challenges are turning into housing challenges that are only expected to grow

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Topics: Aging Well, Senior Nutrition, Baby Boomers, aging in place

Myth Busters: Older Adults DO Like Flavorful Foods!

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN on Aug 15, 2019 12:54:00 PM

Changes in eyesight. Hearing loss. Bone deficiency. Some conditions are inevitable as we age – especially without proper care and attention. But there are many misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding aging that make the entire process difficult and even a little confusing.

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Topics: Nutrition Care, Affordable, Healthy Foods, Healthy Meals for Seniors, Baby Boomers

Myth Busters: Older Adults DO Prefer to Stay in Their Own Homes!

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Jul 25, 2019 11:01:00 AM

People may think just because their parents or a family member are older, that they want to sell their homes and move to a senior facility. However, for many seniors, that's not the case. In fact, according to a recent study by AARP, more than 90 percent of older adults prefer to stay in their homes.  The majority of older Americans want to stay in their homes because they are most comfortable with what is familiar. 

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Nutrition Care, Care Managers, Aging Well

Myth Busters: Falling Doesn’t Have to Be a Part of Aging!

Posted by Rafael Cavour on Jul 18, 2019 12:42:01 PM

With 33% of older Americans falling each year, it has become a seemingly general rule that falls are just a natural part of aging, but with so many factors at play, there is more and more research to support that this shouldn’t be accepted – or expected. In fact, the National Council On Aging has concluded that with proper care, a senior adult can expect to live a full, healthy, and fall-free lifestyle.
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Topics: Food Assistance Programs, Senior Nutrition

Take Heart - Healthy Foods Can be Delicious!

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Jul 11, 2019 11:07:00 AM

(This post was originally published on February 15, 2018 and updated on July 10, 2019).

We all know that eating healthy can help to reduce your risk of heart disease-- and your waistline! But did you know that heart-healthy foods can be delicious? ! And it's easier than you may think! 

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Topics: Heart Disease, Healthy Meals for Seniors, Senior Nutrition

Debunking Myths: Fresh vs. Frozen

Posted by Sarah Rogers, MA, RDN, LDN on Jun 27, 2019 10:45:00 AM

With nutritious, wholesome, and convenient dishes in high demand, frozen meals are the perfect solution, yet there is still a commonly held belief that they are just processed and filled with preservatives. And while that may have been true 20 years ago, the food industry has evolved with pressure from health-conscious consumers who are looking for healthier frozen meals that are easier to find and prepare.

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Topics: Fresh vs. Frozen Home Delivered Meals, Home Delivered Meals, Healthy Meals for Seniors

Calm Before the Storm - Prepare Now for Hurricane Season!

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Jun 19, 2019 11:04:00 AM

With summer upon us, the looming threat of hurricanes is also underway. Atlantic storms typically bring torrential downpours, high winds, power outages, floods, and more. These dangerous and severe conditions make a proper emergency plan critical for your safety and survival.

Now is the time to protect yourself and your family. Not sure where to start? We’re here to help with this simple list of tips.
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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Emergency Preparedness, Shelf-Stable Meals, Disaster

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