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Mary O'Hara

Mary O'Hara is the Healthcare Marketing Manager at GA Foods. Mary communicates how nutrition plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle through blogs, emails, and presentations. She enjoys learning new recipes and preparing healthy meals for her friends and family!
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Fall Prevention Awareness Week is Sept. 21- 25

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Sep 23, 2020 11:00:00 AM

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) dedicated this week to raising awareness of fall prevention for older adults. Falls are the most common reason for nursing home placement. Although one in three adults over 65 years of age will experience a fall, there are various techniques and actions to prevent or reduce the risk of a fall. 

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Malnutrition, Falls, Fall Prevention

More Older Adults Are Going Hungry

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Aug 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting older adults in various ways. In addition to being isolated and lonely, many do not have access to healthy food.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Food Security, Senior Health Plans, Volunteerism, Medicare Advantage

Age Well - Be Well!

Posted by Mary O'Hara on May 28, 2020 11:00:00 AM

(This blog has been updated from its original April, 2019 posting).

Aging can be a scary time for many. The way we look, feel, and act does evolve over the years. But, that doesn’t mean that your best is all in the past!

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Healthy Home Delivered Meals, Medicare, Aging Well, Older Adults

Helping Older Adults to Cope In Anxious Times

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Apr 9, 2020 11:30:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing anxiety and worry to millions around the world. Caregivers and those living with older adults may be dealing with those who are experiencing extra worry and stress.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Caregivers, Nutrition Care, Senior Nutrition, Dehydration, Older Adults, emergency meals

10 Winter Tips for Older Adults

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Jan 30, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Winter weather in here! Extreme weather conditions like snow, ice, and heavy rain make the winter months a challenging time, especially for seniors and their caregivers. Winter storms make traveling difficult, and many businesses close temporarily. To make winter storms less stressful, we’ve created a list of 10 ways caregivers can prepare aging adults for winter weather. 

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Topics: Senior Health

Celebrating The Season Of Thankfulness

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Nov 21, 2019 10:45:00 AM

Feeling thankful? The holidays have a way of making us reflect on all we have to celebrate when it comes to the ones that mean the most. Whether you’re getting together with your family this holiday or doing a simple gathering with newfound friends, using this time to make new memories with those near and dear can be just as fulfilling for you as it is for them.

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Topics: Menu Planning, Older Adults

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

Time to Celebrate Dad!

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Jun 12, 2019 2:29:38 PM

 

This Sunday, June 16, is Father's Day. As children, we remember how our dads were the heroes - no feat was too much! Whether it was setting up a tent in the woods, barbecuing in the backyard, or giving you your first driving lesson, they were a source of strength for the family.

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Topics: Senior Health

Celebrating Mother's Day With Older Adults

Posted by Mary O'Hara on May 9, 2019 10:27:00 AM

Don't forget Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12. Your mom, mother-in-law, grandmother, or other loved ones may not be as independent as they used to be, but you can still make the day special and create happy memories.

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Topics: Aging Well

'Secrets' to Better Aging

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Apr 4, 2019 10:59:10 AM

 

Aging might be out of our control, but aging better is something we should all have a handle on. And with more access than ever to technology, nutrition and medical care that is helping everyone to live longer, it’s never been easier to embrace it. 

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Topics: Nutrition, Senior Health, Aging Well

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