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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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Tips to Alleviate Social Isolation

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Feb 3, 2022 10:30:00 AM

The past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a surge of social isolation and loneliness, especially among older adults.

Before the pandemic, one in three adults over 50 lacked regular companionship. Since the pandemic, social isolation, depression, and anxiety have worsened, with a study finding 73% of older adults reporting feelings of loneliness.

Social connections are essential to maintain good mental and physical health and well-being. Reduced face-to-face interactions significantly impact those missing family members and friends.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Senior Nutrition, Older Adults, Medicare Advantage

Post-COVID Life: Time to Get Back Out There!

Posted by Mary O'Hara on May 27, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Many vaccinated older adults are ready to get back out in the world! After more than a year of isolation and quarantine, it may be challenging to know where to begin.

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Topics: Nutrition, Medicare Advantage, healthy eating

GA Foods Dietitians Share Their Top Tips!

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Mar 25, 2021 11:10:00 AM


GA Foods is proud to have a team of highly trained Registered Dietitians (RDs)! Our RDs create meals and menu plans for customers seeking frozen and shelf-stable meal solutions throughout the country. They ensure our SunMeadow® meals
meet or exceed the USDA guidelines and that all meals are low in sodium, fat, cholesterol, and sugar.  

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Tips to Building a Healthy Meal!

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Mar 11, 2021 11:05:00 AM

As we continue to celebrate National Nutrition Month here at GA Foods, we want to help spread the word about healthy eating!

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, National Nutrition Month, healthy eating

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

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