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Rafael Cavour

Rafael Cavour is the Regional Sales Director for the Midwest Region at GA Foods. Having grown up in a three-generation home, he is extremely passionate for the care and support that is given to the seniors in our communities. Through his consultative approach, Rafael works with senior nutrition programs across his region to bring not only nourishment with food but also with compassion, empathy, and support.
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Have A Heart-to-Heart With Your Members This Month!

Posted by Rafael Cavour on Feb 16, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only special part of February. It’s also American Heart Month.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Heart Disease, Shopping for seniors

Tips to Stay Hydrated This Summer

Posted by Rafael Cavour on May 20, 2021 11:00:00 AM

 

At last, warmer temperatures are here, and it's time to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine! If you are outside and increasing your activity level, it's crucial to be sure you are drinking enough water each day to avoid dehydration. You may be surprised to learn that dehydration is one of the more frequent causes of hospitalization for those 65 and older.

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Topics: Chronic Disease Management, Healthy Home Delivered Meals, Older Adults

Nutrition Is Essential After Hospitalization

Posted by Rafael Cavour on Apr 15, 2021 11:52:40 AM

The risk of malnutrition often occurs even before hospital admission. More than one-third of patients are malnourished when they enter the hospital. It’s no surprise that malnutrition can negatively affect their clinical outcomes and increase costs.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Post Discharge, Medically-Tailored Meals

Supplemental Benefits Boosts Medicare Advantage Plans!

Posted by Rafael Cavour on Oct 28, 2020 11:00:00 AM

The Annual Open Enrollment period to choose Medicare plans is here! An exciting change for 2021 is the significant increase in supplemental benefits to members who chose Medicare Advantage. 

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Medicare Advantage

Isolated But Not Alone - Telemedicine Can Help!

Posted by Rafael Cavour on Apr 16, 2020 10:50:00 AM

For your members who are in isolation and are having allergy symptoms, earaches, flu, or mental health issues, telemedicine may be the best option to seek medical help. Public health experts, doctors, and hospitals are encouraging telemedicine as the solution to keep patients safe and yet receive proper medical attention. For non-emergency ailments, consulting with a health care professional via computer, smartphone, or tablet is an easy and secure way for them to obtain treatment.

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Topics: Diabetes, Senior Nutrition, aging in place, Telemedicine

Fall Into Better Health: Making Friends and Living Longer

Posted by Rafael Cavour on Nov 14, 2019 11:15:00 AM

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

When it comes to maintaining our health, we tend to think of more straightforward solutions like diet and exercise. But surprisingly, as we age, our well-being is heavily dependent on our level of socialization .
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Topics: Senior Health, 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

Celebrate Older Americans Month!

Posted by Rafael Cavour on May 22, 2019 1:23:14 PM

Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) launches ways to help celebrate Older Americans Month.  This year’s theme is Connect, Create, Contribute. It’s designed to make it easy for everyone to get involved.

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Topics: Senior Health

Senior Centers Embrace Social Media to Attract Baby Boomers

Posted by Rafael Cavour on Feb 7, 2019 9:34:00 AM

 

 This is part four of a four part series on socialization for older adults and attracting baby boomers to senior centers.

From the ability to connect with people all over the globe to sharing real-time moments, news, and messages with just one click, it’s fair to say that social media has not only transformed the way we communicate. It’s transformed life as we know it. And perhaps no one is enjoying this uber-connected world more than baby boomers.

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Topics: Senior Health, Social Media

Rethinking Senior Centers to Attract Baby Boomers

Posted by Rafael Cavour on Jan 16, 2019 11:39:00 AM

 

This is part one of a four part series on socialization for older adults and attracting baby boomers to senior centers.

Like all forms of activity, socialization becomes increasingly more important as we age. From stress levels and self-esteem to fitness and overall health, an active social life directly affects an older adults’ mental, physical, and emotional state, making it key to a longer life. But what’s more, are the cognitive benefits. Consistent social interactions and positive relationships don’t just keep seniors stimulated, they keep them mentally sharp and intellectually engaged, helping to prevent declines in memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and various forms of dementia.

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Topics: Senior Nutrition

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