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Stay Strong At Any Age!

Posted by Kenn LoBianco, Jr. on Jan 14, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Got the winter blues? Maybe a little exercise is just the remedy! Regular exercise has clear benefits from weight management and better sleep to maintaining muscle, joint, and bone mass. Proper nutrition, combined with regular exercise, is key to preventing falls - or injury - when a fall occurs. 

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Topics: Caregivers, Aging Well, aging in place, Fall Prevention

Tips For Stress-Free Holiday Meals

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN on Dec 16, 2020 11:15:00 AM


Food and holiday celebrations go together. Enjoying a meal is still one of the best parts of the holidays, even with smaller festivities this year. But, preparing a delicious holiday meal doesn’t have to be stressful. Whether you’re concerned about healthy eating or have limited time, holiday food doesn’t have to be complicated.

Here are a few simple tips for stress-free holiday eating, so you’ll be free to enjoy the season!

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, holiday meals, healthy eating

Food is Medicine To Help Manage Chronic Disease

Posted by Kenn LoBianco, Jr. on Dec 3, 2020 11:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Chronic Disease Management, Medically-Tailored Meals, Medicare Advantage

Make Your Thanksgiving Meal Healthy and Delicious!

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN on Nov 24, 2020 12:15:00 PM

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We may not all be able to celebrate Thanksgiving the same way as in previous years, but we all can enjoy a delicious and healthy meal! Whether you are having only your household together or a celebrating through Zoom, you can still enjoy the company and even indulge in a flavorful meal.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Older Adults, Medicare Advantage

Malnutrition and COVID-19: What You Need To Know

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN on Nov 4, 2020 11:00:00 AM

As countries worldwide grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, older adults remain disproportionately affected. Not only are they at an increased risk of infection, but they're also at a higher risk of malnutrition -- especially those 85 years and older. 

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Nutrition Care, Malnutrition, Older Adults

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

Malnutrition Awareness Week - October 5-9

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN on Oct 7, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Malnutrition is a leading cause of hospital readmissions for older adults. And, it affects those from all ethnic communities. Although adults 85 years and older are at a greater risk, malnutrition can affect people of all ages.

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Topics: Malnutrition in Elderly, Home Delivered Meals, Nutrition Care, Malnutrition

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

It's Time to Choose Your Medicare Plan for 2021!

Posted by John Siegel on Sep 17, 2020 11:25:03 AM

The annual open enrollment time for Medicare is fast approaching! From October 15 to December 7, adults age 65 and over will need to select the type of Medicare plan they want for 2021. There are more choices than ever, and it's essential to review your options before carefully making a decision.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Medicare, Telemedicine, Medicare Advantage

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

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