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Time To Review Medicare Options for 2023!

Posted by Darrik Erikstrup on Nov 9, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Open enrollment for 2023 Medicare is here! From now until December 7, Americans 65 and older can review and change their Medicare coverage options for 2023. Many health plans offer new and expanded benefits for 2023.  Recent data indicates that 45% of enrollees selected Medicare Advantage plans – or Part D for 2022. By 2025, Medicare Advantage enrollment will reach over 50%.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Medicare, Senior Nutrition, Social Determinants of Health, Older Adults, Medicare Advantage

Celebrate National Nutrition Month!

Posted by Laura McGinn, M.Ed., RD, LDN on Mar 1, 2022 10:30:00 AM

National Nutrition Month® is celebrated each March. It is a great time to reflect on healthy food choices and regular physical activity habits for your members. The message of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for the year is to Celebrate a World of Flavors

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Topics: National Nutrition Month, Medicare Advantage, healthy eating, Chronic conditions

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

Which Benefits Are Older Adults Looking For In 2022?

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Oct 13, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Open enrollment for 2022 Medicare Advantage (MA) is almost here. Major payers have shared their benefit offerings for the new year.  Many of the benefits are related to social determinants of health, such as food insecurity and isolation.  

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Topics: Chronic Disease Management, Food Security, Malnutrition, Medicare Advantage

Diabetes: Your Questions Answered!

Posted by Alexandria Hadley, MS, RD, LD on Jun 3, 2021 11:00:00 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, Medically-Tailored Meals, Medicare Advantage, Maternal Health

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

Medically-Tailored Meals to Ease Chronic Disease Care

Posted by John Siegel on Feb 25, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Medically-tailored meals provide the right nutrition for those managing chronic conditions. Studies show that food is medicine for the prevention, management, and treatment of disease.

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

Embrace Aging: 6 Tips to Help

Posted by Terry White on Jan 28, 2021 11:00:00 AM

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Counting the number of candles on a birthday cake is not as important as appreciating each year of life! Each year brings new experiences, challenges, and accomplishments.

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Topics: Nutrition, Aging Well, Older Adults, Medicare Advantage

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 Alexandria Hadley, MS, RD, LD 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

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