Senior Nutrition: Tips for Helping Loved Ones with Dementia Find Their Appetite

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jun 17, 2017 12:01:53 PM

If you’re a caregiver for a loved one who has dementia or Alzheimer’s, mealtimes, like other daily activities, may take on unexpected changes or challenges. You may find your loved one losing their appetite or interest in eating, or seeming to be pickier about what they eat and when. These are common changes that a person with dementia or Alzheimer’s may experience; however, here are some ways to continue to enjoy healthy, nutritious meals together.

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Topics: Nutrition for Healthy Aging

Food for Life™: The Importance of Locally-Grown Whole Foods [VIDEO]

Posted by Patrick Conway on Mar 9, 2017 11:20:20 AM

The farm-to-table food movement has gained popularity over the years due to its support of local farmers and using readily available, local high-quality produce. These fresh foods are also an important part of our Food for Life™ Program.

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American Heart Month: Easy Heart Healthy Recipes for Seniors

Posted by The Goodman Group on Feb 17, 2017 1:58:06 PM

American Heart Month is a time to remind ourselves that heart-healthy eating is especially important — at any age — but even more so for seniors. This month, we reviewed some online resources to find trusted websites that feature heart healthy, quick and easy recipes for seniors that are also delicious, but each of them has many more resources on healthy eating and other health topics for you to explore.

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Senior Nutrition: Components of the Food for Life™ Program [VIDEO]

Posted by Patrick Conway on Dec 13, 2016 10:34:04 AM

Research shows that eating nutritious foods can help lead to longer, healthier living. Smart food choices offer many benefits to aging adults, which is why we always strive to incorporate local, fresh, and sustainable ingredients into our meals. Including a broad spectrum of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins, while avoiding high salt and processed ingredients helps ensure that residents are receiving the nutrition they need. 

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Preparing Meals for Seniors and the Social Aspect of Dining [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Nov 22, 2016 1:23:58 PM

Connecting with others over delicious food sets the stage for an enjoyable and welcoming dining experience. 

In this video, Patrick Conway, Executive Chef with The Goodman Group, discusses preparing meals for seniors and the social aspect of dining.

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Topics: Nutrition for Healthy Aging

Easy Meals for Seniors to Make on Their Own

Posted by The Goodman Group on Nov 10, 2016 9:24:20 AM

Nutrition plays a major role in keeping seniors healthy and maintaining or improving overall well being. A healthy diet can guard against numerous health challenges such as osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and heart disease. By following a few simple guidelines, there’s an endless variety of easy and nutritious meals that seniors can make on their own.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), seniors will do best by choosing foods, which are high in nutrients (lean protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals) and low in calories. Your options include: 

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The Importance of Nutrition for Healthy Aging [VIDEO]

Posted by Patrick Conway on Nov 1, 2016 11:41:00 AM

Our diet can affect how we feel, our moods, and our daily routine. As we age and our appetites decrease, it's even more important to maintain proper nutrition for optimal health.

Patrick Conway, Executive Chef at Chandler Place Senior Living, discusses the importance of nutrition for healthy aging.

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