The more we learn about nutrition, the more we understand the important role it plays in aging well. Eating a well-balanced diet means consuming meals rich in fruits, vegetables, lean protein, nuts, and legumes. It also means avoiding red meat, processed foods, and sugary treats.
A robust diet is key to enjoying a healthy life. But for seniors, a variety of circumstances can make it challenging to eat the full amount of recommended nutrients that our aging bodies need each day. This can lead to loss of weight, which may affect a senior’s overall health and quality of life.
Fatigue is a common complaint for adults of all ages. For some, it is caused by a hectic lifestyle that requires juggling multiple daily responsibilities. Other adults believe sleep problems are responsible for their fatigue. There is also a popular and persistent myth that seniors should just learn to accept that with aging comes less energy.
The Kentucky Derby is much more than a horse race. The world famous “Run for the Roses” caps a two-week celebration known as the Kentucky Derby Festival. Events leading up to the derby range from the Thunder Over Louisville fireworks—the unofficial kick-off to the festival—to a balloon fest, waterfront concerts, a marathon, and more.
The obesity rate in our country has reached epidemic status. In fact, health experts say the numbers are “astronomical.” As the number of people—young and old—who meet the clinical definition of obesity continues to climb, so too does the rate of heart disease. That’s no coincidence.
Are there such things as anti-aging foods? Researchers say there just might be. The food choices you make may help you live a longer, healthier life. This is partly due to the natural physical changes we undergo as we age.
Sleep problems are a common difficulty among seniors. Some have trouble getting to sleep, while others say they just can’t stay asleep.
We pride ourselves on providing our residents with delicious meals that are nutritionally sound, and one of our favorite ways to keep our menus diverse and fresh is the annual Senior Eats Nutritional Challenge.