Why Senior Living Meals Are About More Than the Food

Dining alone is no fun. True, some people enjoy a little solitude now and then, but we’re primarily social creatures -- particularly when it comes to food.

That’s one of the best parts of life in assisted living ...

 
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In Assisted Living, Celebrate the Holidays with Food, Family and Friends

Hanukkah, Saturnalia, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, Yule, New Year’s: at this time of year, Christmas isn’t the only celebration on the calendar. For centuries, people of all cultures, countries and religious backgrounds have marked the month of December with ...

 
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Can You Have Thanksgiving Dinner in Assisted Living?

When someone you love has moved to assisted living, the holidays may be different, but that doesn’t mean they have to be any less joyful.

This may be the first Thanksgiving that a family member is residing in assisted ...

 
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Why Sharing Meals in Senior Living Is Key to Wellness

Food is more than fuel. The enjoyment of dining with friends and family offers social benefits that are essential for holistic health. Sharing meals is an especially important aspect of wellness for seniors, because loneliness is “one of the most ...

 
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Making an Assisted Living Decision…In the Dining Room

Considering a few assisted living communities in the area? Here’s one way to narrow down the options: have a meal there.

When you schedule a tour of the community, which you should always do before making your final decision, ...

 
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Ditch the Cafeteria: In Senior Living, The Trend is “Bon Appetit”

Think resort, not mess hall. That’s what well-traveled, culturally engaged boomers are pushing for, says an article by Lee Simon in Foodservice Trends, a publication from the Tampa-based Innovative Foodservice Design Team.

Flex dining, ‘gourmet markets’ a la Starbucks ...

 
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Why Meals Matter in Assisted Living

The fact is, you need more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away, but wellness is closely tied to what we eat. The old saying is more about making wise choices for good health and nutrition (i....

 
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New Blog for Sunrise Senior Living Focuses on Food

Sunrise Senior Living, a national senior care provider, recently added a new component to their blog: Senior Eats. Per the inaugural post by Tim Whelan, Sunrise’s VP of Dining Services, residents in assisted living “look forward to really good ...

 
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Nutrition in Assisted Living: Eat Well, Live Well

What you eat has a lot to do with how you feel, and what you should eat has a lot to do with your age and life stage.

In assisted living, seniors who lived alone prior to move-in may benefit ...

 
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Convenience a Top Dining Trend in Senior Living

Country kitchens, bistros, and room service: residents in senior living communities want convenience, flexibility and options when it comes to their dining experiences, according to this blog post from Geneva Designs on the latest trends.

Per the article, a number ...

 
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