QUESTION: My dad lives alone and is not eating healthy, what can I do?
Healthy eating can be a challenge as we age. Many problems center on underlying health conditions. Here are some tips for healthier eating for seniors!
- If you have difficulties chewing foods like fresh fruits, vegetables and meat- ~ Try soft canned fruits, ground meat/high protein substitutes and try steamed/creamed vegetables! Maybe even have a V8!
- If you have difficulty shopping for groceries, ~ Ask your grocery store to deliver, ask your church for a volunteer or find a local errand service at a minimal fee!
- If you have no appetite-
For many seniors, mealtime equates to social hour but if they are alone, they have no reason to sit and eat a nice meal! Find lunch groups, eat with family and friends!
One of the benefits of a move to Stow-Glen Retirement Village is a dietary and foodservice department that serves 3 meals a day to more than 300 people of extremely varying dietary needs. All 3 meals are included in any of our living areas and can be custom made per request! Call today for more information about our restaurant style meals!