One in every nine seniors is at risk of hunger. Chances are, it affects someone you love – even a parent, grandparent or spouse. Comfort Keepers franchises across the nation are uniting to create a voice for this epidemic and raise awareness about the risks of senior hunger and malnutrition.
Hunger can lead to malnutrition and other serious health problems in seniors. It is estimated that as many as 85 percent of seniors in the care of others are at risk for malnutrition or under nutrition. Signs of malnutrition may include sudden weight gain or loss, bruising or dental problems, sudden changes in taste, or a general disinterest in eating. For seniors, malnutrition means the potential for increased hospital stays, increased health complications early entry into assisted living facilities and premature death.
Tips for healthy senior eating:
- Whole grains
- Enrich basic foods
- Spice up bland foods
- Eat the right snacks
- Eat vegetable and fruits raw
- Lean protein and calcium- rich dairy
When planning meals on a fixed income try to plan a menu and write a shopping list. Don’t shop when you are hungry. Buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Use ground meat, beans and eggs for protein rich meals. Buy store brands, use coupons.
The benefits of a healthy diet can: slow the onset of disease, help reduce and manage symptoms, reduce impact of disease on lifestyle and improve longevity.
Comfort Keepers is dedicated to helping seniors live healthy, independent lives. Nutrition is vital for Senior Independence. Comfort Keepers has created an initiative focused on improving senior nutrition. Through this program we were able to collect 1,600 pounds of food last year to help local seniors. This year, we will be doing more food drives to help seniors.
Comfort Keepers of Boca Raton will begin its’ annual STOP HUNGER FOOD DRIVE, September 15th until December 15th. We will have bins out in Palm Beach County for your donations. For more information how you can help, please call 561-338-4884 or www.stopseniorhunger.com
Stop Senior Hunger and About the Author:
Comfort Keepers in Boca Raton, Florida – Serving Delray Beach, Boca Raton and Boca West.
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