A Healthy Diet is the Key Ingredient to Aging Well: A Q&A with Our Registered Dietitians

While we know that diet plays a key role in overall wellness by enhancing the body’s immune response and reducing the risk of disease, for seniors, proper nutrition is essential to healthy aging. Beyond nutrition, food can also evoke memories of family celebrations and cultural connections. For the Witherell’s registered dietitians, creating meal plans for…

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Seniors Need Good Nutrition: Here’s How to Encourage a Healthy Appetite

Loss of appetite is a common complaint among the elderly. Often, a combination of medical and pharmacological issues causes seniors to lose interest in eating the foods they once loved, and that can lead to their skipping meals. Skipping meals can lead to unintentional weight loss, which increases risk for fractures, pressure wounds, infections, and…

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Nathaniel Witherell’s Culinary Wellness Garden Puts Locally Sourced Produce on The Menu

Being recognized as one of the best nursing homes in Connecticut by U.S. News & World Report is a fabulous distinction. Now, we can claim one more: with recent completion and ongoing harvest of fresh vegetables from our Culinary Wellness Garden, we now offer “farm to fork” dining for our residents. Stephanie MacLeay, a registered…

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Witherell Welcomes in Warm Weather with Culinary Wellness Garden

The Nathaniel Witherell welcomed in the warm spring weather earlier this month with a ceremonial groundbreaking at our Culinary Wellness Garden. The 1/4-acre garden was created by volunteers to grow organic heirloom vegetables for Witherell residents. “Once harvested, the produce from this garden – which will include tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, eggplants, radishes, salad greens, peas,…

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