Nutrition

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

Healthy Aging | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

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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Check in With Older Adults Over the Holidays? Here’s Why.

Caregivers | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

When you have a parent who is an older adult, gatherings during the holidays present a great opportunity to get a sense of how they’re doing, both physically and emotionally. You might notice that things aren’t quite what they should be; there may be signs of decline. Questions come to mind, like: Has dad lost…

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Good Nutrition for a Happy Thanksgiving! By Nicolle Cucco, MS, RD, CDN

Healthy Aging | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Note: With Thanksgiving on the horizon, we tapped the Witherell’s registered dietician, Nicolle Cucco, to offer this advice on how to eat healthy and still enjoy Thanksgiving’s bounty. When it comes to the holidays, unless you have specific dietary restrictions, there is usually no need to avoid any foods! Consider this: the average weight gain…

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Culinary Wellness Garden: Our ‘Farm to Fork’ Update

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

It’s summer harvest time at the Witherell, as our residents dig into the produce harvested from our own Culinary Wellness Garden! As you may remember, the Culinary Wellness Garden was created by Harry Shea and Bob Willis—long time friends and business partners. Harry and Bob, both food industry veterans with a passion for giving back…

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

Caregivers | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

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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