Nutrition for Seniors

Making healthy, nutritious, daily meals can be difficult for several reasons. Often, for seniors, or those with disabilities, getting out to go grocery shopping or the simple act of cooking may be difficult. Dexterity can be an issue or mobility. Or, it may be that cooking and eating a full meal alone just isn’t appealing. It may not always be apparent right away that someone needs help with meals. Signs to look for include: rotting and past-due food in the fridge, or a fridge or pantry that is empty or not stocked with healthy essentials. Also - watch for dishes and pans being consistently left in the sink or on countertops - this could mean someone is losing the strength to lift them in and out of cupboards. Multiple cuts on hands and fingers may mean that cutting skills are becoming shaky. Do you have a family member or friend who can continue to live independently, but may need help with daily meals? Are you looking for affordable meal delivery service for yourself? Or do you, or someone you know need to find short-term or temporary meal delivery following a surgery or sickness? There are many options available, and we are here to help you find them.

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Vegan Nutrition for Seniors

A plant-based diet contributes to increased longevity by reducing the risk for the most common chronic diseases, as well as dementia. Learn how nutrient needs change during the aging process, which nutrients may be difficult to get in adequate amounts, and how to deal with sensory loss and lack of digestive vigor. Great tips are provided for creating nutritionally balanced and appealing plant-based meals for our golden years.

Seniors guide to good nutrition

Seniors and Nutrition

Senior Fitness

The senior years don't have to be filled with aches and pains. At age seventy, Ruth Heidrich has the bone mass density of a woman in her early thirties and a resting heart rate of forty-four. Since being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of forty-seven, she has won more than nine hundred athletic trophies and medals and has been cancer-free for more than twenty years. In Senior Fitness, the "other" Dr. Ruth shows how to maintain and even increase physical and sexual fitness at any age--and dramatically reduce the risk of prostate cancer, varicose veins, osteoporosis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, Alzheimer's, and a host of other ailments and diseases. Full of detailed medical information, this inspiring handbook is the ideal resource for all those seeking to make life after fifty full of fun and dynamism.

ELDER NUTRITION

ELDER NUTRITION: The senior years can be very active and fulfilling years. However, the majority of people over age seventy years are deficient in many nutrients. Experience and research have shown that many of the chronic health problems of elders are due less to the aging process itself than to the malnutrition that occurs in a majority of seniors. Elder Nutrition will show how seniors can achieve excellent health and an active lifestyle through proper nutrition, exercise, sleep, social support, and a positive mental attitude. Better nutrition can prevent or at least alleviate many common health problems such as muscle and bone loss, infection, heart disease, strokes, cancer, vision problems, depression, dementia, diabetes, chronic fatigue, arthritis, and kidney failure. This book is backed by hundreds of published research studies and by Dr. Curtis?s extensive experience in treating nutritional problems of elders.

Nutrition and Functional Foods for Healthy Aging

Nutrition and Functional Foods for Healthy Aging aims to equip anyone studying geriatric nutrition or working with aging adults with the latest scientific reviews of critical topics. The major objective of this book is to review, in detail, the health problems of the aged and how normal food, lifestyle, or nutritional and dietary supplements can help treat them. Nutrient requirements for optimum health and function of aging physiological systems are often quite distinct from those required for young people. The special nutrition problems of the aged are intensively researched and tested, especially as the elderly become a larger percentage of the population. Many chronic diseases and cancers are found with higher frequency in the aged, and it is also widely known that many elderly people use foods and nutrients well above the recommended daily allowance, which can be detrimental to optimal health. Explains the evidence supporting nutritional interventions relevant to age-related diseases Reviews the macro- and micro-nutrient requirements of aging adults and their variables Describes how alcohol, drugs, and caffeine can impact deficiencies, also exploring functional food and dietary supplements that can be used for prevention and treatment

Nutrition Care of the Older Adult: a Handbook for Dietetics Professionals Working Throughout the Continuum of Care

Completely revised with new chapters and sections covering everything the health-care provider needs to know when working with the older adult either at home or in nursing and long-term care facilities. Chapters cover factors affecting nutrition, nutrition and disease, nutritional assessment, dining challenges and regulatory compliance. This scientifically sound and practical resource for new and experienced nutrition professionals includes new forms, resources, the food guide pyramid for older adults and an index of tales.

Nutrition for the Older Adult

Reorganized and updated with the latest data in the field, the Second Edition of Nutrition for the Older Adult introduces students to the unique nutritional needs of this special population. Designed for the undergraduate, the text covers such important topics as the physiological changes of aging, weight and nutrition problems in older adults, diet and cultural diversity in older adults, macronutrient, mineral, and vitamin requirements for older adults, and much more. With an added emphasis on health promotion, Nutrition for the Older Adult is an essential resource for students in the fields of nutrition, nursing, public health and gerontology.

Becoming Vegan

The Complete Reference to Plant-Base Nutrition, Comprehensive Edition

Internationally acclaimed dietitians Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina specifically designed this fully referenced, comprehensive edition to meet the needs of health professionals, academic librarians, and curriculum developers as well as lay readers with a deep interest in nutrition. The authors explore the health benefits of vegan diets compared to other dietary choices; explain protein and amino acid requirements at various stages of life; describe fats and essential fatty acids and their value in plant-based diets; investigate carbohydrate facts and fallacies; reveal the truth about wheat, gluten, and grains; pinpoint where to obtain calcium, iron, zinc and other minerals without animal products; clarify the importance of obtaining vitamin B12; and show how to attain optimal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation. Nutritional guidelines are provided for infants, children, teens, and adults, including seniors; and a section is devoted on how to achieve and maintain healthy weights and exceptional fitness on a vegan diet. Numerous tables and graphs illustrate each section. A handy graphic of the vegan plate offers a daily plan for healthful eating. Equally beneficial are the sample menus designed for people of various caloric needs. While much of the emphasis is on the health advantages that vegan diets offer, an opening chapter is devoted to the impact of animal agriculture on the environment, and the degree of inhumanity that has dominated the industry. Plant-based nutrition truly benefits the entire planet, and every bite makes a difference.

Nutrition Through the Life Cycle

One of the most respected nutrition life cycle texts in the higher education market, NUTRITION THROUGH THE LIFE CYCLE, Third Edition uses current research to explain the nutritional foundations necessary for the growth, development, and normal functioning of individuals in each stage of the life span. From preconception to the final stages of life, this text covers clinical and nutritional interventions for each part of the life cycle. The text is organized systematically, with clinical nutrition topics following normal nutrition topics. The text maintains a consistent level of pedagogy throughout, highlighting key nutrition concepts, nutritional needs, nutrition and health disease outcomes, model programs, and case studies. Featuring an expert author team, this text benefits from a broad range of normal and clinical nutrition expertise from registered dietitians and researchers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Nutrition for the Middle Aged and Elderly

The ageing process changes body composition and thus nutritional status changes as one gets older. At the same time the body becomes more susceptible to diseases and diet becomes an even more significant or at least visibly significant than in earlier years. Moreover, there is frequently socio-economic downward drifting in this age group making nutritious foods more difficult to afford. This book presents the latest research in this vital field.

A National survey of nutritional risk among the elderly

Senior and Elder Care

Tai Chi for Seniors

Sports Nutrition

Caregivers to Seniors

Senior housing

Senior Services

Fitness and Nutrition

Living Food Nutrition

Gay Seniors 50 and Older

Burlington. Parks and Recreation - Seniors Keeping Connected Program - Burlington Seniors' Centre

Provides support to low-income seniors requiring help to stay involved in the community * includes transportation to Burlington Seniors Centre, lunch and hot beverage at the Bistro, yearly membership and registration in one of the many programs at the Centre

Funded by the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton in partnership with the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford

Appleby United Church - East Burlington Seniors Lunch

Nutritious lunch for seniors provides an opportunity for fellowship and socialization, occasional speakers or entertainment
* provided in partnership with four other local churches (Holy Cross Lutheran, Pineland Baptist, St. Elizabeth's Anglican and St. Patrick's Catholic)

St. Matthew's House - Seniors Drop-In Centre - 460 Wentworth St - Seniors Drop-In Centre

Program provides a casual space for seniors to gather and socialize with an emphasis on low-income seniors who are vulnerable, potentially isolated or are living in at-risk conditions. Also offering light breakfast and lunch daily, TV, movies, newspapers, books, games and a free weekly chair exercise program. Provides referrals to internal services at St. Matthew’s House or external organizations or agencies that provide financial assistance, legal aid, housing, medical treatment and other services. Outreach workers provide friendly visiting to seniors at home for health and safety checks, and assist seniors in crisis situations.

St. Matthew's House - Seniors Drop-In Centre - 460 Wentworth St - Seniors Drop-In Centre

Program provides a casual space for seniors to gather and socialize with an emphasis on low-income seniors who are vulnerable, potentially isolated or are living in at-risk conditions. Also offering light breakfast and lunch daily, TV, movies, newspapers, books, games and a free weekly chair exercise program. Provides referrals to internal services at St. Matthew’s House or external organizations or agencies that provide financial assistance, legal aid, housing, medical treatment and other services. Outreach workers provide friendly visiting to seniors at home for health and safety checks, and assist seniors in crisis situations.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton - McQuesten Senior's Program - 785 Britannia Ave

Program provides a variety of activities and programs to promote enjoyment and well being for older adults and retirees. Offering bingo, euchre and more. Also, fitness and strength training, speaker events on topics relevant to seniors and pot luck lunches.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton - McQuesten Senior's Program - 785 Britannia Ave

Program provides a variety of activities and programs to promote enjoyment and well being for older adults and retirees. Offering bingo, euchre and more. Also, fitness and strength training, speaker events on topics relevant to seniors and pot luck lunches.

North BurLINKton Community Group - North BurLINKton Neighbourhood Project - 55+ Lunch - Burlington Christian Fellowship

Free lunch for seniors at Burlington Christian Fellowship Church, 2045 Mountainside Dr, Burlington * call to confirm

Seniors for Seniors

Offers mature companions who assist seniors in the following capacities:
* Personal and homemaking companions
* Driver companions
* Live-in companions
* Overnight assistance
* House cleaners
* Drop-in companions
* In-home personal support

Seniors for Seniors

Offers mature companions who assist seniors in the following capacities:
* Personal and homemaking companions
* Driver companions
* Live-in companions
* Overnight assistance
* House cleaners
* Drop-in companions
* In-home personal support

United Senior Citizens of Ontario - Burlington Club 9 - Mailing Address

Seniors social club primarily for cards (bridge and euchre)
* refreshments served after card games
* hosts annual Christmas dinner and windup dinner

Halton. Social and Community Services - Assisted Living / Supports for Daily Living Program, Oakville - John R Rhodes Seniors Residence - Oakville - John R Rhodes Seniors Residence

Provides the Supports for Daily Living program to the residents of John R. Rhodes Seniors Residence and eligible individuals living in the surrounding Kerr Street neighbourhood

Support can include, but is not limited to:
* personal care including showering
* dressing/undressing
* assistance with pre-measured medication
* reassurance
* safety checks

Those who qualify for personal care services may also be eligible for:
* light housekeeping
* laundry
* assistance with meal services

Other locations for Supportive Housing/Supports for Daily Living Projects managed by the Region of Halton.

Burlington Baptist Church - Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends program offers a positive experience for any socially-isolated senior in the community, supporting social participation and inclusion of seniors
* over a hot meal, participants and senior volunteers converse and discuss topics of interest
* transportation and meal provided
* volunteers welcome for driving, program, technical support and transport scheduling

Program is sponsored by multiple partners including the municipality, five other downtown Burlington churches of various denominations, School of Nursing McMaster University and Acclaim Health