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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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

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.

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.

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 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.

Seniors and Nutrition

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating

In this national bestseller based on Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health research, Dr. Willett explains why the USDA guidelines--the famous food pyramid--are not only wrong but also dangerous.

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.

Healthy Aging

A Lifelong Guide to Your Well-Being

A unique book about aging that draws on the science of biogerontology as well as on the secrets of healthy longevity, from the renowned Dr. Andrew Weil. In each of his widely acclaimed, best-selling books, Dr. Andrew Weil has been an authoritative and companionable guide through a uniquely effective combination of traditional and nontraditional approaches to health and healthy living. Dr. Weil explains that there are a myriad of things we can do to keep our bodies and minds in good working order through all phases of life. Hugely informative, practical, and uplifting, Healthy Aging is infused with the engaging candor and common sense that have made Dr. Weil our most trusted source on healthy living. With detailed information on: -Learning to eat right: Following the anti-inflammatory diet, Dr. Weil’s guide to the nutritional components of a healthy lifestyle -Separating myth from fact about the would-be elixirs of life extension — herbs, hormones, and anti-aging “medicines” -Learning exercise, breathing and stress-management techniques to benefit your mind and body -Understanding the science behind the aging process -Keeping record of your life lessons to share with loved ones Healthy Aging features a glossary, an appendix summarizing the Anti-Inflammatory Diet and an appendix of additional resources.

A SUPER Home Exercise Book For Seniors

An Empowering Home Exercise Routine That Really Packs A Punch

This book provides Seniors and people who are aging into their mature years, with some very effective, scientifically based exercise techniques and combines them into a workout routine, which can be performed at home, or in an assisted living facility. This exercise book for aging men and women has a well-rounded workout, which will increase strength in all major muscle groups...FAST. This book provides Seniors and people who are aging into their mature years, with some very effective, scientifically based exercise techniques and combines them into a workout routine, which can be performed at home, or in an assisted living facility. Having spent a quarter-century studying and applying strength techniques to Athletes, recreational enthusiasts and military personnel, I explain the fastest methods, known to man, to regain and develop strength in certain muscle groups. Members of the U. S. Navy SEALS and other elite members of the Armed Forces currently use modified versions of some of these exercises, when deployed, due to their limited access to exercise equipment. I designed this routine specifically for Seniors, not only for its effectiveness but also for the same reason of possible, limited access to exercise equipment. This book provides Seniors with some very effective, scientifically based exercise techniques and combines them into a workout routine, which can be performed at home, or in an assisted living facility. This exercise book for the aging has a well-rounded workout that will increase strength throughout all of your major muscle groups...FAST. Seniors are "aging-in-place" now more than ever before and with the routine in this book, they can now strengthen all of the major muscle groups in the body, get daily exercise and noticeable improvements from this routine without having to purchase any exercise or fitness equipment. This is one the most effective exercise books for the aging because it condenses certain revolutionary training principles into a book, for seniors and aging individuals and allows them to use these exercise methods in the privacy of their own home. Exercise is even more important for aging seniors due to the loss of muscle mass, decreasing bone density and other physical limitations among many of them. "Aging gracefully" includes a daily plan of some type of exercise activity, eating healthy meals and following a low-stress lifestyle. It is said that people who follow these principles live a more-fulfilled life and aging seniors are no exception to this rule. Exercise has been proven to lower stress, increase muscle tissue, fight depression, obesity and a host of other health problems. Regular exercise is crucial to improve the quality of life among today's aging seniors. Seniors now have the knowledge and "tools" to perform a full-body workout at home, which is zero impact and minimizes the risk of injury by emphasizing slow and controlled exercise movements.

Elderly Nutrition Program Evaluation

Draft Final Report: Evalution Finding

The results of a comprehensive evaluation program specifically targeted to older persons, the Elderly Nutrition Program (ENP) administered by the Aging Admin. This program supports the provision of daily meals and related supportive services in either group or home settings to persons age 60 or older. Contents: data sources and methodologies; characteristics of participants; contributions of ENP to participants' dietary intake and social contacts; ENP program administration and service delivery program funding, costs, and efficiency. 150 charts and tables.

Senior and Elder Care

Tai Chi for Seniors

Sports Nutrition

Caregivers to Seniors

Senior housing

Fitness and Nutrition

Senior Services

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

All seniors are welcome to come out for a healthy, nutritious and tasty lunch, as well as an opportunity for fellowship and socialization with other seniors, and 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).

Hamilton Tastebuds Student Nutrition Collaborative

Program facilitates student nutrition programs and is a partnership of community agencies and community members that supports and facilitates local student nutrition programs for children and youth in Hamilton.

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.

General Topics and Information - Halton Region - How to Find - Food Banks, Emergency Food Cupboards & Vouchers, Community Meals - Burlington

This record summarizes the day-by-day open hours for all food and meal programs in Burlington
* to go directly to the records of the two main food banks see Burlington Food Bank (here) and Salvation Army (here).
* food banks usually have a wide selection and stock of items, food cupboards/pantries may have a smaller number and selection
* some may require proof of residency or income, see each record for details
* all community meals are free, open to everyone and drop-in, unless otherwise specified


CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM, AS HOURS MAY CHANGE, OR BE SUBJECT TO VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES

Monday:
* 9 am-11:30 am Salvation Army Burlington, Food Bank, 5040 Mainway (near Appleby Line), 905-637-3893
* 9 am-11:45 am Burlington Food Bank, 1254 Plains Rd E, 905-637-2273
* 12 noon Out-4-Lunch for Seniors at St. Matthew on the Plains, 126 Plains Rd E, 905-632-1233
* 12 noon-3:30 pm Compassion Society (emergency food cupboard), 484 Plains Rd E (near King Rd), 905-592-3722
* 12 noon-1 pm Food for Life open outreach (fresh food) at Burlington East Presbyterian Church, 505 Walker's Line (near New St), call to confirm 905-637-5155
* 12 noon-8 pm Our Community Cares, Burloak Site, Food Support Cupboard, 356 Burloak Dr, 905-631-1218
* 1:30 pm-2:30 pm Food for Life open outreach (fresh food) at Brant Hills Presbyterian Church, 2138 Brant St. (between Hwy 407 and Dundas St/Hwy 5), call to confirm 905-335-2640
* Hours vary, call for information Our Community Cares, Warwick/Surrey Site, Food Support Cupboard, 702 Surrey Lane, 905-681-2777

Tuesday:
* 9 am-11:30 am Salvation Army Burlington, Food Bank, 5040 Mainway (near Appleby Line), 905-637-3893
* 9 am-11:45 am Burlington Food Bank, 1254 Plains Rd E, 905-637-2273
* 11:30 am-12:30 pm Food for Life open outreach (fresh food) at St Luke's Anglican Church, 1371 Elgin St (downtown Burlington), 905-634-1826
* 3rd Tuesday of the month (no lunch in Jul, Aug or Dec), 12 noon, East Burlington Seniors Lunch at Appleby United Church, 4407 Spruce Ave, 905-637-2942
* 12 noon-8 pm Our Community Cares, Burloak Site, Food Support Cupboard, 356 Burloak Dr, 905-631-1218
* 4 pm-6:30 pm Open Doors Food Bank at St Christopher's Church, 662 Guelph Line, 905-634-1809
* Hours vary, call for information: Our Community Cares, Warwick/Surrey Site, Food Support Cupboard, 702 Surrey Lane, 905-681-2777
* 6 pm (all year except 2 weeks at Christmas and during Easter week) Open Doors Community Supper at St Christopher's Anglican Church, 662 Guelph Line, 905-634-1809
* 6:45 pm Food for Life open outreach (fresh food) at Faith Christian Reformed Church, 2265 Mountainside Dr, call to confirm 905-336-5353

Wednesday:
* 9 am-11:30 am Salvation Army Burlington, Food Bank, 5040 Mainway (near Appleby Line), 905-637-3893
* 9 am-11:45 am Burlington Food Bank, 1254 Plains Rd E, 905-637-2273
* 9 am-12 noon Knox Presbyterian Church, 461 Elizabeth St, 905-333-3013
* 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays of the month, 11:30 am St Luke's Anglican Church Community Lunch, Parish Hall 1382 Ontario St
* 12 noon Next Door Space Community Lunch at ForestView Church Without Walls, 650 Plains Rd E, 289-799-0154
* 12 noon-4:30 pm Compassion Society (emergency food cupboard), 484 Plains Rd E (near King Rd), 905-592-3722
* 12 noon-8 pm Our Community Cares, Burloak Site, Food Support Cupboard, 356 Burloak Dr, 905-631-1218
* Hours vary, call for information Our Community Cares, Warwick/Surrey Site, Food Support Cupboard, 702 Surrey Lane, 905-681-2777
* 2nd and 4th Wednesday of month (varies in December), 6 pm-8 pm North BurLINKton Dinner Night Out, at Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, 1401 Guelph Line (between Mainway & Upper Middle Rd), 905-335-8172

Thursday:
* 9 am-11:30 am Salvation Army Burlington, Food Bank, 5040 Mainway (near Appleby Line), 905-637-3893
* 9 am-11:45 am Burlington Food Bank, 1254 Plains Rd E, 905-637-2273
* 12 noon (dates may change in Dec) Community Lunch, St Christopher's Anglican Church, 662 Guelph Line, 905-634-1809
* 12:45 pm-2 pm Open Doors Food Bank at St Christopher's Church, 662 Guelph Line (between New St and Prospect St), 905-634-1809
* 12 noon-8 pm Our Community Cares, Burloak Site, Food Support Cupboard, 356 Burloak Dr, 905-631-1218
* Hours vary (call for information) Our Community Cares, Warwick/Surrey Site, Food Support Cupboard, 702 Surrey Lane, 905-681-2777
* 5 pm-6 pm, fresh perishable food, open to all, no application or proof of income required: Nourishing Neighbours Food Bank, St. Luke's Church Palermo, 3114 Dundas St W, Oakville ON L6M 4J3 (just west of Bronte Rd), 905-825-3364

Friday:
* 9 am-11:30 am Salvation Army Burlington, Food Bank, 5040 Mainway (near Appleby Line), 905-637-3893
* 9 am-11:45 am Burlington Food Bank, 1254 Plains Rd E, 905-637-2273
* 9 am-5 pm Our Community Cares, Burloak Site, Food Support Cupboard, 356 Burloak Dr, 905-631-1218
* 9:30 am-10:30 am Food for Life open outreach (fresh food) at Tansley United Church, 2111 Walker's Line (north of Upper Middle Rd), 905-335-0090
* 12 noon Next Door Space Community Lunch at ForestView Church Without Walls, 650 Plains Rd E, 289-799-0154
* 12 noon-3:30 pm Compassion Society (emergency food cupboard), 484 Plains Rd E (near King Rd), 905-592-3722
* 3rd Friday of each month, 12 noon-2 pm North BurLINKton 55+ Lunch, Burlington Christian Fellowship, 2054 Mountainside Dr, 905-335-4477 * lunch, with cards and board games following (optional)
* Hours vary, call for information Our Community Cares, Warwick/Surrey Site, Food Support Cupboard, 702 Surrey Lane, 905-681-2777
* 6 pm Friday Night Community, Wellington Square United Church, 2121 Caroline St (between Brant St & Drury Lane), 905-634-1849

Saturday:
* 10 am-12 noon Open Doors Food Bank at St Christopher's Church, 662 Guelph Line, 905-634-1809
* 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, 9:30 am-11 am Compass Point Bible Church, Food Market, 1500 Kerns Rd (west and north of QEW/403), 905-336-0500
* Second-to-last Saturday of month, 10 am-12 noon North Burlington Baptist Church, Bright Corner Outreach, drop-in support group and food assistance for those in need and living in Burlington, 1377 Walkers Line (between Mainway and Upper Middle Rd), 905-335-5808

Sundays:
None


FOOD VOUCHERS
May be available from Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, 905-336-8332
For expectant mothers in need, food vouchers may be available from by Halton Region Health Dept, Prenatal Nutrition Program, 905-825-6000

HALTON FRESH FOOD BOX PROGRAM
This is not an emergency food program, but allows pre-ordering of fresh fruits and vegetables at below-retail cost, available in different sized boxes * for details, see full record here, 905-634-8645

Friendship Luncheon

A service which provides a hot noon meal, chair exercise and a social afternoon weekly for pre-registered seniors at three Oakville locations

Lunch and recreational activities provided at:
  • Sir John Colborne Centre, 1565 Old Lakeshore Rd * Wed 11am-2:30pm
  • Trafalgar Park Community Centre, 133 Rebecca St * Tue 11am-2:30pm
  • Iroquois Ridge Older Adult Centre at Iroquois Ridge Community Centre, 1051 Glenashton Dr * Thu 11am-2:30pm

Transportation provided by volunteers

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

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.

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

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.

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