As a registered dietitian, I am often asked a lot of health- and diet-related questions by friends and family members.
Two of the more common ones are:·
Are artificial sweeteners better for you than real sugar?
Which fats are “good” fats?
Eating a healthy diet includes all food groups; our bodies need carbohydrates, fats and protein to function properly and the right mix is key. So can fat-free and low-fat products aid in keeping ourselves fit and healthy?
However, paying attention to labels is key. Because something labeled low-fat may not be a magic bullet.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll not only on health but also on people’s ability to socialize.
We’ve taken extensive steps at all our senior living communities to provide as much socialization as possible while focused as well on keeping everyone safe. Nevertheless, we look forward to the time soon when we can resume more “normal” activities.
That’s particularly important because something most people recognize about senior living communities is that socialization and connections are key to creating this ideal environment for older people.
Connecting with others and remaining social have many advantages; in fact, most older adults find that living alone at home simply doesn’t provide opportunities for them to meet new people, explore their passions, enjoy the company of others or live the lifestyle they want to enjoy.
At a senior living community, there are many ways people can achieve the benefits of socialization, allowing for a happy, healthy and social life!
If you or a loved one are looking into making the move to a senior living community—particularly now that vaccinations are beginning to take hold and we are offering safety-focused in-person tours—I hope you will consider some of the social benefits residents enjoy on a daily basis!
● You can meet an array of new people. When moving to and living in a senior living community, you can be introduced to different types of people who have similar life experiences or very different ones. From seniors just like you to people who enjoy other interests, the opportunities are endless.
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