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Craving Companionship Puts the "Family" Back Into Mealtimes

Research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network revealed that lack of companionship is the biggest mealtime challenge for seniors.That's why the Home Instead, Inc. launched the Craving Companionship program, geared to promoting healthy aging by helping seniors eat nutritiously and stay connected socially. The program also encourages the revival of family mealtimes for the benefit of isolated seniors.

More than three-fourths of seniors who live alone, eat alone most of the time.

Nutritional Risks: The Warning Signs

Much can stand in the way of good nutrition for the elderly, and that can mean your mom or dad could fail to thrive like they should. Recognizing the warning signs of poor nutrition is the first step towards improving the health of your senior loved one.

The elderly, when home alone, face significant socialization challenges, particularly when it comes to lack of shared mealtime experiences.

The Loneliness Factor

Loneliness -- it's one of the most serious obstacles to good nutrition that your senior loved one could face. The elderly, when home alone, face significant socialization challenges, particularly when it comes to lack of shared mealtime experiences.

Sharing memories is one way to get the conversation going.

Table Talk: How to Get Mealtime Conversations Going

Mealtime conversations are an important part of the dining experience, and can help seniors avoid feelings of depression. Caring Cards provide more than 50 questions on a wide range of topics that can help you engage a senior loved one in meaningful conversation and provide companionship.

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10 Senior Mealtime Challenges

When it comes to eating healthy meals, there are many obstacles facing seniors. Review the 10 mealtime challenges that can impact senior health and suggestions on how overcome these challenges.

Every family has that favorite dish. But if your elderly loved one is no longer able to cook, you may not have had that special recipe for a while.

Favorite Family Recipes - Homemade Memories Recipe Contest

Haven't had that special family dish for awhile? Then get out the cookbook, and enter the Homemade MemoriesSM Recipe Contest. Provide your favorite family recipe and a short story about what makes the dish so special. Selected recipes and stories will be published online as well as in the Homemade Memories Cookbook.

Whether a senior is working of necessity or of desire, one thing is certain: older workers will be needed in the future.

Seniors Beefing Up Workforce

More older adults are continuing to work past a traditional retirement age, both as a result of desire and necessity. Many areas of the economy can benefit from the skills and expertise of seniors. Caregiving is one of those.

Bank trust officers often serve as custodians for a senior adult’s finances. They typically are experts in dealing with estate planning issues.

Trust Officers Can Help Manage Senior Care

Bank trust officers often serve as custodians for a senior adult’s finances. They typically are experts in dealing with estate planning issues.

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Honest Assessment Key to Keeping Senior Drivers Safe

Driving is one of the most sensitive of senior issues. But there's good news and support for older adults who want to extend their days behind the wheel.

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Resources Available to Help Struggling Family Caregivers

The toll of family caregiving can be mind-boggling. That's why it's important to reach out for the resources that can serve as a respite and alleviate the stress.

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