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Fitness and Nutrition

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As they age, seniors can encounter a number of obstacles to remaining safe and healthy at home. One is fitness and the other nutrition.

If your loved one has lost interest in eating, you're not alone. Certain illnesses and medications can impact an older adult's appetite. What's more, mealtimes may have lost their appeal if Mom or Dad is living alone.

Staying fit and active also can seem like a difficult goal for many seniors who are unable to do what they once did. Motivating older adults to eat healthy and stay fit are among the most daunting challenges that many family caregivers face.


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Activity Calendar and Booklet

Track senior activity progress with the printable calendar and activities booklet.

Additional Resources

The internet is often a good place to begin looking for help with senior care issues. Here are a few resources you may find useful.

Being Prepared

They may seem like common staples for any healthy diet, but the following 12 foods hold special nutritional value for seniors. These items are also versatile enough to be used in a variety of recipes.

Breakfast Recipes

Try these tasty recipes to start your senior loved one's day off right.

Lunch Recipes

Lunch doesn't have to always be between two slices of bread. Keep it interesting with salads and something a little different.

Lite Fare Recipes

Try these nutritious treats for anything from a lite breakfast to a late-night snack.

Dinner Recipes

Banish boring dinners with tempting and full-flavored entrees that are healthy, too.

Dessert Recipes

Yes, dessert can be part of a nutritious meal. Why skip a sweet ending when it's so easy to make a fabulous dessert with wholesome ingredients.

Additional Resources

The internet is often a good place to begin looking for help with senior-care issues. Here are a few resources you may find useful.

Spring/Summer Meal Plan

Download the Sunday Dinner Pledge Meal plans that include the program's featured weekly recipes, full daily meal plans and detailed shopping lists.

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