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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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What prevents a senior from good nutrition: Mealtime, Food and Senior Nutrition (3 of 5)

This video addresses medical and physical challenges that can prevent senior loved ones from getting proper nutrients.

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How to make mealtime enjoyable: Mealtime, Food and Senior Nutrition (4 of 5)

How to keep grocery shopping, cooking, and mealtime an enjoyable experience while still getting your senior loved one the nutrition they need.

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Important Considerations for Seniors: Mealtime, Food and Senior Nutrition (5 of 5)

Mary Alexander and Amy Cohn, a registered dietician with General Mills, discuss the vitamin, mineral, & other nutritional needs important to seniors.

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Senior Nutrition & Mealtime - Family Caregiver Recorded Webinar

In this webinar, Dr. Amy D'Aprix of the DAI Foundation and Mary Alexander of Home Instead Senior Care tackle the topic of senior nutrition and mealtimes.

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Help With Aging Issues

For fifteen years, the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise network has been devoted to providing seniors with the highest quality care in their own homes, and to arming families with the information they need to make the best decisions about caring for aging loved ones. The Get Mom Moving campaign is part of that effort, designed to help seniors stay mentally and physically active, as well as emotionally engaged.

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Home Instead Franchise Owner Discusses Tips to Help Aging Parents

Home Instead was featured on Hallmark Channel’s lifestyle show, Home & Family.

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Kathy Shares Her Sunday Dinner Tradition

Kathy Gunderson talks about her family’s Sunday dinner tradition. It’s an opportunity for the family to go back in time and share memories. Even with their busy lives, the family always finds time to gather around the table for Sunday dinner.

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Home Instead Senior Care Foundation - "Bring It On Home" Project

The "Bring it on Home" project in Putnam County, Missouri consists of home visits to the area's aging adults. One of the Aging Resource Consultant's encounters will never be forgotten by a local senior. It was a very special home visit! The residents of Unionville are inspired to help reduce isolation and vulnerability for their neighbors.

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