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Six Ways to Make an Older Adult Part of Family Dinner (Canada)

Seniors can sometimes feel left out of the planning as well as the dinner itself, especially if health and mobility issues have impacted their ability to assist. The following six suggestions can help seniors feel as though they are an important part of the family

Making the Most of Family Dinners, at Home or Away (U.S.)

Will the Sunday family dinner be at home? Or is the cook calling for a family gathering at a local restaurant? Either place requires a bit of forethought. Here are some tips to help with the planning.

Making the Most of Family Dinners, at Home or Away (Canada)

Will the Sunday family dinner be at home? Or is the cook calling for a family gathering at a local restaurant? Either place requires a bit of forethought. Here are some tips to help with the planning.

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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.

Sunday Dinner Pledge: Executive Summary

Research conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, indicates that the frequency of sit-down dinners with senior relatives has decreased for a majority of families.

Good Nutrition is the Best Medicine

Good nutrition and regular physical activity can be the best form of preventative medicine. If you’re past the preventative stage, nutrients from healthy foods can be the best “medicine” for many ailments we are faced with today.

Meet Shannon Muhs, Registered Dietitian

Meet the Sunday Dinner Pledge Program Dietitian, Shannon Muhs

Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots

Featured recipe by Chef Melissa d’Arabian | Prep Time: 40 minutes. Cook Time: 8 hours.

Light Chicken Stroganoff

Prep Time: 10 minutes. Cook Time: 20 minutes.

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  • Home Instead Senior Care® is on a mission to see more families share sit-down Sunday dinners with their senior loved ones. The reason? Powerful new research shows that 50 percent of families living near senior relatives believe they do not share enough meals with these older loved ones, losing an important family connection.

    To encourage families to make time for these meals, Home Instead has launched the Sunday Dinner Pledge℠ public education program to drive home the importance of hosting regular family dinners. In the U.S, the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation will donate $1 to Meals on Wheels America -- up to $20,000 total through July 31, 2015 -- for each person who commits to regularly scheduling family dinners with senior loved ones.

    To help families across the country bring back Sunday dinner, Home Instead Senior Care has partnered with Food Network celebrity Chef Melissa d’Arabian to highlight the importance of regular family dinners. In addition, a dietitian for the Home Instead Senior Care network has developed easy, nutritious recipes and healthy food plans. Other resources include tips for how to involve seniors in meal planning and preparation, pre- and post-dinner activities and suggestions for senior friendly meal planning at home or away.

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