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Fall Prevention Week Is Sept. 18 – 23

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) dedicated the week of September 18 – 23 as National Fall Prevention Week. This week is to raise awareness of fall prevention for older adults. Falls are the most common reason for nursing home placement. Although one in four adults over 65 years of age will experience a fall, various techniques and actions exist […]

Senior Centers Offer Fun, Food, & Friendship

When people think about senior centers, bingo and bridge may come to mind. Today, senior centers may offer those activities, plus so much more! Senior centers provide a vibrant community of older adults of all backgrounds and interests. Over 1 million older adults visit one or more of the nation’s 11,000 senior centers yearly. The […]

Nutrition Is Essential After Hospitalization

The risk of malnutrition often occurs even before hospital admission. More than one-third of patients are malnourished when they enter the hospital. Unsurprisingly, malnutrition can negatively affect clinical outcomes and increase costs. Signs of Malnutrition Older adults who are malnourished face several risks: Malnutrition is a significant concern for older adults, and it can further exacerbate health conditions and delay recovery. […]

Tips To Ease Loneliness For Older Adults

Loneliness can be a significant issue for older adults, but there are various ways to help them cope and improve their well-being. Whether you are worried about your parents or other loved ones, you can help by lending a sympathetic ear and spending time with them. Here are some tips you can suggest supporting older […]

Questions About Diabetes? We Have Answers!

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes occurs when blood glucose levels are above average. With diabetes, the body may not make enough insulin, use the insulin in the right way, or both, causing blood sugar levels to be too high. If diabetes is uncontrolled, it can lead to many serious complications, such […]

Tips for Healthy Aging!

Aging happens to all of us, but it happens gradually over time. Sometimes, we might look in the mirror and not recognize the person staring back at us. That person may not seem like the same person we feel like on the inside. While we can’t stop ourselves from aging, we can make the most […]

Help to Manage Chronic Disease With Medically Tailored Meals

Many chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and kidney disease, require careful management of certain nutrients like sodium, sugar, or cholesterol. Medically tailored meals can be customized to control these nutrients, helping individuals manage their conditions and improve their health outcomes. Chronic disease can impact a person’s quality of life, and managing dietary needs […]

Drink Up – Tips To Stay Hydrated This Summer!

At last, warmer temperatures are here, and it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine! If you are outside and increasing your activity level, drink enough water daily to avoid dehydration. You may be surprised to learn that dehydration is one of the more frequent causes of hospitalization for those 65 and older. Some older adults often don’t […]

Choose Foods Seasonally!

Eating seasonally is a great way to improve your overall health and nutrition. You get the freshest and most nutritious produce when you buy seasonal foods.  Here are a few reasons why it’s important to buy foods that are in season: Nutrient Density: Foods in season are often at their peak regarding nutrient density. This […]

Are You Getting Your Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient vital to maintaining overall health and well-being. It is often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” because the body produces it during sun exposure to the skin. However, many people do not get enough vitamin D from sunlight alone, and it can be challenging to get enough from diet […]

Tips for A Healthy Pregnancy

Expecting a baby can be a very joyful time! However, it can also be stressful for women with pre-existing or other conditions that may develop during pregnancy. Fortunately, there are steps to ensure a healthy pregnancy and delivery for expectant mothers. Receiving proper prenatal care is the first step. Regular visits to an obstetrician are […]

GA Foods Celebrates Its 50th Year of Nourishing Americans

The company grows as health plans recognize the benefit of foods as medicine. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. –  APRIL 27, 2023  – GA Foods, a leader in home-delivered meals for older adults, is celebrating its 50th year in providing healthy nutrition and serving the unique needs of Medicare Advantage and Managed Medicaid plans with post-discharge meal […]