Food

Restaurant quality meals

There’s no doubt that delicious food is one of the great joys of life, and that is just as true in retirement as any other stage of life. Nutrition is also key as we grow older. A healthy combination of good food and exercise can delay or even reverse many of …

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Eating Well this Winter

The wisdom “Let food be thy medicine” dates back almost 3000 years, and the importance of this statement is no less important now than it was then. The winter months can prove a nutritional challenge for some of us. Huddling in front of the fire and television on a wet, …

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Eldernet Easter Egg Hunt!

  There are 10 hidden Easter eggs in our “Products and Services” directory on Eldernet. Send us an email with the locations of 8 of those eggs and you’ll be in the draw to win an awesome Easter Egg Hamper!  (Which we promise we will deliver to your door and …

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The power of veggies

Keeping muscle mass and function is very important as you age. Typically as a muscle ages, it not only diminishes in size and strength, it also loses its aerobic capacity. This impacts on mobility and therefore, the ability to stay independent. The biological role of your muscles goes far beyond mobility. …

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Malnutrition in Older people

A healthy diet is important for everyone. We all know that babies and young children need enough of the right food to grow and be healthy. But did you know that very old, along with the very young, are most vulnerable to the effects of poor diet? As we age …

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Ditching the Coffee Table Dining

When was the last time you sat down at the dining table and enjoyed a meal together with friends or family?  We live in a rushed society, and scoffing down whatever we can find can be commonplace.  It’s so easy to head to the fridge and nibble on whatever looks …

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Tastes of the World

In keeping within the “Tours and Travel” theme for this month, I thought I would share my recent experience with Indonesian food. I recently returned from a very relaxing holiday in Bali, where the people are friendly, the sun pleasantly warm and the food absolutely delicious.  As a matter of …

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