Highgate Senior Living Blog

Infographic: 10 Top Superfoods for Senior Nutrition

No one needs to tell you that milk is better for you than sugar-sweetened drinks or that whole wheat bread and brown rice are better for you than white bread and rice. But there are certain nutrients that become especially important for good health as you get older.

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Slideshow: 6 Tips to Eat Healthier as You Get Older

Have you ever thought to yourself, “The dishes I’ve always liked the most just don’t taste the same as they used to” or “Now that I live alone, it's too much trouble to cook for one”?

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is important for everyone. As you age, healthy eating can make an even bigger difference in your health, improving how you feel and encouraging a sense of well-being. However, ...

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Eat This, Not That: Senior Nutrition Tips from Highgate's Director of Dining Services

Khalid Iraqui spent more than 20 years as a chef at high-end restaurants and hotels around the world. From Thailand and Indonesia to South America and North Africa, Iraqui cooked in four-diamond hotels and five-star restaurants.

“The hours were long,” Iraqui says. “And you couldn’t please people who had four-diamond meals every day. The satisfaction wasn’t there.”

Then he met Marjorie Todd,...

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How Seniors Can Get Help Paying for Healthy Food

There’s this idea that healthy foods are expensive. But healthy doesn’t necessarily mean expensive. In fact, that idea is really a myth.

In a recent study, researchers at Vanderbilt University found “that consumers do subscribe to a general lay theory that healthy = expensive despite the fact that this relationship is unlikely to be true in all product categories and contexts,” wrote...

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What's the Food Like in Assisted Living? Try These 3 Recipes from Highgate's Five-star Chef

Think back to the last time you ate your favorite food. How did it make you feel? Eating is one of the great sensual pleasures in life. Diving into a plate of Mom’s lasagna or devouring a nice, juicy steak can be a real joy, something that makes life seem full and wonderful. Did you know there are actually foods that are scientifically shown to lift spirits?

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3 Kitchen Safety Tips and Resources for Seniors

Your kitchen is a gathering place for friends and family — a place where memories are homemade and seasoned with love. It’s also one of the rooms in the house that sends thousands of people to the emergency room every year.

From home fires started by cooking equipment to foodborne illness caused by bacteria living on your kitchen faucet to cuts made by dull knives, injuries the kitchen can be...

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