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Want a Better Senior Lifestyle? Be Proactive About Your Health

American healthcare is moving towards a “help yourself” mentality that encourages everyone– even seniors– to become proactive about their own health.

The new age of healthcare that has followed the Affordable Care Act has placed much of the responsibility on the individual to keep his body in the best physical shape possible so that he may avoid chronic or fatal illnesses during his senior life.  In response to this, many hospitals and other care providers have initiated prevention and wellness programs to help patients become proactive about their health.

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Wonderful Chefs Make Living in These Retirement Communities a Treat

Residents of the Marjorie P. Lee and Deupree House retirement communities in Cincinnati know good cuisine. Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH) takes great care to make sure that residents are getting not only the proper nutrition, but that they have exciting, scrumptious dining options every day. Having expert chefs at the helm in each retirement center’s culinary department certainly helps.

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Eating Well and Aging Well in Senior Living

 

More than 8 million older Americans are overweight or obese, but research has shown that eating a Mediterranean diet, in addition to your senior fitness routine, can keep you aging healthy and living well.

If you aren’t quite sure where to start, meander around the Mediterranean with these easy to follow recipes from superstar chefs.

Main Course

Grilled Sardines with Mint and Almonds

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5 Farmer's Market Finds You Should Eat for Healthier Senior Life

It can be difficult to find good quality produce during the long winter months, especially here in more northern cities like Cincinnati, so many older Americans are come into summer deprived of many essential nutrients.

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Residents at ERH Retirement Communities Eat Well and Live Well



While we’ve emphasized how important physical activity is in maintaining total wellness as an older adult, we know that eating healthfully is just as important. Eating well can reduce your risk of developing a number of health concerns like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and even some kinds of cancer.

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