Monthly Archives October 2016

Meal service delivery options for elderly

As more elderly are opting to “age at home”, the demands on adult children, spouses and loved ones to take on more meal time responsibility has increased significantly. Here are several options for elderly who can’t regularly cook for themselves or get to the grocery store. These services are available nationwide and can be tailored to meet specific needs (diets, cost, frequency of delivery, etc.). Some meals are shipped frozen, while others can be picked up hot from local senior centers. Personal Chef to Go delivers lunches and dinners that follow the American Heart Association’s guidelines for healthy living. Meals designed for couples, singles or families also incorporate ethnic flavors such as Mediterranean, Asian or Latin American. MagicKitchen.com prides itself on delivering handmade, homestyle main dishes, desserts, soups, and sides. The frozen-meal service also can accommodate special dietary needs including low-sodium, diabetic, renal, dialysis and portion-controlled diets. BistroMD now offers its Silver Cuisine option designed to specifically address common challenges faced with aging – weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure and more – while maintaining a diet that one can actually get excited about. The company believes in great tasting, natural food and serves the same high-quality meals that are eaten
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Sr. Housing Industry Aging Gracefully, But Not Without Challenges

Charles Davidson, a staff writer for Economy Matters published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, recently wrote an informative article entitled, Senior Housing Industry Aging Gracefully. As Davidson notes, the number of Americans 75 and older will double by the early 2030s and then keep rising. By 2040, that group will number 45.7 million, as the overall population grows just 18 percent, according to U.S. Census Bureau projections. Senior living facilities’ target market—the 75-and-older cohort—is set to add on average just over a million people every year for nearly the next three decades. The baby boom generation—76 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964—won’t hit its prime as senior living residents for several more years, says Beth Burnham Mace, chief economist for the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). While the target market starts younger, the average age of senior living residents today is about 84. So for now, the boomers’ influence is in guiding their parents’ choices about whether and when to move into senior housing. Given that dynamic, a crucial statistic shaping senior housing demand is the “caregiver support ratio,” Burnham Mace says. Right now, there are about seven adult children—ages 45 to 64—for
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NEAT To Know™: Delicious and EASY dishes for July 4th

NEATsheets has some suggestions for easy, but not average 4th of July fare. We hope you take the time to enjoy and celebrate the holiday Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken Easy, tasty and always tender. Click here for directions to this crowd pleaser. Squashed Potatoes It is easier to make than potato pancakes, and more elegant than French fries. This could be a great compliment to burgers and hot dogs. Credit: Food52 Cole Slaw Use thinly sliced red cabbage, some shredded carrots and toss it with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette (2 parts olive oil, 1 part balsamic vinegar, heaping tsp of mustard and salt and pepper). Let marinate. Then add raisins and caraways seeds before serving. Click here for a simple cole slaw option. Roasted Veggies No recipe is needed, and most veggies are worthy, especially cauliflower, sweet potatoes, carrots, and zucchini mixed together or solo. Toss it with olive oil and salt. Roast at 425 for about 20 minutes or until they have a golden color. Do them on the grill as well. Strawberry Rhubarb Pudding Cake Moist and yummy. Also, if you are headed to a party, this dessert travels well. Credit: Epicurious Cherry Hand Pies If you are feeling ambitious,
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Start the day stain free with our 20-ct. NEATsheets pouch

If you have never started the day with a coffee stain or breakfast burrito splotch on your shirt or lap, either you have a doctorate in neatness or you wear a plastic covering to your morning destinations. For the rest of us, there is now the convenient, on-the-go 20-count NEATsheets pouch that easily fits in gloves compartments and carry bags. Offered in both our attractive Grey Dot and Blue Stripe designs, NEATsheets do not require the gymnastic dexterity when covering yourself with napkins, newspaper, or the bag from your morning stop to avoid the inevitable spills. To start your morning as NEAT as can be, visit us at NEATsheets4eats.com or go to Amazon to purchase today.
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Five “must have” products for the active senior

Here are five great items for active seniors, whether you are power walking with a friend, boating with the family or chasing after the grandkids. Keep it NEAT when you are out and about Enjoying your favorite outdoor activity, make coffee stains on your polo or chicken salad spills on your khakis an issue of the past. Disposable and attractive, NEATsheets have two easy-to-use peel and stick adhesives tabs perfect for shirts and laps. Click here for more information on available colors and package options, including the convenient on-the-go 20-count pack. Credit: NEATsheets   Stay hydrated in style The bkr Bottle is designed for the purists in you, using real glass with a protective silicone sleeve and a beer bottle–style mouth. And by the way, it looks really cool. Click here for more information on available styles and color options. Credit: sothatscool.com Be ready for the call Never want to miss a call from the grandkids, the EasyAcc 6000mAh Ultra Slim Power Bank is about the size and thickness of an average smartphone and has enough available power to fully charge all major smartphones—depending on size—two or three times. It also comes with an integrated cable cutting down on cord management. Perfect for travel or anytime you’re away from an
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Four winning plays for a great tailgate

A successful tailgate party requires a spread of food, a range of beverages, and your favorite fan wear. But here are a few extras that will make the pre- or post-game festivities an even bigger win. Cheer loud, proud and stain free Don’t get flagged for an avoidable ketchup or bbq stain.  Disposable and attractive, NEATsheets come with two easy-to-use peel and stick adhesives tabs perfect for shirts and laps. Click here for more information on available colors and package options, including the convenient on-the-go 20-count pack. Credit: NEATsheets   Have the best seat…at least in the parking lot Make sure you are comfortable when tailgating, so come game time you can stand and cheer! The GCI Outdoor PICO Arm Chair supports up to 250 pounds, and after quick assembly, the Chair Back Storage Caddy, has ample space for a sweater, a beverage, sunglasses and excess game gear. When done, the chair folds down to 1/16th of its size – about the size of a laptop case. Click here to see colors and details. Credit: GCIOutdoor.com   Offer a unique twist on the common cocktail or soda Stand out from the crowd. The Twisted Shrub offers drink mixers that create intensely complex, delicious, zing-filled
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