Managing health concerns after age 60 can be challenging, especially if it means changing life-long habits or trying new sources of nutrients. Seniors should look for diets that are easy to follow and help manage health concerns. It is important to think about what can be a life-long change rather than a short-term fix.
You don’t have to change your diet all at once. Try making one small change at a time. For example, if you eat two slices of white toast for breakfast, replace one of them with a slice of whole grain bread.
For older adults especially, it can help to work with a dietitian to decide what will work best to meet their individual health goals while still enjoying the food they eat. Ashley Jung, Director of Dining Services at Bethany on 42nd explains how Bethany helps residents enjoy healthy meal options. “Bethany has four Licensed Registered Dietitians and two Certified Dietary Managers on staff that provide Nutrition Therapy to our residents. At Bethany, meals for residents are primarily homemade with fresh ingredients, salt free seasonings and designed to meet daily needs.”
We are all creatures of habit, and it can be difficult to make a change in diet after decades of similar choices, even with online meal plans and other resources. It can also be a challenge to manage healthy life choices when your lifestyle changes. Bethany Retirement Living also makes sure that each resident can live a healthy lifestyle, even if they are always on the go and not at home for every meal. “In our Grab and Go case at the 42nd Street Diner, we have offerings such as fresh fruit cups and veggie options, yogurt parfaits made with fruit filling, and fresh salads.” No matter your needs and lifestyle, Bethany Retirement Living is committed to personalized care that evolves with you, so you can reside, relax, and rehab in a community voted “Best Retirement Community” in the Red River Valley seven years in a row!