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It’s a common misconception that the food at a senior living community is nothing to write home about, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. At Friendship Village, we understand the role that a balanced and nutritious diet plays in seniors’ overall well-being.
When seniors are living at home alone, their diet tends to suffer. But here… the food is equal parts delicious and nutritious. Our professionally trained chefs work hand-in-hand with our on-site nutritionist to create meals that tempt your tastebuds as well as fuel your body for the vibrant lifestyle at Friendship Village.
Every meal is optimally planned to include a mix of the vitamins and nutrients that are vital for bone strength, cognitive sharpness and immune support. We stick to the basics like fresh fruit and vegetables, lean meats and proteins, limited salt and sugar, and plenty of healthy fats.
But the basics here aren’t boring. Our talented dining team adds rich flavor with locally sourced ingredients and spices. Plates burst with an array of colors. Flavors melt in your mouth. And if you have specific dietary requirements, we will help craft a meal plan that adheres to your needs without sacrificing flavor.
Plus, you always have a choice of what you eat and where you eat. Friendship Village offers a selection of menu items throughout the day and an array of venues to enjoy them at: full-service, fine dining restaurants, a sleek bar and lounge, a market/cafe and a neighborhood grill.
So, forget the age-old stereotypes about senior living dining being bland and unappetizing. The truth is, you’ll be surprised to find that you may be eating better, feeling healthier, and always leaving room for dessert.
And for that, we say bon appétit.
Diet plays a significant role in brain health. To keep aging brains sharp, try adding foods such as broccoli and leafy greens, berries and cherries. Get the adequate omega-3 fatty acids found in seafoods, such as salmon. Also, walnuts have been found to improve cognitive function.
The Food and Nutrition Board recommends an adequate intake of just 1,200 milligrams of sodium per day after age 70. To reduce daily sodium intake, you should limit your intake of items such as deli meats and frozen meals.