How New Trends in Senior Living Improve Memory Care

We see them everywhere. New communities appearing all over the country advertising and promoting the newest trends and programs for memory care residents. It is one of the fastest growing sectors in senior living and will have a significant impact on the industry for the next several years. What is Memory Care? Memory care is a…

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More than Just Pie: Pumpkin Superfoods Pack Nutritional Power

Even before the heat of summer fades and the cool nip in the air greets you in the morning, pumpkin flavored foods are everywhere. From pumpkin spiced lattes to freshly baked pies, pumpkin bread, and more, our love for its sweet taste has grown over the years, creating even more ways to savor the flavor.…

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3 Ways Food Is Medicine

Food nourishes us, gives us energy, keeps us feeling our best. Food is medicine. While food is necessary to survive, enjoying the right ingredients can help you not only survive, but thrive. Enjoying nutritional-dense foods can influence and increase your quality and longevity of life. Our dietitians and culinarians work together to incorporate a variety…

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Dietitians Explain Why a Balanced Bowl is Good For You

By now we’ve all seen those Instagram-worthy balanced bowls packed with beautiful colors and enticing foods, but do you know the health benefits that come with it? Our dietitians love adding balanced bowls to the menu because you can mix and add different whole grains, lean proteins, legumes, and nutritious vegetables to create the perfect…

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How the Food You Eat Can Help Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a time to focus on improving your health, learn ways to reduce your risk of breast cancer, and also how the food you eat can help reduce your risk of breast cancer. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United…

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Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?

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By: Kristina Valbuena, MS, RDN Are most of your mornings on the go? Do you find it difficult to choose a breakfast that is both satiating and nourishing, or find yourself skipping breakfast as a whole? Yep, we’ve all been there.  You’ve probably heard “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” While we…

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Why Outsource Senior Living Dining Services

Morrison Living servers smiling with residents in community at the table

What is Outsourcing? Outsourcing is the business practice of hiring an outside company to perform tasks, handle operations, or provide services. It is an effective strategy to increase staff retention, improve training, and enhance performance – allowing organizations to focus on other business needs while having the details taken care of by outside experts. The…

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3 Reasons to Eat Local this Summer

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By: Brittany Kuhl MS, RD, LDNs Have you ever eaten a fresh tomato straight from the garden or farm? If you have, you know just how delightful the tender, juicy vegetable can be. Often, foods from large grocery stores, especially produce, just can’t compete with items that come “straight from the field.” What does “locally…

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Keeping the MIND Diet Top of Mind in Senior Living Communities

MIND diet in senior living communities

By: Kelly Strobeck, Regional Clinical Dietitian July is Culinary Arts Month – a fitting time to explore one of the most popular diets designed to improve brain function and slow the decline in brain health associated with aging: The MIND diet! Our culinarians play a huge role in incorporating various foods into menus and special…

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June is National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

resident in a wheelchair

By: Paige Lueken, MS, RDN, LDN  Alzheimer’s Disease: What is it, and Why is it Prevalent in the Elderly? Like any other organ in our body, the brain can wear down. As we age, one of the most common brain disorders that can develop is Alzheimer’s disease. 1 in 10 people over age 65 develop…

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