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…

Read More

3 Reasons to Eat Local this Summer

chef with fresh tomatoes

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Mental Health: Are you caring for your mental well-being?

Be Kind to Your Mind article

By: Ashley Breidenstein, RD, LDN This past year has most likely tested your mental capabilities and strengths on several occasions. As we have all experienced rapid changes in our personal lives, at work, in our finances, etc., we may have put our mental health on the back burner as we went into fight or flight…

Read More

The Plant-Based Diet: What It Is and Why You Should Consider It

plant based diet

By Kristin Zweneman, MS, RD, CSG, LD If you’ve always considered yourself a “meat and potatoes” kind of person, don’t let the term “plant-based diet” kale your vibe! Following a plant-based diet may mean that you follow vegetarian or vegan meal patterns, but it may also mean that you simply eat meat and other animal-based…

Read More

Heart-Healthy Foods You Should be Eating Regularly

American Heart Month with associates

By Emilie Matthaei, RD You gotta nourish to flourish! Eating a heart-healthy diet is a form of self-care. It’s good for our hearts and one of the ways proven to lower heart disease risk. February is American Heart Month, a fitting time to focus on the organ linked to feelings and emotion, the heart. Your…

Read More

Say No to Resolutions and Yes to Lifestyle Changes

Healthy foods

By Emily D Luebcke, MS, RD, Nutrition Care Manager in Fort Collins, CO #NewYearNewYou. It’s that time of year again where everyone reflects and renews their interest to make a change – read more, complain less, or get in shape (just to name a few). The hardest part of any new habit is getting started,…

Read More

12 Easy Recipes to Boost Your Immune System

Foods with health benefits

Food is medicine, so we’re prescribing 12 super easy recipes to boost your immune system. These immune-friendly recipes are packed with vitamins and minerals to help keep your body in tip top shape. If you’re looking for ways to prevent colds, the flu and other infections, start infusing ingredients like citrus, ginger, Greek yogurt, and…

Read More

Use These 4 Tips to Reduce Stress and Protect Your Mind

By: Traci Miller, Senior Director of Nutrition and Wellness The #MoveYourMind interactive cognitive health series at Morrison Living discusses the six pillars of brain health.  Nutrition, sleep, exercise, social connection, challenging the brain and stress management are all integral to our well-being.  When we experience continued stress: • Cortisol, which is increased with stress, can damage…

Read More