March is National Nutrition Month, making it an ideal time to provide our 55+ Resident’s with valuable insights on healthy eating. You can share tips for maintaining a balanced diet, highlight nutritious recipes, and emphasize the importance of proper nutrition for overall well-being with your neighbors. The 2024 theme, Connection in Every Bite, highlights one of the most important aspects of the Senior Nutrition Program: the profound relationship between food and social connection. When local nutrition programs serve and build their communities through meals and fellowship, they provide a powerful reminder that the act of coming together over a meal transcends sustenance — it fosters a sense of belonging, contributes to the health of participants, and creates an opportunity for connection in every bite.

Nutrition is a vital component of our health and well-being, especially as we age. But in communities throughout the U.S., older adults sometimes lack access to the high-quality, nutritious food they need to remain healthy and independent. Funded by the Older Americans Act, the national Senior Nutrition Program has provided nutrition services to older Americans since 1972. The Administration for Community Living (ACL), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides grants to states to enable a network of local programs that deliver nutrition services to older adults. These programs promote healthy eating, foster meaningful social connections, and support overall health. They also function as a gateway to other home and community-based services like falls prevention programs, chronic disease management resources, and more.

This March, TimberCrest at Glen Oaks is proud to celebrate the anniversary of the national Senior Nutrition Program with others across the country. Throughout the month, we will highlight resources on wellness. TimberCrest at Glen Oaks offers Tai Chi classes, Sit and Be Fit classes, Water Aerobics, Aqua Zumba, access to a fulltime Wellness Instructor, Therapy on-site, Massage Therapy, Social gatherings, and Lunch and Learn’s. Lunch and Learn topics include Physical Therapy, Hearing testing, fraud, home care needs, homestyle food delivery and so much more. Activities to keep our bodies healthy and socialization to keep our minds healthy. Gardening season will soon be here, and Residents have the option of a garden plot or a raised garden. Many grow vegetables on their very own balcony.

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