Nutrition for Seniors

Fitness, Nutrition and Prizes: Bingocize®

January 21, 2022
Bingocize fitness and nutrition for seniors in Indianapolis

Wellness is important at every age, but sometimes it’s hard to find ways to get moving or learn about healthy eating. That’s why CICOA is pleased to offer Bingocize®, a program just for seniors that combines fitness and…

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5 Tips to Reduce Stress During the Holidays

December 9, 2021
Holiday Meal with Family Member with Dementia

The holiday season is here, and you may be feeling the stress of endless to-do lists, travel and other traditions that take place this time of year. If you’re caring…

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How to Add Variety to Your Plate This Holiday

November 15, 2021
Thanksgiving Plate with Variety of Foods and Colors

Thanksgiving dinner often invokes many emotions based on our past, family traditions and our own connections to certain foods. You may have attended large Thanksgiving meals where everyone talked about their favorite foods on the table.   Even with holiday spirit…

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5 Ways to Eat More Autumn Harvest Fruits and Vegetables

October 20, 2021
Fall Fruits and Vegetables Autumn Produce

Following good nutrition habits can be difficult with today’s hectic schedules, but especially so for caregivers. One key to better nutrition is eating seasonal food, which is fresher and has…

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Oats: A Simple yet Beneficial Food Favorite of Caregivers

September 28, 2021
Oats a Nutritious Food for Seniors

Caregivers often need to prepare multiple meals a day for their care recipient. If that’s you, and you want to learn about foods that are the right balance of easy…

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Five Unexpected Foods for Eye Health Nutrients

August 30, 2021
Foods for Eye Health Nutrients

Your eyes act as a window to the outside world. With August being National Eye Exam Month, let’s take a look at eye health as it relates to aging and…

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Background Music During Mealtime to Create a Calm Environment

July 21, 2021
Listening to Music During Mealtime

Everyone needs a healthy diet to feel their best each day. This is especially true for loved ones with dementia who may struggle to eat enough food for proper nutrition. Even if healthy meals are…

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Eating Without Utensils

May 24, 2021
Handheld foods to eat without utensils

Good nutrition is key to healthy aging. However, many older adults live with a variety of conditions—including dementia, arthritis or tremors—that can impact their ability to feed themselves using utensils. If a loved one has trouble with utensils for any…

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Try These Mealtime and Kitchen Hacks for Aging

April 26, 2021
Eating with a partitioned plate

Mealtimes should be enjoyable at every age, but many older adults and people with disabilities experience physical changes that can make preparing and eating food more difficult. Tremors, arthritis, vision…

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How to Eat Healthy from a Dollar Store

March 16, 2021
Senior woman buying canned goods at dollar store

Eating well-balanced meals with lots of colorful fruits and veggies, whole grains and a limited amount of sugar, sodium and saturated fat is essential for healthy aging and may also…

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