The Gables Assisted Living and Memory Care realizes that dining is one of the most important services we offer to our residents each day. Our residents feel right at home in our residential style kitchen and dining area. Our dietitian approved menus ensure three nutritionally well balanced meals each day. Snacks are offered between meals and upon request as well. Our multi-talented staff prepare delicious home cooked meals, and serve our residents their meals restaurant style. Room service is also available to our residents who prefer to dine privately.
The Gables accommodates special diets as needed such as diabetic, puree, mechanical soft, gluten free, and other special diets and food requests.
The Benefits of a Healthy Diet for Older Adults
For older adults, the benefits of a healthy diet include increased mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels, faster recuperation times, and better management of chronic health problems. As we age, eating well can also be the key to a positive outlook and staying emotionally balanced. Older adults can feel better and stay healthy longer by eating wholesome, nutritious foods. A balanced diet and physical activity contribute to a higher quality of life and enhanced independence as you age.
Live longer and stronger – Good nutrition keeps muscles, bones, organs, and other body parts strong for the long haul. Eating vitamin-rich food boosts immunity and fights illness-causing toxins. A proper diet reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, bone loss, cancer, and anemia. Also, eating sensibly means consuming fewer calories and more nutrient-dense foods, keeping weight in check.
Sharpen your mind – Key nutrients are essential for the brain to do its job. People who eat a selection of fruit, leafy veggies, and fish and nuts packed with omega-3 fatty acids can improve focus and decrease their risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Regular consumption of antioxidant-rich green tea may also enhance memory and mental alertness as you age.
Feel better – Wholesome meals give you more energy and help you look better, resulting in a boost to your mood and self-esteem. It’s all connected—when your body feels good you feel happier inside and out.