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Companionship diet can help older adults thrive

 

Last updated 8/25/2021 at 10:05am

Courtesy of Home Instead

Making older adults part of your family meal is one of the topics covered in the Companionship Diet program.

The pandemic has caused feelings of isolation and depression amongst older adults, and the solution to this issue may be just as simple as a hot meal among friends and family. 

According to a survey from Home Instead, seniors who eat most of their meals alone are more than twice as likely to feel lonely compared to those who enjoy meals with others, leading to feelings of isolation and poor eating habits.   

This isolation is deeply impactful, causing lonely seniors to skip more than 20 percent of their total meals each year. However, conversations around a dining room t...



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