Health problems, medications and changes in taste are just a few factors leading to unintentional weight loss and malnutrition in older adults. Appetites often decline with aging and consuming three large meals each day may become a daunting task. However, snacking between meals can play a vital part in maintaining sufficient caloric intake.
Our communities offer residents refreshments around the clock at signature coffee and snack stations. Residents find an array of snacks, beverages and on-demand Nescafé coffee. Fresh fruit, cereal and plenty of sweet treats are always on the menu along with resident favorites including apples, oranges, chocolate chip cookies, Rice Krispies Treats and Fig Newtons.
Plus, did you know coffee has many health benefits? Coffee is not only linked to lower risks of Type 2 Diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, but most recent findings indicate the beverage actually stimulates the body’s brown fat, a fat used to burn sugar and fat. Coffee is rich in antioxidants and contains several important nutrients, including riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), manganese, potassium and magnesium. Coffee is also known to improve mood, alertness and energy levels. So, enjoy your cup of joe while boosting your health and mind!