Dining Delights!

March 18, 2024 — National Nutrition Month is the perfect time to underscore the profound impact of nutrition on senior health, particularly in assisted living communities. Research has shown the quality of a person’s diet can have a huge impact on physical condition, cognitive condition, bone health, eye health, vascular function, and the immune system. At Charlesgate, daily meals... Read More

6 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

November 18, 2022 — Thanksgiving is a treasured tradition of gathering with loved ones to indulge in good cheer and good food. But there can be too much of a good thing – especially when it comes to food. Here are six tips to keep you on track for a healthier celebration, wherever you gather. 1. Make a Plan... Read More

Sugar is Sweet … and Scary

October 27, 2021 — Halloween is here, along with its candy corn, mini candy bars, and chocolate “eyeballs.” Who doesn’t love a Halloween treat – followed by another, then another, and….well, you know. Usually there’s nothing wrong with a little indulgence, but some people will tell you that sugar can be downright spooky. In fact, for older adults, consuming... Read More

These Foods Will Reduce Your ‘Bad’ Cholesterol Level

October 12, 2021 — Many people try to avoid increasing their LDL or “bad” cholesterol level. One common way is to avoid eating foods that contain saturated fats or trans fats, including egg yolks, liver and other organ meats, shrimp, deep-fried foods, and whole milk dairy products. Fortunately, improving your cholesterol doesn’t have to be all about saying “no”... Read More

What’s the Truth about the Foods We Eat?

March 5, 2020 — March is National Nutrition Month, so we thought it would be worthwhile to explore some of the “conventional wisdom” about the food we eat. Is coffee good for you or bad? What about red meat? It’s hard to know what to believe when it comes to healthy eating these days as the research seems to... Read More

How People Living with Diabetes Can Have a Healthful Thanksgiving

November 20, 2019 — November is Diabetes Awareness Month, just in time to bring awareness to healthy eating habits before one of America’s biggest feasts. According to the International Diabetes Federation, more than 30 million Americans live with diabetes and a quarter of those people aren’t aware they have it. More than 80 million US adults have prediabetes. In... Read More

Living Well Through Healthy Eating

November 5, 2019 — The Rhode Island Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Department of Human Services, provides farmers market vouchers to residents of Rhode Island who are 60 and over or disabled and meet a certain income limit as part of the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. The coupons are worth $15 and can be... Read More

Maintaining Good Nutrition Remains Important as We Age

February 5, 2019 — Nutrition’s role in aging well has been well established. According to the National Institutes of Health, even if you already have one or more chronic diseases, eating well may help you better manage conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Mediterranean-style diets – which place an emphasis on eating lots of fruits,... Read More