Free Nutrition in Later Life Talk – June 2019

Home Instead Senior Care Norwich is delivering a ‘love your food’ educational talk to members of the community as part of its nutrition campaign, ‘Stay Nourished’. 

Virgin Money Lounge have kindly offered to host the talk which takes place  on Wednesday 5th June from 11:00am to 12:00 noon. 

Home Instead Senior Care has launched its campaign after conducting a survey which revealed that nutrition was the no.1 concern for older people and their families. 

The research found that 50 per cent of over 75's eat less food than they used to and that almost one-in-five over 75's haven’t eaten a meal with anyone for three months or longer, saying they have less desire to eat or don’t feel hungry when they are eating alone.  

Additionally, one fifth of over 75's (20%) are struggling to cook their own food and over a third (34%) admit regularly skipping meals (at least once a week), with nearly one-in ten doing so on a daily basis.

The aim of the talk is to help educate people about the importance of nutrition, how to spot malnutrition and dispel some of the misconceptions around diet and appetite for our older generations.

Chris Carter, owner of Home Instead Norwich is looking forward to giving the talk and said, “Food is such an important part of our lives and it is sad that older people don’t often enjoy eating in the way they used to. We are on a mission to support our local community and help reignite the love of food back into the over 75s and make mealtimes more enjoyable.”

Chris continued: “We are providing information to enable people to correctly recognise and respond to malnutrition and ill health of the elderly. The talk is designed to help people think about their own nutrition and the choices they are making when it comes to eating the right foods. The hints and tips offered are helping raise awareness for those who are caring for an elderly relative or loved one.”

The talk is free to attend and everyone will receive a free “Stay Nourished” booklet.

Please contact Mark Johnston on mark.johnston@homeinstead.co.uk or 07776 060837  to reserve a place. Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged. 

Any local groups interested in learning more about the Stay Nourished campaign should contact the Home Instead Senior Care team on 01603 482116 or click here.

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CAREGiver Elaine supporting Client Ted with meal preparation