Elder Care in Greenwich CT: Fun and Nutritious Ways to Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

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Fun and Nutritious Ways to Celebrate National Ice Cream Month



Elder Care in Greenwich CT

Elder Care in Greenwich CTNational Ice Cream Month was first established by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 as a way to enjoy this tasty treat that over 90 percent of the population enjoys. However, this delicious celebration does not have to be an unhealthy one. Older adults with digestive issues or other chronic illnesses may not be able to enjoy ice cream. Or perhaps their doctor has put them on a strict diet in order to lose weight.

Luckily, older adults can still enjoy National Ice Cream Month by following these tips to make the event fun, yet nutritious.

Make Your Own Ice Cream

Store-bought ice cream often contains hefty amounts of sugar and other hidden ingredients that easily transforms this frosty dessert into one that is anything but good for you. By making ice cream at home, you will know exactly what is in it.

To lower the amount of sugar in the homemade concoction, fresh fruit can be used. If your loved one has a condition that makes it challenging for them to cook or use an ice cream maker, you may want to hire an elder care provider. This professional will be able to assist the senior with household chores, cooking, medication reminders, and driving if needed.

Try Frozen Yogurt

Frozen yogurt is often mistaken for ice cream, but has fewer calories. It is the perfect solution for those wanting to control their weight without sacrificing the sweet, satisfying taste of ice cream. Older adults who are unable to digest dairy due to its lactose content, they may also want to try soy or other lactose-free ice cream options.

Make Small Changes

If your loved one is having a difficult time giving up their favorite ice cream at a local restaurant or grocery store, encourage them to make small changes. For example, they could skip the cone and opt for a bowl or cup in order to avoid added calories and fat. Start off small and eventually move to bigger changes, such as the ideas listed above.

Eat Small Portions

If your aging parent usually does a great job at eating healthy foods, but is craving a bowl of rocky road ice cream, let them. But instead of reaching for a large bowl, use a small one in order to keep the elder’s portion small. As long as there is no restriction from their doctor, there is no reason that can’t enjoy a small bowl of delicious ice cream every once in a while.

Source:
http://www.idfa.org/news-views/media-kits/ice-cream/july-is-national-ice-cream-month
http://www.weight-loss-center.net/national-ice-cream-month.html

If you or an aging loved one are considering elder care in Greenwich, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Stamford, CT at 203-661-6969.

Caleena Namdev, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Stamford

Caleena Namdev is the President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. She is a graduate of University of Connecticut. Caleena has been working with seniors for a long time - whether it was her volunteer work with the IRS, or her role at the prestigious trust and estate law firm in Darien. Providing guidance to seniors and family members so they can get the help they need, is a passion for Caleena.

"Hi - I am Caleena Namdev, President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend you our warmest welcome. We know that searching for personalized, high quality care for your loved one is difficult. Your loved ones deserve the highest level of care and support. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we strive to exceed the high standards that you have set for their care. Please call my office at (203) 661-6969 and speak to a member of my CareTEAM™.

When you call us, you will be speaking with Stamford's most reliable, professionally managed, non-medical homecare agency - an agency, you can depend on for the care of your loved ones, whether you live around town, or thousands of miles away. You will also be speaking with an agency, where the owners are directly involved in ensuring that your loved ones get the highest level of care. We are SWCCA approved and are able to work directly with your long term insurance provider and worker's compensation insurance provider."

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