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March is National Nutrition Month

MediLodge of Howell celebrates National Nutrition Month and encourages you to incorporate healthier food in to your diet. Nutrition involves monitoring the food and drink that is necessary for living. Nutrition is important for living a healthy lifestyle. By practicing proper nutrition, you can have a healthy body and long life. There are some things you should know about nutrition and the information in this article can help you with a few tips to show you just how easy it is to incorporate good nutrition into your life.

We eat vegetables both cooked and raw. Which is better? Raw vegetables have their advocates. But current studies show that most vegetables have higher nutritional value and are more digestible when cooked. Carrots and cabbage are tasty eaten raw, but many vegetables are palatable only when cooked. Steaming is the best method to retain food value.

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month

Seniors can live longer, stay sharp mentally longer and maintain a high quality of life longer, with good nutrition every day. Brightly colored fruits and vegetables help keep bones stronger, which reduces the risk of fractures. The nutrients in fruits and vegetables can also reduce recuperation times in the event a fracture occurs.

Introduce food to your young children gradually. If they are small, expect them to want to touch and smell the food first. Don’t chide then for doing this, or they may have a negative impression of the food and refuse to eat it. Help them to get a grasp on the color, texture, and smell of the food.

As stated earlier, nutrition includes monitoring the food and drink that is necessary for living. Nutrition keeps people healthy and proper nutrition is essential for a long life. Using the information in this article, you can practice proper nutrition and live a long and healthy life.

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Giving Back to the Community

The MediLodge Whole Person Wellness theme of giving back continued into the early weeks of December at MediLodge of Taylor.

Taylor Senior Center Singers

Taylor Senior Center Singers

We partnered with the Taylor Senior Center and Retired Senior Volunteer Program, who were doing a pencil drive for the kids of the Taylor School System. When the delivery was made, their count was 580 pencils and our donation doubled that. They were extremely thankful and pleased with our willingness to participate.

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Friends of the Taylor Animal Shelter

The Taylor Animal Shelter was another delivery we made. With the cold months coming up and all the dogs in need, we decided they would be another group that we would focus on. We were able to get two boxes of blankets, several bags of dog, cat, puppy and kitten food. Don’t forget the little bag of toys that was delivered as well! They need to have some play time while in their cages. The workers reminded me that their shelter is open M-F from 8-4:30 if anyone is looking to adopt a pet in the upcoming months.

Our donations didn’t just come from our staff members here, our residents families got involved in the giving of items as well. I would like to put out a huge “Thank You” to everyone that participated in helping brighten the days of these animals and children.

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MediLodge of Taylor employees distribute food and clothing.

On November 24th, 2013 the staff cooked a huge Holiday meal and delivered it in person to the 144 bed shelter for Veterans in Detroit. The food was donated by Sam’s Club, and prepared by MediLodge staff in our facility kitchen. This Wellness theme continues to be a very popular event and we are now carrying it over into December with a family of five adopted children that we will be providing a special Christmas for. The staff here at MediLodge of Taylor have the biggest hearts imaginable and I am proud to work with these special employees.
Carol Armstrong RN-BC
Director of Nursing, MediLodge of Taylor

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MediLodge of Taylor

MediLodge of Taylor

The Gift of Grandparents

MediLodge of Howell celebrates National Grandparents Day Sunday, Sept. 8th

One of the biggest blessings you can have in life is grandparents. Not too many people take the time or care to learn from and enjoy the people who raised their parents. Being in consistent relationship with your grandparents can add so many good things to your life. For starters, you should get to know the gift of your grandparents simply because they are a part of your family and because without them you literally wouldn’t be alive. Your grandparents are the ones who had your parents and who raised them to be the kind of people that have raised and loved you. Think about all the hard work your grandparents put in to raising their children. What a shame to miss out on the blessing that grandparents can be in your life. Think about the wealth of knowledge that your grandparents have. Depending on how old they are, they have lived many years and have seen the world change in many ways. Grandparents are a great resource to learn things about the history of our nation and of the world. The next time you are struggling in a history class or you simply want to learn something new, go to your grandparents and see what they can teach you. The next time you have a free afternoon set a time to enjoy coffee or lemonade with your grandparents. Ask them about their lives and the things they have learned. You’ll be amazed how much practical life advice comes from grandparents who have lived a few years.

Having relationship with your grandparents can be really fun. Many grandparents are much more relaxed than parents and so they often will spend more time, energy and money on things that your parents would never agree to. Everyone knows that they can eat dessert before dinner at grandma’s house or that a visit to their grandparent’s house means staying up later and playing more games than you ever play at home. Many grandparents would love to spend time with their grandchildren but are just unsure of how to initiate the relationship. Make an effort to go out of your way and maybe even your comfort zone and get to know them. They will be nothing but delighted to get to know you. I promise that you’ll never regret the time and effort you put into knowing your grandparents. They are some of the best people on earth and you can learn a lot about your parents and about yourself just by learning about them. You never know how long your grandparents are going to live, so take time today to get to know them a little bit better.

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