Eliza Jennings’ 125th Anniversary and 1888 Awards Gala
125 Years of Service – One Amazing Evening
Friday, June 21, 2013
The InterContinental Cleveland Hotel
9801 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
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1888 Award Honorees
Carol and Graham Hall | Chair
Lizabeth and Charles R. Emrick, Jr.
Lisa and Paul D. McGrady
Carol and Graham Hall
The Hoffman Group
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We’ve all heard the old doctor’s recommendation for eight glasses of water a day. With all the tap water filtration systems, bottled waters, and water enhancements marketed to Generations X and Y, it’s easy to forget that the Baby Boomer generation’s eight-glasses-daily requirement is just as important, if not more. Dehydration can be a major problem for senior wellness.
Our bodies are nearly three-fourths water, and we use the water we take in to flush out waste and regulate our body temperatures. But older adults often limit water intake to avoid exacerbations on health problems had from other aspects of aging. Too much water may increase trips to the bathroom, which in turn may bother stiff joints, arthritis, or healing surgeries. What most seniors fail to consider is sheer dependence we have on water, and the increase in dependence our bodies require as we age. Limiting one’s water intake can prolong recovery times or worsen muscle health.
A simple way to reduce the probability of senior dehydration may be increasing water’s interesting qualities. Where coffee is part of many seniors’ daily rituals, water may take place. By adding a slice of lemon or a spring of mint to water, it becomes a fun and flavored, something to look forward to throughout the day, or as a way to wind down in the evening. Making hydration a part of one’s lifestyle, rather than a problem within it, is a surefire secret to aging well.
As we all age, our bodies begin to require subtle changes in our nutritional requirements. The importance of calcium becomes more and more apparent. While it can be challenging to consume 1200 milligrams (the daily requirement for seniors—about four cups of milk), the benefits from doing so are manyfold. Throughout life, calcium lends itself to bone health and dental health. It can help lower blood pressure, and may ward off colorectal, ovarian and breast cancers.
Likewise, fiber’s benefits to the digestive process as a natural laxative are proven and sometimes a quick-acting method of reducing discomfort. Consuming raw foods, like fruits and vegetables, is an easy-to-remember way for older adults to maintain digestive health without interrupting daily mealtime routines.
Eating fish like salmon or tuna twice weekly, as well as spinach and other foods rich in flaxseed oil, can provide seniors with the Omega-3 fatty acids responsible for reducing inflammation. The health benefits of doing so span from a reduction in chances for heart disease, to cancer prevention, to reducing the risk for arthritis.
For more information, visit AgingCare.com: http://www.agingcare.com/Articles/nutrition-tips-for-elderly-health-and-diets-137053.htm.