When you consider that people are living much longer than ever before and combine that with the fact that finances now have to stretch further, you will discover that there is less and less money each year for a senior to spend on essentials. Many times they are relying on frozen foods that they can zap in the microwave because they are easy and filling (although not always very healthy) and they are cheap and affordable.
As people age their desire to do anything that seems like work diminishes. They no longer like to cook, clean, do laundry, pay bills or even bathe. They are looking to rest from their lifetime of work. Do you blame them? I don’t!
The more I study about aging, the more I learn about how to improve a senior’s health. I can cook and I love to cook, therefore I can help my seniors to eat healthier for less money and I can feel good about the work that I do!
With motivation, a meal can cost pennies on the dollar. The problem is that seniors would have to purchase an abundance of supplies in order to get the benefit from that deal.
Let me explain. I can buy a package of carrots on sale for say $.50. This package of carrots can make a side veggie or a main course (if I make them into a soup). Combined with a few spices that I have laying around my cabinets (that I buy in bulk), I can serve my family for mere pennies.
The problem for a senior comes in when they have to stock up on the other supplies. They cannot really affordably buy the additives and buying in bulk is just silly for them because they may never use a giant bottle of any one spice.
There are definite ways to ensure a senior’s health and wellbeing. This week we are going to explore those options because we believe that With Age Comes Respect!