Do you know what most seniors want for dinner? The answer may
surprise you. According to research conducted for the Home Instead
Senior Care network, an overwhelming number of seniors say that having
someone to share their meals makes those times more satisfying for them.
The survey of seniors age 75 and older showed that:
work with seniors every day, so we know how important companionship can
be to them – especially during mealtimes. That’s why we developed the Craving Companionship program -- to encourage families, friends, neighbors and others to make sure the seniors they know and love are not forgotten.
also are asking families to dig into their recipe box, find that
favorite dish and share it with others through our Craving Companionship
Recipe Contest. Along with the recipe, we want those who submit recipes
to tell us what makes that recipe special to your family – perhaps it’s
the dessert that’s served for every birthday or the dish that’s shared
every Thanksgiving. Recipes will be accepted through September 15, 2011…
after which there will be three week period so the public can vote for
The top vote getter will receive a $500 gift card
to purchase all the ingredients they will need to host an old-fashioned
family dinner. The top 50 vote-getters will be included in a special
cookbook called Homemade Memories which will be available later this
year. Proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will benefit the Home
Instead Senior Care Foundation.
To learn more about the contest and to find out how you can enter, please visit www.mealsandcompanionship.com.
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