Houston Assisted Living Activities: Residents Enjoy Smoothie Workshop with Healthy Benefits
Nutrition is one of the hottest topics in health today, with many doctors and nutritionists treating and even curing chronic diseases through proper nutrition. Of course, much of this information is available on the internet, but residents at Treemont Retirement Community have been treated to in-person monthly seminars this summer, taught by Columbia-educated Nutrition Professor Martica Heaner. Dr. Heaner, who has written eight books and even had her own TV program in the UK, is working with residents to help them understand the role of different nutrients in the body, and teaching them how to plan a well-balanced diet from the options available to them in the community dining room.
“Our residents were especially intrigued by the data and studies
Caption: Treemont residents Fred and Marion Jinkins toast with their smoothie samples during one of the monthly nutrition seminars with Dr. Martica Heaner.
Dr. Heaner showed linking almost all chronic diseases we face today with a poor diet heavy in meat and dairy products,” says Treemont Activity Director Nikki Andress. “Many had never heard that before, and realized they were likely exacerbating their arthritis and diabetes with their meal choices.”
Of course, getting all of your nutrients can be especially difficult when you aren’t cooking your own meals. With that in mind, Treemont hosted a Smoothie Workshop with Dr. Heaner, where residents could learn how to blend their own concoctions in their apartments on the cheap. Treemont residents Fred and Marion Jenkins were among the group that attended the event and were especially impressed: “I never expected a smoothie would taste so good!” Mr. Jenkins remarked. “Our goal at Treemont is to help the residents remain healthy and independent for as long as possible,” says Andress. “Teaching residents how to manage their nutrition empowers them to take control of their health and do just that.”
This is another impressive endeavor by Treemont’s Activity Department to support its residents! Yes, Treemont sponsors entertainment, dances, seminars, gardening, board games, crafts and bridge game and other activities. But it also hones in on unique needs of seniors. Come visit and see for yourself what Treemont offers its independent living residents
There are so many benefits of residing at a Houston independent living community. A key one is socialization. Come check out your options and hopefully Treemont will be one that will resonate. Residents discuss topics from the food, the maintenance-free living, the socialization with new friends, and being pampered by the staff. Read about how retirement home staff can lead to resident satisfaction. Some residents talk about the benefit of having an outstanding staff who cater to their every need.
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To learn more about Treemont Retirement Community, call Lupe or Linda at 713-783-6820 or click www.Treemont.com. Come for lunch and a tour as that is the best way to meet residents, visit the community and find out if this community fits your lifestyle! This senior living community is located at 2501 Westheimer @ Westheimer, not far from the Galleria in the Memorial/West Chase neighborhoods.