With a range of educational workshops and activity sessions in Chiswick, Hammersmith, and Fulham. (Ad)
The summer weather is finally here!
While we look forward to fun full days and long evenings; significant portion of our seniors struggle to cope with the heat. During hot weather, older people are at higher risk of serious health complications like a heat stroke but also at increased risk of dehydration and malnutrition.
In the summer of 2018, Home Instead carried out a YouGov survey on eating habits of older people.
The result was:-
While the result was alarming , we are witnessing even direr situation due to the residual effects of the pandemic, isolation and decline in community support services.
In response to this and marking British Nutrition Foundation’s ‘Healthy Eating’ week we are launching our ‘Stay Nourished’ Campaign. We are holding a range of educational workshops and activity sessions in Chiswick, Hammersmith, and Fulham.
In preparation for the campaign, we asked our Care Professionals to tell us about their and their clientele’s nutritional habits.
More than three quarters (76%) of Care professionals prepare meals for their clients and 53% Care Professionals involve in food shopping. The results highlighted an interesting pattern where Care Professionals are heavily involved in preparing meals.
Inline to various workshop for our care professionals we also want to share the most updated knowledge with the wider community, senior citizens and family Carers.
What better way to start than now, just when the heat wave season is knocking.
What is included in the “stay Nourished” campaign?
We are aiming to nourish body and mind!
The first workshops and sessions will be on Tuesday 18th July (Healthy Eating, 2pm-4pm) and on Thursday 27th July (Relaxation and chair-based exercise, 2pm-4pm) at the Chiswick Town Hall. If you are interested in joining any of our activities and booking your spot, please contact us on 020 8746 1213 or email us email@example.com.
Kris Dulnik AfN, Registered Associate Nutritionist and Trainer/Engagement Officer at Home Instead
June 20, 2023