By MD for Seniors

Try these pumpkin recipes this Fall.

Fall is the perfect time to satisfy that pumpkin craving you’ve been having all summer. There are dozens of sweet treats, snacks and entrees you can make out of the seasonal vegetable. Try out one – or all – of our favorite pumpkin recipes this Fall:

1. Pumpkin-Ginger Waffles
Make this recipe from Country Living magazine for a delicious Fall breakfast.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. …read more

By MD for Seniors

Help ensure your overall health as you age with these healthy eating tips.

First, the bad news: As you age, your metabolism slows down, your senses weaken and you’re more likely to develop chronic conditions. The good news: You can help ensure your overall well-being over time, by making smart, healthy eating choices.

Here are 10 ways to improve your nutritional health as you age:

1. Consume more liquids
As you age, your sense of thirst becomes lessens. To combat this, MyPlate, a healthy eating initiative by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, suggests drinking plenty of water throughout the day to stay …read more

By MD for Seniors

Coffee doesn’t only energize you for the day. It can be beneficial for your overall health!

After waking up in the morning, what’s the first thing on your mind? Caitlin Rogers, director of dining and nutrition services at Sunrise, says most people want to reach for a fresh cup of coffee, and it’s often because it’s a comforting way to set the tone for the day.

“There’s something about the ritual of a cup of coffee in the morning that’s satisfying and comforting like few other things,” Rogers says. “The smell of the beans, the sound of the coffee brewing, the …read more

By MD for Seniors

Use seasonal vegetables to create these delicious recipes.

There are variety of seasonal vegetables that can help you create healthy, delicious meals. Take advantage of the assortment and try these recipes!

1. Maple-Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potato
Serve this recipe from Real Simple magazine at the next family get-together.

Ingredients:

  • 1 4-pound chicken – cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 yellow onion – cut into 1-inch wedges
  • 2 small sweet potatoes – peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme

Directions:

First, heat the oven to 400 degrees and prepare a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with …read more

By MD for Seniors

This delicious recipe, brought to us by Senior Eats™ Nutritional Challenge finalist Aldo Elisino, dining services coordinator at Sunrise of Beaconsfield, QC.

Aldo is one of five finalists who competed at the fourth annual Senior Eats™ Nutritional Challenge at The Fairfax, in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. His recipe was chosen for the competition among dozens submitted by Sunrise communities across the country.

Aldo Elisino has been at Sunrise of Beaconsfield since 2009. A native of Montreal, Aldo spent most of his culinary career in restaurants and hotels before finally settling down at Sunrise. He brings traditional dishes …read more

By MD for Seniors

Stay connected and download these apps to your smartphone and tablet.

The virtual shelf of apps is nearly endless.Games, social media outlets and educational programs help you make great use of your mobile devices. So whether you’re curled up on the couch with your tablet or you’re waiting patiently at the doctor’s office on your smartphone, download one – or all – of these 10 apps:

1. Nook
Read dozens of your favorite novels on one device with the Nook app. With a library of over 4 million best-selling books, magazines, comics and more, you’ll always find a great adventure to …read more

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This delicious recipe, brought to us by Senior Eats™ Nutritional Challenge finalist Juan Madrid, dining services coordinator at Sunrise on Connecticut Ave, DC, is the perfect balance of great taste and nutrition.

Juan is one of five finalists who competed at the fourth annual Senior Eats™ Nutritional Challenge at The Fairfax, in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. His recipe was chosen for the competition among dozens submitted by Sunrise communities across the country.

Juan began his Sunrise career as a cook. After demonstrating his culinary skills he was soon promoted to lead cook and then again to Dining Services Coordinator. …read more

By MD for Seniors

This delicious recipe, brought to us by Senior Eats™ Nutritional Challenge finalist Charlie Chhut, head chef at Sunrise of Belmont, CA, is the perfect balance of great taste and nutrition.

Charlie is one of five finalists who competed at the fourth annual Senior Eats™ Nutritional Challenge at The Fairfax, in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. His recipe was chosen for competition among dozens submitted by Sunrise communities across the country.

Charlie Chhut graduated at the top of his class from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco in 2001. He spent the next couple years cooking at critically acclaimed restaurants, most …read more

By MD for Seniors

On Tuesday, Sunrise hosted the fourth annual Senior EatsNutritional Challenge at The Fairfax, a Sunrise community in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Five chefs from Sunrise communities across the U.S. competed in the cook-off competition. Chris Countiss, chef at Sunrise of Severna Park, MD, was crowned the winner and the 2016 Sunrise Signature Chef, based on tallied resident votes.

Chris, who has worked in the kitchen at Sunrise of Severna Park for the last four years, began his culinary career at an early age working for his father, Executive Chef Ezra Countiss. While still in high …read more

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As we celebrate National Assisted Living Week (NALW) and the theme of Keep Connected, there are countless ways we at Sunrise strive to do so, both through technology and human connections among the greater community.

Sue Coppola, SVP of Care, Rita Altman, SVP of Memory Care & Program Services, and Mike Summers, Chief Information Officer

As we celebrate National Assisted Living Week (NALW) and the theme of Keep Connected, there are countless ways we at Sunrise strive to do so, both through technology and human connections among the greater community.

Keeping Connected Through Technology
While our residents grew up …read more