CHE Trinity Senior Living Communities is encouraging older adults to grocery shop, cook and eat together. The idea is that by doing this, seniors can improve their health, save money and liven up their social lives.
More than 125 senior adults from properties managed by CHE Trinity Senior Living attended a Sept. 26 event at McAuley Commons in Detroit. Cooks prepared lunch for the group during an interactive cooking demonstration, and experts shared tips for making healthy, economical food choices.
Participant got recipes and left with a bag of ingredients to make a nourishing meal at home.
CHE Trinity Senior Living opened the program to residents of five Detroit-area senior apartment complexes that the organization manages and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development owns. The complexes do not have dining services, nor do they have activity coordinators who set up social events on the campuses. By suggesting that residents eat together, CHE Trinity Senior Living is hoping to encourage a sense of community and relationship-building while also helping its low-income residents to eat well on a budget, according to Betsy Pilon, CHE Trinity Senior Living communication manager.
The organization plans to host more cooking demonstrations at its Detroit-area senior apartments. CHE Trinity Senior Living has a website with healthy eating tips and recipes.
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