Craving Companionship -Home Instead Senior Care Daytona Beach Announces Recipe Contest

Top Quote Recipe contest helps revive family mealtimes for local seniors in Daytona Beach, Florida. End Quote
  • Daytona Beach, FL (1888PressRelease) August 09, 2011 - Almost every family has a favorite recipe that has stood the test of time - a popular dish with a story of its own that draws rave reviews from the generations.

    The Daytona Beach Home Instead Senior CareŽ office is encouraging family caregivers to dig into the family recipe box to find that dish, and prepare and share a meal with their senior loved one.

    Then enter that recipe and the story about what makes the dish so special in the Craving Companionship Recipe Contest between July 15 and September 15, 2011. The contest is part of the Craving Companionship program at, launched to help seniors stay connected socially and eat more nutritiously. Home Instead Senior Care network research has discovered that seniors' biggest mealtime challenge is lack of companionship*.

    "Many seniors need help planning and preparing nutritious meals," said Susan Miller, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office in Daytona Beach. "But that's only part of the story. Research reveals that seniors who live alone want good-tasting, nutritious food and stimulating conversation when they share home-cooked meals with family and friends."

    The program offers family caregivers tips and practical advice to encourage companionship and easy healthy meals. For more details about the contest including guidelines and prizes, visit Selected recipes and stories will be posted online as well as in the Homemade MemoriesSM Cookbook that will be available for purchase in time for the 2011 holiday season. Proceeds will go to the non-profit Home Instead Senior Care Foundation to benefit North American seniors.

    "Home Instead Senior Care research shows that 59 percent of seniors who live alone say they eat more nutritiously when family and friends are around," Susan Miller said. "They really enjoy having that connection with someone, whether it's a family caregiver or a professional CAREGiver."

    *The Home Instead Senior Care network completed 600 telephone interviews with seniors age 75 and older in the U.S. who live alone in their own homes or apartments. The sampling error is +/-4.0% at a 95% confidence level.

    **The warning signs of poor nutritional health were previously identified and published by the Nutrition Screening Initiative.

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