Almost every family has a special recipe that has stood the test of time—a popular dish with a story of its own that draws rave reviews from each generation.
Home Instead Senior Care® in Torrance is encouraging family members to dig into the family recipe box to find that dish, prepare it and share the meal with a senior loved one. It could be a family member, a friend or a neighbor.
Then enter that recipe and story about what makes the dish special in the “Craving Companionship Recipe Contest. To submit your recipe and story visitwww.mealsandcompanionship.com, where you will also find more details about the contest, including prizes, in addition to tips and advice for families and caregivers on how to encourage nutritious eating and companionship in seniors.
Selected recipes and stories will be posted online and included in the “Homemade Memories Cookbook” due for publication in time for the 2011 holiday season. Contest entries will be accepted until September 15, 2011.
“Our research has shown that mealtimes last an estimated two-and-a-half times longer when seniors who live alone share meals with a companion and many seniors who crave companionship while eating, report food tastes better when eating with others,” says Farrah Benedict, General Manager of Home Instead Senior Care in Torrance.
For more information about Home Instead Senior Care or the Craving Companionship RecipeTM Contest, call 1-323-542-0563 or visitwww.facebook.com/CookingWithGrandma.