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Enjoy fun with neighbors in our resident-led activities or a community celebration hosted by our team. There's always something to do or keep busy with at The Fields at Arbor Glen.

Imagine life at The Fields at Arbor Glen. It is Saturday morning and you are enjoying a cup of coffee from your rocking chair on the patio of your new home. Your grandkids are playing in the nearby bocce ball courts and there is a friendly came of pickleball being played with friends. Feel the warm morning sun on your face as you engage in Tai Chi in the garden. Smell the food cooking on the community grill and feel the excitement of people headed over to the neighborhood potluck. Hear the sweet sounds of a harpist, pianist, or singers during special afternoon concerts as you listen with friends and family from the comfort of your new home.

Learn a new hobby or join that “group” you have been meaning to join. Meet people with similar interests and a zest for life just steps away from your front door. Grab a friend and take a boat cruise down the beautiful St. Croix River. Or pack a picnic and take an afternoon bike ride on one of our beautiful trails. Feel the comfort and warm welcome from the people of Lake Elmo as they greet you on your afternoon walks around The Fields at Arbor Glen and our nearby trail system.

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Healthiest Foods for Seniors to Eat

Getting older can take a toll on your body. It is important to eat a well-balanced diet made up of nutritious foods. Plus, eating healthy can help prevent age-related disease. Check out our list below for foods that are yummy and good for you as you age.

Salmon Is One of the Healthiest Foods for Seniors

Although any type of fish is beneficial for an older person to include in their regular diet, salmon is the most beneficial. This is because it contains a high amount of Omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to a decrease in the risk for Alzheimer’s Disease.

Eating salmon at least once a week can be helpful because it delivers the recommended amount of Omega-3 fatty acids. Bake salmon with rosemary and lemon for a delicious and light dinner, or cook it on the grill for a tasty barbecue option.

Add Chia Seeds to Your Diet

Another healthy option is chia seeds. These tiny seeds pack a massive punch of nutrients and can help control blood sugar levels. Even if you aren’t concerned about sugar, monitoring blood sugar levels is something that everyone should do, especially older adults. Luckily, chia seeds contain viscous fiber, which has been shown to slightly reduce a person's blood sugar levels when consumed. Adding chia seeds to delicious smoothies or to oatmeals and yogurts are great ways of introducing this tiny seed into a regular diet.

Almonds Are a Great Snack

Sometimes it can be hard to find hearty and healthy snack options to consume on a regular basis, but one of the best snack choices for seniors is almonds. Almonds don't contain any sugar, making it a wonderful snack option for those on restricted diets. These tasty nuts also hold nutrients that help fortify your eyes and slow down the advancement of cataracts. If a senior knows they are particularly vulnerable to developing cataracts or have already started to develop them, then eating almonds may be able to reduce the rate at which they develop.

Cherries Are a Good Source of Antioxidants

A frequent health issue that many seniors have to deal with is inflammation. In fact, this is the root cause of many health conditions, such as arthritis and general joint pain, which often occur in most elderly individuals. Thankfully, by eating cherries on a regular basis, a person can help reduce the effects of inflammation.

Red cherries contain antioxidants, which are proven to have a positive effect when it comes to healing inflammation within the body. This is another food option that can actually be eaten plain as a snack but can also be easily incorporated into many other meals such as salads.

Spinach Is One of the Best Greens to Add to Your Diet

Spinach is another healthy superfood containing powerful antioxidants such as lutein and zeaxanthin. These particular antioxidants are able to make a person's eyes more durable, meaning they can go much longer in life before needing glasses.

Spinach can be easily devoured as a side dish to any meal, like baked salmon. Or it can be blended up and consumed as a smoothie, partnering it with other antioxidants like cherries and chia seeds.

What a person eats is important in order to maintain their physical and mental health, no matter what age they are. But as someone gets older and moves into an Assisted Living Community, being mindful about diet becomes even more important.

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