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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 game 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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Lasting Health: A Colorful List of Foods to Get the Nutrition You Need

It’s always a good idea to pay attention to what you eat, but as you grow older, nutrition plays an even more important role in maintaining your health and body. Knowing which foods are best for seniors’ nutrition is crucial for a senior’s diet.

Whole Grains

Pasta, rice, and bread made with whole grains give you more nutrients and less calories than the versions of those same foods made with white flour. Oatmeal and raisins paired with whole-grain toast topped with blueberry or strawberry fruit preserves can make for a delicious, filling, and healthy breakfast. Swapping out white rice and pasta for their whole grain counterparts is another easy way to add more nutrients to your diet.

Nuts & Seeds

Nuts and seeds are perfect for snacking and provide you with much more nutrition than calorie-heavy, nutrient-deficient snack foods like potato or corn chips. Some are even rich in antioxidants. Walnuts, pistachios, and almonds can be eaten alone, paired with dried prunes or cranberries, or used as a topping for yogurts or salads. Seeds like chia seeds and quinoa can be mixed into other foods to provide extra nutrients and flavor.

Dark Leafy Greens

Greens like spinach, kale, and arugula are chock-full of Vitamin K, which helps maintain bone strength. Spinach can be eaten raw in a salad with oil and vinegar, but when cooked, it works as an excellent side dish to nutrient-rich foods like salmon. This recipe for scallops with cooked spinach is an excellent option to try out with your loved one.

Brightly Colored Berries

Technically, cherries are drupes and raspberries are aggregate fruits, but both are considered culinary berries. These fruits, along with blueberries, are high in vitamins and antioxidants and make for great snack foods, preserves, or even healthy desserts. Nutritionists point to vividly-colored fruits as the healthiest ones, but these foods are also healthy frozen year-round.

Looking for other good recipe and snack ideas? There are plenty more recipes on our Ebenezer blog page. Or schedule a recipe exchange with your neighbors and share ideas for making healthy cooking fun and easy. Happy Summer!

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