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TBT to the 2015 Twin Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s

August 4th, 2016

Throwback Thursday to the 2015 Twin Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s! The Villas of Lilydale had a great time participating last year and we are excited for the 2016 walk on September 17 at Target Field.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is held is more than 600 communities nationwide. Over 1,500 participants are already signed up for this year’s walk in Minneapolis! Click here to support our team and help us reach our goal!

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Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Great Conversation

July 19th, 2016

Ethel Ikeda from the Villas of Lilydale and Delores Burnham from Lilydale Senior Living enjoy having great conversations over coffee and hot chocolate in the comfortable lobby at The Villas!

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Happy Fourth of July from the Villas of Lilydale!

July 4th, 2016

Happy Fourth of July from the Villas of Lilydale! We hope your Fourth is amazing!

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Happy Father’s Day!

June 19th, 2016

Happy Father’s Day to all our dads here at the Villas of Lilydale!

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Happy Memorial Day!

May 30th, 2016

Today, all of us here at Villas of Lilydale Senior Living would like to take the time to honor and remember the men and women who have served our country. We are forever grateful for your sacrifice!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 8th, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day from everyone here at Villas of Lilydale Senior Living!

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5 Common Senior Nutrition Myths

May 3rd, 2016

It is no secret that proper nutrition can decrease your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. While eating habits and dietary needs often change as you grow older, there are quite a few misconceptions surrounding senior nutrition. Here are five of the most common myths.

  1. Seniors will stay healthy as long as they eat regularly.

Eating something is not always better than eating nothing. As seniors lose strength and mobility, cooking a meal can become difficult and time-consuming. Reaching for pre-packaged snacks and frozen dinners can be tempting, but these food options are usually high in sodium and fat and can lead to all sorts of health problems.

  1. All seniors will inevitably lose their appetites.

A slowed-down metabolism and a need for fewer calories are normal signs of aging. But when seniors completely lose their appetite, it’s often a sign of a more serious issue.

  1. Seniors at a healthy weight can eat whatever they want.

Some people seem to be able to eat anything without gaining a pound. However, maintaining a healthy weight doesn’t necessarily equal good health. High-sugar and high-fat diets can lead to diabetes and heart attacks.

  1. Eating alone isn’t a problem for seniors.

Studies have shown that seniors eat better in the company of others. Often prone to depression and loneliness, seniors are less likely to cook a healthy meal just for themselves. One of the biggest benefits of senior living communities is the friendly, social environment. These communities offer residents healthy delicious meals in a welcoming, social setting.

  1. General nutrition guidelines are the only thing seniors need to follow to stay healthy.

A healthy diet for a 30-year-old isn’t necessarily a good diet for a 75-year-old to follow. Seniors need extra calcium and vitamin D for strong bones, while antioxidants, vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids can improve cognitive function. Plus, a 30-year-old is much better equipped to handle high levels of sodium and fat.

Make sure to pay attention to the eating habits of your elderly loved ones. Regular, nutritious meals can help senior citizens stay happy and healthy as they grow older.

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Breakfast Crew

April 25th, 2016

Our wonderful made-to-order breakfast crew cooked up a delicious breakfast for our residents at Villas of Lilydale Senior Living. There’s no better way to start the day than with a fresh and healthy breakfast!

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Congratulations & Farewell

April 13th, 2016

Congratulations and farewell to Emma as she takes on a new job and new responsibilities. She will be missed by all of us here at Villas of Lilydale Senior Living!

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Saint Patrick’s Day

March 17th, 2016

From bagpipes to Blarney, we enjoyed a festive Saint Patrick’s Day at Villas of Lilydale Senior Living. One of the highlights was a food demo by Assistant Chef Ray Giving. Ray created a delicious Blarney Kiwi Smash for our residents!

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