Bid to en­sure older peo­ple eat enough

Rochdale Observer - - MEMORY WALK -

A HOME care com­pany have launched a cam­paign to en­sure older peo­ple eat enough food.

In­stead Rochdale have started the cam­paign af­ter new fig­ures re­veal that older peo­ple are eat­ing less food than they used to - with lone­li­ness be­ing a fac­tor.

An in­de­pen­dent sur­vey car­ried out by Home In­stead Se­nior Care showed that 50 per cent of over-75s eat less food than they used to.

It also re­vealed that al­most one-in-five over-75s haven’t eaten a meal with any­one for three months or longer, say­ing they have less de­sire to eat or don’t feel hun­gry when they are eat­ing alone.

David Brad­shaw, owner of Home In­stead Rochdale - who now wants to share this with the com­mu­nity - said: “We want to bring back the love of food for older peo­ple here in Rochdale.

“As part of the Stay Nour­ished cam­paign, will be look­ing at all as­pects of healthy eat­ing, mal­nu­tri­tion, food hy­giene, food prepa­ra­tion and cook­ing meth­ods.

We are com­mit­ted to help­ing older peo­ple to eat well, drink well and age well.”

To find out more about the Stay Nour­ished cam­paign, please call 01706 408652 or visit https://www. home­in­stead.co.uk/ rochdale.

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