Sun­crest col­lects 500 lbs of food for food pantry

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The Sun­Crest Health­care fam­ily, based out of Madi­son, Tenn., joined to­gether to hold a Soup for Se­niors soup drive this De­cem­ber. For the past month, more than 70 branch lo­ca­tions col­lected canned soups, along with other canned goods and boxed items that can be used to make soup, such as noo­dles, canned veg­eta­bles, beans and broth.

The Cov­ing­ton branch part­nered with lo­cal physi­cian’s of­fices to col­lect the soup goods and help sup­port their lo­cal com­mu­nity dur­ing this hol­i­day sea­son. They col­lected more than 500 pounds of non-per­ish­able food that were do­nated to a lo­cal food pantry.

For older adults, proper eat­ing habits are es­sen­tial to their health and well-be­ing. The ben­e­fits of healthy eat­ing in­clude in­creased men­tal acute­ness, re­sis­tance to ill­ness and disease, higher en­ergy lev­els, faster re­cu­per­a­tion times and bet­ter man­age­ment of chronic health prob­lems.

Although older adults typ­i­cally re­quire fewer calo­ries on a daily ba­sis be­cause they are not as phys­i­cally ac­tive, their bod­ies still re­quire the same or higher level of nu­tri­ents in or­der to ob­tain op­ti­mal health out­comes.

Sun­Crest Health­care, which is rep­re­sented in nine states, said they are hon­ored to help those who are less for­tu­nate and give thanks back to the com­mu­nity.

For the past month, more than 70 branch Sun­Crest lo­ca­tions col­lected canned soups, along with other canned goods and boxed items.

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