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Making Meals More Enjoyable for Your Loved One with Dementia

Mealtime can be a challenging experience for seniors with dementia and their caregivers. As the day progresses and the sun starts to set, older adults with dementia may experience increased confusion, agitation, and anxiety—a phenomenon known as sundowning syndrome. The difficulties that come with sundowning can make it even tougher for both the senior and their...

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Best Tzimmes for the Best New Year!

While Rosh Hashanah has passed quite some time ago, that doesn’t mean we have to stop celebrating the traditional New Year. Especially with some delicious, staple holiday food in the mix! If you’re having a New Years Day celebration, a January birthday, or you’d just like to have some extra company over for Shabbat, this Tzimmes recipe is to die for! The...

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Pretzel Challah Bread Recipe

There’s nothing wrong with traditional holiday recipes. In fact, we’re sure a majority of you look forward to certain Hanukkah staples every year like brisket and kugel. However, there is also nothing wrong with wanting to mix it up. You know, you could always “challah” at us for a great new recipe. If you’re looking for a twist (pun intended)...

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How to Navigate Thanksgiving with Your Senior Parents

It is generally agreed that the Halacha does not prohibit the celebration of Thanksgiving as it is a secular, not a religious holiday.  For Jews across the USA that’s good news. Thanksgiving is a time for family, gratitude and of course, delicious food. If you usually host Thanksgiving for your family, you know how much work it can be to prepare! It can especially...

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Did Someone Say Apple Cider Sufganiyot?

Who says sufganiyot (Hanukkah doughnuts) must be reserved strictly for Hanukkah? With apple picking in full swing and Thanksgiving just around the corner, sufganiyot can be the perfect fall dessert to serve at your next get together. Let’s take them for a spin now and incorporate a signature fall flavor: apple cider. Our culinary team at Lester Senior Living...

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