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Za’atar Carrots and Green Beans: The Perfect Holiday Side Dish

While they’re not the main event, side dishes are a crucial part of Thanksgiving dinner. Some may even say they look forward to side dishes more than the turkey! Rich stuffing with creamy gravy and sweet cranberry sauce are definitely staples, but there are other options that are equally delicious and more health-conscious for seniors at your Thanksgiving table....

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A Guide to Memory Care

If your mom has just been diagnosed with a form of dementia, we want you to know that you’re not alone on this journey. Navigating this diagnosis for your loved one will take time as this is a new adjustment for the whole family, but with the right care program and support system in place – your loved one can still thrive with dementia. At Lester Senior Living,...

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Comfort Foods: Mushroom Soup Recipe

Matzah ball soup is usually the go-to comfort food for us, but we can’t sleep on a good mushroom soup on a cold winter’s night. Not to mention, mushroom soup or krupnik is very relevant to our roots. Back in the day, the Jews of Eastern Europe had krupnik almost daily because of their connection to the wild mushrooms that grew in abundance nearby. The...

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Your Senior and Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day can be difficult for anyone who has lost a loved one, but that doesnt mean the day has to be filled with sorrow. Spending Valentine’s Day with a senior who has lost a loved one is often a more special and meaningful experience. It’s a chance to remember that this holiday is more than a Hallmark card and chocolates, it’s about showing and...

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Butternut Squash: Perfect Soup for Fall

Fall is finally here! The leaves are changing, there is a crisp feeling in the air and it is time to indulge in all the foods classic to this season, like apples, pumpkins and butternut squash. If you’re planning to share a meal under the Sukkah, butternut squash soup is the perfect, fall comfort food. Especially if it is a chilly autumn day. This butternut squash...

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