In recognition of National Nutrition Awareness Month, on March 21st San Simeon hosted an event in their lobby in conjunction with Suffolk County Community College to promote a healthier eating style.
Dietetic Intern Helps Residents & Staff Make Healthy Food Choices
Suffolk Community College student and dietetic intern, Olivia Fitzgerald put together a nutritional quiz for the staff and residents at San Simeon to enter their names into a raffle for a healthy salad bar prize. The event focused attention on the importance of making better food choices and developing sound eating habits. The goals of the event were to introduce individuals to healthy foods that they may have never tried before and for them to recognize the nutritional value the salad bar offers.
Over 50 people attended the event and enjoyed the various fruits and vegetables the salad bar had. One resident, Mary Tuthill (right), who worked as a nurse at San Simeon started the nutrition program in Greenport in the early 1970’s. The program provided hot healthy meals for local elderly people and delivered meals to the homes of those who were unable to get out. The 104-year-old resident was delighted to attend the event at San Simeon and see the continuance of the nutritional awareness program.
Healthy Eating is Important Regardless of Age
San Simeon by the Sound is a community-based not-for-profit rehabilitation and adult day healthcare facility located in Greenport, New York. The staff is comprised of dedicated professionals from varied backgrounds who help care for residents while giving them the independence they desire. Besides providing a warm and welcoming community setting that feels like home, San Simeon offers a nutritious menu for all meals so that residents can keep a healthy diet.
Healthy eating is important no matter how old the person is. Taking charge of your health contributes to overall well-being as well as losing weight, which reduces risks of chronic illness such as heart disease and diabetes.
San Simeon’s commitment to their residents and patients is unparalleled as the staff is devoted to providing exceptional care in a clean and nurturing environment. The facility’s focus is on dignity as well as maintaining and improving residents’ quality of life.