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New Year, New You Nutrition Spotlight: Tara Schooler, R.D.

“It’s important to have a good relationship with food—to eat healthfully, but also to enjoy the food you love,” said Tara Schooler, the registered dietician for Topeka Presbyterian Manor.“People can have a lot of guilt around food, which can make them feel bad when they shouldn’t feel bad.”A graduate of Kansas State University, Tara worked as a food service director for Silver Lake Public Schools before joining Topeka Presbyterian Manor two years ago. Sh...
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December 22, 2019

New cooking program sparks engagement in residents and staff

Food has a way of bringing people together.That’s why Topeka Presbyterian Manor started a new program in January called “Teaching Kitchen,” where residents are taught how to create delicious dishes and the health benefits of the ingredients.“It’s a new concept,” said Atul Karki, dining services director. “The idea is to increase engagement in residents through a fun, educational program.”Each month Atul and his staff come up with a tasty, healthy recipe that’s easy for residents to put together....
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July 20, 2019

5 lessons from the oldest old

By Robert DiGiacomoNew York Times reporter John Leland thought he knew how to write about the “oldest old” — people 85 and up. For a proposed year-long series, he figured he would chronicle a laundry list of their issues: things like the dangers of falling, financial pressures and family conflict.As Leland delved deeper, however, he realized the people in this age group were more than the sum of their problems. And he saw how much he didn’t know about the realities of aging.
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April 27, 2018

Tell Your Doctor What’s on Your Bucket List

Your doctor can’t read your mind. A doctor assumes everyone wants to live and continue to live the best, healthiest, happiest life possible — but that means something different for everyone. If your doctor knows about your long-term goals and “bucket list” items, however, that can be used to direct your health plan and goals.Dr.
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April 19, 2018

One Surprising Way Older Adults Can Get Healthier

Whether or not we actually do the right things to improve our health, many of us probably assume we know what they are. Walk more. Quit smoking.
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April 14, 2018
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