Friday, September 30, 2016

Greek Style Chicken Wraps


1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
3 tablespoons pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
4 ounces shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast (about 1 cup)
Kirby or small cucumbers, chopped
6 tablespoons plain hummus
(8-inch) whole-wheat flour tortillas


1. Place tomatoes, olives, feta, juice, oregano, oil, pepper, chicken, and cucumber in a large bowl; toss to combine. Spread 1 tablespoon hummus over 1 side of each tortilla. Top each tortilla with about 1/2 cup chicken mixture. Roll up wraps; cut in half.

Friday, September 23, 2016

How to Eat Clean in 6 Simple Steps

1. Cook More

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Friday, September 9, 2016

What to Ask and Look for When Touring a Senior Living Community

Posted by  in Expert Advice.

Finding the right senior living community is an experience that seniors and their children can explore together. With a curious mindset and the right questions to ask, the two of you can conduct your search with confidence. Here are some excellent questions to ask as you search for a senior living community.


When you’re touring a prospective new residence for your loved one, the current residents are often your best resource. Ask them how they like living in their community. Take part in an activity that day and note the turnout and level of engagement. Review an activity calendar and go over it with your loved one.
Note the cleanliness of the living spaces throughout the community. If any sights, smells or sounds give you pause, don’t hesitate to ask your tour guide, a staff member or resident about it. It could be one-time occurrence, or it could be a larger sanitation problem. Ask questions until you feel comfortable with the explanation.
Don’t just stay inside — your loved one sure won’t! Nature is a place where we all enjoy activity as well as serenity, so be sure that there are ample outdoor spaces. Are they well-landscaped? Are there walking paths and gardens? If your loved one likes to garden, is there a place for gardening? Lastly, if security is a priority, ask about gates, monitoring policies and any recent incidents that you should know about.

Friday, September 2, 2016

8 Downsizing Tips Before You Move into a Senior Living Community

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You’ve evaluated living options and found the ideal place to live out the next chapter of your life. Now what to do with all that stuff that’s accumulated over the years? Here are eight downsizing tips to help you downsize before your move.


Downsizing is process that involves different days of high productivity, with some space to reflect in between. When you see a move on the horizon, get out the calendar and set dates for those productive days. Define goals for each day, write down who will need to be involved to reach those goals, and get those friends and relatives involved early on so they can be ready to help when those days come.