Simple, Proven Steps to Healthy Weight Loss

Simple, Proven Steps to Healthy Weight Loss

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Weight gain creeps up for everyone over the course of time for various reasons such as moments of sadness or depression, loneliness, stress, excessive travel, summertime BBQ’s, holiday gatherings, too much processed food and consistently eating out.  If we are not watching our calories in verses our calories out, next thing you know is you gained another 5-10 lbs.  When you are ready to make a change, something simple to start, try these proven steps:

  1. Hydrate!  Add more water to your day.  It not only fills you up, it’s great for your skin.
    • Drink a glass of water when you get out of bed.
    • Drink a glass of water before every meal.
    • Drink a glass of water before you go to bed.
  2. Control Your Portions!  Take a look at your hand.  Now take a closer look at the palm of your had.  If the portion size of your protein is larger, it’s too much.  Same method applies to starches, fruits, and vegetables.
  3. Increase the number of times you eat.  Yes, now that your portion size is smaller, you will be hungry quicker.  If you like sweets, grab a piece of fruit, if you like something crunchy, plan to have raw vegetables.
  4. Balance it Out!  Make sure your plate contains a palm full portion of protein, whole grain carbohydrates, and fruit or vegetables.  The more color the better!

Watching your calories is also very important.  Menus today are changing. They are adding the total calories for meals and snacks making it easier to count your calories while your are out and about.  Standard information the calories of various food items can also be easily be accessed online.

As a standard guideline to follow, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends men consume 2,000 to 2,600 calories if they’re sedentary and  1,600 to 2,000 calories for sedentary women.  If you already have an active lifestyle, you can visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture for more recommendations.

At Renaissance Home Care and Adult Day Services we pride ourselves in helping our seniors make healthy decisions by giving our seniors healthy options to choose from through our many services and amenities.  We strive to provide the freshest ingredients in our meal preparation, encourage our seniors to become active, and make sure they hydrate themselves regularly throughout the day!

The only person who can make a difference in overcoming the various illnesses related to obesity, as well as obesity itself, is you!  Take control and make a change!

Written by :

Christina O’Leary, BS Exercise Science, Director of Branding & Media for Spring Hills Senior Communities & Home Health Services and Renaissance Home Health Care & Adult Day Services

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director, Renaissance Adult Day Services

Photo Credit: Shannon Ruvelas Photography

Renaissance Adult Day Services in the Bronx Celebrates a June Birthday!

Everyone at Renaissance Adult Day Services in the Bronx had a great time celebrating Janine Wall’s birthday. She was surprised when they brought a cake out after lunch and everyone sang Happy Birthday!

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About Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services:
All Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services offer a full range of individualized services that promote social, physical, and emotional well-being through their home health care and adult day locations serving all five boroughs in NY.  Their Signature Touches philosophy reflects the company’s goal of providing compassionate, professional, and skilled services in the comfort of one’s own home or in a clean, nurturing environment.  For more information, visit www.renaissancehcs.com.

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director, Renaissance Adult Day Services

 

Renaissance Adult Day Services Fordham Takes a Trip to the Bronx Zoo

The clients at the Renaissance Adult Day Services Fordham location had a great time at the Bronx Zoo on June 24, 2015. While they were there they rode the monorail, enjoyed lunch outdoors and saw elephants, tigers, turtles, deer, fish,  horses and camels. Their favorite animals on this trip were the elephants, tigers and camels, especially since they were there on Wednesday “hump day”.


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About Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services:
All Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services offer a full range of individualized services that promote social, physical, and emotional well-being through their home health care and adult day locations serving all five boroughs in NY.  Their Signature Touches philosophy reflects the company’s goal of providing compassionate, professional, and skilled services in the comfort of one’s own home or in a clean, nurturing environment.  For more information, visit www.renaissancehcs.com.

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director, Renaissance Adult Day Services

 

 

High Fashion at Renaissance Adult Day Services in Fordham

The clients at Renaissance Adult Day ServicesFordham location love to dress and show off their clothes. So Renaissance held a fashion show! Many people walked the runway and modeled their clothes.

Cesarina Matos, Priscilla Santiago and Heriberto Gonzales, pictured below, are the winners of the show. To see everyone’s fashions, visit the Renaissance Facebook page.




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About Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services:
All Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services offer a full range of individualized services that promote social, physical, and emotional well-being through their home health care and adult day locations serving all five boroughs in NY.  Their Signature Touches philosophy reflects the company’s goal of providing compassionate, professional, and skilled services in the comfort of one’s own home or in a clean, nurturing environment.  For more information, visit www.renaissancehcs.com.

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director, Renaissance Adult Day Services

Haitian Flag Day Celebration

The clients and staff at Renaissance Adult Day Services Brooklyn location had a great time celebrating Haitian Flag Day on May 18th, 2015.

 

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About Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services:
All Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services offer a full range of individualized services that promote social, physical, and emotional well-being through their home health care and adult day locations serving all five boroughs in NY.  Their Signature Touches philosophy reflects the company’s goal of providing compassionate, professional, and skilled services in the comfort of one’s own home or in a clean, nurturing environment.  For more information, visit www.renaissancehcs.com.

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director, Renaissance Adult Day Services

Renaissance Home Health Care Executive Director is Named Top Woman

Renaissance Home Health Care Executive Director is Named Top Woman

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Renaissance Adult Day Services and Home Health Care was excited to celebrate their Executive Director, Eileen Parenti, who was named one of the Top Women in Business by the Queens Courier chain of newspapers yesterday. May 14, 2015.

Parenti was being honored for her exemplary leadership in the Health Care industry.   Parenti was in good company with  Debra J. Brennessel, MD, of the Queens Hospital Center, Robyn Rosenblum, MD, and Maria A. D’urso, RN, MSN, of the New York Hospital Queens, Andrea Ormeno of the Queens Economic Development Corporation, Wafa Abboud of Human First, Inc., who were also honored last night for making a difference.

About Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services:
All Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services offer a full range of individualized services that promote social, physical, and emotional well-being through their home health care and adult day locations serving all five boroughs in NY.  Their Signature Touches philosophy reflects the company’s goal of providing compassionate, professional, and skilled services in the comfort of one’s own home or in a clean, nurturing environment.  For more information, visit www.renaissancehcs.com.

Renaissance Executive Director is a Top Woman in Business!

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Renaissance Adult Day Services and Home Health Care is excited that our Executive Director, Eileen Parenti, has been named one of the Top Women in Business by the Queens Courier chain of newspapers. The event is to honor influential women whose major achievements and participation in community activities throughout the years have made a difference.

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Parenti is being honored for her exemplary leadership in the Health Care industry. She will receive her award at an event on Thursday, May 14th at 6 p.m. Additional honorees include Debra J. Brennessel, MD, of the Queens Hospital Center, Robyn Rosenblum, MD, and Maria A. D’urso, RN, MSN, of the New York Hospital Queens, Andrea Ormeno of the Queens Economic Development Corporation, Wafa Abboud of Human First, Inc. and many more. FOX 5 Business Reporter Alison Morris will be the emcee and Jillian Tapper, Miss New York 2014, will be a special guest.

Past honorees have included Queens Deputy Borough President Melva M. Miller, Melissa Rabinovich, Executive Director of NY 1 NEWS, Domenique Camacho Moran, partner with Farrell Fritz, P.C , Annette Vallone-Rocchio, President of Landrum School of Performing Arts and Carol Conslato, Director of Public Affairs at Con Edison.

About Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services:
All Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services offer a full range of individualized services that promote social, physical, and emotional well-being through their home health care and adult day locations serving all five boroughs in NY.  Their Signature Touches philosophy reflects the company’s goal of providing compassionate, professional, and skilled services in the comfort of one’s own home or in a clean, nurturing environment.  For more information, visit www.renaissancehcs.com.

Mother’s Day Celebration at Renaissance Adult Day Services in the Bronx

Renaissance Adult Day Services will join together with Medalliance & Amida Care on Wednesday, May 6th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m to host a FREE Mother’s Day Celebration. The event will take place at 625 East Fordham Road in the Bronx.

The day will be a fun one filled with free activities including:

  • A Free Zumba Class
  • Free Giveaways
  • Refreshments
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Patient Education
  • Health Insurance Enrollment
  • Home Care Services

 

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FREE Wellness Fair at Renaissance ADS Plus a Meet & Greet Event

Don’t miss this FREE Wellness Fair and opportunity to get to know the people and services at Renaissance Adult Day Services in the Bronx. The event will take place on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 787 East 156th Street location.

Everyone attending will enjoy:

  • Continental Breakfast & Buffet Styled Lunch
  • Blood Pressure, Cholesterol & Glucose Monitoring provided by Renaissance & Bronx Lebanon
  • Games, Live Music, Raffle & Prizes and much more
  • Live Band & Performances
  • Meet & Greet the Renaissance ADS Clients & Staff

Did you know that:

Please RSVP to this event by calling Renaissanceat (917) 398-0070.

Go to www.RenaissanceAdultDay.com for more information about Renaissance and its services.

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7th Annual Community Health Fair & Student Recognition Event with NYC Councilman Mathieu Eugene

Renaissance Adult Day Services Brooklyn location is excited to be a part of the 7th Annual Community Health Fair & Student Recognition Event. Taking place on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event is presented by the Community Alliance Project, Inc with NYC Councilman Mathieu Eugene and The Flatbush Beacon Program.

People attending this event will be able to receive or participate with:

  • Free Blood Pressure Testing
  • Free Diabetes Screening
  • Free HIV/AIDS Testing
  • Brooklyn Pubic Library Bookmobile
  • 20+ Organizations & City Agencies
  • Job Training Information
  • Health & Nutrition Information
  • **New York Life’s Free Child ID**
  • **Free Giveaways**

The event is at Middle School 2, 655 Parkside Avenue in Brooklyn, NY 11226.

For more information contact:

  • Councilman Eugene’s office: 718-287-8762
  • The Flatbush Beacon Program: 718-462-6992 ext 23025
  • The Community Alliance Project: 646-644-8319.

Community Health Fair April 25, 2015