There are many advantages to healthy dining and as we grow older, getting the right nutrients may become even more important. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), benefits might include living longer, boosting immunity, strengthening bones, helping with digestive functioning and lowering the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.
Sharing a meal with friends and family is one of the greatest joys we can experience. Not only do we receive the nutrition to fuel our bodies, but the social interaction can promote wellness for the mind.
One in five seniors surveyed have said they felt loneliest when eating by themselves. Meals became more satisfying, they expressed, when they had someone to share them with. Older adults also experience a higher risk to their health if planning, preparing and shopping for food becomes too much of a challenge. Unfortunately, many often turn instead to processed foods or snacks, or may even skip meals altogether.
The good news? If you’re considering retirement living in the Wadsworth and Waukegan areas, your choices for dining are many.
Dining in the Wadsworth and Waukegan area
There are several options for healthy dining in the area. The local farmers markets are a great place to start.
Try Wadsworth and Waukegan farmers markets for freshness
Taste of Eden Market: offering delivery to your door, this Waukegan market partners with local growers to provide fresh produce and products.
Grayslake Farmers Market: located in Grayslake, you’ll find three-season outdoor shopping for farm fresh food, arts, crafts and music.
Prairie Wind Family Farm: a family organic farm in Grayslake partners with farms, chefs and artisans to offer local products at their stand.
Tempel Farms Organics: discover certified organic eggs and produce, honey, apples and more in Old Mill Creek
Waukegan and Wadsworth restaurants to try
The Shanty Restaurant: Featured twice on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, this 80-year-old restaurant attracts visitors from all over the country. You’ll discover a wide menu selection. The restaurant is known as a favorite gathering place for the locals to eat, drink and socialize.
Papa Marcos Restaurant: if you’re looking for something different, try delicious Middle Eastern food served by a husband-and-wife team.
Green Town Tavern: stop by the local hangout in Waukegan where new friends are always welcome and enjoy a wide variety of comfort foods.
Yorkhouse Tavern and Table: nestled in the charming Midlane Golf Community, enjoy the full-service restaurant offering American fare.
Jimano’s Pizzeria: if you’re in the mood for pizza, sandwiches or pasta, you’ll find delicious options in Waukegan.
Retirement living communities offer delicious and nutritious dining
If you’re ready to choose the maintenance-free and activity-filled lifestyle in the area, you’ll find your dining options also extend beyond the local offerings. At Galloway Senior Living, we provide our residents with a delectable dining program where they can have a full menu of chef-prepared meals.
After a lifetime of planning for and preparing food, what a pleasure it can be to leave the cooking to someone else. We can meet several dietary restrictions while stimulating appetites and appealing to our residents’ palates that may be impacted by medications or loss of taste. We understand the importance of nutrition as well as the shifting calorie needs when metabolism slows with age. And if any of our residents could use a little assistance at mealtime, we’re always there.
Retirement living in Wadsworth, Illinois
Galloway Senior Living, locally owned and operated, provides luxury and quality care for families in our community.
Assisted Living at Galloway Senior Living offers beautiful and contemporary private residences that range from alcove studios to two-bedrooms and include high-end stainless-steel appliances, maple hardwood cabinets, cultured marble countertops and thoughtfully curated décor and colors.
Our Memory Care community offers a family kitchen, dining room, walking garden, and lounge.
Our services include:
- 24-hour certified nursing assistants, on-staff licensed nurses, medication management, and on-site physician visits
- COVID-19 safety protocols
- Assistance with daily tasks
- Readily available safe transportation
- A fall-reduction program
- In-unit emergency response systems including an electronic monitoring system for exit doors
- On-site entertainment and activities personalized to reflect the residents’ preferences
- Housekeeping and linen services including personal laundry
Amenities you’ll find at Galloway Senior Living include:
- Country Café and Convenience Store
- Salon and Spa
- Theater with 85” television
- Activity and Craft Center
- Game Room
- Library and Business Center
- Fitness Center
If you or your family is considering retirement living in Wadsworth, Illinois, we hope you will visit our community at Galloway Senior Living. We are a trusted resource and are here to answer any questions.
We also invite you to download our complimentary information, Family Decision Toolkit: How to Choose the Right Senior Living Community.