Cooking Classes And Cooking Therapy For Seniors - Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Miami Beach Personal Chef

Cooking Classes And Cooking Therapy For Seniors - Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Miami Beach Personal Chefs

YaDa Chef feels the kitchen is a sanctuary. It is also a great place to create a feeling of self sufficiency and accomplishment.

Preparing for and cooking delicious, homemade food is a very therapeutic activity. Senior citizens can especially benefit from planning dishes, shopping for ingredients, and preparing their own meals. Even if the they are unable to accomplish these tasks alone, cooking with a caregiver is very enjoyable and will provide companionship as well.  Shopping can be fun, and it is a great way to socialize and get some exercise

Classes can be focused on reintroducing menu planning and repurposing left overs, saving money.  Specific recipes will be taught that “please the senior.palate”.

Courses will be partly aimed at teaching healthy cooking and eating skills. Classes also soothe stress, build self-esteem and curb negative thinking by focusing the mind on following a recipe.

Psychologists say cooking and baking are pursuits that fit a type of therapy known as behavioral activation. The goal is to alleviate depression by boosting positive activity, increasing goal-oriented behavior and curbing procrastination and passivity.
If possible, sharing the cooking and eating process with others can be extra helpful. Having an excuse to be in the kitchen or around a table with others can boost social skills and confidence,

Some benefits of these classes:.

1) You will be mentally active by planning out your meals and calculating the amounts of meats, proteins, produce, and other ingredients you need for your recipes. Math is very good for keeping mentally alert.
2) You will be physically active not only while cooking your own meals with your caregiver, but while shopping for your groceries every week.
3) While you are out shopping for groceries, you have the ability to socialize. You can talk with various employees at the grocery store, your butcher, farmers at the local market, and your caregiver. It is widely known that maintaining a variety of friendships is good for your health.
4) You can ensure that you are receiving optimal nutrition, including plenty of vitamins, minerals and fiber by planning, shopping for and preparing your own meals.

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