“I am the shopper. I am the one accustomed to reading labels and screening ingredients,” a fast-talking Hester explains as she prepares to prowl the aisles at ShopRite in Hackensack.
“And when it turns up at the table – that’s when I pay attention,” a wry Paul chimes in.
Paul, 85, and Hester, 82, are sharp as tacks, despite their share of health issues. “Paul had a stroke a couple of months ago,” Hester says. “Which is very surprising for someone with his lipids. But somehow, your arteries just get clogged anyway.” Faced with that, Type 2 diabetes and reactive hypoglycemia, grocery shopping for Paul can be difficult. That’s where Hackensack University Medical Center and the staff dietitians at Inserra ShopRite come in.