Healthy Aging Lincoln County Senior Citizens and Their Caregivers Are Invited To  Eat Smart, Live Strong A Snap-Ed Workshop Series with Laura Cogar, Nutrition  Education Coordinator For Healthy Lincoln County

Community Happenings
Dec 13, 2013
11:00 AM

Enjoy FOOD, fun and lively activity with older adults.  Learn easy ways to make your recipes healthier eating, get in more exercise, save money, set goals and overcome challenges. Lincoln County residents age 60 years and older (and their partners or caregivers) are invited to learn to “Eat Smart, Live Strong” at a free workshop series presented by Healthy Lincoln County (Your Healthy Maine Partnership) and held at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main Street in Damariscotta.  The “Eat Smart, Live Strong” program motivates seniors to lead a healthier lifestyle, resulting in a longer, more independent life.

Beginning on Friday, December 13 at 11 a.m. this weekly, four session course for older adults, facilitated by SNAP ED, Nutrition Educator Coordinator Lara Cogar, incorporates exercise, nutrition and “my plate budgeting”. Participants will receive a free nutrition analysis and learn how to improve fruit and vegetable consumption to help reduce the risk of chronic diseases as well as how to stretch their food dollars, and to plan and cook healthy meals. They will also be encouraged to increase physical activity by engaging in simple exercises and games.

Developed and tested by professionals and experts on aging, nutrition education, and intervention development, Eat Smart, Live Strong, a science based SNAP Ed nutrition program, contains activities and resources that reflect the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

To register call 563-1362 by December 12.  Workshops will take from 11 a.m. until noon on December 13 and 30 and just in time to set an Eat Smart, Live Strong New Year's resolution January 3 and 10. Although the workshop series is free, donations in support of on-going community information programs such as this one at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center are always appreciated.