Introduction: Methodist Hospitals recognizes maintaining a well-balanced diet is important when it comes to living longer and healthier lifestyles. Adding fruits and vegetables to meals on a routine basis can make a difference between staying energized or developing chronic health conditions. As we get older, eating adequately becomes a challenge, and developing a good eating plan that will assist in the overall health of aging adults will have positive benefits for the entire body.
What: Methodist Hospitals is pleased to collaborate with YWCA of NWI and the Food Bank of NWI for a “Healthier Living & Cooking Demonstration” on Thursday, August 29th, at 12:00 noon, at the YWCA, located on 150 W. 15th Avenue, in Gary.
Methodist Hospitals Christine Lambert, Stroke Coordinator and Amanda Ahlenius, Clinical Dietitian, will be available to present and discuss healthier living for seniors and offer nutritional tips that will create an eating pattern by making good choices of foods and drinks every day. After the presentation and cooking demonstration, seniors who have signed up will be given a “healthy food box” that includes fresh fruits and vegetables prepared by the Food Bank of NWI.
Methodist Hospitals is a community-based, not-for-profit health system with two full-service acute care facilities in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, that has been leading the way to better health for residents Northwest Indiana for almost 100 years.
YWCA of Northwest Indiana
YWCA’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.
The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana
The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has been leading the Region’s fight against hunger since 1982 by distributing more than 4.3 million meals each year to hungry kids, adults and seniors across Lake and Porter counties. Visit foodbanknwi.org to learn more.
YWCA of NWI
- 150 W. 15th Ave.
- Gary, IN