Nutrition plays an important role in overall health and seniors’ ability to manage chronic conditions and avoid illness. To help support seniors’ efforts to eat well and be healthier, SCAN Health Plan Arizona is honoring National Nutrition Month with a free nutrition presentation, healthy cooking demonstration, and the start of an eight-week “Wellness Way of Living” workshop in March.

The “Wellness Way of Living” series begins 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, and continues Wednesdays through April 24. Each free workshop examines a different aspect of holistic, healthy living. The program is offered in cooperation with Empowerment Systems Inc. (ESI).

On March 11, SCAN will present “Healthy Nutrition for Seniors” from 10 to 11 a.m. This informative presentation will focus on the role of nutrition in overall health, portion distortion, guidelines for seniors, and tips to maintaining a healthy weight.

As part of its Healthy Cooking series, SCAN will host a cooking demonstration featuring food sampling, March 20 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The demonstration is provided by the Greater Valley Area Health Education Center (GVAHEC).

All presentations are free and open to SCAN members as well as the general public; however, space is limited, so pre-registration is required. They will be held at the SCAN Connections Resource Center at 1313 E. Osborn Road. Anyone interested in attending may call 602-778-3420 to register.


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