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Join AARP Kentucky, the Thrive Center and Chef Nick in creating a delicious dish for 2, all from your own home. This month we’re cooking chicken, oven roasted veggies, and preparing a flavorful salad. Download the recipe, purchase all of the ingredients and let’s get cooking!
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Holiday parties are right around the corner, do you know what’s on your menu? AARPCO’s The New 50+, “It’s a Mindset” is offering two different menus you can learn to prepare at Stir Cooking School in December and discover what the New 50+ is all about. We will discuss why healthy living is important for all ages. Classes will run 2 - 3 hours, and are a fun filled, hands-on experience. You will have the opportunity to work side by side with professional chefs while fully participating in everything being taught. If you want to learn how to cook, have fun or tweak your skills, join us at Stir Cooking School for these fun holiday events.
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Join AARP and the YMCA for a Celebration of Better Health
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AARP Delaware and  the YMCA of Delaware  announced today they will partner in Sussex County and the City of Wilmington to deliver health education and diabetes prevention, , aimed at improving the health and well-being of Delawareans age 50+ and their families.  The partnership is part of a national effort, whereby the two organizations will work together to reach to reach a variety of cultures and community sizes with information about health, isolation, and more.
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Low-income Kentuckians 60 and older may be eligible for discounts on fresh produce at farmers markets across the state. The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program issues $28 worth of vouchers to individuals 60-plus with annual income up to $22,311 and couples in that age range with income up to $30,044. The voucher can be redeemed for fresh, locally grown produce at dozens of state-approved farmers markets.
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Celebrity Chef Rock Harper will be in Wichita on Saturday, August 13, 2016 to share his cooking skills with a group of African American men and women who want to learn more about preparing healthy meals.
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The link between what you eat and how you feel is real, which is great news for people with arthritis. Research suggests that anti-inflammatory diets (low in sugars, carbohydrates and gluten and high in omega-3 fatty acids, olive oils and fiber) can help reduce joint pain and stiffness. Besides a healthful boost, this type of diet almost always leads to some surprising and rapid weight loss, taking pressure off bones and joints. Don’t be intimidated by the mistaken idea that you have to lose 25 lbs, an especially difficult task when joint pain restricts how much exercise you can do. The rule of thumb is that every 1 lb of weight loss reduces the force distributed through the hip, for example, three-fold.  A little bit of weight loss has a big impact!
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When it comes to what we eat, research indicates in a strong and clear direction: the food we consume does indeed impact the health of our brains. Emmaline Rasmussen, MS, RD, E-RYT, a nutrition specialist and clinical research dietitian at NorthShore University HealthSystem, works with each of our Brain Health patients on an individualized plan based on their unique health and lifestyle factors.  Below, Emmaline shares details about the Mediterranean diet and tips for eating better during the holidays.
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A six-week class sponsored by Senior Neighbors and AARP Michigan will help older adults make nutritional choices to support improved heart and bone health, as well as general health and mobility.
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