The Barre Area Senior Center has extended an invitation to our center for anyone who would like to join them on the first trip of the season. This trip is on Thursday, March 31, 2016 for a day trip to Bennington, VT. Included is a visit to the Bennington Museum, lunch at the Publyck House, finish at the Bennington Potters with time to shop.More information is posted here at our center. Cost is $79.00 per person that includes bus, lunch, tips and admissions. You can call the Barre Area Senior Center with any questions and / or reservations at 802-479-9512. Payment is due at reservation time. Space is limited to 52. passengers so make your reservations soon. It should be a fun time for everyone.
Come join us for a Valentine's celebration and fundraiser dinner with great food and wonderful company on February 11, 2016 at 12:00 noon. There will be a special sign-up sheet so give us a call as soon as you can if you would like to attend. For this special dinner we will be serving chicken cordon bleu, baked potato, California blend veggies, cranberry sauce and pound cake with strawberries for dessert. We are looking forward to this fun get-together!
Eating Fish has many health benefits. Fish is a good source of protein, it is low in saturated fat, and it contains oils that protect against heart disease. It is recommended that adults eat two 3-oz serving of fish per week. Most people do not meet that recommendation.
There are some conflicting ideas about how much fish you should eat. And there is, unfortunately, some controversy around fish consumption. You may have heard that fish can be contaminated with harmful chemicals. All food in the U.S. carries some rick for contamination. Older, larger fish, that eat other fish may contain more chemicals (like mercury) than other types of fish.
When deciding on whether or not to eat fish, it is best to weigh the benefits with the potential risk. The omega-3 in fish can reduce the chance of dying from heart disease. Fish consumption may also reduce the risk of stroke, depression, Alzheimer’s, and other chronic diseases. In babies and young children, the omega-3 from fish has been shown to improve neurological development. By eating fish twice a week, you will likely replace other protein foods that are higher in saturated fat and cholesterol (like beef).
There are some misconceptions around the risks of eating fish, mostly regarding the idea that fish contains harmful chemicals. In term of chemical contamination, however, fish has similar amount of contaminants to other protein foods like beef, chicken, and pork. Certain fish are more likely to contain more harmful chemicals, such as swordfish., shark, and king mackerel. These larger fish should be eaten in moderation. However, even with the possible risks, multiple governmental organizations agree that the benefits of fish consumption outweigh the risks. Additionally, they state there is not enough evidence of to recommend limited or avoiding fish consumption.
If you have had any interest in sustainability, you have probably learned that food is a big part. When certain types of fish are over-fished, their risk of survival is endangered. The most popular types of fish eaten the U.S. are canned tuna, salmon, tilapia, Pollock, and cod. One thing you can do to eat sustainably, is to try new types of fish. The more variety, the better for the environment , and the less likely you are to consume harmful levels of chemicals. Trying new types of fish also help boost the market for under-fished seafood.
There is a lot know about eating fish. Put simply, most health care professionals agree that the benefits of fish consumption outweigh the risks. So get creative and try some new varsities. It will be good for your body and the earth!
Jayna Chelm, MS RD
Meals are served five days a week, Monday-Friday, at the Senior Center. Each meal we serve meets 1/3 of the daily requirements. Our menus are approved by a licensed dietician contracted by Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA). Two percent milk is served with each meal, either by carton or glass, and coffee & tea are available. Sixty (60) or older, the suggested DONATION is three dollars ($3.00). Under sixty (60) (unless spouse of senior), we ask a guest fee of six dollars ($6.00). If you, or someone you know is in need of home delivered meals, please call us at 802-485-8112. Come and join us for lunch and see what we have to offer.
Managing diabetes means developing a routine for things like meals, exercise, and taking medication. It also means making changes in some of your activities, such as driving, to help keep you and those around you safe.
Be Prepared When Driving
Many things, including medication, may cause your blood sugar to go too low at times. This is called hypoglycemia. Driving when your blood sugar is low can be as dangerous as driving while drunk. To drive safely:
The 13th annual March for Meals campaign is a community-by-community nationwide celebration of the Meals on Wheels programs that keep our seniors happier and healthier. The Northfield Senior Center is proud to support this campaign and strives to carry out the Meals on Wheels mission through our local program.
We will be having our Valentine's Day Dinner on February 13, 2015 at the Senior Center. We thought it would be fun if everybody wore something RED, so be creative!
Please call us at 802-485-8112 and reserve your space. We will be serving Chicken Cordon Blue, Baked Potato, Monaco Blend Veggies, WW Roll, Cranberry Sauce, and Pound Cake with Strawberries & Topping.
If you want to live healthier longer, start now with daily walking or exercise. A study in the November 14, 2005 “Archives of Internal Medicine” showed that exercise levels directly related to years lived without.
30 Minutes of A Walking Day Adds 1.3 Healthy Years
A moderate level of physical activity, such as walking 30 minutes a day, lengthened life by 1.3 years and added 1.1 more years without cardiovascular disease, compared to those with low activity levels. Those who chose a high physical activity level gained 3.7 yeas of life and added 3.3 more years without cardiovascular disease. “Invest a Little Time for Better Future,” An editorial in the Washington Post did the math-invest 30 minutes of walking a day and you’ll spend 49 days of the next 12 years of your life walking to gain 1.3 healthy years. That’s a great payoff, considering that it is also likely the walking will help you keep off fat and improve your mood.
You have heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge; the Senior Center will be having the Dunking Booth Challenge this Labor Day weekend in Northfield! Challenge someone to get into the dunking booth (and have your turn too!). First ball is free.
3-BALLS FOR $2.00
6-BALLS FOR $4.00
10-BALLS FOR $5.00
Then help us video the experience and help us make this event go viral!
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