Fun and Informative Nutrition Seminar Coming to the Tewksbury Senior Center
Jun 06, 2015 12:22PM ● Published by Kieran Gilman
Tewksbury, MA – June 10, 2015 – The Tewksbury Senior Center and the Tewksbury Cultural Council are sponsoring a free nutrition seminar titled “Longevity Secrets of the Okinawans” at the Tewksbury Senior Center,175 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA, from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10. This seminar is open to all members of the community. Please RSVP to the Tewksbury Senior Center by Monday, June 8 by calling 978-640-4480.
Okinawa has one of the world’s highest population of centenarians (those living at 100 years of age or older). Okinawa, a district of Japan, is a group of islands southwest of mainland Japan. Elders in Okinawa are highly respected, and spirituality, physical activity, and a diet emphasizing natural unprocessed foods, are just some of the ingredients in the Okinawan recipe for a long healthy life.
“If more Americans led their lives following the habits of the traditional Okinawans, they would have less obesity, cancer and heart disease. Not only would they live longer lives, but their senior years would be filled with more zest and vitality, with less disability as they age. And it’s pretty simple…it starts with eating more…fruits and vegetables, that is.” says Tricia Silverman, Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Expert, owner of NuTricia’s Lifestyles, a nutrition and wellness consulting firm in Needham.
“This program is supported in part by a grant from the Tewksbury Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency."
About Tricia Silverman