March 26, 2013

Health Notes: March 26, 2013

Program helps adults make healthy food choices

PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton County Health Department is offering a new resource for residents looking to make healthier eating choices.

Supermarket Smarts, offered through the support of Eastern Adirondack Healthcare Network’s Get Moving for Health Aging Initiative, is a store-based tour highlighting common nutrition recommendations people often receive from their health-care providers. Tours explore topics such as identifying whole grains and heart-healthy fats, increasing fruit and vegetable consumption and translating label lingo.

The free service is facilitated by a registered dietitian. The initiative targets adults 55 years and older. The first 100 participants earn a $10 gift card to practice their new skills; and all will receive a recipe book, reusable grocery tote and other goodies.

Tours last about an hour and are being provided at several area grocery stores and on various dates and times. Those interested in signing up should call the Health Department at 565-4993.

Alzheimer’s series coming up

SARANAC LAKE — The Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center will be holding an educational series from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 28 and April 4, at the Saranac Lake Adult Center, 136 Broadway.

Any person providing care to an individual with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia is encouraged to attend the free program.

Dr. Taher Zandi, director of the Alzheimer’s Center, presents “Management of Alzheimer’s” on March 28. Kenna LaPorte, also of the center, presents “Effective Communication: Techniques that Work” on April 4. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call 564-3370 or 564-3377.

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