The Swedish Cancer Institute has partnered with Sound Generations to offer a pilot program aimed at providing nutritional and lifestyle tips to stay healthy and reduce one’s risk of cancer. This monthly education series in
conjunction with a community dining model is intended to bring together community members, cancer patients and survivors, and caregivers in a welcoming environment. Participants gain connection and support, health education to stimulate healing, and ways to improve overall health. Older adults tell us time and time again, “We want to eat healthy but, it’s too expensive!” When you add on the burden of fighting a chronic illness, eating a healthy meal is not a top concern.
According to research, this pilot program couldn’t have come at a better time. More than one in ten (11.65%) Washington State seniors face the threat of hunger. Food insecure older adults take in fewer critical vitamins and minerals and are more likely to get sick and be in poorer health. Thanks to Swedish Medical Center’s support and yours, we enable diners to socialize with peers in a group setting, reducing isolation and depression, and improving clients’ quality of life beyond the nutritious meal served. See remaining dates and topics below. Come join us for lunch and learn.
|6/8/2018||Self-Care, Stress Reduction, Caregiver Resources||IDIC – 7301 Beacon Avenue S., Seattle, 98118|
|7/13/2018||Skin Cancer Awareness||Greenwood Senior Center – 525 N. 85th St, Seattle, 98103|
|8/10/2018||Colorectal Cancer Awareness||Shoreline Senior Center- 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, 98155|
|9/7/2018||Common Cancer Myths & Misconceptions||Ballard NW Senior Center- 5429 32nd Ave NW, Seattle, 98107|
|10/12/2018||Liver Screening Awareness||Kawabe Memorial House – 221 18th Ave S, Seattle, 98144|
|11/6/2018||Lung Cancer Screening Awareness||South Park Senior Center- 8201 10th Ave S, Seattle, 98108|
|12/7/2018||Self-Care, Stress Reduction, Caregiver Resources||Renton Senior Activity Center – 211 Burnett Ave N, Renton, 98057|