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Healthy Aging

The Healthy Aging Series with Family & Community Health Sciences will focus on a variety of topics related to living a healthy life as you grow older. From maintaining a safe home environment to prevent falls to preparing meals that will support a healthy mind and body, this series will provide evidence-based insight into adopting positive lifestyle changes so that you may live your best life.

Join us on Tuesdays at 10:00 am to learn from experts in the Department of Family and Community Health Sciences. All sessions are free, will last approximately 45 minutes, and be provided via Webex. To join, you will need either a computer, tablet, or smartphone with speakers.

You must register to participate. See below for the title and descriptions of each webinar and click on the link below to register.

Missed a session? Webinars will be recorded through Webex and posted as they become available.


October 27: The MIND Diet for the Brain
The MIND Diet combines principles from two well-known diets: the Mediterranean Diet and the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Diet. In the MIND Diet, parts of these diets have been combined with a new goal: reduce dementia and decline in brain health that usually occurs as we age. Participants will learn the foods from each diet that may reduce cognitive decline. Kathleen Morgan, Dr. M.H., NDTR, Interim Department Chair


October 20: Benefits of Safe Exercise for Older Adults
Exercise has many benefits and will help you maintain a healthy life-style. This webinar will focus on the benefits of exercise and provide ideas for safely adding exercise into your day. Chris Zellers, MPP, FCHS Educator, Cape May County


October 13: Cooking for One or Two: Keep It Healthy & Easy
Cooking for 1 or 2 people has benefits such as buying fewer ingredients and challenges such as not wanting to fuss for yourself. Get ideas for preparing easy, healthful meals and snacks; cooking once for two different meals; using tools to make small batch cooking easy and making mealtime special. Daryl Minch, M.Ed., FCHS Educator, Somerset County


October 6: Preventing Falls at Home
A discussion on how to protect yourself and your loved ones - of any age - against falls. Learn about risk factors, how to maintain a safe home and lifestyle, and how to prevent falls. Jennifer Shukaitis, MPH, FCHS Educator, State Office