February 23, 2018
Everybody’s Table to showcase resources seniors can use to access nutritious food at affordable cost, March 15, in Boulder
Innovative conference free to the public – Featured speaker on lifestyle and diet is Dr. Coco Dughi
Boulder County, Colo. - Many older adults can have trouble finding good nutrition at a cost they can afford. Because eating well is important for everyone’s health and quality of life, the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging is hosting Everybody’s Table, the first countywide event to address the nutrition and food needs of seniors.
This event will showcase many of the options now available in Boulder County including meal services, local food pantries, free nutritional counseling, food-assistance programs, and a resource fair. Dr. Coco Dughi of the Boulder Medical Center will give a featured talk on, “Lifestyle and Diet for Healthy Aging.”
What: Everybody’s Table food and nutrition event
When: Thursday, March 15, 9 a.m.-noon
Where: Boulder Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder
Cost: FREE to attend but registration is required
Featured speaker Dr. Coco Dughi is a well-respected physician based in Boulder who has specialized in geriatrics for more than 20 years. Her talk entitled, “Lifestyle and Diet for Healthy Aging,” will be informed by both research on the aging, and her own experience working with older adults in the community.
To attend, please RSVP on the Everybody’s Table Eventbrite page by Monday, March 12. There is no cost for the public to take part. Family caregivers, seniors, and food and nutrition professionals are all invited.
The resource fair will features local organizations that contribute to good nutrition for older adults in Boulder County, a signup station for SNAP (formerly known as food stamp), kitchen and dining items for easier cooking and eating, nutrition counseling, and more. Continental breakfast will be provided.
Boulder County is known for great restaurants, local food culture, and as a hub for entrepreneurs in the food business. “In this environment,” says Teresa DeAnni, AAA Program Manager, “there is no need for any senior to experience food insecurity or a less than adequate diet. Many people don’t know the breadth and depth of local resources accessible in the area. We want older adults and the people who care for them to understand the variety of options available, so they can lead healthier lives.”
For more information about the event, including space availability for local organizations, please contact Teresa DeAnni at 303-441-4995 or firstname.lastname@example.org.