(FORT WORTH, Texas – Aug. 13, 2018) — Seniors in North Texas interested in learning about healthy eating as well as tips and tricks in the kitchen are invited to attend a healthy-cooking demonstration on Aug. 28 at the Northpark YMCA. The class – open to all seniors in the area – is part of Care N’ Care Health Plan’s “Care N’ Community” initiative, which presents a series of programs throughout the year designed to increase independence, reduce isolation and encourage healthy living of local-area seniors.
At the interactive healthy-cooking demonstration, seniors will learn easy-to-follow recipes, healthy meal options for diabetics, how to prepare low-sodium meals, and how to address food allergies so mealtime is not only healthy but scrumptious. Many of these and other recipes – from strawberry cheesecake and fruit salads to pumpkin muffins and summer pasta – can be found on the Care N’ Care website at bit.ly/CNCRecipes.
The Care N’ Community program of Care N’ Care works hand in hand with local community partners to create an intergenerational support system that promotes well-being, empowerment and independence for safe and vibrant aging. Its programs differ from location to location depending on community needs and community partners, such as local senior centers, senior clubs, faith-based organizations and government agencies. Some programs stress physical activity, such as water aerobics or tai chi in the park; some are strictly social, such as adult coloring classes or Bingo; and some are educational, such as safety tips from local police or healthcare tips from local doctors and nurses.
The healthy-cooking demonstration will be held Aug. 28 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Northpark YMCA located at 9100 North Beach Street in Fort Worth. Further information and registration is available at bit.ly/AUG28 or by emailing social@CareNCommunity.com.
Care N’ Care is a local Medicare Advantage health plan providing North Texas Medicare beneficiaries in Tarrant, Johnson, Dallas, Collin, Denton, Rockwall and parts of Parker counties affordable alternatives that improve and simplify Medicare coverage. With both PPO and HMO health plans, Care N’ Care offers all of the traditional benefits included in original Medicare plus additional benefits and services, including a personal Healthcare Concierge to serve as the single point of contact and trusted partner throughout the member’s healthcare experience. For more information about Care N’ Care and its Medicare Advantage health plans, call 1-877-665-2622 (TTY 711), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week; or visit cnchealthplan.com.
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