Friends Life Care Concludes Summer Enrichment Workshop “Nutrition Myth Busters”

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Friends Life Care, the non-profit Pennsylvania based organization that provides a unique long term care plan, completes the Nutrition Myth Busters workshop as part of its VigR™ program which focuses on holistic approaches to healthy, active living.

Friends Life Care  VigR™ Program Enrichment Workshop Leader Marsha Silkroski leads final session with healthy potluck dinner theme

Leader Marsha Silkroski leads final session with healthy potluck dinner theme

Food is a staple of life, and the food you consume contributes to the length and quality of your life.

The non-profit Quaker organization, Friends Life Care, completes a workshop focused on breaking nutrition myths.

Nutrition Myth Busters is designed and led by expert nutrition counselor Marcia Silkroski, RD, LDN. The course is a six-week interactive session held in Exton, PA on Mondays in May and June from 6:30 to 8 p.m. In this workshop, participants discover the vital role nutrition plays in preventing, delaying, and managing chronic disease beginning in their middle-ages.

Nutrition Myth Busters, which is based on scientific research, distinguishes nutrition truths from media hype. It includes topics such as weight shifting, disease prevention, understanding industry terms and trends, and nutritional supplementation. Participants also have the option of one-to-one coaching.

Concerning food myths, workshop leader Silkroski states, “Food is a staple of life, and the food you consume contributes to the length and quality of your life. We all want to live longer, feel better, look good and improve our longevity. Unfortunately, myths about food and proper nutrition perpetuate themselves as consumers seek quick and easy solutions to health conditions such as obesity. We Americans need to be better informed and more mindful with what and how much we eat on a daily basis.”

Friends Life Care offers a variety of workshops led by professionals in topics related to vital, healthy living. Registration is open to anyone, but members of Friends Life Care receive discounted pricing. Benefits of membership with Friends of Life care include services and support such as VigR™, care coordination, advocacy in member healthcare matters, home aides, nutritional support, and periodic home safety reviews. While the spring 2011 enrichment workshops have now concluded, the new fall courses will be announced in August.

About Friends Life Care:
Friends Life Care offers a unique, affordable alternative or supplement to long-term care insurance and continuing care retirement communities. Designed to help individuals and couples remain at home and independent as they age, customizable membership plans from Friends Life Care help members protect their savings and prepare for the unexpected, while providing innovative options to help increase their vitality and longevity. Unlike long-term-care insurance, the Friends Life Care team of highly credentialed Care Coordinators arranges and supervises all the services you need. Members have no claim forms to file and no reimbursements to wait for. Friends Life Care spares members and their loved ones the enormous stress, cost and uncertainty of locating and managing reliable, qualified care on their own. The emphasis on prevention and attention to the whole person distinguishes Friends Life Care’s philosophy toward independent aging.

Friends Life Care promotes holistic approaches to maintaining healthy, active living through its proprietary program, VigR™ (pronounced vigor)-a proactive research based offering created to help members strengthen and extend their mental and physical health and resilience. Non-members may also take part in some of the VigR program components on a fee-for-service basis.

About Marcia Silkroski:
Marcia Silkroski, RD, LDN, is a consultant, an author, and the owner of Nutrition Advantage, a company that provides nutritional counseling. Silkroski co-wrote a nursing textbook on nutrition and has written numerous nutrition-related chapters for textbooks addressing complementary and alternative medicine, long-term care, renal disease, and wellness.

Contact:
Amy F. Josef, VP of Marketing
Friends Life Care
531 Plymouth Road, Suite 500
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
215-628-8964
http://www.friendslifecare.org

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