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‘Aging Well in Lake County’ educational series to highlight ways of cooking healthy meals for less people

RELEASE DATE: October 18, 2013

TAVARES — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is hosting a monthly educational series through March 2014 to aid older residents on a variety of topics related to health, finances and safety. The series entitled “Aging Well in Lake County,” will continue with its second class in the series, “Healthy Meals for 1 or 2.” The class will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Lake County Extension Office, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares.

“Aging well requires resiliency, as well as staying motivated to take care of yourself physically and mentally,” said Julie England, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent at the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County. “As we age, people who used to cook for large families find it difficult to transition to only feeding one or two people. Our second program in the series will cover ways to downsize your cooking, without sacrificing nutrition and flavor.”

Each month, classes will be held that will go into more detail on specific topics related to aging well. Upcoming programs include aging in place, organizing your home and papers and end of life planning.

The cost of the class is $5 and registration is required by Tuesday, Nov. 19. Registration can be completed online at https://agingwellnovember.eventbrite.com.

For more information about the program, contact England at 352-343-4101 ext. 2721 or julieeng@ufl.edu.

The UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County provides research-based information and educational programs cooperatively with the Lake County Board of County Commissioners and the University of Florida for all aspects of horticulture, agriculture, food safety, the home environment, financial management and 4-H youth programs.

The mission of the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The Extension provides free consultations, as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects. The foundation for the Gator Nation – An Equal Opportunity Institute.

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More Information:
Julie England
352-343-4101 ext. 2721
julieeng@ufl.edu
https://agingwellnovember.eventbrite.com

Lake County media contact:
Kelly LaFollette
Communications Director
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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