At GEDCO, our service coordinators link residents of our affordable housing buildings with various community resources, whether they are public agencies, not-for-profit organizations, or businesses providing services for older adults. We also want to provide some of this information to members and others living in the community. We will be sharing these resources and interesting articles through our blog, Aging in Baltimore.
Growing older is part of life for each one of us. At GEDCO and Stadium Place, we take a holistic approach to wellness, seeking to keep our minds, bodies, and spirits as healthy as possible. We all know what works to keep our bodies healthy. Eating a balanced diet and getting some exercise every day are key ingredients to keeping healthy, whether you are 40, 60, or 80 years old. We know that obesity and smoking are leading causes of health problems in people of all ages. Research also shows that it is important to keep active socially and mentally, including visiting friends or family, participating in community events and religious services.
The Baltimore Sun highlighted a recent visit to Baltimore by author Michael Pollan, whose credo regarding healthy eating was summarized as follows: "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants." He has several short and easy rules to follow. Since my wife is a registered dietitian, our family is also trying to eat more salads and less red meat. We encourage our children to do the same. What can you do with your family? Visit a farmer's market this weekend. Or start a garden to grow your own vegetables. It's never too late to start eating a more healthy diet.
Senior Network of North Baltimore (SNNB) will be distributing Farmer's Market coupons at Stadium Place (Ednor Apartments II) on Monday, June 15 from 10am - 3 pm. Call 410-467-2572 for questions regarding eligibility.
The National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Aging has a number of resources for older adults and their families.