LIVE Better's Generational Health purports that you are never too young or too old to learn good health behaviors. Our efforts to amplify that sentiment led to create Next Gen Kids for "never too young," and Senior Nutrition for older adults. Seniors, as they are often referred as, are a vulnerable population that needs intervention to ensure their health knowledge and behaviors adapt to their changing health needs, as they age.
What We Provide
Senior Nutrition Education
The time-related deterioration of the physiological functions necessary for survival and fertility. In other words, senescence is the biology of aging and it is impacted by health behaviors, DNA and environmental influences.
Every community event, committee meeting, summit and more, are opportunities for us to learn and bring that information back to our community. The word says, "My people perish for lack of knowledge." (Hosea 4:6) Older adults are a resource to our community and this country. In a nation of abundance, the fact that any are hungry is incomprehensible. And, seniors... At LIVE Better, we make a conscious, deliberate and intentional effort to gain knowledge that can be distributed to older adults, in a way that can be meaningful, useful and have impact on their better health outcomes.
Not enough protein can lead to loss of muscle mass, malnutrition, pressure ulcers and decreased immunocompetence. Muscle mass loss is called Sarcopenia and can be a major contributing factor in the falls and frailty that is associated with and often common with again.
38% of the households accessing food pantries in the greater High Point area are headed by older adults
22% of individuals served by High Point food pantries are older adults
LIVE Better seeks to educate, innovate and create programs to impact thee food security of seniors in our community.
MyPlate is a visual reminder to make healthy choices from each of the five groups. MyPlate.gov offers tips and resources that support healthy dietary patterns. The graphic is an update to the 1992 Food Pyramid created by the USDA, as adapted from the 1974 version, created in Denmark.
Just like the changing needs through a human's life cycle, MyPlate also changes to more specifically apply to the needs for each life cycle. Here is 1 rendering of MyPlate for older adults but click below to be taken to the official government site for more information.
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Aging is inevitable. Decline is optional.
What do you choose?