Stay Independent: Health After Age 60

Register for ‘Stay Independent’ Nutrition and Wellness Program offered around Central Iowa
“Stay Independent” is a four-session nutrition and wellness program offered through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Polk County for adults age 60 and older. 
“Nutrition risk assessments of older Iowans living in Des Moines revealed that nearly one out of four are at risk for malnutrition or are malnourished,” said Mary Krisco, a human sciences specialist in nutrition and wellness. “We want to give older Iowans the tools they need to live their lives to the fullest!” 
These three habits can lead to poor health:
·      not eating three meals a day
·      not eating enough produce and protein, and
·      not being physically active.
“Stay Independent” is a FUN, research-based nutrition and wellness class intended to help adults age 60 and older live a healthy lifestyle. The program includes four high-energy lessons: Three Meals a Day, Feast on Fruits and Vegetables, Power Up with Protein, and Exercise Your Independence.
The weekly sessions will include discussion, tastings of various healthy dishes, and practice of muscle-strengthening exercise.
Register for a series near you:
Tuesdays, Sept. 18 thru Oct. 9, 1-2:15 pm
West Des Moines Public Library, 4000 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50265
Register at
Thursdays, Sept. 20 thru Oct. 11,  10-11:15 am
Vintage Hills  Indianola, 604 E. Hillcrest Dr., Indianola, IA
Register by calling 515-207-6132.
Fridays, Oct. 5-26, 2-3:15 pm
Winterset Public Library, 123 N 2nd St, Winterset, IA 50273
Register at
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