Happy with the wholesome residing occasion reaches the senior LGBTQ neighborhood

With information on nutrition, exercise, mental health, and social gatherings, the Taking Pride virtual event in Healthy Living will take place on June 17 at 6:00 p.m. with several nutritionists, health professionals, and fitness trainers. This online meeting is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and chaired by one of their volunteers, Frank Summers.

“LGBTQ people have a higher incidence of cognitive decline,” explains Summers. “We are finding that more and more members of the LGBTQ community have special health needs. As we get older, we want to get a grip on our diet and situation ourselves. ”This workshop includes one and a half hours [multiple] five to ten minute demonstrations by several members of the community.

Dr. Rhett Brown, a physician at Novant Health, will explain the challenges that arise LGBTQ-identified people, who are far less likely to affect cisgender / heterosexual people. On behalf of Joy Fitness, Mara Burdick will involve the audience in a fitness demonstration. She is one of the few trainers in North Carolina who started offering virtual training sessions in the wake of COVID-19.

From Charlotte LGBT Elders and CareWeavers, both organizations that revolve around the aging queer community, comes Registered Nurse and Board Certified Patients Advocate Carol Hostetler, who has a Masters degree in Science and Nursing. She will talk about the importance of regular social activities. Summers also emphasizes, “COVID-19 has shown us that we miss being with people. We’re all looking forward to being with family and friends again, but don’t forget that socializing is also very good for your health. “

Rounding out Taking Pride in Healthy Living, Chef Nate Turner, a well-known member of the LGBTQ community, will provide a guide to cooking for a small number of people, highlighting ways to eat healthy fats, fruits and vegetables while maintaining liveliness and flavor .

One important thing that Summers hopes attendees will take away from the session is that there are resources everywhere. About five LGBTQ specific groups from across North Carolina will be in attendance with participation opportunities. These include SAGE Raleigh and organizations based in Wilmington and Asheville. Summers points out, “Being older is a phase of life that can be fulfilling, rewarding, and energetic, and that begins with everyone getting involved.”

You can find more information about this event at goqnotes.com/event/taking-pride-in-healthy-living.

To register for Taking Pride in Healthy Living, go to tinyurl.com/alztakingpride.

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