TAMC and Healthy Aroostook have planned four free community presentations in Presque Isle, Fort Fairfield and Mars Hill to provide area residents information on how to eat healthy during the Holiday Season.
Healthy Holiday Eating will be presented at TAMC’s A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital on Academy Street in Presque Isle on Tuesday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the McCain conference room (a presentation scheduled for earlier in the day at 10:00 a.m. at the hospital is already filled to capacity). Similar community presentations are planned on Thursday, December 19, at 10:00 a.m. in Mars Hill in the gathering space at TAMC’s Aroostook Health Center on Highland Avenue, and at 2:00 p.m. that afternoon at TAMC’s Fort Fairfield Health Center (formerly Community General Hospital Building) on High Street in Fort Fairfield,.
The first part of each session will feature TAMC clinical dietitians who will speak about various ways to eat healthy during the Holiday Season. As part of their presentation, the dietitians will demonstrate how to prepare healthy appetizers, desserts, and beverages by making the recipes with the participants and having them taste what was made. The presenters will provide the healthy recipes, as well as others to participants to take with them.
“It can be a challenging time of year to make healthy eating choices, but healthy Holiday eating is possible” said Angel Hebert, TAMC dietitian. “We invite all community members to join us for what will be an informative, tasty, and enjoyable time.”
Participants will also learn about how to cook nutritious meals using their slow cooker from a presenter with the Aroostook County Action Program’s Healthy Aroostook program. Amy Bouchard will discuss how slow cookers can be used to prepare healthy, budget friendly meals around the holidays. Slow cooker cookbooks and a sample for tasting will be available for participants.
“Slow cooker cooking can be a great way to save time and money, especially around the holidays,” said Amy Bouchard of Healthy Aroostook.
The Healthy Holiday Eating sessions are part of TAMC’s ongoing Healthy Aging community educational series offered through its Senior Connections program. The December sessions are open both to Senior Connections program members and community members alike at no charge. Information on the membership program will be available at the upcoming sessions for prospective participants.
Individuals interested in attending one of the sessions are asked to call ahead to reserve their spot and to ensure space availability. For more information about the event, or to reserve a seat, call (207) 768-4171.