Healthy living for the elderly workshop on its way

April 1, 2014 by  

A Spring Community Workshop will be hosted by the Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County at the John O. Wilson Center in Hamilton. No doubt the non-profit organization is turning to a variety of printing services to let those in the community become aware of this free event.

It will begin at 10:15 with a presentation by Coleen Mejias, a registered dietician, on ‘Healthy Eating for Older Adults’. Coleen holds bachelors and master’s degree from the University of Delaware and Rutgers University in nutritional sciences. After this presentation, there will be pharmacists from St. Francis Medical Center to answer questions and discuss the vitamins and medications that attendees are currently taking.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the organization which has provided caregiving services to people with disabilities and elderly people in the area at no charge. The availability of these services enables them to remain in their own homes rather than be taken to nursing centers.

According to Jane Latini, the executive director, this event is one of the many that the organization will hold during 2014 to promote the organization to those who can benefit from its services. There are 300 volunteers from 27 congregations of different faiths that help Interfaith Caregivers to provide its services, with additional funding from individuals and corporate and governmental institutions.

The event will be held on Tuesday, April 8.