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Nutrition and Aging Resource Center

Volume 3, Issue 3
Network Spotlight
Meet Bina Goykadosh, MS, RDN, CDN   Bina is a Nutrition Coordinator Consultant with the Virtual Smart Living Initiative, an ACL Grantee with the New York City Department for the Aging. Learn more about the work that Bina is doing and how she is changing lives by using technology to reach more older adults in her community. Also, see Bina in the cooking demo instructional videos linked in the section below.
News From the Nutrition and Aging Resource Center
Meal Site Metamorphosis   Join us on Thursday, April 6, from 10:00-11:00am CT for a fun, interactive session learning about meal site innovation. We will cover tips and examples from across the nation and brainstorm ways to make your meal site environment more appealing to your guests.   Register
Conducting Cooking Demonstrations Made Easy!   The Nutrition and Aging Resource Center in collaboration with the NYC Department for the Aging produced a series of how-to videos for conducting virtual cooking demonstrations.   There are two sets of video playlists, one for the moderator and one for the Registered Dietitian. Included with the playlists are supplemental checklists (moderator and dietitian) for each set of videos.
Playlist for the ModeratorPlaylist for the Dietitian
From the Administration for Community Living 
Celebrate the Senior Nutrition Program – Cooking Up Community   Every March, ACL recognizes its Senior Nutrition Program which has supported nutrition services for older Americans since 1972. We celebrate the many accomplishments of the national and local programs, we promote how nutrition services support independence, and we highlight important topics in senior nutrition.   Visit our webpage for more information and materials. The 2023 logos are available now and more content is coming soon. You may also follow #SeniorNutritionProgram to see what we and others are planning.   Save the date: Wednesday, March 22, 2 PM ET | Celebration Webinar
Register for the event!
Sodium Reduction Toolkit   The Administration for Community Living recently created a Sodium Reduction Toolkit with the following resources now available on the Nutrition and Aging Resource Center website.
Guide to SUA Sodium Policies and GuidanceBuilding Emergency Shelf-Stable MealsCreate a Flavor StationFDA Sodium Guidance and Healthy Meals for Older AdultsManaging Sodium in Meals and MenusSalt and SodiumSodium Reduction ResourcesSodium Reduction Toolkit Reference List
Nutrition and Aging News From the Network
Presentations by The Extension Foundation on Health in Later Life   Register today for the March 23 Health in Later Life lightning presentations at 1:00pm ET.   Eight land grant institutions from across the nation will present short sessions on how each are focusing their work on healthy aging. Topics include caregiving, diabetes, housing, couple relationships, sleep, and brain health and may provide inspiration to partner with your local cooperative extension to better the lives of older adults in your community.Photo of an older white man smiling while looking at an iPad like device
The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is getting attention in Louisiana for providing valuable nutrition to older Louisiana residents. The American Society on Aging offers regular learning opportunities. Learn about and register for upcoming opportunities.
photo of a road sign that says opportunity just ahead Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Program Grant Opportunity   From DNPAO:”This program aims to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk of chronic disease. Local, culturally tailored REACH programs work specifically among African American, Black, Hispanic, Latino, and Asian American, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, American Indian, and Alaska Native populations. Applications are due April 11, 2023.”  Learn more and apply.
Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium   Mark your calendars to join May 11 for the sixth Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium!   This free, all-day, virtual event will feature an engaging plenary, informative sessions, and a diverse array of topics addressing the most pressing mental health needs in older adults.   Who should attend? Public health practitioners, professionals in the aging network, mental health providers, health care professionals, and anyone interested in ensuring the mental health of older adults will find value. In partnership with the E4 Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Disparities in Aging, NCOA will be offering continuing education for several disciplines.   The symposium is brought to you by the National Council on Aging, the Administration for Community Living, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Watch your inbox for free registration in mid-March!

The Network Connection – Newsletter

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Collaborative Partners Information Request!

Good morning collaborative partners. I am looking for information on who is currently providing Nursing Home Transition Services? Please email if you are currently providing these services.
Secondly, I am looking for information on collaborative partners that are providing services that when a senior calls or those with disabilities into your organization, they would receive a call back from a peer that is also a senior or a peer with a disability? Again, please email to let me know.


Nicki Habecker
PA Link Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon Counties

PA Link Lebanon County Partner Meeting 2-3-23 at 8:30 am

Join our “Spotlight presenters” from The Arc of Lancaster Lebanon Maureen Westcott, Executive Director and Amy Fisher, Advocacy and Family Support

Via zoom on Feb. 3, 2023 at 8:30.

We will be inviting partners from Lebanon and Lancaster to participate.
They will provide an overview on The Arc of Lancaster Lebanon and a presentation for Life Course Tools.The Arc’s Facing Forward Program works with families of transition aged students (14-21) using the Charting the LifeCourse Framework to develop a vision for what a good life looks like and identify the path to get there by discussing goal setting, employment, independent living, waiver funding, natural and paid supports, social security, guardianship, financial planning, safety and security, and discussions among families about their successes and challenges. 
Nicki Habecker is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: PA Link ADRC Lebanon County Monthly Partner Meeting

Time: Feb 3, 2023 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)    

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Trauma and De-Escalation training

THIS MONTH’S NEWS From the Latino Connection team

THIS MONTH’S NEWS From the Latino Connection team
Pennsylvania’s 3rd Annual Latino Health Summit: April 6–8, 2023
3rd Annual Latino Health Summit
SAVE THE DATE! We are excited to announce the 3rd Annual Pennsylvania Latino Health Summit will take place at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Reading, PA, Berks County, from April 6-8, 2023.Exercise Activities, Healthy Cooking Demos, Interactive Activities, Workshops Important Discussions, Celebrity Speakers, Resources and Giveaways, and so much MORE!
Join us for Pennsylvania's 3rd Annual Latino Health Summit: April 6-8, 2023 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Reading, PA
CALL FOR SPEAKERS! There are plenaries and speaking opportunities, networking, and breakout sessions and we welcome all abstracts, presentations, and workshops. Submit your abstracts now »

CALL FOR SPONSORS! We’re looking to make LHS 2023 bigger and bolder than ever before. We are seeking knowledgeable and passionate speakers to lead important conversations, and in order to do so, we also need the support of sponsorships. For more information, please contact Mary Oliveira today.
SAVE THE DATE! Adelante Health & Wellness Expo will take place on the last day of the Latino Health Summit on April 8, 2023.

Get access to wellness workshops, fitness activities, healthy food demos, health screenings, dental assessments, and more! Admission is FREE and open to the public!
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This January, we raise awareness for
Thyroid Awareness MonthThe thyroid is a small gland responsible for producing hormones that play a crucial role in many of the body’s systems — from cells and tissues, to organs like the heart, brain, liver, and kidneys and dysfunction occurs when the thyroid produces either too much or too little thyroid hormone. ⁣Diagnoses can be accomplished with simple blood tests. The most common are cold hands and feet, dry skin, and unexplained weight gain. ⁣All of these can indicate hypothyroidism (not enough hormone being produced). Conversely, diarrhea and unexplained weight loss can be a sign of hyperthyroidism (too much hormone).⁣⁣If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, this is the perfect time to ask your doctor if you should be tested.Cervical Health Awareness MonthCervical health is one aspect of health that many women neglect throughout their lives. By becoming more knowledgeable about this, women can detect any health issues at an early stage and get access to the best treatment.⁣It is estimated that over 13,000 females suffer from cervical cancer in the U.S. each year. Fortunately, cervical cancer can be easily prevented through vaccination and early detection.⁣The disease is preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening. Learn more »
 Healthy New Year RecipesSponsored by Highmark Wholecare!Kick off the new year with four easy, quick and healthy snack recipes to help you start your healthy journey.

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Healthy Recipeof the Month
Ingredients1 lb. salmon fillet1 Tbsp. Olive oil1 tsp. Diced garlic1/4 c. white wine1 c. chopped asparagus1 1/2 c. chicken stock1/2 tsp. Dried dill1/4 tsp. Salt3/4 c. dry orzo pasta1/2 lemon, juiced1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved2 Tbsp. Grated ParmesanInstructionsArrange the salmon skin-side down. Gently feel the surface of the meat until you find the ends of the pin-bones. Slice the fillet of salmon into 3 or 4 pieces. With kitchen tweezers, pluck each pin-bone from the fillet. Continue until all pin-bones are removed. Season both sides of the fish with salt and pepper.Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange the salmon, skin side down, in the pan. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the sides of the fillets are opaque. Using a fish spatula, turn the fillets over. Cook for an additional 3 minutes, or until the fish reaches your desired oneness. Remove the fillets from the pan and set aside.Add the chopped garlic to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Add the white wine and, using your spatula, scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the chicken stock, dill, salt and orzo and bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.Add the asparagus to the skillet and give it a quick stir. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes or until orzo pasta is tender.Add the lemon juice, tomatoes and Parmesan to the cooked pasta and stir. Cover and cook for 2 more minutes. Return the salmon fillets to the pan.Slice the remaining half of the lemon into wedges and serve the salmon and orzo with lemon wedges on the side.

PA CARES Meeting

How AAAs and Title VI Programs Support Kinship/Grandfamilies Webinar

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Webinar: How AAAs and Title VI Programs Support Kinship/Grandfamilies

January 11, 2023 | 2-3:30 PM ET

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Join the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network and USAging for “The Important Role of Area Agencies on Aging and Title VI Native American Aging Programs in Serving Kinship/Grandfamilies: Research, Resources, and Strategies for Success.”

Over 2.6 million U.S. children are raised by grandparents, other relatives, or close family friends. Many AAAs and Title VI programs provide a variety of supportive services for kinship families and grandfamilies.

During this webinar, participants will:Learn about a new research report that documents how AAAs and Title VI programs are helping these families.Hear from representatives of AAAs about their successes in serving kinship families and grandfamilies and why it’s important to develop and sustain programs to support these families.Learn about professional resources available from the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center, led by Generations United.For questions, please contact

 Funded by ACL, the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network helps government agencies and nonprofits in states, tribes, and territories work across boundaries to improve supports and services for families in which grandparents, other relatives, or close family friends are raising 

Advancing independence, integration, and inclusion throughout lifePlease do not respond to this e-mail. Contact the Administration for Community Living.

Ethics of Being an Educated LGBTQ Ally