“Superfood for Super Seniors” Event on August 13 Headlines Wellness Month Initiative in August at Waterford Terrace in La Mesa 

“Superfood for Super Seniors” Event on August 13 Headlines Wellness Month Initiative in August at Waterford Terrace in La Mesa 

Wellness Month


Event is Free, Open to the Public and Will Feature Nutritionist Speaker, Healthy Cooking Demonstrations and Lunch, Farmers Market and Food Drive for Feeding America San Diego 

LA MESA, CA (July 28, 2015) – As Americans of all ages continue to discover the positive impact of healthy eating on daily living, seniors in La Mesa, CA are invited to a “Superfood for Super Seniors Event” on Thurs. August 13, to learn more about the ways that certain foods can improve their overall wellness. The event will be held at Waterford Terrace, an independent senior living community in La Mesa, and is just one element of the community’s annual Wellness Month initiative. Held every August, Wellness Month empowers residents and local seniors to “Get Informed, Get Fit, Get Restored & Give Back” through numerous wellness-focused activities, inspirational events and advice from informative, expert speakers.

The Superfood for Super Seniors Event, which will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature:

  • 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.: On-site Farmers Market showcasing a variety of locally sourced foods.
  • 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Food drive benefitting Feeding America San Diego. Admission to the aforementioned Farmers Market is free with the donation of a canned good. Most needed items include peanut butter, nuts, canned fish or chicken white meat, canned fruits in natural juices or dried fruit with no added sugar, canned chicken, tomato or vegetable soup, and wholegrain oatmeal or cereal.
  • 10:00 a.m.: Feeding America San Diego presentation featuring Kelcy Ellis, speaking on nutrition.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Healthy cooking demonstration by Joe Costa, executive chef at Waterford Terrace, who will create fresh fruit smoothies from our Farmers Market to share with residents and guests.
  • 11:30 a.m.: Superfood lunch, created by Chef Joe Costa, featuring soup and salad bar, Mushroom-stuffed Chicken with Walnut Brandy Sauce served on fresh Mustard Greens with Yellow Squash, fresh baked bread, and Cheesecake with Seasonal Fresh Berries. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (619) 471-1698 or emailing WaterfordTerrace@sunshineret.com.

“Eating well is important for everyone at all ages, yet as we mature it becomes increasingly beneficial to incorporate nutrient-rich foods into our diet to promote a variety of health benefits,” said Denise Park, director of wellness for Sunshine Retirement Living, operators of Waterford Terrace and 20 other retirement communities in the United States. “When you combine healthy eating with ample exercise, plenty of sleep, and a positive environment, research demonstrates that seniors can enjoy longer and more active lives. Each of our events, including our Wellness Month ‘Superfood for Seniors’ event, are geared toward educating and empowering seniors to seek out the best options to live the healthiest lives possible.”

Additional Wellness Month activities in August at Waterford Terrace that are open to the public include:

  • Get Informed: Tour City Organic Nursery with Farmer Bill on August 12 and Dine & Dialogue with Assembly Women Shirley Weber on August 28
  • Get Fit: Tai Chi Taught by Su Fung on August 21 and Decades of Dance at Balboa Park Club Ballroom on August 29
  • Get Restored:  Flu Shots at Walgreens on August 31
  • Give Back: Join Waterford’s month-long Food Drive Benefitting Feed America August 1-31

Local seniors interested in attending these events can access a calendar online at www.WaterfordTerrace.com, request a copy via email or mail, or stop by for more information.

“At Waterford Terrace, our primary focus is to offer a welcoming and safe environment for our residents and one that helps sustain health and wellness from multiple aspects,” said Ken Rorabaugh, general manager of Waterford Terrace. “Here, we take healthy eating very seriously and ensure that the meals we serve are created to help our residents thrive and feel great. We hope that our Superfood Faire as well as the other wellness events we have planned in August, will help other seniors in and around La Mesa learn more about the simple ways they can become healthier and happier too.”

Waterford Terrace is located at 5580 Aztec Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942. For more information, contact us at (619) 471-1698 or visit www.WaterfordTerrace.com, or email WaterfordTerrace@sunshineret.com.

About Waterford Terrace

Located in scenic San Diego just nine miles from downtown, Waterford Terrace is an all-inclusive, independent living retirement community for today’s retirees. The pet-friendly community offers beautifully appointed floor plans, including studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, all with patios or balconies to enjoy the Southern CA lifestyle. Residents at Waterford Terrace enjoy three, chef-prepared meals each day, a robust wellness program, free transportation, on-call apartment maintenance and weekly housekeeping, an extensive activity calendar, a resident Travel Program, and convenient resident-only services including on-site beauty salon, computer center, library and fitness room. For more information, visit www.WaterfordTerrace.com or connect with us socially.

About Sunshine Retirement Living

Based in Bend, OR Sunshine Retirement Living manages 20 retirement communities in eight states, offering senior apartments, independent living, assisted living and memory care. A family-owned business with 20 years in the senior housing industry, Sunshine Retirement Living’s mission is to be the preferred senior living provider offering value, choice and independence while promoting health and social interaction that exceeds residents’ expectations and enriches the lives of both residents and staff. By providing meals, housekeeping, activities, transportation, utilities and in-house management staff, Sunshine Retirement Living continues to build an unparalleled community feeling in each property. For more information, visit www.SunshineRet.com or connect with us socially.

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