“Superfood for Super Seniors” Event on August 13 Headlines Wellness Month Initiative in August at Garden Way Retirement Community in Eugene

“Superfood for Super Seniors” Event on August 13 Headlines Wellness Month Initiative in August at Garden Way Retirement Community in Eugene

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 Food for Lane County

EUGENE, OR (August 4, 2015) – As Americans of all ages continue to discover the positive impact of healthy eating on daily living, seniors in Eugene, OR 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 Garden Way Retirement Community, an all-inclusive, independent living community in Eugene offering an array of amenities focused on healthy living, 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 9:00 a.m to 2 p.m will feature:
• 9:00 a.m – 1 p.m : Healthy Food drive benefitting Food for Lane County. 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 – 1:00 p.m : On-site Superfood Farmers Market sponsored by The Kiva.
• 10:00 a.m : Ellen Syverson, MPH, CHES, NTP, Pathways for Health, Holistic and Nutritional Counseling and Therapy, will discuss healthy eating strategies for seniors.
• 11:00 a.m : Healthy cooking demonstration by Martin Hernandez, executive chef at Garden Way, using Superfoods that are healthy and taste good too!
• 11:30 a.m : Superfood “Eat & Greet” lunch, created by Chef Hernandez, featuring delicious, healthy evening meal recipes using Superfoods. The menu includes The menu includes a signature “Garden Way Bowl” with organic kale and brown rice, quinoa, corn, black beans, Garbanzo beans and grilled chicken breast, with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Dessert features the delicious Garden Way Yum Bar, with nuts, dried fruit and sunflower seeds. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (541) 228-9819 or emailing GardenWay@SunshineRet.com.
• 1:00 p.m : Super Senior Crowning where Garden Way residents will choose by ballot their favorite super healthy senior!
• 1:30 p.m : Food Donation Raffle Winner Announcement

“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 Garden Way that are open to the public include:

• Get Informed: Various fitness and health seminars throughout the month and a Mini Health Fair on August 14
• Get Fit: Dance and fitness classes and challenges throughout the month
• Get Restored: Several social gatherings and entertainers including Strings of Glory and the Frank and Deano Show.
• Give Back: Join Garden Way’s month-long Food Drive for Food for Lane County, and a month-long school supplies drive for disadvantaged children, August 1-31.

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

“At Garden Way, 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 Terry Powell, manager of Garden Way. “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 Eugene to learn more about the simple ways they can become healthier and happier too.”

Garden Way is located at 175 South Garden Way, Eugene, OR 97041. For more information, contact us at (541) 228-9819 or visit www.GardenWayRet.com
or email GardenWay@SunshineRet.com.

About Garden Way Retirement Community

Located in the heart of Eugene, OR Garden Way is an all-inclusive, luxurious retirement community for today’s retirees. The award-winning retirement community offers studio alcoves, one- and two-bedroom, two-bath apartment suites. It is managed by a dedicated team of managers including Jim and Terrie Powell, who opened Garden Way over four years ago. The carefree lifestyle includes three, chef-prepared meals served restaurant-style in a beautiful and bright dining room, a robust wellness program including yoga and Zumba classes, free transportation seven days a week, on-site beauty salon, common area Wi-Fi, movie theater, grandchildren’s playroom, massage and wellness center, and more. For more information, call (541) 228-9819 or visit www.GardenWayRet.com or connect with us socially at www.facebook.com/GardenWayRet.

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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