Hickory – The Catawba Council on Aging will host an Aging Well with Nutrition program on Monday, July 15, at 2:00 PM. The event will take place at the West Hickory Senior Center, located at 400 17th St SW, Hickory.  During the one-hour program, participants will learn about essential topics crucial for maintaining strength, vitality, and overall well-being as they age.

Led by Heather Casey, MS, RD, LDN, an experienced Registered Dietitian and Health Coach, the program will highlight the following topics:

The Importance of Hydration: Learn about age-related changes in thirst perception, and the significance of adequate water intake for cognitive function, joint health, digestion, and overall vitality.

Preserving Muscle Mass: Understand the critical role of muscle mass in maintaining strength, mobility, and independence in later years.

Managing Weight for Wellness: Navigate the complexities of weight management in the context of aging.  Explore the factors contributing to weight changes in seniors, including metabolic shifts, lifestyle factors, and dietary choices.

The Power of Protein: Uncover the significance of protein in promoting muscle health, satiety, and overall nutritional adequacy in older adults.  Learn how protein needs change as we age, common dietary sources of high-quality protein, and strategies for optimizing protein intake within daily meals and snacks.

There will be a time for questions. Registration is required to participate. Individuals can contact the Council on Aging at 828-328-2269 to register for the program or to ask any questions.

The Catawba Council on Aging is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide a focal point for aging resources, as well as opportunities designed to extend independent living and enrich the quality of life for Catawba County’s older adults. For more information about the Catawba Council on Aging or to learn more about programs at the West Hickory Senior Center, call 828-328-2269.