UofL Optimal Aging Month continues with cooking demo, walks


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging’s Optimal Aging Month continues this week with a healthy cooking demo and participation in community walks.

    The institute will host a healthy eating demonstration at Aposento Alto Food Pantry, 2093 Midland Trail in Simpsonville, at 4:45 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11. The program will feature information, recipes and demonstrations on ways to make healthy eating fun and flavorful for the entire family.

    On Saturday, Sept. 12, the institute will participate in two community walks: the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s and the Kentuckian Rural Diabetes Coalition Community Walks.

    The Walk to End Alzheimer’s begins with registration and check-in at 8:30 a.m. at the Great Lawn at Waterfront Park in Downtown Louisville, 231 Witherspoon St. For information and to register, visit the Walk to End Alzheimer’s website.

    The Kentuckian Rural Diabetes Coalition Walks will take place at several venues: Clear Creek Park in Shelby County; Shepherdsville City Park in Bullitt County; and Henry County Recreational Park. Registration and check-in will be at 9:30 a.m. with the walks getting underway at 10 a.m. For information, visit the coalition’s Community Walks website.

    For information about Optimal Aging Month and the Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging, contact the institute at 502-852-5629.

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