Nutrition at the heart of fifth Ageing Well event

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Date: 12th Jun 2018

Buckinghamshire New University is holding its fifth annual Ageing Well community event, focusing this year on the importance of good nutrition to staying healthy.

The event, at the University’s campus in Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, from 9.30am-4.30pm on Saturday 23 June includes workshops and expert speakers.

Dr Maria Konstantaki, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science, said: “We are once again anticipating a busy and informative day.

“This year’s focus on nutrition will reflect on the essential role it plays in ensuring good health.

“We will also highlight how eating the wrong types of food, or inadequate or excessive amounts of food, can lead to certain diseases or conditions.”
Ageing Well community eventThe event is organised with Movers & Shakers, which works with older people, and the Paradigm Foundation, and its aims are:

Educate older people, practitioners, students and community stakeholders;

Provide a platform for the local community to showcase Movers & Shakers’ exercise and other healthy initiatives;

Offer free health and fitness 'MOTs' to the local community;

Offer a healthy lunch and a forum for exchange of ideas.

Themes and speakers

Fad diets, diabetes and obesity - Ana Wojcik, registered nutritionist and diabetes consultant;

Malnutrition and dehydration in older people - Emma Sherington, registered dietician;

Nutrition case study: how I turned my life around after a transient ischaemic attack (TIA), otherwise known as a mini stroke - Ray Willams MBA, former chair of Wycombe 50 Plus Club and a Bucks alumnus.

Email maria.konstantaki@bucks.ac.uk for more information or book a place at www.store.bucks.ac.uk. Entry, £10, includes lunch and refreshments.

Picture caption: A previous Ageing Well community event.

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