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Food for Thought

Logo of Food For Thought, an initiative of the Department of Aging.

The Baltimore County Department of Aging's Initiative for 2015 is called Food for Thought . We have developed a number of programs that incorporate this theme, which will help you learn more about food, nutrition and hunger issues in Baltimore County. 

Caregiver Conference

The Department of Aging is sponsoring a Caregivers Mini-Conference for family caregivers of older adults, “Becoming a Resilient Caregiver: Nourishing Body and Mind”. The conference will be held Saturday, April 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Bykota Senior Center, 611 Central Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204.

Guest speakers include:

  • Lisa Coleman, MS, RD, LDN, In-Store Nutritionist, Giant Foods: Quick Cooking Demonstration and Tips for Healthy Living
  • AARP- Maryland, Caregivers Division: Stress Reducing Resources Online and in your Community
  • Baltimore County Department of Aging Staff Panel of Experts: Helpful Programs and Services

Continental breakfast will be provided. No registration is required. For more information, call 410-887-4724.

Senior Solutions Conference

The Baltimore County Department of Aging’s Senior Solutions Conference – Turning the Tables on Senior Hunger – will take place on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hunt Valley Inn. We are excited to provide a conference full of internationally and nationally recognized speakers to inform you on the latest trends in nutrition, resources to assist with senior food insecurities and the direct relationship between food and illness.

Complete information is available in the conference brochure (PDF) for your review. Some of the highlights of the conference include the following:

  • Christina Pirello, MFN, PBS Chef and instructor at the Christina Pirello School of Natural Cooking and Integrative Health Studies in Philadelphia. Ms. Pirello’s personal story of healing herself through whole foods from acute stages of cancer will touch your heart and your mind with action steps for the future.
  • Joel Fuhrman, M.D., Research Director at the Nutritional Research Foundation in New Jersey is the founder of Nutritarian eating. He has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Today Show along with nine books on the New York Times best seller list.
  • Elizabeth Johnson, Ph.D. from the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging in Boston, will discuss the modifications needed for MyPlate for older adults.
  • Hiram Lopez-Landin from the AARP Foundation will detail the latest in statistics illustrating the growing issue of food insecurities with seniors.

Five social work CEUs are available for the conference. Space is limited so it is encouraged that you forward your registration and payment as soon as possible. The early registration rate of $60 ends April 10, 2015.

Checks payable to Baltimore County Department of Aging should be mailed to the following:

BCDA
c/o Senior Solutions
611 Central Avenue, Room 306
Towson, Maryland 21204

If you have any questions, please email sponsorbcda@baltimorecountymd.gov or call 410-887-2002.

Helpful Resources

Learn more about the many ways you can participate in Food for Thought. Review the list of resources and opportunities below.

Revised March 27, 2015

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