Lunalilo Home is pleased to present the Mālama I Nā Kūpuna Caregiver Workshop Series– a special caregiver support series for Lunalilo Home’s ÿohana and caregiving community to enhance skills in providing respectful, loving, and quality care for kupuna (elders).
Healthy Eating- Local Style: Nutrition, Food & Special Diets for Kupuna
As elderly individuals continue to age, nutritional habits become more important and vital to their overall health than ever before. When the elderly eat nutritious meals, they can maintain sharp minds and alertness, increase their energy levels, and increase their overall lifespans. On the other hand, kupuna can also face challenges when trying to maintain their nutrition; such as eating the appropriate foods for health conditions (diabetes, heart disease, renal disease), preparing appropriate consistency or textured food for disphagia, or eating the wrong types of foods by accident.
Come and learn more about how to prepare nutritional and delicious meals to meet the specific dietary needs of elders, and how to modify local favorite recipes to ensure kupuna can continue to enjoy their favorite foods.
Guest Presenter: Terry Leong, Licensed Registered Dietition
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Time: 10 am – 11:30 am