Macon County Public Health will celebrate Public Health Month by sponsoring a free Healthy Aging educational series during the month of April. “Just for the Health of It” will provide a free opportunity for individuals approaching middle age or beyond to learn more about ways to expand their years of healthy life and enjoy the benefits of developing healthier habits.
The first series of programs will be held on Thursday, April 2nd. Beginning at 4 p.m., Registered Dietitian Jessi Bassett, RD, LDN will present a program on the optimal use of vitamins and supplements. At 5 p.m. local chef Jerri Fifer will provide samples of “power foods” to incorporate into your diet. She’ll also provide recipes and demonstrations about healthy preparations. From 6 to 7 p.m., local OB-GYN, Dr. Carole Peterson will provide information about menopause, hormone replacement therapy, and thyroid health.