Successful Aging Series Featuring Nutrition for Seniors


Successful Aging Series Featuring Nutrition for Seniors

Traverse City, MI – May 10, 2016 Grand Traverse Pavilions will feature “Nutrition for Seniors” at its Successful Aging discussion on May 23 at 2:00 PM at Hawthorne Cottage on the Grand Traverse Pavilions Campus. Speakers Barbara Wunsch and Dr. Mark Jackson will discuss the nutrition needs of seniors and give advice on maintaining a healthy diet as you age. The American Academy of Family Physicians estimates 3.7 million seniors in the US are malnourished. As we age, our body and life change, and so does what we need to stay healthy. Changes in our home life, health, medicines, income, and sense of smell and taste may affect our interest in healthy eating and physical activity. Adding healthy habits to our daily routine can help keep us active and strong as we age.

Successful Aging is a quarterly learning series of discussions around senior living, caregiver support, health and wellness that affect our residents, their families, and our community at large. It’s free and open to the public, so join us for answers to common questions, meaningful advice, and a professional perspective on today’s issues.

Barbara Wunsch has worked as a registered dietician for Grand Traverse Pavilions for twenty years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Hawaii. She also owns a cherry and apple farm with her husband Joshua on Old Mission Peninsula. She started Peak Season CSA, a small fresh produce delivery business, 6 years ago.

Dr. Mark Jackson is the medical director for Grand Traverse Pavilions. A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Jackson has been practicing geriatric medicine in Traverse City for more than 20 years.