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Letter: Good Nutrition Program At The Senior Center

I am a member of the Glen Cove Senior Center and would like to share my thoughts on our wonderful nutrition program. We always have a choice of a hot or cold tasty lunch served by friendly staff and generous volunteers. The variety of food and cultures that are incorporated into the program make it a very colorful and enjoyable experience. The nutritious meals have helped lower my blood pressure and cholesterol. In addition, my weight is under control and I am confident that I have the proper nutrients I need to keep me healthy. After having lunch at the center, I no longer need to eat between meals. But just as importantly, I love the opportunity to socialize with friends.

The center encourages suggestions and comments so that the program is responsive to our needs and interests. We have monthly nutrition presentations through Cornell Cooperative Extension and the North Shore Health System of Glen Cove to educate and reinforce healthy eating.

It is very important that we have a good nutrition program that will help our seniors maintain a healthy lifestyle. The lunch program at the senior center has been a great asset to me and other seniors in our community and I would strongly encourage fellow seniors to come and join us for lunch and discover a new healthy way of eating.

Shirley Pinckney