Are you interested in finding out what types of activities in nutrition are going on around town relating to local Sacramento and Davis area nutrition and health lifestyles changes? One activity is the Retiree Center’s Healthy ’til 100 and Beyond Wellness Challenge is set to begin today (Jan. 22) and run through May 3. Retirees and active employees of UC Davis alike are invited to participate, free of charge. See the UC Davis: Retiree Center.
Healthy ’til 100, which began last year, challenges people to make at least one healthy lifestyle change for 100 days. The idea is this: If you can adopt a habit for 100 days, it is likely that you can keep it up for a lifetime. What if you never retired from UC Davis or are not an employee? You might check out some other activities related to nutrition in Davis and the Sacramento area.
For example, you can check out the Davis Senior Center’s many classes related to health and/or nutrition. You don’t have to have retired from UC Davis or anyplace else as the Davis Senior Center is run by the city of Davis. Just register for any classes offered and show up there. For more information, contact the Senior Center at (530) 757-5696.
For UC Davis retirees and emeriti, Healthy ’til 100 promoters say, “Don’t stop with just one change. The more healthy habits you adopt, the better your chances of enjoying retirement free of chronic ailments, and the more likely you are to reach or exceed that 100-year milestone.” The Healthy ’til 100 and Beyond Wellness Challenge is cosponsored by Campus Recreation, the Academic and Staff Assistance Program, Safety Services, Sports Medicine and WorkLife.
People who successfully complete the challenge will be eligible to win incentive prizes, including class and quarter passes to the Activities and Recreation Center, and fitness evaluations by the UC Davis Sports Performance Program. Departments are encouraged to develop their own mini-challenges with incentives for those who complete the challenge. Participants also are encouraged to find challenge buddies, or to form small groups for support and encouragement.
Registration and more information, including 100 healthy habits and a tracking chart (both downloadable).
For those in Davis that are not retirees of UC Davis, the city offers so many classes in nutrition and physical fitness, from luncheons to fusion belly dancing, line dancing, exercise routines, golf, and Feldenkrais®. Check out the lunch program.
Elderly Nutrition Program
Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m.
The Elderly Nutrition Program (ENP), in partnership with the Davis Senior Center, provides both an on-site meal in its Friendship Café, as well as the Meals on Wheels (MOW) delivery service to homebound adults in the community. The Senior Center’s shared goal is to assist in maintaining the independence of older adults through improved nutrition and social interaction by serving nutritious meals that provide 1/3 of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for healthy adults over 60 years of age.
Monthly menus are planned with your health in mind and include good sources of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, fiber, and are low in fat and salt. Menus are available at the Davis Senior Center, or can be found in the Senior Scene newsletter. Special events and nutrition education lectures are also periodically planned throughout the year.
For meal reservations, please call (530) 757-5541 no later than noon prior to the day you are planning to attend. For meal cancellations, please call at least 24 hours in advance, when possible. This enables the program staff to provide the meal to an alternate diner, and prevents excessive food waste.
Suggested donation is $3.00 for adults, 60 years and over, and $7.00 for guests under age 60, unless accompanied by a senior spouse. For more information about the Elderly Nutrition Program or to sign up for MOW delivery service, please call the Davis ENP Site Manager at (530) 757-5541, or the main ENP Administrative Office located in Woodland at (530) 662-7035.
“EFAP” Government Commodities Program
Third Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m.
The Yolo County Food Bank offers a Federal Food Distribution program at the Davis Senior Center on the third Wednesday of each month, which provides food items such as peanut butter, meats, canned goods, seasonal items, and other foods to qualified families and individuals. Food items vary and supplies are subject to change. For more information on income and other eligibility criteria, please call the Yolo County Food Bank at (530) 668-0690 or (800) 621-3086.
Yolo County Food Bank/Grocery Surplus
Drop-in basis only
Periodically, the Davis Senior Center receives food donations from the Yolo County Food Bank and local grocery stores that are provided to its participants at no charge. These items are available on a first come, first served basis, and are only available on a drop-in basis when deliveries are made.
Special Topic Lectures/Discussions
Times & Days Vary
Nutrition Education Lectures and Discussion Groups are featured seasonally at the Davis Senior Center. For an up-to-date listing of upcoming events, please call the Senior Center office at 757-5696, or download the most recent issue of our Senior Scene newsletter.