Date: June 27, 2016
Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
Providence ElderPlace Milwaukie
10330 SE 32nd Ave, Suite 110
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Topic: Meal Planning for Diabetes: Why moderate carb intake? What foods affect blood sugar? Are “sugar free foods” all they are cracked up to be? Could you reframe purchasing of “separate” foods for diabetics (often desserts)? At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: Identify the relationship between carbohydrates and blood sugar; Define carbohydrate counting; Determine the grams of carbohydrate in foods when using the nutritional food label and other carbohydrate-counting tools
Speaker: Meredith Kleinhenz graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics. She has been a registered dietitian for 15 years and is a Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition. She has been with Providence ElderPlace for over nine years, where she is blessed to be part of an outstanding interdisciplinary care team. She has a passion for sharing practical nutrition information with participants and caregivers alike.
Host: Providence ElderPlace is a comprehensive care model that provides and coordinates medical and social services for frail seniors. Care and services are provided by a team of geriatric and/or palliative care experts. The patient (and/or their guardian or loved ones) is the central member of the team for a truly customized care program. The team is interdisciplinary in order that a person’s physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs and desires can be addressed.
Our comprehensive care helps keep older adults be as healthy as possible and living in the community for as long as possible. ElderPlace is a PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) care model, a nationwide and federally recognized program that is widely viewed as enhancing the quality of life for frail seniors.
Ample parking is available in the front of the Building.