“Meat and Potatoes Generation” Opens Mind – and Mouths – to Vegan Cuisine

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September 23, 2011

Who:      Seniors welcome national food expert, PBS contributor and author Neal Barnard, M.D.

What:     Lecture and cooking demonstration highlights vegan diet’s effect on diabetes, pain, inflammatory disease, memory and cancer. Tasting  menu features fruit and kale smoothies, chocolate orange cake, buffalo tofu bites, eggplant napoleons and more.

When:    Monday,  September 26, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:   Asbury Methodist Village, Rosborough Cultural Arts and Wellness Center Theatre – Gaithersburg, Md.

BACKGROUND: Dr. Barnard’s dynamic presentation is part of Asbury Methodist Village’s ongoing commitment to exploring all aspects of healthy living – including the ability of certain foods to reverse conditions related to aging. Last year, community residents embraced this goal with the addition of meatless Mondays in their dining venues. Dr. Barnard has been an investigator on several clinical trials studying the effects of a vegan diet on health, including type 2 diabetes. The author of eight books on diet and disease, he is currently finalizing research on foods that fight Alzheimer’s disease.

For more information about Dr. Barnard, visit his web site at www.nealbarnard.org. This event is presented by the Asbury Foundation, which raises money to support innovative programs and services that enhance living at Asbury Methodist Village and other Asbury communities.

Asbury Methodist Village is a CARF-CCAC and EAGLE-accredited continuing care retirement community that is part of Asbury Communities, Inc., which provides management and support services for a system of continuing care retirement communities for older adults.  Asbury Communities is ranked by the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) and Ziegler Capital Markets Group’s AZ 100 as the 15th largest not-for-profit multi-site senior living organization in the country.  Asbury Methodist Village is also a member of LifeSpan Network.


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