Chloe Schwabe, the Environmental Health Program Manager for the the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program sent the following information about an opportunity to join an upcoming webinar on healthy aging:
"In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." -From the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy
While growing up, my grandparents told me to eat my vegetables and made sure I exercised. We know that diet and exercise are still important. But some of the foods we eat and toxic chemicals in our homes and neighborhoods, might actually contribute to chronic diseases later in life.
Join us for a webinar on healthy aging on May 23rd at 2pm Eastern Time with Dr. Ted Schettler of the Science Environmental Health Network and Ms. Maria Valenti of the Collaborative on Health and Environment. We will discuss how different environmental factors such as the food, built, chemical, natural, social, and economic environments can influence the risk of chronic diseases including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases- and why this is an issue of faith. Ms. Valenti and Dr. Schettler coauthored the report Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging. Click here to sign up.
The good news is that there are things we can do throughout our lifetime to improve our health whether we are seven or seventy-five. For the choices we make as individuals, communities, and as a nation can have implications for the people on God’s Earth today and seven generations from now.While this presentation is best experienced via computer, you can still participate via telephone if you don't have a computer and internet. If you have never participated in a webinar before- don’t worry – we will share instructions for those who are new to webinars and you can reach out to me with any questions. Join us by registering here.
In God’s Peace,
PS: Check out our newest education, action, and worship resource on healthy aging entitled Healthy Aging for an Abundant Life.