Nutrition and Wellness for Seniors
There is much wisdom to be learned from people who live vibrant long lives with little disease. Reading scientific articles and books about populations that have enjoyed optimal health and longevity has had a profound influence on my teaching.
I highly recommend reading the Blue Zones books by Dan Buettner, The Okinawa Program and the Okinawa Diet Plan by Drs. Bradley and Craig Wilcox and Makoto Suzuki, Healthy at 100 by John Robins, and The China Study by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M Campbell.
I have been giving presentations at senior centers for over 11 years. I enjoy working with this population. They are kind, generous, and patient.
Senior Centers I have worked with:
Sullivan Sr. Center (CT)
Healthy Aging Association Meetings:
I have given presentations at Massachusetts Association on Councils of Aging Annual Meetings each year since 2011.
In October 2019, I will present, “Nutrition Boosters and Busters for Longevity,” at the International Council on Active Aging Conference in Florida.
Here's what seniors have said about my seminars:
"...She's wonderful. Well versed, able to answer any questions. She's outstanding. Tricia's workshops are always good. Loved the hands on learning. Fabulous. Perfect! Lots of great info. Fun and informative. I learned so much. Excellent information. Eye-opening. Great as usual!!! Outstanding- double session next year. Amazing. Knows the material well and is passionate about it. Great handouts." Attendees, Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging Annual Conference, 2016
“Loved the olive oil tasting. Handouts are great. Excellent presentation! I enjoyed all parts of the lecture. Presenter was well informed and handled the group well.” Attendees Merrimac Council on Aging, 2016
Inspirational. The lecture and slides were excellent. Tricia Silverman is very organized and a good speaker. She knows her stuff and better yet can explain what she knows. I loved it all.
- Attendees, Edgartown Council on Aging, 2014
“Solid Advice, Well Presented.” Attendee, Ludlow Council on Aging, 2014
“It was excellent. Loved it all. Very informative. Enjoyed the whole thing.” Attendees, Kennedy Center Quincy, 2014
“Tricia was very knowledgeable. Topic was excellent. It was all very valuable. Speaker was very enthusiastic in her presentation. Excellent speaker.” Attendees, Tewksbury Senior Center 2014
Tricia's presentation was excellent. Covered a lot of material in a small amount of time- very understandable. Good use of props. I have been to a lot of talks. This has been one of the best.” Sterling Senior Center, 2014
Healthy Aging Course Instruction
Since 2012, I have been teaching Healthy Aging: Nutrition Strategies for Optimal Longevity for Northeastern University’s online Master’s in Applied Nutrition program. I also wrote the manual for and lead the Active Aging Nutrition Certification at SCW Education Company’s Fitness Conferences all over the country!
William Cobham, of the Cambridge Council on Aging.